|Full name||Dustin Andrew Fletcher|
|Date of birth||7 May 1975|
|Original team(s)||Western Jets (TAC Cup)|
|Draft||(F/S), 1992 National Draft|
|Height/Weight||198 cm / 92 kg|
|International team honours|
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 2015 season.
Dustin Andrew Fletcher (born 7 May 1975) is a former Australian rules footballer who played for the Essendon Football Club in the Australian Football League. He is widely acknowledged as one of the finest defenders in the league's history. He is also notable for his extreme career longevity, having played 400 games over 23 seasons.
Fletcher was recruited by the Essendon Football Club in the 1992 National Draft. He played his first senior game for the Bombers against Carlton in his senior year of high school at Penleigh and Essendon Grammar School.
With his father, Ken, Fletcher currently hold the record for the most VFL/AFL career games played by a father and son, with 664 games between them.
Playing in his 384th career game in Round 7, 2014, he moved into third on the all-time VFL/AFL games list, overtaking Robert Harvey.
Fletcher played his 400th game in Round 9, 2015, against Richmond, becoming the third player in VFL/AFL history to reach the milestone, after Michael Tuck and Kevin Bartlett. It would end up being his final game, as he was unable to recover from a groin injury sustained during the match.
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 metres. According to The Sunday Age, it was the fifth longest kick in the history of the VFL/AFL.
International rules series
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 series. Along with Barry Hall, Fletcher was one of Australia's co-captains for the 2006 series. He is regarded as Australia's greatest keeper throughout the series. He is likely to retire from football with a final International rules match, at the 2015 series in Ireland.
- Statistics are correct to the end of the 2015 season. 
|Totals||Averages (per game)|
Honours and achievements
- Anderson, Jon (27 May 2010). "Pick 1: Fletcher or Scarlett?". Herald Sun.
- Baum, Greg (21 March 2014). "Essendon ignores drama to notch memorable win". The Age. Retrieved 4 August 2015.
- Anderson, Jon (6 May 2015). "Essendon’s Dustin Fletcher is the second-oldest player to play the game as Michael Tuck lauds his longevity". The Age. Retrieved 4 August 2015.
- "Dustin Fletcher: Facts and figures of 400 games". Herald Sun. 29 May 2015.
- Clough, Michael (24 April 2007). "AFL Round 4 Review". Ohmy News. Retrieved 11 August 2013.
- Dustin Fletcher set for Irish farewell tour after fitness test
- Dustin Fletcher's profile on the official website of the Essendon Football Club
- Dustin Fletcher's statistics from AFL Tables
|Essendon Best & Fairest Award winner