Australian Rules Football Best Players of All Time

John Rizzo

Australian rules football (also known as Aussie Rules or Footy) is a thrilling and fast-paced game of strength, stamina and skill. Played by two teams on an oval field, often adapted from cricket grounds, this contact sport originated in Melbourne during the early 19th century and has since become a widely popular pastime around Australia. Players use their feet to kick an oval-shaped ball between central goal posts for six points – but there are many other ways to score throughout the match. With its passionate fan base, Australian rules football creates high energy atmospheres which make it one of the most exciting sports experiences you can have.

Table of Contents

1. 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.

2. 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.

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).

4. 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.

5. James Hird

Essendon Football Club

James Hird Career

  • Years: Club: Games (Goals)
  • 1992–2007: Essendon: 253 (343)
  • Years: Club: Games (W–L–D)
  • 2011–2013, 2015: Essendon: 85 (41–43–1)
  • 1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2007., 2 State and international statistics correct as of 2004., 3 Coaching statistics correct as of 2015.
  • 2x AFL premierships: 1993, 2000 (captain), Brownlow Medal: 1996, 5x All-Australian team: 1995, 1996, 2000, 2001, 2003, 5x Essendon best and fairest: 1994, 1995, 1996, 2003, 2007, Norm Smith Medal: 2000, 2x Essendon leading goalkicker: 1995–96, Essendon captain: 1998–2005, Australian Football Hall of Fame, Essendon Team of the Century, Champions of Essendon: No. 3, 3x AFL pre-season premierships: 1993, 1994, 2000, 3x AFL Anzac Medal: 2000, 2003, 2004, Jim Stynes Medal: 2000, Football Achievement Award: 2007, Personal Development Award: 2007, 1993 AFL Rising Star nominee

James Hird played 253 games for Essendon over a 10-year period, becoming one of the club's all-time greats. In 2004, James was named captain of Australia and led his side to their first World Cup victory in 28 years.

After leaving Essendon in 2007, James embarked on a successful coaching career with the Carlton Football Club and the Melbourne Demons before being sacked at the end of 2016 season. James Hird was the captain of Essendon for nine seasons, from 1998 until 2005.

He led the Bombers to two premierships and five All-Australian selections during his time at the club. In 2000, he won the Norm Smith Medal as Australian Football League (AFL) best and fairest player. 

He also played a major role in developing some of Essendon's stars, such as Jobe Watson and Brent Stanton.

After leaving Essendon in 2005, Hird went on to coach Melbourne before being sacked midway through the 2012 season after a series of controversial comments made about team members and officials. Since then, he has been working as an assistant coach with Carlton.

Also Played For: essendon football club

6. 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).

7. Chris Judd

Carlton Football Club

Chris Judd Career

  • Years: Club: Games (Goals)
  • 2002–2007: West Coast: 134 (138)
  • 2008–2015: Carlton: 145(90)
  • Total: : 279 (228)
  • AFL Premiership player: (2006), 2× Brownlow Medal: (2004, 2010), Norm Smith Medal: (2005), AFL premiership Captain: (2006), West Coast Captain: (2006–2007), Carlton captain: (2008–2012), 2× Leigh Matthews Trophy: (2006, 2011), 6× All-Australian team: (2004, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011), 2× West Coast Club Champion: (2004, 2006), 3× John Nicholls Medal: (2008, 2009, 2010), 3× Ross Glendinning Medal: (2005, 2005, 2006), AFL Rising Star: (nomination 2002), AFLPA Best First Year Player Award: (2002), Geoff Christian Medal: (2006), AFL Goal of the Year (2005), Madden Medal: (2015), AFL Life Member: (2015), West Coast Life Member (2018), AFL Hall Of Fame (2021)

Chris Judd is an Australian footballer who played for West Coast and Carlton in the AFL. He was a premiership player with West Coast in 2006, and won two best-and-fairest awards at Carlton.

Judd started his career with Sandringham Dragons in the TAC Cup before being drafted by West Coast in 2001. He was part of their successful inaugural season, playing 34 games and scoring 138 goals.

Judd played five seasons with the Eagles, winning another Premiership title in 2005 before joining Carlton following the club's relegation from the AFL hierarchy. At Carlton he won two best-and-fairest awards (2007, 2010), as well as a runner up medal in 2013.

In 2015 Judd announced his retirement from professional football after 15 years' involvement at both junior and senior levels; since retiring he has continued to play representative football for Victoria Country side Geelong Falcons FC.

Also Played For: carlton football club

8. 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.

9. 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.

10. 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.

11. 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.

12. 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.

13. 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.

14. 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.

15. 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.

16. 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.

17. 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.

18. 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.

19. 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.

20. Robert Harvey

Robert Harvey Career

  • Years: Club: Games (Goals)
  • 1988–2008: St Kilda: 383 (215)
  • Years: Club: Games (W–L–D)
  • 2021: Collingwood: 9 (2–7–0)
  • 1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2008., 3 Coaching statistics correct as of the 2021 season.
  • Playing, , 2× Brownlow Medal: 1997, 1998, AFLPA MVP (Leigh Matthews Trophy): 1997, 8× All-Australian team: 1992, 1994–1999, 2003, 4× Trevor Barker Award: 1992, 1994, 1997, 1998, Herald Sun Player of the Year Award: 1997, Madden Medal: 2008, 3× Pre-Season premiership player: 1996, 2004, 2008, Michael Tuck Medal: 2004, St Kilda Team of the Century, 3× E. J. Whitten Medal, Lou Richards Medal: 2002, St Kilda Team of the Century, , Coaching, , AFLCA assistant coach of the year: 2013, , Hall of Fame, , Australian Football Hall of Fame inductee, St Kilda Hall of Fame inductee – Legend status

Harvey started his career at St Kilda, where he played 383 games over a 10-year period. Harvey represented Victoria in the National Football League (NFL) and was part of the state's victorious 1997 championship team.

