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Brad Green

Last played for Melbourne Demons in 2012
Games: 254     Born: March 13, 1981     Origin: Northern Knights
Playing Height: 184cm     Playing Weight: 83kg     Position: Forward
Last Drafted: Round 2, Pick #19 1999 National Draft by Melbourne Demons
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Brad Green Biography

Thursday, 14 September 2017
Brad Green leaves Brad Scott's coaching team.

"Brad has been a great support to Brad Scott and the players since joining us from Carlton," North football manager Cameron Joyce said.

"He is a quality person with a tremendous amount of football knowledge after spending almost 20 years at the highest level as a player and assistant coach."

Monday, 5 November 2012
Carlton's coaching panel under Mick Malthouse has been finalised, with Brad Green signing as a development coach.

"I said when I announced my retirement from playing that I was passionate about a career in the coaching department as I want to continue to be involved in the game I love," Green said.

"It is fantastic to have this opportunity and very exciting to join the Carlton Football Club and to have the opportunity to work with Mick Malthouse and the coaching team. I am really looking forward to an exciting year."

Monday, 27 August 2012
Melbourne coach Mark Neeld says Brad Green retires as a legend of the club.

"He's a 13-year player at our club (and) the club's 150 years old," Neeld said.

"I think there's six players, or maybe even less, that have played more games than Brad. Club champion, club captain, played in a Grand Final. He's a legend of the club."

Green says playing his last game in a 69-point loss to the Crows was an emotional affair.

"You never think this day will come. You always think you can play on or you should play on," he said.

"To play your last game at the MCG and bow out like that is a little bit disappointing."

Melbourne co-captain Jack Grimes paid tribute to his former captain.

"We really look up to 'Greeny' for the player and person he is. If I turn out to be half the bloke and player and contributor to this club that Greeny has been, I'll be a very happy man," Grimes said.

"He'll be sadly missed because he gives his heart and soul to this club and he has for such a long time. But he definitely won't be forgotten."

Brad Green retires with a warning to his young Melbourne Demons teammates about the effort and commitment required to be successful.

"The players, I have no doubt they're in for a hard pre-season, that's where it's all going to start for them," he said.

"It's not for everybody and it takes hard work. For those players who think it's an easy game, they're kidding themselves. There's a lot of talent, but talent only takes you so far."

Thursday, 23 August 2012
Retiring Melbourne veteran Brad Green has brought his retirement forward a week so he can play his last game at the MCG.

"Brad and I have been talking about what the end of the season looks like. After the discussion last week, Brad came to the realisation he wanted his last game to be at the MCG," Demons coach Mark Neeld said.

"It is still going to be a tribute game for Brad. These sort of things deserve to be dealt with on a case by case basis."

Sunday, 19 August 2012
Brad Green denies news reports that he could be recruited by the Giants following his retirement from Melbourne.

"I announced my retirement and then they were saying that I'm going (to GWS)," Green said.

"It's news to me."

Friday, 10 August 2012
Brad Green could be on his way to Greater Western Sydney in 2013 after the club refused to rule out recruiting the Demons veteran.

"Certainly there is a chance [of recruiting Green]," Giants' list manager Stephen Silvagni told The Age.

"We probably need to do a bit more homework on it all but his form has been pretty good the last half of the year and there might even be another club out there that thinks he might have another season in him if he still wants to play."

Wednesday, 8 August 2012
Former Melbourne captain Brad Green announces his retirement, saying it is the right time to move on.

"I know where this group needs to go and for them to move forward I need to step aside and let this emerging talent grow," Green said.

"I never wanted to overstay my welcome and take a young guy's spot. I wish nothing more than to see these boys succeed, but it takes hard work and a buy-in from everyone."

Tuesday, 19 June 2012
Melbourne's Brad Green has been ruled out for two games after suffering a minor strain in his hip flexor, casting more doubt on his AFL career.
Tuesday, 29 May 2012
Former Melbourne skipper Brad Green has returned to training after being cleared of major lung damage following a severe collision against Carlton.

"We sent him off to hospital because he was coughing up some blood," Melbourne's elite performance manager David Misson said.

"All the tests were pretty clear. It's a complicated diagnosis. But essentially he just got a really strong knock to the sternum. We're thinking it's just a burst blood vessel in the oesophagus.

"He's had a run today and he's felt pretty good but we're going to be pretty cautious."

Wednesday, 18 April 2012
Former Melbourne skipper Brad Green's horror start to 2012 has continued, with a dislocated finger sidelining him for a month.

"This is an obvious setback for Brad," Melbourne football manager Josh Mahoney said in a club statement.

"However having surgery now ensures a full recovery and will allow Brad to continue to work hard to regain his position in the senior team."

