We’re back for Round 12 of Zero Hanger’s weekly ‘five four useless stats’ series.

Every week Aaron Delaporte from Useless AFL Stats will take a look at the most useless statistics from the weekend just gone, the absurd, the ridiculous and the more useless the better.

As we head into the bye period with a few less games Round 12 still provided us with some more weird yet captivating and ultimately Useless Stats.


1. Salem - The Unbeatable Demon

Melbourne's Christian Salem has the longest unbeaten streak of any current AFL player with 13 winning games, from 2020 Round 17 to Round 12 2021. He missed the Demons loss against Adelaide a few weeks ago with injury.

The last time a Melbourne player won 13 or more games in a row was Brian Roet, who completed 17 consecutive winning games from 1964 Round 2 to 1968 Round 1. Amazingly he missed playing in 36 Melbourne losses in that period which included the entire 1966 and 67 seasons.

AFL Rd 4 - Melbourne v Geelong
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 11: Christian Salem of the Demons kicks during the round four AFL match between the Melbourne Demons and the Geelong Cats at Melbourne Cricket Ground on April 11, 2021 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

The longest Melbourne player win streak is Ralph Lane; 22 games from 1955 Round 1 to 1956 Round 13, whilst the AFL record is shared between Geelong’s Max Rooke and Cameron Ling at 27 consecutive wins, this occurred in a similar period across 2007 and 2008.