Bernie Harris

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Bernie Harris
Personal information
Full name Bernard Harris
Date of birth (1962-08-25) 25 August 1962 (age 52)
Original team Mortlake (HFL)
Height/Weight 175 cm / 70 kg
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1984-1986
1987-1990
1990
Total
Fitzroy
Brisbane Bears
St Kilda
046 0(60)
056 0(58)
005 00(0)
107 (118)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 1990 season.

Bernard 'Bernie' Harris (born 25 August 1962) is a former Australian rules footballer who played with Fitzroy, the Brisbane Bears and St Kilda in the Victorian/Australian Football League (VFL/AFL).

Harris joined his elder brother Leon at Fitzroy in 1984, having previously played in Mortlake. A rover, he kicked more than 20 goals in a season on four occasions during his league career. He received three Brownlow Medal votes for his four goals and 26 disposals in a win over Sydney at the SCG in 1985 and participated in the 1986 finals series with Fitzroy.[1]

In 1987 he was signed by Brisbane for their inaugural VFL season[2] and had the distinction of kicking the club's first ever goal. Harris kicked six goals in a game against St Kilda that year. He left Brisbane halfway through the 1990 season and saw out the year at St Kilda after they picked him up in the Mid-Season Draft.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bernie Harris". AFL Tables. 
  2. ^ The Age, "Short training run a giant step for Shaw", 24 March 1987, p. 55
  3. ^ Holmesby, Russell & Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia Of AFL Footballers. BAS Publishing. ISBN 978-1-920910-78-5.