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Big Stats - Players

Goals
1949: John Coleman kicked 12 goals for Essendon against Hawthorn (V/AFL, Premiership Season, R1)
1977: Peter Hudson kicked 7 goals for Hawthorn against Geelong (V/AFL, Premiership Season, R3)
1995: Mark Bayes kicked 7 goals for Sydney against Brisbane (AFL, Premiership Season, R3)
Behinds
1977: Ken Roberts kicked 6 behinds for Essendon against Collingwood (V/AFL, Premiership Season, R3)
1977: Larry Donohue kicked 5 behinds for Geelong against Hawthorn (V/AFL, Premiership Season, R3)
1977: Peter McKenna kicked 8 behinds for Carlton against St. Kilda (V/AFL, Premiership Season, R3)
1977: Robert Walls kicked 6 behinds for Carlton against St. Kilda (V/AFL, Premiership Season, R3)
1977: Ian Dunstan kicked 5 behinds for Footscray against Fitzroy (V/AFL, Premiership Season, R3)
1979: Larry Donohue kicked 6 behinds for Geelong against Melbourne (V/AFL, Premiership Season, R2)
1990: Darren Bennett kicked 6 behinds for Melbourne against Essendon (AFL, Premiership Season, R3)
1994: James Cook kicked 5 behinds for Carlton against Hawthorn (AFL, Premiership Season, R4)
1995: Derek Kickett kicked 5 behinds for Sydney against Brisbane (AFL, Premiership Season, R3)
2001: Jeff Farmer kicked 5 behinds for Melbourne against Geelong (AFL, Premiership Season, R3)
2004: Matthew Lloyd kicked 7 behinds for Essendon against Carlton (AFL, Premiership Season, R4)
2016: Daniel Menzel kicked 5 behinds for Geelong against Essendon (AFL, Premiership Season, R4)
Disposals
Kicks
Handballs
1988: Tony Hall had 23 handballs for Hawthorn vs. Sydney (V/AFL, Premiership Season, R3)
Marks
Hitouts
Tackles
Frees for
Frees against
1977: Don Scott gave away 8 frees for Hawthorn vs. Geelong (V/AFL, Premiership Season, R3)
1979: Phil Carman gave away 10 frees for Melbourne vs. Geelong (V/AFL, Premiership Season, R2)

