Team for the Ages : Indigenous Team of the Century

IN the initial 35-man squad from which the Australian Football Indigenous Team of the Century was named, six of the eight Australian States and Territories were represented.

In recognition of the game's spread across the country from its origins in Victoria from the 1850s onwards, no fewer than 21 of those selected in the final team were from outside Victoria; eight of those selected in the team played their entire careers outside the original Victorian Football League (forerunner to the AFL) and eight of the 26-man team are current-day footballers.

AFL Indigenous Team of the Century: 1904-2004

Forward Pocket
Jim Krakouer
Claremont/Nth.Melb

Half-Forward
Nicky Winmar
Sth.Frem/St Kilda/F'scray

Wing
Peter Matera
West Coast

Half-Back
Gavin Wanganeen
Essendon/Port Adelaide

Back Pocket
Chris Johnson
Fitzroy / Brisbane Lions

Ruck
Graham Farmer (c)
East Pth/Geelong/West Pth

Full-Forward
Michael O'Loughlin
Sydney

Centre Half-Forward
Stephen Michael
South Fremantle

Centre
Maurice Rioli
Richmond/Sth.Frem

Centre Half-Back
Adam Goodes
Sydney

Full-Back
Darryl White
Brisbane Bears / Lions

Rover
Andrew McLeod
Adelaide

Forward Pocket
Syd Jackson
East Perth /Carlton

Half-Forward
Chris Lewis
Claremont/West Coast

Wing
Michael Long
West Torrens/Essendon

Half-Back
Norm McDonald
Essendon

Back Pocket
Bill Dempsey
West Perth

Ruck-Rover
Barry Cable (coach)
East Pth/Nth.Melb/Perth

Interchange
Michael McLEAN (Footscray / Brisbane Lions), Byron PICKETT (North Melbourne / Port Adelaide), Michael GRAHAM (Sturt), David KANTILLA (South Adelaide), Ted KILMURRAY (East Perth), Peter BURGOYNE (Port Adelaide)

Umpire
Glenn JAMES

The players, the umpire, their careers

Chris JOHNSON
Fitzroy, Brisbane Lions 1994-current, 240 games, 156 goals, 4 matches Australia, 2001, 2002, 2003 Premierships, 1995 Leading Goalkicker, 2002, 2004 All-Australian

Darryl WHITE
Brisbane Bears/Lions 1992-current, 266 games, 165 goals, 5 matches, Qld/NT/Allies, 1 match Australia, 2001, 2002, 2003 Premierships

Bill DEMPSEY
West Perth 1960-76, 343 games, 14 matches WA, 1969, 1971, 1975 Premierships, 1969 Simpson Medallist, 1966 Best and Fairest, West Perth Team of the Century

Gavin WANGANEEN
Essendon, Port Adelaide, 1991-96 Essendon, 1997–current (Port Adelaide), 293 games (127 games Essendon, 166 games Port Adelaide), 196 goals (64 goals Essendon, 132 goals Port Adelaide), 8 matches SA, 1993, 2004 Premierships, 1993, 1994, 2001, 2002 Pre-Season Premierships, 1993 Brownlow Medal, 1993 Michael Tuck Medallist, 2003 Best and Fairest, 1992, 1993, 1995, 2001, 2003 All-Australian, Essendon Team of the Century

Adam GOODES
Sydney, 1999–current, 153 games, 160 goals, 2 matches Australia, 1999 AFL Rising Star, 2003 Brownlow Medal, 2003 Best and Fairest, 2003 All-Australian

Norm McDONALD
Essendon, 1947-53, 128 games, 3 goals, 2 matches Victoria, 1949, 1950 Premierships, 1951 Best and Fairest

Peter MATERA
West Coast, 1990-2002, 253 games, 217 goals, 5 matches WA, 1992, 1994 Premierships, 1992 Norm Smith Medal, 1997 Best and Fairest, 1991, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997 All-Australian

Maurice RIOLI
Richmond, 1975-81; South Fremantle, 1982-87 Richmond, 1988-90 South Fremantle, 286 games (168 games South Fremantle, 118 games Richmond), Total goals not available (80 goals Richmond), 13 matches WA, 6 matches Australia, 1980 Premiership, 1982 Norm Smith Medal, 1980, 1981, 1983 Simpson Medallist, 1982, 1983 Best and Fairest, 1983, 1984, 1986, 1988 All-Australian

