Tonight we add Geelong and Gold Coast Suns to our 2016 review of each clubs statistical achievements. Gold Coast – as one of the newest clubs to the league – are in the position of all players qualifying for a Club Top 100 position either as a player or goal kicker! In fact, only 87 players have represented the club, and only 70 have kicked goals! The 10 Top game players are all still at the club, but of the top goal kickers only 6 remain. These include the Top 3 of Lynch, Ablett and Matera.
Geelong, by contrast, are one of the oldest clubs in the league and have been represented by well over 1000 players but – remarkably – have eight 2016 day players in the Top 100. This includes the #1 Corey Enright and #3 Jimmy Bartel. Also sneaking into the Top 20 is quiet achiever Andrew Mackie who currently holds down #18 position.
Tom Hawkins currently holds down #8 on the goal kicking list, but it is a long way down to Jimmy Bartel who currently holds down #37 position, over 180 goals behind Hawkins.
Stephen Motlop, Joel Selwood, Mitch Duncan and Andrew Mackie also make the Top 100 goal kicker’s list, with the Top 80 at the club all having kicked over 100 goals.