Mil Hanna

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Mil Hanna
Personal information
Full name Milham Hanna
Date of birth (1966-04-05) 5 April 1966 (age 49)
Place of birth Lebanon
Original team Brunswick East, Victoria, Australia
Height/Weight  • 186 centimetres (6 feet 1 inch)
 • 92 kilograms (203 pounds)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1986–1997 Carlton 190 (83)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 1997 season.
Career highlights

Milham Hanna (born 5 April 1966) is a former Australian rules footballer best known for his playing career with the Carlton Football Club in the 1980s and 1990s.[1]

Nicknamed The Cranium (after his cleanly shaven head, due to alopecia)[2] or simply Mil for short, Hanna is distinguished as being the only[citation needed] Lebanese-born player in the history of the Victorian Football League/Australian Football League (VFL/AFL).[3]

Hanna grew up in the inner-northern suburbs of Melbourne, where he played his junior football in Brunswick East.[1]

He was known in the VFL/AFL for his athletic physique and fast pace playing as a tall running wingman.[1]

Hanna made his senior playing debut in 1986, He ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament during his first game. Following almost a year of rehabilitation, he enjoyed largely injury-free career with Carlton.

Hanna played in two AFL Grand Finals for Carlton: in the 1993 losing side and Carlton's premiership-winning team in 1995. He was selected as a member of the All-Australian team in 1992.[1]

After being delisted by Carlton, he trained with Richmond, but was unable to be drafted by them due to the Richmond being banned from participating in the 1998 Pre-season Draft due to them exceeding the salary cap in 1997.[4]

Hanna owns the Fitz Cafe in Fitzroy, Victoria.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2003). The Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers: every AFL/VFL player since 1897 (5th ed.). Melbourne, Victoria: Crown Content. p. 291. ISBN 1-74095-032-1.
  2. ^ Paula Hunt; Glenn Manton (1 January 2006). Mongrel Punts and Hard Ball Gets: An A-Z of Footy Speak. Red Dog Books. p. 55. ISBN 978-1-921167-28-7. Retrieved 7 February 2013. 
  3. ^ Garry Chapman (June 2007). The Lebanese in Australia. Macmillan Education Australia. p. 27. ISBN 978-1-4202-0893-1. Retrieved 3 January 2012. 
  4. ^ 1998 review
  5. ^ Mickelburough, Peter (24 December 2009). "Carlton's Levi Casboult forced to drink during Blues' booze-fuelled cruise". Herald Sun.