Australian Football League Best Players of All Time

Andrew Kovacs

The Australian Football League (AFL) is the premier professional competition of Australian rules football in Australia. Founded in 1896 as the Victorian Football League, it has since grown to become one of the most popular sports leagues in Australasia and beyond. With 18 teams across five states and territories, AFL games draw passionate crowds from all over Australia who gather together to witness some of the world’s greatest athletes battle for victory on field. As well as providing high-quality entertainment for fans, its governing body – The AFL Commission – works hard to ensure that players are properly supported with a range of initiatives such as workplace diversity programs and health promotion activities. Through these efforts, plus an unwavering commitment to fair play and respect amongst participants at every level, the AFL continues to be a leader within global sport today.

Table of Contents

1. Marcus Bontempelli

Western Bulldogs


  • Years: Club: Games (Goals)
  • 2014–: Western Bulldogs: 191 (178)
  • Western Bulldogs captain: 2020–, AFL premiership player: 2016, Leigh Matthews Trophy: 2021, AFLCA Champion Player of the Year Award: 2019, AFLPA Best Captain Award: 2021, 4× All-Australian team: 2016, 2019, 2020, 2021 (vc), 4× Charles Sutton Medal: 2016, 2017, 2019, 2021, AFLPA Best First-Year Player: 2014, AFLCA Best Young Player of the Year: 2015, 5× 22under22 team: 2014, 2015, 2016 (c), 2017 (c), 2018 (c), AFL Rising Star nominee: 2014

Marcus Bontempelli was born in Melbourne, Victoria on 24 November 1995. He originally played for the Northern Knights in the TAC Cup before joining Eltham Football Club in 2013.

He made his debut for the Western Bulldogs in Round 5 of the 2014 season against Carlton at Etihad Stadium. In 2016, he won an AFL Rising Star nomination and also represented Australia at the U20 World Championships that year.

The following year he was again selected to play for Australia at both the U23 International Rules Series and Rio Olympics but failed to win a medal either time. In 2018, Marcus signed a five-year contract extension with the Western Bulldogs which will see him remain with them until 2021.

He has been named captain of Western Bulldogs’s VFL affiliate side West Adelaide from 2020 onwards.

Also Played For: western bulldogs

2. Lance Franklin

Sydney Swans

Lance Franklin Career

  • 2005–2013: Hawthorn
  • 2014: Sydney

Lance Franklin is a key forward for Sydney, having played for the club since 2005. He was drafted in 2004 and made his debut in 2005 against Sydney at the SCG.

Franklin has been one of the most dominant players in Australian football, winning three Premiership titles with Hawthorn as well as two Brownlow Medals (2010, 2013).

In 2017 he became only the third player to reach 300 goals in AFL/VFL career history and was also named All-Australian that year. 

Franklin will be 36 when next season starts and has hinted that he may retire after this campaign concludes, which would make him one of the all-time greats of Australian sport.

Lance Franklin is one of the most decorated players in AFL history, with two premierships and eight All-Australian selections. He was named club captain in 2013 and led Hawthorn to another premiership that year. 

In 2017 he became just the third player ever to kick 1000 goals in a career, joining James Hird and Norm Smith as only three players to achieve this feat.

Franklin retired at the end of the 2018 season after playing 341 games for Hawthorn over 12 years; an incredible record for any player.

Also Played For: sydney swans

3. Leigh Matthews

Leigh Matthews Career

  • Years: Club: Games (Goals)
  • 1969–1985: Hawthorn: 332 (915)
  • Years: Club: Games (W–L–D)
  • 1986–1995: Collingwood: 224 (125–94–5)
  • 1999–2008: Brisbane Lions: 237 (142–92–3)
  • Club total: , : 461 (267–186–8)
  • , 1997–1998: Representative, Victoria: , 2 (2–0–0)
  • 1998: Australia: 2 (1–1–0)
  • Representative total: , : 4 (3–1–0)
  • Total: : 465 (270–187–8)
  • 1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1985., 3 Coaching statistics correct as of 2008.
  • Playing, , 4× VFL premiership player: 1971, 1976, 1978, 1983, VFL premiership captain: 1983, 8× Peter Crimmins Perpetual Memorial Trophy: 1971, 1972, 1974, 1976–1978, 1980, 1982, VFLPA MVP Award (Leigh Matthews Trophy): 1982, Award renamed in 2002 in Matthews honour, Coleman Medal: 1975, All-Australian team: 1972, 2× VFL Team of the Year: 1982, 1983, 6× Hawthorn leading goalkicker: 1973, 1975, 1981–1984, Hawthorn captain: 1981–1985, AFL Team of the Century, Hawthorn Team of the Century, Championship of Australia Championship: 1971, NFL Night Series championship: 1976, AFC Night Series premiership: 1977, VFL Night Series premiership: 1969, 2× Australian National Football Carnival Championship: 1972, 1975, Captain of Victoria, , Coaching, , 4× AFL premiership coach: 1990, 2001–2003, 3× All-Australian team: 2001–2003, AFL team of the year: 1990, , Hall of Fame, , Australian Football Hall of Fame – Legend status, Hawthorn Hall of Fame – Legend status, Collingwood Hall of Fame, Brisbane Lions Hall of Fame

Leigh Matthews is a well-known Australian footballer who played for Hawthorn and Victoria in the MPNFL. Leigh Matthews was known as "Lethal" due to his powerful play on the field, and he holds the record for most goals scored in a career at 915.

After playing professionally for over 30 years, Leigh Matthews retired from football in 1985. He has since started coaching both amateur and professional teams. Leigh Matthews was inducted into the Australian Football Hall of Fame in 2006. 

Leigh Matthews played for Collingwood from 1986 to 1995, where he won two premierships and was an All-Australian three times.

After leaving Collingwood, Leigh Matthews had a successful career as a coach with Brisbane Lions, winning two premierships and making four appearances at the AFL finals series. 

Leigh Matthews has also been involved in football administration and is currently serving as chairman of the Victorian Football League (VFL).

Also Played For: hawthorn football club

4. Dustin Martin

Richmond Football Club

Dustin Martin Career

  • 2010: Richmond: 269 (303)
  • 3× AFL premiership player: 2017, 2019, 2020, 3× Norm Smith Medal: 2017, 2019, 2020, Brownlow Medal: 2017, Leigh Matthews Trophy: 2017, AFLCA champion player of the year award: 2017, 4× All-Australian team: 2016, 2017, 2018, 2020, 3× Gary Ayres Award: 2017, 2019, 2020, 2× Jack Dyer Medal: 2016, 2017, State of Origin best on ground: 2020, 2× Yiooken Award: 2016, 2017, 2× Ian Stewart Medal: 2017, 2019, Lou Richards Medal 2017, 2× 22under22 team: 2012, 2013, AFL Rising Star nominee: 2010

Dustin Martin is an Australian midfielder and forward who played for Richmond in the AFL from 2010 to 2017. He was drafted with the third pick of the 2009 national draft by Richmond, and made his debut in round one of 2010 against Carlton at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

Dustin Martin has been recognised as one of the best players in Australia's history, winning twoBest and Fairest awards (2012, 2014), three premierships with Richmond (2011, 2015, 2018) and four All-Australian selections (2013–2017). 

In 2018 he joined Collingwood on a five-year contract worth $8 million.

Dustin Martin is married to Daisy Lawrence; they have two daughters together: Isla Grace born in April 2016 and Astrid Loretta born December 2017. 

Dustin Martin is a three-time AFL premiership player and four-time All-Australian. 

He has also been awarded the Gary Ayres Award, Jack Dyer Medal and Leigh Matthews Trophy, among other accolades. 

Martin was a member of Victoria's State of Origin side in 2020 and was named best on ground for the game.

Also Played For: richmond football club, richmond tigers

5. Nick Daicos

Collingwood Football Club

Nick Daicos Career

  • 2022–: Collingwood
  • 1 Playing statistics correct to the end of the 2022 season.
  • AFL Rising Star: 2022, AFLPA Best First Year Player

Nick Daicos was born on 3 January 2003 in Victoria, and is 20 years old. He played his junior football with Oakleigh Chargers (NAB League), Carey Grammar (VFL) and Kew Rovers (AFL).

In the 2021 national draft, he was picked up by Collingwood at 4th overall. Nick made his debut for the club in Round 1 of the 2020 AFL season against St Kilda at Marvel Stadium. At 184 cm tall and 75 kgs weight, he predominantly plays as a defender for Collingwood.

Nick Daicos is a talented footballer who has had an impressive playing career so far. He started his career at Collingwood, and went on to play 25 games for the club during the 2022 season. 

Nick is currently in the AFLPA Best First Year Player Award contention, and he looks set to have a long and successful football career ahead of him.

Also Played For: collingwood football club

6. Sam Walsh

Carlton Football Club

Sam Walsh Career

  • Years: Club: Games (Goals)
  • 2019–: Carlton: 81 (31)
  • 1 Playing statistics correct to the end of Round 23 2022.
  • All-Australian team: 2021, Ron Evans Medal: 2019, AFLPA best first-year player: 2019, 4x 22under22 team: 2019, 2020, 2021(c), 2022 (vc), AFLCA best young player award: 2020, AFL Mark of the Year: 2020, Larke Medal: 2018, John Nicholls Medal: 2021

Sam Walsh is a midfielder who was drafted in the 2018 national draft. He made his AFL debut for Carlton against Richmond at the MCG on 21 March 2019. Sam Walsh has played for Geelong Falcons (NAB League) and St Joseph's Football & Netball Club before joining Carlton in 2019.

His height of 184 cm and weight of 83 kg makes him an imposing figure up forward or midfield for the Blues this season. 

With potential to develop into one of Australia's best midfielders, Sam Walsh is sure to be a key player for Carlton this year and beyond Sam Walsh is an exciting young player who has had a successful career to date.

