Mark Browning was inducted into the Swans Hall of Fame in 2009.
Best & Fairest 1983
Recruited to the Lake Oval under the father-son rule, in 1975 Mark Browning started his career with the Swans playing on a wing, a half-forward flank or in the centre. Later he was moved to a regular half-back flank position, where he became a brilliant running defender. Until his retirement at the end of 1987, he played 251 games and kicked 138 goals for the Club, and was one of the original Sydney Swans, playing in the first home game at the Sydney Cricket Ground. Having been appointed vice-captain in 1980, he captained the Club from midway through the 1984 season to the end of 1985. Best and Fairest in 1983, he was named All-Australian in the same year. Mark is truly representative of both incarnations of our Club, as he has the distinction of being the only player to have played 100 games for South Melbourne and 100 games for the Sydney Swans.