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Peter Carey

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400 Game Player
448 games
  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 580
Played: 1971--1988
Games:  448
Goals:    521

Achievements:
  • 6 seasons Glenelg Captain 1983--1988
  • 3X Glenelg Best & Fairest 1975, 1979, 1981
  • 400 Game Player
  • 500 Career Goals
  • 1X 10 Goals in a Match
  • Glenelg Top Goalkicker 1973
  • Glenelg Hall of Fame 1977--2007
  • Fos Williams Medallist 1981
  • 2X All Australian 1979, 1980
  • 2X Premiership Captain 1985 1986
  • 3X Premiership Player 1973 1985 1986
  • 4 Grand Finals as Captain - 1985 1986 1987 1988
  • 10 Grand Finals Played - 1973 1974 1975 1977 1981 1982 1985 1986 1987 1988
  • Best on Ground in 1973 Grand Final v North
  • 19 State Games
  • Great of Glenelg
  • SA Football Hall of Fame Inductee in 2002
  • Australian Football Hall of Fame Inductee in 2009

Summary
“Super” made his league debut as a 17 year old in 1971 against Centrals at Elizabeth while still a student at Seacombe High School. He established himself early in his career at centre-half-forward - booting six goals from that position in a best-afield performance in the 1973 grand final win. He remained the keystone in Glenelg's forward line until around 1978, when he transitioned into the club's no.1 ruckman - and remained there until is retirement after the 1988 grand final. He was club captain for 6 seasons from 1983 onwards, and maintained his high standards throughout his career with many observers rating him as best on ground in Glenelg's 1986 grand final win. During his playing career he amassed 448 league games for Glenelg as well as 19 state appearances and won many awards including 3 Glenelg best & fairest awards, 1 Fos Williams Medal and 2 All Australian selections. Since retirement he has been inducted into the Glenelg Hall of Fame, the SA Football Hall of Fame and the Australian Football Hall of Fame and has been made a Great of Glenelg.

David Marshall

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300 Game Player
354 games
  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 631
Played: 1978--1993
Games:  354
Goals:    287

Achievements:
  • Glenelg Best & Fairest 1990
  • 300 Game Player
  • 200 Career Goals
  • Glenelg Hall of Fame 1977--2007
  • SA State Captain 1993
  • 2X Premiership Player 1985 1986
  • 8 Grand Finals Played - 1981 1982 1985 1986 1987 1988 1990 1992
  • Runner-up in Magarey Medal in 1990
  • 3 State Games
  • SA Football Hall of Fame Inductee in 2003

Summary
His silky skills and all round class were showcased when, after 13 years of league football, he made his mark in the AFL in the inaugural year of the Crows in 1991. Always composed and in control he could deliver the ball beautifully either by foot or by hand and no-one was a more lethal finisher running into goals.

John Seebohm

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300 Game Player
319 games
  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 634
Played: 1978--1992
Games:  319
Goals:    214

Achievements:
  • 300 Game Player
  • 200 Career Goals
  • Glenelg Top Goalkicker 1987
  • Glenelg Hall of Fame 1977--2007
  • 2X Premiership Player 1985 1986
  • 8 Grand Finals Played - 1981 1982 1985 1986 1987 1988 1990 1992

Summary
Remembered mostly as a resolute, reliable centre half-back, he showed his versatility and skills by booting 89 goals from full forward in 1987. A wonderful and resilient clubman.

Graham Cornes

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300 Game Player
317 games
  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 553
Played: 1967--1982
Games:  317
Goals:    347
Coach: 1985--1990;  149 games - 63% won

Achievements:
  • 6 seasons Glenelg Coach
  • Glenelg Captain 1978
  • 3X Glenelg Best & Fairest 1968, 1972, 1974
  • 300 Game Player
  • 300 Career Goals
  • Glenelg Top Goalkicker 1977
  • Glenelg Hall of Fame 1961--1976
  • Tassie Medallist 1980
  • Simpson Medallist 1979
  • SA State Captain 1978
  • 4X All Australian 1979, 1980, 1987, 1988
  • 2X Premiership Coach 1985 1986
  • Premiership Player 1973
  • 5 Grand Finals as Coach - 1985 1986 1987 1988 1990
  • 8 Grand Finals Played - 1969 1970 1973 1974 1975 1977 1981 1982
  • 21 State Games, 22 Goals
  • Great of Glenelg
  • 6-2 win-loss record as SA coach v Victoria
  • Inaugural coach of Adelaide Crows
  • SA Football Hall of Fame Inductee in 2002
  • Australian Football Hall of Fame Inductee in 2012

Summary
From his first game against Sturt in 1967 it was obvious this spindly blonde had star quality. One of the most spectacular high marks in South Australian football history, he had all the skills and when it came to the crunch was at his best as with his classic mark and goal in the dying moments of the 1973 grand final.

John MacFarlane

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300 Game Player
306 games
  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 583
Played: 1971--1987
Games:  306
Goals:    91

Achievements:
  • 300 Game Player
  • Glenelg Hall of Fame 1977--2007
  • Premiership Player 1973
  • 5 Grand Finals Played - 1973 1974 1975 1981 1982
  • 1 State Game

Summary
Made his impact as a speedy, skilful and gutsy wingman in Glenelg’s “unbeatable” 1973 team, then showed his courage, resilience and determination by coming back from countless injuries and setbacks to complete a wonderful 300 game career.

Nick Chigwidden

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200 Game Player
293 games
  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 714
Played: 1987--2000
Games:  293
Goals:    257

Achievements:
  • 8 seasons Glenelg Captain 1993--2000
  • 4X Glenelg Best & Fairest 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994
  • 200 Game Player
  • 200 Career Goals
  • Glenelg Hall of Fame 1977--2007
  • 3 Grand Finals Played - 1988 1990 1992
  • 2X Runner-up in Magarey Medal - 1993, 1999
  • 2 State Games

Summary
An ultra-determined, competitive, fearless rover and inspirational leader, Chiggy for many years after the arrival of the Crows in SA football remained the heart and soul of the Glenelg Football Club. Tony Symonds, Chigwidden’s coach in 1995-96, said he was “one of the most outstanding club men Glenelg had ever had. He has as much heart as any player I’ve played with and he doesn’t accept second best”.

DK 'Fred' Phillis

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200 Game Player
280 games
  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 530
Played: 1966--1978, 1981
Games:  280
Goals:    884

Achievements:
  • 200 Game Player
  • 800 Career Goals
  • 5X 100 Goals in a Season
  • 9X 10 Goals in a Match
  • 7X Glenelg Top Goalkicker 1968--1972, 1975--1976
  • Glenelg Hall of Fame 1961--1976
  • Magarey Medallist 1969
  • 5X League Top Goalkicker 1969, 1970, 1971, 1975, 1976
  • Premiership Player 1973
  • 6 Grand Finals Played - 1969 1970 1973 1974 1975 1977
  • 10 State Games, 26 Goals
  • SA Football Hall of Fame Inductee in 2002

Summary
Strong-leading and powerful-marking, he was the first full forward to win a Magarey Medal (only Port’s Scott Hodges has done it since). On his day he was unstoppable, as he was when he booted a club record 18.6 against Central District in 1975.

