Arnold Briedis

Arnold Briedis (born 20 August 1955) is a former Australian rules footballer who played for North Melbourne in the VFL during the 1970s.

Arnold Briedis
Personal information
Date of birth (1955-08-20) 20 August 1955
Original team(s) Paramount
Height 189 cm (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 86 kg (190 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1972–1983 North Melbourne 161 (279)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1983.
Career highlights
  • North Melbourne premiership player 1975, 1977
  • North Melbourne leading goalkicker 1980
Sources: AFL Tables,

A centre half forward, Briedis was a member of North Melbourne's inaugural premiership side in 1975, kicking 5 goals in the grand final. In the 1977 VFL Grand Final, Briedis kicked seven points and his inaccuracy at goal nearly cost North Melbourne the premiership when they drew with Collingwood.[1] However, Briedis became the club's best goalkicker in the decider when he kicked accurately with 5 goals. His tally of 38 goals in finals football was a record for North Melbourne until it was passed by Wayne Carey in the 1990s.


  1. Phillips, Stephen (26 Sept 1977) Arnie takes the blame; The Age
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