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Big Stats - Players

Goals
1939: Ken Baxter kicked 8 goals for Carlton against Footscray (V/AFL, Premiership Season, R15)
Behinds
1972: Greg Wells kicked 5 behinds for Melbourne against Carlton (V/AFL, Premiership Season, R18)
1983: Craig Braddy kicked 5 behinds for Sydney against Geelong (V/AFL, Premiership Season, R19)
1983: Brian Peake kicked 6 behinds for Geelong against Sydney (V/AFL, Premiership Season, R19)
2017: Cale Hooker kicked 5 behinds for Essendon against Carlton (AFL, Premiership Season, R20)
Disposals
Kicks
Handballs
Marks
Hitouts
Tackles
Frees for
Frees against

Player Milestones

Debuts
Last game
1922: Stan Morris played his last game for Richmond (V/AFL, Premiership Season, R13)
1944: Jack Kelly played his last game for St. Kilda (V/AFL, Premiership Season, R14)
1961: Dave Cuzens played his last game for Richmond (V/AFL, Premiership Season, R15)
1972: Ross Dillon played his last game for Melbourne (V/AFL, Premiership Season, R18)
1978: Rob Newton played his last game for Essendon (V/AFL, Premiership Season, R18)
1990: Wayne Johnston played his last game for Carlton (AFL, Premiership Season, R18)
1994: Anthony Daniher played his last game for Essendon (AFL, Premiership Season, R20)
1995: Gordon Fode played his last game for St. Kilda (AFL, Premiership Season, R18)
2000: Mal Michael played his last game for Collingwood (AFL, Premiership Season, R22)
2000: Michael Prior played his last game for Essendon (AFL, Premiership Season, R22)
2000: Jason Heatley played his last game for St. Kilda (AFL, Premiership Season, R22)
2000: James Clement played his last game for Fremantle (AFL, Premiership Season, R22)
2000: Jess Sinclair played his last game for Fremantle (AFL, Premiership Season, R22)
2000: Sean Denham played his last game for Essendon (AFL, Premiership Season, R22)
2000: Gavin Brown played his last game for Collingwood (AFL, Premiership Season, R22)
2000: Joe McLaren played his last game for St. Kilda (AFL, Premiership Season, R22)
2007: Simon Godfrey played his last game for Melbourne (AFL, Premiership Season, R18)
2012: Henry Slattery played his last game for Essendon (AFL, Premiership Season, R19)
2012: Cale Morton played his last game for Melbourne (AFL, Premiership Season, R19)
2018: Bernie Vince played his last game for Melbourne (AFL, Premiership Season, R20)
Career games
1922: Charlie Lilley played his 100th V/AFL game: Melbourne vs. Carlton (V/AFL, Premiership Season, R13)
1933: Ivan McAlpine played his 100th V/AFL game: Footscray vs. Hawthorn (V/AFL, Premiership Season, R15)
1939: Dick Reynolds played his 100th V/AFL game: Essendon vs. Geelong (V/AFL, Premiership Season, R15)
1939: George Bennett played his 150th V/AFL game: Footscray vs. Carlton (V/AFL, Premiership Season, R15)
1944: Sel Murray played his 100th V/AFL game: North Melbourne vs. Fitzroy (V/AFL, Premiership Season, R14)
1950: Jim Baird played his 100th V/AFL game: Carlton vs. Richmond (V/AFL, Premiership Season, R15)
1961: Rod Vernon played his 100th V/AFL game: Fitzroy vs. Richmond (V/AFL, Premiership Season, R15)
1967: Ian Collins played his 100th V/AFL game: Carlton vs. Melbourne (V/AFL, Premiership Season, R15)