He was drafted by Carlton in the 2019 AFL Draft and has since played for them in each of the past two seasons. In 2020, he won the Ron Evans Medal as best first-year player in the competition and was also named All-Australian team member that year.

His performances this season have seen him named in both 4x 22under22 teams (along with fellow Carlton players Ed Curnow, Charlie Curnow and Patrick Cripps) and be nominated for the AFLPA best first-year player award.

Sam Walsh is currently playing on a one-year contract with Carlton until 2021 but looks set to continue his career at another level after that point.

Also Played For: carlton football club

7. Gary Ablett Jr.

Geelong Football Club

Gary Ablett Jr. Career

  • Years: Club: Games (Goals)
  • 2002–2010: Geelong: 192 (262)
  • 2011–2017: Gold Coast: 110 (124)
  • 2018–2020: Geelong: 55 (59)
  • Total: : 357 (445)
  • 2× AFL premiership player: 2007, 2009, 2× Brownlow Medal: 2009, 2013, Gold Coast captain: 2011–2016, 5× Leigh Matthews Trophy: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2013, 3× AFLCA champion player of the year award: 2007, 2008, 2009, 8× All-Australian team: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 (c), 2012, 2013, 2014, 2× Carji Greeves Medal: 2007, 2009, 4× Gold Coast Suns Club Champion: 2011, 2012, 2013, 2017, Geelong leading goalkicker: 2006, 2× Gold Coast leading goalkicker: 2012, 2013, 2× Marcus Ashcroft Medal: 2012 (game 2), 2014 (game 1), Madden Medal: 2020, 2× Lou Richards Medal: 2009, 2013

Gary Ablett Jr. is an Australian professional footballer who plays as a midfielder or forward for the Geelong Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL).

He was drafted by Geelong with pick 40 in the 2001 national draft and made his debut for the club in 2002. Ablett has played 192 games for Geelong, scoring 262 goals, making him arguably one of its most successful players ever.

In 2009, he won the Brownlow Medal and was named captain of Geelong for 2011–12 season. In 2013, he signed with Gold Coast Suns on a five-year contract extension that will see him remain at the club until 2018. 

On 14 September 2017, Ablett announced his retirement from AFL football effective immediately due to ongoing back issues; he had been struggling since round 17 of that year when he suffered a serious setback after surgery on his anterior cruciate ligament (ACL).

After retiring from playing football, Ablett began working as an ambassador for Cats4Kids foundation which raises money and awareness towards child cancer research and support programs across Victoria.

Also Played For: geelong football club

8. Ted Whitten

Ted Whitten Career

  • Years: Club: Games (Goals)
  • 1951–1970: Footscray: 321 (360)
  • Years: Club: Games (W–L–D)
  • 1957–1971: Footscray: 228 (91–137–0)
  • 1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1970., 3 Coaching statistics correct as of 1971.
  • Club, , VFL Premiership player: (1954), 5× Charles Sutton Medal: (1954, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1961), All-Australian team: 1954, 4× Footscray leading goalkicker: (1961, 1962, 1964, 1968), Footscray captain: (1957–1970), , Representative, , 3× National Football Carnival championship: 1956, 1958, 1966, 3× All-Australian team: 1956, 1958, 1961, Tassie Medal: 1958, Simpson Medal: 1957, , Overall, , AFL Team of the Century (captain), Australian Football Hall of Fame, inaugural Legend 1996, Sport Australia Hall of Fame, inaugural Legend

Ted Whitten was born in Footscray, Victoria on July 27th 1933. He played 321 games for Footscray between 1951 and 1970, including 360 matches for Victorian representative teams.

Ted Whitten retired from playing football in 1970, but continued to work as a coach until his death in 1995 at the age of 62. The statue of Ted Whitten outside Whitten Oval, Footscray commemorates one of the greatest players ever to represent Victoria at state level.

He was a VFL Premiership player with Footscray. He also won 5 Charles Sutton Medals, 4 of which were as the club's leading goalkicker. He captained Footscray for many years and is often considered one of its all-time greats.

9. Polly Farmer

Polly Farmer Career

  • Years: Club: Games (Goals)
  • 1953–1961: East Perth: 176 (157)
  • 1962–1967: Geelong: 101 (65)
  • 1968–1971: West Perth: 79 (55)
  • Total: : 356 (277)
  • Years: Club: Games (W–L–D)
  • 1968–1971: West Perth: 91 (60–29–2)
  • 1973–1975: Geelong: 66 (24–42–0)
  • 1976–1977: East Perth: 45 (30–15–0)
  • 1970–1971, 1977: Western Australia: 6 (2–4–0)
  • 1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1971., 3 Coaching statistics correct as of 1977.
  • Club, , VFL Premiership player: (1963), 5× WANFL premiership player: (1956, 1958, 1959, 1969, 1971), 3× Sandover Medal: (1956, 1957, 1960), 2× Carji Greeves Medal: (1963, 1964), 7× East Perth Best and Fairest: (1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1959, 1960, 1961), West Perth Best and Fairest: (1969), 2× Simpson Medal (grand final): (1959, 1969), Geelong captain: (1965–1967), Geelong Team of the Century, West Perth Team of the Century, East Perth Post War Team of the Century, , Representative, , Tassie Medal: (1956), National Football Carnival Championship: 1961, 3× All-Australian team: (1956, 1958, 1961), 2× Simpson Medal (interstate): (1956, 1961), , Overall, , Australian Football Hall of Fame – Legend Status (inaugural), AFL Team of the Century, Western Australian Team of the Century – vice-captain, Indigenous Team of the Century – captain

Farmer was born in 1935 and played for East Perth and Geelong in the WAFL during the 1950s. Farmer made his senior AFL debut with Melbourne in 1957, playing 101 games over six seasons before joining Maddington (SSFA) in 1962.

Pioneer of WA football, Farmer won a premiership with East Perth in 1953 and helped Geelong to consecutive flags from 1954-1956. A ruckman who could also play as a forward, Polly Farmer finished his career with 176 goals from 101 games across all competitions.

After retiring from football, Farmer worked as an umpire until he retired due to health problems in 2001; he passed away 14 August 2019 at the age of 84 after a long battle against Alzheimers Disease Polly Farmer played 356 games for West Perth between 1968 and 1971.

During that time, she scored 277 goals which made her one of the prolific players in WA football history. She also represented Victoria on five occasions during her career, but it was with Australia where she made her name as a player and coach. 

Polly retired from playing in 1971, but stayed on as head coach of West Perth until 1975 when she moved to Geelong to take over as their captain-coach role.

In 1977, Polly returned to WA and became head coach of East Perth before retiring once again after two seasons at the helm.

10. John Coleman

John Coleman Career

  • 1949–1954: Essendon
  • 1961–1967: Essendon
  • 1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1967.
  • 2× VFL Premiership player: (1949, 1950), 2× Jock McHale Medal

John Coleman was a full-forward who played for Essendon in the 1949–54 seasons. Coleman made 98 appearances for Essendon, scoring 537 goals. Coleman died from cancer at 44 years old in 1973.

After playing his football with Hastings, Coleman coached at various clubs including Werribee and North Melbourne before returning to coaching duties with Port Fairy in 1986. 

He passed away two years later at the age of 47 due to a heart attack suffered while out running Coleman was a prolific goalkicker for Essendon and Australian football in the 1950s.

Coleman also won two Jock McHale Medals as best and fairest player at Essendon during that time period, as well as five VFL leading goalkicker awards. 

He represented Australia on numerous occasions, including three All-Australian teams and being inducted into the AFL Hall of Fame in 1996.

Also Played For: essendon football club

11. Toby Greene


Toby Greene Career

  • Years: Club: Games (Goals)
  • 2012–: Greater Western Sydney: 191 (265)
  • Greater Western Sydney captain: 2022–, 2× All-Australian team: 2016, 2021, Kevin Sheedy Medal: 2016, 3× GWS leading goalkicker: 2017, 2021, 2022, 2012 AFL Rising Star: nominee

Toby Greene is a forward who has played for Greater Western Sydney in the AFL since 2012. He was drafted by GWS with the 11th selection in the 2011 national draft.

Greene made his debut in Round 1, 2012 against Sydney at Stadium Australia and finished with 4 goals on the day. In 2017 he continued to play for GWS and kicked 62 goals from 26 matches, placing him third on the club's list of top scorers behind Lance Franklin and Josh Kennedy .

Greene made his name in the AFL as one of the league's most explosive and exciting young players, playing 191 games for Greater Western Sydney over six seasons. 

Greene was a key part of both the Greater Western Sydney side that reached two consecutive All-Australian teams in 2016 and 2021, as well as their maiden premiership victory in 2012.

Despite being sidelined for much of 2019 with a knee injury, Greene has returned to form this season to lead GWS' goalkicking again and earn selection in Victoria's 2020 squad.

12. Christian Petracca

Melbourne Football Club

Christian Petracca Career

  • Years: Club: Games (Goals)
  • 2015–: Melbourne: 151 (142)
  • 1 Playing statistics correct to the end of the 2022 season.
  • AFL premiership player: 2021, Norm Smith Medal: 2021, 3× All-Australian team: 2020, 2021, 2022, Keith 'Bluey' Truscott Trophy: 2020, Melbourne leading goalkicker: 2019, Neale Daniher Trophy: 2017, Frank 'Checker' Hughes Medal: 2021, 2× 22under22 team: 2016, 2018, AFL Rising Star nominee: 2016

Christian Petracca is a midfielder/forward who was drafted in the 2014 national draft. He made his debut for Melbourne in Round 6, 2016 against St Kilda at Etihad Stadium.

Petracca has played 98 games and scored 27 goals for Melbourne since then. Christian Petracca is currently playing for Melbourne in the 2019 AFL season. Petracca is a talented forward who has played in the AFL for Melbourne since 2015.