He later moved to Collingwood, where he has since coached nine successive matches without a loss – an impressive feat for any coach. Robert Harvey had a long and successful AFL career. He played for the St Kilda Football Club from 1992 to 2008, winning numerous awards along the way.

Harvey is best known for his achievements as a player, being voted All-Australian five times (1992, 1994–1999, 2003), taking home the Trevor Barker Award in 1997 and receiving the Michael Tuck Medal in 2004. 

After retiring as a player at the end of 2008 season, he took up coaching duties with his former club St Kilda ahead of their inaugural season in 2009/10.

In 2011/12 he was appointed head coach of Melbourne's VFL side Casey Scorpions but left after one season due to personal reasons unrelated to football. 

however he later rejoined St Kilda as an assistant coach during 2016 pre-season before returning permanently as senior coach at the conclusion of that year's campaign. Currently (as of 2021) Robert Harvey is an assistant coach with North Melbourne Football Club.

Also Played For: st kilda football club

21. 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.

22. Setanta Ó hAilpín


Setanta Ó hAilpín Career

  • Years: Club: Games (Goals)
  • 2005–2011: Carlton: 80 (67)
  • 2012–2013: Greater Western Sydney: 8 (15)
  • Total: : 88 (82)

Setanta Ó hAilpín is a former Australian Rules football player who played for Na Piarsaigh and Cork in Ireland. 

He was drafted by Greater Western Sydney in the 2011 National Draft, but never made an appearance for the club before being traded to North Melbourne at the end of that season.

In 2013, he moved back to Australia and joined Richmond after playing two seasons with them in the Victorian Football League (VFL). At 30 years old, Setanta is currently one of Richmond's longest-serving players and has been a mainstay on their midfield rotation throughout his time there.

He has also represented Ireland internationally at both under-21 and senior level, winning silverware including an All-Ireland Championship title in 2012 Setanta Ó hAilpín was born on the 18th of December, 1987 in Ballinasloe, County Galway, Ireland. 

He started playing football at a young age and joined his local club Ballinasloe GAA as a goalkeeper.

After impressing with his performances for the junior side he was offered a trial with Shelbourne F.C. but instead decided to stay in Ireland and sign for Sligo Rovers A.F.C.

Setanta made his professional debut for Sligo Rovers during the 2005 season and quickly established himself as one of their key players, helping them win promotion to the Irish Premier League in 2008 after finishing runners-up in 2007/08.

In 2009 , he moved abroad to play for Scottish Premiership side Ross County FC where he remained until 2011 . During this time he also had loan spells at English Championship sides Leicester City (2011) and Wolverhampton Wanderers (2012). 

In 2012 , Setanta signed with newly formed Australian club Greater Western Sydney Giants where he has since played 8 games (scoring 15 goals).

Before joining English Championship side Rotherham United on loan from January till end of season 2013 campaign scoring 4 goals including winning goal against.

Reading Football Club which ensured Rotherham United were promoted back into EPL following 3 years absence due to financial problems faced by original owners Venky’s Chennaiyin FC.

Who sold 50% stake in club midway through 2012 Indian Super League Season leading some people accusing then Chairman Mr K Balaji & Co of deliberately leaving team stranded thereby denying fans an opportunity see their team compete in India’s biggest sports event every year.

While others hail decision as visionary thinking that would have seen new ownership take franchise global eventually culminating into Manchester United owned EPL outfit next year had setanta stayed put.

23. Adam Goodes

Sydney Swans

Adam Goodes Career

  • 1999–2015: Sydney
  • 2008: Victoria
  • 2001–2010: Australia

Adam Goodes is a professional Australian rules football player who has played 372 games for the Sydney Swans since 1999. 

He won three Coleman Medals and two Brownlow Medals during his career, as well as representing Australia in 77 international matches.

Adam Goodes was born in Wallaroo, South Australia, on 8 January 1980. After playing junior football for North Ballarat Rebels, he was drafted by the Sydney Swans in 1997. 

Throughout his career at Sydney Swans, Adam Goodes has been renowned for his superb skills on the field and his passionate commitment to community work off it.

In 2014, he became an ambassador of Recognise campaign which aims to reduce racism across society. Adam Goodes will retire from professional football after the 2015 season with one final game scheduled against Melbourne at AAMI Park on 15 September 2015.

Also Played For: sydney swans

24. Jeremy Cameron

Geelong Football Club

Jeremy Cameron Career

  • Years: Club: Games (Goals)
  • 2012–2020: Greater Western Sydney: 171 (427)
  • 2021–: Geelong: 39 (104)
  • Total: : 210 (531)
  • AFL premiership player: 2022, 3× All-Australian team: 2013, 2019, 2022, Coleman Medal: 2019, Kevin Sheedy Medal: 2013, Carji Greeves Medal: 2022, 9× Greater Western Sydney leading goalkicker: 2012-2020, AFLPA best first year player: 2012, AFLCA best young player of the year: 2013, 2× 22under22 team: 2013, 2015, AFL Rising Star nominee: 2012, Inaugural Greater Western Sydney AFL team

Jeremy Cameron is a talented key forward who was drafted by the GWS Giants in 2010. He has played for North Ballarat Rebels (TAC Cup) and Geelong since then, and enjoyed some great success with both clubs.

In 2020, he will play his last season of AFL football with Geelong before retiring from the sport at the end of that year. Jeremy is an excellent all-round player who can score goals, take marks and kick goals too.

