GEELONG, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 28: Gary Ablett of the Cats is tackled by Hugh Greenwood of the Crows during the round 15 AFL match between the Geelong Cats and the Adelaide Crows at GMHBA Stadium on June 28, 2019 in Geelong, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Bombers great Matthew Lloyd has appeared on Sportsday Radio to deliver his verdict on the seven cleanest users of the ball in the AFL.

Speaking on Monday night’s edition of the broadcast hosted by Gerard Whateley and Dwayne Russell, Lloyd chose Geelong superstar Gary Ablett as his top ball-user in the game.

Not stopping there, however, he went on to claim the dynamic forward was the very best he’d ever seen play in terms of disposal usage.

“He’s cleaner than any player I’ve ever seen in my life,” Lloyd remarkably claimed.

“Number one, probably the cleanest the game has ever seen.”

Ablett became an all-time great through mercurial feats of both skill and strength through the midfield as well as in seemingly impossible positions around stoppages and on the boundary line, but was down on his usual slick efficiency with only 52% of his 19 disposals hitting the mark in the Cats’ win over Adelaide Friday night.

Ranked second in Lloyd’s list was Pies skipper Scott Pendlebury, who the three-time Coleman Medal winner added: “plays a bit of basketball on the football field.”

Pendlebury held his end up on a miserable night for the Pies in crashing to their lowest score in 24 years, picking up 23 of 32 effective disposals despite the heavy defeat to North Melbourne.

Bulldogs star Marcus Bontempelli was third, and Lloyd praised the inside midfielder for playing “a dry game” when “everyone else was playing a wet game” in the Dogs’ win over Port amidst dreary Adelaide weather.

Lloyd wasn’t alone in his assessment either.

Geelong’s Tim Kelly, Dockers forward Michael Walters, reigning Norm Smith Medallist Luke Shuey and Giant Lachie Whitfield were also selected in his top seven, omitting star GWS on-baller Josh Kelly to the surprise of presenters.