|Full name||Brent Harvey|
|Date of birth||14 May 1978|
|Place of birth||Preston, Victoria, Australia|
|Original team(s)||Preston RSL Junior Football Club/Northern Knights|
|Draft||47th overall, 1995
|Height/Weight||167 cm, 77 kg|
|Position(s)||Midfielder / Small Forward|
|Current club||North Melbourne|
|1996–||North Melbourne||426 (511)|
|Representative team honours|
|1999, 2008||Victoria||2 (8)|
|International team honours|
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of Round 17, 2016.
2 State and international statistics correct as of 2008.
Brent Harvey (born 14 May 1978), often known as Brett, as well as his nickname "Boomer", is an Australian rules footballer who plays for 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 played in his only 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.
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.
He was 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.
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. In 2011, playing his 312th game, he broke Glenn Archer's all-time club record for games played.
Harvey is the only remaining player from North Melbourne's 1999 premiership winning team still playing in the AFL today.
In Round 17 of the 2015 AFL season, Harvey played his 400th career game, becoming the first North Melbourne player to do so and fourth overall. He kicked two goals in a performance that suggested his career was far from over.
Harvey is the equal record holder for the all-time AFL games record and is expected to break the record in round 19 of the 2016 AFL season.
- Statistics are correct to the end of the 2015 season
|Totals||Averages (per game)|
Honours and achievements
|Brownlow Medal votes|
|Green / Bold = Won|
- E. J. Whitten Medal: 1999
- Syd Barker Medal: 2003, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2010 (tied with Brady Rawlings)
- All-Australian: 2000, 2005, 2007, 2008
- Australian Representative Honours in International Rules Football: 2000, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2008 (C)
- Jim Stynes Medal: 2003
- Lou Richards Medal: 2007, 2008
- Herald Sun Player of the Year: 2008
- Archer–Hird Medal: 2009, 2011
- North Melbourne F.C. Team of the Century
- Equal most senior VFL/AFL games: 426