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Welcome to the Wikipedia AFL quiz. The quiz is a general knowledge quiz centred around the sport of Australian rules football and particularly the Australian Football League that any Wikipedian can enter. It is run as a friendly competition to test and improve your knowledge of one of the world's most exciting games. Most importantly, it's supposed to be fun.

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Which former Port AFL player is a Qualified cemetery headstone mason? --Roisterer (talk) 22:38, 16 December 2008 (UTC)

Nigel Fiegert looks like he could carve a headstone or two. --TheGrantley (talk) 10:13, 18 December 2008 (UTC)
He probably could in his spare time but he is a farmer and not a qualified headstone mason, unlike the chap I am thinking of, who is one of the more decorated Power players. --Roisterer (talk) 21:48, 18 December 2008 (UTC)
Michael Wilson was a bit of a hard nut, and he did play in a premiership. Gibbsyspin 00:49, 21 December 2008 (UTC)
Not Wilbur either. The chap in question was a B&F winner at Port. --Roisterer (talk) 08:31, 21 December 2008 (UTC)
A look through the B&F at Port ahows that it must be Darren Mead. --TheGrantley (talk) 22:11, 22 December 2008 (UTC)
Yes, it must be. Over to you. --Roisterer (talk) 23:25, 22 December 2008 (UTC)


Sorry for the delay in the new question; I've been away for christmas. What year was the Reserves introduced into the VFL? --TheGrantley (talk) 05:47, 26 December 2008 (UTC)

I am still on leave over xmas so don't have my sources handy but I'm going to guess 1922. --Roisterer (talk) 06:47, 28 December 2008 (UTC)
Sorry again for the further delay; I was still away for xmas. Back now though. 1922 is very close. --TheGrantley (talk) 22:35, 1 January 2009 (UTC)
1919, with Collingwood defeating the University 'A' side. I feel like I'm cheating with my book by my side, but then again nothing says you can't do that! Gibbsyspin 06:08, 3 January 2009 (UTC)
1919 is right. Have a go. --TheGrantley (talk) 11:45, 4 January 2009 (UTC)


Name the VFL field umpire from the 1970's who played Test cricket for Australia (the only VFL umpire to do so). Gibbsyspin 01:56, 5 January 2009 (UTC)

Hmm, our article on Ian Redpath doesn't mention it but he sounds the most likely. --Roisterer (talk) 12:50, 5 January 2009 (UTC)
Not Redders. The umpire in question officiated only 6 matches in his VFL history. Gibbsyspin 02:55, 6 January 2009 (UTC)
Trevor Laughlin's brother played SANFL football so maybe it's him. --TheGrantley (talk) 10:54, 6 January 2009 (UTC)
It seems we will guess every Victorian Test cricketer who was alive in the 70s. How about Paul Hibbert? --Roisterer (talk) 04:24, 7 January 2009 (UTC)
No, and no. Sorry everyone. These clues should help you get it. He played 4 Tests for Australia, took the first ever wicket in ODI cricket, nickname of Froggy. Gibbsyspin 04:29, 7 January 2009 (UTC)
SOrry for stealing someone else's thunder but that would be Alan Thomson. Jonesy (talk) 06:03, 7 January 2009 (UTC)
Of course it has to be. Had to give all the clues or else we would have gone on for a while. Over to you, Jonesy. --Gibbsyspin 00:50, 8 January 2009 (UTC)
The nickname sealed it for me. I'll try and posy Q 244 tonight. Jonesy (talk) 07:25, 8 January 2009 (UTC)


The 1958 VFL Grand Final was unusual in that both teams were ordered to change the numbers on their players jumpers. What number did Barassi wear that day? Jonesy (talk) 10:49, 9 January 2009 (UTC)

  • Number 2 I think - pure alphabetical order would have been the method. This change was done because a newspaper printed the team's numbers without the league's permission. And to think that the AFL tries to rule with an iron fist nowadays! The-Pope (talk) 17:05, 9 January 2009 (UTC)
2 is correct (saw the pic in the book 100 Years of Australian Football). I hadn't realised that they chose the numbers in alphabetical order though. Jonesy (talk) 03:18, 10 January 2009 (UTC)


Invoking the infamous Rule 3, I'll ask "What links American Blues musician Tony Joe White and the VFL/AFL? --TheGrantley (talk) 10:43, 19 January 2009 (UTC)

