List of VFL/AFL players to have played 300 games

Former North Melbourne captain Brent Harvey is the VFL/AFL games record-holder with 432 games.

This is a list of players who have played 300 or more games in the Australian Football League (AFL), previously known as the Victorian Football League (VFL).[1] This list only includes home-and-away matches and finals; representative games (i.e. State of Origin or international rules), pre-season and Night Series games are excluded from the totals. This list of players is often colloquially referred to as the 300 club.

AFL life membershipEdit

Individuals who have participated as a player, coach and/or umpire in 300 senior games in league-sanctioned games – including home-and-away, pre-season, state representative and international rules games – are awarded life membership of the AFL.[2]

List of playersEdit

Bold Current player
Most VFL/AFL games for that club
# Player Games Club(s) Average
per season
Career span Ref.
1 Brent Harvey 432 North Melbourne/Kangaroos 20.57 1996–2016 [3]
2 Michael Tuck 426 Hawthorn 21.30 1972–1991 [4]
3 Kevin Bartlett 403 Richmond 21.21 1965–1983 [5]
4 Dustin Fletcher 400 Essendon 17.39 1993–2015 [6]
5 Robert Harvey 383 St Kilda 18.24 1988–2008 [7]
6 Simon Madden 378 Essendon 19.89 1974–1992 [8]
7 Shaun Burgoyne 377 Port Adelaide (157; 2001–2009)
Hawthorn (220; 2010–present)
19.79 2001–present [9]
8 Craig Bradley 375 Carlton 22.06 1986–2002 [10]
9 Adam Goodes 372 Sydney 21.88 1999–2015 [11]
10 Bernie Quinlan 366 Footscray (177; 1969–1977)
Fitzroy (189; 1978–1986)
20.33 1969–1986 [12]
11 Brad Johnson 364 Footscray/Western Bulldogs 21.41 1994–2010 [13]
12 John Blakey 359 Fitzroy (135; 1985–1992)
North Melbourne/Kangaroos (224; 1993–2002)
19.94 1985–2002 [14]
13 Bruce Doull 356 Carlton 19.78 1969–1986 [15]
Paul Roos 356 Fitzroy (269; 1982–1994)
Sydney (87; 1995–1998)
20.94 1982–1998 [16]
15 Matthew Pavlich 353 Fremantle 20.76 2000–2016 [17]
16 Doug Hawkins 350 Footscray (329; 1978–1994)
Fitzroy (21; 1995)
19.44 1978–1995 [18]
17 Luke Hodge 346 Hawthorn (305; 2002–2017)
Brisbane Lions (41; 2018–2019)
19.22 2002–2019 [19]
Gary Ablett Jr. 346 Geelong (236; 2002–2010, 2018–present)
Gold Coast (110; 2011–2017)
19.17 2002–present [20]
19 Chris Grant 341 Footscray/Western Bulldogs 18.94 1990–2007 [21]
20 Andrew McLeod 340 Adelaide 21.25 1995–2010 [22]
21 John Rantall 336 South Melbourne (260; 1963–1972, 1976–1979)
North Melbourne (70; 1973–1975)
Fitzroy (6; 1980)
18.67 1963–1980 [23]
Nick Riewoldt 336 St Kilda 19.76 2001–2017 [24]
23 Brendon Goddard 334 St Kilda (205; 2003–2012)
Essendon (129; 2013–2018)
20.88 2003–2018 [25]
24 Kevin Murray 333 Fitzroy 18.50 1955–1964, 1967–1974 [26]
David Cloke 333 Richmond (219; 1974–1982, 1990–1991)
Collingwood (114; 1983–1989)
18.50 1974–1991 [27]
26 Leigh Matthews 332 Hawthorn 19.53 1969–1985 [28]
Justin Madden 332 Essendon (45; 1980–1982)
Carlton (287; 1983–1996)
19.53 1980–1996 [29]
Corey Enright 332 Geelong 20.75 2001–2016 [30]
Drew Petrie 332 Kangaroos/North Melbourne (316; 2001–2016)
West Coast (16; 2017)
19.53 2001–2017 [31]
30 Gary Dempsey 329 Footscray (207; 1967–1978)
North Melbourne (122; 1979–1984)
18.28 1967–1984 [32]
Sam Mitchell 329 Hawthorn (307; 2002–2016)
West Coast (22; 2017)
20.56 2002–2017 [33]
32 John Nicholls 328 Carlton 18.22 1957–1974 [34]
Barry Round 328 Footscray (135; 1969–1975)
South Melbourne (193; 1976–1985)
19.29 1969–1985 [35]
34 Kade Simpson 326 Carlton 19.12 2003–present [36]
35 Ian Nankervis 325 Geelong 19.12 1967–1983 [37]
Jason Akermanis 325 Brisbane Bears (38; 1995–1996)
Brisbane Lions (210; 1997–2006)
Western Bulldogs (77; 2007–2010)
20.31 1995–2010 [38]
Jude Bolton 325 Sydney 21.67 1999–2013 [39]
