With a number of Brownlow Medals, All-Australians and premierships produced from the talents of Bendigo Pioneer graduates, a collective list of the junior state league side's best is one to behold.
With the greater Bendigo region having grown some of this century's best-ever midfielders, the Pioneers' greatest ever midfield ensemble stands as a stunning cohort that could compete with anyone.
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Across their 28-year history, we look at the best players to be products of the Pioneers and name their greatest ever side.
Premiership Hawks duo Brent Guerra and Rick Ladson both enjoyed the journey from Bendigo to Waverley in their venture of success, playing key roles in Hawthorn's 2008 grand final win.
Guerra added another flag to his career highlights, also featuring in the Hawks 2013 win over Sydney and ending his career with over 250 games across stints with the Power, Saints and Hawks.
Despite losing to Guerra in 2008, Geelong defender Josh Hunt was able to add two premierships of his own after first joining the Cats from the Pioneers.
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Former Blues swingman Andrew Walker also adds plenty of excitement to the alumni of Bendigo stars, having played over 200 games in the navy blue.
Overflowing with contested ball-magnets and Brownlow Medal winners, the Pioneers have produced some of this century's best midfielders.
The quartet of Selwood brothers in Joel, Troy, Scott and Adam all hail from Bendigo, with Geelong Captain Joel leading the charge in having claimed three premierships, six All-Australian selections and three Carji Greeves Medals.
Joining Selwood as a triple premiership player is Richmond superstar Dustin Martin. A three-time Norm Smith Medal winner, 'Dusty' has put together an unparalleled career that boasts a glorious trophy cabinet.
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Former St Kilda and North Melbourne star Nick Dal Santo also adds plenty of professionalism to the Pioneers alumni, with the three-time All-Australian a key figure in the Saints' strong run in the 2000s.
Premiership Eagle Michael Braun and former Kangaroo and Suns midfielder Daniel Harris also add to an impressive engine room from the region.
Morrish medallist and two-time All-Australian Nathan Brown is among the Bendigo stars to have enjoyed a fruitful career at AFL level.
Brown played 219 games across his time with the Bulldogs and Tigers, with injuries limiting his stellar career.
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Former Kangaroos and Hawks forward Nathan Thompson adds four leading goalkicker awards to the Pioneers' accolades list, claiming two at each club.
The 'best of the Bendigo Pioneers' side:
FB: Brent Guerra, Robbie Tarrant, Jarryn Geary
HB: Josh Hunt, Andrew Walker, Adam Selwood
C: Nick Dal Santo, Joel Selwood, Michael Braun
HF: Jake Stringer, Dean Solomon, Nathan Brown
FF: Ben McGlynn, Chris Tarrant, Corey Jones
FO: Nathan Thompson, Ollie Wines, Dustin Martin
INT: Daniel Harris, Scott Selwood, Colin Sylvia, Rick Ladson