Gavin Brown was one of the greats of the game of  Australian rules footballer during the 1980s and 1990s. Brown was a hardworking and versatile player throughout his 13-year career at the Collingwood football club. His commitment to the club made him a fan favourite.

Brown quickly showed his true value as a tough and courageous footballer and a great man on and off the field. He played most of his career as a winger but could also drift to the backline to provide much-needed dash and speed. He earned the nickname “Rowdy” because of his quiet demeanour off the field.

In 1994, Brown was rewarded for his hard work with the captaincy and he played some of his best football. He gained his second All-Australian selection, and won his second Copeland Trophy, finishing equal with recruit Nathan Buckley.

Playing Career

1987 – 2000 Collingwood

Games

254

Goals

195

Playing Honours

  • 3x Collingwood Best & Fairest: 1989, 1994, 1997
  • 2x All-Australian team: 1991, 1994
  • Premiership Player: 1990
  • Collingwood Captain: 1994–1998
  • Wrecker Award: 1994, 1998
  • Australian Football Hall of Fame
  • Collingwood Hall of Fame
  • Collingwood Team of the Century – Interchange
  • 2x E. J. Whitten Medal: 1989, 1997
  • Victorian Captain: 1997

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