276. Brodie Holland

AFL Round 9 - Brisbane Lions v CollingwoodPlayer Inductee

Tassie Mariners/Glenorchy/Fremantle/Collingwood, Forward, 1995-2013

Debuted with Tassie Mariners as a 15-year-old, 2005
36 games, 37 Goals, Fremantle, 1998-2000
118 games, 104 goals, Collingwood, 2001-08
Runner-up Collingwood Best and Fairest (Copeland Trophy), 2005
Grand Final, Collingwood, 2003
Maribyrnong Park (Essendon District League) senior coach, including premierships in 2009 and 2010

A livewire forward, tagger and personality, Brodie Holland is well-known in football circles throughout Australia and forged a strong AFL career with Fremantle and particularly Collingwood in the 2000s. After starring with the Tassie Mariners in the TAC Cup competition and being selected All Australian U16, Holland was drafted as a 17-year-old in the 1997 AFL Draft at number 26 overall. He made his debut mid-way through 1998 as a small-forward and played most games following his first appearance. He spent a further two seasons at the Dockers before being traded to Collingwood for the 2001 season. Holland quickly adapted as a successful player for the Magpies and became a fan favourite in his first season, kicking 28 goals in 21 matches. In subsequent seasons he was often used as a tagger and then became a genuine ball-getting midfielder.and gained a record for niggling play and unwanted visits to the judiciary. His tribunal record initially disrupted his transition to becoming a successful playing coach in the strong Essendon District League.