Full Name: GREG DEAR
Date of Birth: 17/04/1963
Height: 198 cm ( 6-6 )
Weight: 99 kg ( 15-8 )
Debut: 26/03/1994, Round 1, Footscray
Last Game: 06/07/1996, Round 14, West Coast
Total Games: 53
Total Goals: 9
Greg has played all his AFL/VFL football as a ruckman. He spent eleven seasons at Hawthorn where he won the VFL Reserves Grade Best and Fairest, the “Gardiner Medal”, in 1985 and was a member of their 1986, 1988, and 1989 Premiership sides. He played in 12 Finals with Hawthorn and was voted their third best player in the 1986 preliminary final victory over Fitzroy. A loss of form, couple with injury, saw him move to Richmond and this has given his career a new lease of life. Although thinly built for his height, he is a very skilful player who palms the ball well to his smaller players. He is also very creative with his play around the ground, often bringing his teammates into the game with clever handball or tap ons. He has injected life into Richmond’s play from the centre square and as a result he has given the on ball players more use of the ball than they have been used to over previous seasons. A member of Richmond’s 1995 Finals teams he performed very well in the semi-final win over Essendon. An accountant by profession, he is the brother of current Hawthorn player Paul DEAR.
Churchill 1981 ; Traralgon 1982 ; Hawthorn Reserves 1983-93, Games 83, Goals 28 ( Honours - Premiership 1985, Club Best & Fairest 1984, VFL Reserves Best & Fairest " Gardiner Medal " 1985 ) ; Hawthorn Seniors 1985-93, Games 137, Goals 18 ( Honours - Premiership 1986, 1988-89 ).