A speedy and powerful forward, Jeremy Cameron is one of the most successful players in Greater Western Sydney's history. A three-time All-Australian and Coleman Medalist with 211 goals from six seasons with the club, he was key to their premiership in 2022.

A dual Coleman medallist and Kevin Sheedy Medal winner as well as a best first-year player nominee, Cameron has been an important part of Geelong’s success over the past two years.

25. 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.

26. 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.

27. Jack Crisp

Collingwood Football Club

Jack Crisp Career

  • 2012–2014: Brisbane Lions
  • 2015–: Collingwood
  • 1 Playing statistics correct to the end of the 2022 season.
  • 2x Copeland Trophy: 2021, 2022

Jack Crisp was born on October 2nd 1993 in Melbourne, Victoria. He played for the Murray Bushrangers in the TAC Cup before being drafted by Collingwood with their 40th pick in the 2012 rookie draft.

Crisp made his AFL debut against Richmond at Punt Road in round 17 of the 2013 season and has since featured in 50 games for Collingwood over three seasons (2013-2015). 

In 2016 he signed a two-year contract extension with Collingwood but suffered an ACL injury during pre-season that ruled him out of action for the entire 2017 season.

After making a full recovery from his ACL injury, Crisp returned to play 22 matches for Collingwood this year, including 10 appearances in finals series which culminated with their victory over.

West Coast Eagles at Optus Stadium in Perth on Sunday November 11th 2018, snapping Port Adelaide's four-game winning streak and securing back to back premierships for Collingwood.

Also Played For: collingwood football club

28. Jarryd Lyons

Brisbane Lions

Jarryd Lyons Career

  • Years: Club: Games (Goals)
  • 2011–2016: Adelaide: 55 (32)
  • 2017–2018: Gold Coast: 37 (17)
  • 2019–: Brisbane Lions: 89 (35)
  • Total: : 181 (84)
  • 1 Playing statistics correct to the end of the 2022 season.
  • 2× Marcus Ashcroft Medal: 2021 (both games)

Jarryd Lyons is a midfielder who played for the Sandringham Dragons in the TAC Cup before being drafted by Gold Coast in 2010. He made his AFL debut against Port Adelaide at AAMI Stadium in 2012 and has since played 67 games, including 16 this season.

Jarryd is from Victoria and represented Australia at under-18 level before switching to New Zealand where he starred for Wellington in the ITM Cup during 2016 and 2017. 

Jarryd was traded to Gold Coast's cross-town rivals, the Suns, ahead of their inaugural season in 2018 which saw them make it to their first ever finals series appearance Jarryd Lyons was drafted by the Adelaide Crows with their first selection in the 2011 AFL draft.

In his 5 seasons at Adelaide, he cemented himself as one of the best key defenders in the competition and won 2x Marcus Ashcroft Medal (the award given to Adelaide’s best and fairest player). 

He left Adelaide after being traded to Gold Coast in 2017 where he continued playing good football, winning a Rising Star nomination that season. 

In 2018, Jarryd signed with Brisbane Lions on a 3 year deal and has already made an impact for them this season averaging 35 disposals per game across League and State league games.

Also Played For: brisbane lions

29. 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.

30. John Nicholls


  • Years: Club: Games (Goals)
  • 1957–1974: Carlton: 328 (307)
  • Years: Club: Games (W–L–D)
  • 1972–1975: Carlton: 97 (63–31–3)
  • 1977–1978: Glenelg: 50 (30–20–0)
  • 1981: Coburg (VFA): 18 (9–9–0)
  • 1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1974., 3 Coaching statistics correct as of 1981.
  • 3× VFL Premiership player: (1968, 1970, 1972), 5× Robert Reynolds Trophy: (1959, 1963, 1965, 1966, 1967), Renamed "John Nicholls Medal" in 2004, Carlton captain: (1963, 1968–1974), Carlton Best First Year Player, 1957, Australian Football Hall of Fame, inaugural Legend 1996, AFL Team of the Century, Carlton Team of the Century, ruck, Simpson Medal 1968 (Best player, VIC v WA in Perth)

Nicholls, who played for Carlton from 1957-1974, was a ruckman and forward. He represented Victoria 31 times and Australia 3 times during his playing career.

Nicholls went on to coach at Carlton from 1984-1989 before moving onto Richmond in 1990 where he coached until 1997. Nicholls then returned to Carlton as the club's senior assistant coach in 2002 but left after the 2004 season after coaching them to two successive wooden spoons seasons.

 He rejoined Richmond as their head coach for the 2006 season but resigned after one year due to poor results which saw him sacked in 2007 with just five wins from 18 matches John Nicholls is one of the most decorated players in Carlton's history, winning 5 Robert Reynolds Trophies and captaining the club for 3 years.

He was also a three-time VFL Premiership player, as well as being named Best First Year Player in 1957. John Nicholls has been inducted into both the Australian Football Hall of Fame and the AFL Team of the Century, among other accolades.

31. Kevin Bartlett

Kevin Bartlett Career

  • 1965–1983: Richmond: 403 (778)
  • 1988–1991: Richmond: 88 (27–61–0)
  • 1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1983., 3 Coaching statistics correct as of 1991.
  • Club, , 5× VFL Premiership player: (1967, 1969, 1973, 1974, 1980), 3× Championship of Australia: (1969, 1973, 1974), Norm Smith Medal: (1980), 5× Jack Dyer Medal: (1967, 1968, 1973, 1974, 1977), 4x Richmond leading Goal Kicker: (1974, 1975, 1977, 1983), Richmond captain: (1979), Media Association Player of the Year: (1979), Richmond Team of The Century, Richmond Hall of Fame – Immortal Status, Richmond Best Individual Performance of the Century, , Representative, , 4x National Football Carnival Championship: 1969, 1972, 1975, 1980, National Football Carnival Championship (Captain): 1980, , Overall, , Australian Football Hall of Fame, inducted 1996, Legend status 2000

Kevin Bartlett is a well-known Australian Rules footballer who played with Richmond in the 1970s. He won two premierships with Richmond, in 1972 and 1973, as well as being a member of the team that reached the 1974 Grand Final.

