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.

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 he to Arden Street to separate the the wheat from the Roos' chaff.



10. Glenn Archer (2000-2007)

1 x All-Australian (2002)
149 games, 13.6 disposals per game, 3.1 rebound 50s per game

Despite reaching his peak as a footballer in the 1990s', it should surprise few that the Shinboner of the 20th Century has earned a nod here too.

While never the most skilled footballer in blue and white bars, few wanted it more than Archer, who would throw himself carelessly at every loose ball he could find.

With his son Jackson now on the Roos' roster, the Archer legacy lives on at Arden Street.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 05: Glenn Archer of the Kangaroos in action during a Kangaroos training session held at Arden Street April 5, 2007 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)