List of Australian Football League players born outside Australia

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This is a list of players who have played at least one senior game in the Australian Football League (AFL), previously known as the Victorian Football League (VFL), who were born outside Australia.

List[edit]

Current AFL-listed players in bold.[1][2]

Name Country of birth Club(s) First Last Games Goals
Alexander, ColinColin Alexander United Kingdom Brisbane Bears, Collingwood 1989 1993 29 30
Aliir, AliirAliir Aliir Kenya Sydney 2016 3 0
Anderson, RamsayRamsay Anderson United Kingdom Essendon, University 1910 1912 31 0
Astruc, IvanIvan Astruc Mauritius Fitzroy 1897 1897 6 1
Baggott, JackJack Baggott South Africa Essendon, Richmond 1927 1937 138 140
Barlow, AlexAlex Barlow United Kingdom Carlton 1901 1903 14 0[3]
Bartlett, AlfAlf Bartlett United Kingdom Fitzroy 1901 1907 80 5
Bayliss, MarkMark Bayliss United Kingdom Collingwood 1989 1989 4 6
Begley, ColmColm Begley Ireland Brisbane Lions, St Kilda 2006 2009 30 7
Bell, PeterPeter Bell South Korea Fremantle, North Melbourne 1995 2008 286 250[4]
Bennett, PeterPeter Bennett New Zealand Essendon, Hawthorn 1976 1981 80 27
Bevilacqua, PeterPeter Bevilacqua Italy Carlton 1953 1953 1 0[3]
Bignell, BernieBernie Bignell United Kingdom Carlton 1940 1945 6 [3]
Bingham, LawrenceLawrence Bingham United Kingdom Hawthorn, St Kilda 1989 1993 25 0
Blackwell, WayneWayne Blackwell United Kingdom Carlton 1984 1990 110 80[3]
Bowyer, PercyPercy Bowyer United Kingdom Collingwood 1928 1938 154 33
Brewis, TedTed Brewis United Kingdom Carlton 1925 1928 60 12[3]
Bromberg, MordecaiMordecai Bromberg Israel St Kilda 1978 1981 34 11
Burton, ChrisChris Burton United Kingdom Footscray, Richmond 1980 1988 117 35
Campbell, AdamAdam Campbell New Zealand Fremantle 2006 2009 13 13
Carlile, AlipateAlipate Carlile Fiji Port Adelaide 2006 89 4
Chol, MabiorMabior Chol Sudan Richmond 2016 1 0
Clarke, MartinMartin Clarke United Kingdom Collingwood 2007 2013 72 19
Colledge, BrantBrant Colledge France West Coast 2014 3 0
Cook, SudjaiSudjai Cook Thailand Adelaide 1998 1998 7 2
Corr, AidanAidan Corr United Kingdom Greater Western Sydney 2013 14
Cox, MasonMason Cox United States Collingwood 2016 1 1
Croad, TrentTrent Croad New Zealand Fremantle, Hawthorn 1998 2008 222 189
Cupido, DamianDamian Cupido South Africa Brisbane Lions, Essendon 2000 2005 53 66
Dargie, IanIan Dargie United Kingdom St Kilda, West Coast 1989 1991 11 1
Davie, HarryHarry Davie United Kingdom Carlton, Melbourne 1924 1928 58 186[3]
Davies, JimJim Davies United Kingdom Carlton 1949 1950 16 1[3]
Daw, MajakMajak Daw Sudan North Melbourne 2013 8 12
Dickie, DonaldDonald Dickie New Zealand Port Adelaide 1997 2000 55 19
Earley, PaulPaul Earley Ireland Melbourne 1984 1984 1 1
Eason, BillBill Eason United Kingdom Geelong 1902 1915 220 187
Edmond, BobBob Edmond United Kingdom Carlton 1967 1968 10 0[3]
Edmond, JimJim Edmond United Kingdom Footscray, Sydney, Brisbane Bears 1977 1988 188 287
Edwards, AaronAaron Edwards Samoa North Melbourne, West Coast 2005 2011 73 107
Fairweather, FredFred Fairweather United Kingdom North Melbourne 1944 1946 54 14
