Ian Brewer

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Ian Brewer
Personal information
Full name Ian Davidson Brewer
Date of birth 15 June 1936
Date of death 15 April 2010(2010-04-15) (aged 73)
Original team(s) Sale
Height 188 cm (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 89 kg (196 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1956–1961 Collingwood 84 (164)
1962 St Kilda 00 00(0)
1963–1964 Claremont 43 (105)
1965–66, 1970 Norwood 44 (179)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1970.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Ian Davidson Brewer (15 June 1936 – 15 April 2010) was an Australian rules footballer with a distinguished career between 1956 and 1970, in the three major leagues of his era: the Victorian Football League (VFL), West Australian National Football League (WANFL) and South Australian National Football League (SANFL). Brewer played a combined total of 171 senior games for Collingwood, Claremont and Norwood.

A key forward from Sale, Brewer played with Collingwood from 1956 to 1961. He kicked 73 goals in 1958, which earned him the Coleman Medal. This tally included six goals in the Queen's Birthday clash against Melbourne, in front of a record crowd of 99,346. Brewer was a member of the Magpies' premiership team that year.

After spending the 1962 season with St Kilda, where he was unable to break into a strong senior team, Brewer moved to Perth and joined Claremont. In 1964, he was a key factor in the Tigers' first premiership.

Brewer transferred to Norwood in 1965, topping the SANFL goal-kicking records that same year.

Between stints at Norwood, Brewer was captain-coach of Wangaratta Rovers in the Ovens & Murray Football League.

His younger brother Ross also played in the VFL.

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