Jarrad McVeigh 325 Sydney 20.31 2004–2019 [40]
39 Paul Salmon 324 Essendon (224; 1983–1995, 2002)
Hawthorn (100; 1996–2000)
17.05 1983–2000, 2002 [41]
Scott West 324 Footscray/Western Bulldogs 20.25 1993–2008 [42]
41 Nathan Burke 323 St Kilda 19.00 1987–2003 [43]
42 Simon Black 322 Brisbane Lions 20.13 1998–2013 [44]
Nick Dal Santo 322 St Kilda (260; 2002–2013)
North Melbourne (62; 2014–2016)
21.47 2002–2016 [45]
44 Ted Whitten 321 Footscray 16.05 1951–1970 [46]
Stewart Loewe 321 St Kilda 18.88 1986–2002 [47]
Tyson Edwards 321 Adelaide 20.06 1995–2010 [48]
47 Dick Reynolds 320 Essendon 16.84 1933–1951 [49]
48 Jordan Lewis 319 Hawthorn (264; 2005–2016)
Melbourne (55; 2017–2019)
21.27 2005–2019 [50]
49 Marcus Ashcroft 318 Brisbane Bears (152; 1989–1996)
Brisbane Lions (166; 1997–2003)
21.20 1989–2003 [51]
50 Eddie Betts 316 Carlton (184; 2005–2013, 2020–present)
Adelaide (132; 2014–2019)
21.07 2005–present [52]
David Mundy 316 Fremantle 21.07 2005–present [53]
52 Terry Daniher 313 South Melbourne (19; 1976–1977)
Essendon (294; 1978–1992)
18.41 1976–1992 [54]
Tony Shaw 313 Collingwood 17.39 1977–1994 [55]
Roger Merrett 313 Essendon (149; 1978–1987)
Brisbane Bears (164; 1988–1996)                     
16.47 1978–1996 [56]
James Kelly 313 Geelong (273; 2002–2015)
Essendon (40; 2016–2017)
19.56 2002–2017 [57]
56 Jack Dyer 312 Richmond 16.42 1931–1949 [58]
Stephen Silvagni 312 Carlton 18.35 1985–2001 [59]
Mark Ricciuto 312 Adelaide 20.80 1993–2007 [60]
Robert Murphy 312 Western Bulldogs 17.33 2000–2017 [61]
60 Ben Hart 311 Adelaide 20.73 1992–2006 [62]
Glenn Archer 311 North Melbourne/Kangaroos 19.44 1992–2007 [63]
62 Heath Shaw 309 Collingwood (173; 2004–2013)
Greater Western Sydney (136; 2014–present)
19.25 2004–present [64]
63 Scott Thompson 308 Melbourne (39; 2001–2004)
Adelaide (269; 2005–2017)
18.12 2001–2017 [65]
64 Tim Watson 307 Essendon 18.06 1977–1991, 1993–1994 [66]
65 Gordon Coventry 306 Collingwood 17.00 1920–1937 [67]
Wayne Schimmelbusch 306 North Melbourne 20.40 1973–1987 [68]
Alastair Lynch 306 Fitzroy (120; 1988–1993)
Brisbane Bears (32; 1994–1996)
Brisbane Lions (154; 1997–2004)
18.00 1988–2004 [69]
Paul Williams 306 Collingwood (189; 1991–2000)
Sydney (117; 2001–2006)
19.13 1991–2006 [70]
David Neitz 306 Melbourne 19.13 1993–2008 [71]
Adam Simpson 306 North Melbourne/Kangaroos 20.40 1995–2009 [72]
71 Shane Crawford 305 Hawthorn 19.06 1993–2008 [73]
Jimmy Bartel 305 Geelong 20.33 2002–2016 [74]
73 Russell Greene 304 St Kilda (120; 1974–1980)
Hawthorn (184; 1980–1988)
20.27 1974–1988 [75]
74 Chris Langford 303 Hawthorn 20.20 1983–1997 [76]
Michael O'Loughlin 303 Sydney 20.20 1995–2009 [77]
76 Don Scott 302 Hawthorn 20.13 1967–1981 [78]
Luke Power 302 Brisbane Lions (282; 1998–2011)
Greater Western Sydney (20; 2012)
20.13 1998–2012 [79]
Scott Pendlebury 302 Collingwood 21.50 2006–present [80]
79 Len Thompson 301 Collingwood (268; 1965–1978)
South Melbourne (20; 1979)
Fitzroy (13; 1980)
18.81 1965–1980 [81]
Shannon Grant 301 Sydney (58; 1995–1997)
North Melbourne/Kangaroos (243; 1998–2008)
21.50 1995–2008 [82]
81 Sam Newman 300 Geelong 17.65 1964–1980 [83]
Barry Breen 300 St Kilda 16.67 1965–1982 [84]
Francis Bourke 300 Richmond 20.00 1967–1981 [85]
Kelvin Moore 300 Hawthorn 20.00 1970–1984 [86]
Garry Foulds 300 Essendon 18.75 1974–1989 [87]
Mick Martyn 300 North Melbourne/Kangaroos (287; 1988–2002)
Carlton (13; 2003)
18.75 1988–2003 [88]
Gavin Wanganeen 300 Essendon (127; 1991–1996)
Port Adelaide (173; 1997–2006)
18.75 1991–2006 [89]
Rohan Smith 300 Footscray/Western Bulldogs 20.00 1992–2006 [90]
Kane Cornes 300 Port Adelaide 20.00 2001–2015 [91]
Lance Franklin 300 Hawthorn (182; 2005–2013)
Sydney (118; 2014–present)
20.00 2005–present [92]

