Australian Football Hall of Fame

The Australian Football Hall of Fame recognises contributions made by players from the Australian Football League, Victorian Football League, West Australian Football League and South Australian National Football League. A committee considers candidates on the basis of ability, integrity, sportsmanship and character. Players must be retired for at least 3 years to become eligible. The maximum number inducted in a year is now 6. As of 2015, there are 188 Players and 26 Legends.
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Legend - Alex Jesaulenko (Carlton, St Kilda). Games – 279 Carl 256, StK 3. One of Carlton's all time greats, playing (and coaching) during the golden era of the late 60s/early 70s. The last playing coach to win a premiership in the V/AFL.

Games – 279 Carl StK One of Carlton's all time greats, playing (and coaching) during the golden era of the late The last playing coach to win a premiership in the V/AFL.

Legend - Kevin Bartlett (Richmond). Games 403. Brilliant rover and goal kicker who was known as 'Hungry' because of his unwillingness to handball. Evasive and with great stamina, he could win a game off his own boot. First player to reach 400 league games.

Games Brilliant rover and goal kicker who was known as 'Hungry' because of his unwillingness to handball. Evasive and with great stamina, he could win a game off his own boot. First player to reach 400 league games.

Legend - Ron Barassi (Melbourne, Carlton). Games – 253. One of the most determined players ever to play the game, Barassi did not know how to accept defeat. His attack on the football and inspired leadership made him a football great. He took that passion for the contest into his coaching, willing his players to perform at their best.

Legend - Ron Barassi (Melbourne, Carlton). Games – 253. One of the most determined players ever to play the game, Barassi did not know how to accept defeat. His attack on the football and inspired leadership made him a football great. He took that passion for the contest into his coaching, willing his players to perform at their best.

Legend - Roy Cazaly (St Kilda, South Melbourne). Games – 198 St K 99, Sth Melb 99. Legendary ruckman whose name was invoked as a catchcry on the battlefields in World War II. His spectacular leaping and strong ruckwork made him an awesome player.

Games – 198 St K Sth Melb Legendary ruckman whose name was invoked as a catchcry on the battlefields in World War II. His spectacular leaping and strong ruckwork made him an awesome player.

Legend - Dick Reynolds (Essendon). Games – 320. The 'King' in a dominant Essendon era. His roving skill, leadership and class in using the football was unparalleled. One of four triple Brownlow Medallists.

Games – The 'King' in a dominant Essendon era. His roving skill, leadership and class in using the football was unparalleled. One of four triple Brownlow Medallists.

Legend - Bill Hutchison (Essendon). Games 290. Fit, fearless and creative rover who was a key figure during Essendon's golden era.

Games Fit, fearless and creative rover who was a key figure during Essendon's golden era.

Legend - James 'Jock' McHale (Collingwood). Games 261. Once the AFL changed the rules to allow coaches to become Legends of the game, it was inevitable that Jock McHale would be the first to be elevated.

Games Once the AFL changed the rules to allow coaches to become Legends of the game, it was inevitable that Jock McHale would be the first to be elevated.

Legend - Barry Cable (Perth, North Melbourne, East Perth). Games – 382 Per 225, NM 115, EP 42. A damaging rover by both foot and hand, his agility and endurance enabled him to play at the top level in both Western Australia and Victoria, despite his small stature.

Games – 382 Per NM EP A damaging rover by both foot and hand, his agility and endurance enabled him to play at the top level in both Western Australia and Victoria, despite his small stature.

Legend - Leigh Matthews (Hawthorn). Games – 332. The toughest player of his era, he could turn a game in a flash. Few players were as capable of lifting another gear so regularly and destroying opponents.

Games – The toughest player of his era, he could turn a game in a flash. Few players were as capable of lifting another gear so regularly and destroying opponents.

Legend - John Coleman (Essendon). Games 98. Champion full-forward who was a high-flying goal kicking genius. His strength one-on-one was brilliant and he was not intimidated by any opponent. His playing career was tragically cut short by a knee injury.

Games Champion full-forward who was a high-flying goal kicking genius. His strength one-on-one was brilliant and he was not intimidated by any opponent. His playing career was tragically cut short by a knee injury.

Legend - Gordon Coventry (Collingwood). Games – 306. Greatest goal kicker in the (VFL) game's history until Sydney player Tony Lockett broke his record in 1999. A hero during Collingwood's most successful era, he accumulated goals at an incredible rate. His strength was his major asset in turning opportunities into goals. He was the first player to reach 300 career games in the V/AFL.

Legend - Gordon Coventry (Collingwood). Games – 306. Greatest goal kicker in the (VFL) game's history until Sydney player Tony Lockett broke his record in 1999. A hero during Collingwood's most successful era, he accumulated goals at an incredible rate. His strength was his major asset in turning opportunities into goals. He was the first player to reach 300 career games in the V/AFL.

Legend - Graham "Polly" Farmer (East Perth, Geelong, West Perth). Games 356 East Perth 176, Geelong 101, West Perth 79. Became a rucking giant after crossing from Western Australia. His tap-outs were attacking and his handball revolutionised the game. Also capable of playing for much of his career with injury. A great leader.

Legend - Graham "Polly" Farmer (East Perth, Geelong, West Perth). Games 356 East Perth 176, Geelong 101, West Perth 79. Became a rucking giant after crossing from Western Australia. His tap-outs were attacking and his handball revolutionised the game. Also capable of playing for much of his career with injury. A great leader.

Legend - Darrel Baldock (St Kilda, East Devonport, Latrobe, New Norfolk). Games – 352 ED 71. Lt 158, StK 119, NN 4. The 1966 skipper of St Kilda's only premiership side, he was a talented half-forward.

Legend - Darrel Baldock (St Kilda, East Devonport, Latrobe, New Norfolk). Games – 352 ED Lt StK NN The 1966 skipper of St Kilda's only premiership side, he was a talented half-forward.

Jason Akermanis - 1995-2010 - Brisbane Lions (248 games), Western Bulldogs (77 games) - Brownlow Medal 2001; BL premierships 2001, 2002, 2003; All-Australian 1999, 2001, 2002, 2004

Jason Akermanis - - Brisbane Lions games), Western Bulldogs games) - Brownlow Medal BL premierships All-Australian 2004

Legend - Royce Hart (Richmond, Glenelg). Games 188 Rich 187, Glen 1, Richmond B&F 1969, 1972; All-Australian 1969; Richmond captain 1972-1975; Richmond leading goal kicker 1967, 1971; AFL Team of the Century.

Games 188 Rich Glen Richmond B&F All-Australian Richmond captain Richmond leading goal kicker AFL Team of the Century.

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