Greg Healy

Greg Healy (born 16 September 1965) is a former Australian rules footballer who played for Melbourne in the VFL/AFL. His brother Gerard was a Brownlow Medallist.

Greg Healy
Personal information
Date of birth (1965-09-16) 16 September 1965
Original team(s) Edithdale-Aspendale
Height 176 cm (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 75 kg (165 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1984–1993 Melbourne 141 (167)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1993.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

"Sugar" Healy's rise to the senior ranks at Melbourne were helped when he won the 1983 Morrish Medal for the season's best player in the VFL's Under-19 competition. A rover, he made his debut for the Demons the following season and in 1986 won their best and fairest award and topped their goalkicking. In 1988 he was appointed Melbourne's youngest ever captain at just 22 years of age. In his first year in charge he led the club to their first Grand Final since 1964, but they were defeated by Hawthorn.[1][2][3][4]

Healy gave up the captaincy to Garry Lyon at the end of 1990. He suffered a season ending knee injury in round 3 against St Kilda in 1991 which resulted in a knee reconstruction. Healy returned and played on for the next two years, spending the majority of 1993 in the reserves, where he was part of the reserves 1993 premiership. He was delisted at the end of the 1993 season and was left unselected in the 1993 AFL Draft.[5][6][7][8]

Playing statistics

[9]
Legend
 G  Goals  B  Behinds  K  Kicks  H  Handballs  D  Disposals  M  Marks  T  Tackles
Season Team No. Games G B K H D M T G B K H D M T
Totals Averages (per game)
1984 Melbourne 331625242306329363N/A1.61.514.43.918.33.9N/A
1985 Melbourne 33775832711032N/A1.00.711.93.915.74.6N/A
1986 Melbourne 3317352429010639668N/A2.11.417.16.223.34.0N/A
1987 Melbourne 3323292734718152890411.31.215.17.923.03.91.8
1988 Melbourne 3322131631815747581360.60.714.57.121.63.71.6
1989 Melbourne 3321242231117748890291.11.114.88.423.24.31.4
1990 Melbourne 331311716210426646140.80.512.58.020.53.51.1
1991 Melbourne 33347471259901.32.315.74.019.73.00.0
1992 Melbourne 3311971198920840100.80.610.88.118.93.60.9
1993 Melbourne 33810769641332061.30.98.68.016.62.50.8
Career 141 167 146 1976 980 2956 539 136 1.2 1.0 14.0 7.0 21.0 3.8 1.3

References

  1. Devaney, John. "Greg Healy". Australian Football. The Slattery Media Group. Retrieved 11 August 2014.
  2. Smithers, Patrick (4 February 1987). "Demons captaincy hangs well on Healy". The Age. Retrieved 11 August 2014 via Google News Archive.
  3. Carroll, Lynda (1 February 2012). "Former captain Greg Healy joins board". Melbourne Football Club. Retrieved 11 August 2014.
  4. Blight, Malcolm (26 September 1988). "Hawk victory the perfect ending to a super season". The Age. Retrieved 11 August 2014 via Google News Archive.
  5. "Healy stands down from board". Melbourne Football Club. 4 October 2013. Retrieved 11 August 2014.
  6. Niall, Jake (3 May 1997). "Get Rid of him ... He's a hack ... Get him off!". The Sunday Age. Retrieved 11 August 2014.
  7. Browne, Ashley (19 October 1993). "Few surprises as league clubs trim their lists". The Age. Retrieved 11 August 2014.
  8. "Youth wins the day at first televised draft". The Age. 29 October 1993. Retrieved 11 August 2014.
  9. Greg Healy's player profile at AFL Tables
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