MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 27: Cale Hooker of the Bombers kicks a goal during the 2019 AFL round 15 match between the Essendon Bombers and the GWS Giants at Marvel Stadium on June 27, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Dylan Burns/AFL Photos via Getty Images)

We take a look at five of the best swingman over the last 20 years.

The definition of a swingman is a player who can shift between attack and defence during a contest or on a game-to-game basis, not just a utility that has played multiple positions throughout their career.

There were dozens to choose from, but here are our top five.

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5.
Tom McDonald

While he may not be in peak form this season, Demon Tom McDonald has more than proven himself at both ends of the ground. Coming through the ranks at Melbourne as a defender, the 26-year-old emerged as the key backman in the defensive fold, but took his game to a new level in attack in 2018.

McDonald’s forward presence was enormous, kicking 53 goals – almost doubling the amount he had kicked for the club prior to that season – as the Dees won their first finall in 13 years and advanced to a preliminary final. McDonald showed the Red and the Blue faithful that he was more than capable at either end of the ground.

MELBOURNE, VICTORIA – APRIL 29: Tom McDonald of the Demons celebrates a goal during the round 6 AFL match between the Essendon Bombers and Melbourne Demons at Etihad Stadium on April 29, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Dodge/AFL Media/Getty Images)
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