Brent Harvey

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Brent Harvey
Personal information
Full name Brent Harvey
Nickname(s) Boomer
Date of birth (1978-05-14) 14 May 1978 (age 36)
Place of birth Preston, Victoria
Original team Preston RSL / Northern Knights
Draft 47th overall, 1995
North Melbourne
Position(s) Midfield / Forward
Club information
Current club North Melbourne
Number 29
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1996– North Melbourne 378 (450)
Representative team honours
Years Team Games (Goals)
1999, 2008 Victoria (Australia) Victoria 2 (8)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of Round 16, 2014 season.
Career highlights
  • North Melbourne reserves premiership side 1996
  • North Melbourne night premiership side 1998
  • North Melbourne grand final side 1998
  • North Melbourne premiership side 1999
  • North Melbourne night grand final side 2000
  • E. J. Whitten Medal 1999
  • All-Australian 2000, 2005, 2007, 2008
  • International Rules 2000, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2008
  • International Rules captain 2008
  • Jim Stynes Medal 2003
  • Syd Barker Medal 2003, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2010
  • Brownlow Medal runner up 2007, 2000
  • Lou Richards Medal 2007, 2008
  • Herald Sun player of the year 2008
  • Archer-Hird Medal 2009, 2011
  • Played 350th AFL game 2013
  • North Melbourne Football Club Team of the Century

Brent "Boomer" Harvey (born 14 May 1978) is an Australian rules footballer with the North Melbourne Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL).

Drafted by the Kangaroos in the third round of the 1995 AFL Draft, he found himself in a premiership side in 1999, following an E. J. Whitten Medal victory playing for Victoria in the State of Origin series. He won the Syd Barker Medal in 2003, as well as the Jim Stynes Medal in the International rules series, captaining the Australian team in the 2008 International Rules Series.[1]

A highlight of his 2003 season was against Carlton at the Telstra Dome in Round 22. Playing in his 150th game, Harvey kicked three goals in the Roos record-breaking 124 point victory, giving Carlton its worst ever defeat.[2]

He is the only North Melbourne player to have played every game at Manuka Oval during North Melbourne's nine-year stint at the venue.

In 2007 Harvey polled 22 votes in the Brownlow Medal, finishing equal second and in 2008 Harvey polled 17 votes to finish in eighth place despite being one of the favourites to win the award in both years.[3][4]

In 2010, the week after a career-low five possession game against St Kilda, Harvey led North Melbourne to a 25-point win over West Coast Eagles with a career-best 44 disposals, along with 11 marks, six goal scoring assists and one goal. Harvey also almost kicked a candidate for goal of the year, taking seven bounces of the ball in a run from defence before hitting the post with his shot at goal.[5] In 2011, playing his 312th game, he broke Glenn Archer's all-time club record for games played.

His grandfather, Bill Harvey played two games for North Melbourne in 1948, and his brother Shane Harvey played 14 games for Essendon and North Melbourne between 2002 and 2004.

As of the end of the 2011 AFL season, Harvey is the only remaining player from North Melbourne's 1999 premiership winning team still playing in the AFL today, after Cameron Mooney's retirement from the AFL.

In Round 10 of the 2013 AFL season, Harvey played his 350th Career game, becoming the first North Melbourne player to do so. He kicked four goals in a performance that suggested his career was far from over. In August 2013 Harvey re-signed with North Melbourne for the 2014 season. In 370th game in Round 9, 2014 Harvey had 39 touches and in North's easy win over Brisbane

Statistics[edit]

Statistics are correct as end of round 17 season 2014[6]
Legend
 G  Goals  B  Behinds  K  Kicks  H  Handballs  D  Disposals  M  Marks  T  Tackles
Denotes seasons in which Harvey won an AFL Premiership
Led the league for the Season only*
Led the league after finals only*
Led the league after Season and Finals*

*10 games required to be eligible.


