Brent Harvey

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Brent Harvey
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Harvey in 2004
Personal information
Full name Brent Harvey
Nickname(s) Boomer
Date of birth (1978-05-14) 14 May 1978 (age 41)
Place of birth Preston, Victoria, Australia
Original team(s) Preston RSL Junior Football Club/Northern Knights
Draft 47th overall, 1995
North Melbourne
Height 168 cm (5 ft 6 in)
Weight 75 kg (165 lb)
Position(s) Small Forward
Playing career1
YearsClubGames (Goals)
1996–2016 North Melbourne 432 (518)
Representative team honours
YearsTeamGames (Goals)
1999, 2008 Victoria 2 (8)
International team honours
2000–2008 Australia 11 (12)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2016.
2 State and international statistics correct as of 2008.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Brent Harvey (born 14 May 1978), often known by his nickname "Boomer", is a former Australian rules footballer who played for the North Melbourne Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL). He holds the record for most matches played by an individual in VFL/AFL history, breaking Michael Tuck's previous VFL/AFL record in 2016, with players in interstate leagues not recognised as having played more games in fewer seasons. [1]

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Drafted by the Kangaroos in the third round of the 1995 AFL Draft, Harvey played in his only premiership side in 1999, following an E. J. Whitten Medal victory playing for Victoria in the State of Origin series. He won the Syd Barker Medal in 2003, as well as the Jim Stynes Medal in the International rules series, captaining the Australian team in the 2008 International Rules Series. [2]

A highlight of his 2003 season was against Carlton at the Telstra Dome in Round 22. Playing in his 150th game, Harvey kicked three goals in the Roos' record-breaking 124-point victory. [3]

He was the only North Melbourne player to have played every game at Manuka Oval during North Melbourne's nine-year stint at the venue.

In 2007 Harvey polled 22 votes in the Brownlow Medal, finishing equal second and in 2008 Harvey polled 17 votes to finish in eighth place despite being one of the favourites to win the award in both years. [4] [5]

In 2010, the week after a career-low five possession game against St Kilda, Harvey led North Melbourne to a 25-point win over West Coast Eagles with a career-best 44 disposals, along with 11 marks, six goal scoring assists and one goal. Harvey also almost kicked a candidate for goal of the year, taking seven bounces of the ball in a run from defence before hitting the post with his shot at goal. [6] In 2011, playing his 312th game, he broke Glenn Archer's all-time club record for games played.

Harvey's grandfather, Bill Harvey, played two games for North Melbourne in 1948. His brother, Shane Harvey, played 14 games for Essendon and North Melbourne from 2002 to 2004.

In Round 17 of the 2015 AFL season, Harvey played his 400th career game, becoming the first North Melbourne player to do so and fourth overall. He kicked two goals in a performance that suggested his career was far from over.

In Round 19 of the 2016 AFL season, Harvey broke the all-time record for most VFL/AFL matches by a player; the previous record was held by Michael Tuck. [7] (Although it must be noted, that players in interstate leagues have played more games in fewer seasons. One being Peter Carey with Glenelg in the SANFL, who played 448 games in 18 seasons.) The Kangaroos wore the number 427 applied to the vertical royal blue bars of their guernseys, and the number 50 on the 50-metre arc was replaced by 29, the number Harvey has worn for his entire AFL career. In August, North Melbourne announced they would not renew his contract for the 2017 season. [8]

On Friday October 7, 2016 at the 2016 Syd Barker Medal night Brent Harvey announced his retirement from AFL football, choosing not to wear another club's guernsey although his form could allow him to do so.[ citation needed ]

Statistics

[9]
Legend
 G  Goals  B  Behinds  K  Kicks  H  Handballs  D  Disposals  M  Marks  T  Tackles
SeasonTeamNo.Games G B K H D M T G B K H D M T
TotalsAverages (per game)
1996 North Melbourne 29100011000.00.00.01.01.00.00.0
1997 North Melbourne 2917108105541592690.60.56.23.29.41.50.5
1998 North Melbourne 292332202098929844311.40.99.13.913.01.91.3
1999 Kangaroos 2923241427311238566281.00.611.94.916.72.91.2
2000 Kangaroos 29253532375160535107501.41.315.06.421.44.32.0
2001 Kangaroos 2920171933817251075290.91.016.98.625.53.81.5
2002 Kangaroos 2920301229613342965451.50.614.86.721.53.32.3
2003 Kangaroos 2921282031413745194381.31.015.06.521.54.51.8
2004 Kangaroos 2921301321811733571371.40.610.45.616.03.41.8
2005 Kangaroos 29232317325188513108491.00.714.18.222.34.72.1
2006 Kangaroos 29221711335195530121460.80.515.28.924.15.52.1
2007 Kangaroos 29253617351243594116531.40.714.09.723.84.62.1
2008 North Melbourne 29232519339230569110541.10.814.710.024.74.82.3
2009 North Melbourne 291512819314233562310.80.512.99.522.34.12.1
2010 North Melbourne 2922252231323454792631.11.014.210.624.94.22.9
2011 North Melbourne 2922312530418849280591.41.113.88.522.43.62.7
2012 North Melbourne 292335928523552099471.50.412.410.222.64.32.0
2013 North Melbourne 291619921017538575431.20.613.110.924.14.72.7
2014 North Melbourne 29222920310249559106661.30.914.111.325.44.83.0
2015 North Melbourne 2925241530426657074531.00.612.210.622.83.02.1
2016 North Melbourne 2923362429020649698561.60.712.69.021.64.32.4
Career43251833456873526921316898871.20.713.18.121.33.92.0

Honours and achievements

Brownlow Medal votes
SeasonVotes
1996 0
1997 0
1998 4
1999 6
2000 14
2001 16
2002 10
2003 16
2004 3
2005 11
2006 6
2007 22
2008 17
2009 9
2010 13
2011 8
2012 4
2013 9
2014 15
2015 4
2016 4
Total191
Key:
Red / Italics = Ineligible

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References

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  4. "Sporting News – NFL – NCAA – NBA – MLB – NASCAR – UFC – WWE". sportal.com.au. Archived from the original on 29 August 2012. Retrieved 30 July 2016.
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  7. Timms, Daryl (28 July 2016). "Brent Harvey will wear long sleeves in honour of record holder Michael Tuck". Herald Sun . News Corp Australia . Retrieved 30 July 2016.
  8. "North Melbourne won't offer Brent Harvey, Drew Petrie, Nick Dal Santo, Michael Firrito contracts for 2017". Herald Sun . News Corp Australia. 24 August 2016. Retrieved 24 August 2016.
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