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
Colin Alexander United Kingdom Brisbane Bears, Collingwood 1989 1993 29 30
Aliir Aliir Kenya Sydney 2016 3 0
Ramsay Anderson United Kingdom Essendon, University 1910 1912 31 0
Bert Ashby United Kingdom Hawthorn 1928 1935 25 6
Ivan Astruc Mauritius Fitzroy 1897 1897 6 1
Harry Aylwin United Kingdom St Kilda 1897 1899 29 0
Jack Baggott South Africa Essendon, Richmond 1927 1937 138 140
Alex Barlow United Kingdom Carlton 1901 1903 14 0[3]
Alf Bartlett United Kingdom Fitzroy 1901 1907 80 5
Mark Bayliss United Kingdom Collingwood 1989 1989 4 6
Colm Begley Ireland Brisbane Lions, St Kilda 2006 2009 30 7
Peter Bell South Korea Fremantle, North Melbourne 1995 2008 286 250[4]
Peter Bennett New Zealand Essendon, Hawthorn 1976 1981 80 27
Peter Bevilacqua Italy Carlton 1953 1953 1 0[3]
Bernie Bignell United Kingdom Carlton 1940 1945 6 [3]
Lawrence Bingham United Kingdom Hawthorn, St Kilda 1989 1993 25 0
Wayne Blackwell United Kingdom Carlton 1984 1990 110 80[3]
Percy Bowyer United Kingdom Collingwood 1928 1938 154 33
Ted Brewis United Kingdom Carlton 1925 1928 60 12[3]
Mordecai Bromberg Israel St Kilda 1978 1981 34 11
Bob Bryce New Zealand Sydney, Collingwood 1899 1902 18 12
Chris Burton United Kingdom Footscray, Richmond 1980 1988 117 35
Adam Campbell New Zealand Fremantle 2006 2009 13 13
Alipate Carlile Fiji Port Adelaide 2006 2016 167 5
Mabior Chol Sudan Richmond 2016 1 0
Martin Clarke United Kingdom Collingwood 2007 2013 72 19
Brant Colledge France West Coast 2014 3 0
Sudjai Cook Thailand Adelaide 1998 1998 7 2
Aidan Corr United Kingdom Greater Western Sydney 2013 14
Mason Cox United States Collingwood 2016 21 27
Trent Croad New Zealand Fremantle, Hawthorn 1998 2008 222 189
Damian Cupido South Africa Brisbane Lions, Essendon 2000 2005 53 66
Ian Dargie United Kingdom St Kilda, West Coast 1989 1991 11 1
Harry Davie United Kingdom Carlton, Melbourne 1924 1928 58 186[3]
Jim Davies United Kingdom Carlton 1949 1950 16 1[3]
Majak Daw Sudan North Melbourne 2013 8 12
Donald Dickie New Zealand Port Adelaide 1997 2000 55 19
Colin Dufty Fiji Collingwood 1914 1914 1 1
Paul Earley Ireland Melbourne 1984 1984 1 1
Bill Eason United Kingdom Geelong 1902 1915 220 187
Bob Edmond United Kingdom Carlton 1967 1968 10 0[3]
Jim Edmond United Kingdom Footscray, Sydney, Brisbane Bears 1977 1988 188 287
Aaron Edwards Samoa North Melbourne, West Coast 2005 2011 73 107
Dinny Fagan United Kingdom Sydney 1929 1931 19 0
Fred Fairweather United Kingdom North Melbourne 1944 1946 54 14
Dick Fowler United Kingdom Melbourne 1908 1908 1 0
Harry Frei Germany Footscray 1973 1973 6 0
Jack Frost United Kingdom Carlton 1897 1897 4 0[3]
Ted Garside South Africa Hawthorn 1931 1931 6 0
Conor Glass Northern Ireland Hawthorn 2017 6 0
Andy Goodwin United Kingdom Melbourne, Richmond 1987 1993 73 9