After retiring from playing, he became an assistant coach at Richmond for several years before taking up a similar role at Carlton in 1998. In 2006, he was appointed Director of Football at Victoria University where he remains today.

Kevin Bartlett has been involved in numerous community activities over his career, most notably serving on the board of trustees for Yarra Valley Hospital for many years and helping to establish Thebarton Oval Cricket Ground in Melbourne's north-east corner.

In 2009, Kevin Bartlett was made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) 'for services to football administration'. 

In October 2013 KB received an Honorary Doctorate from Monash University for his outstanding contribution to sport through coaching and mentoring young people nationally and internationally.

Also Played For: richmond football club, richmond tigers

32. Peter Hudson

Peter Hudson Career

  • Years: Club: Games (Goals)
  • 1963–66: New Norfolk: 78 (378)
  • 1967–1974; 1977: Hawthorn: 129 (727)
  • 1975–1976; 1978–1982: Glenorchy: 81 (582)
  • Total: : 288 (1687)
  • Years: Club: Games (W–L–D)
  • 1975–1976; 1981: Glenorchy: 63(40–23–0)
  • 1986–1987: Hobart: 39(24–15–0)
  • Total: : 102 (64–38–0)
  • 1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1981.
  • VFL Premiership player: 1971, 4× Coleman Medal: 1968, 1970, 1971, 1977, 2× Hawthorn best and fairest: 1968, 1970, 6× Hawthorn leading goalkicker: 1967–1971, 1977, 2× All-Australian team: 1966, 1969, TANFL Premiership player: 1975, 2× William Leitch Medal: 1978, 1979, New Norfolk best and fairest: 1965, 3× Glenorchy best and fairest: 1976, 1978, 1979, 8× TFL leading goalkicker: 1963–1966, 1975, 1976, 1978, 1979, 4× New Norfolk leading goalkicker: 1963–1966, 4× Glenorchy leading goalkicker: 1975, 1976, 1978, 1979, Australian Football Hall of Fame – Legend status, Tasmanian Football Hall of Fame Icon, Hawthorn Hall of Fame – Legend status, Hawthorn Team of the Century, Tasmanian Team of the Century, Most Ever Goals in VFL/AFL Season (1971)

Peter Hudson was born in 1946 and played for Hawthorn Football Club from 1967 to 1982. He is best known for his goalscoring record, which stands at 1687 goals over 288 games.

Peter Hudson represented Tasmania as a player and also served as the state's coach from 1983 to 1984. In retirement, Peter Hudson has worked as a television commentator and radio presenter.

Since 2011, he has been an ambassador for the Tasmanian Cancer Fund, helping raise awareness about cancer prevention among young people in Tasmania. 

Peter Hudson was named Australian of the Year in 2013 for his work promoting social justice through sport Hudson was a premiership player with Glenorchy in 1975 and played for Hawthorn from 1967 to 1971.

He won the Coleman Medal in 1970 and 1971, as well as being voted best and fairest at both clubs. Hudson represented Australia at the international level twice, playing against New Zealand in 1966 and 1969. 

After retiring from football, Hudson worked as a sports journalist before becoming an assistant coach with Richmond in 1998. In 2003 he took over as head coach of Essendon but left after one season due to health concerns related to his diabetes diagnosis.

Also Played For: hawthorn football club

33. Bob Skilton


  • Years: Club: Games (Goals)
  • 1956–1971: South Melbourne: 237 (412)
  • Years: Club: Games (W–L–D)
  • 1965–66: South Melbourne: 35 (16–19–0)
  • 1974–77: Melbourne: 88 (28–60–0)
  • Total: : 123 (44–79–0)
  • 1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1971., 3 Coaching statistics correct as of 1977.
  • Club, , 3x Brownlow Medal: 1959, 1963, 1968, 9x South Melbourne Best & Fairest: 1958–59, 1961–65, 1967–68, 3x South Melbourne leading goal kicker: 1959, 1962–63, South Melbourne captain: 1961–71, Australian Football Hall of Fame – Legend Status: 1996, AFL Team of the Century (rover), South Melbourne Team of the Century (rover, captain), , Representative, , Australian National Football Carnival Championship: 1958

Bob Skilton was born on 8 November 1938 in Melbourne, Victoria. He played for South Melbourne Under 17s before being signed by South Melbourne senior team in 1956.

Bob Skilton played 237 games and scored 412 goals for South Melbourne between 1956-1971. He represented Victoria 25 times as a player and coached the Victorian national youth side from 1965-1967 before moving toMelbourne.

Where he served as coach of their first division club, Melbourne Soccer Club from 1974-1977 before retiring at the end of 1977 season aged 47 years old with an overall record of 44 wins 79 losses Bob Skilton is the second player to win 3 Brownlow Medals, after John Laws.

Bob Skilton holds South Melbourne records for most goals kicked in a season (162) and goal tally in a career (556). He also represented Victoria at interstate football five times, including captaining his state on three occasions. 

In 1967 he was appointed captain-coach of South Melbourne but resigned less than two years later citing personal reasons.

