With the 2023 AFL season about to get underway, a possible 35 players will be running out in new colours after a busy 2022 trade period.

Let's have a look at some of the big name recruits who will be looking for strong seasons at their new clubs this year...


1. Tom Mitchell

2018 Brownlow Medallist, Tom Mitchell, joins his third club in Collingwood this year and will be chasing the elusive premiership medal he couldn't quite get hold of at Sydney and Hawthorn.

A high-profile recruit, Mitchell joins a star-studded midfield with names like Pendlebury, De Goey, and Daicos.

Mitchell is a prolific ball winner, having set the record for most disposals in a VFL/AFL match in 2018 with 54 disposals.

In that same career-best year, Mitchell was awarded the Leigh Matthews Trophy, selected in the All-Australian team, and won Hawthorn's best and fairest.

Last season, there were only four occasions where Mitchell had under 25 disposals, averaging 28 disposals a game.

Mitchell also ranks above average for total clearances, which Collingwood currently lacks.