He was named an All-Australian in 2020, 2021 and 2022 and won the Keith Truscott Trophy in 2020. Petracca also won the Norm Smith Medal as Melbourne's best and fairest player in 2019. In 2017, he became just the second player to kick over 1,000 goals for Melbourne (the other being club legend Neale Daniher).

Petracca is a versatile player who can play on either side of half-back or up front; he averaged 20 disposals per game during his career at Melbourne so far.

Also Played For: melbourne

13. Jamie Maclaren

Australia national football team

Jamie Maclaren Career

  • 1998–2003: Sunbury United
  • 2003–2009: Green Gully
  • 2009–2013: Blackburn Rovers
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2013–2015: Perth Glory: 38: (11)
  • 2014–2015: Perth Glory NPL: 5: (11)
  • 2015–2017: Brisbane Roar: 53: (40)
  • 2017–2019: Darmstadt 98: 7: (0)
  • 2018–2019: → Hibernian (loan): 27: (9)
  • 2019–: Melbourne City: 95: (82)
  • 2011: Scotland U19: 2: (0)
  • 2012–2013: Australia U20: 17: (9)
  • 2014–2016: Australia U23: 15: (9)
  • 2016–: Australia: 29: (8)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 9 May 2022, ‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 13:50, 26 November 2022 (UTC)

Jamie Maclaren is a Australian international striker who currently plays for Melbourne City. Jamie Maclaren began his career at Sunbury United before moving to Green Gully in 2003.

In 2009, Maclaren joined Newcastle Jets and was part of the team that won the A-League Championship in 2011. He made his senior international debut for Australia during their World Cup qualifying campaign in October 2012, and has since featured at every major tournament.

 including the 2014 World Cup and 2018 FIFA World Cup where he scored two goals as Australia reached the semi-finals of both tournaments (the first time an Australian side had done so).

After being released by Newcastle Jets at the end of the 2013–14 season, Maclaren returned to Melbourne City on a three-year contract with immediate effect.[4] On 3 May 2019.

It was announced thatMacLaren would leave Melbourne City after three years with the club.[5] Jamie is married to Elyse Villani and they have one child together named Isla.[6]

Also Played For: melbourne city fc

14. Jason Horne-Francis

North Melbourne Football Club


  • Years: Club: Games (Goals)
  • 2022: North Melbourne: 17 (4)
  • 2023–: Port Adelaide: 0 (0)
  • Total: : 17 (4)
  • 1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2022.

Jason Horne-Francis is a talented young footballer who was drafted in the 1st round of the 2021 AFL draft. He debuted for North Melbourne in Round 1, 2022 against Hawthorn at the MCG.

Jason has shown great potential and is looking to make an impact on the big stage soon. Jason Horne-Francis was born in Adelaide, South Australia on 16th September 1997. He played his junior football for the West Torrens Eagles before joining North Melbourne as a rookie in 2016.

In 2018, he made his senior debut for North Melbourne and played 17 games over two seasons, scoring four goals. 

After being traded to Port Adelaide at the end of the 2020 season, Jason has since become an important part of their midfield rotation and looked set to continue this trend in 2021 when he ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) against Gold Coast Suns on 14th May.

15. Jake Stringer

Essendon Football Club

Jake Stringer Career

  • Years: Club: Games (Goals)
  • 2013–2017: Western Bulldogs: 89 (160)
  • 2018–: Essendon: 83 (144)
  • Total: : 172 (304)
  • AFL premiership player: 2016, All-Australian team: 2015, 3× Western Bulldogs leading goalkicker: 2015, 2016, 2017, 3× Essendon leading goalkicker: 2018, 2019, 2021, 2× 22under22 team: 2015, 2016, AFL Rising Star nominee: 2014

Jake Stringer is a forward/midfielder who has played for Essendon in the AFL since 2013. He was drafted 5th overall in the 2012 national draft by Bendigo Gold, but made his debut with Western Bulldogs four years later.

After being traded to Essendon at the end of 2017 season, he helped them win their first flag since 2005 and finished second in 2018 Brownlow Medal voting behind Patrick Cripps. Jake Stringer is an AFL player who has played for the Western Bulldogs and Essendon.

He has also represented Australia at international level. Jake Stringer was a part of the Western Bulldogs team that won their first ever AFL premiership in 2016. He also played a key role in Essendon's three consecutive championships from 2018 to 2019 and 2021. 

In addition to his success on the field, Jake Stringer is well-known for his charitable work off it - he supports various charities through fundraising events and donations.

Jake Stringer will enter the final year of his contract with the Essendon Football Club at the end of 2021, but there are no guarantees about where he will play next season or beyond that.

16. Charlie Cameron

Brisbane Lions

Charlie Cameron Career

  • Years: Club: Games (Goals)
  • 2014-2017: Adelaide: 73 (87)
  • 2018-: Brisbane Lions: 103 (214)
  • Total: : 176 (301)
  • All-Australian team: 2019, 4x Brisbane Lions leading goalkicker: 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2015 AFL Rising Star nominee, Marcus Ashcroft Medal: 2019

Charlie Cameron is a forward who was drafted in the 2013 rookie draft. He made his debut for the Swan Districts (WAFL) side in round 9 of the 2014 season against Collingwood at Adelaide Oval.

In 2018, he joined Brisbane Lions and has since played 34 games, scoring 21 goals including six finals appearances and one premiership win. Charlie is an Indigenous Australian with heritage from Mount Isa, Queensland which makes him eligible to play for both Australia and Queensland state teams.

His nickname 'Chucky' comes from his childhood love of horror films where the character Chucky always gets revenge on his enemies; something that Charlie seems to do often on field. Charlie Cameron is an Australian Football League (AFL) player who has played for Adelaide and Brisbane Lions in the past.

He was drafted by Adelaide with their first selection, number 73 overall, in the 2014 AFL Draft. In 2018 he became Brisbane's all-time leading goalkicker with 214 goals from 103 games played.

 This makes him one of only six players to score 300 or more goals in the AFL, alongside Gary Ablett Jr., Luke Hodge, Leigh Matthews, Lance Franklin and Tom Hawkins.

He represented Australia at junior level and also competed at the 2016 Rio Olympics as a part of Team GWS Giants' squad - finishing joint fourth on the team goal kicking tally behind Sam Mitchell , Josh Kennedy  and Eddie Betts. 

At 31 years old Charlie is still playing professional football which shows his dedication to this sport.

Also Played For: brisbane lions

17. Ian Stewart

Ian Stewart Career

  • 1962: Hobart
  • 1963–1970: St Kilda
  • 1971–1975: Richmond
  • 1976–1977: South Melbourne
  • 1978: Carlton
  • 1979–1981: South Melbourne
  • 1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1975.
  • 2x VFL Premiership player: (1966, 1973), 3x Brownlow Medal: (1965, 1966, 1971), 2x St Kilda Best and Fairest: (1964, 1966), Jack Dyer Medal: (1971), All-Australian team: (1966), St Kilda captain: (1969), Championship of Australia Championship: 1973, Australian Football Hall of Fame, inducted 1996, Legend 1997, St Kilda Team of the Century: (centre), Richmond Team of the Century, St Kilda Hall of Fame Legend, Richmond Hall of Fame

Ian Stewart was born in Queenstown, Tasmania on 14 July 1943. He played for Macalburn (SSOBFA) from 1962 to 1970 and then Richmond from 1971 to 1975. 

Stewart represented Victoria at representative level but is not known for any particular achievement during this time.

After finishing his playing career, he became a coach with the Dogs in 1984 and 1985 before moving onto Footscray in 1986 where he remained until his retirement in 2002. 

Ian Stewart played 114 games for St Kilda from 1976 to 1981, including back-to-back VFL Premierships in 1974 and 1975.

He was a three time Brownlow Medalist (1965, 1966, 1971) as well as being named captain of the Saints in 1969. He also represented Victoria at interstate football five times over his career and finished with 50 wins from 63 matches. 

Ian Stewart is now regarded as one of the greatest players to have ever pulled on a Saint's jumper and is inducted into both the Australian Football Hall of Fame and Richmond Team of the Century lists.

Also Played For: st kilda football club

18. Dick Reynolds

Dick Reynolds Career

  • 1933–1951: Essendon
  • 1939–1960: Essendon (VFL)
  • 1961–1963: West Torrens (SANFL)
  • 1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1951., 3 Coaching statistics correct as of 1963.
  • 4× Essendon Premiership player: (1942, 1946, 1949, 1950), 3× Brownlow Medal

Dick Reynolds was an Australian football player who played for Essendon and Victoria in the 1930s and 1940s. He is best known for his time at Essendon, where he was a key member of the club's premiership-winning side in 1951.

After retiring from playing, Reynolds became a successful coach, leading Melbourne to two premierships in 1978 and 1982. Reynolds was one of the most successful players in Essendon's history, winning four premierships and seven W.S.

Crichton Medals during his time with the club. Reynolds played a key role in leading Essendon to back-to-back premierships in 1949 and 1950, as well as kicking numerous goals for the Bombers over that period. 

After leaving Essendon at the end of 1950, Reynolds spent several years coaching both at junior level and overseas before retiring from football altogether later on in life.

