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 59)
Original team(s) Frankston Peninsula
Debut Round 1, 1974, St Kilda
vs. Fitzroy, at Moorabbin Oval
Height / weight 185 cm / 78 kg
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1974–1980 St Kilda 120 0(52)
1980–1988 Hawthorn 184 0(82)
Total 304 (134)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1988.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Russell Greene (born 30 May 1957) is a former Australian rules footballer who played for the St Kilda Football Club and Hawthorn Football Club in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

He was just sixteen when he made his VFL debut in round 1, 1974 for St Kilda. After playing eight games with St Kilda in 1980, he joined Hawthorn for the rest of that season 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.

Greene has been involved at a few different clubs over the years, in 1994 at North Melbourne as a runner and in 1996 as a St.Kilda runner.

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

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