Posted: 28 October, 2016 by Triple M Footy

Players Who Returned To Their Original Club

Gary Ablett wouldn't have been the first if he was traded back to Geelong

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As you can clearly see from this long list, if Gary Ablett had his wish granted and he returned to Geelong, he wouldn't have been the first player to end up at his original club.

 

Players Who Returned To Their Original Club

John Rantall (1963-80. 336 games, 10 goals)

SM 1963-72, NM 1973-75, SM 1976-79 (Fitz 1980)

 

David Cloke (1974-91. 333 games, 323 goals)

Rich 1974-82, Coll 1983-89, Rich 1990-91

 

Paul Salmon (1983-2000, 2002. 324 games, 561 goals)

Ess 1983-95, Haw 1996-2000, Ess 2002

 

Peter Bell (1995-2008. 286 games, 250 goals)

Fre 1995, NM 1996-2000, Fre 2001-08

 

Carl Ditterich (1963-80. 285 games, 199 goals)

StK 1963-72, Melb 1973-75, StK 1976-78, (Melb 1979-80)

 

Chris Tarrant (1998-2012. 268 games, 367 goals)

Coll 1998-2006, Fre 2007-10, Coll 2011-12

 

Des Tuddenham (1962-77. 251 games, 317 goals)

Coll 1962-71, Ess 1972-75, Coll 1976-77

 

Billy Picken (1974-86. 240 games, 46 goals)

Coll 1974-83, Syd 1984-85, Coll 1986

 

Corey McKernan (1993-2004. 237 games, 310 goals)

NM 1993-2001, Carl 2002-03, NM 2004

 

Warwick Irwin (1970-1981, 1983. 229 games, 244 goals)

Fitz 1970-80, Coll 1981, Fitz 1983

 

Adam McPhee (2001-2012. 223 games, 112 goals)

Fre 2001-02, Ess 2003-09, Fre 2010-12

 

Trent Croad (1998-2008. 222 games, 189 goals)

Haw 1998-2001, Fre 2002-03, Haw 2004-08

 

Wels Eicke (1909-15, 1918-26. 218 games, 61 goals)

StK 1909-15, 1918-24, NM 1925-26, StK 1926

 

Ken Newland (1965-78. 216 games, 255 goals)

Geel 1965-75, Foot 1976, Geel 1977-78

 

Peter 'Crackers' Keenan (1970-82. 213 games, 123 goals)

Melb 1970-75, NM 1976-78, Ess 1979-80, Melb 1981-82

 

Josh Carr (2000-10. 207 games, 109 goals)

PA 2000-04, Fre 2005-08, PA 2009-10

 

Dick Taylor (1922-1935. 204 games, 125 goals)

Melb 1922-31, NM 1932-34, Melb 1935

 

Brett Montgomery (1997-2007. 204 games, 119 goals)

WB 1997-99, PA 2000-05, WB 2006-07

 

John Barnes (1987-2001. 202 games, 90 goals)

Ess 1987-91, Geel 1992-99, Ess 2000-01

 

George Bennett (1930-1944. 200 games, 23 goals)

Haw 1930-33, Foot 1934-40, Haw 1942-44

 

Neville Fields (1969-82. 200 games, 193 goals)

Ess 1969-77, SM 1978-81, Ess 1981-82

 

Heath Black (1997-2008. 192 games, 80 goals)

Fre 1997-01, StK 2002-04, Fre 2005-08

 

Graeme Landy (1975-88. 174 games, 69 goals)

Geel 1975-79, Rich 1979-86, Geel 1987-88

 

Jayson Daniels (1988-98. 173 games, 30 goals)

StK 1988-92, Syd 1993-95, StK 1996-98

 

Chris Heffernan (1997-2007. 170 games, 56 goals)

Ess 1997-2002, Melb 2003-05, Ess 2006-07

 

Aaron Lord (1994-2003. 150 games, 185 goals)

Geel 1994-96, Haw 1997-2001, Geel 2002-03

 

Warwick Capper (1983-91. 124 games, 388 goals)

Syd 1983-87, BB 1988-90, Syd 1991

 

Trent Nicholls (1988-98. 112 games, 107 goals)

Rich 1988-91, WC 1992, NM 1994-96, Rich 1997-98

 

Brad Wira (1995-2001. 96 games, 18 goals)

Fre 1995, WB 1996-98, Fre 1999-2001

 

Mark Orchard (1995-2000. 86 games, 15 goals)

Coll 1995-96, Syd 1997-98, Coll 1999-2000

 

Ian McMullin (1984-93. 49 games, 55 goals)

Coll 1984-87, Ess 1990-92, Coll 1992-93

 

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