by Lisa Albergo reporting for AFANA from Chicago
MOST GAMES IN HISTORY
Dustin Fletcher played his 356th game in Round 10, putting him equal with Bruce Doull and Paul Roos in ninth position. The leading players in League history are Michael Tuck (HAW, 426 games), Kevin Bartlett (RICH, 403 games), Robert Harvey (ST K, 383 games), Simon Madden (ESS, 378 games), Craig Bradley (CARL, 375 games), Bernie Quinlan (FOOTSCRAY* and FITZ, 366 games), Brad Johnson (WB, 364 games), John Blakey (FITZ and NM, 359 games), Bruce Doull (CARL), Paul Roos (FITZROY and SYD), Dustin Fletcher (ESS) (356 games), Doug Hawkins (FOOTS and FITZ, 350 games), Chris Grant (WB, 341 games), Andrew McLeod (ADEL, 340 games), John Rantall (SOUTH MELB**, NM, FITZ, 336 games), David Cloke (RICH and COLL, 333 games), Kevin Murray (FITZ, 333 games), Brent Harvey (NM, 332 games), Justin Madden (ESS and CARL, 332 games), Leigh Matthews (HAW, 332 games).
*now WB **now SYD
100 GAMES AS CAPTAIN
Jonathan Brown (BRIS) joins Michael Voss (210 games 1997-2006) and Roger Merrett (125 games 1990-96) as the only men to have captained the Brisbane Lions/Brisbane Bears in 100 or more games. Brown was appointed captain in 2007 after Voss retired as a player. Merrett's last year as captain was also the last year of the Brisbane Bears. At the end of 1996, the merger with the Fitzroy Lions was finalized and the Bears became the Brisbane Lions starting in 1997.
Nick Riewoldt (ST K) kicked three goals in the Round 10 loss to Richmond. He needs just three more to take his career tally to 500. Ahead of him are: Tony Lockett (898 goals, 1983-94), Bill Mohr (735 goals, 1929-41), Stewart Loewe (594 goals, 1986-2002) and Stephen Milne (509 goals, 2001-current), with 51 players in the game’s history having already reached 500 goals.
200 games: Ryan Hargrave (WB)
150 games: David Mundy (FREM); Shane Tuck (RICH)
100 games: Paul Duffield (FREM); Harry Taylor (GEEL); Jack Riewoldt (RICH); Heath Grundy (SYD)
100 games umpired: Chris Kamolins
50 games: Lewis Jetta (SYD); Liam Shiels (HAW); Jackson Trengove (PA); Tom Rockliff (BRIS); Patrick McGinnity (WCE)
50 club games: Shaun Burgoyne (HAW)
Source: Patrick Keane, AFL Media Release & author notes
Article last changed on Wednesday, June 13, 2012 - 9:52 AM EDT