19. Haydn Bunton Sr.

Haydn Bunton Sr. Career

  • Years: Club: Games (Goals)
  • 1931–1937, 1942: Fitzroy: 119 (207)
  • 1938–1941: Subiaco: 72 (190)
  • 1945: Port Adelaide: 17 (30)
  • Years: Club: Games (W–L–D)
  • 1936: Fitzroy: 18 (2–16–0)
  • 1947–1948: North Adelaide: 35 (13–21–0)
  • 1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1945., 3 Coaching statistics correct as of 1948.
  • VFL, , 3× Brownlow Medal: 1931, 1932, 1935, Fitzroy captain: 1932, 1936–1937, 2× Fitzroy leading goalkicker: 1936, 1937, 2× Fitzroy Club Champion: 1934, 1935, , WAFL, , 3× Sandover Medal: 1938, 1939, 1941, Subiaco captain: 1938–1939, 1941, Subiaco Leading goalkicker: 1938, 1939, 1940, 1941, Subiaco Best & Fairest: 1938, 1939, 1941, , SANFL, , Played in 1945 SANFL Grand Final, , Honours, , Australian Football Hall of Fame (legend status), AFL Team of the Century (forward pocket), New South Wales – Team of the Century (rover), New South Wales – NSW Greatest Team of all Time[1], Fitzroy team of the century (rover), Subiaco team of the century (ruck-rover), Ovens & Murray Football League Hall of Fame, 2 x premiership player: Albury Rovers, 1926 & 1927, 1 x premiership player: Albury, 1928, 1 x premiership player: West Albury, 1929

Haydn Bunton Sr. was an Australian rules footballer who played for Albury Rovers and Fitzroy in the Victorian Football League (VFL). He also represented Victoria at interstate football.

Haydn Bunton Sr.'s playing career spanned from 1931 to 1937 with Albury Rovers and Fitzroy, before he joined Port Adelaide in 1938. He scored 30 goals during his 17-game stint with the club before retiring at the end of World War II.

After retiring from professional football, Haydn Bunton Sr., served as a coach for several junior teams in South Australia before passing away aged 44 in Adelaide due to cancer. Haydn Bunton Sr. played 191 games with Fitzroy in the VFL between 1936 and 1941, kicking 152 goals.

He coached North Adelaide to a premiership in 1947 after spending two years as their coach following his retirement from playing football at the end of 1945.

20. Gary Ablett Sr.

Gary Ablett Sr. Career

  • Years: Club: Games (Goals)
  • 1982: Hawthorn: 6 (10)
  • 1984–1996: Geelong: 242 (1021)
  • Total: : 248 (1031)
  • Norm Smith Medal: (1989), 3x Coleman Medal: (1993, 1994, 1995), Carji Greeves Medal: (1984), Leigh Matthews Trophy (AFLPA MVP Award): 1993, 4x All-Australian team: (1992, 1993, 1994, 1995), 9x Geelong leading goalkicker: 1985–1986, 1988–1990, 1993–1996, Geelong Football Club Greatest Ever Player Award, Geelong Team of the Century, Geelong Captain: 1995–1996, Geelong Mark of the Century: 1994, 2x Mark of the Year: 1985, 1994, Geelong Football Club Hall of Fame, Geelong Player of the National Era: 1984–1996, Australian Sports Medal: 2000, Centenary Medal: 2001, Captain of Victoria: 1995, Victoria Team of the 20th Century, AFL Team of the Century, Australian Football Hall of Fame, inducted 2005

Gary Ablett Sr. is a legendary Australian rules footballer who played for Geelong and Hawthorn in the AFL. He was renowned as one of the best full-forward players of his era, amassing over 248 goals in 1031 games.

Ablett also represented Victoria at interstate football, playing 96 games for them between 1982 and 1996. In 2009, Ablett was inducted into the Australian Football Hall of Fame alongside fellow legends like Norm Smith and Leigh Matthews.

After hanging up his boots, he has since dedicated himself to various business ventures, most notably founding an sporting goods company bearing his name which produces footwear and apparel for both men and women athletes. 

Now in his early 60s, Abletti remains active both on social media (where he has more than 1 million followers) and off it - he's married with two children and lives near Geelong with his family.

21. Wayne Carey

Wayne Carey Career

  • Years: Club: Games (Goals)
  • 1989–2001: North Melbourne: 244 (671)
  • 2003–2004: Adelaide: 28 (56)
  • Total: : 272 (727)
  • Club, , 2× AFL Premiership: 1996, 1999, 2× Leigh Matthews Trophy: 1995, 1998, 7× All-Australian Team: 1993–1996, 1998–2000, 4× All-Australian Team Captain: 1993, 1998–2000, 4× North Melbourne Best & Fairest: 1992–1993, 1996, 1998, 5× North Melbourne leading goal kicker: 1995–1996, 1998–2000, North Melbourne Captain: 1993–2001, Australian Football Hall of Fame, North Melbourne Team of the Century: (Centre Half Forward), North Melbourne Hall of Fame, North Melbourne Team of the Century Captain, Michael Tuck Medal: 1998, 3× AFL Pre-Season Premiership: 1995, 1998, 2003, VFL: U-19 Premiership: 1988, Lou Richards Medal: 2000, , Representative, , Captain of New South Wales/ACT: 1993, Vice Captain of Southern NSW/ACT Team of the Century, Captain of Australia: 1998

Wayne Carey is a former Australian rules footballer who played for North Melbourne and Adelaide in the AFL. He was one of the game's biggest stars during his playing career, amassing over 700 goals from 274 games.

Carey also represented Australia on several occasions, including at the 1992 World Cup and at the 1996 Olympics. 

After retiring as a player, Carey began a successful coaching career with both North Melbourne and Adelaide, winning two premierships with each club before moving to Sydney in 2012 to take up an assistant coach position with the Swans.

In 2017, Carey was appointed head coach of Carlton after Brett Ratten resigned due to health reasons. Wayne Carey is currently contracted until 2020 with Carlton Football Club which he joined in 2018.

Assistant Coach under Brendan McCartney Following Neil Craig’s departure from The Blues He is married to model Candice Falzon and they have 3 children together – sons Kye (born 2000) & Mason (born 2003), daughter Harper (born 2006).

Also Played For: north melbourne football club

22. Jason Cummings

Shrewsbury Town F.C.

Jason Cummings Career

  • 2001–2007: Hutchison Vale
  • 2007–2012: Heart of Midlothian
  • 2012–2013: Hutchison Vale
  • 2013: Hibernian
  • 2013–2017: Hibernian
  • 2017–2019: Nottingham Forest
  • 2018: Rangers (loan)
  • 2018–2019: Peterborough United (loan)
  • 2019: Luton Town (loan)
  • 2019–2021: Shrewsbury Town
  • 2021–2022: Dundee
  • 2022: Central Coast Mariners
  • 2014: Scotland U19
  • 2015–2016: Scotland U21
  • 2017–2018: Scotland
  • 2022: Australia
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 7 January 2023, ‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 23 November 2022

Cummings was born in Edinburgh, Scotland on 1 August 1995. Cummings started his career with Hutchison Vale before moving to Heart of Midlothian in 2013.

He joined Hibs the following year and made 41 appearances for them during the 2016/17 season. Cummings signed for Central Coast Mariners ahead of the 2017 A-League season and has since scored six goals in 14 appearances.

Jason Cummings is a Scottish international footballer who plays for Rangers. Jason has spent most of his career playing in Scotland, but has also had loans spells with Nottingham Forest and Peterborough United. 

He was part of the Hibs team that won promotion to the Scottish Premiership in 2013-14, and scored 56 goals over two seasons at Easter Road before joining Nottingham Forest on loan in 2017-18.

Cummings made an instant impact at The City Ground, scoring 14 goals in 15 appearances during his time there, before returning to Hibs just weeks later; he would score 22 goals during his second spell with the club as they narrowly avoided relegation from the Premiership at the end of 2018-19 season. 

Cummings joined Rangers on a season long loan ahead of their return to Scottish football this year - making seven appearances across all competitions so far (four starts).

Jason's future remains uncertain as he enters into negotiations regarding extending his stay in Glasgow beyond 2020, but regardless it looks likely that he will continue playing top level Football outside of Scotland for some time yet.

Also Played For: central coast mariners fc

23. Mathew Leckie

Hertha BSC

Mathew Leckie Career

  • : Brimbank Stallions
  • 2007: Bulleen Lions
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2008–2009: Bulleen Lions: 27: (15)
  • 2009–2011: Adelaide United: 35: (8)
  • 2011–2013: Borussia Mönchengladbach II: 10: (3)
  • 2011–2012: Borussia Mönchengladbach: 9: (0)
  • 2012–2013: → FSV Frankfurt II (loan): 5: (4)
  • 2012–2013: → FSV Frankfurt (loan): 28: (4)
  • 2013–2014: FSV Frankfurt: 31: (10)
  • 2014–2017: FC Ingolstadt 04: 94: (10)
  • 2017–2021: Hertha BSC: 68: (7)
  • 2019: Hertha BSC II: 1: (0)
  • 2021–: Melbourne City: 29: (10)
  • 2009–2011: Australia U20: 13: (3)
  • 2012–: Australia: 76: (14)

Mathew Leckie is a talented forward who has played for several clubs in Australia and Europe. He signed with Melbourne City in 2018 and has since been an important part of the team, scoring five goals in 26 appearances.

Leckie was born in 1991, making him one of the youngest players to ever play professional football. He began his career at Bulleen Lions before moving to Adelaide United and then Borussia Mönchengladbach II. 

In 2013, he joined Bundesliga side BMG Gladbach and helped them win promotion that year as well as two DFB-Pokals (German Cup).

After three seasons with BMG, Leckie moved to Melbourne City where he's continued to be a key player for them both on the pitch and off it, winning multiple awards including Players' Player of the Year during his first season there.

24. Andrew Nabbout

Melbourne Victory FC

Andrew Nabbout Career

  • 2004–2007: Brunswick City
  • 2007–2009: Green Gully
  • 2009–2010: Sunshine George Cross
  • 2012–2013: Melbourne Victory
  • 2010–2011: Sunshine George Cross
  • 2011–2012: Heidelberg United
  • 2012: Moreland Zebras
  • 2013–2015: Melbourne Victory
  • 2016: Negeri Sembilan
  • 2016–2018: Newcastle Jets
  • 2018–2019: Urawa Red Diamonds
  • 2019–2020: Melbourne Victory
  • 2020: Melbourne City
  • 2018–2021: Australia
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 30 May 2022, ‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 12 November 2021

Andrew Nabbout is a 30-year-old Australian forward who currently plays for Melbourne City in the A-League. Andrew began his career playing for Brunswick City before moving to Green Gully in 2009.

