Brayden Lyle

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Brayden Lyle
Personal information
Full name Brayden Lyle
Date of birth (1973-03-06) 6 March 1973 (age 44)
Original team(s) Port Adelaide (SANFL)
Draft 124th overall, 1992 AFL Draft
Height 178 cm (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 81 kg (179 lb)
Position(s) Midfielder
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1995–1996 West Coast 26 (5)
1997–2001 Port Adelaide 90 (12)
Total 116 (17)
Representative team honours
Years Team Games (Goals)
1997 South Australia 1 (0)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2001.
2 State and international statistics correct as of 1997.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Brayden Lyle (born 6 March 1973) is a former Australian rules footballer who played for the West Coast Eagles and vice-captained Port Adelaide in the Australian Football League (AFL).

AFL career[edit]

West Coast Eagles career (1995–1996)[edit]

Lyle played for the West Coast Eagles in the 1995 and 1996 seasons, taking part in the club's finals campaign in the former year but then continued to struggle to break into the West Coast midfield, which was one of the AFL's strongest at the time. While in Western Australia he also made appearances for East Perth.[1]

Port Adelaide career (1997–2001)[edit]

He crossed to Port Adelaide (his original club) in 1997 for their inaugural AFL season. He was named vice-captain alongside teammate Matthew Primus and captained Port in their first game (due to Gavin Wanganeen being suspended). He averaged a career high 22 disposals the 1997 a remarkable turnaround after only playing 25 games for three years at West Coast. He was mostly used in the midfield as a centreman. Lyle won Port's Best Team Man award in his first two seasons (1997 and 1998). In 1997 he also represented South Australia in a State of Origin game against Victoria at Football Park and won the Fos Williams Medal.

With development of Port's depth in midfield he struggled in 2001 as younger, quicker players overtook him and he was delisted at the end of the year.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Brayden Lyle (East Perth)". WAFL Online. Retrieved 14 June 2014. 
  • Brayden Lyle's statistics from AFL Tables
  • Holmesby, Russell and Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers. 7th ed. Melbourne: Bas Publishing.