Phil Gilbert

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Phil Gilbert
Personal information
Date of birth (1969-11-15) 15 November 1969 (age 44)
Place of birth Mount Barker, Western Australia
Original team Claremont (WAFL)
Debut Round 1, 1993, Melbourne
v. Hawthorn, at Waverley Park
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1993-1994
1995-1996
Total -
Melbourne
Fremantle
25 (6)
14 (2)
39 (8)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 1996 season.

Phil Gilbert (born 15 November 1969) is an Australian rules footballer. He played for both the Melbourne and Fremantle Football Clubs in the Australian Football League. He was drafted from Clarement in the WAFL by Melbourne with the 19th selection in the 1991 AFL Draft and played mainly as a defender.

He is most frequently remembered as being the player traded by Melbourne to Fremantle in the 1994 AFL Draft in return for the 17 year old Jeff Farmer, who would go on to become an All-Australian and score over 400 goals in AFL football,[1] whilst Fremantle would only have 14 games from Gilbert.

After being delisted by Fremantle at the end of the 1996 season, Gilbert moved to Mandurah and became the inaugural captain of the Peel Thunder Football Club, an expansion team in the WAFL. He later became coach of the Pinjarra Tigers in the Peel Football League and in 2004 returned to Peel Thunder to be an assistant coach, working alongside head coach Garry Hocking.[2]

He is currently a real estate salesman in the Peel Region.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1994 AFL Draft Details
  2. ^ East, A; Coaching tactics pay handsome dividends; Mandurah Coastal Times; August 25, 2004
  3. ^ Phil Gilbert - aussiehome.com

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