Garry Lyon

Birth Day September 13th, 1967
Birth Place Devonport, Tasmania
Age 56 Years Old
Zodiac Sign Virgo

Garry Peter Lyon is a former professional Australian rules football player and was captain of the Melbourne Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL). He has also coached during the International Rules Series.

Footy legend Garry Lyon reveals he was SHOT AT by 'territorial hillbillies' during pre-season training

An AFL legend has revealed the unbelievable moment he was shot at by 'territorial hillbillies' during a pre-season training camp in Victoria.

Garry Lyon, a former captain of the Melbourne 'Demons' Football Club, said that during a training session in Ballarat, several members of the team were shot at by angry locals. Lyon said that under the guidance of the legendary football coach, John Northey, the team was running through the bush before two men started firing and chasing the players into the showers.

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Former Rules Footballer

Early life of Garry Lyon

Garry Lyon was born on  September 13 September 1967 in  Devonport, Tasmania. He holds Australian nationality. His birth name is Garry Peter Lyon with the birth sign of Virgo and was born to his father Peter Lyon and mother Beverly Lyon. Lyon moved to Victoria when he was a teenager. Regarding his education, he attended Melbourne High School.

Body Measurements of Garry Lyon

How tall is Garry Lyon?

Former Rules footballer Garry Lyon stands the height of 6ft 4in with a weight of 96 kg. Additionally, his brown eyes and black hair suits his amazing personality.

Career of Garry Lyon

  • Lyon started his career with the Kyabram Football Club and debuted in 1986 with the Melbourne Football Club.
  • He quickly became a dominant player in the Victorian Football League (VFL), later renamed the Australian Football League (AFL), winning his first Melbourne best and fairest award in 1990.
  • He became Melbourne's captain in 1991 and eventually became the longest-serving Melbourne captain in club history.
  • Lyon was known for playing with many back injuries and his presence on the field despite such adversity.
  • Lyon finished his career having won two Melbourne best and fairest awards and being named in five All-Australian teams.
  • He finished with 226 VFL/AFL games and 426 goals in 1999, third-best all-time for a Melbourne player.
  • His career ended as a result of increasing back problems. 
  • Lyon had a successful State of Origin career for Victoria, first being selected in 1988 against Western Australia. 
  • In 1989 he played in a famous game against South Australia.
  • In 1994 he was named Captain of Victoria, in what he has described as "a great honor"
  • In 1995 he was named vice-captain against South Australia, scoring one goal.
  • Lyon's radio career began in the late 1990s on 3AW, and in 2004 he hosted Morning Glory on SEN 1116.
  • In 2005 he returned to 3AW, and appeared on Sports Today as well as providing special comments for the station's AFL coverage.
  • In 2007, Lyon moved to Triple M where he provided special comments on Friday night and Saturday afternoon matches until the end of 2015.
  • Lyon became a regular panelist on The AFL Footy Show late in his playing career.
  • In 2007 he became a panelist on the program Footy Classified.
  • Lyon is a columnist for The Age newspaper and has co-authored children's books, including those in the Specky Magee series with Felice Arena.
  • In 2018, Lyon ended his long association with the Nine Network and joined Fox Footy as a commentator and co-host on On The Couch.


  •  He has coached the Australian international rules football team debuting in 2001.
  •  In 2009, he coached the Victorian under 16 representative side at the AFL championships.

Personal life of Garry Lyon

Who is Garry Lyon married to?

Garry Lyon was married to his ex-wife Melissa Lyon in 1993 but the couple divorced in 2005. However, the exact reason for their separation is still unknown. The couple also had three children named Benjamin Lyon. Thomas Lyon, and Joshua Lyon. After his divorce, he was in a relationship for two years with his best friend Billy Brownless’ wife, Nicky Brownless which was revealed in 2016 which resulting almost fifteen years of a friendship of Lyon and former Geelong player Billy came to an end.

Birthday of Garry Lyon

Garry Lyon celebrates his birthday on the 13th of September with his friends and family. Currently, he is 51 years old.

Net worth of Garry Lyon

Former Rules footballer Garry Lyon has collected a good amount of money from his rules football and coaching career. As of 2019, his net worth is estimated to be around $5 Million

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