Chris McDermott

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200 Game Player
277 games
  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 656
Played: 1981--1996
Games:  277
Goals:    183

Achievements:
  • 2 seasons Glenelg Captain 1989--1990
  • 3X Glenelg Best & Fairest 1986, 1987, 1988
  • 200 Game Player
  • 100 Career Goals
  • Glenelg Hall of Fame 1977--2007
  • Fos Williams Medallist 1987
  • Simpson Medallist 1987
  • SA State Captain 1988, 1990-1995
  • 3X All Australian 1986, 1987, 1992
  • 2X Premiership Player 1985 1986
  • 1 Grand Finals as Captain - 1990
  • 7 Grand Finals Played - 1981 1982 1985 1986 1987 1988 1990
  • 66 Games with Adelaide Crows, Captain 1991-1994, Best and fairest 1992
  • 15 State Games
  • SA Football Hall of Fame Inductee in 2002

Summary
His courage, desperation, ability to read the play, get his hands on the ball and set up team-mates and remarkable toughness are legendary at Glenelg. In the club’s glory years of the late 1980’s he not surprisingly was known as the “heart of the Bay”.

Neville Caldwell

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200 Game Player
265 games
  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 569
Played: 1970--1981
Games:  265
Goals:    258

Achievements:
  • 200 Game Player
  • 200 Career Goals
  • Glenelg Hall of Fame 1961--1976
  • Premiership Player 1973
  • 6 Grand Finals Played - 1970 1973 1974 1975 1977 1981
  • 1 State Game

Summary
Versatile, highly-skilled and quick for his size (6ft 3inches), he was a consistent player for 12 seasons and a key member of the 1973 premiership team.

Rex Voigt

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200 Game Player
257 games
  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 550
Played: 1967--1979
Games:  257
Goals:    258

Achievements:
  • Glenelg Best & Fairest 1970
  • 200 Game Player
  • 200 Career Goals
  • Glenelg Hall of Fame 1961--1976
  • Premiership Player 1973
  • 5 Grand Finals Played - 1969 1970 1973 1975 1977
  • 1 State Game

Summary
Energetic rover who fearlessly bore into packs to win the ball, he kicked seven goals in the winning grand final against North Adelaide in 1973. He proceeded to become one of the best back pocket players around, arguably being best-on-ground in the 1975 grand final.

Ross Gibbs

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200 Game Player
253 games
  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 690
Played: 1984--1994
Games:  253
Goals:    111

Achievements:
  • 200 Game Player
  • 100 Career Goals
  • Glenelg Hall of Fame 1977--2007
  • 2X Premiership Player 1985 1986
  • 5 Grand Finals Played - 1985 1986 1987 1988 1990
  • 1 State Game

Summary
So cool he appeared almost casual but he was wonderfully skilled and as a back pocket he could turn defence into attack with his rebounding style and spectacular marking. When the going was tough early in the 1985 grand final, with North Adelaide on top, he kept the Tigers in the game.

Stephen Copping

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200 Game Player
246 games
  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 603
Played: 1974--1981, 1985--1986
Games:  246
Goals:    460

Achievements:
  • 200 Game Player
  • 400 Career Goals
  • 3X 10 Goals in a Match
  • 3X Glenelg Top Goalkicker 1979, 1981, 1985
  • Glenelg Hall of Fame 1977--2007
  • Fos Williams Medallist 1982
  • 2X Premiership Player 1985 1986
  • 5 Grand Finals Played - 1975 1977 1981 1985 1986
  • 5 State Games

Summary
Remembered for those telescopic arms that stretched out to pull in the most impossible marks. His kicking style may have been ungainly but he rarely missed, making him one of the most dangerous forwards in the game.

Kym Hodgeman

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200 Game Player
244 games
  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 602
Played: 1974--1980, 1986--1990
Games:  244
Goals:    411
Coach: 1991--1992;  48 games - 54% won

Achievements:
  • 2 seasons Glenelg Coach
  • 3X Glenelg Best & Fairest 1977, 1978, 1989
  • 200 Game Player
  • 400 Career Goals
  • 2X Glenelg Top Goalkicker 1978--1979
  • Glenelg Hall of Fame 1977--2007
  • Magarey Medallist 1978
  • All Australian 1979
  • Premiership Player 1986
  • 1 Grand Finals as Coach - 1992
  • 5 Grand Finals Played - 1974 1975 1977 1986 1988
  • Reserves Magarey Medallist in 1974
  • Third in Magarey Medal in 1980
  • 9 State Games
  • 91 Games with North Melbourne, Best and Fairest 1984
  • SA Football Hall of Fame Inductee in 2002

Summary
Neil Kerley knew very quickly this tiny rover was “special” when he ran the wrong way straight into a charging pack of Port Adelaide players and grabbed a mark. He had electric pace and agility, skill, courage, persistence and was lethal around the goals. After a very successful stint with North Melbourne, he returned to the Bay to fulfil a lifelong dream and play in the Tigers’ 1986 premiership.

Scott Salisbury

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200 Game Player
241 games
  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 679
Played: 1983--1992
Games:  241
Goals:    69

Achievements:
  • 2 seasons Glenelg Captain 1991--1992
  • 200 Game Player
  • Glenelg Hall of Fame 1977--2007
  • All Australian 1987
  • 2X Premiership Player 1985 1986
  • 1 Grand Finals as Captain - 1992
  • 6 Grand Finals Played - 1985 1986 1987 1988 1990 1992
  • 7 State Games

Summary
One of Glenelg’s toughest, most desperate and committed footballers, he gave everything for the Tigers and at his peak was one of the first players selected for State duties. Dubbed the “Pocket Battleship” he was a key reason for Glenelg’s dominance in the mid-to-late 1980’s and he was one of the greatest clubmen you could see.

Peter Marker

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200 Game Player
239 games
  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 547
Played: 1967--1978
Games:  239
Goals:    168

Achievements:
  • 7 seasons Glenelg Captain 1971--1977
  • Glenelg Best & Fairest 1971
  • 200 Game Player
  • 100 Career Goals
  • Glenelg Hall of Fame 1961--1976
  • SA State Captain 1971--1973, 1975
  • Premiership Captain 1973
  • Premiership Player 1973
  • 3 Grand Finals as Captain - 1973 1974 1975
  • 5 Grand Finals Played - 1969 1970 1973 1974 1975
  • 2X Runner-up in Magarey Medal - 1971, 1975
  • 15 State Games, 17 Goals
  • SA Football Hall of Fame Inductee in 2002

Summary
His courage and desperation to get in and get the ball were hallmarks of his game. Highly-skilled and one of Glenelg’s great leaders, his class shone through with his third placing for the Tassie Medal in the 1972 State Carnival.

Tony Symonds

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200 Game Player
225 games
  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 661
Played: 1981--1992
Games:  225
Goals:    230
Coach: 1995--1996;  42 games - 36% won

Achievements:
  • 2 seasons Glenelg Coach
  • 200 Game Player
  • 200 Career Goals
  • Glenelg Hall of Fame 1977--2007
  • 2X Premiership Player 1985 1986
  • 4 Grand Finals Played - 1982 1985 1986 1990
  • 1 State Game

Summary
Lightly-built wingman who had all the skills and pace to burn, he was a key member of the Bays’ back-to-back flags, shining in the 1986 grand final.

Wayne Phillis

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200 Game Player
218 games
  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 548
Played: 1967--1977
Games:  218
Goals:    90

Achievements:
  • 200 Game Player
  • Glenelg Hall of Fame 1961--1976
  • Premiership Player 1973
  • 1 Grand Finals as Captain - 1977
  • 6 Grand Finals Played - 1969 1970 1973 1974 1975 1977
  • 5 State Games

Summary
Whole-hearted, strong and aggressive, Kerley said he was “a tremendous player to rely on in a tough situation”. As a key defender he made life very difficult for the opposition’s main danger player.

