by Lisa Albergo reporting for AFANA from Chicago
Round 20 milestones include:
250 games: Gary Ablett (GC)
200 games: Ted Richards (SYD), Brent Stanton (ESS)
150 games: Bryce Gibbs (CARL), Daniel Merrett (BRIS)
100 games: Dennis Armfield (CARL), Chris Mayne (FRE), Tyson Goldsack (COL)
50 games: Phil Davis (GWS), Jack Gunston (HAW)
50 club games: Danny Stanley (GC)
Most Games, Pair of Brothers: Chad (retired) and Kane Cornes will reach a combined tally of 518 games in Round 20, putting them equal with the Richardson brothers in fourth place for most games by a pair of brothers. Ahead of them are Madden 710 (Simon 378, Justin 332), Nankervis 578 (Ian 325, Bruce 253) and Coventry 533 (Syd 227, Gordon 306). Behind them are Wakelin 513 (Shane 252, Darryl 261).
Club Record Games: Dustin Fletcher (ESS) will play his 378th game in Round 20, equaling the club record of Simon Madden and moving into equal fourth spot behind Michael Tuck (426 games), Kevin Bartlett (403 games) and Robert Harvey (383 games) for most games in VFL/AFL history. Behind Fletcher and Madden at Essendon are Dick Reynolds (320 games, 1933-51), Tim Watson (307 games, 1977-91 and 1993-94), Garry Foulds 300 games, 1974-89), Terry Daniher (294 games, 1978-92), Bill Hutchison (290 games, 1942-57), Matthew Lloyd (270 games, 1995-2009), Scott Lucas (270 games, 1996-2009) and Don McKenzie (266 games, 1960-74).
Most Career Games: Brent Harvey (NM) will play his 359th game in Round 20, putting him equal with John Blakey in ninth place for most games in League history. Ahead of them are Michael Tuck (HAW, 426 games), Kevin Bartlett (RICH, 403 games), Robert Harvey (StK, 383 games), Simon Madden (ESS, 378 games), Dustin Fletcher (ESS, 377 games), Craig Bradley (CARL, 375 games), Bernie Quinlan (Footscray/Fitzroy, 366 games), Brad Johnson (WB, 364 games) and John Blakey (Fitzroy/NM, 359 games). Behind them are Bruce Doull (CARL, 356 games), Paul Roos (Fitzroy/SYD, 356 games), Doug Hawkins (Footscray/Fitzroy, 350 games), Chris Grant (WB, 341 games), Andrew McLeod (ADE, 340 games).
Most club games: Nick Riewoldt (StK) will play his 256th game this week, putting him equal with Kevin Neale in ninth spot in the club’s history. Ahead of them are Robert Harvey (383 games, 1988-2008), Nathan Burke (323 games, 1987-2003), Stewart Loewe (321 games, 1986-2002), Barry Breen (300 games, 1965-82), Lenny Hayes (274 games, 1999-current), Stephen Milne (272 games, 2001-current), Gary Colling (265 games, 1968-81) and Nick Dal Santo (256 games, 2002-current).
Career Wins: Dustin Fletcher (ESS) has played in 222 career wins for Essendon. His next Bomber win will put him equal with Simon Madden in fourth spot for most wins in League history. Ahead are Michael Tuck (302 wins from 426 games), Kevin Bartlett (260 wins from 403 games) and Bruce Doull (238 wins from 356 games). Behind them are Gordon Coventry (220 wins from 306 games), Leigh Matthews (220 wins from 332 games), Craig Bradley (220 wins from 375 games), Justin Madden (211 wins from 332 games) and Jack Dyer (206 wins from 312 games).
Oldest Players: Dustin Fletcher (ESS) will be 38 years and 96 days old when he plays in Round 20. This will make him the 10th oldest player in League history and one day older than Michael Tuck in his last game in 1991.
Club Games Coached: Michael Voss (BRIS) will coach the Lions for the 109th time in Round 20, putting him equal with Robert Walls in second position for most games coached for the Brisbane Lions/Brisbane Bears. Ahead of him are Leigh Matthews (237 games, 1999-2008) and Robert Walls (109 games, 1991-95). Behind him are John Northey (59 games, 1996-98) and Peter Knights (59 games, 1987-89).
100 games as captain: Nick Maxwell (COL) will become the sixth man in club history to captain 100 games. Ahead of him are Nathan Buckley (161 games as captain, 1998-2007), Syd Coventry (153 games, 1925-34), Tony Shaw (123 games, 1987-94), Wayne Richardson (116 games, 1970-75) and Phonse Kyne (105 games, 1938-50).
Source: Patrick Keane, AFL Media Release, ed. notes
Article last changed on Thursday, August 08, 2013 - 8:08 PM EDT