List of VFL/AFL players to have played 300 games
This is a list of players who have played 300 or more games in the Australian Football League (AFL), previously known as the Victorian Football League (VFL). This list includes only senior home-and-away matches and finals. It does not count representative games such as State of Origin or International Rules, nor does it include pre-season nor Night Series games. The AFL is the successor to the VFL, explaining the overwhelming representation of Victorian clubs. This list of players is often colloquially referred to as the 300 club.
AFL Life Membership
Individuals who have participated as a player, coach and/or umpire in 300 senior games in league-sanctioned games — including home-and-away, pre-season, state representative, and International rules games — are awarded life membership of the AFL.
List of players
Current to the end of the 2016 AFL Season
Games record holder
This is a list of players who have held the record for total number of games played in the VFL/AFL at senior level, from 1897 starting with the first player to reach 100 games.
|Player||Games||Club(s)||Career span||Record surpassed|
|Charlie Pannam||193|| Collingwood (179)
|(First VFL/AFL Player to reach 100 games)|
|Fred Elliott||209|| Melbourne (12)
|1910: Grand Final|
|Jock McHale||261||Collingwood||1903-1920||1914: Round 10|
|Vic Thorp||263||Richmond||1910-1925||1925: Round 15|
|Gordon Coventry||306||Collingwood||1920-1937||1935: Round 11|
|Jack Dyer||312||Richmond||1931-1949||1949: Round 9|
|Dick Reynolds||320||Essendon||1933-1951||1950: Round 14|
|Ted Whitten||321||Footscray||1951-1970||1970: Round 5|
|John Nicholls||328||Carlton||1957-1974||1974: Round 9|
|Kevin Murray||333||Fitzroy||1955-1964; 1967-1974||1974: Round 18|
|John Rantall||336|| South Melbourne (260)
North Melbourne (70)
| 1963-1972; 1976-1979
|1980: Round 7|
|Kevin Bartlett||403||Richmond||1965-1983||1980: Quarter Final|
|Michael Tuck||426||Hawthorn||1972-1991||1990: Round 22|
|Brent Harvey||432||North Melbourne||1996–present||2016: Round 19|
Current to Finals Week 1, 2016
Most time teammates
List of player pairs playing 300 or more games together
|Tyson Edwards & Andrew McLeod||307||Adelaide||1995–2010|
|Jude Bolton & Adam Goodes||301||Sydney||1999–2013|
- "All Time Records – 200 Games". AFL Tables. Retrieved 10 September 2012.
- Witham, Jennifer (29 January 2009). "AFL announces 10 life membership inductees". AFL.com.au. Australian Football League. Retrieved 15 October 2014.
- SEN Inside Football (Vol.46 No.26 / Issue 1529 / July 28 - August 3, 2016 / Page 3)