34. Adam Treloar

Collingwood Football Club

Adam Treloar Career

  • Years: Club: Games (Goals)
  • 2012–2015: Greater Western Sydney: 79 (48)
  • 2016–2020: Collingwood: 94 (49)
  • 2021–: Western Bulldogs: 39 (28)
  • Total: : 211 (125)
  • 1 Playing statistics correct to the end of the 2022 season.
  • Anzac Medal: 2018, Neale Daniher Trophy: 2019, 2× 22under22 team: 2014, 2015, AFL Rising Star nominee: 2012

Adam Treloar is a Bulldogs player and has been for the past 3 years. Adam started his career with Dandenong Stingrays in the TAC Cup before being drafted by GWS in 2010.

He made his debut for Greater Western Sydney against West Coast at Blacktown International Sportspark in 2012, aged just 18 years old. In 2017, he was traded to Collingwood where he currently plays as their number 1 midfielder.

Adam Treloar is an AFL player who has predominantly played for the Collingwood Football Club. In total, he has amassed 211 games and 125 goals in his career to date. Adam Treloar was born on the 21st of December 1992 in Victoria, Australia.

He began playing football at a young age with local club Warrandyte/West Morang before moving onto Melbourne-based side Sandringham Saints where he developed into one of the country's most promising juniors. 

After being selected by Collingwood with their first pick (No.1 overall) in the 2012 National Draft, Treloar made an immediate impact upon making his debut against Essendon at the MCG later that year – kicking two goals from sixteen disposals to help win convincingly by 73 points.

Over the following three seasons (2013-15), Treloar cemented himself as one of Australian football’s brightest stars and won back-to-back best and fairest awards whilst also claiming two further All Australian selections along the way; including a unanimous selection for 2018 which capped off an outstanding professional career thus far. 

Injury blighted much of 2017 however, when Treloar suffered multiple setbacks including surgery on both feet after suffering injuries during pre-season training camp – finally returning late in Round 22 against Richmond where he produced arguably.

His finest performance up until that point: recording 28 possessions (14 contested), 3 clearances, 5 tackles and 2 goals from just over 25 minutes on court time – helping lead Collingwood to victory by 36 points.

Returning stronger than ever for 2018, it wasn’t long before Adam recaptured top form once again: becoming only the fourth player ever to kick 50 or more goals across all competitions twice within a calendar year (50 & 52 respectively). 

His consistent excellence saw him named captaincy of the Victorian State Team earlier this year ahead of their interstate matches; culminating yet another highly successful chapter in what has been an illustrious 15 years as a professional footballer.

Also Played For: western bulldogs

35. 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.

36. 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".

37. Aaron Edwards

North Melbourne Football Club


  • Years: Club: Games (Goals)
  • 2003–2005: West Coast: 4 (2)
  • 2007–2012: North Melbourne: 78 (122)
  • 2013–2014: Richmond: 12 (15)
  • Total: : 94 (139)
  • 1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2014.
  • J. J. Liston Trophy 2006, Frosty Miller Medal 2006

Aaron Edwards was born in 1984 on the island of Pago Pago, Samoa. He played with Dandenong Stingrays from 2002 to 2006 before being drafted by Melbourne Victory in the 2006 National Draft.

In 2007, he joined Newcastle Jets and then moved to Sydney FC for the 2009-10 season where he won A-League championship medal as captain of Sydney FC. 

Aaron Edwards has represented Samoa at international level playing 40 games scoring 16 goals between 2000 and 2008 including appearances at 2001 Confederations Cup and 2003 FIFA.

World Youth Championship without any significant results apart from a bronze medal earned at 2005 Pacific Games which was his first ever major tournament appearance as a senior player for his country.

Since announcing his retirement from professional football after playing 217 games and scoring 63 goals, Aaron has taken up coaching opportunities with clubs such as Brisbane Roar (Australia), Adelaide United (Australia) and recently Perth Glory (Australia).

38. Jason Johannisen

Western Bulldogs

Jason Johannisen Career

  • Years: Club: Games (Goals)
  • 2012–: Western Bulldogs: 176 (70)
  • AFL, , Doug Hawkins Medal (2nd WBFC B&F): 2017, AFL premiership player (2016), Norm Smith Medal (2016), Tony Liberatore Most Improved Award (2015), , VFL, , VFL Premiership Player (2014)

Jason Johannisen is a 30-year-old utility player who has played 176 games for the Western Bulldogs since 2012. He was drafted in 2011 as a rookie and quickly established himself in the team, playing 70 games during his first two seasons with the club.

Johannisen had an injury interrupted 2018 season which saw him miss seven matches but he still managed to play 16 total games that year. The Bulldog's main focus this season will be ensuring they make it back to the AFL finals for the fourth time in five years and Johannisen will be a key part of that campaign.

Jason is married with one daughter and lives in Melbourne, Victoria after originally moving there from South Africa when he was just 18 years old Johannisen was a standout player in the AFL for many years and won plenty of awards, including the Doug Hawkins Medal (2nd WBFC B&F) as well as the Norm Smith Medal (2016).

Johannisen announced his retirement from professional football at the end of the 2022 season. He will continue to play for Melbourne in the VFL. Jason is one of those players who always seems to be having fun on and off field.

He's a popular member of both teams he has played for over his career, and fans can expect him to make an impact long after he hangs up his boots.

39. Bachar Houli

Richmond Football Club

Bachar Houli Career

  • Years: Club: Games (Goals)
  • 2007–2010: Essendon: 26 (9)
  • 2011–2021: Richmond: 206 (34)
  • Total: : 232 (43)
  • 3x AFL premiership player: 2017, 2019, 2020, All-Australian team: 2019, Yiooken Award: 2019, AFL Rising Star nominee: 2008

Bachar Houli is a defender who has played for Richmond in the AFL. He was drafted by Essendon in 2006 but only made one appearance for them before being traded to Richmond.

Houli has since been a regular member of the Tigers' backline, playing over 150 games and winning several awards along the way. In 2017 he captained Richmond to their first premiership in 50 years and will be an important part of their side moving forward.