1972: Barry Price played his 100th V/AFL game: Collingwood vs. Fitzroy (V/AFL, Premiership Season, R18)
1972: Vin Waite played his 100th V/AFL game: Carlton vs. Melbourne (V/AFL, Premiership Season, R18)
1978: Rod Austin played his 100th V/AFL game: Carlton vs. Collingwood (V/AFL, Premiership Season, R18)
1978: Geoff Southby played his 150th V/AFL game: Carlton vs. Collingwood (V/AFL, Premiership Season, R18)
1983: Bruce Nankervis played his 250th V/AFL game: Geelong vs. Sydney (V/AFL, Premiership Season, R19)
1989: Gary Ablett, Snr played his 100th V/AFL game: Geelong vs. St. Kilda (V/AFL, Premiership Season, R18)
2000: Brad Seymour played his 100th V/AFL game: Sydney vs. Geelong (AFL, Premiership Season, R22)
2000: Garry Hocking played his 250th V/AFL game: Geelong vs. Sydney (AFL, Premiership Season, R22)
2001: Stephen Silvagni played his 300th V/AFL game: Carlton vs. Essendon (AFL, Premiership Season, R18)
2005: Steven Baker played his 100th V/AFL game: St. Kilda vs. Geelong (AFL, Premiership Season, R19)
2006: Joel Bowden played his 200th V/AFL game: Richmond vs. Western Bulldogs (AFL, Premiership Season, R18)
2012: Jarrad Waite played his 150th V/AFL game: Carlton vs. Sydney (AFL, Premiership Season, R19)
2012: Jobe Watson played his 150th V/AFL game: Essendon vs. Adelaide (AFL, Premiership Season, R19)
2012: Jason Winderlich played his 100th V/AFL game: Essendon vs. Adelaide (AFL, Premiership Season, R19)
2012: Ryan O'Keefe played his 250th V/AFL game: Sydney vs. Carlton (AFL, Premiership Season, R19)
2016: Levi Greenwood played his 100th V/AFL game: Collingwood vs. Richmond (AFL, Premiership Season, R20)
2016: Taylor Hunt played his 100th V/AFL game: Richmond vs. Collingwood (AFL, Premiership Season, R20)
2016: Dustin Martin played his 150th V/AFL game: Richmond vs. Collingwood (AFL, Premiership Season, R20)
2018: Brad Sheppard played his 150th V/AFL game: West Coast vs. Fremantle (AFL, Premiership Season, R20)
2020: Michael Hibberd played his 150th V/AFL game: Melbourne vs. Adelaide (AFL, Premiership Season, R10)
2020: James Harmes played his 100th V/AFL game: Melbourne vs. Adelaide (AFL, Premiership Season, R10)
2022: Jamie Elliott played his 150th V/AFL game: Collingwood vs. Melbourne (AFL, Premiership Season, R21)
Career goals
1933: Les Hardiman kicked his 100th career V/AFL goal: Geelong vs. North Melbourne (V/AFL, Premiership Season, R15)
1933: Bill Mohr kicked his 300th career V/AFL goal: St. Kilda vs. South Melbourne (V/AFL, Premiership Season, R15)
1939: Ray Watts kicked his 100th career V/AFL goal: Essendon vs. Geelong (V/AFL, Premiership Season, R15)
1944: Wally Culpitt kicked his 100th career V/AFL goal: Hawthorn vs. Geelong (V/AFL, Premiership Season, R14)
1944: Sel Murray kicked his 400th career V/AFL goal: North Melbourne vs. Fitzroy (V/AFL, Premiership Season, R14)
1950: Jack Conley kicked his 100th career V/AFL goal: Carlton vs. Richmond (V/AFL, Premiership Season, R15)
1967: Kevin Roberts kicked his 100th career V/AFL goal: St. Kilda vs. Hawthorn (V/AFL, Premiership Season, R15)
1967: Ted Whitten, Snr kicked his 300th career V/AFL goal: Footscray vs. Collingwood (V/AFL, Premiership Season, R15)
1978: Rene Kink kicked his 100th career V/AFL goal: Collingwood vs. Carlton (V/AFL, Premiership Season, R18)
