On the eve of his 300th game, Eddie Betts has listed the top five goals of his career, as seen in The Age.
Betts has kicked 569 goals in his 299 games as one of the most skilled and dynamic players to ever grace an AFL field.
From when he debuted in 2005 against the Roos in round one to this current date, Betts has been able to get fans on their feet with his knack to kick impossible goals.
He was awarded with three goal-of-the-year honors (2006, 2015 and 2016) and probably could have received many more.
He has narrowed it down to a top five:
5. Round 13, 2014, Adelaide v North Melbourne
At number five, Betts was in his first year at Adelaide and made himself known very quickly.
Crumbing off a long kick down the line that landed just outside 50 near the boundary, Betts’ brilliant skills and knowledge to know where to be at what time meant he was first to the ball at speed.
He was then able to checkside the footy from 40 metres out on the boundary line with Aaron Mullet trying to prevent the impossible goal.
In Eddie fashion, it goes through and the Eddie Betts’ pocket was created.
Betts: “I hit the ball at pace in the pocket and to kick it like that, at full pace, and for it to go through was unbelievable. The Eddie Betts’ pocket? That is where it all stemmed from,” he told The Age.
Betts’ has provided fans with many highlights and the task to create a top five would’ve taken some time going through the archives.