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by Lisa Albergo reporting for AFANA from Chicago

550 official games: Round 16 will see Sydney Coach Paul Roos notch 550 games as a player and coach. This includes 269 games as a player for the Fitzroy Lions 1982-1994 (Fitzroy merged with the Brisbane Bears at the end of 1996 to become the Brisbane Lions), 87 games as a player for the Sydney Swans and 193 games as coach of the Sydney Swans. This makes him the 12th person in league history to reach the milestone. Roos joins Kevin Sheedy (886 games), Jock McHale (878 games), Michael Malthouse (802 games), Leigh Matthews (793 games), David Parkin (729 games), Ron Barassi (718 games), Norm Smith (659 games), Allan Jeans (652 games), Robert Walls (606 games), Tom Hafey (589 games) and John Kennedy (575 games).

550 games by a father and son combination: Shane Tuck (RICH) plays his 124th game in Round 16. His father Michael (who is also uncle to Geelong's Gary Ablett Jr) holds the all time league games record of 426 games with Hawthorn. This makes Michael and Shane the third family pair in the history of the game to reach this milestone. They join Ken and Dustin Fletcher (588 games, 264 for Ken and 324 for Dustin with Essendon) and the Silvagnis (551 games, 239 for Sergio and 312 for Stephen for Carlton).

Most games in league history: Western Bulldog Brad Johnson plays his 356th senior game in Round 16 which puts him equal eighth on the all time league games list. He joins Bruce Doull (Carlton) and Paul Roos (Fitzroy and Sydney). Ahead of him are Michael Tuck (426 games for Hawthorn), Kevin Bartlett (403 games for Richmond), Robert Harvey (383 games for St Kilda), Simon Madden (378 games for Essendon), Craig Bradley (375 games for Carlton), Bernie Quinlan (366 games for Footscray and Fitzroy), and John Blakey (359 games for Fitzroy and North Melbourne).

Most games by an indigenous player: Adam Goodes (SYD) plays his 268th senior game this week, putting him equal fourth on the AFL's all time indigenous player list. Ahead of him are Andrew McLeod (339 games, Adelaide Crows), Michael O’Loughlin (303 games, Sydney Swans), Gavin Wanganeen (300 games, Essendon and Port Adelaide) and Darryl White (268 games, Brisbane Lions).

200 games: Port Adelaide's Kane Cornes becomes the fifth player in the club's short AFL history ( they joined in 1997) to reach 200 games. He joins Warren Tredrea (255 games), Peter Burgoyne (240 games), Brendon Lade (234 games) and his older brother Chad Cornes (230 games).

Source: Patrick Keane, AFL Media Release & Encyclopedia of League Footballers

Article last changed on Wednesday, July 14, 2010 - 9:12 AM EDT


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