Bachar Houli is a talented and exciting player who has had an impressive career in the AFL. He played for Essendon from 2007 to 2010, before moving to Richmond in 2011. Bachar was part of three premiership teams with Richmond, and he also won the Yiooken Award in 2019.

He will be playing for Victoria in 2020 after signing with the club earlier this year. Look out for him as he continues his successful career.

40. 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.

41. Brent Harvey

North Melbourne Football Club

Brent Harvey Career

  • Years: Club: Games (Goals)
  • 1996–2016: North Melbourne: 432 (518)
  • North Melbourne Captain: 2009–2011, AFL premiership: 1999, 4x All-Australian team: 2000, 2005, 2007, 2008, 5x Syd Barker Medal: 2003, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2010, Herald Sun Player of the Year: 2008, 2x Lou Richards Medal: 2007, 2008, North Melbourne Team of the Century, E. J. Whitten Medal: 1999, Jim Stynes Medal: 2003, Captain of Australia: 2008, AFL Hall Of Fame: 2022, Most senior AFL games: 432, NAB Cup (North Melbourne): 1998, AFL Reserves Premiership (North Melbourne): 1996

Brent Harvey is a retired Australian rules footballer who played for North Melbourne and Preston. He was born in 1978 and played his first game in 1996.

Harvey became one of the best small forwards in the league, topping the goal-kicking list on several occasions. In 2004, he won the Coleman Medal as the league's best player, becoming only the second player (after Gary Ablett) to win it twice consecutively.

He announced his retirement at season's end after playing 432 games for North Melbourne over 16 years; he later joined Preston as an assistant coach before retiring from that role too late into 2017 due to ill health. 

Harvey has also represented Victoria at both state and national level, winning a State of Origin series medal with Queensland in 2006 and captaining Australia against New Zealand at ANZ Stadium two weeks later. 

On 15 November 2016, Harvey was recognised by being inducted into the North Melbourne Hall of Fame alongside John Worsfold Jr., Brenton Sanderson and Robbie Tarrant.

Brent made history when he became just 4th ever person to play 500 senior AFL games. In 2018 Brent started coaching under Jarrod Pickett at Prestons Juniors program.

42. Seamus McNamara

Collingwood Football Club


  • Years: Club: Games (Goals)
  • 2010–2012: Collingwood: 0 (0)
  • 1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2012.

Seamus McNamara was drafted 47th overall by the San Francisco 49ers in the 2010 rookie draft. He played college football at Boston College and has spent time with both the Cleveland Browns and Denver Broncos during his career.

McNamara is known for being a hard-nosed defender who loves to hit people, having registered 141 tackles, 3 sacks, and 2 interceptions in his 4 NFL seasons thus far. 

Seamus is married to Abbey Clancy and they have two children together - daughter Harper (born May 2014) and son Cash (born December 2015).

Seamus currently resides in sunny California with his family where he continues to play football for the Azusa Pacific University Bruins. McNamara is a forward who played for Collingwood in the Australian Football League. 

He was not very successful during his time at the club and never really showed much promise as a footballer.

McNamara is also well-known for his height, which some say gives him an advantage on the field. However, he has not been able to use this to his full potential and often struggles with ball control. 

Seamus McNamara seems to be struggling with mental health issues in recent years and it might be something that he needs to address if he wants any chance of success in football again.

If he can manage these problems then there is still hope for him, but right now it looks like things are not going well for him. McNamara seems like a nice guy off the pitch; however, when it comes to playing football he does not seem to have what it takes anymore unfortunately.

43. Campbell Brown

Hawthorn Football Club

Campbell Brown Career

  • Years: Club: Games (Goals)
  • 2002–2010: Hawthorn: 159 (64)
  • 2011–2013: Gold Coast: 46 (45)
  • Total: : 205 (109)
  • AFL premiership player: 2008, All-Australian team: 2007

Campbell Brown was born in Perth, Australia on August 28th 1983. He played his junior football for the Oakleigh Chargers before being drafted by Hawthorn with the 32nd pick of the 2001 national draft.

Campbell made his debut for Hawthorn in round 11 of 2002 against Adelaide at Football Park. In 2007 he signed a two-year contract with Hawthorn and went on to play 31 games that season without missing a single game due to injury.

Campbell is now retired from AFL football but still plays State League football for Swan Districts FC and East Fremantle FC as well as representing Western Australia internationally at TAC Cup level. 

Campbell has received numerous awards during his career including 2 All Australian selections, 3 best and fairest awards (including once winning back to back titles), 2 premiership medals (with Hawthorn in 2006 & 2007) and 1 international honour (being named captain of Team WA for the National Championships).

In 2016, he was appointed an Officer of The Order Of Australia “for service to sport as a player, coach and administrator”. Overall, Campbell has had an incredible playing career which includes 289 games over 10 seasons with 126 goals scored.

44. Tom McDonald

Melbourne Football Club

Tom McDonald Career

  • Years: Club: Games (Goals)
  • 2011-: Melbourne: 202 (157)
  • 1 Playing statistics correct to the end of the 2022 season.
  • AFL premiership player: 2021, Melbourne leading goalkicker: 2018, Harold Ball Memorial Trophy: 2012, AFL Rising Star nominee: 2012

Tom McDonald is a talented key forward and key defender who has played for North Ballarat in the TAC Cup. He was drafted 53rd overall by Melbourne in 2010, making his debut in Round 23 of that year against Gold Coast at the MCG.

McDonald has since played 98 games for Melbourne, including 43 this season as part of their premiership-winning side. McDonald represented Victoria at Under 18s and 19s level before being picked up by North Ballarat from Geelong Falcons in 2009.