In 2010, he signed with Sunshine George Cross and helped them win the Victorian State League Division 2 championship that year. 

After spending two seasons with Sunshine George Cross, Nabbout departed Australia and joined Melbourne City ahead of the 2013–14 season.

He has since made over 100 appearances for the club and won both the 2015/16 A-League Championship as well as becoming an inaugural member of Melbourne Victory's Hall of Fame in 2018.

Outside of football, Andrew is also a regular contributor on sports radio station SEN 1116 where he provides analysis and insights on matches played by both Melbourne City and Victoria Football League sides.

Also Played For: newcastle jets fc, melbourne victory fc

25. Nick Riewoldt

St Kilda Football Club

Nick Riewoldt Career

  • Years: Club: Games (Goals)
  • 2001–2017: St Kilda: 336 (718)
  • St Kilda captain: 2005, 2007–2016, 6x Trevor Barker Award: 2002, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2014, Leigh Matthews Trophy: 2004, 4x St Kilda leading goalkicker: 2008, 2009, 2013, 2014, 5x All-Australian team: 2004, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2014, AFL Rising Star: 2002, 2x Pre Season Premiership: 2004, 2008

Nick Riewoldt is a talented and experienced forward who has played for several clubs in the AFL over his career. He was drafted No. 1 in the 2000 national draft by St Kilda, where he spent eleven seasons before moving to Richmond in 2017.

Riewoldt has been an integral part of both sides and is one of the most decorated players in Australian football history, winning numerous awards including three Brownlow Medals and two premierships with St Kilda. 

In 2018, he announced his retirement from professional football following a successful season with Richmond which saw them make it to their first grand final since 2005.

Outside of football, Riewoldt is known for his charity work - most notably through his involvement with the Prince's Trust youth charity - as well as being an active member of various community organisations across Tasmania.

26. Thomas Glover

Melbourne City FC


  • : Sutherland Sharks
  • 2014–2017: Tottenham Hotspur
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2017–2019: Tottenham Hotspur: 0: (0)
  • 2017–2018: → Central Coast Mariners (loan): 4: (0)
  • 2019: → Helsingborg (loan): 0: (0)
  • 2019–: Melbourne City: 77: (0)
  • 2016: Australia U-20: 5: (0)
  • 2017–2021: Australia U-23: 13: (0)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 17 December 2022, ‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 2 August 2021

Thomas Glover is a goalkeeper who currently plays for Melbourne City in the A-League. He has played for Sutherland Sharks, representing them at both under-13 and under-15 level before moving to Sydney FC's youth system.

Glover made his professional debut in April 2016, starting in a 2-1 loss to Newcastle United in the A-League. In June 2017 he was loaned out to Perth Glory where he made 11 appearances before returning to Melbourne City ahead of their 2018/19 season.

Opener against Brisbane Roar on 8 October 2018 Glover made his Tottenham Hotspur senior team debut in the 2017-2018 season and has since played for Central Coast Mariners on a loan deal.

Glover is an Australian international who has played for Australia U-20 and 23 teams respectively. Thomas Glover is known as a tough tackler with excellent passing skills which he uses to help create chances for his teammates. 

He is likely to be used mainly as a midfielder at Spurs but can also play up front if needed, due to his powerful shot ability. Thomas Glover will be looking to continue playing first-team football next season and cement himself as one of the most promising young midfielders in Europe.

27. Jim Stynes

Jim Stynes Career

  • Years: Club: Games (Goals)
  • 1987–1998: Melbourne: 264 (130)
  • Melbourne Night Premiership: (1987), 2× All-Australian team: (1991, 1993), Brownlow Medal: (1991), Leigh Matthews Trophy: (1991), 4× Keith 'Bluey' Truscott Medal: (1991, 1995, 1996, 1997), Melbourne Team of the Century (Interchange), Australian Football Hall of Fame, Melbourne Hall of Fame

Jim Stynes was born in Dublin, Ireland in 1966. He played for Melbourne from 1987 to 1998 and represented the Irish national team at various levels. In 1999, he moved to Australian club St Kilda where he played until his death in 2012.

Jim Stynes is best known for his role as a ruckman and was an important part of several successful teams during his career. 

He is honoured with a statue at Melbourne's MCG Stadium and has been inducted into the Australian Football Hall of Fame He was a key part of the Victoria team that won 10 games during his time with the club.

He also represented Australia at international level on numerous occasions, most notably in 1987 and 1998 where they claimed 5 titles together. After leaving Victoria Stynes spent several years playing for Ireland before finishing up his career back in Melbourne with the Nightcliff Eagles side.

28. Aiden O'Neill

Central Coast Mariners FC

Aiden O Career

  • 2004–2006: Kenmore
  • 2007–2011: Brisbane Athletic
  • 2014–2016: Burnley
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2016–2020: Burnley: 3: (0)
  • 2017: → Oldham Athletic (loan): 15: (0)
  • 2017–2018: → Fleetwood Town (loan): 21: (1)
  • 2018–2019: → Central Coast Mariners (loan): 23: (4)
  • 2019–2020: → Brisbane Roar (loan): 17: (0)
  • 2020–: Melbourne City: 35: (1)
  • 2017–: Australia U23: 9: (1)

Aiden O'Neill is a central midfielder who currently plays for Melbourne City. He came through the youth ranks at Brisbane Athletic before signing with Burnley in 2014.

Aiden has represented Australia at U17 and U20 level, as well as making one appearance for the full national team in 2016. In addition to his footballing duties, Aiden also studies marketing and business at Monash University in Melbourne.

As an attacking midfielder, O'Neill is known for his quick feet and exceptional passing ability - attributes that have seen him linked with several top European clubs over the past few years Aiden O'Neill is a talented footballer who has represented Australia at senior level.

He started his career with Burnley before moving to Oldham Athletic on loan in 2017. In 2018, he joined Fleetwood Town on a season-long loan and was very successful there. He then moved to Central Coast Mariners on a temporary deal before joining Brisbane Roar in 2019 as a loan signing.

At the beginning of 2020, he rejoined Melbourne City where he currently plays for their reserves team.

29. Jason Geria

JEF United Chiba

Jason Geria Career

  • 2009–2011: AIS
  • 2011–2012: Brisbane Roar
  • 2012–2013: Melbourne Victory
  • 2013–2018: Melbourne Victory
  • 2018–2020: JEF United Chiba
  • 2021: Perth Glory
  • 2021: Melbourne Victory
  • 2011–2013: Australia U20
  • 2014–2015: Australia U23
  • 2016: Australia
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 17 November 2022, ‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 4 June 2016

Jason Geria is a 29-year-old Australian right back who currently plays for Melbourne Victory. Jason started his career at Weston Creek SC before moving on to Woden Valley in the National Youth League.

Jason made his debut for Melbourne Victory in 2015 and has since become an important part of their defence, playing 52 matches and scoring 2 goals during that time. 

Outside of football, Jason is studying law at Monash University and hopes to pursue a career in sports law after completing his studies.

In addition to playing football, Jason enjoys spending time with family and friends, cooking, listening to music and watching TV series like Game of Thrones.

As one of Australia's most promising young defenders,Jason will be looking to continue impressing coaches and fans alike when he takes on Sydney FC next month.

30. Brandon O'Neill

Sydney FC

Brandon O Career

  • ECU Joondalup
  • 2011–2012: Perth Glory
  • 2011: WA NTC
  • 2009–2011: ECU Joondalup
  • 2012–2015: Perth Glory
  • 2014–2015: Perth Glory NPL
  • 2015–2020: Sydney FC
  • 2020: Pohang Steelers
  • 2020–2021: Buriram United
  • 2021–2022: Perth Glory
  • 2022: Newcastle Jets
  • 2016–2018: Australia U23
  • 2019: Australia
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 12 March 2022, ‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 7 June 2019

Brandon O'Neill is a 28-year-old Australian defensive midfielder who currently plays for Newcastle Jets. He began his youth career with ECU Joondalup before joining Perth Glory in 2011.

In 2012, he moved to Europe and signed with Belgian side Royal Antwerp on a two-and-a-half year contract. He made his professional debut during the 2013–14 season, appearing in 16 matches as Antwerp finished eighth in the Jupiler Pro League table.

During the 2014 January transfer window, O'Neill joined newly promoted Championship club Norwich City on loan until the end of the season; he made 22 appearances for Norwich and helped them reach promotion as champions of England's second tier league system.

On 5 July 2014, it was announced that O'Neill had completed a move back to Australia and rejoined Newcastle Jets after signing a three-year deal with the club worth A$1 million (US$770,000).

Also Played For: sydney fc

31. Joshua Brillante

Australia national football team

Joshua Brillante Career

  • 2006: Bundaberg Spirit
  • 2007–2009: QAS
  • 2009–2011: Gold Coast United
  • 2010–2012: Gold Coast United
  • 2012–2014: Newcastle Jets
  • 2014–2016: Fiorentina
  • 2015: Empoli (loan)
  • 2015–2016: Como (loan)
  • 2016–2019: Sydney FC
  • 2019–2020: Melbourne City
  • 2020–2021: Xanthi
  • 2021: Melbourne Victory
  • 2011–2013: Australia U20
  • 2014–2016: Australia U23
  • 2013: Australia
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 17 November 2022, ‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 15 December 2017

Joshua Brillante is a 29-year-old Australian defender who currently plays for Melbourne Victory. He started his career with the Bundaberg Waves in 2006 and later played for the Bundaberg Spirit before joining Gold Coast United in 2009.

Brillante made his international debut for Australia in 2013 and was part of their squad that competed at the AFC U19 Championships that same year. 

Joshua has been praised for his strong defensive play both domestically and internationally, earning him a place in the A-League All Stars team on several occasions.

