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On this day in Australian Football: September 23

Big Stats - Players

Goals
1944: Jack Dyer kicked 9 goals for Richmond against Essendon (V/AFL, Premiership Season, PF)
Behinds
1933: George Moloney kicked 5 behinds for Geelong against Richmond (V/AFL, Premiership Season, PF)
1972: Ricky McLean kicked 5 behinds for Richmond against Carlton (V/AFL, Premiership Season, 2SFR)
Kicks
Handballs
2016: Joel Selwood had 22 handballs for Geelong vs. Sydney (AFL, Premiership Season, 2PF)
Tackles
Frees for
Frees against

Player Milestones

Career games
1933: Peter Hardiman played his 100th V/AFL game: Geelong vs. Richmond (V/AFL, Premiership Season, PF)
1939: Harry Collier played his 250th V/AFL game: Collingwood vs. St. Kilda (V/AFL, Premiership Season, PF)
1961: Brendan Edwards played his 100th V/AFL game: Hawthorn vs. Footscray (V/AFL, Premiership Season, GF)
2006: Michael Doughty played his 100th V/AFL game: Adelaide vs. West Coast (AFL, Premiership Season, 2PF)
Career goals
1967: Bill Goggin kicked his 200th career V/AFL goal: Geelong vs. Richmond (V/AFL, Premiership Season, GF)
1989: Gary Ablett, Snr kicked his 400th career V/AFL goal: Geelong vs. Essendon (V/AFL, Premiership Season, PF)
1995: Matthew Knights kicked his 100th career V/AFL goal: Richmond vs. Geelong (AFL, Premiership Season, 2PF)
2006: Ben Cousins kicked his 200th career V/AFL goal: West Coast vs. Adelaide (AFL, Premiership Season, 2PF)
Goals in a season
1933: Doug Strang kicked his 50th goal for the season for Richmond vs. Geelong (V/AFL, Premiership Season, PF)
1972: Ricky McLean kicked his 50th goal for the season for Richmond vs. Carlton (V/AFL, Premiership Season, 2SFR)
1972: Neil Balme kicked his 50th goal for the season for Richmond vs. Carlton (V/AFL, Premiership Season, 2SFR)
Club games
Club goals
Big crowds
1922: 64,148 attended Essendon vs. Carlton at M.C.G. (V/AFL, Premiership Season, 1SF)
1961: 107,935 attended Hawthorn vs. Footscray at M.C.G. (V/AFL, Premiership Season, GF)
1967: 109,396 attended Geelong vs. Richmond at M.C.G. (V/AFL, Premiership Season, GF)
2016: 71,772 attended Geelong vs. Sydney at M.C.G. (AFL, Premiership Season, 2PF)

Birth & Deaths

Births
Deaths

Footnotes

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