Skip to main content

by Lisa Albergo reporting for AFANA from Chicago


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


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

Donate to Our GoFundMe Campaign


Recent content


Our Favorite Footy Podcasts

A Yank on the Footy


Donnie's Disposal


Americans Watching the Footy

Shorten URLs


ENJOY Three Months Free! 

VPN for Sports!

  • Need to access sports broadcasts that are blocked in your area? You need a VPN!
  • With ExpressVPN, you get a flexible VPN service that can be adjusted on the fly.
  • More than 105 countries supported.
  • The best part? Click on this offer and get 3 months FREE!
  • AFANA independently selects products we recommend through experience,
    and we may earn commissions on your order.

We Recommend:


  • The future of vitamins is here! Say goodbye to generic multivitamins cluttering your table top. 
  • With Vitable, you get personalized daily vitamin packs tailored to your unique diet, lifestyle and health needs.
  • All you need to do is complete a simple online quiz and unlock your expert recommendation. 
  • Join the 400,000+ people embracing the Vitable way with 40% OFF your first order
  • Use the promo code AFANA40 at checkout.
  • AFANA independently selects products we recommend through experience,
    and we may earn commissions on your order.