John Brady (footballer)

John Brady (born 20 February 1932) is a former Australian rules footballer who played with North Melbourne in the VFL during the 1950s, after being signed by them in 1952 from the Benalla Football Club.[1]

John Brady
Personal information
Date of birth (1932-02-20)20 February 1932
Original team(s) Benalla, Shepparton (GVFL)
Height 185 cm (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 83 kg (183 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1952–1959 North Melbourne 118 (44)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1959.
Sources: AFL Tables,

A key position player, Brady was North Melbourne's Syd Barker Medalist in 1954 and placed equal sixth in that year's Brownlow Medal count. He captained North from 1957 to his retirement at the end of the 1959 season. During his career he also represented Victoria at interstate football.

After a year at Ararat, Brady returned to Shepparton and captain-coached City United to a premiership in 1962.

External linksEdit


  1. ^ "1952 - Brady signed by North Melbourne". Trove Newspapers. Benalla Ensign. Retrieved 2 July 2020.