Brian Taylor ‘BT’ is one of the AFL’s most loved and respected commentators. He is best known for his passion as a player, entertaining commentary style and commitment to the game at all levels.
A past player, BT played 140 games for Richmond and Collingwood and was awarded the Coleman Medal in 1986. He has since been honoured by Collingwood as a Life Member and is also in its Hall of Fame.
BT is currently a lead commentator on television for the Seven Network and on radio for Triple M. His ‘Roaming Brian’ segment on Seven has cemented BT’s popularity with the public. He has also been voted the most popular AFL commentator multiple times.
Brian’s hosting and TV experience extends beyond football with his involvement in new Seven Network programs including The Great Weekend (a travel and lifestyle show) and The Real Full Monty / Mates on a Mission (a light entertainment program aiming to raise awareness for men’s health).
Awards: Brian was awarded the Lou Richards Medal for his work on Seven’s AFL coverage in 2017. The medal encapsulated all the qualities displayed by Lou during his career and recognises personality, humour and knowledge of the game.
AFL: The moustachioed Taylor, known as 'Barge', 'Bristle' or 'BT', began his VFL career with Richmond in 1980. He eventually left the Tigers for Collingwood at the end of the 1984 season, having played 43 games and kicking 156 goals. It was at the Magpies where he cemented his place as a fan favourite. A larger than life player, Brian Taylor was a successful full forward and in his second year at Collingwood he kicked 100 goals to win the Coleman Medal. Due to knee injuries in the following year, Taylor retired at the end of the 1990 season at only 28 years of age. He had played 97 games for the Magpies, kicking 371 goals.