Friday, 13 April 2012
Former Melbourne skipper Brad Green becomes a casualty of Melbourne's poor form after being dropped from the side to take on Richmond following a heavy loss to West Coast.
Melbourne assistant coach Leigh Brown says Brad Green has taken his demotion to the VFL on the chin and is prepared to work his way back into the Demons' best 22.

"He'll go back [and] play some good footy, as we expect him to do as an experienced player at our footy club," Brown said.

"We expect him to go back, play the structures, play some good footy, get some touch and he will be knocking on the door sooner or later I would have thought."

Monday, 13 February 2012
Former Melbourne skipper Brad Green says that while he was shocked to lose the captaincy, deep down he expected it.

"(I was) basically told we're totally going with youth and a new approach," Green said.

"I feel that leadership group needs some help because they are young. I'll be around trying to do my best and lead the boys.

I have not had a sit down with Neeldy to go over that role, but hopefully we can have that chat and I can still be a part of what is going on."

Wednesday, 23 November 2011
Brad Green says he wants to skipper the Demons in 2012, but will step aside if new coach Mark Neeld wants change at the top.

I had a meeting when Mark came on board and he doesn't know me, he doesn't know how I go about my football, how I play my football and me as a person," Green said.

"That takes time and I've got to get to know Mark as well and he's got to get to know all of us. I'm fully comfortable in the process."

Tuesday, 25 October 2011
Melbourne skipper Brad Green is appointed captain of the Australian International Rules team by coach Rodney Eade.

"It's a huge honour. When Rocket (coach Rodney Eade) told me yesterday I was going to be captain, I had a couple of minutes to think about it and yeah, it's up there with the achievements that have gone before in my career," Green said.

"It is certainly a huge highlight and one I am rapt to take on."

Wednesday, 11 May 2011
Melbourne players Ricky Petterd, Brad Green, Colin Sylvia, James Frawley, Nathan Jones, and Jack Watts may be questioned by the AFL after using twitter to express their frustrations at teammate Jack Trengove being suspended for three weeks after a reckless tackle on Crow Patrick Dangerfield.
Friday, 28 January 2011
Brad Green has been named the captain of Melbourne, with vice-captains Aaron Davey, Brent Moloney and Jared Rivers.

"It's certainly a great honour and an exciting challenge to lead this group in 2011. It's a privilege that I will cherish," Green said.

"This club has come a long way since I walked into Junction Oval on my first day at the club back in 2000, and that's reflective of where we are as a team. We have come a long way, but I'm excited about where we are going.

Friday, 24 July 2009
Melbourne onballer Brad Green will miss the rest of the season after fracturing his wrist against the Cats at Skilled Stadium.

Green will undergo surgery to have the fracture pinned, and will also repair a broken knuckle in his right hand in the process.

Tuesday, 30 June 2009
Melbourne's Brad Green has indicated media hysteria surrounding draftee Jack Watts' form was unwarranted and irrational.

"Jack's in the papers for all the wrong reasons," Green said.

"He's a competitive kid and he's going to be a great kid and he's going to be a great footballer for our footy club.

"No doubt, Jack will play fantastic games for this footy club in the coming years."

Sunday, 24 May 2009
Melbourne leadership group member Brad Green has urged teammate Colin Sylvia to use his best-on-ground 37-disposal and four-goal performance against Hawthorn as a launch pad for the rest of his career.

"Col's a kid who's been around for a long time," Green said.

"We needed him to show something this year - we see a lot of potential in him.

"But potential only lasts for so long, and we need him to start producing consistent performances. Hopefully that's the start of it.

"He was in everything. He was in the midfield, across half-forward and he kicked his goals, you can't ask for much more."

Wednesday, 20 May 2009
Melbourne coach Dean Bailey says Brad Green has recovered from his broken jaw and is ready to play this week.

"He's one of our elite players, so I'm sure Brad will be playing on the weekend," Bailey said.

Wednesday, 6 May 2009
Melbourne's Brad Green is making good progress in his recovery from a broken jaw and hopes to return in a fortnight.
Monday, 20 April 2009
A sickening facial injury to Brad Green has taken the gloss off the Demons' stirring eight-point win against Richmond at the MCG.
Brad Green has had surgery on his broken jaw and will miss up to six weeks after plate and screws were instered to realign his mandible bone.
Sunday, 19 April 2009
Demon Brad Green will miss six weeks after copping a broken jaw against Richmond.

Green sustained the injury after clashing with Tiger youngster Alex Rance at the 24-minute mark of the opening term. He immediately left the field and was taken to Epworth Hospital.

Friday, 3 April 2009
Melbourne's Brad Green says his side does need to improve this year but must win games as well.
Tuesday, 18 March 2008
Foremer tennis star Paul McNamee is named as the new chief executive of Melbourne, replacing the recently resigned Steve Harris.

"I'm excited about the role at the Melbourne football club and believe there is a lot of potential for growth and success," McNamee said.

"The organisation possesses a great heritage and will be a platform for an exciting future."

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