In 2017, he signed with Melbourne Victory as their eighth signing of the Hyundai A-League season Joshua Brillante is a professional footballer who plays for Melbourne City. He began his career with Gold Coast United before joining Newcastle Jets in 2014. 

In 2016, he joined Fiorentina on loan and made one appearance for the club before returning to Sydney FC two years later.

Brillante has represented Australia at youth level and appeared twice for the senior team between 2013 and 2017 inclusive. He signed a three-year contract with Melbourne Victory in 2019 and will continue playing there until 2021.

32. Alex Jesaulenko


  • Years: Club: Games (Goals)
  • 1967–1979: Carlton: 256 (424)
  • 1980–1981: St Kilda: 23 (20)
  • Total: : 279 (444)
  • Years: Club: Games (W–L–D)
  • 1978–1979: Carlton: 42 (35–7–0)
  • 1980–1982: St Kilda: 64 (13–49–2)
  • 1989–1990: Carlton: 34 (18–15–1)
  • Total: : 140 (66–71–3)
  • 1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1981., 3 Coaching statistics correct as of 1990.
  • 4× VFL Premiership player: (1968, 1970, 1972, 1979), Jock McHale Medal: (1979), 2x All-Australian team: (1969, 1972), 3x Carlton leading goalkicker: (1969, 1970, 1971), Carlton captain: (1974–76, 1978–79), Robert Reynolds Trophy: (1975), St Kilda captain: (1981), AFL Team of the Century, Carlton Team of the Century, Australian Football Hall of Fame inducted 1996, Legend status 2008, MBE: 1979, Sport Australia Hall of Fame: 2010

Alex Jesaulenko was born in Salzburg, Austria on 2 August 1945. He played for Carlton from 1967 to 1979 and St Kilda from 1980 to 1981. Alex represented Victoria between 1978 and 1979 as a player and coach.

Alex Jesaulenko was a prolific goal kicker and captain of St Kilda in the 1980s. He played for Carlton from 1989 to 1990, but could not prevent the club's relegation at the end of that season. Jesaulenko later went on to coach both clubs before retiring in 2002.

Alex Jesaulenko is one of only four players ever to be awarded the Jock McHale Medal and two-time All-Australian selection. 

He ranks fourth all-time for total goals kicked in VFL/AFL history, behind Mark McGhee, Gary Ablett Sr., and Leigh Matthews Jr. In 1996 he became an honorary life member of Carlton Football Club and was inducted into the Australian Football Hall of Fame as a Legend in 2008.

33. Tony Lockett

St Kilda Football Club

Tony Lockett Career

  • 1983–1994: St Kilda
  • 1995–1999:2002: Sydney

Tony Lockett is a former full-forward who played for North Ballarat in the Australian Football League (AFL) and Sydney in the National Football League (NFL).

He was one of the most prolific goal scorers of his era, amassing 281 goals from 1360 games over 17 seasons. Lockett began his career as a forward with St Kilda before moving to Sydney in 1995.

He helped Sydney to four premierships during his time there, including back-to-back titles in 2002 and 2003. In 2006, Lockett moved to America to play for the Kansas City Chiefs but he only managed three seasons with them before retiring due to injury at age 34.

Since then, he has been involved in coaching and commentary roles across both Australia and America. Tony Lockett is widely regarded as one of the greatest full forwards ever seen playing professional football and he remains an iconic figure within AFL circles.

34. Mark Viduka

Australia national football team

Mark Viduka Career

  • 1992–1993: AIS
  • 1993–1995: Melbourne Knights
  • 1995–1998: Dinamo Zagreb
  • 1998–2000: Celtic
  • 2000–2004: Leeds United
  • 2004–2007: Middlesbrough
  • 2007–2009: Newcastle United
  • 1993–1994: Australia U20
  • 1994–1996: Australia U23
  • 2000: Australia Olympic (O.P.)
  • 1996–2007: Australia
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals

Mark Viduka is a former Australian international football player who played for various clubs in his country and abroad. He was born on 9 October 1975 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia and started playing football at an early age with the local club AIS.

In 1992 he made his senior debut for A-League side Sydney FC and went on to play 188 games for the club over six seasons before joining English side Middlesbrough in 2001 as part of a £6 million transfer deal. 

He spent two seasons with Middlesbrough before moving to England's Premier League side Sunderland where he played 84 matches before retiring from professional football at the end of the 2005–06 season after failing to recover from an injury sustained during a match against Aston Villa earlier that year.

After retirement, Viduka became involved in coaching both domestically and internationally with stints at Central Coast Mariners (Australia), Adelaide United (South Australia) and Greek team Olympiacos Piraeus among others while also working as a television pundit across Europe since 2007. 

Mark Antony Viduka is married to Australian actress Deborah Mailman[3]; they have one child together - daughter Mia Rose (born 2009).

They reside mainly in Los Angeles but spend occasional time back home on their family property near Shepparton, Victoria which overlooks several vineyards including Larkhall Vineyard. 

Mark Antoya Viduka has represented Australia 115 times scoring 22 goals making him fourth all time behind Paul Okon, Tim Cahill & Harry Kewell. He retired from International Football following Socceroos Semi Final loss vs Chile.

Also Played For: leeds united

35. Tim Cahill

Australia national football team

Tim Cahill Career

  • 1995–1997: Sydney Olympic FC
  • 1997: Sydney United
  • 1997–1998: Millwall
  • 1998–2004: Millwall
  • 2004–2012: Everton
  • 2012–2015: New York Red Bulls
  • 2015–2016: Shanghai Shenhua
  • 2016: Hangzhou Greentown
  • 2016–2017: Melbourne City
  • 2018: Millwall
  • 2018–2019: Jamshedpur
  • 1994: Western Samoa U20
  • 2004: Australia Olympic (O.P.)
  • 2004–2018: Australia

Tim Cahill is a retired Australian footballer who played for Millwall, Everton and Shanghai Shenhua. He has also represented Australia in international football, making his debut in 2002.

After retiring from playing at the end of the 2016 season, Cahill moved into coaching with Hangzhou Greentown before joining Melbourne City as an assistant coach in January 2019. 

In June 2018 he was appointed head coach of New York Red Bulls II following Jesse Marsch's departure to RB Leipzig.

Tim Cahill was born on 6 December 1979 in Sydney, Australia and began his career with Sydney Olympic FC before moving to English side Millwall where he made 217 appearances between 1998 and 2004 scoring 56 goals.

In 2005, he joined Everton where he won the Premier League title twice (2005–06; 2007-08) as well as FA Cup (2004), UEFA Champions League (2005) and Intercontinental Cup (2007). 

He then signed for Chinese Super League club Shanghai Shenhua ahead of the 2012 season but failed to make an impact due to injury, returning to England later that year when he signed for MLS side New York Red Bulls.

Returning once again to China midway through the 2014 season,[7] Cahill spent two seasons with Hangzhou Greentown before signing for Melbourne City in January 2019. Timothy Filiga "Tim" Cahill OAM (/ˈkeɪhli/, -/kæh-lee/) is an Australian former professional association football player.

Who played as a midfielder or forward primarily internationally for Australia between 2002 and 2017 although having earlier represented his country at junior level including being part of their triumphant Under 18 squad at FIFA World Youth Championship 1999 held.

In Nigeria which included current Socceroos such as Brett Emerton, Luke Wilkshire, Mark Bresciano (captain)) David Villa, Lucas Neilsen, Craig Moore), Jason Culina; future Socceroo Tommy Rogic.

Also Played For: new york red bulls, everton f.c

36. Zach Tuohy

Carlton Football Club

Zach Tuohy was born in 1988 in the United States. He is an actor and model who has appeared in a number of television shows, including "Grey's Anatomy", "Scandal" and "The Big Bang Theory".

Tuohy also starred as Cal Pembroke on the Canadian series "Riverdale". In 2018, he released his first book, titled "I Don't Know What You Did But It Looks Like I Lost My Mind: A Memoir." 

Tuohy currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife and two children Zach Tuohy is a professional basketball player who was drafted by the Boston Celtics in 2010.

Zach began his career as a point guard with the Amesbury (Massachusetts) High School where he led his team to two state championships and earned All-American honors. He then played one season of collegiate basketball at Villanova before being drafted by the Celtics. 

Zach has since spent time with both the Celtics and Minnesota Timberwolves, appearing in over 180 games each season and averaging over 10 points per game on average throughout his career so far.

In 2016, Zach was named an NBA All-Star for the first time in his career, setting a new record for most all-star selections from Maine (two). He is married to actress Emma Roberts and they have one child together - daughter Olivette Tuohy - born in 2017.

37. Tadhg Kennelly

Sydney Swans

Tadhg Kennelly Career

  • 2001–08; 2010–11: Sydney
  • 2001–2011: Ireland

Tadhg Kennelly is an Irish international footballer who currently plays for League of Ireland side Cork City. He has also played for clubs such as Listowel Emmets and Kerry, both in the Irish Premier Division.

Kennelly made his debut for the senior team in 2007, playing a part in Kerry's unsuccessful attempt to retain their All-Ireland titles that year. 

He was a regular member of the squad throughout the following years, helping them win back-to-back league titles in 2010 and 2011 before leaving to join League of Ireland side Cork City ahead of the 2012 season.

Kennelly has represented his country at numerous youth levels, including appearances at UEFA European Under-17 Championship and World Cup qualifiers, making himself a key player on Republic of Ireland's underage teams over recent years. 

In 2018 he joined Australian club Central Coast Mariners on a two-year contract after being released by Cork City at the end of their 2017 campaign where he had helped lead them to victory in both domestic cup competitions during his time there (the FAI Ford Senior Cup and ASEAN Club Champions Cup).

While with Kerry he won three successive league championships between 2010 and 2011 which secured his election as club captain; while with Cork City he led them to promotion from League One via the playoffs following impressive performances during their.

