Michael Braun (footballer)

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Michael Braun
Personal information
Full name Michael Braun
Date of birth (1978-03-24) 24 March 1978 (age 39)
Original team(s) Echuca United / Bendigo U18
Height 175 cm (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 75 kg (165 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1997 – 2008 West Coast 228 (66)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2008.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Michael Braun (born 24 March 1978) is an Australian rules footballer who played for the AFL's West Coast Eagles.

Playing for Echuca United as a youngster in the Northern and Echuca Football League, he was recruited from Echuca/Bendigo Pioneers and made his debut in 1997.

Braun announced his AFL retirement midway through the 2008 AFL season, effective at the end of the season.

After retiring from playing football he became the colts coach at East Perth Football Club in the WAFL.

Honours[edit]

  • Runner-up in the Bendigo Pioneers best and fairest in 1996, and represented Victoria Country in the championships.
  • Runner-up in the club champion award 1999
  • Best clubman in 2003
  • Member of the International Rules team in 2004
  • Member of the West Coast Eagles 2006 premiership team

Controversies[edit]

In 2007, he ended his acceptance speech for the Ross Glendinning Medal with "Let's have a fucking good year" on live television and in front of a crowd of 42,000 at Subiaco Oval.[1] The Eagles originally fined him $500, but the AFL stepped in, severely reprimanded the Eagles and fined him a further $5,000 for the blunder.[2] It was also the same match in which teammate Adam Selwood was involved in an altercation with Fremantle's Des Headland.

Statistics[edit]

[3]
Legend
 G  Goals  B  Behinds  K  Kicks  H  Handballs  D  Disposals  M  Marks  T  Tackles
Season Team # Games G B K H D M T G B K H D M T
Totals Averages (per game)
1997 West Coast 38 7 1 0 61 33 94 19 15 0.1 0.0 8.7 4.7 13.4 2.7 2.1
1998 West Coast 10 20 14 10 201 101 302 65 41 0.7 0.5 10.1 5.1 15.1 3.3 2.1
1999 West Coast 10 24 4 10 287 167 454 104 30 0.2 0.4 12.0 7.0 18.9 4.3 1.3
2000 West Coast 10 12 6 4 124 89 213 55 19 0.5 0.3 10.3 7.4 17.8 4.6 1.6
2001 West Coast 10 9 3 1 69 39 108 32 17 0.3 0.1 7.7 4.3 12.0 3.6 1.9
2002 West Coast 10 20 4 3 185 86 271 61 51 0.2 0.2 9.3 4.3 13.6 3.1 2.6
2003 West Coast 10 22 4 6 225 127 352 78 53 0.2 0.3 10.2 5.8 16.0 3.5 2.4
2004 West Coast 10 23 9 9 259 172 431 119 71 0.4 0.4 11.3 7.5 18.7 5.2 3.1
2005 West Coast 10 24 7 5 274 222 496 127 48 0.3 0.2 11.4 9.3 20.7 5.3 2.0
2006 West Coast 10 25 4 8 248 256 504 110 73 0.2 0.3 9.9 10.2 20.2 4.4 2.9
2007 West Coast 10 24 6 6 227 287 514 93 68 0.2 0.1 8.2 10.6 18.7 3.6 2.9
2008 West Coast 10 18 4 1 147 190 337 65 53 0.2 0.1 8.2 10.6 18.7 3.6 2.9
Career 228 66 63 2307 1769 4076 928 539 0.3 0.3 10.1 7.8 17.9 4.1 2.4

Outside football[edit]

Michael married his long term girlfriend Bree in November 2007 and they have a son called Noah born in October 2008.They now also have a little girl called Logan.

Braun can also be found regularly reviewing West Australian restaurants for a local website.[4][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Michael Braun Ross Glendenning Medal Speach". YouTube. YouTube. Retrieved 19 June 2015. 
  2. ^ Braun warns Freo of brutal assault : thewest.com.au
  3. ^ Michael Braun's player profile at AFL Tables
  4. ^ MICHAEL BRAUN VISITS UNIVERSAL BAR - EatingWA Articles
  5. ^ Michael Braun Visits Riverbank Estate - Eatingwa Articles

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