Season Team # Games G B K H D M T G B K H D M T
Totals Averages (per game)
1996 North Melbourne 29 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 1.0 0.0 0.0
1997 North Melbourne 29 17 10 8 105 54 159 26 9 0.6 0.5 6.2 3.2 9.4 1.5 0.5
1998 North Melbourne 29 23 32 20 209 89 298 44 31 1.4 0.9 9.1 3.9 13.0 1.9 1.3
1999 Kangaroos 29 23 24 14 273 112 385 66 28 1.0 0.6 11.9 4.9 16.7 2.9 1.2
2000 Kangaroos 29 25 35 32 375 160 535 107 50 1.4 1.3 15.0 6.4 21.4 4.3 2.0
2001 Kangaroos 29 20 17 19 338 172 510 75 29 0.9 1.0 16.9 8.6 25.5 3.8 1.5
2002 Kangaroos 29 20 30 12 296 133 429 65 45 1.5 0.6 14.8 6.7 21.5 3.3 2.3
2003 Kangaroos 29 21 28 20 314 137 451 94 38 1.3 1.0 15.0 6.5 21.5 4.5 1.8
2004 Kangaroos 29 21 30 13 218 117 335 71 37 1.4 0.6 10.4 5.6 16.0 3.4 1.8
2005 Kangaroos 29 23 23 17 325 188 513 108 49 1.0 0.7 14.1 8.2 22.3 4.7 2.1
2006 Kangaroos 29 22 17 11 335 195 530 121 46 0.8 0.5 15.2 8.9 24.1 5.5 2.1
2007 Kangaroos 29 25 36 17 351 243 594 116 53 1.4 0.7 14.0 9.7 23.8 4.6 2.1
2008 North Melbourne 29 23 25 19 339 230 569 110 54 1.1 0.8 14.7 10.0 24.7 4.8 2.3
2009 North Melbourne 29 15 12 8 193 142 335 62 31 0.8 0.5 12.9 9.5 22.3 4.1 2.1
2010 North Melbourne 29 22 25 22 313 234 547 92 63 1.1 1.0 14.2 10.6 24.9 4.2 2.9
2011 North Melbourne 29 22 31 25 304 188 492 80 59 1.4 1.1 13.8 8.5 22.4 3.6 2.7
2012 North Melbourne 29 23 35 9 285 235 520 99 47 1.5 0.4 12.4 10.2 22.6 4.3 2.0
2013 North Melbourne 29 16 19 9 210 175 385 75 43 1.2 0.6 13.1 10.9 24.1 4.7 2.7
2014 North Melbourne 29 16 21 17 236 188 424 80 50 1.3 1.1 14.8 11.8 26.5 5.0 3.1
Career 378 450 292 5019 2993 8012 1491 762 1.2 0.8 13.3 7.9 21.2 3.9 2.0

Honours and achievements[edit]

Brownlow Medal votes
Season Votes
1996
1997
1998 4
1999 6
2000 14
2001 16
2002 10
2003 16
2004 3
2005 11
2006 6
2007 22
2008 17
2009 9
2010 13
2011 8
2012 4
2013 9
Total 168
Key:
Green / Bold = Won

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Barry Hall and Dustin Fletcher
Australian International rules football team captain
2008
Succeeded by
Adam Goodes
Preceded by
Adam Simpson
North Melbourne Football Club captain
2009–2011
Succeeded by
Andrew Swallow
Awards
Preceded by
Rohan Smith
E. J. Whitten Medal
1999
Award retired
Preceded by
Adam Simpson
Syd Barker Medal
2003
Succeeded by
Brady Rawlings
Preceded by
Brady Rawlings
Syd Barker Medal
2005
Succeeded by
Brady Rawlings
Preceded by
Brady Rawlings
Syd Barker Medal
2007, 2008
Succeeded by
Andrew Swallow
Preceded by
Scott West
Lou Richards Medal
2007, 2008
Succeeded by
Gary Ablett, Jr.
Preceded by
Gary Ablett, Jr.
Herald Sun Player of the Year
2008
Succeeded by
Dane Swan
Preceded by
Mark McVeigh
Archer–Hird Medal
2009
Succeeded by
Jobe Watson
Preceded by
Andrew Swallow
Syd Barker Medal
2010
With: Brady Rawlings
Succeeded by
Daniel Wells & Andrew Swallow
Preceded by
Jobe Watson
Archer–Hird Medal
2011
Succeeded by
Brent Stanton