Ross Brewer

Image DOB: 14 August 1953

Debut: Round 1, 1972 against Hawthorn at Glenferrie Oval
Last MFC Game: Round 15, 1978 against Carlton at Waverley

From: Bentleigh-McKinnon Youth Centre

Number: 27 1972-1973, 6 1974-1978

Best First Year Player - 1972
Leading Goalkicker - 1973, 1974, 1977
Under 19s premiership player - 1971

Games: 121 (174 total)
Goals: 196 (289 total)
Career Statistics

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The brother of former Collingwood full-forward Ian Brewer started his career more than a decade after his brother had ended his.

Graduating through the Fourths, then the Under 19's after one season Brewer played just seven Reserves games before making his senior debut, winning the Best First Year Player award and earning three Brownlow votes in his first season.

In an era when the Demons cried out for a champion full-forward, Brewer was often the closest they had despite his slight frame. He led the club goalkicking three times (despite missing the last three weeks of 1973 with glandular fever) and was renowned as a strong mark and a good kick.

Brewer moved to Collingwood in 1979 in exchange for John Dellamarta, Wayne Gordon, Phil Carman and cash. He played in their losing Grand Final sides of that year and 1981 amongst 47 games - his most famous moment in a Pies jumper was kicking the goal that won them a final against Fitzroy in 1981.

Made available for sale by the Pies after their failure to win the flag, he joined Richmond for $35,000 and played six more games before joining VFA club Sandringham.

Brewer kicked 151 goals in 34 matches with the Zebras including a 94 goal season in 1984. That year included a 15 goal haul against Dandenong, 12 against Coburg and 10 against Springvale. He captained their 1985 Premiership side before joining Waverley in 1986, where he remained until the end of 1987.

1972 17153
1973 18321
1974 22400
1975 14282
1976 18340
1977 19260
1978 13210


Some sources suggest he was part of the trade for Phil Carman.

Age - 16/08/1973
Canberra Times - 10/01/1979

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