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DK 'Fred' Phillis

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800 Career Goals
884 goals
100 Goals in a Season: 5
10 Goals in a Game: 9
 
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.

Jack Owens

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800 Career Goals
827 goals
100 Goals in a Season: 1
10 Goals in a Game: 10
 
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

Colin Churchett

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500 Career Goals
555 goals
100 Goals in a Season: 2
10 Goals in a Game: 1
 
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.

Peter Carey

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500 Career Goals
521 goals
100 Goals in a Season: 0
10 Goals in a Game: 1
 
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.

Stephen Copping

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400 Career Goals
460 goals
100 Goals in a Season: 0
10 Goals in a Game: 3
 
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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400 Career Goals
411 goals
100 Goals in a Season: 0
10 Goals in a Game: 0
 
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.

Graham Cornes

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300 Career Goals
347 goals
100 Goals in a Season: 0
10 Goals in a Game: 0
 
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 Fidge

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300 Career Goals
316 goals
100 Goals in a Season: 1
10 Goals in a Game: 5
 
Glenelg Career
Player#: 735
Played: 1989--1993
Games:  69
Goals:    316

Achievements:
  • 300 Career Goals
  • 1X 100 Goals in a Season
  • 5X 10 Goals in a Match
  • 3X Glenelg Top Goalkicker 1990, 1992--1993
  • 2 Grand Finals Played - 1990 1992
  • Best of 13 goals in a match v West in 1992

Summary
Powerfully-built, strong-marking, long-kicking full forward who on his day was unstoppable, a real match winner.

Stephen Kernahan

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200 Career Goals
290 goals
100 Goals in a Season: 0
10 Goals in a Game: 0
 
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?

David Marshall

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200 Career Goals
287 goals
100 Goals in a Season: 0
10 Goals in a Game: 0
 
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.

Ruory Kirkby

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200 Career Goals
274 goals
100 Goals in a Season: 0
10 Goals in a Game: 0
 
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

Neville Caldwell

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200 Career Goals
258 goals
100 Goals in a Season: 0
10 Goals in a Game: 0
 
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 Career Goals
258 goals
100 Goals in a Season: 0
10 Goals in a Game: 0
 
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.

Nick Chigwidden

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200 Career Goals
257 goals
100 Goals in a Season: 0
10 Goals in a Game: 0
 
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”.

Frank Burt

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200 Career Goals
255 goals
100 Goals in a Season: 0
10 Goals in a Game: 1
 
Glenelg Career
Player#: 221
Played: 1939--1946
Games:  86
Goals:    255

Achievements:
  • Glenelg Best & Fairest 1945
  • 200 Career Goals
  • 1X 10 Goals in a Match
  • 3X Glenelg Top Goalkicker 1940--1941, 1945

Summary
A clever forward pocket-rover with an accurate kick for goal.

Jim West

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200 Career Goals
254 goals
100 Goals in a Season: 0
10 Goals in a Game: 0
 
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

Ray Button

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200 Career Goals
245 goals
100 Goals in a Season: 0
10 Goals in a Game: 1
 
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.

Tony Symonds

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200 Career Goals
230 goals
100 Goals in a Season: 0
10 Goals in a Game: 0
 
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.

John Sandland

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200 Career Goals
224 goals
100 Goals in a Season: 0
10 Goals in a Game: 0
 
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

Colin Richens

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200 Career Goals
220 goals
100 Goals in a Season: 0
10 Goals in a Game: 0
 
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.

John Seebohm

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200 Career Goals
214 goals
100 Goals in a Season: 0
10 Goals in a Game: 0
 
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.

Darren Mansell

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200 Career Goals
207 goals
100 Goals in a Season: 0
10 Goals in a Game: 0
 
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

Tony McGuinness

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200 Career Goals
200 goals
100 Goals in a Season: 0
10 Goals in a Game: 0
 
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.

Liam McBean

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100 Career Goals
186 goals
100 Goals in a Season: 0
10 Goals in a Game: 0
 
Glenelg Career
Player#: 1085
Played: 2017, 2019--2021
Games:  74
Goals:    186

Achievements:
  • 100 Career Goals
  • 4X Glenelg Top Goalkicker 2017, 2019--2021
  • 3X Ken Farmer Medallist 2019, 2020, 2021
  • Bob Quinn Medallist 2021
  • Premiership Player 2019
  • 2 Grand Finals Played - 2019 2021

Chris McDermott

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100 Career Goals
183 goals
100 Goals in a Season: 0
10 Goals in a Game: 0
 
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”.

