Few AFL milestones come bigger than the 300 games only 80 players in the history of the game have achieved this almighty milestone and there is arguably no bigger name to do so in recent history than Garry Ablett junior who will reach the 300 games this weekend with a home game against North Melbourne.
Ablett has had an outstanding career first at Geelong were he played 192 games and kicked 262 goals. Then at the Gold Coast Suns where he has played 107 games.
In his time at the Cats his list of achievements was nothing short of exceptional.
Ablett drafted with pick 40 under the father/son rule in the 2001 national draft, started his career with a fair burden to carry he was the “Son of God” himself and so much was expected of him.
Like most young players it took him a couple years to really find his feet but the signs were there that he would be something very special.
Ablett’s lost of achievements include
– 2007 and 2009 premierships with Geelong
– 2009 and 2013 Brownlow Medal winner
– Five time AFL players association MVP
– Eight time all Australian team
– Two time Geelong Best and Fairest
– Three time Gold Coast Best and Fairest
– Two time Gold Coast leading goal kicker
– Gold Coast captain from 2009-2016
Through every thing Ablett has done he has handled himself like a true professional and a humble human being. A player that is respected across all the football community. As heads into the twilight of his career his is still one of the best players on the league and is a joy to watch. Here is hoping there are still plenty more games left for the greatest of the current era!