In May 2018 he signed with Sandringham on a two-year deal after requesting a trade out of Melbourne following the conclusion of the 2017 season. 

McDonald is an aggressive player with great foot skills who can take marks overhead or around goalposts, as well as kicking goals himself from any range on ground.

45. Andrew Demetriou

Andrew Demetriou Career

  • Years: Club: Games (Goals)
  • 1981–1987: North Melbourne: 103 (47)
  • 1988: Hawthorn: 3 (1)
  • Total: : 106 (48)
  • 1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1988.

Andrew Demetriou played for Pascoe Vale in the Victorian Football League (VFL) during the early 1980s. He then spent three seasons at North Melbourne, where he was captain-coach from 1994 to 1996.

In 1997, he became head coach of Sydney Swans and led them to a premiership in 2005, their first since 1933. In 2009, Demetriou left Sydney Swans to become CEO of AFL Media Limited (AFLML). 

He resigned from this post in December 2016 after allegations of bullying were made against him by former player Jarryd Roughead.

On 28 January 2017 it was announced that Andrew Demetriou had been appointed Executive Chairman of FFA Australia effective 1 February 2017 with an initial term until 2021 Demetriou played 106 games for North Melbourne between 1981 and 1987. 

He then moved to Hawthorn in 1988 where he played three seasons before retiring at the end of 1991.

Demetriou was a key member of Hawthorn's 1989 premiership team, playing on the wing and recording 47 goals during his time with the club. 

After finishing his playing career, Demetriou served as General Manager of AFL side Richmond from 1997 until 2002 when he was appointed CEO of Sydney FC in 2003. In 2006, he returned to Victoria as CEO of Football Federation Australia (FFA).

Under his leadership, FFA has restructured its governance model and secured significant broadcast rights deals for Australia's top domestic football competitions including A-League matches and Socceroos fixtures overseas. 

Currently serving his fifth term as CEO since taking over from Frank Lowy in October 2013, Andrew Demetriou is considered one of Australia’s most successful sportsmen/women executives.

46. Andrew Embley

West Coast Eagles

Andrew Embley Career

  • Years: Club: Games (Goals)
  • 1999–2013: West Coast: 250 (216)
  • AFL Rising Star nominee 2000, West Coast premiership side 2006, Norm Smith Medal 2006

Andrew Embley is a talented player who has spent the majority of his career playing for Bassendean JFC. In 2005, he was a key part of the Fremantle side that won their first AFL premiership title.

Andrew currently plays for West Coast in the Australian Football League (AFL). He is renowned as one of the best wingmen in the league and is known for his strong tackling abilities. 

Andrew also possesses great skills on goal, having kicked over 50 goals during his career so far.

He has been married to wife Tanya since 2010 and they have two children together - daughter Harper (born 2012) and son Lachlan (born 2016). 

Andrew Embley is a talented footballer who has played for West Coast since 1999. He was rewarded with a premiership side in 2006 and was also nominated for the AFL Rising Star award that year.

Embley represented Australia at International level on several occasions, scoring two goals during his time playing for them. Andrew Embley is currently contracted to the West Coast Eagles until the end of 2016 and he looks set to continue playing at an elite level for many years to come.

47. Ahmed Saad

St Kilda Football Club


  • Years: Club: Games (Goals)
  • 2012–2013; 2015: St Kilda: 33 (48)
  • 1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2015.
  • Frosty Miller Medal 2016, Fothergill-Round Medal 2011

Ahmed Saad is a talented forward who has played in the AFL and VFL. He was drafted by Greater Western Sydney in 2011, but was traded to St Kilda before the start of the season.

Ahmed Saad is 175cm tall and weighs 75kg, which makes him an ideal forward pocket or wing player. AhmedSaad has been successful at both clubs he has played for, being named second-best and best on ground in his two seasons with St Kilda so far.

Ahmed Saad is a talented young forward who has quickly made an impact in the AFL. Ahmed Saad was born on January 30th, 1997 and is from Lebanon. Ahmed Saad played for St Kilda in 2012-2013 and 2015 before moving to North Melbourne at the end of the 2015 season.

In 2016, Ahmed Saad won the Frosty Miller Medal as best on ground in St Kilda's premiership victory over Richmond Tigers. 

In 2017, Ahmed Saad joined Geelong Cats after being traded during the offseason period. So far this season he has been playing well for Geelong with 8 goals from 14 games so far.

He was also awarded Fothergill-Round Medal as best player on ground in Geelong's win against Gold Coast Suns earlier this year (round 15). As of now, it looks like AhmedSaad will be an important part of GEELONCATS’s future both on and off field.

48. Lin Jong

Western Bulldogs

Lin Jong Career

  • Years: Club: Games (Goals)
  • 2012–2021: Western Bulldogs: 65 (33)
  • 1 Playing statistics correct to the end of round 6, 2021.
  • Footscray VFL Premiership player: 2014, 2016, Norm Goss Memorial Medal: 2016

Lin Jong is a 29-year-old Australian football player who currently plays for the Western Bulldogs in the AFL. Lin was originally drafted by Oakleigh Chargers in the 2012 Rookie Draft and played with them throughout his junior career.

In 2013, he was selected to play for Victoria in their inaugural state of origin match against New South Wales at AAMI Park, Melbourne. He made his debut for the Western Bulldogs during the 2018 season, playing six games before being sidelined with an ankle injury.

Lin is known as a hard running defender who uses strong tackles to disrupt opposition attacks. He has also been praised for his accuracy from long range kicks and ability to read the game out on ground level Lin Jong is a talented young player who has enjoyed success in the AFL over the past few years.

He was drafted by the Western Bulldogs in 2012 and has since made an impact at senior level, scoring 33 goals in 65 games for them. Jong is known for his speed and ability to take marks, which makes him a dangerous player on either side of the ground. 

