245. Brad Green

AFL 2012 Rd 18 - North Melbourne v MelbournePlayer Inductee

Tassie Mariners/North Launceston/Melbourne, Midfielder, 1999-2010

209 games, 266 goals, Melbourne, 2000-10
Melbourne grand final team, 2000

A natural sportsman, Brad Green played representative cricket and soccer as a teenager. During his early soccer playing days as a teenager he was scouted by Manchester United. After spending a month at Old Trafford, the 15-year-old Green trained with a lower division English club, and was offered a contract but turned it down, choosing to finish his schooling in Tasmania. Green only began playing Australian Rules seriously in his mid teens after returning from England, but his talent was obvious. He decided to focus his sporting attention on the local game and was subsequently drafted to Melbourne in the 1999 AFL Draft. He went on to become an integral part of the Melbourne club for over a decade.