Russell Greene

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Not to be confused with Russell Green.
Russell Greene
Personal information
Date of birth (1957-05-30) 30 May 1957 (age 58)
Original team(s) Frankston Peninsula
Debut 1974, St Kilda
v. Fitzroy, at Moorabbin Oval
Height/Weight 185 cm / 78 kg
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
Total -
St Kilda
120 0(52)
184 0(82)
304 (134)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 1988 season.
Career highlights
  • Hawthorn premiership player 1983, 1986, 1988
  • VFLPA MVP 1984
  • 1984 Hawthorn Best and Fairest
  • All Australian 1985

Russell Greene (born 30 May 1957) is a former Australian rules footballer and member of the prestigious 300 game club.

He was just sixteen when he made his VFL debut in 1974 for St Kilda. In 1980 he joined Hawthorn and was a key player during a successful decade for the club. He won the VFL Players Association Most Valuable Player award, now known as the Leigh Matthews Trophy, as well as Hawthorn's best and fairest honours in 1984. The following year he earned All-Australian selection. Greene's last game was their 1988 grand final win over Melbourne, his third premiership.

Since retiring from football, Greene has worked as a PE teacher, first at Melbourne Grammar, and currently (2011 – present) at Marnebek School in Cranbourne.


Preceded by
Terry Daniher
Leigh Matthews Trophy
Succeeded by
Greg Williams