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Glenelg Football Club
affiliated South Australian National Football League

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Neil Davies

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State Captain 2 seasons
1957, 1958
All Australian
1953
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.

Brian Colbey

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All Australian
1969
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.

Peter Marker

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State Captain 4 seasons
1971--1973, 1975
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.

Graham Cornes

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State Captain
1978
All Australian 4X
1979, 1980, 1987, 1988
1979, 1980 as a Player
1987, 1988 as non-playing Coach
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.

Peter Carey

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All Australian 2X
1979, 1980
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.

Kym Hodgeman

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All Australian
1979
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.

Keith Kuhlmann

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All Australian
1980
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.

Paul Weston

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State Captain 2 seasons
1981, 1982
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?

Stephen Kernahan

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State Captain
1996
All Australian 5X
1985, 1986, 1988, 1992, 1994
1985 - while playing with Glenelg
1986, 1988, 1992, 1994 - while playing with Carlton
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?

Chris McDermott

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State Captain 7 seasons
1988, 1990-1995
All Australian 3X
1986, 1987, 1992
1986, 1987 - while playing with Glenelg
1992 - while playing with Adelaide
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”.

Scott Salisbury

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All Australian
1987
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.

Tony Hall

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All Australian
1988
1988 - while at Hawthorn (but had yet to play a game)
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.

David Marshall

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State Captain
1993
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.

Tony McGuinness

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All Australian 3X
1988, 1992, 1993
1988 - while playing with Footscray
1992, 1993 - while playing with Adelaide Crows
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.

Andrew McKay

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All Australian 3X
1993, 2000, 2001
1993, 2000, 2001 - while playing with Carlton
Glenelg Career
Player#: 748
Played: 1991--1992
Games:  40
Goals:    2

Achievements:
  • Fos Williams Medallist 1999
  • 3X All Australian 1993, 2000, 2001
  • 1 Grand Finals Played - 1992
  • SA Football Hall of Fame Inductee in 2007

Brad Ottens

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All Australian
2001
2001 - while playing with Richmond
Glenelg Career
Player#: 807
Played: 1997
Games:  15
Goals:    15

Achievements:
  • All Australian 2001

Chad Cornes

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All Australian 2X
2004, 2007
2004, 2007 - while playing with Port Power
Glenelg Career
Player#: 816
Played: 1997--1999, 2010--2011
Games:  43
Goals:    46

Achievements:
  • 2X All Australian 2004, 2007
  • SA Football Hall of Fame Inductee in 2014

Kane Cornes

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All Australian 2X
2005, 2007
2005, 2007 - while playing with Port Power
Glenelg Career
Player#: 867
Played: 2000--2002, 2011
Games:  36
Goals:    18

Achievements:
  • 2X All Australian 2005, 2007

Lachie Neale

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All Australian 2X
2019, 2020
2019, 2020 - while playing with Brisbane Lions
Brownlow Medal
2020
2020 - while playing with Brisbane
Glenelg Career
Player#: 1005
Played: 2011
Games:  7
Goals:    3

Achievements:
  • 2X All Australian 2019, 2020
  • Brownlow Medal 2020