|Gavin Wanganeen was
recruited from Port Adelaide in South Australia for the 1991 season. It was
immediately obvious that he was a special player and in 1993 he won the Brownlow
Medal as well as assisting the Bombers to the Premiership. He was the third
youngest player to win the award, only Dick Reynolds, Essendon's player on the
Booklet cover and Fitzroy's Dinny Ryan were younger. He won All-Australian
selection in 1992, 1993, 1995, 2001 and
After playing 127 games foe Essendon he returned home at the end of 1996 to be
Port Adelaide's inaugural captain.
He was chosen by the Essendon Football Club
as its star on the Essendon Centenary Maximum Card and Postcard. The post card
is displayed below. The maximum card is essentially the same except that the
background is less distinct and there is a stamp and postmark. A cover with the
outline of the
postcard was also released.
|In 2000 playing for Port Adelaide he
was included as one of the 27 covers to commemorate the
of the AFL and the
on the first day of issue of the AFL P stamps.
In the 2001 Season, he relinquished the
Captainship to Matthew Primus and had his best season for Port playing 24 games.
He also gained All Australian Selection.
2002 was serviceable and he played another 20 games.
In 2003 he played 24 taking his total to 256* and won
On the 31st May 2004
played his 300th AFL Game. He was also a
member of Port Adelaide's First Premiership Team.