Born: May 30, 1957
Recruited: St Kilda FC
Played: 1980 - 1988
Debut Order: 670
First Game: Round 9, 1980
Last Game: Grand Final 1988
Games: 184
Goals: 82
Guernsey: 29
Premierships: 1983, 1986, 1988
Night Premiership: 1988
Best & Fairest: 1984
Best Team Player: 1983
Best Clubman: 1982, 1985
Deputy Vice-Captain: 1986
Under 19’s Coach: 1989 – 1991*
*(Final year of Under 19’s Competition)
Life Member: 1986
Hall of Fame Inductee: 2015 

VFL / AFL Honours
State Captain: 1984
State Representative: 5 (includes 1 with St Kilda)
All-Australian: 1983, 1984, 1985
Hayden Bunton Medal: 1984 (Sporting Globe award)
VFL / AFL Life Member: 1988

Russell Greene had a very unusual introduction to Hawthorn. He was chosen on Thursday to play with St. Kilda (his former club), traded to the Hawks on the Friday and played with his new team that weekend against North Melbourne. His friend Steven Icke, a North Melbourne player, saw him in the car park prior to the game and asked whether he was at the wrong game!  
Greene initially debuted with St Kilda as a 16-year-old in 1974 and made his name as a nimble wingman and occasional ruckman. After 120 games with the Saints he was traded to the Hawks prior to Round 9, 1980.
The move made him a more disciplined footballer and, in time, he became one of the game’s most respected players due to his non-stop running capacity either on the wing or as a ruck-rover. Greene was to typify the Hawks 80’s style of running from the backline.  
He made the most of his second opportunity, playing in six consecutive grand finals for three premierships, 1983, 1986 and 1988. Greene had a standout year in 1984, chosen to Captain Victoria and winning Hawthorn’s Best and Fairest Award. Towards the end of his career he would come off the interchange bench and spark the team with his great run and enthusiasm.
A very popular clubman and leader, on retirement he coached the under 19’s, helping to groom future Hawks. His son Steven played for the Hawks (2001-2005) having been recruited under the father-son rule.
Greene has made a very positive contribution with young people being a dedicated teacher first at Melbourne Grammar for many years and currently, Marnebek College enriching the lives of students with his embracing attitude. His students look forward to visiting the museum each year to learn more about personal commitment and the value of team play.