Ben Mules

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200 Game Player
212 games
  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 894
Played: 2002--2013
Games:  212
Goals:    40

Achievements:
  • 6 seasons Glenelg Captain 2006--2011
  • 200 Game Player
  • Glenelg Hall of Fame 1977--2007
  • 1 Grand Finals as Captain - 2008
  • 1 Grand Finals Played - 2008

Brian Colbey

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200 Game Player
210 games
  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 525
Played: 1966--1976
Games:  210
Goals:    24

Achievements:
  • 200 Game Player
  • Glenelg Hall of Fame 1961--1976
  • All Australian 1969
  • Premiership Player 1973
  • 5 Grand Finals Played - 1969 1970 1973 1974 1975
  • 11 State Games

Summary
Always willing to back his judgment, this rebounding half-back “had that incredible knack of getting the footy… he was rarely beaten”, according to Kerley. Proved his class at the highest level and in the toughest games.

Colin Richens

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200 Game Player
209 games
  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 429
Played: 1957--1968
Games:  209
Goals:    220

Achievements:
  • Glenelg Captain 1960
  • 4X Glenelg Best & Fairest 1959, 1961, 1963, 1966
  • 200 Game Player
  • 200 Career Goals
  • 2X Glenelg Top Goalkicker 1960, 1962
  • Glenelg Hall of Fame 1961--1976
  • 12 State Games, 4 Goals
  • SA Football Hall of Fame Inductee in 2002

Summary
A rover who was quick off the mark, had superb ball skills and uncanny anticipation, which often allowed him to snare the ball from opposition ruckmen. A fiery red-head he won State selection as a rover, then later in his career as a back pocket.

Ray Hunt

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200 Game Player
206 games
  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 193
Played: 1936--1943, 1945--1952
Games:  206
Goals:    34

Achievements:
  • 2X Glenelg Best & Fairest 1939, 1946
  • 200 Game Player
  • Glenelg Hall of Fame 1940--1960
  • 1 Grand Finals Played - 1950
  • Runner-up in Magarey Medal in 1946
  • 8 State Games

Summary
Immortalised as a consistent, rebounding full back with uncanny judgment and penetrating drop kick. Bull Reval described him as “a wizard for his dimensions…he was only light”. Johnny Taylor said Hunt marshalled the defence together “like a master”. While awaiting his RAAF posting in Melbourne in 1943 he played six games for Richmond, playing at half-back in the Tigers’ memorable five-point grand final victory against Essendon.

Allan Crabb

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200 Game Player
204 games
  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 271
Played: 1942, 1945--1956
Games:  204
Goals:    168
plus ?? games with Glenelg-West

Achievements:
  • 3 seasons Glenelg Captain 1949, 1955--1956
  • Glenelg Best & Fairest 1949
  • 200 Game Player
  • 100 Career Goals
  • Glenelg Top Goalkicker 1946
  • Glenelg Hall of Fame 1940--1960
  • Magarey Medallist 1949
  • 1 Grand Finals Played - 1950
  • Runner-up in Magarey Medal in 1950
  • 20 State Games
  • SA Football Hall of Fame Inductee in 2002
  • Tomkins Medallist (under-19s) in 1941

Summary
A 6 ft 2 inch ruckman, who was lion-hearted and one of the toughest players the game has seen. A safe mark with a big leap, and the ability the kick with either foot, his mental and physical toughness made him a noted big-game player.

George 'Blue' Johnston

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200 Game Player
203 games
  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 99
Played: 1927--1940
Games:  203
Goals:    161

Achievements:
  • 3X Glenelg Best & Fairest 1932, 1936, 1937
  • 200 Game Player
  • 100 Career Goals
  • Glenelg Hall of Fame 1921--1939
  • Magarey Medallist 1934
  • Premiership Player 1934
  • 1 Grand Finals Played - 1934
  • 16 State Games, 14 Goals
  • SA Football Hall of Fame Inductee in 2002

Summary
Hard-as-nails ruckman with a pair of hands like a vice, who was one of the most spectacular high-fliers SA football has produced. Won the Magarey Medal in Glenelg’s 1934 premiership year but a knee injury prevented him training in the week of the grand final. Despite that, he still played an heroic game, his towering mark on the goal-line in the last quarter sealing the flag. In his Magarey Medal winning year in 1934, he polled votes in 14 of 17 games, and was named in Glenelg's best players in 15 out of 20 games that season.
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George 'Blue' Johnston became Glenelg's second Magarey Medallist in 1934 and played a pivotal role in helping them win their first premiership that season. Glenelg had reached the finals for the first time, but had a most inauspicious first appearance in a League major round when they were badly beaten by Port in the second semi­final. However, they went on to defeat Sturt in the preliminary final and Port in the grand final, and Johnston played a leading role in this recovery, with his brilliant ruckwork and high marking.

Starting with Glenelg in 1927, he reached the peak of his career in the 1930's, and was famous for his high, finger-tip marking. Johnston was a force in league and interstate football in the years until he retired in 1940.

Glenelg supporters will remember him for two incidents in the closing stages of the 1934 grand final. After leading by 17 points at three-quarter time, Port had gained all the momentum and were closing the gap. They were launching another counter-attack from their backline and the ball seemed certain to reach scoring range, when Johnston, with a superbly judged turn, pulled down a one-hand mark in the centre of the field to restore the initiative to his side. Then, in the dying stages, after Port had drawn level on the scoreboard, he pulled down a towering mark and goaled in the goalsquare, to restore Glenelg's lead and no doubt inspire his teammates to hang on for a famous victory.

From 1934 until the end of his career in 1940, Johnston was the leader of the South Australian rucks in many games against Victoria and Western Australia. Capable of withstanding intense opposition in the crushes, he was the aerial artist in the State ruck, which had "Bull" Reval and Bob Quinn, two famous Port Adelaide players, as his partners.

In view of the part he played in Glenelg winning their first premiership, Johnston's Magarey Medal award was greeted enthusiastically by football followers in all districts. There was no better known player at that time and the award to him of football's highest honor was a fitting recognition of his contribution to the game in this State.
Based on article in The Tiger, 1962

Allan Bartlett

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200 Game Player
201 games
  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 728
Played: 1989--1999
Games:  201
Goals:    92

Achievements:
  • 200 Game Player
  • Glenelg Hall of Fame 1977--2007
  • 2 Grand Finals Played - 1990 1992
  • 1 State Game

Summary
A loyal and devoted clubman, Bartlett was a tall, strong, hard-working player who adapted to stints in the key attacking and defensive positions and was often given tasks on key opposition big men.

Chris Duthy

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200 Game Player
201 games
  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 666
Played: 1982--1992
Games:  201
Goals:    21

Achievements:
  • 200 Game Player
  • Glenelg Hall of Fame 1977--2007
  • 2X Premiership Player 1985 1986
  • 5 Grand Finals Played - 1982 1985 1986 1990 1992

Summary
Strongly-built player who made his name as a close-checking, disciplined full back, who was never easy to score goals against.

Simon Hele

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100 Game Player
197 games
  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 745
Played: 1991--2002
Games:  197
Goals:    65

Achievements:
  • Glenelg Captain 2001
  • 100 Game Player
  • Glenelg Hall of Fame 1977--2007
  • 4 State Games

Summary
A skilful, speedy wingman who kept on fighting back from injuries – he broke his collarbone twice and dislocated his shoulder four times – refusing to believe he could not again wear his beloved Glenelg guernsey. Although he never won a Tigers club champion award, his consistency was borne out by the fact he was runner up in Glenelg’s best-and-fairest counts in 1996, 1998 and  2000 and third in 1993-94 and 2002.

