Co-Host on The AFL Footy Show
12/22/1945, Geelong, Victoria, Australia
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Born in Geelong, John or also known as Sam is a retired AFL football player. Playing 300 games for the Cats and 41 games as captain he was sacked over a dispute with the coach and also threatened to transfer to Richmond but decided to retire. He is now a local celebrity being a part time co-host on The Footy Show and also a part time specialist ruck coach for Melbourne. He has won the best and fairest at Geelong twice, was selected All-Australian in 1969 and has played for the Victorian state 8 times. He retired in 1980 averaging over 100 Brownlow votes and in 2002 was introduced to the Australian Football Hall of Fame and has also been honored as a Legend of the Geelong Football Club.moreless
John Samuel Newman
Geelong, Victoria, Australia
- Trivia & Quotes
Sam has three sons with two of his former wives - Jordan (born 1980), Jack (born 1982) and Max (born 1998).
Sam does not like any fruit which he has expressed on The Footy Show .
Sam is right handed.
In early 2008 Sam was diagnosed with prostate cancer.
Sam has been sprayed by a super-soaker by Brendan Fevola.