John Hutton (footballer)

John Hutton (born 26 May 1966) is a former Australian rules football player in the Australian Football League with the Brisbane Bears, Sydney Swans and the Fremantle Football Club.

John Hutton
Personal information
Full name John Hutton
Date of birth (1966-05-26) 26 May 1966
Original team(s) Claremont, WAFL

Brisbane Bears: 1st Selection, 1991 National Draft
Sydney: 5th Selection, 1993 Pre-season Draft

Fremantle: Zone Selection, 1994 National Draft
Height 185 cm (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 86 kg (190 lb)
Position(s) Full-forward
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1992 Brisbane Bears 18 (43)
1993 Sydney 05 0(9)
1995 Fremantle 13 (27)
Total 36 (79)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2008.
Career highlights

Leading Goalkicker:

Sources: AFL Tables,

Taken as #1 pick by Brisbane in the 1991 AFL Draft from the Claremont Football Club in Western Australia, Hutton was touted as being a highly talented full-forward prospect fresh from having completed a West Australian Football League where he won the Bernie Naylor Medal as the league's leading goalkicker with 100 goals.[1][2]

As a Bear he is best remembered for his role kicking 8 goals in the Bears final game at Carrara Stadium vs Sydney Swans in Round 23, 1992 as well as for wearing a helmet during games for much of his playing career. He also kicked 8 goals against Geelong Football Club in round 7, 1992 to win the Brisbane Bears goalkicking award in 1992. Despite that, he was delisted before the 1993 season.[3]

Hutton moved to play for Sydney in 1993, but after only kicking 9 goals from five matches he was delisted at the end of the 1993 season.

In 1994, Hutton's career was revived when he was selected by the Fremantle Football Club's inaugural squad as part of the zoning rule to play in their debut 1995 season.

He managed to equal his best haul of 8 goals in Round 6, 1995 vs Sydney Swans,[4] but overall failed to impress. Playing for only one season, Hutton was delisted at the end of 1995.



  1. "The wait is over: real stuff begins". The Canberra Times. 66, (20, 796). Australian Capital Territory, Australia. 21 March 1992. p. 14 (Saturday Magazine). Retrieved 6 February 2018 via National Library of Australia.CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link)
  2. "Bernie Naylor Medalists". Retrieved 7 February 2018.
  3. "Tigers out to atone for a poor decade". The Canberra Times. 67, (21, 148). Australian Capital Territory, Australia. 10 March 1993. p. 42. Retrieved 6 February 2018 via National Library of Australia.CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link)
  4. "Hutton kicks 8 as Dockers savage Swans". The Canberra Times. 70, (21, 935). Australian Capital Territory, Australia. 8 May 1995. p. 32. Retrieved 6 February 2018 via National Library of Australia.CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link)
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