Neil Hein

Neil Hein (born 7 June 1963) is a former Australian rules footballer who played with the Brisbane Bears in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

Neil Hein
Personal information
Full name Neil Hein
Date of birth (1963-06-07) 7 June 1963
Original team(s) Norwood
Draft 1986 pre-draft selection
Height 199 cm (6 ft 6 in)
Weight 89 kg (196 lb)
Position(s) Ruckman[1]
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1981–86, 1989 Norwood 140 (49)
1987–1988 Brisbane Bears 15 (12)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1988.
Sources: AFL Tables,

Hein played in a South Australian National Football League (SANFL) premiership for Norwood in 1984 and played 140 SANFL game with the club during the 1980s. It was from there that he was signed by Brisbane, who secured his services by using a pre-draft selection prior to the 1987 VFL season.

Hein had the distinction of playing in Brisbane's first ever match, against North Melbourne, which they won by 33 points.[2] From his four disposals he kicked two goals to be one of six multiple goal-kickers for the Bears.[2] A ruckman, Hein did not always play in his preferred position due to the presence of Mark Mickan in 1987 and spent a lot of time up forward during his eight appearances that season.[2] He played seven further games in 1988, some of them as first ruckman.[2]


  1. Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia Of AFL Footballers. BAS Publishing. ISBN 978-1-920910-78-5.
  2. AFL Tables: Neil Hein
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