DOB: 22 January 1964
Debut: Round 6, 1984 against Geelong at MCG
Last MFC Game: Round 20, 1989 against Sydney at MCG
From: St. Peters
Number: 24 (1984-1989)
Under 19s Premiership player - 1983
Reserves Premiership player - 1984
Games: 80 (81 total)
A solid, competitive utility-defender, Bailey first appeared on the senior list in 1982 before making his debut two seasons later. He came from a successful junior pedigree, having played in eight premierships for St Peter's.
After as solid first season, he had disappointing 1985 and 1986 campaigns, before losing weight on a fitness program before 1987.
He is most famous for kicking the winning goal in the 1987 Panasonic Cup Final after taking a handpass from Peter Giles. He'd spent most of the night on the bench with sore ribs but recovered to be in the right place at the right time.
Bailey joined the Cats in 1990 but played just one match and before the end of the year was in the VFA playing for Sandringham. Bailey would feature in 81 games with the Zebras between 1990 and 1994, including two premierships, before returning to them as an assistant coach from 2000 to 2003.
He also wore number 53 in 1983 Reserves games.
Inside Football - 01/06/1987