John Greening

Magpie Legends: JOHN GREENING

Guernsy #22
Previous Club:
Burnie (Tas)
Debut: 1968
D.O.B: 20/12/1950
Height: 185cm.
Weight: 83kg.
CFC Games: 107
Career Games: 107
Career Goals: 70
Career Span:
’68-’72, ’74-’76

JJ Joyce Trophy 1970, 1972

Magpie Legends: JOHN GREENING

by Canberra.

To those Nicks Members who are too young to remember Greening, just imagine Nathan Buckley being able to run quicker, jump higher and consistently find a target with either a Drop Punt, Torpedo, Drop Kick or a Stab Pass and you will have some idea of how good this guy was. Add to that, someone as freaky as Daicos.
I have been fortunate to see some great Collingwood Champions but none compared with John Greening.

Magpie Legends: JOHN GREENING

By RickyWatt23

Have no doubts about John Greening’s champion qualities. I remember seeing him in the under 19s, the reserves and then the seniors in the late ’60s. He was without question the best Collingwood footballer I have seen full stop. And that includes Buckley, Daicos, Millane etc etc. To leave him out of the Tasmanian team is a travesty!
An absolute champion!