Paul Weston

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100 Game Player
196 games
  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 599
Played: 1973--1982
Games:  196
Goals:    176

Achievements:
  • 4 seasons Glenelg Captain 1979--1982
  • 2X Glenelg Best & Fairest 1976, 1980
  • 100 Game Player
  • 100 Career Goals
  • Glenelg Hall of Fame 1977--2007
  • Fos Williams Medallist 1982
  • SA State Captain 1981, 1982
  • 2 Grand Finals as Captain - 1981 1982
  • 5 Grand Finals Played - 1974 1975 1977 1981 1982
  • Third in Magarey Medal in 1976, 1979, 1981
  • 13 State Games
  • SA Football Hall of Fame Inductee in 2002

Summary
A Player with all the skills and a wonderful football brain who could play in any key position and dominate, he always seemed to have so much time to do anything. He also had a booming kick – who could forget his winning torpedo punt goal in the dying seconds against Norwood in 1982?

Peter Maynard

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100 Game Player
196 games
  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 665
Played: 1982--1990
Games:  196
Goals:    162

Achievements:
  • 100 Game Player
  • 100 Career Goals
  • Glenelg Hall of Fame 1977--2007
  • 2X Premiership Player 1985 1986
  • 5 Grand Finals Played - 1982 1985 1986 1987 1988

Summary
One of the biggest possession winners in South Australian football in the 1980’s, he could read the play well, make space and when he had the ball, use it efficiently. A typically dominant performance came in the 1986 grand final, when he seemed to have the ball on a string.

David Holst

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100 Game Player
190 games
  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 607
Played: 1975--1985
Games:  190
Goals:    109

Achievements:
  • 100 Game Player
  • 100 Career Goals
  • Glenelg Hall of Fame 1977--2007
  • 3 Grand Finals Played - 1977 1981 1982

Summary
Tough, determined, straight-ahead midfielder who could take a spectacular mark and added steel to the skilful sides of John Halbert.

Paul Sherwood

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100 Game Player
190 games
  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 850
Played: 1999--2008
Games:  190
Goals:    21

Achievements:
  • Glenelg Best & Fairest 2001
  • 100 Game Player
  • 1 Grand Finals Played - 2008

Jim West

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100 Game Player
186 games
  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 699
Played: 1985--1996
Games:  186
Goals:    254

Achievements:
  • 100 Game Player
  • 200 Career Goals
  • 3X Glenelg Top Goalkicker 1989, 1995--1996
  • 2 Grand Finals Played - 1987 1988

Andrew Bradley

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100 Game Player
182 games
  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 984
Played: 2010--2021
Games:  182
Goals:    37

Achievements:
  • 5 seasons Glenelg Captain 2014--2018
  • 2X Glenelg Best & Fairest 2013, 2014
  • 100 Game Player
  • Premiership Player 2019
  • 2 Grand Finals Played - 2019 2021

Jack Owens

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100 Game Player
177 games
  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 66
Played: 1924--1935
Games:  177
Goals:    827

Achievements:
  • 2 seasons Glenelg Captain 1933--1934
  • 100 Game Player
  • 800 Career Goals
  • 1X 100 Goals in a Season
  • 10X 10 Goals in a Match
  • 10X Glenelg Top Goalkicker 1924--1932, 1934
  • Glenelg Hall of Fame 1921--1939
  • 4X League Top Goalkicker 1926, 1927, 1928, 1932
  • Premiership Captain 1934
  • Premiership Player 1934
  • 1 Grand Finals as Captain - 1934
  • 1 Grand Finals Played - 1934
  • Kicked 13 goals in successive games against Port & South in 1932
  • 9 State Games, 26 Goals
  • SA Football Hall of Fame Inductee in 2002

Summary
Owens made up for a lack of height and weight with great anticipation and judgement and an uncanny ability to time his leap. His left-foot screw punts were long and straight. He was continually handed out rough treatment with two or three opponents competing with him for marks but he still consistently managed to kick bags of goals.
Jack Owens -- Goals by Season
192449193099
192530193178
1926641932102
192780193373
192883193489
19297219358
Total827

Harry Kernahan

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100 Game Player
176 games
  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 457
Played: 1959--1965, 1969--1971
Games:  176
Goals:    149

Achievements:
  • 2 seasons Glenelg Captain 1964--1965
  • 100 Game Player
  • 100 Career Goals
  • Glenelg Top Goalkicker 1960
  • Glenelg Hall of Fame 1961--1976
  • 2 Grand Finals Played - 1969 1970
  • 10 State Games
  • Great of Glenelg
  • SA Football Hall of Fame Inductee in 2018

Summary
Loping ruckman who was an expert palmer. His determination and courage was shown by the way he played on with a broken collarbone in South Australia’s win against Western Australia in Perth in 1962. His influence on Glenelg was enormous as in his reign as secretary-general manager the Tigers won three premierships.

Kevin Abley

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100 Game Player
173 games
  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 394
Played: 1954--1964
Games:  173
Goals:    96

Achievements:
  • 100 Game Player
  • Glenelg Top Goalkicker 1957
  • Glenelg Hall of Fame 1940--1960
  • 1 State Game

Summary
A relentless, hard and versatile player who was outstanding at either end of the ground but is best remembered as a quality full back.

Len Sallis

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100 Game Player
172 games
  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 67
Played: 1924--1935
Games:  172
Goals:    38

Achievements:
  • Glenelg Captain 1928
  • 5X Glenelg Best & Fairest 1926, 1930, 1931, 1933, 1934
  • 100 Game Player
  • Glenelg Hall of Fame 1921--1939
  • Premiership Player 1934
  • 1 Grand Finals Played - 1934
  • 2X Runner-up in Magarey Medal - 1931, 1933
  • 13 State Games, 14 Goals
  • SA Football Hall of Fame Inductee in 2002

Summary
Sallis was instrumental in building fighting spirit at Glenelg and helping it to its first premiership. He was named in Glenelg's best players in 16 out of 20 games in the 1934 premiership season. Mel Brock said it was “a crime” he did not win a Magarey Medal. A classy centreman who at the 1930 interstate Carnival in Adelaide was voted Most Useful Man in the South Australian team and third-best player in the Carnival.

Laurie Rosewarne

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100 Game Player
169 games
  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 516
Played: 1965--1973
Games:  169
Goals:    18

Achievements:
  • 100 Game Player
  • Glenelg Hall of Fame 1961--1976
  • 2 Grand Finals Played - 1969 1970
  • 1 State Game

Summary
Described by Neil Kerley as a “super clubman and a super player” on the wing, in the centre or defence, he was a player to be relied upon. His father Clem, uncle Reg and brother Geoff also played at league level for the Bays while Laurie’s influence extended much further than the footy field. Has been assistant secretary, youth coaching director, general manager from 1987-92, chairman of the past players and officials committee and Hall of Fame selection committee.

