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by Lisa Albergo reporting for AFANA from Chicago

Mick Malthouse (COL) Round 13 will be his 800th game as a player and coach. His record comprises 53 games as a player with St Kilda, 121 games as a player with Richmond, 135 games as a coach with Footscray, 243 games as a coach with West Coast and 247 games as a coach with Collingwood. He becomes only the third person in the history of the game to reach this mark.

The leading five in the history of the game are Kevin Sheedy (886 official games comprising 251 games as a player with Richmond and 635 games as a coach with Essendon), Jock McHale (878 games comprising 261 games as a player and playing coach with Collingwood and a further 617 games with Collingwood as a coach only), Michael Malthouse, Leigh Matthews (793 games comprising 332 games as a player with Hawthorn, 224 games as a coach with Collingwood and 237 games as a coach with the Brisbane Lions) and David Parkin (729 games comprising 211 games as a player with Hawthorn, 94 games as a coach with Hawthorn, 355 games as a coach with Carlton and 69 games as a coach with Fitzroy).

Brett Kirk (SYD) 189 consecutive games. Kirk's streak began in Round 15, 2002 and will equal the seventh best in league history with Hawthorn's Andy Collins (189 games 1988-96).

The leaders are Jim Stynes (244 games for Melbourne 1987-98), Adem Yze (226 games for Melbourne 1997-2007), Adam Goodes (204 games for Sydney 1999-2007), Jack Titus (202 games for Richmond (1933-43), Jared Crouch (194 games for Sydney 1998-2006), Jock McHale (191 games for Collingwood 1906-17), Andy Collins (189 games for Hawthorn1988-96), Brett Kirk (188 games for Sydney since 2002), Kevin Bartlett (173 games for Richmond 1975-82) and Marcus Ashcroft (170 games for the Brisbane Lions 1992-2000).

Source: Patrick Keane, AFL Media Release

Article last changed on Wednesday, June 23, 2010 - 9:18 PM EDT

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