|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||198 cm / 93 kg|
|International team honours|
1 Playing statistics correct to end of Round 4, 2015 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 Essendon Football Club. After Round 1, 2015 Fletcher became the second oldest player to play AFL at 39 years and 333 days behind Vic Cumberland.
AFL career: 1993–present
Fletcher 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 and his father, Ken Fletcher, currently hold the record for the most VFL/AFL career games played by a father and son, with 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 holds the outright Essendon games record, having overtaken the previous record of 378 games held by Simon Madden in Round 1, 2014. Playing in his 384th career game in Round 7, 2014, he moved into third on the all-time AFL games list, overtaking Robert Harvey.
Fletcher is due to play a 23rd season, having signed a one-year contract to play in 2015, meaning he is poised to play 400 games and move into second on the all time games played list.
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 four series: the 2005 series, the 2006 series the 2010 series and the 2014 International Rules 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 Round 3, 2015 . 
|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