Ruory Kirkby

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100 Game Player
167 games
  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 953
Played: 2006--2016
Games:  167
Goals:    274

Achievements:
  • 100 Game Player
  • 200 Career Goals
  • 4X Glenelg Top Goalkicker 2009, 2011--2013
  • 1 Grand Finals Played - 2008

Luke Panozzo

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100 Game Player
167 games
  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 895
Played: 2002--2011
Games:  167
Goals:    63

Achievements:
  • 100 Game Player
  • 1 Grand Finals Played - 2008

Mel Brock

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100 Game Player
166 games
  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 150
Played: 1932--1942
Games:  166
Goals:    60

Achievements:
  • 2X Glenelg Best & Fairest 1935, 1940
  • 100 Game Player
  • Glenelg Hall of Fame 1921--1939
  • Magarey Medallist 1940
  • Premiership Player 1934
  • 1 Grand Finals Played - 1934
  • 2 State Games

Summary
Played most of his career as a skilful and determined centre half-back. A straight-ahead, desperate-to-get-the-ball footballer who starred in the Bays’ 1934 premiership win. Brock played every position except wing in winning the Magarey Medal in 1940.

Dick Corbett

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100 Game Player
166 games
  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 182
Played: 1935--1946
Games:  166
Goals:    10

Achievements:
  • Glenelg Captain 1945
  • 100 Game Player
  • 2 State Games

Summary
Fast, safe in the air and a good kick, he was a tough and determined on-baller.

Ty Allen

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100 Game Player
160 games
  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 916
Played: 2003--2014
Games:  160
Goals:    53

Achievements:
  • 3 seasons Glenelg Captain 2012--2014
  • 3X Glenelg Best & Fairest 2008, 2010, 2012
  • 100 Game Player
  • Glenelg Hall of Fame 1977--2007
  • 1 Grand Finals Played - 2008
  • 1 State Game

Summary
An inspirational bellgetter who loved nothing better than throwing himself into the bottom of a pack to win the hard ball, then getting his team-mates involved with his slick handball. In his prime the best midfielder in the SANFL, Allen finished third in Magarey Medal voting three years in a row from 2008-10. At the Bay he didn’t miss out, just the 10th player to win three club champion awards.

Brad Agnew

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100 Game Player
155 games
  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 995
Played: 2011--2021
Games:  155
Goals:    26

Achievements:
  • 100 Game Player
  • Premiership Player 2019
  • 2 Grand Finals Played - 2019 2021

Trevor Cranston

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100 Game Player
154 games
  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 902
Played: 2003--2011
Games:  154
Goals:    19

Achievements:
  • 100 Game Player
  • 1 Grand Finals Played - 2008

Peter McInerney

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100 Game Player
153 games
  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 606
Played: 1975--1983
Games:  153
Goals:    182

Achievements:
  • 100 Game Player
  • 100 Career Goals
  • 3 Grand Finals Played - 1975 1977 1982
  • 3 State Games

Summary
A hard-working rover, whose skills, determination and ball getting ability won him State selection in 1977-78 and '80.

Jim Lihou

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100 Game Player
152 games
  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 612
Played: 1976--1983
Games:  152
Goals:    15

Achievements:
  • 100 Game Player
  • Glenelg Hall of Fame 1977--2007
  • 3 Grand Finals Played - 1977 1981 1982
  • 8 State Games

Summary
One of the best back pocket players in SA football in the late 1970s and early ’80s as emphasised by his eight State appearances.

Darren Mansell

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100 Game Player
151 games
  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 713
Played: 1987--1995
Games:  151
Goals:    207

Achievements:
  • 100 Game Player
  • 200 Career Goals
  • 3 Grand Finals Played - 1988 1990 1992

Ted Robjent

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100 Game Player
149 games
  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 214
Played: 1938--1950
Games:  149
Goals:    29

Achievements:
  • Glenelg Best & Fairest 1947
  • 100 Game Player
  • Glenelg Hall of Fame 1940--1960

Summary
Strong, gutsy half-back. His ability to make position, pounce on the ball in open spaces and deliver it to the best advantage was described as reminiscent of rugged Port Adelaide champion Allan “Bull” Reval, who said of Robjent: “I was a cream puff footballer compared to Teddy Robjent.”

Matthew Snook

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100 Game Player
148 games
  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 1007
Played: 2011--2021
Games:  148
Goals:    38

Achievements:
  • 4X Glenelg Best & Fairest 2015, 2017, 2020, 2021
  • 100 Game Player
  • Jack Oatey Medallist 2019
  • Premiership Player 2019
  • 2 Grand Finals Played - 2019 2021
  • R.O.Shearman Medallist in 2020
  • Runner-up in 2020 Magarey Medal
  • 3rd by 1 vote in 2021 Magarey Medal

Darrell Moss

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100 Game Player
146 games
  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 520
Played: 1965--1975
Games:  146
Goals:    78

Achievements:
  • 100 Game Player
  • 1 Grand Finals Played - 1970

Alan Stringer

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100 Game Player
145 games
  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 682
Played: 1983--1989
Games:  145
Goals:    92

Achievements:
  • 100 Game Player
  • 2X Premiership Player 1985 1986
  • 4 Grand Finals Played - 1985 1986 1987 1988

Lynden Bow

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100 Game Player
145 games
  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 729
Played: 1989--1996
Games:  145
Goals:    40

Achievements:
  • 100 Game Player
  • 2 Grand Finals Played - 1990 1992

Len Griffiths

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100 Game Player
145 games
  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 117
Played: 1929--1938
Games:  145
Goals:    30

Achievements:
  • 100 Game Player
  • Premiership Player 1934
  • 1 Grand Finals Played - 1934

Summary
Back pocket in Glenelg's 1934 premiership, Griffiths won the Jack Hanley Cup for most consistent player for that unforgettable season. According to The Mail newspaper, he was named in Glenelg's best players in 14 out of 20 games that year. Consistent and long-serving clubman noted for his dashing rebound.

Wayne Stringer

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100 Game Player
145 games
  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 681
Played: 1983--1988
Games:  145
Goals:    7
Coach: 1997;  20 games - 28% won

Achievements:
  • 1 season Glenelg Coach
  • 100 Game Player
  • 2X Premiership Player 1985 1986
  • 4 Grand Finals Played - 1985 1986 1987 1988

Colin Churchett

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100 Game Player
144 games
  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 278
Played: 1943, 1946--1954
Games:  144
Goals:    555
played with Glenelg-West in 1943

Achievements:
  • 100 Game Player
  • 500 Career Goals
  • 2X 100 Goals in a Season
  • 1X 10 Goals in a Match
  • 6X Glenelg Top Goalkicker 1947--1951, 1953
  • Glenelg Hall of Fame 1940--1960
  • 4X League Top Goalkicker 1948, 1949, 1950, 1951
  • 1 Grand Finals Played - 1950
  • Best of 13 goals in a match v South in 1949
  • 7 State Games, 30 Goals
  • SA Football Hall of Fame Inductee in 2002

Summary
A full forward who seemed to have a sixth sense where the goals were to such an extent that a freakish snap at first would appear a fluke – but he could do it time after time. The only SANFL footballer to kick 100 goals in a season between 1941 and 1969 – and he did it twice. He could snap with either foot and was the first man to consistently kick goals from the boundary line with the checkside punt.

Neil Davies

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100 Game Player
143 games
  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 368
Played: 1951--1963
Games:  143
Goals:    105
Coach: 1958--1959, 1961;  44 games - 42% won

Achievements:
  • 3 seasons Glenelg Coach (incl. Captain Coach 1958--1959)
  • 3 seasons Glenelg Captain 1957--1959
  • 2X Glenelg Best & Fairest 1953, 1956
  • 100 Game Player
  • 100 Career Goals
  • Glenelg Top Goalkicker 1956
  • Glenelg Hall of Fame 1940--1960
  • SA State Captain 1957, 1958
  • All Australian 1953
  • Runner-up in Magarey Medal in 1953
  • 20 State Games, 11 Goals
  • SA Football Hall of Fame Inductee in 2002

Summary
Made such a stunning start to his league career in 1951 he played for South Australia after just three league games. In his third season he was an All-Australian and he continued to prove himself at the highest level in 20 State matches. A player with electrifying pace, he was the first Glenelg player to captain South Australia. Colin Richens called him “the best”. A player with a great leap, only serious knee injuries stopped him being remembered as one of South Australia’s greatest champions. As captain-coach he led Glenelg to the 1959 preliminary final after winning The Advertiser Cup night competition.

