GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 16: Gary Ablett of the Suns runs the ball during the round 12 AFL match between the Gold Coast Suns and the North Melbourne Kangaroos at Metricon Stadium on June 16, 2012 in Gold Coast, Australia. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

Champion Data have revealed the players they classify as ‘elite’ from every club in the AFL.

Reigning premiers Hawthorn top the list with eight elite players, while Western Australian side West Coast and Fremantle round out the top three.

Hawthorn – 8

Shaun Burgoyne, Sam Mitchell, Jarryd Roughead, Grant Birchall, Josh Gibson, Cyril Rioli, Luke Breust, Jack Gunston

West Coast – 6

Matt Priddis, Shannon Hurn, Mark LeCras, Nic Naitanui, Luke Shuey, Jeremy McGovern

Fremantle – 5

Aaron Sandilands, David Mundy, Nat Fyfe, Harley Bennell, Michael Walters

Richmond – 4

Brett Deledio, Jack Riewoldt, Shane Edwards, Alex Rance

Western Bulldogs – 4

Robert Murphy, Easton Wood, Marcus Bontempelli, Matthew Boyd

Adelaide – 3

Eddie Betts, Rory Sloane, Brodie Smith

Geelong – 3

Joel Selwood, Harry Taylor, Patrick Dangerfield

Brisbane Lions – 2

Daniel Rich, Dayne Zorko

Port Adelaide – 2

Robbie Gray, Chad Wingard

GWS – 2

Heath Shaw, Dylan Shiel

North Melbourne – 2

Brent Harvey, Todd Goldstein

Sydney – 2

Lance Franklin, Josh Kennedy

Collingwood – 1

Scott Pendlebury

Gold Coast – 1

Gary Ablett

Melbourne, Essendon*, St Kilda, Carlton 0

*Cale Hooker and Michael Hurley from Essendon are both considered β€˜elite’ to Champion Data. However, both players are suspended for the 2016 season due to the Bombers’ supplements saga.


    • My thoughts exactly.

      How Rooey isn’t considered an elite player I will never know. The guys running ability is bloody legendary and his influence is just as high as any other star in the game.

  1. Hodgey, aka Mister September, still has some work to do if he wants to become Elite haha. Apparently 2 Normies not enough, not to mention plethora of other awards and highlights Ben Tilley Michael Tilley Nathan Rosair

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