Brian Winton

Brian J. Winton (born 28 July 1963) is a former Australian rules footballer who played with Richmond, Essendon and St Kilda in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

Brian Winton
Personal information
Full name Brian J. Winton
Date of birth (1963-07-28) 28 July 1963
Original team(s) Wentworth
Draft No. 1, 1989 pre-season draft
Height 192 cm (6 ft 4 in)
Weight 83 kg (183 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1983 Richmond 10 0(3)
1984–1988 Essendon 32 0(4)
1989 St Kilda 05 0(4)
Total 47 (11)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1989.
Sources: AFL Tables,

Winton was a gifted forward in his youth, topping the goal-kicking in the 1982 Under-19s competition. [1] The former Wentworth played was promoted to the Richmond seniors in 1983. He was used mostly as a defender in the VFL and crossed to Essendon after just one season at Richmond.

In his first two seasons with Essendon, the club won premierships, and as a result he was only able to break into the team on three occasions during this time.[2] After another brief season in 1986, Winton played 20 of a possible 22 games in the 1987 VFL season, playing as a full-back.[3] When Essendon were unable to satisfy his salary expectations, he was released by the club and signed by St Kilda, with the first pick of the pre-season draft.[4]

Although he kicked three goals on his St Kilda debut, against the Brisbane Bears, Winton played just four more league games.[2] He then played for both Prahran and Sandringham in the Victorian Football Association, followed by a stint as coach of Cheltenham from 1996 to 1999 .


  1. "Winton, Brian J". Essendon Football Club. Archived from the original on 26 March 2012.
  2. AFL Tables: Brian Winton
  3. Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia Of AFL Footballers. BAS Publishing. ISBN 978-1-920910-78-5.
  4. The Age,"Bomber trio dumped", 2 March 1989, p. 28
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