Terry Wallace has seen his fair share of players come through Australian rules football over the last 40 years.
He played in three premierships in a golden era for Hawthorn and spent 13 years as a senior coach.
He’s since become one of the best analysts in the game and is a key part of the 1116 SEN commentary team.
After 40 years in the game, Wallace has named the two players he believes stood above the rest. The two best footballers he has ever seen.
“I’ve got two that have stood out in the 40 years for me and Leigh Matthews was one of them,” Wallace told SEN Evenings.
“He kicked 900 goals and most of that time he played on-ball.
“I remember it was last year, we went to the MCG and it was for a Monday game, but someone asked Leigh a question, did you play on Easter Monday?
“He said I think only once, and we went back and had a look at the record and he had 40 touches and kicked 11 goals. That’s just crazy stuff.
“So Leigh and Wayne Carey.
“Matthews and Carey to me drove their sides to premierships and absolute success”
The two legends combined for 604 games, 1642 goals, six VFL/AFL premierships and 11 leading goal kicker awards.
Interestingly, Matthews won the 1975 Coleman Medal, while Carey never led the competition in goal kicking.
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