A State high school ruckman, Greg Schlein made his league debut in the last minor round game of 1970, while still attending Unley High School. In a tense game, with a thrilling finish, the Redlegs drew against Port Adelaide at Alberton and subsequently narrowly missed out on playing in that year's final series.
Tall and athletic, he shared the best first year player award with Rod Seekamp in 1971.
Schlein received a Five Year League Player certificate in 1974, but after 78 games for the club, moved to North Adelaide.
He added another 71 games to his tally while at North between 1975 and 1982.
Schlein then moved to New South Wales and joined the Balmain Football Club in the NSW Football League. He was later named at full forward in the Balmain Team of the Century. Another former Redleg, Ashley Reade, also made the team as a half forward flanker.
R Cialini Oct 2014