John Gray United Kingdom University 1908 1913 85 3
Dick Hall United Kingdom Collingwood 1897 1897 1 0
Pearce Hanley Ireland Brisbane Lions 2008 47 12
Mil Hanna Lebanon Carlton 1986 1997 190 83[3]
Paul Harding United Kingdom Hawthorn, St Kilda, West Coast 1987 1994 116 14
George Hastings United Kingdom Essendon 1897 1904 107 25
Harry Haughton New Zealand Carlton 1912 1919 113 49[3]
Jason Holmes United States St Kilda 2015 2017 5 0
Karmichael Hunt New Zealand Gold Coast 2011 2012 15 1
Alex Ishchenko Ukraine Brisbane Bears, North Melbourne, West Coast 1987 1995 142 37
Bohdan Jaworskyj Germany Hawthorn 1973 1975 67 3
Henri Jeanneret Switzerland Melbourne, South Melbourne 1898 1904 113 49
Alex Jesaulenko Austria Carlton, St Kilda 1967 1981 279 444[3]
Jason Johannisen South Africa Western Bulldogs 2012 16
Warren Jones New Zealand Carlton, St Kilda 1978 1988 123 36[3]
Tadhg Kennelly Ireland Sydney 2001 2011 197 30
Bob Kenny Ireland St Kilda 1899 1899 2 0
Robbert Klomp Netherlands Carlton, Footscray 1979 1984 93 20[3]
Denis Lanigan Ireland Collingwood, Melbourne, Carlton 1897 1899 41 6
Stephen Lawrence South Africa Hawthorn 1988 1998 146 30
Barney Lazarus United Kingdom Carlton 1902 1902 7 0[3]
Thomas Leather United Kingdom North Melbourne 1932 1933 16 11
Johnny Leonard United Kingdom South Melbourne 1932 1932 12 17
Heritier Lumumba Brazil Collingwood, Melbourne 2005 2016 178 25
Artie Machin New Zealand Sydney 1898 1898 3 0
Aubrey MacKenzie South Africa Melbourne, St Kilda 1914 1924 12 17
Frank Macky New Zealand University 1911 1911 7 2
Stuart Magee Ireland Footscray, South Melbourne 1962 1975 216 149
Fred Mann United Kingdom Essendon 1901 1903 27 1
Frank Maple United Kingdom Hawthorn 1926 1926 2 1
William Marshall United Kingdom Melbourne, University 1905 1908 12 0
Kris Massie Sweden Adelaide, Carlton 1998 2008 131 23[3]
Daniel McAlister New Zealand Essendon 1997 2002 6 0
John McCarthy United Kingdom Fitzroy, North Melbourne 1986 1996 163 178
Alan McCrory Ireland Richmond, South Melbourne 1938 1941 9 4
Marty McDonnell New Zealand Footscray 1939 1950 92 2
Andrew McGrath Canada Essendon 2017 1 0
Niall McKeever Ireland Brisbane Lions 2011 2012 17 1
Conor McKenna Ireland Essendon 2015 1 1
Tom McNeil United Kingdom St Kilda 1951 1952 8 0
Dermot McNicholl United Kingdom St Kilda 1990 1990 3 0
Henry McPetrie United Kingdom Carlton 1897 1897 5 2[3]
Charlie Meadway New Zealand Carlton, Collingwood 1906 1907 4 0
Mal Michael Papua New Guinea Brisbane Lions, Collingwood, Essendon 1997 2008 238 33
Charlie Moore Fiji Essendon 1897 1899 30 34
Brad Moran United Kingdom Adelaide, North Melbourne 2006 2011 21 8
Ian Muller South Africa Carlton, St Kilda 1984 1991 27 2[3]
Brian Mulvihill United Kingdom North Melbourne 1971 1972 24 25
Brian Mynott United Kingdom St Kilda 1964 1975 210 75
