Throughout the history of our great game, there have been so many incredible first nations players that it's almost impossible to rank them, so to make things easier, we're looking only at players from the AFL era.

Unfortunately, this rules out some heavy hitters, Sir Doug Nicholls being one, an incredible athlete who symbolised reconciliation and was knighted for his many exploits. The same goes for the great Syd Jackson, who won two flags with the Blues in the 70's.

Sadly, this also rules out Geelong legend Polly Farmer, who revolutionised the way Ruckman play today and also goes for the Krakouer brothers, Phil and Jim, who some say had a telepathic link that they used to dominate opposition teams and win games single-handedly.

Finally, Maurice Rioli also misses out, despite being one of the best players of his era and inspiring a generation of Indigenous players to make it to the AFL.

So with all this in mind, here's our top 10 players from the AFL era:

9. Chris Johnson

One of the smoothest movers on this list, Johnson was an integral part of the Brisbane Lions Three-peat, playing in all three premierships whilst also being selected in the Indigenous Team of the Century.

On top of that, he was a two-time All Australian and co-captain of the Lions in 2007.

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An unbelievably composed player coming out of defence, Johnson was best known for using his silky skills and creativity to set up devastating counter-attacks.