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:
4. Round 21, 2006, Carlton v Collingwood, MCG
The traditional rivalry of Carlton and Collingwood seems to always provide fans with plenty of excitement and this game was no different.
Betts: “Heath Scotland just got knocked out by Alan Didak in the middle of the ground. I can run through the play if you want.”
After that incident, a young forward saw himself hemmed into the pocket in front of 57,000 fans with Tarkyn Lockyer and Simon Prestigiacomo licking their lips.
Prior to that, he smothered the ball from a Lockyer handball and gathered the ball along the boundary line.
What happens next is history.
This was the beginning of Eddie Betts.