Cameron O'Brien

Cameron O'Brien (born 28 September 1966) is a former Australian rules footballer who played with Collingwood and the Brisbane Bears in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

Cameron O'Brien
Personal information
Full name Cameron O'Brien
Date of birth (1966-09-28) 28 September 1966
Original team(s) St Kilda Thirds
Height 190 cm (6 ft 3 in)
Weight 96 kg (212 lb)
Position(s) Forward
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1985 Collingwood 1 (0)
1987–1991 Brisbane Bears 44 (65)
Total 45 (65)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1991.
Sources: AFL Tables,

An Old Xaverian, O'Brien played for St Kilda's thirds and Under-19s sides before joining Collingwood. His father, Jim O'Brien, was a former St Kilda footballer.[1]

In the final round of the 1985 VFL season, O'Brien played his first and only game for Collingwood, against Carlton at Waverley Park.[2] The following year he represented Victoria at the Amateur football carnival in Adelaide and kicked eight goals in the final to win the Hugh Millard Medal.[3]

O'Brien joined Brisbane in 1987 and after a couple of quiet seasons kicked 19 goals from eight appearances in 1989.[2] This included a five-goal haul in a four-point win over St Kilda, which he won for his team with a soccered goal from 30 metres out late in the final quarter.[4]

He played just five times in 1990 but had a memorable game against the Sydney Swans at Carrara when he kicked a career best seven goals.[2] A year later, in what would be his final season, O'Brien made 12 appearances and kicked 26 goals.[2] His tally was the equal third most by a Bear for the year and included six goals against Fitzroy.[2]


  1. Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia Of AFL Footballers. BAS Publishing. ISBN 978-1-920910-78-5.
  2. AFL Tables: Cameron OBrien
  3. The Age, "Victorians regain amateur football title", 7 July 1986, p. 31
  4. The Age, "Feltham off on right foot - just", 24 July 1989. p. 30
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