Mark Viska

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100 Game Player
143 games
  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 757
Played: 1991--2001
Games:  143
Goals:    9

Achievements:
  • 100 Game Player
  • 1 Grand Finals Played - 1992

Dwaine Kretschmer

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100 Game Player
140 games
  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 751
Played: 1991--1999
Games:  140
Goals:    60

Achievements:
  • Glenelg Best & Fairest 1998
  • 100 Game Player
  • 1 Grand Finals Played - 1992

Chris Curran

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100 Game Player
139 games
  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 1001
Played: 2011--2021
Games:  139
Goals:    11

Achievements:
  • 3 seasons Glenelg Captain 2018--2019, 2021
  • 100 Game Player
  • Premiership Captain 2019
  • Premiership Player 2019
  • 2 Grand Finals as Captain - 2019 2021
  • 2 Grand Finals Played - 2019 2021

Haydn Linke

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100 Game Player
137 games
  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 465
Played: 1959--1968
Games:  137
Goals:    5

Achievements:
  • 100 Game Player
  • Runner-up in 1961 Magarey Medal

Summary
Played just 15 games in 1961 but finished only two votes behind Magarey Medal winner John Halbert. Had a great pair of hands and displayed bulldog tenacity.

Stephen Kernahan

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100 Game Player
136 games
  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 655
Played: 1981--1985
Games:  136
Goals:    290

Achievements:
  • 3X Glenelg Best & Fairest 1983, 1984, 1985
  • 100 Game Player
  • 200 Career Goals
  • 2X Glenelg Top Goalkicker 1983--1984
  • Glenelg Hall of Fame 1977--2007
  • Jack Oatey Medallist 1985
  • 2X Fos Williams Medallist 1984, 1988
  • SA State Captain 1996
  • 5X All Australian 1985, 1986, 1988, 1992, 1994
  • Premiership Player 1985
  • 3 Grand Finals Played - 1981 1982 1985
  • Leading vote getter in 1983 Magarey Medal but was ineligible due to suspension
  • Kicked 10 goals in State match v Victoria in 1984
  • 16 State Games, 51 Goals
  • 251 Games for Carlton - 738 Goals, club leading Goalkicker 11 years in a row, Best and Fairest 1987, 1989, 1992, 226 Games as Captain
  • SA Football Hall of Fame Inductee in 2002
  • Australian Football Hall of Fame Inductee in 2001

Summary
He had everything. The height, the physique, the marking ability that was second to none, the long accurate kick, the big-game temperament, the leadership… how many premierships would he have helped the Tigers to if he had played in the days before Victorian clubs lured our best talent away?

Don Laffin

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100 Game Player
136 games
  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 322
Played: 1946--1955
Games:  136
Goals:    83

Achievements:
  • 100 Game Player
  • 1 Grand Finals Played - 1950

Summary
An outstanding knock-ruckrnan who palmed the ball accurately to his rovers all day. According to coach Johnny Taylor he played to his standard every week - week-in, week-out - you could rely on him to give it his best. Could be a matchwinner as he showed by kicking a goal on the bell to give the Bays a win against Norwood in 1949.

Chris Hunt

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100 Game Player
136 games
  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 476
Played: 1960--1965, 1969--1971
Games:  136
Goals:    1

Achievements:
  • 100 Game Player
  • 2 Grand Finals Played - 1969 1970
  • Tomkins Medallist (under-19s) in 1960

Ray Button

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100 Game Player
135 games
  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 499
Played: 1963--1972
Games:  135
Goals:    245

Achievements:
  • 100 Game Player
  • 200 Career Goals
  • 1X 10 Goals in a Match
  • 3X Glenelg Top Goalkicker 1965--1967
  • 2 Grand Finals Played - 1969 1970

Summary
High-marking forward whose aerial skills were compared with "Blue" Johnston. Could change the course of a game with his spectacular feats.

Doug Long

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100 Game Player
135 games
  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 489
Played: 1962--1969
Games:  135
Goals:    124
Coach: 1962--1963;  39 games - 38% won

Achievements:
  • 2 seasons Glenelg Coach (incl. Captain Coach 1962--1963)
  • 2 seasons Glenelg Captain 1962--1963
  • 100 Game Player
  • 100 Career Goals
  • Glenelg Hall of Fame 1961--1976
  • 7 State Games
  • 73 Games with Geelong in VFL

Summary
A ruckman with height (6ft, 4inch), pace and tenacity, he made his VFL debut with Geelong at 17 and starred in the 1961 night grand final win against North Melbourne. Was chosen to play for Victoria but missed out with a broken finger. Signed by Glenelg for the 1962 season, when Geoff Motley was refused a clearance by Port Adelaide to coach the Bays, ended up captain-coach, aged just 21.

Bob Anesbury

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100 Game Player
134 games
  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 488
Played: 1961--1970
Games:  134
Goals:    156

Achievements:
  • 100 Game Player
  • 100 Career Goals
  • Glenelg Top Goalkicker 1967
  • 1 Grand Finals Played - 1970

Michael Murphy

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100 Game Player
134 games
  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 677
Played: 1983--1987, 1990--1992
Games:  134
Goals:    105

Achievements:
  • 100 Game Player
  • 100 Career Goals
  • Premiership Player 1985
  • 4 Grand Finals Played - 1985 1987 1990 1992

Max Proud

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100 Game Player
133 games
  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 1014
Played: 2012--2021
Games:  133
Goals:    15

Achievements:
  • 2 seasons Glenelg Captain 2020--2021
  • Glenelg Best & Fairest 2018
  • 100 Game Player
  • Premiership Player 2019
  • 1 Grand Finals as Captain - 2021
  • 2 Grand Finals Played - 2019 2021

Brett Backwell

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100 Game Player
131 games
  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 899
Played: 2003--2009
Games:  131
Goals:    108

Achievements:
  • Glenelg Best & Fairest 2006
  • 100 Game Player
  • 100 Career Goals
  • Magarey Medallist 2006
  • Fos Williams Medallist 2003
  • 1 Grand Finals Played - 2008
  • R.O.Shearman Medallist in 2003

Clem Hill

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100 Game Player
130 games
  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 80
Played: 1925--1934
Games:  130
Goals:    31

Achievements:
  • 100 Game Player
  • Premiership Player 1934
  • 1 Grand Finals Played - 1934

Summary
As a stocky rover who kicked accurately with either foot, he booted three goals in his first game, which was Glenelg's breakthough win in 1925. His 130th and final game - on the wing - was in Glenelg's first grand final triumph, against Port in 1934. As a wingman "his swerving forward moves kept his opponents guessing".

