Brett James (footballer)

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Brett James
Personal information
Full name Brett James
Date of birth (1972-12-15) 15 December 1972 (age 44)
Original team(s) Norwood
Height / weight 176 cm / 77 kg
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1994–1996 Collingwood 042 (26)
1997–2000 Adelaide 076 (26)
Total 118 (52)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2000.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Brett James (born 15 December 1972) is a former professional Australian rules footballer who played for the Collingwood Football Club and Adelaide Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL).

In 2015, James was inducted into the South Australian Football Hall of Fame.[1]

Early career[edit]

James joined Norwood from Kersbrook from the Hills Football League in 1990. In the 1992 AFL Draft Brett James was selected by Collingwood at pick 31, and would be joined by Norwood teammate Scott Burns who was selected at pick 90.

AFL career[edit]

James joined Collingwood in 1994, a year after he was drafted. James would only play three seasons with Collingwood, often as a bench warmer and he was traded to Adelaide.

James was recruited by Adelaide to add depth to their list, often coming off the bench or playing back pocket. He played 17 games in his first season, including coming off the bench in the 1997 AFL Grand Final. After winning the grand final for Adelaide, James completed the unusual feat of winning two premierships within in a week as he was also a part of the Norwood team that won the 1997 SANFL flag. James then developed into a valuable player for Adelaide as he was a part of the 1998 premiership. In 1999, James played every game but only played 14 games in 2000 and he was delisted.

Playing statistics[edit]

[2]
Legend
 G  Goals  B  Behinds  K  Kicks  H  Handballs  D  Disposals  M  Marks  T  Tackles
Season Team # Games G B K H D M T G B K H D M T
Totals Averages (per game)
1994 Collingwood 8 17 15 6 43 57 100 19 24 0.9 0.4 2.5 3.4 5.9 1.1 1.4
1995 Collingwood 8 15 9 7 82 99 181 17 25 0.6 0.5 5.5 6.6 12.1 1.1 1.7
1996 Collingwood 8 10 2 2 40 82 122 23 20 0.2 0.2 4.0 8.2 12.2 2.3 2.0
1997 Adelaide 11 17 3 3 126 154 280 23 38 0.2 0.2 7.4 9.1 16.5 1.4 2.2
1998 Adelaide 11 23 15 8 191 228 419 55 42 0.7 0.3 8.3 9.9 18.2 2.4 1.8
1999 Adelaide 11 22 2 10 181 210 391 57 20 0.1 0.5 8.2 9.5 17.8 2.6 0.9
2000 Adelaide 11 14 6 2 79 118 197 37 11 0.4 0.1 5.6 8.4 14.1 2.6 0.8
Career 118 52 38 742 948 1690 231 180 0.4 0.3 6.3 8.0 14.3 2.0 1.5

Post AFL[edit]

James continued playing with Norwood in 2002 and played there until 2006. Brett played a total of 234 games for Norwood from 1990-1993 and 1997-2006. James also kicked 62 goals, was captain from 2002 to 2006 and won the best and fairest 3 times. Nowadays he works on his Kersbrook farm with his brother Roger who also won the premiership in 1997 with Norwood alongside Brett and also with Port Adelaide in 2004. James also is captain coach of Kersbrook in the Hills Football League.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rucci, Michaelangelo (7 September 2015). "SANFL recognises five greats from SA football's era of massive change with Hall of Fame honour". News Corporation. The Advertiser. Retrieved 12 September 2015. 
  2. ^ Brett James' player profile at AFL Tables

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