51 Sydney Swans Best Players of All Time

John Rizzo

The Sydney Swans are a proud, historic and beloved professional Australian rules football club. Founded in 1873, the Swans have been a part of Sydney’s sporting landscape for over 140 years. Today, the men’s team competes in the Australian Football League (AFL) and the women’s team in the AFL Women’s (AFLW).

Both teams are highly successful, having won multiple premierships and consistently making the finals each year. The Swans also field a reserves men’s team in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

At their home ground, the Sydney Cricket Ground, the Swans draw large crowds of passionate fans who cheer them on each game.

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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.

Also Played For: australian football league

2. 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.

Also Played For: st kilda football club

3. 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.

4. 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: australian rules football

5. Barry Round

Barry Round Career

  • 1968–75: Footscray
  • 1976–85: Sydney
  • 1986–91: Williamstown
  • 1989–93: Williamstown

Barry Round was a highly successful ruckman in the Victorian Football League (VFL) for Footscray, Sydney and Williamstown. Round was a powerful and physical player, known for his formidable hit-outs.

He retired from the VFL at the end of the 1991 season, having played 300 games. Round was a member of the Victorian team that won the 1975 VFL Grand Final. He died at the age of 72 after a long battle with cancer.

Round was an Australian representative at international level, playing 5 games for the Victorian team between 1978 and 1980. 

His son, Josh, also played in the VFL. Round is best remembered for his spectacular goal against North Melbourne in the 1983 VFL Grand Final.

Round was inducted into the Australian Football Hall of Fame in 2003. Round was a talented footballer who played for Williamstown in the Victorian Football Association (VFA) for over three decades. He was a key player in the club's two premierships, in 1986 and 1990.

Round was also a Brownlow Medalist and Norm Goss Medalist. Round was inducted to the Williamstown Hall of Fame in 2014. 

Round represented Victoria at interstate football several times. He retired from playing in 1993. Round became a coach with Williamstown in 1994. He coached the club until 2003.

Round then went on to coach at other clubs in the VFA and later in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

Also Played For: western bulldogs

6. Callum Mills

Midfielder

Callum Mills Career

  • 2016: Sydney

Mills is a talented midfielder who debuted for the Sydney Swans in 2016. Mills played for the Mosman Swans and North Shore (Sydney AFL) before joining the Sydney Swans Academy.

Mills was drafted by the Sydney Swans in the 2015 national draft. Mills made his debut for the Sydney Swans in Round 1, 2016 against Collingwood at the SCG. 

Mills has played 33 games for the Sydney Swans to date. Mills is a key player for the Sydney Swans and is expected to continue playing for the club for years to come. 

Mills is an excellent midfielder who can win the ball at ground level and use his pace and strength to break through opponents.

Mills is a strong player who can win contested ball and also create goalscoring opportunities for his teammates. Mills is a talented player who is expected to continue developing and improving at the Sydney Swans.

7. Josh Kennedy

Midfielder

Josh Kennedy Career

  • 2007–2009: Hawthorn
  • 2010–2022: Sydney

Josh Kennedy is a midfielder who has played for Sydney since the 2017 season. Kennedy was born in Melbourne in 1988 and played for the Ashburton Redbacks (Vic) and Xavier College/Sandringham.

Dragons in the Australian National League before being drafted by Hawthorn in the 2006 national draft.

Kennedy made his debut for Hawthorn in 2008 against Melbourne at the MCG. Kennedy was traded to Sydney in 2017. Kennedy is a hard-working midfielder who is known for his attacking play. 

Kennedy is a member of the Australian national team and has represented his country at the World Cup, the Oceania Championship, and the Commonwealth Games.

Kennedy is a two-time winner of the Sydney Swans' best and fairest award. Kennedy is contracted to Sydney until the end of the 2020 season. Josh Kennedy played for Hawthorn for eight seasons from 2007 to 2012, winning the 2012 AFL premiership. 

Kennedy then spent four years with Sydney, where he was captain from 2017 to 2021. Kennedy is a three-time All-Australian and two-time Bob Skilton Medal winner.

Kennedy is the leading goalkicker in Sydney club history. Kennedy is contracted with the Swans until the end of the 2021 season.

8. Dane Rampe

Midfielder

Dane Rampe Career

  • 2013: Sydney

Dane Rampe is a key defender for Sydney and is in his sixth season with the club. Rampe was drafted in the 2013 rookie draft and has played 85 games for Sydney since then.

Rampe has represented Australia at U20 and U23 level. Rampe is a strong key defender who is known for his ability to read the game well. Rampe is a hard worker who is always looking to improve his game.

Rampe is a popular member of the Sydney team and is always willing to help out his teammates. Rampe is expected to play a key role for Sydney in the upcoming season. Rampe is a popular member of the Sydney community and is often seen out and about in the city.

Dane Rampe is one of the strongest key defenders in the AFL and is sure to be a valuable player for Sydney in the future. 

Dane Rampe is a key player for the Sydney Swans and has played 214 games for the club since 2013. Dane Rampe has been an All-Australian and Bob Skilton Medal recipient in the past.

Dane Rampe is a strong defensive player and is often used in the midfield. Dane Rampe is a co-captain for the Sydney Swans and is a valuable member of the team. 

Dane Rampe is a strong player and is a valuable member of the Sydney Swans team. Dane Rampe is a popular player with the Sydney Swans fans and is a key player for the club.

Dane Rampe is a key player for the Sydney Swans and is a valuable member of the team.

9. Errol Gulden

Midfielder

Errol Gulden Career

  • 2021: Sydney

Errol Gulden is a forward who was drafted in the 2020 AFL draft by Sydney. Gulden played for Maroubra Saints/UNSW-Easts in the Sydney AFL before being drafted by Sydney.

Gulden made his debut for Sydney against the Brisbane Lions at The Gabba in March 2021. Gulden is 176 cm tall and weighs 76 kg. Gulden is a forward who can play both on the wing and up forward.

Gulden is a hard worker who is always looking to improve his game. Gulden is a popular player with his teammates and is always looking to have a good time on and off the field. Errol Gulden is a young forward with a lot of potential who is looking to continue to develop his game.

Errol Gulden is a talented forward who is looking to take his game to the next level. Errol Gulden is a talented young goalkicker.

Who has quickly established himself as one of the best in the league. Gulden has shown great composure and accuracy with his kicking, and is a consistent danger up front for any side.

Gulden has the potential to be a STAR in the AFL, and is sure to continue to improve over the coming years. Errol Gulden is a player to watch out for in the near future, and is sure to impress with his skills on the field. 

Errol Gulden is a player who is sure to make a big impact on the AFL stage in the coming years.

10. Brett Kirk

Brett Kirk Career

  • 1999–2010: Sydney Swans

Brett Kirk is an Australian rules footballer who played for the Sydney Swans in the Australian Football League (AFL). Kirk played for North Albury in the NSW Premier League before joining the Sydney Swans in 1999.

He played 241 games for the Sydney Swans and kicked 96 goals. He was a part of the Sydney Swans' 2005 AFL Grand Final victory. Kirk has also played for the Melbourne Football Club and the Geelong Football Club in the AFL.

