by Lisa Albergo reporting for AFANA from Chicago
ROUND 21 MILESTONES
550 games combined games as a player and coach: Rodney Eade.
Round 21 represents the 550th game for Bulldog Coach Rodney Eade as a player or coach. Eade played 229 games with Hawthorn and 30 games for the Brisbane Bears. He coached Sydney in 152 games before joining the Bulldogs. Eade becomes just the 13th person in the history of the League to reach this mark.
Ahead of Eade in the record books are Kevin Sheedy (886 games, 251 games as a player and 635 games as a coach), Jock McHale (878 games, 261 games as a player and player-coach and a further 617 games as a coach only), Michael Malthouse (807 games, 174 games as a player and 633 games as a coach), David Parkin (729 games, 211 games as a player and 518 games as a coach), Leigh Matthews (793 games, 332 games a player and 461 games as a coach), Ron Barassi (719 games, 254 games as a player and player-coach and a further 465 games as a coach only), Norm Smith (659 games, 227 games as a player and 432 games as a coach), Allan Jeans (652 games, 77 games as a player and 575 games as a coach), Robert Walls (606 games, 259 games as a player and 347 games as a coach), Tom Hafey (589 games, 67 games as a player and 522 games as a coach), John Kennedy (575 games, 164 games as a player and 411 games as a coach) and Paul Roos (554 games, 356 games as a player and 198 games as a coach).
300 games: Brent Harvey (NM)
Round 21 will be Brent Harvey's 300th game, making him the 63rd player in League history and the fourth in the club's history to reach the milestone. He is behind Glenn Archer (311 games), Wayne Schimmelbusch (306 games) and Adam Simpson (306 games).
250 games: James McDonald (MELB) becomes the seventh player in club history to play 250 games. He joins David Neitz (306 games), Robert Flower (272 games), Adem Yze (271 games), Jim Stynes (264 games), Steven Febey (258 games) and Brian Dixon (252 games).
Most Consecutive Games
Kane Cornes (PA) will play his 170th consecutive game in Round 21. His streak dates back to Round 17, 2003 and equals the tenth best streak in league history. The leaders are Jim Stynes (244 games for Melbourne 1987-98), Adem Yze (226 games for Melbourne1997-2007), Adam Goodes (204 games for Sydney between 1999 and 2007), Jack Titus (202 games for Richmond 1933-43), Brett Kirk (197 games for Sydney since 2002), Jared Crouch (194 games for Sydney 1998-2006), Jock McHale (191 games for Collingwood 1906-17), Andy Collins (189 games for Hawthorn 1988-96), Kevin Bartlett (173 games for Richmond 1975-82) and Marcus Ashcroft (170 games for Brisbane 1992-2000).
Source: Patrick Keane, AFL Media Release
Article last changed on Monday, September 25, 2023 - 10:20 AM EDT