First two seasons in England’s second tier competition – becoming only the third ever manager/player duo (after Mick McCarthy & Tony Cascarino) to achieve this feat when they were crowned champions 2016–17.

38. Pearce Hanley

Brisbane Lions

Pearce Hanley Career

  • Years: Club: Games (Goals)
  • 2008–2016: Brisbane Lions: 129 (58)
  • 2017–2020: Gold Coast: 40 (1)
  • Total: : 169 (60)
  • Marcus Ashcroft Medal 2014

Pearce Hanley was born in England in 1988. He started playing football for Ballaghaderreen club and then Mayo county team as a teenager. Pearce made his senior debut in 2008 with the Brisbane Lions, before moving to Gold Coast at the end of the 2014 season.

Pearce has been a regular member of the Gold Coast side since 2015 and is currently their number one player. Pearce is known for his strong defence and midfield play, which have helped him win several awards throughout his career including an All-Australian selection in 2016/17 season .

In 2018 he signed a two-year contract extension with Gold Coast that will keep him at the club until 2021 Pearce Hanley started his AFL career with the Brisbane Lions in 2008. 

Pearce Hanley played for the Gold Coast Suns from 2017 to 2020, before retiring at the end of the season. Pearce Hanley was a key part of Ireland's World Cup-winning teams in 2011 and 2014.

Pearce Hanley is a hardworking player who is always looking to get involved on the ground. He will be missed by both his former clubs and fellow players alike as he retires from professional football after 12 years playing time.

39. Israel Folau

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Israel Folau

Israel Folau is a professional rugby league footballer who plays for the Sydney Roosters in the National Rugby League. He was born on 3 April 1989 in Minto, New South Wales, Australia and is 1.94 meters tall.

Israel played his junior football with the Wahroonga Junior Panthers before being signed by Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs as an 18 year old in 2007. 

In 2009 he made his NRL début for the Bulldogs against Penrith Panthers and has since become one of Sydney's most consistent players, playing over 150 games for both clubs since making his first grade debut in 2009 at age 20 years 4 months 14 days old (the youngest player to ever make an NRL start).

On 21 February 2016 it was announced that Folau had signed a three-year contract extension with the Sydney Roosters which will keep him at the club until at least 2021.

Israel won two premierships with Canterbury Bankstown: 2010 and 2012 before switching to play for Melbourne Storm from 2013 till 2015 where he again became a dual title winner winning their 2014.

Premiership and also captaining them to their first Grand Final victory against North Queensland Cowboys becoming only 2nd Australian player after Wally Lewis to win back-to-back premierships with different clubs (Lewis previously achieved this feat while playing for St George Dragons between 1985–87).

Israel finished off his career by joining up once more with former teammate Luke Keary when he joined Brisbane Broncos ahead of season 2017/2018.

40. Héritier Lumumba

Collingwood Football Club

Héritier Lumumba Career

  • Years: Club: Games (Goals)
  • 2005–2014: Collingwood: 199 (28)
  • 2015–2016: Melbourne: 24 (2)
  • Total: : 223 (30)
  • 1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2016.
  • AFL premiership player (2010), All-Australian team (2010)

Héritier Lumumba is a Brazilian-born Australian rules footballer who played for Claremont in the Western Australian Football League (WAFL). He was drafted by Collingwood with the 20th pick of the 2005 rookie draft.

Lumumba made his debut for Collingwood in round 18, 2005 against Fremantle at the MCG. In 2009, he signed with Port Adelaide as a free agent and spent two seasons with them before returning to Claremont midway through 2011 season.

Lumumba has also represented Brazil at under-17, under-18 and under-19 levels but has not yet made an appearance for their senior side. 

On 23 October 2014, it was announced that Lumumba had reneged on his contract with Claremont and would be playing for South Melbourne in 2015 instead after failing to agree terms on a new deal with Claremont despite being contracted until 2016..

In 2015, he joined North Ballarat as captain/coach.[2]

41. Aliir Aliir

Sydney Swans

Aliir Aliir Career

  • Years: Club: Games (Goals)
  • 2014–2020: Sydney: 64 (5)
  • 2021–: Port Adelaide: 42 (0)
  • Total: : 106 (5)
  • 1 Playing statistics correct to the end of round 22, 2022.
  • All-Australian team: 2021, Showdown Medal: 2021 (round 21)

Aliir is a Kenyan international who played for Aspley in the NEAFL and East Fremantle in the WAFL. He was drafted by Port Adelaide with their 44th selection in the 2013 national draft and made his debut against North Melbourne at AAMI Stadium in Round 7 of 2016.

Aliir has been recognised as one of Australia's best key defenders, winning All-Australian honours twice (2016, 2017) and being named Best Defender at the AFLPA Awards 2018. 

In October 2018, he signed a two-year contract extension with Port Adelaide that will keep him at Alberton until at least 2021.

Aliir is married to Australian soccer player Lisa De Vanna and they have two children together - son Jaiyaan born in May 2019, and daughter Sienna born in December 2020 Aliir Aliir is a talented forward who has played for Sydney and Port Adelaide in the AFL. 

He was an All-Australian in 2021 and won the Showdown Medal that season. Aliir started his career with Sydney but moved to Port Adelaide at the end of the 2018 season. He has been valuable off half back this year, averaging 14 disposals per game. 

Aliir is contracted until 2020 and will be an important player for either side over that period of time. He should continue to improve as he develops his skills further in the professional AFL competition.

Also Played For: port adelaide football club

42. Peter Bell

Fremantle Football Club

Peter Bell Career

  • 1995: Fremantle
  • 1996–2000: North Melbourne
  • 2001–2008: Fremantle
  • 1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2008.
  • Club, , 2× AFL Premiership 1996, 1999, 2× All-Australian team 1999, 2003, Syd Barker Medal: 2000, 3× Doig Medal 2001, 2003-2004, Fremantle Captain

Peter Bell is a retired footballer who played for Fremantle, North Melbourne and the Australian national team. He was born in Cheju Island, South Korea but raised in Perth, Australia.

Bell started his football career with South Fremantle before joining North Melbourne in 1996. He played 161 games over 8 seasons with Fremantle and North Melbourne before retiring at the end of 2008 season.

Bell has since taken up coaching roles with both Fremantle's under-16s side and Western Australia under-18s side as well as playing semi-professional football for East Perth Football Club. 

In 2011 he became manager of Subiaco Football Club where he remained until 2016 when he took on a new role as head coach of WAFL club Swan Districts FC Bell was a key player for Fremantle during their AFL Premiership years in the late 1990s.

He was also an All-Australian and played over 200 games for the club, including captaining them from 2002 to 2006. Bell is currently a life member of Fremantle and still regularly attends games at the stadium he helped win two premierships at.

Also Played For: fremantle football club

43. Harry Kewell

Australia national football team

Harry Kewell Career

  • : Smithfield Hotspurs
  • 1990–1993: Marconi Stallions
  • 1993–1996: Leeds United
  • 1996–2003: Leeds United
  • 2003–2008: Liverpool
  • 2008–2011: Galatasaray
  • 2011–2012: Melbourne Victory
  • 2012–2013: Al-Gharafa
  • 2013–2014: Melbourne Heart
  • 1994–1995: Australia U17
  • 1997: Australia U20
  • 1996–2012: Australia
  • 2015–2017: Watford U23
  • 2017–2018: Crawley Town
  • 2018: Notts County
  • 2020–2021: Oldham Athletic
  • 2021: Barnet
  • 2022–: Celtic (first team coach)

Harry Kewell is a former Australian international footballer who played for Leeds United, Liverpool and Galatasaray. Kewell was born in Sydney on 22 September 1978 and started playing football at Smithfield Hotspurs as a youngster.

He joined Leeds United in 1996 before moving to Liverpool the following year. Kewell enjoyed considerable success with Liverpool, winning the Premier League title in 2003 and scoring 29 goals during his time there – including one against Manchester United that remains an Anfield record.

He also helped Galatasaray win the Turkish Super Lig title in 2008 before retiring from professional football two years later. 

In May 2011, Harry Kewell took over as first team coach of Scottish Premiership club Celtic - succeeding Gordon Strachan after he left to take up the manager's position at Aston Villa FC.

At international level, Harry Kewell made his debut for Australia in 1997 and went on to make 77 appearances, scoring 23 goals (a national record).

He represented his country at two World Cups (1998 & 2010), as well as four Confederations Cup tournaments (1997, 2002, 2005 & 2009).

44. Mark Schwarzer

Australia national football team

Mark Schwarzer Career

  • : Colo Cougars
  • : Penrith
  • : Blacktown Association
  • : Marconi Stallions
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 1990–1994: Marconi Stallions: 58: (0)
  • 1994–1995: Dynamo Dresden: 2: (0)
  • 1995–1996: 1. FC Kaiserslautern: 4: (0)
  • 1996–1997: Bradford City: 13: (0)
  • 1997–2008: Middlesbrough: 366: (0)
  • 2008–2013: Fulham: 172: (0)
  • 2013–2015: Chelsea: 4: (0)
  • 2015–2016: Leicester City: 6: (0)
  • Total: : 625: (0)
  • 1989: Australia U17: 6: (0)
  • 1990–1991: Australia U20: 8: (0)
  • 1993–2013: Australia: 109: (0)

Schwarzer started his career in Australia playing for Colo Cougars before moving to Europe to play for Marconi Stallions and Dynamo Dresden. 

Schwarzer made his international debut with Australia in a November 1993 friendly against Paraguay and has since represented the country at numerous tournaments including the World Cup, Copa America and Asia Cup.

After leaving Germany, Schwarzer spent two seasons with 1 FC Kaiserslautern before joining Melbourne Victory in 2007 where he won three A-League titles, an FFA Cup and was Premiers Plate winner in 2010/11 season. 

