Dermott Hugh Brereton (born August 19, 1964) is a former champion Australian rules football player in the Australian Football League. Events 43 BC - Octavian, later known as Augustus compels the Roman Senate to elect him Consul. Year 1964 ( MCMLXIV) was a Leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar of the 1964 Gregorian calendar. Australian (rules football, or simply known as football, footy or Aussie rules, is a Team sport played between two teams of 18 players The Australian Football League (AFL is both the professional Australian national competition in the Sport of Australian Rules Football and its highest In a 211 game career, Brereton kicked 464 goals. Kicking is a method used by many types of Football, including Association football Australian rules football Dermott is of Irish descent. The Irish people ( Irish: Muintir na hÉireann, na hÉireannaigh, na Gaeil) are a Western European Ethnic group who originate
Dermott, nicknamed The Kid, played most of his career (189 games and 427 goals) in the centre half forward position at the Hawthorn Football Club, where he formed part of a potent forward line that included champion players such as Jason Dunstall. A nickname is a Name of an entity or thing that is not its Proper name. In the sport of Australian rules football, each of the eighteen players in a team are assigned to a particular named position on the field of play Hawthorn Football Club, nicknamed The Hawks, are an Australian rules football club playing in the Australian Football League (AFL founded in 1902 Jason Hadfield Dunstall (born in Brisbane, Queensland on 14 August 1964 is a former Australian rules football player for the Hawthorn Football
While he played the game he had a reputation as a tough man, and as a big game performer was an important player in a number of Hawthorn's grand final teams during the 1980s (including premierships in 1983, 1986, 1988, 1989 and 1991).
Brereton was known for his bustling style and strong marking abilities and off the ball scuffles. A mark is a skill in Australian rules football where a player cleanly catches (is deemed to have controlled the ball for sufficient time a kicked ball that has travelled
He won Hawthorn's Best and Fairest award in 1985 and was the team's leading goalkicker in the same year. He achieved All-Australian status in 1985, 1986 and 1988. The All-Australian Team is an All star team of Australian rules footballers selected by a panel at the end of each season Year 1986 ( MCMLXXXVI) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar)
Having bulked up over his career, Brereton became a football punisher and was known for his aggressive hip and shoulder bumps on running players. His targeting of other players by this method led to the charging rule being instigated to protect players whose intention was to focus on the ball.
In a famous incident in 1988 involved Hawthorn's rival Essendon at Waverley Park. Essendon Football Club, nicknamed The Bombers, is an Australian rules football club and is part of the Australian Football League. Waverley Park (formerly VFL Park and then AFL Park) was an Australian rules football Stadium in Melbourne, Victoria Brereton ran through the three quarter time huddle much to the surprise of the Bomber players causing a scuffle to break out. This incident was in retaliation to a free kick paid against Brereton for kissing Essendon's Billy Duckworth while Jason Dunstall lined up for goal. Bill Duckworth (born 21 February 1959 is a former Australian rules footballer who played with Essendon in the VFL. Jason Hadfield Dunstall (born in Brisbane, Queensland on 14 August 1964 is a former Australian rules football player for the Hawthorn Football Dunstall kicked the goal but due to Brereton's indiscretion, the goal was disallowed. Brereton, fuming, ran through Essendon's huddle to prove a point. Post match, Essendon's coach, Kevin Sheedy shrugged off the event as insignificant, quipping, "Just another mad Irishman!"
Perhaps the most memorable moment of his career was the 1989 VFL Grand Final. Kevin John Sheedy AM (born 24 December 1947 was the coach of AFL club Essendon, and a former player for Richmond. The 1989 Victorian Football League Grand Final was held on 30 September 1989 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. In one of the toughest grand finals in the league's history, Brereton was lined up at the centre bounce by Geelong Football Club's Mark Yeates and hit with a solid shirtfront. Geelong Football Club, nicknamed The Cats, is a professional Australian rules football club based in the city of Geelong. Mark Yeates (born 10 May 1960 is a former Australian rules footballer who played with Geelong in the VFL during the 1980s Severely winded and concussed, he was attended to by trainers, he began to vomit before jogging back into the play. Vomiting (also called throwing up, emesis) is the forceful expulsion of the contents of one's Stomach through the Mouth and sometimes the Only minutes later in the game, he marked and kicked an inspirational goal. He would finish with three goals in a game that Hawthorn would win by six points.
During his career at Hawthorn, Brereton was selected to play representative State of Origin football for Victoria nine times and kicked a total of 18 goals. This article is about the general concept of State of Origin For specific information on the annual series of Rugby league games in Australia see the Rugby League
Brereton's physical style of play came at a cost. By the end of 1992, he was suffering from crippling chronic hip pain and struggled to make a regular appearance. At the advice of his club, he retired that year.
During 1993, Dermott began to recover from the injuries that plagued his career at Hawthorn and expressed his intention to make a return to the game. The struggling Sydney Swans, in need of a big name player capable of making an instant impact on the teams performance, drafted him for the 1994 season. The Sydney Swans is an Australian Football League (AFL club based in Sydney, New South Wales. Moving to New South Wales, his played only seven games as injuries prevented him from regaining peak form. His fame in Victoria was not equalled in New South Wales and he also failed to have any on-field impact on the Swans' fortunes. Brereton's most notable act as a Swan was stomping on Hawthorn player Rayden Tallis' head while Tallis was on the ground in a pre-season game, earning him a seven-match suspension. Rayden Tallis (born 9 June 1975 is a former Australian rules footballer who played with Hawthorn in the AFL. He would receive another seven-week suspension in that same year when Richmond's Tony Free had his jaw broken with an alleged 'karate chop' by Brereton. His only other moment of note being flattened by West Coast Eagles' captain John Worsfold. John Worsfold (born 25 September 1968 known affectionately as Woosha, is the current Coach and former Premiership captain of the West Coast Eagles, a team which The Swans delisted Brereton the same year.
