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On this day in Australian Football: May 26

Big Stats - Players

Goals
1984: Paul Salmon kicked 7 goals for Essendon against Carlton (V/AFL, Premiership Season, R9)
1996: Tony Lockett kicked 11 goals for Sydney against Brisbane (AFL, Premiership Season, R9)
2001: Matthew Lloyd kicked 8 goals for Essendon against Hawthorn (AFL, Premiership Season, R9)
Behinds
1979: Emmett Dunne kicked 5 behinds for Richmond against Footscray (V/AFL, Premiership Season, R8)
1985: Neville Bruns kicked 5 behinds for Geelong against Sydney (V/AFL, Premiership Season, R9)
1991: Peter Sumich kicked 6 behinds for West Coast against Sydney (AFL, Premiership Season, R10)
2000: Matthew Lloyd kicked 5 behinds for Essendon against St. Kilda (AFL, Premiership Season, R12)
Disposals
Kicks
Handballs
2012: Shane Tuck had 20 handballs for Richmond vs. Hawthorn (AFL, Premiership Season, R9)
2018: Dayne Beams had 20 handballs for Brisbane vs. Sydney (AFL, Premiership Season, R10)
Marks
Hitouts
Tackles
Frees for
Frees against
1973: Don Scott gave away 9 frees for Hawthorn vs. Richmond (V/AFL, Premiership Season, R8)
1990: Jim Stynes gave away 8 frees for Melbourne vs. Hawthorn (AFL, Premiership Season, R9)
2018: Tom Hawkins gave away 7 frees for Geelong vs. Carlton (AFL, Premiership Season, R10)

