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 Alberton to assess which Port players stand above the pack.


9. Justin Westhoff (2007-2020)

1 x best and fairest (2018)
280 games, 313 goals, 1.1 goals per game

While never the leading man inside Port's forward 50, Westhoff gave the Power great service across his 14-year career in teal, acting as second in charge to the likes of Warren Tredrea, Jay Schultz and Charlie Dixon.

Also able to chop out in the ruck, the South Australian proved to have several strings to his bow, allowing him to rack up the third-most games in the club's AFL history.

PERTH, WESTERN AUSTRALIA - JULY 09: Justin Westhoff of the Power celebrates after scoring a goal during the round 16 AFL match between the West Coast Eagles and the Port Adelaide Power at Domain Stadium on July 9, 2017 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Will Russell/AFL Media/Getty Images)