928 goals and counting: Buddy passes through Lloyd


SYDNEY Leader Lance Franklin passed by champion Essendon Matthew Lloyd and seventh in the all-time VFL / AFL list of goalkeepers.

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Franklin left on third night and 927 of his career in the middle of his third term against Richmond at Marvel Stadium, beating Lloyd's bid of 926 goals. He finished with four for the night in the loss of 22 Swans points, making 928 for his career to date.

The Sydney superstar kicked 580 of his goals in the Hawks, before his much-publicized move to the Swans in late 2013.

Jack Titus, Richmond's legendary striker (970 goals), is next on Franklin's radar, while Gary Ablett snr (1031) and Doug Wade (1057) may be within reach if he can maintain his form in the coming seasons.

Matthew Lloyd, Essendon champion, kicked the ball in 2008. Photo: AFL Photos

Franklin is hired for three more seasons after this year, until the end of 2022, after signing a $ 10 million contract for nine years to join the Swans.

St Kilda and Sydney, striker Tony Lockett (1360), were the ones who kicked the VFL / AFL history with Gordon Coventry (1299) and Jason Dunstall (1254) completing the top three.


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