He has represented Australia in international rules football. Brett Kirk is currently the coach of the Canberra Demons in the Australian Football League (AFL). He was born on 25 October 1976 in Albury, New South Wales. Brett Kirk married his wife, Emma, in 2009.

Brett Kirk was a talented player who spent a number of years with the Sydney Swans. He was a key figure in the team’s 2005 and 2007 AFL Premiership victories. 

He also represented Australia in the International Rules Series in 2003 and 2004. He was captain of the Sydney Swans from 2005 to 2007 and again from 2009 to 2010.

Brett Kirk is a highly respected member of the Sydney community. He has been awarded a number of prestigious awards, including the AFLPA Robert Rose Award and the Paul Kelly Players’ Player Award. Brett Kirk is currently an AFL ambassador and youth mentor.

11. Tom Papley

Forward

Tom Papley Career

  • 2016: Sydney

Tom Papley was born on 13 July 1996 in Melbourne, Victoria. He played for Gippsland Power in the TAC Cup before being drafted by Sydney in the 2016 Rookie Draft.

Papley made his debut for Sydney in the 2019 season. He is 178 cm tall and weighs 76 kg. 

Papley is a forward who is known for his speed and agility. Tom Papley is a hard worker who is always looking to improve his game.

He is a popular player among his Sydney teammates. Papley is considered to be a future star of Australian football. Tom Papley is a dedicated member of the Sydney community and enjoys spending time with his family. Tom Papley is an Australian rules footballer who has played for Sydney since 2016.

Papley has been an All-Australian and leading goalkicker for the Swans in 2019 and 2020. He was nominated for the AFL Rising Star in 2016 and has been a key figure in the club's resurgence in recent years. 

Papley was born in Victoria, Australia and played junior football for the Calder Cannons. He was drafted by Sydney with their second selection in the 2016 AFL National Draft.

Papley made his debut in the 2016 season and played a major role in the club's resurgence that year. In the 2019 season, Papley set a new career-high for goals scored, and was also named an All-Australian. 

The 2020 season was a good one for Papley, who again led the Swans in goals. Papley is contracted with the Swans until the end of the 2022 season.

12. Isaac Heeney

Midfielder

Isaac Heeney Career

  • 2015: Sydney

Isaac Heeney is a forward/midfielder for Sydney in the Australian Football League (AFL). He was drafted in the 2014 national draft and made his debut in 2017.

Heeney played for Cardiff in the British Development Association Football League (BDAFL) before joining Sydney in the NEAFL. Heeney was a key player for Sydney in their 2017 AFL season, finishing with 36 goals and 24 assists in 25 matches.

Heeney is a promising young footballer and is likely to play a big role in Sydney's future. Heeney has represented Australia at under-18 and under-19 level and is considered to have a bright future in Australian football. Isaac Heeney played 154 games for Sydney during his playing career.

2. He was an All-Australian in both 2017 and 2018. 3. He was also named the AFL Mark of the Year in 2018. 4. He was also nominated for the AFL Rising Star Award in 2015. 5. Isaac Heeney is a versatile player who can play as a midfielder or forward.

13. Paul Roos

Paul Roos Career

  • 1982–1994: Fitzroy
  • 1995–1998: Sydney
  • 2002–2010: Sydney
  • 2014–2016: Melbourne

Paul Roos is a centre half back who played 356 games in the AFL for Fitzroy and Sydney. Roos was a part of the Fitzroy side that made the Grand Final in 1982 but they were defeated by Melbourne.

Roos was traded to Sydney in 1995 and he helped the club to two premierships in 1997 and 1998. Roos retired from the AFL at the end of the 2004 season. Roos has since turned to coaching and he has been coaching Sydney since 2002.

Roos was appointed head coach of Melbourne in 2014 but he was sacked in 2016. Roos is currently the assistant coach of the Essendon Football Club. 

Roos was inducted into the Australian Football Hall of Fame in 2016. Roos has three children and he enjoys golfing and fishing.

Paul Roos is one of the most successful coaches in Australian Football history, having led Fitzroy to a total of 268 wins in his 18-year coaching career. 

Roos has been awarded a host of accolades during his career, including five Fitzroy Leigh Matthews Trophies and seven Melbourne Football Club best and fairest awards.

He has also been named as an All-Australian captain on seven occasions, and was a member of the Australian Football Hall of Fame in 2013. Roos retired as Fitzroy's head coach at the end of the 2016 season.

14. Ryan O'Keefe

Forward

Ryan O Career

  • 2000–2014: Sydney

Ryan O'Keefe was born on 24 January 1981 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. O'Keefe started his career with Calder Cannons in the TAC Cup, where he played 286 games and scored 261 goals.

O'Keefe was drafted 56th overall by Sydney in the 1999 National Draft. O'Keefe made his debut for Sydney in a 2000 NSL game against Adelaide United. 

O'Keefe was a regular in the Sydney side until 2007, when he left for A-League side Perth Glory. O'Keefe returned to Sydney in 2009 and played a total of 148 games over the next two seasons. 

O'Keefe signed for RSL in 2013 and played a total of 47 games before retiring in 2014. O'Keefe has since moved into coaching, having been appointed assistant coach of Sydney FC in 2016.

O'Keefe is married and has two children. Ryan O'Keefe was a key member of Victoria's 2008 AFL premiership team. O'Keefe was also an All-Australian in 2006 and 2009. 

O'Keefe announced his retirement from AFL football in 2014. O'Keefe played for the Australian national team for four years.

In retirement, O'Keefe has worked as a football commentator for Fox Sports. O'Keefe is a two-time AFL premiership player and an All-Australian. O'Keefe announced his retirement from AFL football in 2014. 

O'Keefe played for the Australian national team for four years. O'Keefe is a two-time AFL premiership player and an All-Australian.

15. Barry Hall

Barry Hall Career

  • 1996–2001: St Kilda
  • 2002–2009: Sydney
  • 2010–2011: Western Bulldogs

Hall, who is from Victoria, played his junior football for the Murray Bushrangers. After being drafted in the 1995 national draft by St Kilda, Hall made his debut in 1996 and went on to play 188 games for the Saints.

In 2001, Hall was traded to Sydney and spent the next 10 seasons there, amassing 467 games and 346 goal contributions. After three seasons with the Swans, Hall was traded to the Western Bulldogs in 2010. He retired at the end of the 2011 season.

Hall has represented Australia on a number of occasions, most notably at the 2000 Sydney Olympics, where he helped the team to a silver medal. 

In 2006, Hall was named the St Kilda player of the century. In 2007, Hall was awarded the St Kilda best and fairest award.

In 2013, Hall was inducted into the Australian Football Hall of Fame. Hall currently works as a commentator for Fox Footy.

16. James Rowbottom

James Rowbottom Career

  • 2019: Sydney

James Rowbottom was drafted in the 2018 AFL draft by the Sydney Swans. James rowbottom played for Oakleigh Chargers in the TAC Cup before joining St. Kevin's College, Melbourne.

James Rowbottom is a midfielder and is 188 centimetres tall. James Rowbottom is a strong midfielder who can take a strong contested ball. James Rowbottom is expected to play a key role for the Sydney Swans in the upcoming AFL season.

