Greg Wells (footballer, born 1950)

Greg Wells (born 6 June 1950) is a former Australian rules footballer who played with Melbourne and Carlton in the Victorian Football League (VFL) during the 1970s and early 1980s.

Greg Wells
Personal information
Full name Greg Wells
Date of birth (1950-06-06) 6 June 1950
Original team(s) Benleigh-McKinnon YC
Height 175 cm (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 80 kg (176 lb)
Position(s) Midfielder
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1969–1980 Melbourne 224 (251)
1980–1982 Carlton 043 0(24)
Total 267 (275)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1982.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables,

Wells usually played as a centreman or rover. During the 1969 season Wells played in the thirds, seconds and senior Melbourne sides in successive weeks.[1] He finished runner-up in the 1972 Brownlow Medal and equal fourth in 1976. Wells also won Melbourne's best and fairest award in both 1971 and 1976.

The 1980 season was his last for Melbourne and he crossed mid year to Carlton where he attempted to finish his career with a premiership. He was a member of Carlton's 1981 premiership side.

In 1983, he moved to the reformed Moorabbin Football Club in the Victorian Football Association (VFA) second division, serving as the inaugural VFA captain of the 1980s incarnation of the club.[2]

Playing statistics

 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)
1969 Melbourne 50310451136410N/A3.31.317.04.321.33.3N/A
1970 Melbourne 112019252675031752N/A1.01.313.42.515.92.6N/A
1971 Melbourne 111811173163835489N/A0.60.917.
1972 Melbourne 1122342944452496114N/A1.51.320.22.422.55.2N/A
1973 Melbourne 1121203945977536113N/A1.01.921.93.725.55.4N/A
1974 Melbourne 112226304749156597N/A1.21.421.
1975 Melbourne 112132333887045881N/A1.51.719.43.522.94.0N/A
1976 Melbourne 11223129477107584105N/A1.41.321.74.926.54.8N/A
1977 Melbourne 112123194169350994N/A1.
1978 Melbourne 11201726374120494121N/A0.91.418.
1979 Melbourne 11222439412132544133N/A1.11.818.
1980 Melbourne 1112462029930160N/A0.30.516.88.325.15.0N/A
1980 Carlton 11109111758425961N/A0.
1981 Carlton 122131430911142077N/A0.60.614.
1982 Carlton 1112101264427031N/A0.20.911.
Career 267 275 331 4890 1181 6071 1238 N/A 1.0 1.3 18.4 4.4 22.8 4.7 N/A


  1. Atkinson, Graeme (1989). 3AW Book of Footy Records. South Melbourne,: Magistra Publishing Company Pty Ltd. p. 278. ISBN 1863210091.CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link).
  2. Marc Fiddian (2 April 1983). "Wells top man at Moorabbin". The Age. Melbourne, VIC.
  3. Greg Wells' Player Profile at AFL Tables

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