Playing career: Hawthorn 1950-59 (164 games, 29 goals). If Dustin Martin wins a 4th Norm Smith medal and premiership will he be regarded as the greatest player of all time? Four premierships include three consecutive flags from 2013 - a remarkable feat given the equalisation measures in the competition. Not many liked his coaching style but it was effective and he got the best out of his players. In 1940, Halloway took over at North Sydney for two seasons, with little success. From learning the basics of the competition to hearing from the experts, this is the one-stop shop that will take your game to the next level in 2023. He resumed coaching in 1930, this time with Easts and led them throughout all bar two years of the decade (1932 and 1939). Most Premiership wins played in by a player. Four flags in 27-straight years as Essendon's coach when the ex-plumber gained status as the craftiest coach in the business. Premierships: 6. Record: 217 wins, 133 losses, 2 draws. AFL Hall of Infamy A tough and disciplined coach. Coaching career: Richmond 1927-1932 (120 games, 87 wins, 31 losses, 2 draws), premiership 1932. Arthur Halloways phenomenal career as a player and coach spanned over 40 years. Both seem to be going ok. Coached some of the greats like Gordon Coventry and the Collier brothers and will go down in history as a legend. Pagans Paddock is famous. TAB says: The Panthers opened at $4 for the 2023 premiership market on grand final night last year and they were swiftly backed into $3.50 after claiming their second straight title. Five premierships in six years at Melbourne from 1955 confirmed his status as a legend of the game. Plenty left to do at Carlton, but over in the west he helped the Eagles overcome Victorian dominance, and then took an average Collingwood list to grand finals in 02, 03 (beaten by the greatest team of all time) before winning finally in 2010 on the back of an amazing game plan based around pressure and ruthlessness. Click HERE for MM Bolding's AFL Championship Game Stories, If you In 1975, Sticks took over the reins at Parramatta, who had finished 1974 with the wooden spoon. Took the cats back to back in 1951-52 (very rare thing to happen and even the great Cats cant do it at the moment (yet)). Grand Finals: 7. For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding. Gibson moved to Souths in 1978 and helped improve the ailing club, yet failed to reach the finals. Grand Finals: 16. The Storm remained in the finals campaign over the next three seasons before appearing in the 2016 decider. Hawthorn has a proud history, having won 13 VFL/AFL premierships since joining the VFL in 1925. Coaching career: Norwood 1957-1958, 1964- 1967; capt-coach Swan Districts 1961-1964, premierships 1961, 1962, 1963 (capt/coach); South Adelaide 1975-1982; Subiaco 1968-1972, 1984- 1989, premierships 1986, 1988; Sturt 1992-1994. He made a brief return at representative level in 1989 and 1990, coaching the City and NSW Origin sides, winning the 1990 series. Rayner then took on the onerous task of trying to help Parramatta become competitive a mission which proved too difficult, as the Eels claimed the wooden spoon in each of his three seasons at the club from 1958 to 1960. And, if you throw in Richmond General Manager of Football Neil Balmes AFL Grand Final-winning record for good measure, you can see just how well off the Tigers are when it comes to off-field premiership experience. Analysis, local footy and the biggest moments, Seven and 7plus are the home of footy shows for every fan. With the Bulldogs well in control against North Melbourne on the scoreboard, Jamarra Ugle-Hagan and Sam Darcy were creating their own highlights! He became the most successful coach of the 1990s, steering the Broncos to a pair of premierships in 1992/93, a Super League title in1997, and victory in the inaugural season of the unified NRL competition in 1998. Bellamys reign at Melbourne has been ultra-impressive. 1 with Essendon then 2 or 3 with the lions. Western Bulldogs young stars soar for a pair of epic pre-season marks, Stephen Coniglio crunched in a brutal hit that rocked the midfielder, WATCH: When Roos collide - some nasty friendly fire in lead up to North Melbourne goal, Tom Berry upended in what was compared to an awkward rugby league spear tackle, Beware Saints' new tagger, outrageous Errol, and a September smoky: Talking points from AAMI Community Series Day 2. He then became the inaugural coach of Cronulla when they entered the competition in 1967, but unfortunately, the Sharks struggled, collecting two wooden spoons in his three seasons there. Rodney Eade has coached the most AFL games (377) without winning a flag, and in late 2011 was football and coaching strategist at Collingwood. All finals: 27 wins, 22 losses, 2 draws. Playing career: Port Adelaide (SANFL) 1958-73 (264 games, 286 goals). After a relatively poor season in 1940 where Souths finished sixth, Lynch retired. First, how skilful the coach was in terms of tactics, being ahead of their time, speaking skills, managing egos, lifting players through sheer presence and coping under pressure. Jayden Short manages to get boot to ball and score a goal during the third quarter. Of the teams currently competing in the Australian Football League, only Fremantle, Gold Coast and Greater Western Sydney - three of the competition's four newest clubs - are yet to win a premiership. Placed a big emphasis on fitness. Ron Barassi Grand Finals: 5. Melbourne 