Lance 'Buddy' Franklin is set to become just the sixth man in AFL/VFL history to kick 1000 career goals and etch his name amongst the greats of the game.

One of the best players to grace the AFL, Franklin is just four goals away from becoming the first man in over 20 years to reach the incredible milestone.

Franklin's impact on the game will most likely never be seen again, as he is also the most recent player to kick 100 goals in an AFL season.

Spanning over 17 years, we look back at the mercurial forward's top 10 goals from his decorated career with Hawthorn and Sydney.

While Franklin has kicked many unbelievable goals throughout his career, this list considers the impact of the goals on top of the freakish talent he possesses.


10. Buddy goes bang against the Hawks (Round 9, 2016)

The Swans travelled to the 'G in Round 9 to play Hawthorn in a tense clash as both sides aimed to keep their place in the Top 8.

With 13 minutes left on the clock and the Swans leading by nine points, Hawks ruckman Jonathon Ceglar turned the ball over and the Swans launched a swift counterattack. Swans ruckman Callum Sinclair marked the ball 80 metres out from goal and quickly gave the ball off to Franklin.

In typical Buddy fashion, Franklin swivelled, took a few steps before launching a long bomb from 70 metres that bounced through, giving the Swans a 15-point lead and sending Swan fans into raptures.

Franklin's goal against his former team was one of three as the Swans went on to win by 14 points.

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