Greg Phillips

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Greg Phillips
Personal information
Date of birth (1959-03-26) 26 March 1959 (age 56)
Height/Weight 188 cm / 98 kg
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1976–82, 1987–93
Port Adelaide (SANFL)
Collingwood (VFL)
343 (93)
084 (12)
Representative team honours
Years Team Games (Goals)
South Australia 20
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 1993 season.
Career highlights

Greg Phillips (born 26 March 1959) is a former Australian rules football player who played with the Port Adelaide in the South Australian National Football League (SANFL) and had a stint with Collingwood in the Victorian Football League (VFL) during the 1980s. He also played 20 interstate matches for South Australia.


Greg Phillips started his career in 1976 at Port Adelaide and was a key member of their defence during a successful era for the club. He was a member of eight Port Adelaide premiership sides, in 1977, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1988, 1989, 1990 and 1992. At the 1980 Adelaide State of Origin Carnival he was selected in the All-Australian team.

Phillips joined VFL club Collingwood in 1983 and played with them for four seasons before returning to Port and winning their 1988 best and fairest. Phillips was captain of Port Adelaide from 1991 to the end of the 1993 season, when he announced his retirement.

In 2000 Phillips was selected as a centre half back in Port Adelaide's official 'Greatest Team 1870 to 2000'.

Phillips now coaches Virginia Football Club in the Adelaide Plains Football League, whom he led to three consecutive grand finals.

His daughter Erin Phillips is a member of the Australian basketball team.

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Russell Johnston
Port Adelaide Football Club captain
Succeeded by
Tim Ginever