by Lisa Albergo reporting for AFANA
Premiership with two clubs: Shaun Burgoyne (HAW, traded from PA) became the 29th player in League history to win a Premiership with two different clubs after the Hawks won the Grand Final. Most recent players to reach this milestone are Darren Jolly (SYD and COL), Stuart Dew (PA and HAW), Cameron Mooney (NM and GEEL), Jason Ball (WCE and SYD), Byron Pickett (NM and PA), Damian Hardwick (ESS and PA), Gavin Wanganeen (ESS and PA), Martin Pike (NM and BRIS) and Blake Caracella (ESS and BRIS).
Longest Wait to Play in a Premiership: Matthew Pavlich (FRE) played his 291st senior game in the Grand Final. Ahead of him are Shane Crawford (305 games for Hawthorn) and Paul Williams (294 games for Collingwood and the Sydney Swans). He is followed by Marcus Ashcroft (268 games for the Brisbane Bears/Brisbane Lions), Greg Wells (256 games for Melbourne and Carlton) and Alistair Lynch (249 games for Fitzroy and the Brisbane Lions).
Brothers Opposed in a Grand Final: Bradley Hill (HAW) and Stephen Hill (FRE) were just the second set of brothers on opposing Grand Final sides. The other pair was Alan (ESS) and Vic Belcher (So MELB) in 1912.
Coached Two Clubs to Grand Finals: Ross Lyon became the 14th man in League history to coach two different clubs into a Grand Final. The others are Jack Worrall (Carlton/Essendon), Norman Clark (Carlton/Richmond), Vic Belcher (S Melbourne/Fitzroy), Dan Minogue (Richmond/Carlton), Checker Hughes (Richmond/Melbourne), Percy Bentley (Richmond/Carlton), Ron Barassi (Carlton/North Melbourne), Tom Hafey (Richmond/Collingwood), Allan Jeans (St Kilda/Hawthorn), David Parkin (Hawthorn/Carlton), Malcolm Blight (Geelong/Adelaide Crows), Leigh Matthews (Collingwood/Brisbane Lions) and Michael Malthouse (West Coast/Collingwood).
Brownlow Medal wins with two different clubs: Gary Ablett, Jr is just the fifth player in League history to win Brownlow Medals with two different clubs. The others are Ian Stewart (StK, Richmond), Peter Moore (Collingwood, Melbourne), Greg Williams (Sydney, Carlton) and Chris Judd (West Coast, Carlton)
Source: Patrick Keane, AFL Media Release, All Night Appetite on sen.com.au, AFL Record Season Guide, author notes
Article last changed on Wednesday, October 02, 2013 - 8:22 PM EDT