John Annear

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John Annear
Personal information
Date of birth (1961-06-17) 17 June 1961 (age 57)
Original team(s) Claremont (WAFL)
Debut Round 10, 1981, Collingwood
vs. Richmond, at Victoria Park
Height 178 cm (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 80 kg (176 lb)
Position(s) Midfielder
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1981–1983 Collingwood 043 0(28)
1984–1986 Richmond 065 0(43)
1987–1990 West Coast 058 0(40)
Total 166 (111)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1990.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

John Annear (born 17 June 1961) is a former Australian rules footballer who played for Collingwood, Richmond and West Coast in the Victorian Football League (VFL) during the 1980s.

Annear began his career in Western Australia with Claremont and played 62 West Australian Football League games over three years before being recruited by Collingwood. He was used as a midfielder and played his best football at Richmond, where in 1984 he finished second in their best and fairest. Andrew Demetriou (subsequently CEO of the Australian Football League from 2003–2014) was suspended in that year for striking Annear.

In 1987 he crossed to West Coast who were competing in their inaugural VFL season and was their second most experienced player behind Ross Glendinning. He made State of Origin appearances for Western Australia towards the end of the decade.

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