Rex Leahy

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100 Game Player
125 games
  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 380
Played: 1952--1962
Games:  125
Goals:    35

Achievements:
  • 100 Game Player

Stewart McCully

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100 Game Player
125 games
  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 744
Played: 1990--1998
Games:  125
Goals:    11

Achievements:
  • 100 Game Player

Milton Edwards

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100 Game Player
124 games
  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 364
Played: 1950--1959
Games:  124
Goals:    11

Achievements:
  • 100 Game Player

Ron Keane

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100 Game Player
124 games
  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 217
Played: 1938--1946
Games:  124
Goals:    1

Achievements:
  • 2 seasons Glenelg Captain 1940--1941
  • Glenelg Best & Fairest 1938
  • 100 Game Player
  • 1 State Game

Summary
Tough, dependable centre half-back, he played that position in SA's famous win against Victoria in 1945.

Ben Moore

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100 Game Player
123 games
  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 784
Played: 1995, 2000--2007
Games:  123
Goals:    74

Achievements:
  • 2 seasons Glenelg Captain 2004--2005
  • 100 Game Player

HH 'Jim' Handby

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100 Game Player
123 games
  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 79
Played: 1925--1932
Games:  123
Goals:    0
Coach: 1926--1927, 1930--1932;  82 games - 29% won

Achievements:
  • 5 seasons Glenelg Coach (incl. Captain Coach 1926--1927, 1930--1932)
  • 5 seasons Glenelg Captain 1926--1927, 1930--1932
  • 2X Glenelg Best & Fairest 1925, 1929
  • 100 Game Player
  • Glenelg Hall of Fame 1921--1939
  • Magarey Medallist 1928
  • Runner-up in Magarey Medal in 1929
  • 29 State Games
  • SA Football Hall of Fame Inductee in 2002

Summary
A powerful, rugged, straight-ahead half-back, who was outstanding in Glenelg’s first win in his first game with the club in 1925. Never sacrificed an inch of ground and always proceeded towards the goal by the shortest possible route. His ability was emphasised by the fact he did not miss a State match between 1924-30.
Biographical
Jim Handby was the first Glenelg player to be awarded the Magarey Medal for the league's fairest and most brilliant footballer. His award came in 1928 in the eighth year of the Club's history as a League side.

Transferring from South in 1925, Handby gave Glenelg outstanding service until 1932. He was an ideal Magarey Medallist, combining football ability of a high order with scrupulous fairness. Strongly built, and with a fighting heart, Handby carried a heavy burden in the years he spent with Glenelg, because the side, although gaining strength, was never in the firing line when the finals came around.

Captain for a long time, he set his players a grand example by his powerful efforts to stem tides running against the Tigers.
The State selectors recognised his worth, having him on the half-back line in many stirring games , especially with Victoria.
One of the most thrilling interstate matches in which Handby played, was the tie with Victoria in 1928, his medal year. Opposed by Arthur Rayson, famous Geelong left-foot half-forward, the Glenelg man did a grand job that day in checking the brilliant Victorian. During the course of the game, both Handby and Rayson were knocked unconscious by the force with which they met in a violent collision as they were racing for the ball. It was typical of Handby's stamina that he was able to play with unimpaired vitality after receiving attention.

Although Handby never saw Glenelg reach the finals during his playing career, the Tigers were building up to their 1934 peak when he retired as a player in 1932. After his retirement, he maintained interest in the game for many years as a commentator and writer.
From The Tiger, 1962

Sudjai Cook

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100 Game Player
122 games
  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 843
Played: 1999--2005
Games:  122
Goals:    80

Achievements:
  • 100 Game Player
  • Glenelg Top Goalkicker 2003

Glen McPherson

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100 Game Player
121 games
  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 335
Played: 1947--1954
Games:  121
Goals:    105

Achievements:
  • 100 Game Player
  • 100 Career Goals
  • 1 Grand Finals Played - 1950

Michael Farquhar

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100 Game Player
121 games
  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 628
Played: 1977--1984
Games:  121
Goals:    24

Achievements:
  • 100 Game Player
  • 2 Grand Finals Played - 1977 1982

Kerry Hamilton

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100 Game Player
120 games
  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 546
Played: 1967--1975
Games:  120
Goals:    98

Achievements:
  • Glenelg Best & Fairest 1973
  • 100 Game Player
  • Glenelg Hall of Fame 1961--1976
  • Premiership Player 1973
  • 2 Grand Finals Played - 1969 1973

Summary
A silky-skilled player who was the best centreman in the State in Glenelg’s stunning 1973 campaign. He anticipated where the ball was going, took it cleanly and fed it out immaculately.

Don Hewett

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100 Game Player
118 games
  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 397
Played: 1954--1962
Games:  118
Goals:    83

Achievements:
  • Glenelg Best & Fairest 1962
  • 100 Game Player
  • Glenelg Hall of Fame 1940--1960
  • 4 State Games

Summary
A centreman/wingman with outstanding ability and pace who could have been just about anything but for persistent knee injuries. Doug Long described him as an ‘out-and-out champion’. His courage was legendary at the Bay. He played despite many serious injuries and was able to star despite them. In 1962 he carried a shoulder injury but still starred in South Australia’s three State games. Against Victoria at Adelaide Oval Hewett was South Australia’s best, dominating the centre against Collingwood’s Ken Turner.

Harold Percy

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100 Game Player
116 games
  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 104
Played: 1928--1938
Games:  116
Goals:    122

Achievements:
  • 3 seasons Glenelg Captain 1935--1937
  • 100 Game Player
  • 100 Career Goals
  • Premiership Player 1934
  • 1 Grand Finals Played - 1934

Doug Blackburn

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100 Game Player
116 games
  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 451
Played: 1959--1967
Games:  116
Goals:    12

Achievements:
  • 100 Game Player

Mark Donovan

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100 Game Player
116 games
  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 703
Played: 1985--1991
Games:  116
Goals:    3

Achievements:
  • 100 Game Player
  • Premiership Player 1986
  • 2 Grand Finals Played - 1986 1986

Daryl Rady

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100 Game Player
115 games
  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 605
Played: 1975--1983
Games:  115
Goals:    143

Achievements:
  • 100 Game Player
  • 100 Career Goals
  • 3 Grand Finals Played - 1975 1977 1981

Jim Rawson

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100 Game Player
115 games
  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 575
Played: 1970--1977
Games:  115
Goals:    17

Achievements:
  • 100 Game Player
  • Premiership Player 1973
  • 4 Grand Finals Played - 1970 1973 1974 1975

Mark Hewett

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100 Game Player
114 games
  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 668
Played: 1982--1990
Games:  114
Goals:    57

Achievements:
  • 100 Game Player
  • 2 Grand Finals Played - 1987 1988

Tony McGuinness

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100 Game Player
113 games
  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 662
Played: 1981--1985, 1998
Games:  113
Goals:    200
Coach: 1998--2000;  62 games - 32% won

Achievements:
  • 3 seasons Glenelg Coach
  • Glenelg Best & Fairest 1982
  • 100 Game Player
  • 200 Career Goals
  • Glenelg Hall of Fame 1977--2007
  • Magarey Medallist 1982
  • 3X All Australian 1988, 1992, 1993
  • Premiership Player 1985
  • 3 Grand Finals Played - 1981 1982 1985
  • 109 Games with Footscray - Best and Fairest 1987
  • 113 Games with Adelaide - Captain 1995-96, Best and Fairest 1993
  • SA Football Hall of Fame Inductee in 2002

Summary
Exploded on to the scene with an outstanding game from the bench in the 1981 grand final and caused a sensation in a tremendous 1982 season by becoming the youngest winner of the Magarey Medal at just 18. Had explosive pace and also could run all day, had a booming left-foot kick for his size and booted countless team-lifting goals on the run and from “impossible” angles.