Michael LONG
West Torrens, Essendon; 1988 West Torrens, 1989-2001 Essendon, 212 games (22 games West Torrens, 190 games Essendon), 143 goals Essendon, 4 matches NT, 1993, 2000 Premierships, 1993 Norm Smith Medal, 1995 All Australian, Essendon Team of the Century

Nicky WINMAR
South Fremantle, St Kilda, Footscray; 1984-86 South Fremantle, 1987-98 St Kilda, 1999 Footscray, 308 games (58 games South Fremantle, 230 games St Kilda, 21 games Footscray), Total goals not available (283 goals St Kilda, 34 goals Footscray), 8 matches WA, 1989, 1995 Best and Fairest, 1988 Leading Goalkicker, 1991, 1995 All Australian, St Kilda Team of the Century

Stephen MICHAEL
South Fremantle 1975-85, 243 games, 231 goals, 17 matches WA, 1980 Premiership, 1980, 1981 Sandover Medal, 1983 Tassie Medallist, 1983 Simpson Medallist, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1981 Best and Fairest, 1983 All-Australian, Australian Football Hall of Fame Inductee

Syd JACKSON
East Perth, Carlton; 1963-67 East Perth, 1969-76 Carlton, 240 games (104 games East Perth, 136 games Carlton), 243 goals (78 goals East Perth, 165 goals Carlton), 1 match WA, 1966 Best and Fairest, 1970, 1972 Premierships

Jim KRAKOUER
Claremont, Kangaroos, St Kilda; 1978-81 Claremont, 1982-89 Kangaroos, 1990-91 St Kilda : 235 games (88 games Claremont, 134 games Kangaroos, 13 games St Kilda), Total goals not available (229 goals Kangaroos, 7 goals St Kilda), 7 games WA, 1981 Premiership, 1981 Simpson Medal, 1986 Best and Fairest, 1983, 1986 Leading Goalkicker, 1987 All-Australian

Michael O'LOUGHLIN
Sydney, 1995-current, 214 games, 358 goals, 2 matches SA, 1998 Best and Fairest, 2001, 2001 Leading Goalkicker, 1997, 2000 All-Australian

Chris LEWIS
Claremont, West Coast; 1986 (Claremont), 1987-2000 (West Coast), 2001-2002 (Claremont) : 268 games (53 games Claremont, 215 games West Coast), Total goals not available (259 goals West Coast), 5 matches WA, 3 matches Australia, 1987 (Claremont), 1992, 1994, 1996 (Claremont) Premierships, 1990 Best and Fairest

Graham FARMER
East Perth, West Perth, Geelong; 1953-61 (East Perth), 1962-67 (Geelong), 1968-71 (West Perth) : 356 games (176 games East Perth, 101 games Geelong, 79 games West Perth), Total goals not available (65 goals Geelong, 55 goals West Perth), 31 matches WA, 6 matches Victoria, 1956, 1958, 1959, 1963, 1969, 1971 Premierships, 1956, 1957, 1960 Sandover Medal, 1956 1958, 1959 Simpson Medallist, 1956 Tassie Medallist, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1963, 1964 Best and Fairest, 1956, 1958, 1961 All-Australian, Geelong Team of the Century, AFL Team of the Century, Australian Football Hall of Fame Legend

Andrew McLEOD
Adelaide 1995–current, 233 games, 234 goals, 1 match Allies, 4 matches Australia, 1997, 1999 Premierships, 2003 Pre-Season Premiership, 1997, 1998 Norm Smith Medallist, 2003 Michael Tuck Medallist, 1997, 2001 Best and Fairest, 1998, 2000, 2001 All-Australian

Barry CABLE
Perth, East Perth, North Melbourne; 1962-69 and 1971-73 (Perth), 1970 and 1974-77 (Kangaroos), 1978-79 (East Perth) : 383 games (225 games Perth, 115 games Kangaroos, 43 games East Perth), 505 goals (324 goals Perth, 133 goals Kangaroos, 46 goals East Perth), 22 matches WA, 2 matches Victoria, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1975, 1977, 1978 Premierships, 1964, 1968, 1973 Sandover Medal, 1966 Tassie Medallist, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969 Simpson Medallist, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1970 Best and Fairest, 1966, 1969 All-Australian, North Melbourne Kangaroos Team of the Century, Australian Football Hall of Fame Inductee

