Dean Brogan

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Dean Brogan
Dean Brogan Port Power.JPG
Personal information
Full name Dean Scott Brogan
Nickname(s) Brogs
Date of birth (1978-12-14) 14 December 1978 (age 35)
Original team South Adelaide (SANFL)
Height/Weight 201cm / 100kg
Position(s) Ruckman
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
Port Adelaide
Greater Western Sydney
174 (50)
019 0(3)
193 (53)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 2013 season.
Career highlights

Dean Scott Brogan (born 14 December 1978) is an Australian rules footballer currently playing for the Greater Western Sydney Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL), having previously played with the Port Adelaide Football Club.

Brogan is the younger brother of former Australian Opals player, Michelle.

NBL career[edit]

Adelaide 36ers career (1998–1999)[edit]

He attended the Australian Institute of Sport from 1996 to 1997,[1] before playing with the Adelaide 36ers in the National Basketball League (NBL). Brogan was part of the 36ers team that won the 1998 NBL championship over the South East Melbourne Magic. The following season he moved to play for the Newcastle Falcons and thus missed out on the 36ers back-to-back championships as his former team also won the 1998–99 NBL championship.

Following his season with the Falcons, Brogan decided to give up basketball to focus on Australian rules football.

AFL career[edit]

Port Adelaide (2001–2011)[edit]

Known as a solid ruckman, Brogan was signed by Port Adelaide and made his AFL debut in 2001. Under coach Mark Williams the Power became just that in the AFL and qualified for their first ever AFL Grand Final in 2004 where defeated three time defending champions the Brisbane Lions to win the 2004 Premiership in front of 77,671 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. As the team's starting ruckman Brogan became the first sportsman to win titles in both the NBL and AFL.

With the recurrent injuries and subsequent retirement of Matthew Primus between 2003 and 2005, Brogan's fine work in tandem with fellow Power and 2006 and 2007 All-Australian ruckman Brendon Lade continued to form an integral part of Port's hopes in the 2009 season before Lade's retirement at season's end. Brogan went on to win the Showdown medal in Round 6, 2009 for his best on ground effort against the Adelaide Crows in Showdown XXVI.[2] He was named as vice-captain of the club in the lead up to the 2010 season.

Greater Western Sydney (2012)[edit]

In June 2011, at the age of 32, Brogan announced his retirement from AFL football at the conclusion of the 2011 season. However, he later decided against retirement and was traded to the new expansion Greater Western Sydney Football Club.

Off field controversies[edit]

In 2006, Brogan was involved in an incident at Adelaide airport in which he punched Adelaide Crows fan Dale Mortimer after being insulted, breaking Mortimer's nose.[3] He pleaded guilty and was fined $750.[4]

In July 2007, Brogan pleaded guilty to assaulting an Adelaide surgeon in October 2005,[5] and was fined $1000.[6]


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