Paul Hallahan

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100 Game Player
113 games
  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 730
Played: 1989--1996
Games:  113
Goals:    92

Achievements:
  • 100 Game Player
  • 2 Grand Finals Played - 1990 1992

Paul Rouvray

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100 Game Player
113 games
  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 738
Played: 1990--1999
Games:  113
Goals:    44

Achievements:
  • 100 Game Player
  • 1 Grand Finals Played - 1992

Robbie Thompson

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100 Game Player
113 games
  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 717
Played: 1987--1993
Games:  113
Goals:    5

Achievements:
  • 100 Game Player
  • 2 Grand Finals Played - 1990 1992
  • 2 State Games

Mark Ruwoldt

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100 Game Player
111 games
  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 930
Played: 2004--2011
Games:  111
Goals:    82

Achievements:
  • 100 Game Player
  • 1 Grand Finals Played - 2008

Brian Wright

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100 Game Player
111 games
  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 365
Played: 1950--1957
Games:  111
Goals:    57

Achievements:
  • 2X Glenelg Best & Fairest 1951, 1957
  • 100 Game Player
  • 1 Grand Finals Played - 1950
  • 2 State Games

Summary
Lanky six-footer who was very consistent and described as "one of the best judges of the flight of the ball in years". He and Don Taylor proved a wonderful combination on the half-back line - according to Johnny Taylor, between them they were almost unbeatable - and he was later just as successful at centre half-forward.

Ben Kane

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100 Game Player
110 games
  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 960
Played: 2007--2011
Games:  110
Goals:    53

Achievements:
  • 2X Glenelg Best & Fairest 2007, 2011
  • 100 Game Player
  • 1 Grand Finals Played - 2008

Graham Fraser

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100 Game Player
109 games
  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 426
Played: 1957--1963
Games:  109
Goals:    109

Achievements:
  • 100 Game Player
  • 100 Career Goals

Brian Potter

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100 Game Player
109 games
  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 366
Played: 1950--1956
Games:  109
Goals:    82

Achievements:
  • 100 Game Player
  • 1 Grand Finals Played - 1950

Daniel Kirk

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100 Game Player
109 games
  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 935
Played: 2005--2012
Games:  109
Goals:    59

Achievements:
  • 100 Game Player
  • 1 Grand Finals Played - 2008

Alistair Burke

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100 Game Player
108 games
  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 789
Played: 1996--2001
Games:  108
Goals:    45

Achievements:
  • 100 Game Player

Carl Nicholson

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100 Game Player
106 games
  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 1029
Played: 2013--2020
Games:  106
Goals:    53

Achievements:
  • 100 Game Player
  • Premiership Player 2019
  • 1 Grand Finals Played - 2019

Trevor Kendall

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100 Game Player
106 games
  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 453
Played: 1959--1967
Games:  106
Goals:    17

Achievements:
  • 100 Game Player

John Sandland

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100 Game Player
105 games
  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 571
Played: 1970--1974
Games:  105
Goals:    224

Achievements:
  • 100 Game Player
  • 200 Career Goals
  • Glenelg Top Goalkicker 1974
  • Premiership Player 1973
  • 2 Grand Finals Played - 1970 1973

Warrick McGinty

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100 Game Player
105 games
  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 987
Played: 2010--2018
Games:  105
Goals:    12

Achievements:
  • 100 Game Player

Grant Reubenicht

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100 Game Player
104 games
  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 754
Played: 1991--1997, 1999
Games:  104
Goals:    12

Achievements:
  • Glenelg Best & Fairest 1997
  • 100 Game Player
  • 1 Grand Finals Played - 1992

Tony Hall

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100 Game Player
103 games
  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 675
Played: 1983--1987, 1995
Games:  103
Goals:    151

Achievements:
  • 100 Game Player
  • 100 Career Goals
  • Glenelg Top Goalkicker 1986
  • Glenelg Hall of Fame 1977--2007
  • Jack Oatey Medallist 1986
  • All Australian 1988
  • 2X Premiership Player 1985 1986
  • 3 Grand Finals Played - 1985 1986 1987
  • 97 Games with Hawthorn, 144 Goals - 4th in Brownlow in 1988

Summary
He had the uncanny ability to mark balls he seemed to have no right to claim. When Stephen Kernahan headed for Carlton in 1986 Glenelg’s premiership chances seemingly had gone too. But Hall slipped into centre half-forward and booted six goals in a match winning grand final display.

Keith Haussen

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100 Game Player
102 games
  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 296
Played: 1945--1951
Games:  102
Goals:    114

Achievements:
  • 100 Game Player
  • 100 Career Goals
  • 1 Grand Finals Played - 1950

Keith Kuhlmann

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100 Game Player
102 games
  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 641
Played: 1979--1984
Games:  102
Goals:    0

Achievements:
  • 100 Game Player
  • All Australian 1980
  • 1 Grand Finals Played - 1981
  • 4 State Games
  • 128 Games with West

Summary
Powerful, strong-marking full back with a booming kick who showed he could mix it with the best with some outstanding displays at the 1980 interstate Carnhval.

Gary Christie

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100 Game Player
101 games
  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 720
Played: 1988--1993
Games:  101
Goals:    57

Achievements:
  • 100 Game Player
  • 3 Grand Finals Played - 1988 1990 1992

Graham Sinclair

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100 Game Player
101 games
  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 469
Played: 1960--1966
Games:  101
Goals:    36

Achievements:
  • 100 Game Player

Bill Prior

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100 Game Player
101 games
  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 351
Played: 1949--1955
Games:  101
Goals:    34

Achievements:
  • 100 Game Player
  • 1 Grand Finals Played - 1950

Stan Wickham

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100 Game Player
101 games
  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 360
Played: 1950--1956
Games:  101
Goals:    21
Coach: 1961;  13 games - 23% won

Achievements:
  • 1 season Glenelg Coach
  • 100 Game Player
  • 1 Grand Finals Played - 1950

David Grenvold

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100 Game Player
101 games
  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 698
Played: 1984--1988, 1998--1999
Games:  101
Goals:    20

Achievements:
  • 100 Game Player
  • 2 Grand Finals Played - 1987 1988
  • 112 Games for Essendon

Summary
A tough, dour and determined half-back who proved his ability as an AFL premiership player under Kevin Sheedy.

Sam Rudolph

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100 Game Player
101 games
  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 962
Played: 2007--2012
Games:  101
Goals:    13

Achievements:
  • 100 Game Player
  • 1 Grand Finals Played - 2008

John Lloyd

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100 Game Player
101 games
  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 65
Played: 1924--1932
Games:  101
Goals:    8

Achievements:
  • 2X Glenelg Best & Fairest 1927, 1928
  • 100 Game Player
  • 5 State Games

Summary
Recruited from Broken Hill, a fast and clever wingman who was consistently among Glenelg's best players. A successful sprinter, 'Jack' Lloyd did not know the meaning of defeat.

James Sellar

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100 Game Player
100 games
  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 948
Played: 2006--2011, 2016--2017
Games:  100
Goals:    54

Achievements:
  • 100 Game Player

Michael Raidis

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100 Game Player
100 games
  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 809
Played: 1997--2003
Games:  100
Goals:    27

Achievements:
  • 100 Game Player

David Kernahan

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100 Game Player
100 games
  
Glenelg Career
Player#: 694
Played: 1984--1987
Games:  100
Goals:    24

Achievements:
  • 100 Game Player
  • 2X Premiership Player 1985 1986
  • 3 Grand Finals Played - 1985 1986 1987