Peter McInerney

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100 Career Goals
182 goals
100 Goals in a Season: 0
10 Goals in a Game: 0
 
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.

Brian Rundle

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100 Career Goals
178 goals
100 Goals in a Season: 0
10 Goals in a Game: 0
 
Glenelg Career
Player#: 362
Played: 1950--1956
Games:  85
Goals:    178

Achievements:
  • 100 Career Goals
  • 2X Glenelg Top Goalkicker 1954--1955

Paul Weston

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100 Career Goals
176 goals
100 Goals in a Season: 0
10 Goals in a Game: 0
 
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 Marker

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100 Career Goals
168 goals
100 Goals in a Season: 0
10 Goals in a Game: 0
 
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.

Allan Crabb

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100 Career Goals
168 goals
100 Goals in a Season: 0
10 Goals in a Game: 0
 
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.

Matthew Duldig

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100 Career Goals
163 goals
100 Goals in a Season: 0
10 Goals in a Game: 0
 
Glenelg Career
Player#: 913
Played: 2003--2009
Games:  94
Goals:    163

Achievements:
  • 100 Career Goals
  • Glenelg Top Goalkicker 2006
  • 1 Grand Finals Played - 2008

Peter Maynard

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100 Career Goals
162 goals
100 Goals in a Season: 0
10 Goals in a Game: 0
 
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.

George 'Blue' Johnston

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100 Career Goals
161 goals
100 Goals in a Season: 0
10 Goals in a Game: 0
 
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.
Biographical
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

Todd Grima

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100 Career Goals
161 goals
100 Goals in a Season: 0
10 Goals in a Game: 0
 
Glenelg Career
Player#: 974
Played: 2008--2011
Games:  73
Goals:    161

Achievements:
  • 100 Career Goals
  • 2X Glenelg Top Goalkicker 2008, 2010
  • Ken Farmer Medallist 2010
  • 1 Grand Finals Played - 2008

Justin McConnell

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100 Career Goals
160 goals
100 Goals in a Season: 0
10 Goals in a Game: 0
 
Glenelg Career
Player#: 947
Played: 2006--2009
Games:  73
Goals:    160

Achievements:
  • 100 Career Goals
  • Glenelg Top Goalkicker 2007

Mark Russell

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100 Career Goals
158 goals
100 Goals in a Season: 0
10 Goals in a Game: 1
 
Glenelg Career
Player#: 749
Played: 1991--1993
Games:  63
Goals:    158

Achievements:
  • 100 Career Goals
  • 1X 10 Goals in a Match
  • Glenelg Top Goalkicker 1991

Bob Anesbury

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100 Career Goals
156 goals
100 Goals in a Season: 0
10 Goals in a Game: 0
 
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

Tony Hall

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100 Career Goals
151 goals
100 Goals in a Season: 0
10 Goals in a Game: 0
 
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.

Josh Scott

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100 Career Goals
151 goals
100 Goals in a Season: 0
10 Goals in a Game: 0
 
Glenelg Career
Player#: 1043
Played: 2014--2019
Games:  90
Goals:    151

Achievements:
  • Glenelg Best & Fairest 2016
  • 100 Career Goals
  • 2X Glenelg Top Goalkicker 2016, 2018
  • Premiership Player 2019
  • 1 Grand Finals Played - 2019

Craig Budarick

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100 Career Goals
150 goals
100 Goals in a Season: 0
10 Goals in a Game: 0
 
Glenelg Career
Player#: 708
Played: 1987--1993
Games:  66
Goals:    150

Achievements:
  • 100 Career Goals
  • Glenelg Top Goalkicker 1988
  • 1 Grand Finals Played - 1988

Harry Kernahan

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100 Career Goals
149 goals
100 Goals in a Season: 0
10 Goals in a Game: 0
 
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.

Percy Winkler

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100 Career Goals
149 goals
100 Goals in a Season: 0
10 Goals in a Game: 1
 
Glenelg Career
Player#: 105
Played: 1928--1932, 1936--1938
Games:  92
Goals:    149

Achievements:
  • 100 Career Goals
  • 1X 10 Goals in a Match
  • Glenelg Top Goalkicker 1937

Clayton Lamb

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100 Career Goals
149 goals
100 Goals in a Season: 0
10 Goals in a Game: 0
 
Glenelg Career
Player#: 740
Played: 1990--1993
Games:  87
Goals:    149

Achievements:
  • 100 Career Goals
  • 1 Grand Finals Played - 1992

Daryl Rady

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100 Career Goals
143 goals
100 Goals in a Season: 0
10 Goals in a Game: 0
 