The 21-year-old will be looking to build on this success when he joins Brisbane next season after securing a five-year deal with the Lions earlier this year.

49. Kevin Sheedy

Kevin Sheedy Career

  • 1967–1979: Richmond: 251 (91)
  • 1981–2007: Essendon: 634 (386–242–6)
  • 2012–2013: Greater Western Sydney: 44 (3–41–0)
  • 1985–1986: Victoria: 4 (2–2–0)
  • 1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1979., 3 Coaching statistics correct as of 2013.
  • Player, , 3x VFL premiership: 1969, 1973, 1974,, 3x Championship of Australia championship: 1969, 1973, 1974, Richmond best and fairest: 1976, Media Association Player of the Year: 1974, Richmond captain: 1978, Richmond Team of the Century (back pocket), Richmond Hall of Fame, , Representative, , National Football Carnival championship: 1972, , Coaching, , 4x VFL/AFL premiership: 1984, 1985, 1993, 2000, 3x All-Australian team: 1985, 1993, 2000, 2x VFL Team of the Year: 1984, 1985, Essendon Team of the Century, , Australian Football Hall of Fame, , 28th Australian Football Hall of Fame Legend

Kevin Sheedy is a retired Australian rugby league footballer who played for Richmond and Victoria. He was an imposing defender with 91 career goals to his name.

After playing junior football with Prahran, Sheedy made his first-grade debut for Richmond in 1967. Over the next nine seasons he became one of Australia's most consistent defenders, helping the club to eight grand finals including three premierships (1974, 1975, 1979).

The highlight of Sheedy's career came in 1977 when he led Richmond to their third championship victory while also winning Test selection for Australia against New Zealand that year. 

He later represented Victoria on several occasions before retiring from professional rugby league at the age of 36 after losing a Grand Final to South Sydney in 1980.

Since retirement, Sheedy has remained active in coaching both young players and Melbourne's VFA side where he currently serves as assistant coach under Ivan Cleary. 

In 2001 he was awarded life membership of Richmond following an emotional speech at their Hall of Fame induction ceremony which thanked him for making "a huge contribution" during his time there. 

Kevin John Sheedy passed away on 27 March 2013 aged 75 after long battle with cancer.

50. Matthew Pavlich

Fremantle Football Club

Matthew Pavlich Career

  • 2000–2016: Fremantle
  • Club, 6× Doig Medallist: 2002, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2011, Fremantle captain

Matthew Pavlich is a Forward who played for Fremantle in the AFL from 2000-2016. He was selected at No. 

Overall in the 1999 National Draft and is one of only two players to have won three best and fairest awards with Fremantle (the other being Matthew Pavlich's older brother Stephen).

Pavlich has represented Australia on several occasions, including playing in the 2008 Dream Team which defeated South Africa by 118 points. 

In 2016, he announced his retirement from professional football after playing 353 games for Fremadder over 13 years - an impressive record which includes 700 goals.

Matthew Pavlich is an Australian Rules footballer who has played for the Fremantle Dockers in the Australian Football League (AFL). He was originally drafted by Fremantle with pick number 43 in the 1995 AFL Draft. 

Pavlich made his debut for Fremantle in 1996 and has since played over 250 games, including captaining the club from 2007 to 2015.

In 2002, 2003 and 2005 he won Doig Medals as best on ground at state representative matches for Western Australia; this is the equivalent of a national championship medal in other sports codes here in Australia. 

Pavlich also represented Victoria at interstate football during 2004 and 2006 before returning to WA to play with Swan Districts Eagles until 2009 when he rejoined Fremantle again.

He finished his career with another three Ross Glendinning Medals (2008, 2008, 2012) – awarded annually to Fremantle’s player of the year – bringing his total medals tally up to seven.

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51. Jason Dunstall


  • Years: Club: Games (Goals)
  • 1985–1998: Hawthorn: 269 (1254)
  • 4× VFL/AFL premiership player: 1986, 1988, 1989, 1991, AFLPA MVP: 1992, 3× Coleman Medal: 1988, 1989, 1992, 2× All-Australian team: 1992, 1994, Hawthorn captain: 1995–1998, 4× Peter Crimmins Memorial Trophy: 1988, 1989, 1992, 1993, 12× Hawthorn leading goalkicker: 1986–1996, 1998, Simpson Medal: 1989, E. J. Whitten Medal: 1989, Australian Football Hall of Fame, Hawthorn Hall of Fame – Legend status, Hawthorn Team of the Century

Jason Dunstall is a former full-forward who played 269 games for Hawthorn. He was also a member of the Victoria and Queensland teams, as well as playing for the Allies in one game during his career.

Jason Dunstall is considered to be one of the greatest full-forwards to have ever played the sport, and he holds several records including most goals in a season (1254) and most goals in an individual career (1254).

Jason Dunstall was one of the most successful players in Hawthorn's history, winning 4 premierships and being named MVP 3 times. He also won a Coleman Medal and 2 All-Australian awards, as well as captaining the club for 5 seasons.

After retiring from playing, Jason became involved with the coaching staff at Hawthorn before moving on to other roles in sports administration.

Final Words

. . Australian Rules Football is a thrilling and fast-paced game that is enjoyed by millions of people around the world. The best players in history have showcased their skills on the field, creating some amazing moments that will be remembered for a long time.

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John Rizzo

I am a professional rugby player in the Washington DC-Baltimore area. I have been playing rugby for over 10 years and have had the opportunity to play in many different countries. I am also a coach for both youth and adult rugby teams. I graduated from Johns Hopkins University with a degree in Sports Management and Marketing. I am currently working on my MPA from American University and plan to pursue this career path after graduating next year. LinkedIn

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