Player Milestones

Debuts
Last game
1920: Ted Brown played his last game for Carlton (V/AFL, Premiership Season, R5)
1920: Percy Jory played his last game for St. Kilda (V/AFL, Premiership Season, R5)
1928: Doug Hayes played his last game for Richmond (V/AFL, Premiership Season, R6)
1985: Colin Hounsell played his last game for Sydney (V/AFL, Premiership Season, R9)
1990: Bernie Harris played his last game for Brisbane (AFL, Premiership Season, R9)
2007: Beau McDonald played his last game for Brisbane (AFL, Premiership Season, R9)
2012: Mark McVeigh played his last game for Essendon (AFL, Premiership Season, R9)
Career games
1906: Arthur Leach played his 150th V/AFL game: Collingwood vs. Carlton (V/AFL, Premiership Season, R4)
1917: Jack Green, Snr played his 100th V/AFL game: Collingwood vs. Fitzroy (V/AFL, Premiership Season, R3)
1956: Herb Henderson played his 100th V/AFL game: Footscray vs. Carlton (V/AFL, Premiership Season, R7)
1956: Mick Twomey played his 100th V/AFL game: Collingwood vs. Melbourne (V/AFL, Premiership Season, R7)
1973: Graham Osborne played his 100th V/AFL game: Melbourne vs. Essendon (V/AFL, Premiership Season, R8)
1973: Paul Sproule played his 100th V/AFL game: Richmond vs. Hawthorn (V/AFL, Premiership Season, R8)
1973: Rex Hunt played his 100th V/AFL game: Richmond vs. Hawthorn (V/AFL, Premiership Season, R8)
1973: Peter McKenna played his 150th V/AFL game: Collingwood vs. Fitzroy (V/AFL, Premiership Season, R8)
1979: Gary Cowton played his 150th V/AFL game: Footscray vs. Richmond (V/AFL, Premiership Season, R8)
1979: Kelvin Templeton played his 100th V/AFL game: Footscray vs. Richmond (V/AFL, Premiership Season, R8)
1984: Kelvin Moore played his 300th V/AFL game: Hawthorn vs. North Melbourne (V/AFL, Premiership Season, R9)
1984: Roy Ramsay played his 100th V/AFL game: North Melbourne vs. Hawthorn (V/AFL, Premiership Season, R9)
1985: Rod Carter played his 200th V/AFL game: Sydney vs. Geelong (V/AFL, Premiership Season, R9)
1990: Terry Wallace played his 250th V/AFL game: Footscray vs. Brisbane (AFL, Premiership Season, R9)
1996: Chris Bond played his 100th V/AFL game: Richmond vs. Fremantle (AFL, Premiership Season, R9)
1996: Jamie Shanahan played his 100th V/AFL game: St. Kilda vs. Carlton (AFL, Premiership Season, R9)
2000: Darryl Wakelin played his 100th V/AFL game: St. Kilda vs. Essendon (AFL, Premiership Season, R12)
2001: Damien Hardwick played his 150th V/AFL game: Essendon vs. Hawthorn (AFL, Premiership Season, R9)
2002: David Sierakowski played his 100th V/AFL game: West Coast vs. Hawthorn (AFL, Premiership Season, R9)
2002: Nick Holland played his 150th V/AFL game: Hawthorn vs. West Coast (AFL, Premiership Season, R9)
2002: Shane Crawford played his 200th V/AFL game: Hawthorn vs. West Coast (AFL, Premiership Season, R9)
2007: Trent Croad played his 200th V/AFL game: Hawthorn vs. West Coast (AFL, Premiership Season, R9)
2012: Martin Mattner played his 200th V/AFL game: Sydney vs. St. Kilda (AFL, Premiership Season, R9)
2012: Farren Ray played his 150th V/AFL game: St. Kilda vs. Sydney (AFL, Premiership Season, R9)
2012: Lenny Hayes played his 250th V/AFL game: St. Kilda vs. Sydney (AFL, Premiership Season, R9)
2017: Brendan Whitecross played his 100th V/AFL game: Hawthorn vs. Sydney (AFL, Premiership Season, R10)
2017: Luke Breust played his 150th V/AFL game: Hawthorn vs. Sydney (AFL, Premiership Season, R10)
2018: Shaun Grigg played his 200th V/AFL game: Richmond vs. St. Kilda (AFL, Premiership Season, R10)
2018: Jordan Murdoch played his 100th V/AFL game: Geelong vs. Carlton (AFL, Premiership Season, R10)
Career goals
1928: Eric Fleming kicked his 100th career V/AFL goal: Geelong vs. Fitzroy (V/AFL, Premiership Season, R6)
1934: Ted Freyer kicked his 200th career V/AFL goal: Essendon vs. Hawthorn (V/AFL, Premiership Season, R4)
1945: Jack Symons kicked his 100th career V/AFL goal: Fitzroy vs. St. Kilda (V/AFL, Premiership Season, R6)
1973: Roger Dean kicked his 200th career V/AFL goal: Richmond vs. Hawthorn (V/AFL, Premiership Season, R8)
1979: Ronnie Wearmouth kicked his 100th career V/AFL goal: Collingwood vs. South Melbourne (V/AFL, Premiership Season, R8)
1990: Roger Merrett kicked his 200th career V/AFL goal: Brisbane vs. Footscray (AFL, Premiership Season, R9)
2000: Matthew Lloyd kicked his 300th career V/AFL goal: Essendon vs. St. Kilda (AFL, Premiership Season, R12)
2001: Alastair Lynch kicked his 400th career V/AFL goal: Brisbane vs. Adelaide (AFL, Premiership Season, R9)
2002: Nathan Thompson kicked his 100th career V/AFL goal: Hawthorn vs. West Coast (AFL, Premiership Season, R9)
2007: Andrew Krakouer kicked his 100th career V/AFL goal: Richmond vs. Essendon (AFL, Premiership Season, R9)
2018: Jack Steven kicked his 100th career V/AFL goal: St. Kilda vs. Richmond (AFL, Premiership Season, R10)
Goals in a season
1984: Paul Salmon kicked his 50th goal for the season for Essendon vs. Carlton (V/AFL, Premiership Season, R9)
1995: Gary Ablett, Snr kicked his 50th goal for the season for Geelong vs. North Melbourne (AFL, Premiership Season, R9)

Big Stats - Teams

Final score
Winning margin
Aggregate score
Comeback
2001: Collingwood won from 36 points down at HT vs. St. Kilda (AFL, Premiership Season, R9)
Big crowds
2007: 61,837 attended Richmond vs. Essendon at M.C.G. (AFL, Premiership Season, R9)
2012: 51,617 attended Richmond vs. Hawthorn at M.C.G. (AFL, Premiership Season, R9)

Birth & Deaths

Births

Footnotes

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