Interchange
Peter BURGOYNE
Port Adelaide 1997–current, 169 games, 167 goals, 1 match South Australia (State of Origin), 2 matches Australia (International Rules), 2004 Premiership, 2001, 2002 Pre-Season Premierships

Michael GRAHAM
Sturt 1971-1985 plus 10 seasons St Mary's (NT), 282 games, 455 goals, 11 matches SA, 1974, 1976 Premierships, Sturt Team of the Century

David KANTILLA
South Adelaide, 1961-66 plus 12 seasons with St Mary's (NT) : 113 games, 106 goals, 4 matches SA, 1964 Premiership, 1961, 1962 Best and Fairest, South Adelaide Team of the Century

Ted KILMURRAY
East Perth 1953-65 : 257 games, 431 goals, 3 matches WA, 1956, 1958, 1959 Premierships, 1958 Sandover Medal, 1958 Best and Fairest

Michael McLEAN
Footscray/Brisbane Bears/Brisbane Lions) 1983-89 Footscray, 1991-97 Brisbane Bears/Lions : 183 games (95 games Footscray, 87 games Brisbane Bears, 1 game Brisbane Lions), 40 goals (23 goals Footscray, 17 goals Brisbane Bears), 5 matches NT, 1991, 1993 Best and Fairest, 1988 All-Australian

Byron PICKETT
Kangaroos, Port Adelaide; 1997-2002 (Kangaroos), 2003–current (Port Adelaide), 171 games (120 games Kangaroos, 51 games Port Adelaide), 158 goals (81 goals Kangaroos, 77 goals Port Adelaide), 2 matches SA, 1999, 2004 Premierships, 1998 Pre-Season Premiership, 2004 Norm Smith Medal, 1998 Rising Star, 1999 All Australian

Umpire
Glenn JAMES
Grand Finals Umpired: 1982, 1984. James has the distinction of being the first Indigenous umpire to make the grade at VFL/AFL level. He officiated in Carlton's premiership win over Richmond in 1982, while he umpired in Essendon's flag over Hawthorn in 1984. One of the most respected umpires of all time, James developed a great rapport with the players

The initial 35-man Indigenous Australian Football squad:
Peter Burgoyne (Port Adelaide), Ronnie Burns (Geelong), Barry Cable (Perth/East Perth/North Melbourne), Bill Dempsey (West Perth), Graham Farmer (East Perth/West Perth/Geelong), Jeff Farmer (Melbourne/Fremantle), Michael Graham (Sturt), Adam Goodes (Sydney), Syd Jackson (East Perth/Carlton), Des James (Sandy Bay), Chris Johnson (Fitzroy/Brisbane Lions), David Kantilla (South Adelaide), Dale Kickett (Fitzroy/West Coast/St Kilda/Essendon/Fremantle), Derek Kickett (Kangaroos/Essendon/Sydney), Ted Kilmurray (East Perth), Jim Krakouer (Claremont/Kangaroos/St Kilda), Phil Krakouer (Claremont/Kangaroos/Footscray), Chris Lewis (West Coast), Michael Long (Essendon), Peter Matera (West Coast), Phillip Matera (West Coast), Gilbert McAdam (St Kilda/Brisbane Bears), Michael McLean (Footscray/Brisbane Bears), Norm McDonald (Essendon), Andrew McLeod (Adelaide), Stephen Michael (South Fremantle), Phil Narkle (Swan Districts/St Kilda/West Coast), Doug Nicholls (Fitzroy), Michael O’Loughlin (Sydney), Byron Pickett (Kangaroos/Port Adelaide), Maurice Rioli (South Fremantle/Richmond), Gavin Wanganeen (Essendon/Port Adelaide), Darryl White (Brisbane Lions), Nicky Winmar (St Kilda/Footscray), David Wirrpunda (West Coast).

Source: AFL

Monday 1 August 2005
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