Throughout the final years of the 1990s, AFL clubs across the land looked backward rather than forward, with selectors, historians and superstars converging to name their Teams of the 20th Century.

However, for the league's young expansion clubs, the chance to sit down and select their finest sides has not yet arisen.

So, as we near the quarter-time mark of the 21st century, what better time to run the rule on which players are likely to feature when the selectors of tomorrow get together in several decades' time?

While every club has an array of deadset legends that can be called on, we here at Zero Hanger have employed the following rules of selection:

  • Only statistics recorded and achievements accrued since the start of the 2000 AFL season will be acknowledged.
  • All statistics and awards must have been accrued while playing for the club in question.
  • Any player selected must have played at least 100 senior games for their respective club since the start of the 2000 AFL season.

Next up, we head to Carrara to run the rule of the best Gold Coast Suns to have shone since inception.



9. Aaron Hall (2012-2018) 

103 games, 19.3 disposals per game

While injuries and form woes would hurt Hall during his early days as a Sun, by his latter on the Gold Coast, the Tasmanian had hit his straps, averaging 26.7 touches during the 2016 and 2017 seasons.

Still, like many of his former teammates, Hall would only find his true peak after departing Carrara, with North Melbourne reaping the rewards.

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 12: Aaron Hall of the Suns runs the ball during the round eight AFL match between the Gold Coast Suns and the Melbourne Demons at The Gabba on May 12, 2018 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)