Martin Leslie (Australian footballer)

Martin Leslie (born 17 November 1962) is a former Australian rules footballer who played for the Brisbane Bears in the Australian Football League (AFL) and Port Adelaide Football Club in the South Australian National Football League (SANFL).

Martin Leslie
Personal information
Date of birth (1962-11-17) 17 November 1962
Original team(s) Ethelton
Draft No. 1, 1986 national draft
Debut Round 1, 1989, Brisbane
vs. St Kilda, at Moorabbin Oval
Height 187 cm (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 90 kg (198 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1981–1988 Port Adelaide (SANFL) 150
1989–1995 Brisbane Bears (VFL/AFL) 107 0(11)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1995.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Leslie made his SANFL debut for Port Adelaide in 1981, winning the club best and fairest award in 1986 and a premiership in 1988.

At the VFL National Draft in 1986 Leslie was the number one draft choice, selected by Brisbane. Leslie deferred moving to Brisbane until the end of the 1988 SANFL season. Making his VFL debut in 1989, Leslie would eventually play 107 games for the Bears and won their best and fairest award, in 1990.


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