Playing Career: 1981 - 1983
Debut: Round 4, 1981 v Footscray, aged 21 years, 266 days
Carlton Player No. 892
Last game: Round 11, 1983 v Essendon, aged 23 years, 311 days
Guernsey No. 29
Height: 192 cm
Weight: 88 kg
DOB: July 28, 1959
Greg Sharp was a solid, wingman and key defender in the early 1980's.
Sharp was recruited from NSW side Western Suburbs in 1978, after he had played in their 1977 premiership and was runner-up for NSW Rookie of the Year in 1977. He was recommended to the Blues by former Carlton U/19's and Reserves player Ian Harry who was Sharp's coach whilst playing for Western Suburbs, ironically, both players would wear the No.29 guernsey at Carlton.
Sharp debuted in 1981, playing 9 games in our Premiership Year, but only managed 2 thereafter for the Blues. He also played in the losing 1981 Escort Cup Grand Final against Essendon, where Tim Watson's leap over Doull is stuck in footy folklore.
Sharp was later transferred to St Kilda for the 1984 season where he played a further six games and kicked one goal. Sharp debuted in round 1 of the 1984 season at full-back for the Saints, later that season another debutant for the Saints who would take the full-back role for many years to come was a young Danny Frawley who would play 240 games for the Saints.
Career Highlights1979 Mrs McTeggart Reserves Most Improved Award
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