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Who is the best ever player at your club?


Australian Football Hall of Famer Terry Wallace has named the best ever player at each AFL club.

The Hawthorn great and former Western Bulldogs and Richmond coach picked out the one who he believes stands above the rest at the 18 current clubs.

Check out Wallace's selections below:

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Andrew McLeod

“It came down to Mark Ricciuto or McLeod, and then you’ve got Darren Jarman as well.

“I thought Andrew McLeod’s performances in big games just separated him from the rest of the pack.”

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Michael Voss

“Obviously you’ve got Simon Black and Jason Akermanis and star-studded players right through, but I still went for ‘Vossy’.

“I just thought his dynamics and strength rose above. He gets the nod there.

“From a Fitzroy perspective I loved watching Bernie Quinlan.”

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John Nicholls

“It was between Alex Jesaulenko and John Nicholls.

“I gave the nod to Nicholls with his ability to lead his team.

“He was such a powerful player. He put the fear of God into the opposition.”

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Scott Pendlebury

“Bob Rose was somebody that came to mind. Certainly Peter Daicos was a superstar, obviously ‘Bucks’ (Nathan Buckley) as well but I ended up going Pendlebury there.”

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Dick Reynolds

“I found Essendon difficult because their two stars seem to be in the past and that was John Coleman and Dick Reynolds.

“James Hird was certainly in the mix. Of the modern day players, to me, he is number one.

“I ended up going Dick Reynolds over and above everyone else that’s played there.”

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Matthew Pavlich

“Nat Fyfe is coming at him but Pavlich lands on top.

“His leadership was outstanding and he could play multiple positions to great effect. Has the runs on the board.”

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Gary Ablett Senior

“In many ways Polly Farmer changed the way the game was played and there’s not too many people can say that in their careers. He’s obviously in the conversation.

“But Gary Ablett Senior is as exciting a player as I’ve ever seen.”

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Gary Ablett Junior

“Stands head and shoulders above anyone else at the Suns.

“Four best and fairest awards and a Brownlow while at the club.

“Top quality player.”

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Callan Ward

“Went to the Giants as a youngster and quickly set the agenda for the new club.

“Has been colossal in midfield. His leadership, along with Phil Davis, has formed the culture at GWS.”

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Leigh Matthews

“Comfortably sitting in the number one spot.

“'Hodgey' (Luke Hodge) with what he’s done in finals would have his name up there. Jason Dunstall, Dermott Brereton I played a lot with.

“But Leigh Matthews has to be number one.”

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Ron Barassi

“I had Barassi and Robbie Flower.

“I just think that everything Barassi was created a powerful and successful era for the Melbourne Football Club.”

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Wayne Carey

“Comfortably Wayne Carey. He is 100% the number one for the Kangaroos.”

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Warren Tredrea

“Great leader, quality key forward.

“Captained the premiership side, leading goal kicker eight times and four best and fairests.

“Gavin Wanganeen would be one right up there that you’d debate in that position.”

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Royce Hart

“Richmond was one of the harder clubs to select.

“Kevin Bartlett has every right to be in the conversation when you look at his record.

“Dustin Martin is coming at a hundred miles an hour but I still went for Royce Hart with the 'pure' factor of the way he played his football.”

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Tony Lockett

“Ian Stewart was a superstar, Darrel Baldock in the same breath, an absolute gun.

“In more recent times Nick Riewoldt and Robert Harvey but I ended up going Tony Lockett.

“His impact at St Kilda was massive.”

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Bob Skilton

“Tony Lockett is in calculations at a second club. I had him down as one potential.

“Buddy Franklin has to be in the mix.

“I ended up with Bobby Skilton. You talk about somebody who embodies everything a football club is, I think Bob Skilton embodies everything that the Swans are and South Melbourne were.”

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Chris Judd

“It’s a tough team. You’ve got Peter Matera, Ben Cousins, Glen Jakovich, even Dean Cox.

“I went Chris Judd. At his best was the best player I’ve seen for the Eagles.”

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Ted Whitten

“I can’t go past the late EJ Whitten. His ability to play so many positions.

“They’ve had some other great players but Whitten gets the nod.”

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