List of VFL/AFL players to have played 300 games

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This is a list of players who have played 300 or more games in the Australian Football League (AFL), previously known as the Victorian Football League (VFL).[1] This list includes only senior home-and-away matches and finals; representative games (i.e. State of Origin or International Rules), pre-season and Night Series games are excluded from the totals.

The AFL is the successor to the VFL, explaining the overwhelming representation of Victorian clubs. This list of players is often colloquially referred to as the 300 club.

AFL Life Membership[edit]

Individuals who have participated as a player, coach and/or umpire in 300 senior games in league-sanctioned games — including home-and-away, pre-season, state representative, and International rules games — are awarded life membership of the AFL.[2]

List of players[edit]

Current to the end of round 10, 2018

^ Active AFL player
Player Games Club(s) Career span
Brent Harvey 432 North Melbourne 1996–2016
Michael Tuck 426 Hawthorn 1972–1991
Kevin Bartlett 403 Richmond 1965–1983
Dustin Fletcher 400 Essendon 1993–2015
Robert Harvey 383 St Kilda 1988–2008
Simon Madden 378 Essendon 1974–1992
Craig Bradley 375 Carlton 1986–2002
Adam Goodes 372 Sydney 1999–2015
Bernie Quinlan 366 Footscray (177)
Fitzroy (189)
1969–1977
1978–1986
Brad Johnson 364 Western Bulldogs 1994–2010
John Blakey 359 Fitzroy (135)
North Melbourne (224)
1985–1992
1993–2002
Bruce Doull 356 Carlton 1969–1986
Paul Roos 356 Fitzroy (269)
Sydney (87)
1982–1994
1995–1998
Matthew Pavlich 353 Fremantle 2000–2016
Shaun Burgoyne^ 351 Port Adelaide (157)
Hawthorn (194)
2002–2009
2010–present
Doug Hawkins 350 Footscray (329)
Fitzroy (21)
1978–1994
1995
Chris Grant 341 Western Bulldogs 1990–2007
Andrew McLeod 340 Adelaide 1995–2010
John Rantall 336 South Melbourne (260)
North Melbourne (70)
Fitzroy (6)
1963–72, 1976-79
1973–1975
1980
Nick Riewoldt 336 St Kilda 2001–2017
Kevin Murray 333 Fitzroy 1955–1974
David Cloke 333 Richmond (219)
Collingwood (114)
1974–1982, 1990–1991
1983–1989
Leigh Matthews 332 Hawthorn 1969–1985
Justin Madden 332 Essendon (45)
Carlton (287)
1980–1982
1983–1996
Corey Enright 332 Geelong 2001–2016
Drew Petrie 332 North Melbourne (316)
West Coast (16)
2001-2016
2017
Gary Dempsey 329 Footscray (207)
North Melbourne (122)
1967–1978
1979–1984
Sam Mitchell 329 Hawthorn (307)
West Coast (22)
2002–2016
2017
John Nicholls 328 Carlton 1957–1974
Barry Round 328 Footscray (135)
South Melbourne (193)
1969–1975
1976–1985
Brendon Goddard^ 326 St Kilda (205)
Essendon (121)
2003-2012
2013-present
Ian Nankervis 325 Geelong 1967–1983
Jason Akermanis 325 Brisbane Bears (38)
Brisbane Lions (210)
Western Bulldogs (77)
1995–1996
1997–2006
2007–2010
Jude Bolton 325 Sydney 1999–2013
Paul Salmon 324 Essendon (224)
Hawthorn (100)
1983–1995, 2002
1996–2000
Scott West 324 Western Bulldogs 1993–2008
Nathan Burke 323 St Kilda 1987–2003
Simon Black 322 Brisbane Lions 1998–2013
Nick Dal Santo 322 St Kilda (260)
North Melbourne (62)
2002–2013
2014–2016
E.J. "Ted" Whitten 321 Footscray 1951–1970
Stewart Loewe 321 St Kilda 1986–2002
Tyson Edwards 321 Adelaide 1995–2010
Dick Reynolds 320 Essendon 1933-1951
Luke Hodge^ 318 Hawthorn (305)
Brisbane Lions (13)
2002-2017
2018-present
Marcus Ashcroft 318 Brisbane Bears (152)
Brisbane Lions (166)
1989–1996
1997–2003
Jarrad McVeigh^ 313 Sydney 2004-present
Terry Daniher 313 South Melbourne (19)
Essendon (294)
1976–1977
1978–1992
Tony Shaw 313 Collingwood 1977–1994
Roger Merrett 313 Essendon (149)
Brisbane Bears (164)
1978–1987
1988–1996
James Kelly 313 Geelong (273)
Essendon (40)
2002-2015
2016-2017
Gary Ablett Jr.^ 312 Geelong (202)
Gold Coast (110)
2002-2010, 2018-present
2011-2017
Jack Dyer 312 Richmond 1931–1949
Stephen Silvagni 312 Carlton 1985–2001
Mark Ricciuto 312 Adelaide 1993–2007
Robert Murphy 312 Western Bulldogs 2000-2017
Ben Hart 311 Adelaide 1992–2006
Glenn Archer 311 North Melbourne 1992–2007
Scott Thompson 308 Melbourne (39)
Adelaide (269)
2001–2004
2005–2017
Tim Watson 307 Essendon 1977–1994
Gordon Coventry 306 Collingwood 1920–1937
Wayne Schimmelbusch 306 North Melbourne 1973–1987
Alastair Lynch 306 Fitzroy (120)
Brisbane Bears (32)
Brisbane Lions (154)
1988–1993
1994–1996
1997–2004
Paul Williams 306 Collingwood (189)
Sydney (117)
1991–2000
2001–2006
David Neitz 306 Melbourne 1993–2008
Adam Simpson 306 North Melbourne 1995–2009
Shane Crawford 305 Hawthorn 1993–2008
Jimmy Bartel 305 Geelong 2002–2016
Russell Greene 304 St Kilda (120)
Hawthorn (184)
1974–1980
1980–1988
Chris Langford 303 Hawthorn 1983–1997
Michael O'Loughlin 303 Sydney 1995–2009
Don Scott 302 Hawthorn 1967–1981
Luke Power 302 Brisbane Lions (282)
Greater Western Sydney (20)
1998–2011
2012
Len Thompson 301 Collingwood (268)
South Melbourne (20)
Fitzroy (13)
1965–1978
1979
1980
Shannon Grant 301 Sydney (58)
North Melbourne (243)
1995–1997
1998–2008
Sam Newman 300 Geelong 1964–1980
Francis Bourke 300 Richmond 1967–1981
Barry Breen 300 St Kilda 1965–1982
Kelvin Moore 300 Hawthorn 1970–1984
Garry Foulds 300 Essendon 1974–1989
Mick Martyn 300 North Melbourne (287)
Carlton (13)
1988–2002
2003
Rohan Smith 300 Western Bulldogs 1992–2006
Gavin Wanganeen 300 Essendon (127)
Port Adelaide (173)
1991–1996
1997–2006
Kane Cornes 300 Port Adelaide 2001–2015
Kade Simpson^ 300 Carlton 2003-present

