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 turn to Moorabbin to rank the Saints of the century.



10. Jack Sinclair (2015-present)

  • 2x All-Australian (2022, 2023)
  • 2x Best & Fairest (2022, 2023)
  • 165 games, 20.2 disposals per game, 53 goals

The final spot fell between Sinclair and current captain Jack Steele with the nod going to the former after back-to-back All-Australian campaigns.

Since emerging as a star of the competition, he has become a fan-favourite for the red, white & black and a ball-using machine out of defensive 50.

Jack Sinclair and Connor MacDonald during the AFL match between Hawthorn and St Kilda in Round 4, 2022 (Photo by Cameron Grimes / Zero Digital Media)

He is the most reliable player with ball in hand on St Kilda's list and will hopefully continue his run of elite form in 2024.