|Full name||Dustin Andrew Fletcher|
|Date of birth||7 May 1975|
|Original team||Western Jets (TAC Cup)|
|Draft||(F/S), 1992 National Draft|
|Height/Weight||198cm / 93kg|
|International team honours|
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 2014 season.
Dustin Andrew Fletcher (born 7 May 1975) is an Australian rules footballer, currently playing with the Essendon Football Club. Fletcher is known as one of the finest defenders in the history of the Australian Football League (AFL).
AFL career: 1993–present
He was recruited by Essendon in the 1992 AFL Draft, he played his first game for the Bombers against rivals Carlton in his senior year of high school, while attending Penleigh and Essendon Grammar School.
Fletcher was a member of Essendon's 1993 premiership team in his first AFL season, a team which is referred to as the "Baby Bombers". He also played in the club's 2000 premiership win, and won the club's best a fairest award, the Crichton Medal, that same year.
He now holds the outright Essendon games record, having overtaken the previous record of 378 games held by Simon Madden in Round 1, 2014. Playing his 384th career game in Round 7, 2014, he moved into third on the all-time AFL games list, overtaking Robert Harvey.
Dustin and his father, Ken, currently hold the record for the most VFL/AFL career games played by a father and son, with over 657 games between them.
Fletcher also holds the record of being the most watched AFL footballer of all time, with a cumulative attendance of 18,937,019 spectators at matches in which he has played from 1993 to present.
Fletcher played his 22nd season, having signed a one-year contract to play in 2014. On his 39th birthday, Fletcher did not rule out playing in his 2015 for his 23rd AFL season after a Best on Ground performance against the Western Bulldogs in Round 7, 2014.
Fletcher's execution of the torpedo punt was often used as a set-play clearing strategy by coach Kevin Sheedy. In a game in 2007, he kicked a torpedo punt goal from more than 70 meters. According to The Sunday Age, it was the fifth longest kick in the history of the VFL/AFL.
Fletcher served as the Australia international rules football team's goalkeeper for three series: the 2005 series, the 2006 series and the 2010 series. Along with Barry Hall, Fletcher was one of Australia's co-captains for the 2006 series.
- Statistics are correct as of the end of the 2014 season. 
|†||Season in which Fletcher played in a winning grand final team|
|Led the league for the season only|
|Led the league after finals only|
|Led the league after season and finals|
*10 games required to be eligible.
|Totals||Averages (per game)|
Honours and achievements
- Anderson, Jon (27 May 2010). "Pick 1: Fletcher or Scarlett?". Herald Sun.
- Spits, Scott (2 October 2014). "Dustin Fletcher to play in 2014". The Age. Retrieved 2 October 2013.
- Clough, Michael (24 April 2007). "AFL Round 4 Review". Ohmy News. Retrieved 11 August 2013.
- Sunday Age, sport section, back page, 22 April 2007.
- Dustin Fletcher's profile on the official website of the Essendon Football Club
- Dustin Fletcher's statistics from AFL Tables
|Essendon Best and Fairest winner