Brian Coleman (footballer, born 1932)

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Brian Coleman
Personal information
Full name Brian Coleman
Date of birth 21 May 1932
Date of death 9 December 1966(1966-12-09) (aged 34)
Place of death Melbourne
Original team(s) Cobden
Height / weight 182 cm / 79 kg
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1952–1953 Essendon 10 (0)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1953.

Brian Coleman (21 May 1932 – 9 December 1966, Melbourne) was an Australian rules footballer who played with Essendon in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

Coleman, a half back, started his career at Cobden.[1] From there he joined Essendon and played five games in both the 1952 and 1953 VFL seasons.[2] He left Essendon in 1954 and returned to the Ballarat Football League, signing with Maryborough. In 1961 he won the league's best and fairest award.

He died in 1966, aged only 34, in an accident at a gymnasium.[3] A police constable, he had attempted a somersault from a spring board and received cervical injuries when he landed badly. He died on the way to the hospital.[4]


  1. ^ Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia Of AFL Footballers. BAS Publishing. ISBN 978-1-920910-78-5. 
  2. ^ AFL Tables: Brian Coleman
  3. ^ "Coleman, Brian". Essendon Football Club official website. 
  4. ^ "Coleman, Brian". Police Blue Ribbon.