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Mick Rea

Image DOB: 10 December 1956

Debut: Round 16, 1978 against Richmond at MCG
Last Game: Round 19, 1978 against North Melbourne at Arden Street

From: Edithvale-Aspendale

Number: 49 1978

Games: 3
Goals: 1
Career Statistics

WinsDrawsLossesWinning %
0030.0

Played Reserves in 1976 and 197, then in three losses for the Demons as a ruckman in 1978, before being dropped from the senior list in the 1979 pre-season.

He turned back interest from VFA sides to join West Perth in the WAFL, playing there until joining Perth in 1981. There he became one of the most dominant forwards in the competition, twice topping the league goalkicking and booting 100 goals in 1985 and 90 in 1986. He was Perth's leading goalkicker six times during the 80s.

In 1979 a relaxation lounge was opened for Melbourne players at the MCG. It was named the Sting Rea Bar because Rea had put so much effort into building it. The name acknowledged that his name was usually misprounounced as ‘Ray’.

YearGamesGoalsBrownlow
1978 310

Notes
Probably the Michael Rae who played Reserves in 1977.

Media
Inside Football - 08/03/1979
Inside Football - 19/04/1979
Age - 02/04/1979
Inside Football - 24/05/1979

Links
Australian Football profile
WAFL Footy Facts profile
Wikipedia profile

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