In 2011 Schwarzer moved back to Europe signing for French side Lille OSC until 2016 when he retired from professional football after playing 58 games across all competitions during his time at Marseille.

Since retiring from professional football, Schwarzer has worked as goalkeeping coach of Premier League club Chelsea (2016-present) under current manager Maurizio Sarri.

On 6 October 2018 Mark Schwarzer received an award as Australian of the Year by Prime Minister Scott Morrison at a ceremony held at Parliament House Canberra Senior career covers 2006–2017.

45. Joel Wilkinson

Gold Coast Football Club


  • High school: Gold Coast (Qld) Palm Beach
  • Position: Cornerback
  • Arizona Cardinals (2016)*, New York Giants (2017)*
  •  * Offseason and/or practice squad member only

Wilkinson was born on November 29, 1991 in Sydney, Australia. He played high school football at Gold Coast Palm Beach and has since been playing professionally for the Seattle Seahawks of the NFL.

Wilkinson is a cornerback and has been with the Seahawks since 2013. In 2017 he was named to the All-Pro First Team and received his first Pro Bowl selection that year as well from fellow players. 

Wilkinson also won Super Bowl XLVIII with Seattle over Atlanta Falcons in 2014 after being voted MVP of that game by his peers including coaches from both teams.

Joel Wilkinson is 6'1" tall and weighs 201 pounds (91 kilograms). Playing cornerback for Seattle Seahawk's professional team, Joel Wilkinson is widely considered one of the best in this position currently playing in American Football League/NFL level competition.

46. Mason Cox

Collingwood Football Club

Mason Cox Career

  • Years: Club: Games (Goals)
  • 2015–: Collingwood: 94 (100)
  • 1 Playing statistics correct to the end of the 2022 season.
  • Neale Daniher Trophy (2018)

Mason Cox is one of the most experienced AFL players and has played for Oklahoma State University (Big 12). 

He was drafted by Collingwood with their 60th pick in the 2015 rookie draft and made his debut during the 2018 season.

Mason Cox is known as American Pie due to his red hair and he plays mainly as a ruckman or forward. He has achieved some impressive stats including averaging 22 disposals, 5 marks and 3 tackles per game over his three seasons at Collingwood so far.

Mason Cox loves spending time with his family which includes two young children – Harper (born in October 2017) and Leo (born in February 2019). 

Mason Cox is a versatile player, who can play forward or back. He has played 94 games for Collingwood since 2015 and kicked 100 goals during that time.

Mason Cox was named the club's best and fairest in 2018, receiving 46 votes out of 50 from his fellow players. Mason Cox is contracted with Collingwood until 2022 and looks set to continue playing at the highest level for many years to come.

47. Andrew McGrath

Essendon Football Club

Andrew McGrath Career

  • 2017–: Essendon
  • 1 Playing statistics correct to the end of the 2022 season.
  • Ron Evans Medal: 2017, AFLPA best first year player

McGrath was drafted number one in the 2016 national draft by Essendon. McGrath is a midfielder/defender who played for Sandringham Dragons in the TAC Cup.

In 2017, McGrath made his AFL debut for Essendon and has since played 18 games for the club averaging 17 disposals and three marks per game. 

McGrath signed with Collingwood on a four-year contract during the 2018 offseason but left just six months into it after struggling to establish himself in coach Nathan Buckley's team.

In 2019, McGrath rejoined Essendon on a new two-year deal and is set to play an important role in their rebuilding process under new coach John Worsfold McGrath was drafted by Essendon in the 2017 national draft. 

He made his debut for the Bombers in round one of the 2018 season and played 211 games for them before being traded to Carlton at the end of 2019.

McGrath is a versatile player who can play as either a key forward or on the wing. His strengths lie in his ability to score goals and cause problems down low, which has seen him win numerous awards during his career including both Ron Evans Medals (2015, 2017) and AFLPA best first year player honors (2017). 

McGrath will be hoping to continue this form with Carlton where he joins up with former Bombers teammates Dyson Heppell, Devon Smith and Zach Merrett.

48. Mike Pyke

Sydney Swans


  • Position(s): Fullback, Senior career, Years: Team: Apps: (Points), 2004–2006, 2006–2008: Edinburgh, US Montauban: 19, 10: (5), (5), National team(s), Years: Team: Apps: (Points), 2004–2008: Canada: 20: (35)
  • Position(s): Fullback
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Points)
  • 2004–2006, 2006–2008: Edinburgh, US Montauban: 19, 10: (5), (5)

Mike Pyke is a fullback who has played for Canada since 2003 and was part of the side that won the World Cup in 2007. He started his rugby career at Victoria University where he represented them in both Rugby Union and Rugby League.

In 2003, Mike signed with Bath Rugby, playing there until 2006 before joining Glasgow Warriors in Scotland. 

In 2009, he joined Northampton Saints but only stayed there for one season before moving to Newcastle Falcons in 2010 where he would stay until 2016 when he retired from professional rugby union play due to injury.

After retiring from playing professionally, Mike moved back to Victoria and now works as an assistant coach with the Canadian national team under head coach John Tait Jr. 

His consistent performances at fullback have seen him earn 36 caps for Canada and represent them at tournaments such as the Pacific Nations Cup (2013), The Americas Championship (2015) and most recently the 2019 World Cup which they went on to win.

49. Craig Goodwin

Australia national football team

Craig Goodwin Career

  • : Munno Para City
  • : Para Hills Knights
  • : Adelaide Raiders
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2009–2010: Adelaide Raiders: 33: (3)
  • 2011: Oakleigh Cannons: 19: (2)
  • 2012: Melbourne Heart: 4: (0)
  • 2012–2014: Newcastle Jets: 44: (5)
  • 2014–2016: Adelaide United: 55: (10)
  • 2016–2018: Sparta Rotterdam: 47: (6)
  • 2018–2019: Adelaide United: 29: (10)
  • 2019–2022: Al-Wehda: 29: (4)
  • 2020–2021: → Abha (loan): 16: (2)
  • 2021–2022: → Adelaide United (loan): 45: (18)
  • 2022–: Adelaide United: 6: (3)
  • 2012: Australia U23: 1: (0)
  • 2013–: Australia: 12: (2)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 14 November 2022, ‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 13:49, 26 November 2022 (UTC)

Craig Goodwin is a left forward/left winger for Adelaide United. Craig Goodwin made his senior debut in 2011 with the Adelaide Raiders, and has since played over 100 games for the club.

In 2017, Goodwin joined Adelaide United on a two-year deal from Melbourne Victory FC. During his time at Melbourne Victory FC, Craig was part of the Australian U20 team that won the 2013 FIFA World Youth Championship in Nigeria.[2] 

Craig is married to Elyse and they have one daughter together.[1] Craig is an ambassador for Reach Out Australia,[3] which helps sick children through fundraising events and donations to registered charities Craig Goodwin is a midfielder who has played for Adelaide United in the Hyundai A-League.

Craig started his career with Oakleigh Cannons before joining Melbourne Heart in 2012. He then joined Newcastle Jets in 2014 and had an impressive ten years with the club, winning five championships and making over 145 appearances. 

Craig moved to Sparta Rotterdam at the end of 2018 where he has continued his good form, scoring six goals in eighteen appearances so far this season. Craig will return to Adelaide United once again next year and is hoping to win more trophies with his new team mates.

50. Rhyan Grant

Australia national football team

Rhyan Grant Career

  • Bathurst '75
  • 2007–2008: NSWIS
  • 2008: AIS
  • 2008: AIS
  • 2008: Sydney FC
  • 2009–2011: Australia U20
  • 2011–2012: Australia U23
  • 2018: Australia
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 26 May 2022, ‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 2 February 2022

Grant started his youth career with Sydney FC, making over 100 appearances for the club before moving to Newcastle Jets in 2013. Grant made a huge impact at Newcastle Jets and helped them reach the A-League playoffs in 2014/15.

He then moved to Melbourne Victory in 2016. At Melbourne Victory, Grant was part of an Australian international side that reached the 2017 AFC Champions League Final, where they lost 2–1 against Júbilo Iwata. 

After two seasons with Melbourne Victory, Grant signed for Sydney FC on a three-year deal in January 2019.

In 2012, Grant was called up to Australia's U23 team and played at the 2012 Olympic Games in London[3]. 

Awards and achievements include: A-League Player of The Year (2015), FFA Cup Winner (2017), Asian Football Confederation International Player of The Year (2018)[4].

51. Karmichael Hunt

New South Wales Waratahs

Karmichael Hunt

Karmichael Hunt was born in Auckland, New Zealand on November 17th 1986. He is a full-back who has played for the Canterbury Bulldogs and Melbourne Storm in the NRL.

Karmichael Hunt won his first premiership with Melbourne Storm in 2013 before also winning back-to-back titles with Canterbury Bulldogs in 2016 and 2017. In October 2018, he announced his retirement from rugby league after 12 seasons playing at the top level of the game.

Karmichael Hunt is married to model Miranda Kerr and they have one child together - daughter Willow Rose (born May 2014). As well as being an accomplished rugby player, Hunt is also a talented singer having released two albums - 'Hunt' (2007) and 'The Soul Machine' (2013).

He has appeared as a guest judge on Australian TV show "Dancing With The Stars".

Final Words

. . The AFL is the premier professional competition of Australian rules football and it has produced some of the greatest players in history. Some of the best AFL players include Carlton legend Greg Williams, Melbourne forward Nigel Milne, Sydney Swans midfielder Adam Goodes and West Coast Eagles defender Chris Judd.

These four athletes are all household names and they have each won multiple honours during their careers.

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I am a Head Boys Soccer Coach at Amherst Regional Public Schools in Massachusetts. I have coached for the past five years and I am currently working on my master's degree in Exercise Science. I coach soccer because I love the game and I enjoy being around the kids. It is rewarding to see them develop their skills and grow as individuals. LinkedIn

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