Bernie Harris

Bernard 'Bernie' Harris (born 25 August 1962) is a former Australian rules footballer who played with Fitzroy, the Brisbane Bears and St Kilda in the Victorian/Australian Football League (VFL/AFL).

Bernie Harris
Personal information
Full name Bernard Harris
Date of birth (1962-08-25) 25 August 1962
Original team(s) Mortlake (HFL)
Height 175 cm (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 70 kg (154 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1984–1986 Fitzroy 046 0(60)
1987–1990 Brisbane Bears 056 0(58)
1990 St Kilda 005 00(0)
Total 107 (118)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1990.
Sources: AFL Tables,

Harris joined his elder brother Leon at Fitzroy in 1984, having previously played in Mortlake. A rover, he kicked more than 20 goals in a season on four occasions during his league career. He received three Brownlow Medal votes for his four goals and 26 disposals in a win over Sydney at the SCG in 1985 and participated in the 1986 finals series with Fitzroy.[1]

In 1987 he was signed by Brisbane for their inaugural VFL season[2] and had the distinction of kicking the club's first ever goal. Harris kicked six goals in a game against St Kilda that year. He left Brisbane halfway through the 1990 season and saw out the year at St Kilda after they picked him up in the Mid-Season Draft.[3]


  1. "Bernie Harris". AFL Tables.
  2. The Age, "Short training run a giant step for Shaw", 24 March 1987, p. 55
  3. Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia Of AFL Footballers. BAS Publishing. ISBN 978-1-920910-78-5.
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