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by Lisa Albergo reporting for AFANA from Chicago

Most Games, Pair of Brothers: Peter (241 games) and Shaun (210) Burgoyne became the 12th pair of brothers in League history to reach a combined total of 450 games. The leaders are: Madden (710 games - Simon 378, Justin 332), Nankervis (578 - Ian 325, Bruce 253), Coventry (533 - Syd 227, Gordon 306), Richardson (518 - Wayne 277, Max 241), Wakelin (513 - Darryl 252, Shane 261), Rocca (499 - Saverio 257, Anthony 242), Matthews (487 - Leigh 332, Kelvin 155), Cornes (483 - Chad 248, Kane 235), Hocking (473 - Stephen199, Garry 274), Collier (470 - Harry 253, Albert 217), Voss (459 - Michael 289, Brett 170), and the Burgoynes.

Most Games, Four Brothers: Adam (169) Troy (75), Scott (81), and Joel (126) became the second set of four brothers or more to play 450 games. The leaders are: Daniher (752 - Terry 313, Neale 82, Anthony 233, Chris 124)*, the Selwoods, Cordner (376 - Don 166, Ted 52, Denis 152, John 6), Hiskins (375 - Fred 50, Arthur 185, Stan 66, Rupe 74), Rose (374 - Bob 152, Bill 40, Kevin 159, Ralph 23).

*The Danihers hold another unique league record in that they are the only set of four brothers to all play in the same team in one game.

Most Games in History: Dustin Fletcher (ESS) played his 359th game in Round 14, putting him equal eighth on the all-time list for games played. The leaders are Michael Tuck (HAW, 426), Kevin Bartlett (RICH, 403), Robert Harvey (STK, 383), Simon Madden (ESS, 378), Craig Bradley (CARL, 375), Bernie Quinlan (FOOTS-WB/FITZ, 366), Brad Johnson (WB, 364), John Blakey (FITZ/SYD, 359), Dustin Fletcher, Bruce Doull (CARL, 356), Paul Roos (FITZ/SYD, 356), Doug Hawkins (FOOTS-WB/FITZ, 350), Chris Grant (WB, 341), Andrew McLeod (ADE, 340), John Rantall (SOUTH MELB/SYD/FITZ, 336), Brent Harvey (NM, 335), David Cloke (RICH/COL, 333), Kevin Murray (FITZ, 333), Justin Madden (ESS/CARL, 332) and Leigh Matthews (HAW, 332).

AFL Life Membership: Docker Coach Ross Lyon qualified for AFL Life Membership in Round 14, having been involved in his 300th match as a player and coach. He played 129 games for Fitzroy and the Brisbane Bears, 17 pre-season games with Fitzroy and one State of Origin match. This was his 134th game as coach. He has also coached 19 pre-season games.

100 club games: Chris Judd (CARL) played his 100th game for Carlton in Round 14, making him the 35th player to reach the mark with two different clubs. Judd played 134 games with West Coast. The list is: Bernie Quinlan 366 games (177 WB, 189 FITZ), John Blakey 359 games (135 FITZ, 224 NM), David Cloke 333 games (219 RICH, 114 COL), Gary Dempsey 329 games (207 WB, 122 NM), Barry Round 328 games (135 WB, 193 SYD), Paul Salmon 324 games (224 ESS, 100 HAW), Roger Merrett 313 games (149 ESS, 164 BRIS), Alastair Lynch 306 games (120 FITZ, 186 BRIS), Paul Williams 306 games (189 COL, 117 SYD), Russell Greene 304 games (120 StK, 184 HAW), Gavin Wanganeen 300 games (127 ESS, 173 PA), Peter Bell 286 games (123 NM, 163 FRE), Darryl Wakelin 261 games (115 StK, 146 PA), Fraser Gehrig 260 games (115 WCE, 145 StK), Matthew Clarke 258 games (130 BRIS, 118 ADE, 10 STK), Sav Rocca 257 games (156 COL, 101 NM), Daniel Chick 252 games (149 HAW, 103 WCE), Greg Williams 250 games (34 GEEL, 107 SYD, 109 CARL), Jeff Farmer 249 games (118 MELB, 131 FRE), Robert Scott 245 games (132 GEEL, 113 NM), Paul Hudson 245 games (134 HAW, 107 WB, 4 RICH), Brad Ottens 245 games (129 RICH, 116 GEEL), Stephen Paxman 240 games (102 FITZ, 138 PA), Dean Rice 234 games (116 STK, 118 CARL), Chris Judd, Anthony Daniher 233 games (115 SYD, 118 ESS), Nick Stevens 231 games (127 PA, 104 CARL), Darren Jarman 230 games (109 HAW, 121 ADE), Ian Hampshire 224 games (113 GEEL, 111 WB), Tony McGuinness 222 games (109 WB, 113 ADE), Kane Johnson 220 games (104 ADE, 116 RICH, Tim Pekin 219 games (107 FITZ, 112 STK), Earl Spalding 211 games (109 MELB, 102 CARL), Leigh Colbert 209 games (105 GEEL, 104 NM) and Tyson Stenglein 208 games (106 ADE, 102 WCE).

100 club games as captain: Chris Judd captained his 100th game with Carlton in Round 14. He is the fourth player in the club's history to do so. The others are Stephen Kernahan (226 games, 1987-97), John Nicholls (188 games 1961-74) and Craig Bradley (116 games 1991-2001).
100 games: Shaun Higgins (WB), Jason Porplyzia (ADE), Shane Edwards (RICH)
50 games: Jake Melksham (ESS), Jordie McKenzie (MELB), Jack Trengove (MELB)
50 club games: Ben McGlynn (SYD)

Source: Patrick Keane, AFL Media Release, author notes


Article last changed on Wednesday, July 04, 2012 - 9:49 AM EDT


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