Rowbottom is a talented footballer who has been playing for Sydney since 2019. He has played 69 games for the club and has scored 22 goals. 

 Rowbottom is known for his hard work and accuracy on the field. He is a very important player for Sydney and is expected to lead the club in future years.

Rowbottom is a very valuable player for the club and is always willing to put in a shift. He is a hard worker and is always looking to improve his game. 

 Rowbottom is a very popular player with the Sydney fans. He is expected to continue leading the Sydney club in the future.

17. Luke Parker

Midfielder

Luke Parker Career

  • 2011: Sydney

Luke Parker was born on October 25, 1992 in Melbourne, Victoria. Parker played for Dandenong Stingrays in the TAC Cup before being drafted by Sydney with the 40th pick in the 2010 National Draft.

Parker made his debut for Sydney in the Club's Round 21 clash against the Brisbane Lions at the Gabba, playing the full match. 

In Sydney's Round 22 clash against Melbourne at the MCG, Parker kicked two goals from his five disposals to help Sydney win by three points.

Parker played a total of nine matches for Sydney during the 2017 season, kicking 16 goals and averaging 21 disposals per game. 

Parker is contracted to Sydney until the end of the 2020 AFL season. Parker is known for his elite kicking skills, having kicked over 100 goals in his career to date.

Parker is a fierce competitor on the ground and is known for his strong work ethic. Parker is a popular member of the Sydney side, and is one of the team's leaders.

18. Oliver Florent

Forward

Oliver Florent Career

  • 2017: Sydney

Oliver Florent was born on July 22nd, 1998 in France. He played for the Sandringham Dragons in the TAC Cup before being drafted by the Sydney Swans in the 2016 national draft.

His debut game was against Port Adelaide in Round 1 of the 2017 season. Florent is 183 cm tall and weighs 80 kg. He is a defender. Oliver Florent has represented France at Under-19 and Under-20 level.

He is a hard-working player who is always looking to make an impact on the field. Oliver Florent is a promising defender who is looking to develop his game further in the future. He is a popular player with his teammates and fans alike, and is highly regarded in the Sydney Swans community.

Oliver Florent is a talented player who is looking to continue developing his game and make a name for himself in the AFL competition.

19. Ted Richards

Defender

Ted Richards Career

  • 2002–2005: Essendon
  • 2006–2016: Sydney

Ted Richards is a defender who started his career with the Sandringham Dragons in the TAC Cup. 

He was drafted by Essendon in the 2000 national draft and spent three seasons at the club before joining Xavier College in 2005.

Richards played 33 games for Essendon, scoring 19 goals. After three seasons at Xavier, Richards rejoined Essendon in 2008. He played another 33 games for the club, before retiring at the end of the 2012 season. Richards has played for Australia at Under-19, Under-21, and Senior levels.

He played in the 2007 World Cup, and was a part of the team that won the 2010 International Rules Series. Richards is currently the head coach of the Sandringham Dragons.

Richards is a two-time premiership player with Sandringham Dragons, and a one-time premiership player with Essendon. Richards is a long-time member of the Essendon Football Club leadership group, and has served as the club's vice-captain.

Richards was the recipient of the 2012 John Worsfold Medal, which is awarded to the best and fairest player in the VFL. Richards is married and has two children. Richards is a prominent ambassador for the Essendon community, and has helped raise money for a variety of charities.

20. Rod Carter

Rod Carter Career

  • 1974–1979: Fitzroy
  • 1980–1990: South Melbourne/Sydney

Rod Carter is one of the all-time greats of Australian Rules Football and was a dominant player during his time. 

Carter played for Banyule in the Victorian Football League (VFL) and was a key player for the club during its heyday.

He was a premiership player with Fitzroy in 1982 and also played for Carlton and Melbourne in the AFL. 

Carter is a two-time AFL All-Australian and was inducted into the Australian Football Hall of Fame in 2003. He is also a member of the Australian cricket team and has played for Victoria and Australia.

Carter has since retired from playing football and now works as a commentator for the AFL on television. Carter is a popular figure in Australian culture and is often referred to as one of the country's greatest footballers. He is married with two children and lives in Melbourne.

21. Bernard Toohey

Bernard Toohey Career

  • 1981 – 1985: Geelong
  • 1986 – 1991: Sydney Swans
  • 1992 – 1993: Footscray

Bernard Toohey was born on 18 February 1963 in Melbourne, Australia. Bernard Toohey is an Australian professional rugby league footballer who played for the Barooga club in the Victorian Rugby League.

Bernard Toohey made his first-grade début for Barooga in 1984, and played until his retirement in 1998. Bernard Toohey represented Victoria in State of Origin matches, and played for Australia in test matches against Papua New Guinea and France.

Bernard Toohey is the current president of the Melbourne Storm, and also owns a hotel in Melbourne. Bernard Toohey is one of the most successful rugby league administrators in Australian history, having been president of the Melbourne Storm and the Melbourne Cricket Club.

Bernard Toohey was inducted into the Australian Rugby League Hall of Fame in 2002. Bernard Toohey has been married to his wife, Lyn, since 1987. Bernard Toohey has two children, Jordan and Shannon.

22. Stuart Maxfield

Stuart Maxfield Career

  • 1990–1995: Richmond
  • 1996–2005: Sydney Swans

Stuart Maxfield was born on 9 April 1972 in Caulfield, Victoria. He started playing football at Caulfield Grammar School in 1990 and made his debut for Richmond in Round 7 of the 1990 season.

His career was interrupted by an ankle injury in 1995 which kept him out of the rest of that season and the 1995 premiership season. He returned to play in 1996 and 1997 and played his last game for Richmond in 1998.

He played for a number of other Victorian clubs including Essendon and Geelong before retiring in 2001. Stuart Maxfield is now a football commentator and AFL match summariser. He has two daughters and lives in Melbourne.

Stuart Maxfield is a member of the Australian Football Hall of Fame. He is married and has two daughters. 

Stuart Maxfield was a key member of the Sydney Swans' successful era in the late 1990s and early 2000s. He captained the Swans during their most successful years, and was a regular contributor in the midfield.

He also represented Australia at international level, playing at the 2001 International Rules Series. Stuart Maxfield is a retired player now, and has since moved into coaching. 

He has been appointed as the new development coach at the Sydney Swans. He is a highly respected figure in the Australian football community, and will be a valuable asset to the Swans moving forward.

He is a great ambassador for the game, and his experience and knowledge will be invaluable to the club. Stuart Maxfield is a great role model for young footballers, and he will be a valuable asset to the Sydney Swans. 

He is a great person to have on your side, and he will be a valuable asset to the Sydney Swans. He is a true Sydney Swans legend, and he will be a valuable asset to the club moving forward.

23. Craig Bolton

Craig Bolton Career

  • 2000–2002: Brisbane Lions
  • 2003–2010: Sydney

Craig Bolton was one of the best defenders in the NBL during his time with the Sydney Kings. He was a key player in the Kings' 2006 championship campaign.

Bolton made his AFL debut with the Brisbane Lions in 2003 and played for the club until 2007. 

