Former Carlton and Brisbane star Brendan Fevola has revealed his biggest regret during his AFL career on I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here.
Fevola said his trade to the Lions at the end of the the 2009 season is his biggest regret during his career.
The now 35-year-old kicked 575 goals in 187 games with Carlton, before his much publicised move north after his controversial and drunken antics at the 2009 Brownlow Medal night.
He went on to play 17 games for the Lions in 2010 before being delisted due to off-field issues.
“They (Carlton) wouldn’t let me go to Collingwood,” Fevola said.
“Then I was going to go to St Kilda…but I had to take a pay cut and I said if Kosi’s (Justin Koschitzke) on more money than me there’s no chance I’m going there.”
Fevola revealed that Carlton had in fact tried to do a last minute backflip and keep the star full forward, but it was ultimately his decision to leave the Blues.
“Sticks (then Carlton president Stephen Kernahan) rang me on the Wednesday night and said mate, it’s all a bluff we’re not trading you, come back, once you kick the first goal, (against) Richmond, Thursday night, it will all be over, don’t worry about it, come back.
“I said mate, there’s no way I’m going back now after putting me up for trade.
“I said Brisbane’s offered me an awesome trade, start fresh, Alex is about to have a new baby…so they weren’t going to trade me, I actually left.
“That’s the only regret I have, leaving (Carlton).”
— TEN Sport (@tensporttv) March 2, 2016