Frei, HarryHarry Frei Germany Footscray 1973 1973 6 0
Frost, JackJack Frost United Kingdom Carlton 1897 1897 4 0[3]
Goodwin, AndyAndy Goodwin United Kingdom Melbourne, Richmond 1987 1993 73 9
Hanley, PearcePearce Hanley Ireland Brisbane Lions 2008 47 12
Hanna, MilMil Hanna Lebanon Carlton 1986 1997 190 83[3]
Harding, PaulPaul Harding United Kingdom Hawthorn, St Kilda, West Coast 1987 1994 116 14
Hastings, GeorgeGeorge Hastings United Kingdom Essendon 1897 1904 107 25
Haughton, HarryHarry Haughton New Zealand Carlton 1912 1919 113 49[3]
Holmes, JasonJason Holmes United States St Kilda 2015 2 0
Hunt, KarmichaelKarmichael Hunt New Zealand Gold Coast 2011 2012 15 1
Ishchenko, AlexAlex Ishchenko Ukraine Brisbane Bears, North Melbourne, West Coast 1987 1995 142 37
Jaworskyj, BohdanBohdan Jaworskyj Germany Hawthorn 1973 1975 67 3
Jeanneret, HenriHenri Jeanneret Switzerland Melbourne, South Melbourne 1898 1904 113 49
Jesaulenko, AlexAlex Jesaulenko Austria Carlton, St Kilda 1967 1981 279 444[3]
Johannisen, JasonJason Johannisen South Africa Western Bulldogs 2012 16
Jones, WarrenWarren Jones New Zealand Carlton, St Kilda 1978 1988 123 36[3]
Kennelly, TadhgTadhg Kennelly Ireland Sydney 2001 2011 197 30
Klomp, RobbertRobbert Klomp The Netherlands Carlton, Footscray 1979 1984 93 20[3]
Lawrence, StephenStephen Lawrence South Africa Hawthorn 1988 1998 146 30
Lazarus, BarneyBarney Lazarus United Kingdom Carlton 1902 1902 7 0[3]
Leather, ThomasThomas Leather United Kingdom North Melbourne 1932 1933 16 11
Leonard, JohnnyJohnny Leonard United Kingdom South Melbourne 1932 1932 12 17
Lumumba, HeritierHeritier Lumumba Brazil Collingwood, Melbourne 2005 2016 178 25
MacKenzie, AubreyAubrey MacKenzie South Africa Melbourne, St Kilda 1914 1924 12 17
Magee, StuartStuart Magee Ireland Footscray, South Melbourne 1962 1975 216 149
Mann, FredFred Mann United Kingdom Essendon 1901 1903 27 1
Maple, FrankFrank Maple United Kingdom Hawthorn 1926 1926 2 1
Massie, KrisKris Massie Sweden Adelaide, Carlton 1998 2008 131 23[3]
McAlister, DanielDaniel McAlister New Zealand Essendon 1997 2002 6 0
McCarthy, JohnJohn McCarthy United Kingdom Fitzroy, North Melbourne 1986 1996 163 178
McDonnell, MartyMarty McDonnell New Zealand Footscray 1939 1950 92 2
McGrath, AndrewAndrew McGrath Canada Essendon 2017 1 0
McKeever, NiallNiall McKeever Ireland Brisbane Lions 2011 2012 17 1
McKenna, ConorConor McKenna Ireland Essendon 2015 1 1
McNeil, TomTom McNeil United Kingdom St Kilda 1951 1952 8 0
McNicholl, DermotDermot McNicholl United Kingdom St Kilda 1990 1990 3 0
McPetrie, HenryHenry McPetrie United Kingdom Carlton 1897 1897 5 2[3]
Michael, MalMal Michael Papua New Guinea Brisbane Lions, Collingwood, Essendon 1997 2008 238 33
Moore, CharlieCharlie Moore Fiji Essendon 1897 1899 30 34
Moran, BradBrad Moran United Kingdom Adelaide, North Melbourne 2006 2011 21 8
Muller, IanIan Muller South Africa Carlton, St Kilda 1984 1991 27 2[3]
Mulvihill, BrianBrian Mulvihill United Kingdom North Melbourne 1971 1972 24 25
Mynott, BrianBrian Mynott United Kingdom St Kilda 1964 1975 210 75
Nixon, RichardRichard Nixon United Kingdom Richmond 1987 1990 37 3