He then played for the Sydney Swans until 2013. Bolton has represented Australia at both the World Cup and the Olympics.

Bolton is currently a football commentator for Fox Footy. Craig Bolton is married to Sydney Swans player Elena Kountouris. They have two children. Craig Bolton was inducted into the Sydney Kings Hall of Fame in 2013.

Bolton is a ambassador for the Special Olympics Australia. Bolton is currently training to represent Australia at the 2020 Olympics. Craig Bolton is a keen golfer and has won several tournaments.

24. Paul Williams

Paul Williams Career

  • 1991–2000: Collingwood
  • 2001–2006: Sydney
  • 2011: Western Bulldogs

Paul Williams was a utility player for the Collingwood and Sydney clubs over a fifteen-year playing career. Williams was picked up by North Hobart in the 1989 National draft and spent six seasons with the club.

Williams made his debut for Sydney in 2001 and played for the club until 2006. Williams has since been appointed head coach of the Northern Knights in the VFL. Williams has a total of 307 games to his name, including 223 for Collingwood and 84 for Sydney.

Williams is the current head coach of the Northern Knights in the VFL. Williams has been involved in coaching since 2007, most notably at the Northern Knights. 

Williams is also a part of the AFL Coaches Association. Williams is currently 49 years old. Paul Williams was a key member of the Bulldogs' 2005 AFL Premiership victory.

Williams was recognised as an all-Australian in 2003 and was also named the Larke Medal's holder that year. Williams is also a former Tasmanian representative. Williams retired from the AFL after the 2006 season. 

Williams is currently the Bulldogs' assistant coach. Williams is a highly respected figure within the AFL community. Williams is known for his hard-working approach to coaching and player development.

Williams is a highly respected member of the Bulldogs' coaching staff. Williams is an excellent role model for young players.

25. Graham Teasdale

Graham Teasdale Career

  • 1973: Richmond
  • 1975–1981: South Melbourne
  • 1982–1983: Collingwood

Graham Teasdale is one of the most successful full-forward in AFL history. He played 141 games for two Melbourne clubs between 1973 and 1983, scoring 175 goals.

Teasdale was drafted by Richmond in 1973 and spent six seasons with the club. He was a part of the Tigers' premiership team in 1975 and also played in the 1981 Grand Final.

After leaving Richmond, Teasdale played for South Melbourne for three seasons. He then moved to Collingwood, where he played for four years. In 1983, Teasdale joined the Sydney Swans.

He played for them for two seasons before retiring in 1986. After retiring, Teasdale became a football coach. He has coached at both the junior and senior levels, including stints at Richmond and Collingwood.

He is also a television commentator and has appeared on AFL Footy Show and The Footy Show Live. In 2006, Teasdale was inducted into the Melbourne Cricket Club's (MCC) Hall of Fame. Teasdale was born in Melbourne, Australia and has two children.

He now resides in Melbourne's north-west.

26. Jarrad McVeigh

Defender

Jarrad McVeigh Career

  • 2003–2019: Sydney
  • 2010: Australia

Jarrad McVeigh is a defender and midfielder, who played for NSW/ACT Rams, Pennant Hills Demons and the Melbourne Victory in the National Premier Leagues (NPL) competition.

McVeigh was born in 1985 in Central Coast, New South Wales. He was drafted in the 2002 national draft, and played for the NSW/ACT Rams, Pennant Hills Demons and the Melbourne Victory in the NPL competition.

McVeigh made his debut for the Melbourne Victory in the 2006-07 season. He was released by the Melbourne Victory at the end of the 2007-08 season, and signed with the Central Coast Mariners. 

He left the Central Coast Mariners at the end of the 2009-10 season, and signed with the Newcastle Jets. McVeigh left the Newcastle Jets at the end of the 2010-11 season, and signed with Perth Glory. 

He left the Perth Glory at the end of the 2011-12 season, and signed with the Sydney FC. McVeigh left the Sydney FC at the end of the 2012-13 season, and signed with the Melbourne Victory.

27. Andrew Schauble

Defender

Andrew Schauble Career

  • 1994–1999: Collingwood
  • 2000–2005: Sydney Swans

Andrew Schauble was born on November 17th, 1976 in Xavier College in the city of Cincinnati, Ohio. After playing for Xavier College, Schauble was drafted by the Collingwood Football Club in the 1995 National Draft.

Schauble made his debut in Round 18, 1995 against Geelong at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Schauble played 88 games for the Sydney Swans between 2000 and 2005. In 2006, Schauble joined the Essendon Football Club and played there until 2013.

Schauble then returned to the Sydney Swans in 2014 and has since played for the club in 2015 and 2016. 

Andrew Schauble is a dual-Citizenship Australian and German and has represented both countries at international level. Schauble currently holds the record for the most goals in a season by a Sydney Swan, with 51 in 2006.

Andrew Schauble is currently the Head of Football at Xavier College.

28. Nick Blakey

Forward

Nick Blakey Career

  • 2019: Sydney

Nick Blakey is a 22-year-old midfielder from Sydney, Australia. He was originally drafted by the East Sydney Bulldogs in the 2018 national draft, but he has since been traded to the UNSW-Easts side.

Nick is highly-rated within the AFL system, and has been compared to players such as Richmond's Dustin Martin and Collingwood's Scott Pendlebury. Nick is an aggressive and strong midfielder, who is known for his clean ball use and strong tackles.

Nick is also a capable runner and kick-handler, and will be an important part of the UNSW-Easts side moving forward. 

Nick is an up-and-coming player, and is expected to continue improving over the next few years. Nick Blakey is a professional Australian rules footballer who currently plays for Sydney in the Australian Football League (AFL).

Nick Blakey has spent his entire playing career with Sydney, having made his debut in the AFL in 2019. In 78 games for the club, he has scored 32 goals. 

 Nick Blakey is an accurate shooter with a good overhead kick. He is known for his fierce competitive spirit and physicality on the field. Nick Blakey is a hard worker who is always looking to improve his game.

He is a team player who is always willing to put in a shift. Nick Blakey is a young player with a bright future ahead of him. He is currently contracted to Sydney until the end of the 2022 season. 

 Nick Blakey is a local product of Sydney, having been born and raised in the city. He is a popular figure in the Sydney community and is highly respected by his peers.

Nick Blakey is married with two children. He is a family man who loves spending time with his wife and kids. Nick Blakey is a talented sportsman who has succeeded in achieving his goal of playing in the AFL. 

He is a role model to young people who want to pursue a career in sport. Nick Blakey is a hard worker who is committed to his goals and dreams. He is a great ambassador for Australian rules football and is loved and respected by his fans.

29. Chad Warner

Midfielder

Chad Warner Career

  • 2020: Sydney

Chad Warner is a midfielder who was drafted in the 2019 AFL draft. Warner made his debut for the Sydney Swans against Richmond at The Gabba in 2020. Warner has played for East Fremantle in the WAFL.

Warner is 181 cm tall and weighs 82 kg. Warner is a midfielder who can play both inside and outside of the forward line. Warner is a hard worker who is always looking to improve his game. Warner is a promising young midfielder who is set to become a star in the AFL.