Games record holder[edit]

This is a list of players who have held the record for total number of games played in the VFL/AFL at senior level, from 1897 starting with the first player to reach 100 games.

Player Games Club(s) Career span Record surpassed [3]
Charlie Pannam 193 Collingwood (179)
Richmond (14)
1897–1907
1908
(First VFL/AFL Player to reach 100 games)
Fred Elliott 209 Melbourne (12)
Carlton (197)
1899
1900–1901; 1903–1911
1910: Grand Final
Jock McHale 261 Collingwood 1903–1920 1914: Round 10
Vic Thorp 263 Richmond 1910–1925 1925: Round 15
Gordon Coventry 306 Collingwood 1920–1937 1935: Round 11
Jack Dyer 312 Richmond 1931–1949 1949: Round 9
Dick Reynolds 320 Essendon 1933–1951 1950: Round 14
Ted Whitten 321 Footscray 1951–1970 1970: Round 5
John Nicholls 328 Carlton 1957–1974 1974: Round 9
Kevin Murray 333 Fitzroy 1955–1964; 1967–1974 1974: Round 18
John Rantall 336 South Melbourne (260)
North Melbourne (70)
Fitzroy (6)
1963–1972; 1976–1979
1973–1975
1980
1980: Round 7
Kevin Bartlett 403 Richmond 1965–1983 1980: Qualifying Final
Michael Tuck 426 Hawthorn 1972–1991 1990: Round 22
Brent Harvey 432 North Melbourne 1996–2016 2016: Round 19

Current to January 1, 2017

Most time teammates[edit]

List of player pairs playing 300 or more games together

Player Games Club(s) Career span
Tyson Edwards & Andrew McLeod 307 Adelaide 1995–2010
Jude Bolton & Adam Goodes 301 Sydney 1999–2013

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "All Time Records – 200 Games". AFL Tables. Retrieved 10 September 2012.
  2. ^ Witham, Jennifer (29 January 2009). "AFL announces 10 life membership inductees". AFL.com.au. Australian Football League. Retrieved 15 October 2014.
  3. ^ SEN Inside Football (Vol.46 No.26 / Issue 1529 / July 28 - August 3, 2016 / Page 3)