Greg Smith (Australian footballer)

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Greg Smith
Personal information
Date of birth (1957-03-25) 25 March 1957 (age 61)
Place of birth Ardlethan, New South Wales
Original team(s) East Wagga Wagga
Height 180 cm (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 73 kg (161 lb)
Position(s) Centre
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1980–1984 South Melbourne/Sydney 96 (64)
1985–1986 Collingwood 31 (7)
Total 127 (71)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1986.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Greg Smith (born 25 March 1957) is a former Australian rules footballer who played with the South Melbourne/Sydney and Collingwood Football Clubs in the Victorian Football League (VFL) during the 1980s.

Rarely troubled by injury, Smith played at least 18 games in each of his five seasons at South Melbourne, earning him the nickname 'The Bionic Man'.[1] He had come to the club from East Wagga and played his football mostly as a centreman or ruck-rover. Smith kicked 22 goals in 1982, five of them in a win over St Kilda at the SCG. He also polled well in the Brownlow Medal count that year with 11 votes, the second most for his club that season behind Barry Round.[2]

Smith finished his career in the SANFL where he played 100 games and kicked 90 goals for Central District. He debuted for them in 1987 and the following season won their 'Best & Fairest' award. In 1991 and 1992, his final two years with the club, he was captain.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Greg Smith - Player Bio". Australian Football. Retrieved 14 August 2015.
  2. ^ "Greg Smith". AFL Tables.