Chad Warner is a talented footballer who has spent the majority of his career playing for Sydney. He has been a Rising Star nominee and has had an impressive career thus far. 

Warner is a hard-working player who is always looking to improve his game. He is a great team player who is always looking to help his side win.

Warner is a highly-rated player and is expected to continue his success in the future. He is a talented player who is sure to make a significant impact in the AFL. He is a versatile player who can play any position on the ground. 

Warner is a player who is sure to become a household name in the AFL. He is a player who is sure to be a major part of the Sydney side in the future.

30. Jake Lloyd

Midfielder

Jake Lloyd Career

  • 2014: Sydney

Lloyd is a defender and played for North Ballarat Rebels in the VFL. Lloyd was drafted by the Sydney Swans in the 2013 Rookie Draft and has played for the club since.

Lloyd has represented Australia in the under-18, under-19, and under-23 levels. 

Lloyd has played in the AFL for Sydney and the GWS Giants. Lloyd has previously played for the Carlton Blues and Fremantle Dockers.

Lloyd has been a regular member of the Australian national team since 2013. Lloyd is a hard-nosed defender who is known for his courage on the field. 

Lloyd is a popular player with the Sydney supporters. Lloyd is contracted to Sydney until the end of the 2020 season.

Lloyd was born in Sydney in 1994. Lloyd started his career at Sydney FC, where he played for two seasons. Lloyd moved to the Brisbane Lions in 2013, where he played for four seasons.

Lloyd was traded to Adelaide in the off-season of 2018. Lloyd has played 200 games in the A-League.

Lloyd has been a regular in the Australian national team, playing 33 games. Lloyd has won two Bob Skilton Medals and one Adam Goodes Trophy. Lloyd was nominated for the AFL Rising Star Award in 2014. Lloyd is currently a free agent.

31. Paddy McCartin

Defender

Paddy McCartin Career

  • 2015–2019: St Kilda
  • 2022: Sydney
  • 1 Playing statistics correct to the end of the 2022 season.

Paddy McCartin is a talented footballer who was drafted 1st overall in the 2014 National Draft by Geelong Falcons. 

McCartin made his debut for the Geelong Football Club in the 2017 AFL season and has since shown his potential as a key player for the Cats.

McCartin has been touted as a future All-Australian and is considered one of the best midfielders in the AFL. 

McCartin has a strong work ethic and is often the first player to contribute to the team on the field. McCartin is a popular player with his teammates and is well-loved by fans of the Geelong Football Club.

McCartin is contracted to the Geelong Football Club until the end of the 2020 AFL season. McCartin is a versatile player who can play both as a midfielder and as a forward. 

McCartin is a popular representative for Tasmania, having played for the state in both the under-16s and under-18s football championships. McCartin is a talented footballer who is sure to continue to improve as he continues to play in the AFL.

32. Robbie Fox

Defender

Robbie Fox Career

  • 2017: Sydney
  • 1 Playing statistics correct to the end of the 2022 season.

Robbie Fox was drafted in the 2017 rookie draft and made his debut in round 2 of the 2017 season against the Western Bulldogs. Fox is a tall and athletic player who is able to play both as a key defender and forward.

Fox is a strong overhead mark and is able to intercept passes. Fox is a good kick forward and can take a strong mark. Fox is a hard working player who is always looking to improve his game. Fox is likely to continue to play as a key defender for Sydney.

Fox is a good family man who enjoys spending time with his wife and children. Fox is a talented player who is likely to continue to improve over the next few years. Robbie Fox was born in Sydney and started his career with Sydney FC. 

He was a regular in the Sydney defence over the course of his time there and was a part of the team that won the 2015 premiership.

Fox left Sydney FC at the end of the 2017 season and signed with the Sydney Swans. He has played 67 games for the Swans and has scored 8 goals. Fox is a hard-hitting defender who is always looking to make a impact on the game. 

He is a versatile player who can play at either end of the ground. Fox is a popular player among his teammates and is known for his infectious personality.

Fox is looking to continue his career with the Swans in the upcoming seasons. Fox is a true professional and is always looking to improve his game.

33. Mark Bayes

Mark Bayes Career

  • 1985–1998: Sydney Swans
  • 1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1998.
  • Bob Skilton Medalist - 1989, Sydney Swans Team of the Century, 1x VFL Team of Year: 1989

Mark Bayes played 246 games for the Sydney Swans between 1985 and 1998. Bayes was a key player for the Swans during their premiership years in the late 80s and early 90s.

He won 174 games with the club, including a premiership in 1993. After retiring from the AFL, Bayes has continued to play football in the NSW State League. He is currently a player/coach for the Waratahs.

Bayes is a two-time winner of the Ron Barassi Trophy, awarded to the AFL's best and fairest player. Bayes was inducted into the Sydney Swans' Hall of Fame in 2009. Bayes was born in 1967 in Noble Park, a suburb of Melbourne.

He began playing football at an early age and played for the Melbourne Knights in the Victorian Football League (VFL). Bayes moved to Sydney in 1985 and joined the Sydney Swans. He was a key player in the club's premiership years, winning 174 games during his career.

After retiring from the AFL, Bayes has continued to play football in the NSW State League. He is currently a player/coach for the Waratahs. Bayes was inducted into the Sydney Swans' Hall of Fame in 2009.

34. John Rantall

John Rantall Career

  • 1963–72, 1976–79: South Melbourne
  • 1973–1975: North Melbourne
  • 1980: Fitzroy

John Rantall played 336 games for South Melbourne and North Melbourne between 1963 and 1979. He was a defender and ruck-rover. In 1980, he joined Fitzroy and played 6 games.

John Rantall was a member of the Australian national team from 1967 to 1971, and he played in the 1971 World Cup. John Rantall is now a retired pensioner. John Rantall was a good player who was captain of South Melbourne in the 1970s.

He was also a member of the Australian Football Team of the Century. He retired from the AFL in 1980. He is now a commentator for the sport. He has written a book about his playing career. He is a respected member of the sport community.

He is a good ambassador for football. He is a great role model for young players. He is a great ambassador for the sport of Australian Rules.

35. Jared Crouch

Midfielder

Jared Crouch Career

  • 1996–2009: Sydney Swans
  • 1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2009.
  • AFL premiership player: 2005, AFL Rising Star nominee

Jared Crouch was born on 5 March 1978 in Sydney, Australia. Crouch began his career with the Norwood Football Club in the SANFL. He made his AFL debut in 1998 with the Sydney Swans.

Crouch has played over 200 games for the Swans and has averaged over 20 goals per season. Crouch has also played for the West Coast Eagles and Carlton Blues in the AFL. 

Crouch is currently a free agent and is rumoured to be considering a return to the Sydney Swans.

Crouch is a versatile player who can play as a forward or on the backline. Crouch is known for his strong marking and ability to score goals. 

Jared Crouch is a well-respected player in the AFL and is considered one of the best forwards in the league. Jared Crouch was drafted with the 9th pick in the 2005 AFL Draft by the Sydney Swans.

Jared Crouch was a member of the Sydney Swans' 2005 premiership side. Jared Crouch has also been a part of the Sydney Swans' 2009 finals campaign. 

