Phil Krakouer

Phillip Brent "Phil" Krakouer (born 15 January 1960) is a former Australian rules footballer who played for the North Melbourne Football Club during the 1980s. Notable for his speed, freakish skills and an uncanny ability to pass the ball to his brother, Jim Krakouer, who also played for North Melbourne. The position favoured for Phil Krakouer was as a half forward flank or wingman.

Phil Krakouer
Personal information
Full name Phillip Brent Krakouer
Date of birth (1960-01-15) 15 January 1960
Original team(s) North Mt Barker
Height 178 cm (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 75 kg (165 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1978–1981 Claremont 90 (192)
1982–1990 North Melbourne 141 (224)
1990–1991 Footscray 7 (7)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1991.
Sources: AFL Tables,

The Krakouer brothers, the children of Eric and Phoebe Krakouer,[1] were born and lived in Mount Barker, Western Australia. The brothers played their first senior football for Mount Barker for the North Mount Barker Football Club as teenagers where their incredible skills were first noticed.[2] The Claremont Football Club recruited both the Krakouers in 1978.[3]

In 1982, both Krakouer brothers left to play for the North Melbourne Football Club (Kangaroos) after they had helped Claremont in winning the previous year's WAFL premiership.

Phil played 141 games for North Melbourne and 7 for Footscray. He also topped the North Melbourne goal kicking list on three occasions 1983, 1985 and 1987.[4]

Phil Krakouer is the uncle of AFL player Andrew Krakouer who played for Richmond and then Collingwood who also won a Sandover Medal when playing for Swan Districts in the WAFL. Phil is also the uncle of former Port Adelaide and Gold Coast player Nathan Krakouer.


  1. "Magic and Mayhem: The Footballing World of the Krakouer Brothers". 2005. Retrieved 15 August 2007.
  2. "Full Points Football - Biographies [K]". 2007. Retrieved 15 August 2007.
  3. "Football Champions battle racism". 2007. Archived from the original on 30 September 2007. Retrieved 15 August 2007.
  4. "Kangaroos Football Club Honour Roll". 2007. Archived from the original on 31 August 2007. Retrieved 15 August 2007.

Further reading

  • Sean Gorman (2005) Brotherboys: The Story of Jim and Phillip Krakouer, Allen & Unwin, 2005 ISBN 1-74114-595-3

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