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Greg Phillips

Greg Phillips Australian rules footballer

Australian rules footballer
Greg Phillips
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Intro Australian rules footballer
Is Athlete Football player Australian-rules footballer
From Australia
Type Sports
Gender male
Birth 26 March 1959
Age: 61 years
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Biography

Greg Phillips (born 26 March 1959) is a former Australian rules football player who played with the Port Adelaide in the South Australian National Football League (SANFL) and had a stint with Collingwood in the Victorian Football League (VFL) during the 1980s. He also played 20 interstate matches for South Australia.

Port Adelaide (1976-1982)

Greg Phillips started his career in 1976 at Port Adelaide and was a key member of their defence during a successful era for the club. At the 1980 Adelaide State of Origin Carnival he was selected in the All-Australian team.

Collingwood (1983-1986)

Phillips joined VFL club Collingwood in 1983 and played with them for four seasons.

Port Adelaide (1987-1993)

Greg returned to Port Adelaide in 1987. The following year Greg Phillips won the clubs best and fairest. Phillips was captain of Port Adelaide from 1991 to the end of the 1993 season, when he announced his retirement. He was a member of eight Port Adelaide premiership sides, in 1977, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1988, 1989, 1990 and 1992

Honours

In 1980 Greg Phillips was named in the All Australian squad. In 2000 Phillips was selected as a centre half back in Port Adelaide's official 'Greatest Team 1870 to 2000'.

Personal life

His daughter Erin Phillips is a member of the Australian basketball team and daughter Amy is married to current AFL player Shaun Burgoyne. Phillips now coaches Virginia Football Club in the Adelaide Plains Football League, whom he has led to three consecutive grand finals.

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