Table correct to the end of round 1, 2020.

Most games for each clubEdit

Club Player Games Years Ref.
Adelaide Andrew McLeod 340 1995–2010 [22]
Brisbane Bears Roger Merrett 164 1988–1996 [93]
Brisbane Lions Simon Black 322 1998–2013 [44]
Carlton Craig Bradley 375 1986–2002 [10]
Collingwood Tony Shaw 313 1977–1994 [55]
Essendon Dustin Fletcher 400 1993–2015 [6]
Fitzroy Kevin Murray 333 1955–1964, 1967–1974 [26]
Footscray/Western Bulldogs Brad Johnson 364 1994–2010 [13]
Fremantle Matthew Pavlich 353 2000–2016 [17]
Geelong Corey Enright 332 2001–2016 [30]
Gold Coast Jarrod Harbrow 175 2011–present [94]
Greater Western Sydney Callan Ward 157 2012–present [95]
Hawthorn Michael Tuck 426 1972–1991 [4]
Melbourne David Neitz 306 1993–2008 [71]
North Melbourne/Kangaroos Brent Harvey 432 1996–2016 [3]
Port Adelaide Kane Cornes 300 2001–2015 [91]
Richmond Kevin Bartlett 403 1965–1983 [5]
South Melbourne/Sydney Adam Goodes 372 1999–2015 [11]
St Kilda Robert Harvey 383 1988–2008 [7]
University Herbert Hurrey 111 1908–1913 [96]
West Coast Dean Cox 290 2001–2014 [97]

Table correct to the end of round 1, 2020.

Games record holderEdit

This is a list of players who have held the record for the most games played at VFL/AFL level, beginning with the first player to reach 100 games.[98]

Player Total to
break record
Record broken Career games Club(s) Career span
Charlie Pannam First player to reach 100 games;
milestone reached round 14, 1902
193 Collingwood (179; 1897–1907)
Richmond (14; 1908)
1897–1908
Fred Elliott 194 Grand final, 1910 209 Melbourne (12; 1899)
Carlton (197; 1900–1901, 1903–1911)
1899–1901, 1903–1911
Jock McHale 210 Round 10, 1914 261 Collingwood 1903–1920
Vic Thorp 262 Round 15, 1925 263 Richmond 1910–1925
Gordon Coventry 264 Round 11, 1935 306 Collingwood 1920–1937
Jack Dyer 307 Round 9, 1949 312 Richmond 1931–1949
Dick Reynolds 313 Round 14, 1950 320 Essendon 1933–1951
Ted Whitten 321 Round 5, 1970 321 Footscray 1951–1970
John Nicholls 322 Round 9, 1974 328 Carlton 1957–1974
Kevin Murray 329 Round 18, 1974 333 Fitzroy 1955–1964, 1967–1974
John Rantall 334 Round 7, 1980 336 South Melbourne (260; 1963–1972, 1976–1979)
North Melbourne (70; 1973–1975)
Fitzroy (6; 1980)
1963–1980
Kevin Bartlett 337 Qualifying final, 1980 403 Richmond 1965–1983
Michael Tuck 404 Round 22, 1990 426 Hawthorn 1972–1991
Brent Harvey 427 Round 19, 2016 432 North Melbourne/Kangaroos 1996–2016

See alsoEdit

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