|Full name||Brent Moloney|
|Date of birth||28 January 1984|
|Original team(s)||South Warrnambool / Geelong Falcons|
|Height||182 cm (6 ft 0 in)|
|Weight||88 kg (194 lb)|
|2013–2014||Brisbane Lions||21 (9)|
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2014.
|Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com|
Brent Moloney (born 28 January 1984) is a former Australian rules footballer who played for the Brisbane Lions, Melbourne Football Club and Geelong Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL).
Geelong Football Club
Melbourne Football Club
In September 2012, Moloney became the AFL's first free agent, when he announced that he would leave the Melbourne Football Club. On 10 October 2012, he agreed to accept an offer from the Brisbane Lions.
Injury sidelined him for much of the next three seasons, seeing him play only playing 27 games. He injured his shoulder in Melbourne's Round 11 match against Collingwood in 2008, sidelining him for the rest of the season.
Following a successful recovery from shoulder surgery, he was able to train injury-free for the whole of the 2009 pre-season, and he went on to play every game for the season finding his form back with many consistent performances. His return to his consistent best in 2009 was highlighted by his career-best statistics in every category except kicks – he had the most number of disposals, handballs, goals and marks of any season in his career to that point.
In 2011 Brent was awarded Melbourne's best and fairest.
On 11 August 2014, Moloney retired from football following an Achilles tendon injury.
In April 2011, Moloney was evicted from a Melbourne nightclub for drunkenness the night after a match. As a consequence, he was stripped of the vice-captaincy.
Moloney was reinstated to the vice captaincy on 9 June, following good form, counselling for his drinking problem and a vote by the entire playing list.
In June 2013, after Melbourne coach Mark Neeld was sacked, Moloney took to Instagram and posted a photo on his profile, saying: "Karma is a b****". Moloney had been dropped sporadically during his final year at Melbourne, which was Neeld's first as head coach.
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|Green / Bold = Won|
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- FootyWire.com Brent Moloney of the Melbourne Demons Career AFL Stats, FootyWire.com, 15 October 2009.
- Hunter-Smith, James (4 September 2012). "Melbourne midfielder Brent Moloney looks for new home". Herald Sun.
- Pierik, Jon (10 October 2012). "Moloney to join Lions". The Age. Melbourne.
- Williams, R., "Smarter Brent Moloney free of injury", Herald Sun, 21 November 2008.
- Walsh, C. (11 April 2011). "Melbourne star Brent Moloney succumbs to demon drink". The Australian. Retrieved 2011-04-13.
- Lienert, Sam (9 June 2011). "Moloney back as Demons' vice-captain". The Sydney Morning Herald. Australian Associated Press. Retrieved 10 June 2011.
- Murnane, Matt (19 June 2013). "Moloney strikes back at Neeld". The Standard. Retrieved 1 December 2015.
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