Player Milestones

Debuts
Last game
1977: Renato Serafini played his last game for Fitzroy (V/AFL, Premiership Season, R3)
2000: Marcus Seecamp played his last game for Melbourne (AFL, Premiership Season, R6)
2001: Jason Snell played his last game for Geelong (AFL, Premiership Season, R3)
2010: Ashley Hansen played his last game for West Coast (AFL, Premiership Season, R4)
2017: Jesse White played his last game for Collingwood (AFL, Premiership Season, R4)
Career games
1955: Jack McDonald played his 100th V/AFL game: St. Kilda vs. Melbourne (V/AFL, Premiership Season, R1)
1955: Peter Lucas played his 100th V/AFL game: Collingwood vs. Footscray (V/AFL, Premiership Season, R1)
1977: Ray Biffin played his 150th V/AFL game: Melbourne vs. North Melbourne (V/AFL, Premiership Season, R3)
1977: Harvey Merrigan played his 150th V/AFL game: Fitzroy vs. Footscray (V/AFL, Premiership Season, R3)
1979: Robert Neal played his 100th V/AFL game: Geelong vs. Melbourne (V/AFL, Premiership Season, R2)
1983: Shane Zantuck played his 100th V/AFL game: Melbourne vs. Carlton (V/AFL, Premiership Season, R4)
1983: Val Perovic played his 150th V/AFL game: Carlton vs. Melbourne (V/AFL, Premiership Season, R4)
1983: Peter Johnston played his 100th V/AFL game: Geelong vs. St. Kilda (V/AFL, Premiership Season, R4)
1983: Terry Bright played his 150th V/AFL game: Geelong vs. St. Kilda (V/AFL, Premiership Season, R4)
1983: Tony Shaw played his 100th V/AFL game: Collingwood vs. Essendon (V/AFL, Premiership Season, R4)
1988: David Palm played his 100th V/AFL game: Richmond vs. Collingwood (V/AFL, Premiership Season, R3)
1989: Fraser Murphy played his 100th V/AFL game: Carlton vs. Geelong (V/AFL, Premiership Season, R3)
1993: Michael Gale played his 100th V/AFL game: Fitzroy vs. Adelaide (AFL, Premiership Season, R4)
1995: Adrian Fletcher played his 100th V/AFL game: Brisbane vs. Sydney (AFL, Premiership Season, R3)
1995: Chris Naish played his 100th V/AFL game: Richmond vs. Hawthorn (AFL, Premiership Season, R3)
2000: Stuart Maxfield played his 200th V/AFL game: Sydney vs. Richmond (AFL, Premiership Season, R6)
2000: Jeff Farmer played his 100th V/AFL game: Melbourne vs. Geelong (AFL, Premiership Season, R6)
2000: Tyson Edwards played his 100th V/AFL game: Adelaide vs. Hawthorn (AFL, Premiership Season, R6)
2004: James Hird played his 200th V/AFL game: Essendon vs. Carlton (AFL, Premiership Season, R4)
2005: Luke Power played his 150th V/AFL game: Brisbane vs. Hawthorn (AFL, Premiership Season, R4)
2005: Stuart Cochrane played his 100th V/AFL game: Port Adelaide vs. Carlton (AFL, Premiership Season, R4)
2006: Matthew Bode played his 100th V/AFL game: Adelaide vs. Melbourne (AFL, Premiership Season, R3)
2006: Kris Massie played his 100th V/AFL game: Adelaide vs. Melbourne (AFL, Premiership Season, R3)
2010: Brett Jones played his 100th V/AFL game: West Coast vs. Essendon (AFL, Premiership Season, R4)
2011: Ted Richards played his 150th V/AFL game: Sydney vs. Geelong (AFL, Premiership Season, R4)
2022: Jade Gresham played his 100th V/AFL game: St. Kilda vs. Gold Coast (AFL, Premiership Season, R5)
Career goals
1949: Ted Leehane kicked his 100th career V/AFL goal: Essendon vs. Hawthorn (V/AFL, Premiership Season, R1)
1977: Ross Dunne kicked his 200th career V/AFL goal: Collingwood vs. Essendon (V/AFL, Premiership Season, R3)
1983: Robert Wiley kicked his 100th career V/AFL goal: Richmond vs. North Melbourne (V/AFL, Premiership Season, R4)
1988: Brian Taylor kicked his 400th career V/AFL goal: Collingwood vs. Richmond (V/AFL, Premiership Season, R3)
1995: Brendon Gale kicked his 100th career V/AFL goal: Richmond vs. Hawthorn (AFL, Premiership Season, R3)
2000: Peter Vardy kicked his 100th career V/AFL goal: Adelaide vs. Hawthorn (AFL, Premiership Season, R6)
2001: Jason Mooney kicked his 100th career V/AFL goal: Geelong vs. Melbourne (AFL, Premiership Season, R3)
2005: Chris Grant kicked his 500th career V/AFL goal: Western Bulldogs vs. West Coast (AFL, Premiership Season, R4)
2005: Matthew Lloyd kicked his 700th career V/AFL goal: Essendon vs. Geelong (AFL, Premiership Season, R4)
2011: Justin Westhoff kicked his 100th career V/AFL goal: Port Adelaide vs. Adelaide (AFL, Premiership Season, R4)
2017: Josh Bruce kicked his 100th career V/AFL goal: St. Kilda vs. Collingwood (AFL, Premiership Season, R4)
2021: Brody Mihocek kicked his 100th career V/AFL goal: Collingwood vs. West Coast (AFL, Premiership Season, R5)

Big Stats - Teams

Final score
Aggregate score
1977: (281 total) Collingwood 166 vs. Essendon 115 (V/AFL, Premiership Season, R3)
Big crowds
1979: 59,942 attended Richmond vs. Carlton at M.C.G. (V/AFL, Premiership Season, R2)
1990: 59,894 attended Melbourne vs. Essendon at M.C.G. (AFL, Premiership Season, R3)
1994: 61,193 attended Essendon vs. Melbourne at M.C.G. (AFL, Premiership Season, R4)
2004: 60,864 attended Carlton vs. Essendon at M.C.G. (AFL, Premiership Season, R4)
2011: 78,065 attended Carlton vs. Essendon at M.C.G. (AFL, Premiership Season, R4)

Birth & Deaths

Births
Deaths

Footnotes

* Behinds calculated from the 1965 season on.
+ Score at the end of extra time.