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

Luke Reynolds

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100 Career Goals
136 goals
100 Goals in a Season: 0
10 Goals in a Game: 0
 
Glenelg Career
Player#: 1095
Played: 2018--2021
Games:  71
Goals:    136

Achievements:
  • 100 Career Goals
  • Glenelg Top Goalkicker 2019
  • Premiership Player 2019
  • 2 Grand Finals Played - 2019 2021

Leslie Lush

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100 Career Goals
127 goals
100 Goals in a Season: 0
10 Goals in a Game: 0
 
Glenelg Career
Player#: 211
Played: 1938--1940
Games:  34
Goals:    127

Achievements:
  • 100 Career Goals
  • 2X Glenelg Top Goalkicker 1938--1939

Robbie Walter

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100 Career Goals
126 goals
100 Goals in a Season: 0
10 Goals in a Game: 0
 
Glenelg Career
Player#: 646
Played: 1979--1982
Games:  57
Goals:    126

Achievements:
  • 100 Career Goals
  • Glenelg Top Goalkicker 1980
  • 1 Grand Finals Played - 1981

Doug Long

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100 Career Goals
124 goals
100 Goals in a Season: 0
10 Goals in a Game: 0
 
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.

Harold Percy

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100 Career Goals
122 goals
100 Goals in a Season: 0
10 Goals in a Game: 0
 
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

Terry Milera

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100 Career Goals
115 goals
100 Goals in a Season: 0
10 Goals in a Game: 0
 
Glenelg Career
Player#: 1058
Played: 2015--2018
Games:  63
Goals:    115

Achievements:
  • 100 Career Goals

Brian McGowan

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100 Career Goals
115 goals
100 Goals in a Season: 0
10 Goals in a Game: 0
 
Glenelg Career
Player#: 505
Played: 1964--1966
Games:  58
Goals:    115

Achievements:
  • Glenelg Captain 1966
  • Glenelg Best & Fairest 1965
  • 100 Career Goals
  • Glenelg Top Goalkicker 1964
  • 118 Games with South Melbourne - 171 Goals, was their leading goalkicker in 1961

Summary
Tiny rover with great ball getting ability and a sixth sense around the goals.

Keith Haussen

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100 Career Goals
114 goals
100 Goals in a Season: 0
10 Goals in a Game: 0
 
Glenelg Career
Player#: 296
Played: 1945--1951
Games:  102
Goals:    114

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

Ross Gibbs

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100 Career Goals
111 goals
100 Goals in a Season: 0
10 Goals in a Game: 0
 
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.

David Holst

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100 Career Goals
109 goals
100 Goals in a Season: 0
10 Goals in a Game: 0
 
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.

Graham Fraser

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100 Career Goals
109 goals
100 Goals in a Season: 0
10 Goals in a Game: 0
 
Glenelg Career
Player#: 426
Played: 1957--1963
Games:  109
Goals:    109

Achievements:
  • 100 Game Player
  • 100 Career Goals

Keith Pattinson

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100 Career Goals
109 goals
100 Goals in a Season: 0
10 Goals in a Game: 0
 
Glenelg Career
Player#: 523
Played: 1965--1971
Games:  91
Goals:    109

Achievements:
  • 100 Career Goals
  • 2 Grand Finals Played - 1969 1970

Brett Backwell

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100 Career Goals
108 goals
100 Goals in a Season: 0
10 Goals in a Game: 0
 
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

Craig Woodlands

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100 Career Goals
108 goals
100 Goals in a Season: 0
10 Goals in a Game: 0
 
Glenelg Career
Player#: 700
Played: 1985--1988
Games:  55
Goals:    108

Achievements:
  • 100 Career Goals
  • 1 Grand Finals Played - 1987

Neil Davies

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100 Career Goals
105 goals
100 Goals in a Season: 0
10 Goals in a Game: 0
 
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.

Michael Murphy

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100 Career Goals
105 goals
100 Goals in a Season: 0
10 Goals in a Game: 0
 
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

Glen McPherson

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100 Career Goals
105 goals
100 Goals in a Season: 0
10 Goals in a Game: 0
 
Glenelg Career
Player#: 335
Played: 1947--1954
Games:  121
Goals:    105

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

Kevin Rowe

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100 Career Goals
103 goals
100 Goals in a Season: 0
10 Goals in a Game: 1
 
Glenelg Career
Player#: 486
Played: 1961--1969
Games:  65
Goals:    103

Achievements:
  • 100 Career Goals
  • 1X 10 Goals in a Match
  • Glenelg Top Goalkicker 1963
  • 1 Grand Finals Played - 1969
  • Reserves Magarey Medallist in 1968