Jared Crouch has been a regular player for the Sydney Swans since his debut in the AFL. Jared Crouch is a strong key defender who is known for his aerial skills. Jared Crouch is a hard working player who is always looking to improve his game.

Jared Crouch has a strong work ethic and is always looking to improve his skills. Jared Crouch is a regular contributor for the Sydney Swans and is a key player for the club. 

Jared Crouch is a long-term player for the Sydney Swans and is expected to continue playing at a high level for many years to come.

36. Braeden Campbell

Defender

Braeden Campbell Career

  • 2021: Sydney
  • 1 Playing statistics correct to the end of the 2022 season.

Braeden Campbell is a promising young player who is set to make an impact in the AFL. Campbell was born in 2002, and played for Westbrook Bulldogs and Pennant Hills Football Club before being drafted in 2020.

He made his debut in March 2021, against Brisbane Lions at The Gabba. Campbell is 181 cm tall and weighs 174 kg. He is a hard-working player who is looking to make an impact in the AFL. Campbell is a talented player with a great future ahead of him.

He is a strong midfielder who can play both forward and back positions. Campbell is an exciting prospect who is set to make a big impact in the AFL. 

Campbell is a promising young player with a lot of potential, and is sure to make a big impact in the AFL in the future.

Braeden Campbell is a 16-year-old defender who has played for Sydney since the 2021 season. He has played 25 games for the club and scored three goals. 

Campbell is a strong player who is able to read the game well and help his team defensively. He is a promising young player who is sure to improve in the future.

37. Daryn Cresswell

Daryn Cresswell Career

  • 1992–2003: Sydney Swans
  • 1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2003.
  • All-Australian 1997, Sydney Swans best and fairest 1994, Sydney Swans Team of the Century (interchange)

Daryn Cresswell was born in 1971 in Hobart, Tasmania and played for North Hobart in the Tasmanian State League. He was drafted by the Sydney Swans in the 1988 national draft and made his AFL debut in 1992.

Cresswell played 244 games for the Sydney Swans, kicking 208 goals. He was traded to the Carlton Football Club in 2001, but was traded back to the Sydney Swans in 2004. He retired from professional football in 2006.

Cresswell was appointed the head coach of the Sydney Swans' NEAFL affiliate the Sydney Bulldogs in 2007. He was sacked from the Sydney Bulldogs' coaching position in early 2009. Cresswell has since worked as a football commentator for Fox Footy.

Cresswell was appointed the head coach of the Gold Coast Suns in 2015. Daryn Cresswell was a highly successful player in both the AFL and international Rules football. Cresswell was a star player in the Sydney Swans' premiership-winning sides of the 1990s, and was also an All Australian.

After retiring from playing, Cresswell became a football commentator and coach. Cresswell is now a football administrator, and is the General Manager of the Sydney Swans. 

Cresswell is a respected figure in Australian Rules football, and is highly respected by his peers. Cresswell is widely considered to be one of the greatest players to have played the sport.

Daryn Cresswell is a true icon of Australian Rules football, and is a legend in the game. Cresswell is a respected member of the Australian Football Hall of Fame. 

Daryn Cresswell is a true Australian Rules football legend, and will be remembered for many years to come.

38. Justin McInerney

Midfielder

Justin McInerney Career

  • 2019: Sydney
  • 1 Playing statistics correct to the end of the 2022 season.
  • 2x AFL Rising Star nominee: 2020,2021

Justin McInerney was born on 18 August 2000 in Melbourne, Victoria. Justin McInerney played for the Northern Knights in the TAC Cup and was drafted by the Sydney Swans in the 2018 AFL draft.

Justin McInerney is a 187 centimeter tall and 73 kilogram weight player. Justin McInerney is a versatile player who can play as a forward, midfield or back. Justin McInerney is a hard working player who is always looking for the ball.

Justin McInerney is a strong player who can take the ball to the ground easily. Justin McInerney is a good player who can score goals. 

Justin McInerney is a talented player who is expected to make an impact in the AFL next season. Justin McInerney is a promising player who has the potential to become one of the best players in the AFL.

Justin McInerney is a midfielder who currently plays for Sydney in the AFL. He has played 53 games for the club and has scored 18 goals. McInerney was nominated for the AFL Rising Star award in both 2020 and 2021. 

He has been a consistent performer for the Sydney side and is a key part of the team. McInerney has represented Australia at under-18, under-19, under-23 and national team level.

He has played in a number of tournaments for his country, including the World Cup. McInerney is a hard-working player who is always looking for the ball. He is a good thinker on the field and is able to create opportunities for his team. 

McInerney is expected to continue playing for Sydney for some time to come. He is a valuable member of the team and is always looking to improve his game.

39. Tom McCartin

Tom McCartin Career

  • 2018: Sydney
  • 1 Playing statistics correct to the end of the 2022 season.

Tom McCartin is a young player with a lot of potential. He was drafted in the 2017 national draft by Geelong Falcons and has shown throughout his junior career that he has the ability to be a good player.

McCartin made his debut for the Sydney Football Club in the 2018 AFL season. He showed great potential in his first game, playing well against Hawthorn at the MCG. McCartin is a tall player with a good build.

He is able to run well and has good endurance. He is also a good user of the footy and has great field sense. McCartin will need to continue to work hard on his game if he wants to reach his full potential. 

He has the ability to be a very good player, but he will need to continue to improve if he wants to be one of the best.

McCartin is a long-term project for the Sydney Football Club, but with hard work and dedication, he has the potential to be a very successful player.

40. Len Thomas

Len Thomas Career

  • 1927–1938: South Melbourne
  • 1939: Hawthorn
  • 1940: North Melbourne
  • 1939: Hawthorn
  • 1940: North Melbourne
  • 1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1940.

Len Thomas was a prolific goal scorer during his playing career, amassing 187 goals in 204 games for South Melbourne. He was killed in action during the Second World War, aged 35.

A significant part of Thomas' success came from his strong heading ability, which he used to good effect both in the air and on the ground. Thomas was also a highly versatile player, able to fill in at any of the back four positions.

He was inducted into the South Melbourne Hall of Fame in 2003. Thomas is remembered as one of the key players in South Melbourne's successful 1927–38 era. 

His son, Ron, also played football professionally. Thomas is also the namesake of the Len Thomas Reserve in South Melbourne. Thomas' contribution to South Melbourne Football Club is recognised by the club's Hall of Fame.

41. Peter Reville

Peter Reville Career

  • 1925–1934: South Melbourne
  • 1938–1939: Fitzroy
  • 1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1939.
  • 1926 Victorian Representative Player, 1930 Brownlow Medal Runner-Up, 1933 South Melbourne Premiership Player, 1936 Recorder Cup Winner

Peter Reville was born on October 5th, 1904 in Carisbrook, Victoria. He started his career playing for Moe in the Victorian Football League (VFL). He played a total of 193 games for Moe, scoring 83 goals.

He later played for Heidelberg in the Victorian Football Association (VFA). He died on March 4th, 1970, aged 65. He was a very talented player and was known for his strong marking and tackling. He was a key player for Moe during their premiership era in the VFL.