Conor Nash Ireland Hawthorn 2018 1 0
Richard Nixon United Kingdom Richmond 1987 1990 37 3
Joe O'Grady Ireland St Kilda 1897 1897 9 0
Thomas O'Halloran New Zealand Richmond 1925 1934 142 120
Jamie O'Reilly United Kingdom Richmond 2010 2011 4 0
Daniel Pearce New Zealand Western Bulldogs 2012 2015 5 0
Bill Perkins United Kingdom Richmond 1940 1949 148 0
Val Perovic Croatia Carlton, St Kilda 1973 1985 174 13[3]
Ian Perrie Zimbabwe Adelaide 1998 2007 115 133
Fred Pringle India Carlton 1923 1924 22 7[3]
Don Pyke United States West Coast 1989 1996 132 97
Mike Pyke Canada Sydney 2009 2015 110 48
Michael Quinn Ireland Essendon 2009 2011 8 2
Brent Renouf New Zealand Hawthorn 2008 2011 52 9
Ralph Robertson United Kingdom St Kilda 1898 1900 14 1
David Rodan Fiji Port Adelaide, Richmond, Melbourne 2002 2011 166 127
Jose Romero Chile Footscray/Western Bulldogs, North Melbourne 1988 2001 211 169
Bobby Royle United Kingdom Melbourne 1898 1898 3 0
Alex Ruscuklic Germany Carlton, Fitzroy 1966 1974 117 209[3]
Shane Savage New Zealand Hawthorn, St Kilda 2009 20 16
John Scarlett United Kingdom Geelong, South Melbourne 1967 1979 212 44
Wayne Schwass New Zealand North Melbourne, Sydney 1988 2002 282 154
Fred Scott United Kingdom Essendon, Carlton 1899 1904 50 36[3]
Joe Sellwood New Zealand Geelong 1930 1945 180 97
Dannie Seow Singapore Collingwood, Melbourne 1986 1990 25 10
Ben Sexton Papua New Guinea Carlton, Footscray 1991 1996 43 33[3]
Michael Sexton Papua New Guinea Carlton 1990 2000 200 23[3]
Jack Southern New Zealand South Melbourne 1897 1899 31 3
Ted Staniland United Kingdom Fitzroy 1897 1897 5 3
Wilfred Stott United Kingdom Essendon, Richmond 1913 1920 11 1
Brian Stynes Ireland Melbourne 1992 1992 2 0
Jim Stynes Ireland Melbourne 1987 1998 264 130
George Sutherland United Kingdom St Kilda 1900 1901 16 14
Jim Tarbotton United Kingdom Fitzroy 1923 1926 37 1
Syd Tate United Kingdom Geelong 1947 1951 85 13
Ewan Thompson United Kingdom Richmond 1997 1997 4 1
Heinz Tonn Germany Fitzroy 1947 1947 6 2
Will Thursfield United Kingdom Richmond 2005 2011 77 0
Zach Tuohy Ireland Carlton, Geelong 2010 145 46[3]
Wennie Van Lint Netherlands Sydney 1967 1967 2 0
Ron Van T'Hag Netherlands Geelong 1959 1959 2 0
Eric Vinar Czech Republic Fitzroy 1964 1964 8 3
Paul Vinar Czech Republic Geelong 1959 1966 132 45
Clive Waterhouse United Kingdom Fremantle 1996 2004 106 178
Arthur Watson New Zealand Hawthorn 1929 1929 2 0
Fergus Watts United Kingdom Adelaide, St Kilda 2004 2007 6 3
Fred West United Kingdom Hawthorn 1928 1929 12 3
Sanford Wheeler United States Sydney 1989 1994 43 7
Sean Wight United Kingdom Melbourne 1985 1995 150 63
Arthur Wilkinson United Kingdom Collingwood, Essendon 1912 1913 13 8
Reuben William Sudan Brisbane Lions 2016 1 0
Barney 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.