1933-1941, 1945-1948, 1965 (254 games, 157 wins, 95 losses, 2 draws), premierships 1939, 1940, 1941, 1948. featured alongside some of Australias most prominent sports journalists. At the start of the season, from about 150 men's coaches, the only three Indigenous Australians were Xavier Clarke at Richmond, Roger Hayden at Fremantle and Chance Bateman at West Coast. Rayners side made the finals in 1956 and 57 but could not reach the decider on either occasion. He was a surprise inclusion in Australia's 1972 squad, making two minor appearances on the New Zealand tour. 3rd Test - India v Australia - 1-5 Mar, Indore, According to Official Guinness Records, The most Australian Football League Premierships titles won by an individual player is seven by Michael Tuck (Australia) playing for Hawthorn 1972-91. Playing career: Richmond 1967-1979. A great tactician, he used his gun forwards like Gary Ablett and Tony Modra to full effect, but also showed great skill with moves such as swinging Shane Ellen forward in the 1997 grand final, kicking five goals to win the game. He coached their state side the following year and returned to coaching the Test team. Join FREE and support Australia's favourite footy community. seven straight grand finals is phenomenal. Credited with introducing much of the modern-day coaching science and jargon. Syd Coventry, Dick Reynolds and Michael Tuck are the most successful captains, with four premierships each. The team continued to be contenders, but bowed out in the semis over the next two years. Basically,made three different teams to win flags in 84-84, 93 and then that amazing 2000 side. Record: 406 wins, 305 losses, 7 draws. Two clubs, Essendon and Carlton, have won the most VFL/AFL premierships with sixteen each. Past Coaches | All Coaches. Revolutionised the game in terms of what goes on during the week at clubs with feed back and analysis of the last game played. The Green Machine fell to eventual premiers the Bulldogs in the 1995 finals series and in 1996 they were beaten by St.George in the first week of the playoffs. Any of them Norm Smiths ? 1963 Chargers 51, Patriots 10, (1) Otto - Longest human tunnel travelled through by a skateboarding dog, Ashrita Furman - Most Guinness World Records titles held. For a full list of record titles, please use our Record Application Search. 1967 Raiders 40, Oilers 7, (1) NEW YORK JETS Sorry. Brisbane are the clear chart-toppers in this one, winning 68 per cent of their 25 finals. Supposedly, Oilers players chipped in to have a gold ring made for Lou 1960 Oilers 24, Los Angeles Chargers 16 (Game played January 1, 1961) List of VFL/AFL premiership captains and coaches, List of AFL Women's premiership captains and coaches, List of NSWRL/ARL/SL/NRL premiership captains and coaches, "No fudge: AFL insists Mick Malthouse celebration will be by the numbers",, This page was last edited on 4 October 2022, at 11:23. Showed how valuable picking up players from others clubs can be when building a side. Please choose a country from the list for relevant records: Coaching career: Subiaco 1975 (nine wins, 12 losses); Hawthorn 1977-1980 (57 wins, 37 losses), premiership 1978; Carlton 1981-1985 (79 wins, 40 losses, 1 draw), premierships 1981-82; Fitzroy 1986-88 (30 wins, 39 losses); Carlton 1991-2000 (140 wins, 94 losses, 1 draw), premiership: 1995; Carl Team of the Century (coach); All Australian coach 1995. As coach of Collingwood from 1912-1949, 713 games for 466 wins, including 59 finals, 17 grand finals and 8 premierships. Player honours: Richmond premierships 1920, 1921. this is the gold ring. All records listed on our website are current and up-to-date. The team improved moderately in the next two seasons before breaking through with a Grand Final appearance in 1949. He moved into assistant coaching duties and served a long apprenticeship under Bennett before picking up the head role at Melbourne after he was turned away by the Wests Tigers (who opted to sign his former mentor Tim Sheens). The Storm ultimately went down in a tough contest, but it was the start of a new era. Your digital subscription includes access to content from all our websites in your region. Melbourne led at every change and proved too strong for Richmond in Saturday's final tune-up before Round 1. All finals: 16 wins, 10 losses. Coached: 1912-1949 (Collingwood). Bennetts Brisbane side made the decider, but suffered a heartbreaking defeat at the hands of the Cowboys in extra time. No man has coached more AFL games or won more finals than the shrewd tactician. Coaching honours: premierships 1984, 1985, 1993, 2000; All Australian 1984, 1985, 1993, 2000; Jock McHale Medal 1984, 1985, 1993, 2000; Night Series Premierships 19. Forget his stint at St Kilda though, at Geelong in four losing grand finals, and then performing the hardest task in sport which is going back to back with the first ever interstate side to do so in the Crows, Blight must make this list. Premierships: 7. Games: 251 Goals: 9181, 1984, 1990, 1993, 1994, 2000; Victorian Coach 1985-1986; Australian Coach 2005-2006; Essendon Team of the Century. Player honours: Subiaco premierships 1912, 1913, 1915; East Perth premierships 1919, 1920, 1923; West Aust 910 games); South Aust (4 games). Mark Bickley (Adelaide) 4/8/1969 Inducted: 2009 Durability personified, led the first non-Victorian team to win the premiership (West Coast) and broke a 20-year drought at Collingwood. Gibsons dry, direct candour had an