He was also a member of the Victorian interstate team, which won the 1939 VFL Grand Final. He is remembered as a very talented and respected player in the Victorian football community. Reville was a key defender for South Melbourne during the club's successful era of the 1930s.

Reville was runner-up for the Brownlow Medal in 1930, and was also a premiership player with South Melbourne in 1933. 

Reville later played for Fitzroy in the Victorian Football League, and was also a Recorder Cup winner with the club. Reville retired from football in 1939 after playing for Fitzroy for two seasons.

Reville is remembered as a key defender in South Melbourne's successful era, and was also a successful player in the Victorian Football League. 

Reville was a good player with both hands, and was known for his strong marking and intercepting. Reville was a good team player, and was often used as a substitute. Reville was a hard worker, and was known for his endurance and commitment to the game.

Reville is a well-respected figure in the football community, and is often mentioned in discussions of the South Melbourne era.

42. David Murphy

David Murphy Career

  • 1984–1993: Sydney
  • 1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1993.
  • All-Australian 1988, Victorian representative, Sydney Team of the Century: Wing

David Murphy is a former Australian rules footballer who played for Finley, Turvey Park (Riverina Football League) and Footscray. Murphy was a wingman and was known for his speed and agility.

Murphy was a prolific goal scorer throughout his playing career, with 341 goals in 365 games. Murphy retired from playing in 1997 and has since worked as a football coach. Murphy is a member of the Australian Football Hall of Fame.

Murphy was inducted into the Wagga Wagga Hall of Fame in 2016. Murphy is married with three children. Murphy is a football commentator and analyst for Fox Sports. Murphy was appointed coach of Victorian Football League side Essendon in January 2019.

David Murphy is one of the most decorated players in Sydney Swans history, with 156 appearances over a span of 12 years. David Murphy is also a Victorian representative, and was a member of the Sydney Team of the Century: Wing. 

David Murphy is one of the most consistent players in Sydney Swans history, amassing over 4000 career points.

David Murphy is a hard runner and a very aggressive player on the ground. David Murphy is a strong mark and is very good in the air. David Murphy is a very determined player and will never give up. 

David Murphy is a very good player on the boundary, and can go over the top of defenders. David Murphy is a very good player under pressure, and can get the ball off his opponent.

David Murphy is one of the most experienced players in Sydney Swans history, and is a very valuable member of the team.

43. Paul Kelly

Paul Kelly Career

  • 1990–2002: Sydney
  • 1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2002.
  • Brownlow Medal: 1995, All-Australian team

Paul Kelly is an Australian footballer who played for the Wagga Tigers in the RFL. 

Kelly was born in West Wyalong, New South Wales in 1969. He played for the Wagga Tigers from 1985 to 1989, and then again from 1997 to 2002.

Kelly is best known for his time at the Tigers, where he was an important member of the team. He played in 159 games for the club, scoring 104 goals. Kelly retired from playing in 2002, and has since served as the club's general manager.

Kelly has also served as a football commentator for Australian television networks. In 2009, Kelly was made a Member of the New South Wales Order of Australia (AM). Kelly is a bronze statue at the Sydney Cricket Ground, which was erected in 2001.

Paul Kelly was an Australian Football Hall of Fame inductee and the Sydney captain from 1993 to 2002. He was known for his strong marking and kicking ability and was a three-time Bob Skilton Medalist. 

He also won the Brownlow Medal in 1995. After retiring from playing, he became the Sydney co-captain in 2002 and held the position until his death in 2007.

He was a key figure in Sydney's successful era in Australian Football and is widely regarded as one of the game's greatest players.

44. Will Hayward

Forward

Will Hayward Career

  • 2017: Sydney
  • 1 Playing statistics correct to the end of the 2022 season.
  • AFL Rising Star nominee: 2017

Hayward was drafted in the 2016 national draft and made his debut in Round 2 of the 2017 season for Sydney. Hayward is a forward and stands at 186 cm tall.

Hayward has had a successful debut season with Sydney and has averaged 18.4 disposals and 4.8 marks per game. Hayward is a promising young player and is expected to continue his development with Sydney in the upcoming seasons.

Hayward was drafted with pick 9 in the 2017 AFL draft. Hayward is a key forward and has shown great promise in his first two seasons at Sydney. Hayward is averaging 134 goals in 114 games for the Sydney club. Hayward is a strong player with great ball possession skills.

Hayward has won several awards, including an AFL Rising Star nomination in 2017. Hayward is looking to continue his outstanding form in the upcoming season. 

Hayward is a great player to watch and is sure to make a big impact in the AFL. Hayward is a key part of the Sydney team and will be a force to be reckoned with in the future.

Hayward is a great player and deserves to be recognised for his performances.

45. Leo Barry

Leo Barry Career

  • 1995–2009: Sydney Swans
  • 1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2009.
  • International Rules 2003, All-Australian 2004, 2005, Premiership player 2005, Sydney captain: 2005–2008

Leo Barry was born in Deniliquin, New South Wales in 1977. Leo Barry made his debut for Deniliquin in 1995, playing for the club until 1999. Barry played for the Sydney Swans from 2000 to 2004, amassing 47 goals from 89 games.

Barry joined the Fremantle Dockers in 2005 and played for them until 2008. Barry then played for the Gold Coast Suns from 2009 to 2012. 

Barry retired from playing football in 2012. Leo Barry is a premiership player and has been inducted into the Sydney Swans Hall of Fame.

Leo Barry is currently the Director of Football at the Gold Coast Suns. Leo Barry was named in the AFL Team of the Year in 2004 and 2013. 

Leo Barry was a key player for the Sydney Swans during their 1995-2009 era. He was a three-time All-Australian and led the Swans to the Premiership in 2005.

Barry also represented Australia in International Rules matches in 2003. He retired from the NFL in 2009 after 13 seasons. Leo Barry is a Sydney icon and will be remembered fondly by Swans fans for his many contributions to the club.

46. Warwick Capper

Warwick Capper Career

  • 1983–87, 1991: Sydney Swans
  • 1988–1990: Brisbane Bears
  • 1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1991.
  • 4× Sydney Swans leading goalkicker: (1984, 1985, 1986, 1987), Brisbane Bears leading goalkicker

Warwick Capper is a Australian forward who played for Oakleigh District in the Victorian Football League (VFL). Capper has also played for Melbourne in the Australian Football League (AFL).

He was a member of the Melbourne side that won the 1996 AFL Grand Final. Capper also represented Victoria in interstate football. He retired from playing in 2002. Capper is currently the football coach of Melbourne's reserve side.

He has also worked as a football commentator and television presenter. Warwick Capper was born in Melbourne, Victoria, on 12 June 1963. Capper played for Oakleigh District in the Victorian Football League (VFL) and Melbourne in the Australian Football League (AFL).

He retired from playing in 2002. Warwick Capper was one of the most prolific goalkickers in the history of the Sydney Swans. He played 124 games for the club and kicked 388 goals. Capper was born in Brisbane and played for the Bears before joining the Swans in 1983.

He was a member of the club's premiership side in 1987. Capper retired from playing in 1991 but continues to work as a commentator for the Sydney Swans. 

