Bryan Cousins

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Bryan Cousins
Personal information
Full name Bryan Cousins
Date of birth (1953-12-29) 29 December 1953 (age 63)
Height 175 cm (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 75 kg (165 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1970–1987 Perth 238
1975–1979 Geelong 067 (46)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1987.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Bryan Cousins (born 29 December 1953) is a former Australian rules footballer who played over 300 games in the Victorian Football League (VFL) and West Australian Football League (WAFL) competitions.

Cousins played as a rover and stood at 175 centimetres in height. After playing in the WAFL between 1970 and 1974 for the Perth Football Club, he was recruited to the VFL to play with Geelong where he made his debut in 1975. He went on to play 67 games for the club until 1979 when he returned to Perth. Cousins continued to play WAFL football until 1987. Cousins tied on votes for the 1983 Sandover Medal, but was beaten on a countback by John Ironmonger; in 1997, the WAFL awarded him a retrospective Sandover Medal. In his two stints at Perth, Cousins played 238 games.

Cousins is married to Stephanie and has four children, including former West Coast Eagles and Richmond player and Brownlow Medallist Ben Cousins (who was recruited by West Coast under the father-son rule). Cousins is also a successful harness racing trainer and Group One owner, winning the Chariots of Fire with Innocent Eyes.

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