Leigh Matthews: When did coach collingwood| Collingwood


Brisbane Lions triple premiership coach and AFL Hall of Fame legend, Leigh will present the Premiership Cup. Today we will discuss about Leigh Matthews: When did coach collingwood| Collingwood.

Leigh Matthews: When did coach collingwood| Collingwood

Squat, short-legged and barrel-chested, Matthews earned the iconic nickname “Lethal Leigh” due to his physical as well as efficient style of play. He has been officially recognized as the “best player of the 20th century” according to the AFL, is a ‘Legend’ in the Australian Football Hall of Fame, named in the Hawthorn and AFL teams of the century, and is among the most successful Matthews is now an AFL commentator on television with the Seven Network and on radio with 3AW.

Personal information
Full name Leigh Raymond Matthews
Nickname(s) Lethal, Barney Rubble
Date of birth 1 March 1952 (age 71)
Place of birth Frankston, Victoria
Original team(s) Chelsea (MPNFL)
Height 178 cm (5 ft 10 in)[1]
Weight 86 kg (190 lb)
Position(s) Midfielder/Forward
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1969–1985 Hawthorn 332 (915)
Representative team honours
Years Team Games (Goals)
1971–1982 Victoria 14 (29)
Coaching career3
Years Club Games (W–L–D)
1986–1995 Collingwood 224 (125–94–5)
1999–2008 Brisbane Lions 237 (142–92–3)
Club total   461 (267–186–8)


2 (2–0–0)
1998 Australia 2 (1–1–0)
Representative total   4 (3–1–0)
Total   465 (270–187–8)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1985.
3 Coaching statistics correct as of 2008.

When did coach collingwood

Leigh Matthews: When did coach collingwood| Collingwood

Coached Collingwood from 1986–1995, when he abandoned the dreaded ‘Collivobles’, guiding the club to the 1990 premiership.


Raymond (born 1 March 1952) is a former Australian rules footballer and coach. He played for Hawthorn in the Victorian Football League (VFL) and coached Collingwood and the Brisbane Lions in the VFL and renamed Australian Football League (AFL).