Warwick Capper was inducted into the Sydney Swans Hall of Fame in 2003. Warwick Capper is currently the assistant coach of the Sydney Swans' VFL side.

Warwick Capper is also the coach of the Australian national team's under-21 side. Warwick Capper was awarded the Order of Australia Medal in 2009 for his services to football. 

Warwick Capper is married and has three children. Warwick Capper is one of the most respected and well-known footballers in Australia.

47. Andrew Dunkley

Andrew Dunkley Career

  • 1992–2002: Sydney

Andrew Dunkley is a former Australian footballer who played as a defender. Dunkley began his career at Melbourne Knights in 1987, before moving to Sydney Olympic in 1989.

He made his international debut for Australia in 1991, and went on to play 108 matches for the national team. Dunkley later played for Perth Glory, Wellington Phoenix, and Melbourne Victory.

Dunkley retired from professional football in 2007, after playing for Melbourne Victory. Dunkley has since worked as an assistant coach with Melbourne Victory, and is currently the head coach of the Victorian Institute of Sport's under-19s team.

Dunkley is a two-time A-League Coach of the Year, and was named Footballer of the Year in 2006. Dunkley was named as the ambassador of the A-League in December 2014. Dunkley was inducted into the Australian Football Hall of Fame in 2017.

48. Mark Browning

Mark Browning Career

  • 1975–1987: South Melbourne/Sydney
  • 1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1987.
  • Simpson Medal 1982 (VIC v WA in Perth), Sydney Swans best & fairest 1983, Sydney Swans captain 1984–85, Captain/Coach TFL premiers 1990 (Hobart)

Mark Browning is a 66-year-old Australian football (soccer) player. He played for South Melbourne and Sydney between 1975 and 1987. He scored 138 goals in 251 games.

Mark Browning is notable for being one of the few players to score a goal in international football for both Australia and England. 

He scored a goal for Australia in a World Cup qualifying match against New Zealand in October 1983 and later scored a goal for England in a European Championship qualifier against Denmark in September 1984.

Mark Browning was born in 1956 in Melbourne, Australia. He started playing football at a young age and enjoyed a successful playing career in the A-League and in international football. 

Mark Browning retired from professional football in 1987. He now works as a football coach and commentator. He is also a goodwill ambassador for the Australian Red Cross.

Mark Browning has been married to his wife, Lyn, for over 30 years. They have three children: sons Brett and Travis and daughter Brooke. Mark Browning is a devout Roman Catholic and he volunteers his time to help care for the poor and homeless. 

Mark Browning is a popular football commentator and coach. He has worked as a commentator for Fox Sports, Channel 9, and ABC Grandstand.

He also coaches the Melbourne Victory youth team. Mark Browning is a popular figure in Australian football and he is highly respected for his achievements on the pitch and in the community.

49. Bernie Evans

Bernie Evans Career

  • 1978–1985: South Melbourne/Sydney
  • 1986–1988: Carlton
  • 1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1988.

Bernie Evans is a retired Australian rules footballer who played for Port Melbourne in the Victorian Football Association (VFA). 

Evans was a key player for Port Melbourne during their golden era, winning three successive premierships between 1977 and 1979.

After retiring from football, Evans worked as a coach with the Melbourne Football Club's under-18 and under-19 teams. In 2003, Evans was inducted into the Victorian Football Hall of Fame. In 2010, Evans was diagnosed with motor neurone disease, and he died in February 2011 at the age of 65.

Evans is remembered as one of the most successful and popular players in VFA history. Bernie Evans was a very talented player who was able to play both at key forward and midfield. He was a very consistent player during his career, playing for three different clubs for a total of thirteen seasons.

He was part of the South Melbourne/Sydney side that won the premiership in 1978 and was also a member of the Carlton side that made the finals in 1986 and 1988. 

He retired from the AFL at the end of the 1988 season. He currently coaches a junior football club. Bernie Evans is remembered as one of the most talented players of his era and is still known among fans and players today.

50. Dinny McKay

Dinny McKay Career

  • 1885-1886: South Ballarat
  • 1886–1891, 1894–1896: South Melbourne (VFA)
  • 1892–1893: Richmond
  • 1897: South Melbourne (VFL)
  • 1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1897.

Denis McKay was a prolific and talented player in the Victorian Football League (VFL). He was a member of the South Ballarat side that won the league premiership in 1892.

McKay also played for Melbourne in the Victorian Football Association (VFA) and was a member of their premiership side in 1894. He later played for North Melbourne in the Victorian Football League (VFL) and then Geelong in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

McKay was killed in a motorcycle accident in 1897. He was inducted into the Australian Football Hall of Fame in 1985. Denis McKay was a key figure in the development of the game in Victoria.

 He is remembered as one of the finest players in VFL/AFL history. Denis McKay is an Australian Football Hall of Fame inductee.

McKay was a talented goalkicker and captain of South Melbourne in the Victorian Football Association (VFA) in the late 1800s. McKay kicked 158 goals during his career in the VFA, helping South Melbourne to two premierships. 

McKay also played for Richmond in the Victorian Football League (VFL) in the late 1800s. McKay is considered one of the greatest goalkickers in VFA/VFL history, and is still held in high regard by football fans.

McKay passed away in 1897, just a few years after his retirement. McKay is a highly respected member of the South Melbourne Football Club Hall of Fame. McKay was born in 1885 and died in 1897.

51. Mark Tandy

Mark Tandy Career

  • 1911–1926: South Melbourne
  • 1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1926.
  • South Melbourne captain 1922, South Melbourne premiership 1918, South Melbourne/Sydney Swans Team of the Century, Victorian representative (13 matches, 8 goals)

Mark Tandy was a prominent Australian rules footballer who played for Yarraville in the Victorian Football League (VFL). He was a key figure in the club's 1925 premiership and was also a member of the team that contested the 1927 VFL Grand Final.

Tandy played 126 games for Yarraville, kicking 116 goals. He also represented Victoria at interstate football and captained the side on occasions. 

Tandy retired from playing in 1931 but continued to serve as a committee member and later as president of Yarraville.

He died in 1965 at the age of 72. Tandy is regarded as one of the finest players of his era and was inducted into the Victorian Football Hall of Fame in 1984. 

Mark Tandy is the father of Australian rules footballer and television personality Garry Tandy. Tandy is one of the few players in VFL/AFL history to have been awarded the prestigious Brownlow Medal twice, in 1932 and 1935.

Tandy's grandson, Mark Tandy, also played in the VFL for the Preston Football Club. Mark Henry Tandy was born in Newport, Victoria on 3 September 1892. 

He played 127 games for Yarraville in the Victorian Football League (VFL), kicking 116 goals. He also represented Victoria at interstate football and captained the side on occasions.

In 1931 Tandy retired from playing but continued to serve as a committee member and later as president of Yarraville. He died in 1965 at the age of 72.

Final Words

The Sydney Swans are a proud, historic and beloved professional Australian rules football club. For many years, the Swans have been associated with some of the game’s greatest players.

Some of the Swans’ best players include Lance Franklin, Adam Goodes, and John Kennedy Snr. These players have helped the Swans win a number of premierships and other accolades.

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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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