1989: Richard Osborne kicked his 300th career V/AFL goal: Fitzroy vs. Melbourne (V/AFL, Premiership Season, R18)
1989: Nicky Winmar kicked his 100th career V/AFL goal: St. Kilda vs. Geelong (V/AFL, Premiership Season, R18)
1990: Stephen Kernahan kicked his 300th career V/AFL goal: Carlton vs. Footscray (AFL, Premiership Season, R18)
1995: Paul Salmon kicked his 500th career V/AFL goal: Essendon vs. Melbourne (AFL, Premiership Season, R18)
2000: Brent Harvey kicked his 100th career V/AFL goal: North Melbourne vs. St. Kilda (AFL, Premiership Season, R22)
2001: Simon Garlick kicked his 100th career V/AFL goal: Western Bulldogs vs. Brisbane (AFL, Premiership Season, R18)
2006: Michael O'Loughlin kicked his 400th career V/AFL goal: Sydney vs. Essendon (AFL, Premiership Season, R18)
2007: Paul Hasleby kicked his 100th career V/AFL goal: Fremantle vs. West Coast (AFL, Premiership Season, R18)
2017: Jack Ziebell kicked his 100th career V/AFL goal: North Melbourne vs. Collingwood (AFL, Premiership Season, R20)
2017: Levi Casboult kicked his 100th career V/AFL goal: Carlton vs. Essendon (AFL, Premiership Season, R20)
2017: Daniel Rich kicked his 100th career V/AFL goal: Brisbane vs. Western Bulldogs (AFL, Premiership Season, R20)
2017: Devon Smith kicked his 100th career V/AFL goal: Greater Western Sydney vs. Melbourne (AFL, Premiership Season, R20)
Goals in a season
1939: Ken Baxter kicked his 50th goal for the season for Carlton vs. Footscray (V/AFL, Premiership Season, R15)
1944: Dick Harris kicked his 50th goal for the season for Richmond vs. Essendon (V/AFL, Premiership Season, R14)
1978: Peter Moore kicked his 50th goal for the season for Collingwood vs. Carlton (V/AFL, Premiership Season, R18)
1989: Gavin Exell kicked his 50th goal for the season for Geelong vs. St. Kilda (V/AFL, Premiership Season, R18)
1989: Jason Dunstall kicked his 100th goal for the season for Hawthorn vs. Carlton (V/AFL, Premiership Season, R18)
1990: Chris Grant kicked his 50th goal for the season for Footscray vs. Carlton (AFL, Premiership Season, R18)
2000: Michael O'Loughlin kicked his 50th goal for the season for Sydney vs. Geelong (AFL, Premiership Season, R22)
2005: Kent Kingsley kicked his 50th goal for the season for Geelong vs. St. Kilda (AFL, Premiership Season, R19)
2006: Brad Johnson kicked his 50th goal for the season for Western Bulldogs vs. Richmond (AFL, Premiership Season, R18)
2006: Scott Lucas kicked his 50th goal for the season for Essendon vs. Sydney (AFL, Premiership Season, R18)
2007: Lance 'Buddy' Franklin kicked his 50th goal for the season for Hawthorn vs. Essendon (AFL, Premiership Season, R18)

Big Stats - Teams

Comeback
1950: Essendon won from 46 points down at QT vs. Footscray (V/AFL, Premiership Season, R15)
1950: Essendon won from 31 points down at 3QT vs. Footscray (V/AFL, Premiership Season, R15)
Big crowds
1995: 52,523 attended Melbourne vs. Essendon at M.C.G. (AFL, Premiership Season, R18)
2001: 75,873 attended Essendon vs. Carlton at M.C.G. (AFL, Premiership Season, R18)
2007: 55,019 attended Hawthorn vs. Essendon at M.C.G. (AFL, Premiership Season, R18)
2017: 58,562 attended Essendon vs. Carlton at M.C.G. (AFL, Premiership Season, R20)

Birth & Deaths

Births
Deaths

Footnotes

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