Greg Phillips

Greg Phillips (born 26 March 1959) is a former Australian rules football player who played with for the Port Adelaide Football Club in the South Australian National Football League (SANFL) and Collingwood Football Club in the Victorian Football League (VFL). He also played 20 interstate matches for South Australia.

Greg Phillips
Personal information
Nickname(s) Kutchie
Date of birth (1959-03-26) 26 March 1959
Height 188 cm (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 98 kg (216 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1976–82, 1987–93 Port Adelaide (SANFL) 343 (93)
1983–86 Collingwood (VFL) 084 (12)
Representative team honours
Years Team Games (Goals)
1978–1990 South Australia 20
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1993.
Career highlights

Club

Representative

Honours

Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Port Adelaide (1976–1982)

Greg Phillips started his career in 1976 at Port Adelaide and was a key member of their defence during a successful era for the club. At the 1980 Adelaide State of Origin Carnival he was selected in the All-Australian team.

Collingwood (1983–1986)

Phillips joined VFL club Collingwood in 1983 following his Port Adelaide coach John Cahill to the club. Phillips played four seasons with Collingwood before returning to Port Adelaide in 1987.

Port Adelaide (1987–1993)

Greg returned to Port Adelaide in 1987. The following year Greg Phillips won the club's best and fairest. Phillips was captain of Port Adelaide from 1991 to the end of the 1993 season, when he announced his retirement. He was a member of eight Port Adelaide premiership sides, in 1977, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1988, 1989, 1990 and 1992

Honours

In 1980 Greg Phillips was named in the All Australian squad. In 2000 Phillips was selected as a centre half back in Port Adelaide's official 'Greatest Team 1870 to 2000'.

Personal life

His daughter Erin Phillips is a member of the Australian basketball team, began playing Australian rules with the Adelaide AFL Women's team in the inaugural 2017 season, and is a two time AFLW best and fairest winner.[1][2] Daughter Amy is married to current AFL player Shaun Burgoyne.[3] Phillips now coaches Virginia Football Club in the Adelaide Plains Football League, whom he has led to three consecutive grand finals.

References

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