immediate effect, elevating the team off the bottom of the table and into the finals in both 1967 and 68. Died at a young age in a car accident, but left a lasting legacy as a coach of WA. Balme has been involved with seven premierships in the competition two as a player at Richmond, three as Geelongs head of football, and two in his current role with the Tigers. Five premierships in six years at Melbourne from 1955 confirmed his status as a legend of the game. Become a member to join in Australia's biggest sporting debate, submit articles, receive updates straight to your inbox and keep up with your favourite teams and authors. Speaking to AFL Media, Longmuir said he could've sold the bigger picture better to some players that ended up leaving. AFL Coaches Records & Statistics. Fierce and uncompromising, Parko was a nutcase but it worked and his sides at both Hawthorn and Carlton were amazing. Please choose a country from the list for relevant records: Your club's flags, Grand Finals and the Largest fleet to start the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race, Calendar of United States Holidays Year 2020, Calendar of United Kingdom Holidays Year 2020, Calendar of Panamanian Holidays Year 2020, United Nations International Days Calendar of 2020, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. GWS' troublemaker Braydon Preuss looks likely to continue his belligerent 2022 form, angering Gold Coast players early in the Giants final pre-season hitout against the Suns. Recognising the personalities of Carey and the North boys (they liked to party and have a drink) he didnt restrict them, rather ensured they had both business and pleasure. This is a list of captains and coaches of Australian Football League premiership teams. Perhaps a poor strike rate in grand finals as harsh as that is, the stats do not lie as they sometimes do. Was captain-coach of Norwood at 19-the youngest ever senior coach in Aus. Hafey took the Tigers to four flags in eight seasons from 1967 to 1974. Premierships: 3. Sheens then had an unhappy time as coach at the lowly Cowboys, getting axed halfway through his fourth season. Meg Greenland is the senior women's coach of defending premiers the Curra Swans, who have won back-to-back AFL Townsville premierships. Ricky Stuart has blasted the NRL and Rugby League Players' Association after his fullback Sebastian Kris was sent for a head injury assessment despite getting treatment on a leg complaint. In 1988, Sheens moved to the Canberra Raiders, a club fresh off a Grand Final appearance, and in 89, he helped them win their maiden title in an epic decider against favourites Balmain. Most Underated & Overated player from each team. So it stands to reason that their jersey design . Damien Hardwick has been an integral part of five AFL premierships - two as a player with both Essendon and Port Adelaide, one as an assistant to Alastair Clarkson at Hawthorn, and now two as the Tigers' head coach. He played Rugby Union initially, appearing in 7 Tests for the Wallabies in 1947-48 after having served in World War II. Four premierships include three consecutive flags from 2013 - a remarkable feat given the equalisation measures in the competition. Craig McRae also is a triple Brisbane premiership player, as well as a dual Richmond premiership development coach. Kearney is often credited with introducing the ruthless professionalism which contributed heavily to the Dragons dominance at the time. So it got me thinking, who are the best coaches in the history of the VFL/AFL? Kennedy's booming voice and simple approach saw him lead the Hawks to three flags . The medal was first awarded in 2001, and Jock McHale Medals were retrospectively awarded to all premiership winning coaches from 1950 onwards, which was the first season following McHale's retirement from coaching. Coached some of the greats like Gordon Coventry and the Collier brothers and will go down in history as a legend. Playing career: West Perth 1904 (1 game); Sturt 1909-10 (24 games); North Frem 1911 (13 games); Subiaco 1912-18 (80 games); East Perth (35 games). Dennis Pagan FA Cup QFs -- Champs League Rd of 16 -- Europa - Rd of 16 -- Europa Conf - Rd of 16. Justin Leppitsch also has five premierships to his credit three as a player for Brisbane and two as an assistant coach at Tigerland. THE VFL/AFL'S TOP FIVE COACHES OF ALL TIME (in alphabetical order) Senior football. Darcy Melksham has faced the most unique circumstances, watching his junior club go into recess and then joining the premiers. Fitness fanatic even still at the age of 81, With stints also at Collingwood, Geelong and Sydney, his best work was at Punt Rd. Val definitely shouldnt be in the conversation anyone can catch a ball run 10 meters and put it down, I agree he was least effective out of the 4 wingers in the final. Craig Bellamy was a solid and reliable utility player with Canberra from 1982 til 1992, in a career that saw him play under prominent coaches Don Furner, Wayne Bennett and Tim Sheens. Svarc, another 2021 premiership player at the Lions, has established herself as one of the League's toughest midfielders across her 43-game career. OAKLAND RAIDERS Modern day coaches I will say have it far tougher due to hotter competition and pressure. Probably the best at using the media to his advantage, and showed us how valuable indigenous players can be when treated and coached in the right way.

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