Dean Brogan

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Dean Brogan
Dean Brogan Port Power.JPG
Personal information
Full name Dean Scott Brogan
Nickname(s) Brogs
Date of birth (1978-12-14) 14 December 1978 (age 37)
Place of birth Adelaide, South Australia
Original team(s) Christies Beach (SFL)
South Adelaide (SANFL)
Draft No. 26, 2000 Rookie Draft, Port Adelaide
Height/Weight 201cm / 100kg
Position(s) Ruckman
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2000–2011
2012–2013
Total
Port Adelaide
Greater Western Sydney
174 (50)
019 0(3)
193 (53)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2013.
Career highlights
Dean Brogan
Career history
1998 Adelaide 36ers
1998–1999 Newcastle Falcons
Career highlights and awards
1998 NBL Championship

Dean Scott Brogan (born 14 December 1978) is an Australian rules footballer who formerly played for the Greater Western Sydney Giants and the Port Adelaide Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL). He is currently serving as the Giants' ruck and stoppages coach.[1]

Brogan is the younger brother of former Australian Opals basketball player Michelle Brogan.

NBL career[edit]

Adelaide 36ers[edit]

Dean Brogan attended the Australian Institute of Sport from 1996 to 1997,[2] before returning to Adelaide with the Adelaide 36ers in the National Basketball League (NBL) under the rookie coaching of Australian and Adelaide basketball legend Phil Smyth. He made his NBL debut on 31 January 1998 with what would be a career high 7 points in the 36ers 125-86 home win over the Townsville Crocodiles at the Clipsal Powerhouse.

Brogan was part of the 36ers team that won the 1998 NBL championship over the South East Melbourne Magic with a 2-0 clean sweep of the Grand Final series. Brogan didn't get on the court in Adelaide's 100-93 home win at the Powerhouse, and was only subbed on late in Game 2 at Melbourne Park with the 36ers holding an unbeatable lead. Within moments of coming on, Brogan was fouled and describes his two free throws as "almost air balled". After missing his second shot, he then hustled back on defence and took a charge from the Magic's Frank Drmic causing a turnover and giving the ball to the 36ers. Adelaide won the game over the Magic (who were the minor premiers with an imposing 28-6 record) 90-62 for their second NBL title.

Newcastle Falcons[edit]

Brogan moved to play for the Newcastle Falcons in the 1998-99 NBL season and thus missed out on the 36ers back-to-back championships as his former team also won the 1998–99 NBL championship.

Dean Brogan played 43 NBL games (17 with Adelaide and 26 with Newcastle), averaging 2.2 points, 1.7 rebounds and 1.0 assists in 9.9 minutes per game.

Following his season with the Falcons, at the age of 20, Brogan decided to give up basketball to focus on Australian rules football. His former 36ers team mates jokingly claimed that Brogan made the correct decision to concentrate on football with Martin Cattalini saying on the 1990s club DVD entitled "Title Town" that as a basketballer Brogan made a very good footballer.[3]

AFL career[edit]

Port Adelaide (2000–2011)[edit]

Brogan was rookie drafted by Port Adelaide in 1999. He spent the 2000 season playing for South Adelaide in the SANFL, attempting to transition his skills from basketball to football and a year later made his AFL debut in 2001. Under coach Mark Williams the Power became just that in the AFL and qualified for their first ever AFL Grand Final in 2004 where they defeated three time defending champions the Brisbane Lions to win the 2004 Premiership in front of 77,671 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. As the team's starting ruckman Brogan became the first sportsman to win national titles in both the NBL and AFL.

With the recurrent injuries and subsequent retirement of Matthew Primus between 2003 and 2005, Brogan's fine work in tandem with fellow Power and 2006 and 2007 All-Australian ruckman Brendon Lade continued to form an integral part of Port's hopes in the 2009 season before Lade's retirement at season's end. Brogan went on to win the Showdown medal in Round 6, 2009 for his best on ground effort against the Adelaide Crows in Showdown XXVI.[4] He was named as vice-captain of the club in the lead up to the 2010 season.

Greater Western Sydney (2012)[edit]

In June 2011, at the age of 32, Brogan announced his retirement from AFL football at the conclusion of the 2011 season. However, he later decided against retirement and was traded to the new expansion Greater Western Sydney Giants.

Off field controversies[edit]

In 2006, Brogan was involved in an incident at Adelaide airport in which he punched Adelaide Crows fan Dale Mortimer after being insulted, breaking Mortimer's nose.[5] He pleaded guilty and was fined $750.[6]

In July 2007, Brogan pleaded guilty to assaulting an Adelaide surgeon in October 2005,[7] and was fined $1000.[8]

Playing statistics[edit]

[9]

Legend
 D  Disposals  K  Kicks  H  Handballs  M  Marks  T  Tackles  H/O  Hit-outs  G  Goals  B  Behinds
Season Team # Games D K H M T H/O G B D K H M T H/O G B
Totals Averages (per game)
2001 Port Adelaide 42 7 36 11 25 14 11 51 3 1 5.1 1.6 3.6 2.0 1.6 7.3 0.4 0.1
2002 Port Adelaide 20 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2.0 0.0 2.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 Port Adelaide 20 23 246 97 149 95 28 396 5 2 10.7 4.2 6.5 4.1 1.2 17.2 0.2 0.1
2004 Port Adelaide 20 23 273 120 153 111 44 328 14 3 11.9 5.2 6.7 4.8 1.9 14.3 0.6 0.1
2005 Port Adelaide 20 14 137 71 66 51 27 136 7 3 9.8 5.1 4.7 3.6 1.9 9.7 0.5 0.2
2006 Port Adelaide 20 15 163 70 93 63 32 162 2 5 10.9 4.7 6.2 4.2 2.1 10.8 0.1 0.3
2007 Port Adelaide 20 18 216 70 146 89 41 222 0 4 12.0 3.9 8.1 4.9 2.3 12.3 0.0 0.2
2008 Port Adelaide 20 21 275 101 174 98 53 397 7 4 13.1 4.8 8.3 4.7 2.5 18.9 0.3 0.2
2009 Port Adelaide 20 20 242 98 144 73 51 432 9 1 12.1 4.9 7.2 3.7 2.6 21.6 0.5 0.1
2010 Port Adelaide 20 20 267 133 134 68 62 475 1 2 13.4 6.7 6.7 3.4 3.1 23.8 0.1 0.1
2011 Port Adelaide 20 12 167 84 83 27 38 249 2 1 13.9 7.0 6.9 2.3 3.2 20.8 0.2 0.1
2012 Greater Western Sydney 10 9 100 58 42 35 12 142 0 0 11.1 6.4 4.7 3.9 1.3 15.8 0.0 0.0
2013 Greater Western Sydney 50 10 105 55 50 31 23 179 3 3 10.5 5.5 5.0 3.1 2.3 17.9 0.3 0.3
Career 193 2229 968 1261 755 422 3169 53 29 11.5 5.0 6.5 3.9 2.2 16.4 0.3 0.2

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Coaching Staff". gwsgiants.com.au. Greater Western Sydney Giants. Retrieved 16 August 2015. 
  2. ^ Excellence : the Australian Institute of Sport. Canberra: Australian Sports Commission. 2002. ISBN 174013060X. 
  3. ^ 1998 NBL Finals
  4. ^ Port take Showdown
  5. ^ Questions Over Police Action Involving AFL Footballer
  6. ^ Brogan admits to punching Crows supporter
  7. ^ Brogan pleads guilty to assault
  8. ^ Off-field behaviour puts football careers at risk
  9. ^ Dean Brogan's player profile at AFL Tables

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