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Loyal Legends In the AFL
"In the past, players stayed loyal to one club, and spent their entire career with that club. They played for the love of the club, and not the almighty dollar. Here are some questions about these men, all who played more than 200 games for their club."
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When this very versatile player retired in 1991 he had set numerous records, including the most appearances in finals (39), the most League games played (426), the most Grand Finals (7 wins from a massive eleven played), and represented his state on eleven occasions. What club did this legend play for?
All of these Carlton Blues legends played more than 250 games in the famous navy-blue colours, but which one retired with 375 games, to hold the record?
The Geelong Cats have produced many loyal legends, but which one of these players does NOT qualify, as he played with another club for a short period?
The oldest club in the Australian Football League is Melbourne, formed in 1859. Which of these players captained the Demons between 1991 and his retirement in 1999, setting the club record for captaincy in the process?
I was crowned a 'King' in 1981, and met the Queen in the same year. I worked on radio and television with a 'Captain', and in my early playing days, I was a publican in various pubs around Melbourne. I played 250 games for my team and followed a family tradition; my uncle and grandfather also played and captained this team, arguably the most widely followed team in Australia. Who am I?
This Loyal Legend was part of the crack North Melbourne outfit of the mid 1970s. He debuted in 1973 and was the first Kangaroo to reach the magic 300 games. Who was this slippery winger?
This man and his brother are the only siblings to top the 300-game barrier. One was a Loyal Legend, and his brother spread his 320 games over two clubs, the main one being Carlton. This Loyal Legend played a massive 378 games in Bomber's colours.
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The West Coast Eagles joined the AFL in 1987, and had an immediate impact, winning two premierships within five years. Many of their players had been playing with Victorian teams prior to 1987, and returned 'home' to sign up. This player, however, was a local Western Australian, and when he retired through injury in 2003, he held the record for the most games in Eagle's colours. Who was this powerhouse centre half back?
This long serving clubman played 234 games for Sydney, was captain for 10 years and won the club's Best and Fairest four times. Who is he?
Adelaide are relative newcomers in the AFL, only joining in 1991, but they have racked up several 200-game veterans in that time. Which Loyal Legend, who played his first game in Round 4 of that first season, captained the Crows to premiership glory in 1997 and 1998?
A Richmond Tiger Loyal Legend was the first ever player to chalk up 400 games, and to do it all with the same club is something that will never happen again. Who is the wiry little man, who rejoiced in the nickname of 'Hungry'?
In 1996, the Fitzroy Lions merged with the Brisbane Bears to become the Brisbane Lions. Which of these Loyal Legends played for all three teams, racking up over 300 games in the process?
'Mr Football' played for the Footscray Bulldogs for 20 years, and was playing captain/coach for more than half that time. Who was this Loyal Legend, one of the best and most popular players in the history of the game?
This Loyal Legend was one of the all time greats, and even though his team, South Melbourne, was not very successful during his playing days, he kicked 412 goals in 237 games.
Which injury-prone Loyal Legend played 230 games for St Kilda between 1975 and 1989 and died of bowel cancer at a young age?
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Compiled Dec 04 13