Alex Browne (Australian footballer)

Alex Browne (born 9 August 1992) is a former professional Australian rules footballer who played for the Essendon Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL). Browne played for the Oakleigh Chargers in the TAC Cup. He was drafted by Essendon with pick 48 in the 2010 national draft and made his debut against Melbourne at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in round 11 of the 2011 AFL season. He was delisted in October 2015.[1]

Alex Browne
Personal information
Full name Alex Browne
Date of birth (1992-08-09) 9 August 1992
Original team(s) Oakleigh Chargers (TAC Cup)/Xavier College
Draft No. 48, 2010 National Draft
Height 187 cm (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 85 kg (187 lb)
Position(s) Defender
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
20112015 Essendon 11 (4)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2015.
Sources: AFL Tables,

His father, Murray Browne, played for Collingwood and Fitzroy in the 1980s and his mother was a cheerleader for Carlton.[2]

Browne, along with 33 other Essendon players, was found guilty of using a banned performance-enhancing substance, thymosin beta-4, as part of Essendon's sports supplements program during the 2012 season. He and his teammates were initially found not guilty in March 2015 by the AFL Anti-Doping Tribunal,[3] but a guilty verdict was returned in January 2016 after an appeal by the World Anti-Doping Agency. He was suspended for two years which, with backdating, ended in November 2016; as a result, he served approximately fourteen months of his suspension.[4]

Browne had signed for the Northern Blues in the Victorian Football League for the 2016 season before his suspension ended his 2016 season. He will join the club in 2017.[5]


 G  Goals  B  Behinds  K  Kicks  H  Handballs  D  Disposals  M  Marks  T  Tackles
Season Team No. Games G B K H D M T G B K H D M T Votes
Totals Averages (per game)
2011 Essendon 24200448130.
2012 Essendon 246324537821970.
2013 Essendon 240
2014 Essendon 240
2015 Essendon 24310151227940.
Career 11 4 2 64 53 117 29 14 0.4 0.2 5.8 4.8 10.6 2.6 1.3 0


  1. "List Changes". Bigpond. 27 October 2015. Retrieved 27 October 2015.
  2. "Family allegiance in Alex Browne's household not a Don deal". Retrieved 4 August 2015.
  3. Twomey, Callum (31 March 2015). "Thirty-four present and former Bombers cleared of all drug charges".
  4. Travis King (12 January 2016). "Guilty: court bans the Essendon 34 for 2016". Australian Football League. Retrieved 12 January 2016.
  5. Tim Michell (5 December 2016). "Northern Blues recruit Alex Browne reveals toll of Essendon supplements program on players". Herald Sun. Retrieved 2 January 2017.
  6. Alex Browne's player profile at AFL Tables
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