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Bob Murphy names the best footballer he’s ever seen


Former Western Bulldogs captain Bob Murphy has named Geelong great Gary Ablett Snr as the best footballer he has ever seen.

Nicknamed ‘God’, Ablett kicked a remarkable 1031 goals in 248 games for Hawthorn and the Cats between 1984-1997.

The forward is a four-time All-Australian, three-time Coleman Medallist and was named in the AFL's Team of the Century.

“When I was growing up … it was like he opened a portal to what was possible,” Murphy told SEN’s Bob and Andy.

“There are players who have been unbelievable but in an orthodox kind of way. Gary Ablett Senior changed what we thought was possible - there was nothing he couldn’t do.

“I’ve settled on Gary Ablett Snr.”

The 57-year-old also booted 43 goals in 11 State of Origin matches for Victoria and was named Geelong’s greatest player of all time in 2006.

Robert MURPHY Bob and Andy

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