Brendan Tranter

Brendan Tranter (born 21 April 1971) is a former Australian rules footballer who played with Collingwood in the Victorian/Australian Football League (VFL/AFL).

Brendan Tranter
Personal information
Full name Brendan Tranter
Date of birth (1971-04-21) 21 April 1971
Original team(s) Maryborough[1]
Draft No. 55, 1987 national draft
Height 177 cm (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 75 kg (165 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1989–1992 Collingwood 8 (0)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1992.
Career highlights
  • Joseph Wren Memorial Trophy 1991
Sources: AFL Tables,

Tranter came to Collingwood from Maryborough, after being picked with the 55th selection of the 1987 VFL Draft.[2] He made his way into the Collingwood seniors for the first time late in the 1989 VFL season and in just his fifth league game found himself playing in an elimination final.[3] The following year Collingwood broke a 32 year premiership drought but Tranter was called up just one, in round eight.[3] He didn't play an AFL game in 1991 and appeared just twice in 1992.[3]

For the remainder of the decade he was a leading player in the Bendigo Football League, with Maryborough. He participated in their 1998 and 1999 premiership teams, winning two Nalder Medals after being voted best on ground in both grand finals.[4]


  1. Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia Of AFL Footballers. BAS Publishing. ISBN 978-1-920910-78-5.
  2. Lovett, Michael (2004). AFL 2004 – The Official Statistical History Of The AFL. AFL Publishing. ISBN 0-9580300-5-7.
  3. AFL Tables: Brendan Tranter
  4. Bendigo Advertiser,"Maryborough legend signs with Carisbrook", 10 May 2005, p. Luke West
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