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Michael Braun (footballer)

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Full name  Michael Braun
Name  Michael Braun
Nominations  AFL Rising Star
1997 – 2008  West Coast
Date joined  1997
Years  Club
Weight  75 kg
Height/Weight  175 cm / 75 kg
Height  1.75 m

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Date of birth  (1978-03-24) 24 March 1978 (age 37)
Original team(s)  Echuca United / Bendigo U18
Role  Australian Rules Footballer
Similar People  Chad Fletcher, Jason Akermanis, Daniel Chick

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Michael Braun (born 24 March 1978) is an Australian rules footballer who played for the AFL's West Coast Eagles.


Playing for Echuca United as a youngster in the Northern and Echuca Football League, he was recruited from Echuca/Bendigo Pioneers and made his debut in 1997.

Braun announced his AFL retirement midway through the 2008 AFL season, effective at the end of the season.

After retiring from playing football he became the colts coach at East Perth Football Club in the WAFL.

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  • Runner-up in the Bendigo Pioneers best and fairest in 1996, and represented Victoria Country in the championships.
  • Runner-up in the club champion award 1999
  • Best clubman in 2003
  • Member of the International Rules team in 2004
  • Member of the West Coast Eagles 2006 premiership team
  • Controversies

    In 2007, he ended his acceptance speech for the Ross Glendinning Medal with "Let's have a fucking good year" on live television and in front of a crowd of 42,000 at Subiaco Oval. The Eagles originally fined him $500, but the AFL stepped in, severely reprimanded the Eagles and fined him a further $5,000 for the blunder. It was also the same match in which teammate Adam Selwood was involved in an altercation with Fremantle's Des Headland.

    Outside football

    Michael married his long term girlfriend Bree in November 2007 and they have a son called Noah born in October 2008.They now also have a little girl called Logan.

    Braun can also be found regularly reviewing West Australian restaurants for a local website.


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