Still itching to stay involved in competitive football and keen to prove his worth, Brereton worked on his fitness and once again made himself available for the draft. Collingwood took a gamble on the former champion player. Collingwood Football Club, officially nicknamed The Magpies is an Australian rules football club which plays in the Australian Football League. The Collingwood experiment was slightly more successful than his innings at Sydney and in 15 games he kicked a total of 30 goals, ending his career at the end of 1995.
Brereton is possibly best known for his ability to park his Ferrari wherever he wanted, particularly right outside nightclubs, and now it is common knowledge that the best possible parking space at any venue is called a "Dermie". To get a "Dermie" on a night out is highly regarded in the clubbing scene and has been regarded as good luck, particularly with the ladies.
After a lack of success in his returns from retirement, Brereton announced his intention to retire from football in 1995.
Brereton was inducted into the Hawthorn Team of the Century, as well as the Australian Football Hall of Fame. The Australian Football Hall of Fame was established in 1996 the Centenary year of the Australian Football League, to help recognise the contributions made to the sport of
His desire to continue playing football actively has seen him participate in the AFL Legends Match on several occasions. The E J Whitten Legends Game is an annual charity Australian rules football All-star game, Each time his lack of fitness is the focus of much mirth by the commentary team.
In 2006, he began playing in the Yarra Valley Mountain District Football League for amateur club Woori Yallock, kicking 2 goals on debut . Woori Yallock is a town east of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, along the Warburton Highway.
From quite early in his playing career, Brereton pursued media appearances in anticipation of joining the media full-time when he retired. During the 1980s, he had a six-year stint on a morning show hosted by veteran television performer, Ernie Sigley, who mentored the ambitious Brereton. Ernie Sigley (born Ernest William Sigley 2 September 1938, in Footscray, Victoria, Australia) is an enduring Australian In the early 1990s, he joined Channel Nine when the network began showing interest in Australian football for the first time in more than twenty years. He was one of the original panellists when the long-running The AFL Footy Show began in 1994 and also wrote in The Age. The AFL Footy Show is a Logie Award winning Australian Sports Television program, shown on the Nine Network and its affiliates The Age is a Broadsheet daily Newspaper, which has been published in Melbourne, Australia since 1854 In 2000, he was recruited to the Seven Network to host Seven's new football show The Game. The Seven Network is an Australian television network, owned by the Seven Media Group. The Game was an Australian television show that aired in 2000 and 2001 on the Seven Network. After the show failed, he returned to the Nine Network in 2002 to provide match commentary on AFL matches when the network commenced its AFL coverage. The Nine Network, or Channel Nine, is an Australian television network based in Willoughby, a suburb on the North Shore of Sydney He continued to be a regular panellist for The AFL Footy Show.
Brereton's commentary features in the computer game AFL Premiership 2005. A personal computer Game (also known as a computer game or simply PC game) is a Video game played on a Personal computer, rather AFL Premiership 2005 is the 2005 edition of the Australian rules football game for the PlayStation 2. He also starred in a minor role in the 2002 film, Trojan Warrior. Trojan Warrior is a 2002 Australian comedy film starring Stan Longinidis. Brereton, best known for his special comments role, has been criticised by some for "stating the obvious". A color commentator, sometimes known as a color analyst, is a member of the Broadcasting team for a sporting event who assists the Play-by-play http://blogs.theage.com.au/realfooty/archives/2006/08/calling_the_cal.html]
In 2004, Brereton hosted The Run Home radio show on Melbourne AM radio station SEN 1116 with Anthony Hudson and Matthew Hardy, but left due to a payment dispute. The drivetime slot "The Run Home" is hosted by Francis Leach and David Schwarz. SEN 1116 ( Callsign 3AK) the acronym standing for Sports Entertainment Network, is a commercial AM radio station based in Melbourne Anthony Hudson (born 10 April 1971 is an Australian rules football commentator on both television and radio Matthew Hardy is a Melbourne -based comedian and comedy writer who was the first Aussie to cement himself full-time on the UK live circuit spending eight In previous years he has also co-hosted the breakfast show on Melbourne FM station Gold 104, and been a commentator on another FM station, Triple M. Gold 1043 (call sign 3KKZ) a commercial Radio station in Melbourne, Australia broadcasting on 104 Triple M is a network of radio stations owned by the Austereo Radio Network.
In 2005, he appeared in a Toyota Memorable Moments advertisement featuring Stephen Curry that satirised the famous 1989 Grand Final incident with Geelong player Mark Yeates. (pronounced) is a Multinational corporation headquartered in Japan, and is currently the world's largest Automaker. Stephen Curry is the name of Stephen Curry (basketball (born 1988 American college basketball player Stephen Curry (comedian (born A Grand Final is a predominantly Australian sporting term used to describe a final that decides a league champion MCite/Citephp.--> Geelong (dʒəˈlɔŋ is the second largest city in the state Mark Yeates (born 11 January 1985) is an Irish footballer who plays for Colchester United. In November of that year, Brereton was involved in an altercation with a group of young men. http://au.news.yahoo.com/051127/2/wzbn.html]
In 2006, he made an appearance on Torvill and Dean's Dancing on Ice. Torvill and Dean's Dancing on Ice was an Australian television show based on the original British version Dancing on Ice. Brereton left the show early after injuring his biceps. In 2006 Brereton was sacked from Triple M due to low ratings. In 2007 Brereton rejoined 1116 SEN to broadcast football, the same station he left two years earlier. He also presents on the Channel Nine holiday show Getaway.