Former Essendon great Matthew Lloyd has unveiled his top five Collingwood players from the last 30 years.
Lloyd made his selections on Channel Nine’s Footy Classified, and fair to say it’s a star-studded list.
Dane Swan ranks fifth on Lloyd’s list – one of the most dominant midfielders of the modern era. Some of his achievements include a premiership, Brownlow Medal, three Copeland trophies and five All Australians.
Lloyd has listed Swan’s former teammate and current Pies skipper Scott Pendlebury third, who was the subject of a booing controversy after winning his third Anzac Day Medal last week. Pendlebury has also claimed a premiership, Norm Smith Medal and five All Australians and Copeland trophies over his career.
Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley sits second, while Lloyd believes the ‘Macedonian Marvel’ Peter Daicos is the greatest Magpie of the modern era.
Here is Lloyd’s top five Magpies of the last 30 years:
1. Peter Daicos
2. Nathan Buckley
3. Scott Pendlebury
4. Darren Millane
5. Dane Swan