O'Halloran, ThomasThomas O'Halloran New Zealand Richmond 1925 1934 142 120
O'Reilly, JamieJamie O'Reilly United Kingdom Richmond 2010 2011 4 0
Pearce, DanielDaniel Pearce New Zealand Western Bulldogs 2012 2015 5 0
Perkins, BillBill Perkins United Kingdom Richmond 1940 1949 148 0
Perovic, ValVal Perovic Croatia Carlton, St Kilda 1973 1985 174 13[3]
Perrie, IanIan Perrie Zimbabwe Adelaide 1998 2007 115 133
Pringle, FredFred Pringle India Carlton 1923 1924 22 7[3]
Pyke, DonDon Pyke United States West Coast 1989 1996 132 97
Pyke, MikeMike Pyke Canada Sydney 2009 2015 110 48
Quinn, MichaelMichael Quinn Ireland Essendon 2009 2011 8 2
Renouf, BrentBrent Renouf New Zealand Hawthorn 2008 2011 52 9
Robertson, RalphRalph Robertson United Kingdom St Kilda 1898 1900 14 1
Rodan, DavidDavid Rodan Fiji Port Adelaide, Richmond, Melbourne 2002 2011 166 127
Romero, JoseJose Romero Chile Footscray/Western Bulldogs, North Melbourne 1988 2001 211 169
Royle, BobbyBobby Royle United Kingdom Melbourne 1898 1898 3 0
Ruscuklic, AlexAlex Ruscuklic Germany Carlton, Fitzroy 1966 1974 117 209[3]
Savage, ShaneShane Savage New Zealand Hawthorn, St Kilda 2009 20 16
Scarlett, JohnJohn Scarlett United Kingdom Geelong, South Melbourne 1967 1979 212 44
Schwass, WayneWayne Schwass New Zealand North Melbourne, Sydney 1988 2002 282 154
Scott, FredFred Scott Ireland Essendon, Carlton 1899 1904 50 36[3]
Sellwood, JoeJoe Sellwood New Zealand Geelong 1930 1945 180 97
Seow, DannieDannie Seow Singapore Collingwood, Melbourne 1986 1990 25 10
Sexton, BenBen Sexton Papua New Guinea Carlton, Footscray 1991 1996 43 33[3]
Sexton, MichaelMichael Sexton Papua New Guinea Carlton 1990 2000 200 23[3]
Stynes, BrianBrian Stynes Ireland Melbourne 1992 1992 2 0
Stynes, JimJim Stynes Ireland Melbourne 1987 1998 264 130
Sutherland, GeorgeGeorge Sutherland United Kingdom St Kilda 1900 1901 16 14
Thompson, EwanEwan Thompson United Kingdom Richmond 1997 1997 4 1
Tonn, HeinzHeinz Tonn Germany Fitzroy 1947 1947 6 2
Thursfield, WillWill Thursfield United Kingdom Richmond 2005 2011 77 0
Tuohy, ZachZach Tuohy Ireland Carlton 2010 11 3[3]
Van T'Hag, RonRon Van T'Hag Netherlands Geelong 1959 1959 2 0
Vinar, EricEric Vinar Czech Republic Fitzroy 1964 1964 8 3
Vinar, PaulPaul Vinar Czech Republic Geelong 1959 1966 132 45
Waterhouse, CliveClive Waterhouse United Kingdom Fremantle 1996 2004 106 178
Watts, FergusFergus Watts United Kingdom Adelaide, St Kilda 2004 2007 6 3
Wheeler, SanfordSanford Wheeler United States Sydney 1989 1994 43 7
Wight, SeanSean Wight United Kingdom Melbourne 1985 1995 150 63
William, ReubenReuben William Sudan Brisbane Lions 2016 1 0
Wood, BarneyBarney Wood New Zealand Melbourne 1928 1928 5 0

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rohan Connolly (15 May 2010). "International rules OK". Melbourne: The Age. Retrieved 15 May 2010. 
  2. ^ "Multicultural players putting AFL on the map". AFL Players Association. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y "From "Media City" to premiership glory". Carlton FC. August 3, 2015. 
  4. ^ Wilson, Caroline (30 March 2003). "Bell tolls in Fremantle and beyond". The Sunday Age. p. 14.