I see his nickname is the "Swamp Fox", which a vague part of my memory tells me as also the nickname of a former VFL player (although I can't remember which). --Roisterer (talk) 01:48, 26 January 2009 (UTC)
Mike Patterson (footballer)'s nickname is the Swamp Fox, which is what I was after. --TheGrantley (talk) 23:01, 28 January 2009 (UTC)


Which two Adelaide Crows players were from Fish Creek? --Roisterer (talk) 08:43, 1 February 2009 (UTC)

I know Wayne Weidemann is one but I'm having trouble tracking the other one. A clue, perhaps? --TheGrantley (talk) 11:02, 7 February 2009 (UTC)
Aah! No need for a clue, it's Barry Standfield. --TheGrantley (talk) 00:37, 10 February 2009 (UTC)
Nice work TheGrantley. I knew The Weed was one, couldn't work out the other one. Jonesy (talk) 01:04, 10 February 2009 (UTC)
Yes, good work. I think Standfield is back coaching Fish Creek at the moment and here's hoping Fish Creek is safe from the fires.--Roisterer (talk) 03:39, 10 February 2009 (UTC)


Okay, what year was the last time the grand final teams were led by captain/coaches? --TheGrantley (talk) 09:53, 12 February 2009 (UTC)

1943? --Roisterer (talk) 04:18, 16 February 2009 (UTC)
Yes, 1943, with captain/coaches Jack Dyer and Dick Reynolds. --TheGrantley (talk) 01:47, 18 February 2009 (UTC)


Whoops! Completely forgot about this. Which VFL/AFL footballer was also world professional sprint champion? --Roisterer (talk) 22:17, 25 February 2009 (UTC)

That would be Austin Robertson. --TheGrantley (talk) 05:47, 3 March 2009 (UTC)
That would be indeed. --Roisterer (talk) 11:26, 3 March 2009 (UTC)


It's been a month, and I'd like to get this quiz up and running again. It's footy season now, so the questions should run through pretty quickly. Here's one to restart us:
Who was the most recent player to win a match by kicking a goal after the siren? Gibbsyspin - (and all that's been said and done) 01:40, 3 April 2009 (UTC)

Was it Justin Longmuir? Jonesy (talk) 09:34, 12 April 2009 (UTC)
Sorry about the late reply. Yes you're correct, it's over to you. Gibbsyspin 10:27, 20 April 2009 (UTC)


What has happened this year for the first time since the 1911 season? Jonesy (talk) 12:59, 24 April 2009 (UTC)

What springs to mind for me first would be scores. Maybe something to do with St. Kilda conceding only 64 points over their last two matches, am I on the right track?? Gibbsyspin 09:49, 25 April 2009 (UTC)
Anything to do with the Football Record? --Roisterer (talk) 13:48, 25 April 2009 (UTC)
Gibbyspin is on the right track. It has something to do with St Kilda but not only how many points they've conceded, also how many they have scored. It is also linked to round 5 of the season. Jonesy (talk) 01:39, 26 April 2009 (UTC)
A team has a percentage of over 200 after Round 5? --Roisterer (talk) 01:50, 26 April 2009 (UTC)
That's it. I think it was Bruce McAvaney who mentioned this during Friday night's telecast of the Saints v Port game. I would have thought it would happen more frequently that that. Jonesy (talk) 02:23, 26 April 2009 (UTC)


According to Jack Fingleton, who was Len Darling's favourite VFL footballer? (Apparently Darling would spend hours telling everyone in earshot how great this particular player was). --Roisterer (talk) 12:46, 26 April 2009 (UTC)

Is it your mate Laurie Nash? Jevansen (talk) 13:11, 26 April 2009 (UTC)
Close but no banana. You can be rest assured that if it was, I would have already included it in his article. --Roisterer (talk) 15:19, 26 April 2009 (UTC)

No idea really, but I'll take a stab at Haydn Bunton. About the same era as Nash I believe. Gibbsyspin 06:22, 27 April 2009 (UTC)

Nash was a closer guess than Bunton. --Roisterer (talk) 07:04, 27 April 2009 (UTC)
Cazaly? Jonesy (talk) 07:25, 27 April 2009 (UTC)
Think South Melbourne team mate of Nash. --Roisterer (talk) 08:09, 27 April 2009 (UTC)
Herbie Matthews or Bob Pratt. Must be getting close? Gibbsyspin 09:29, 27 April 2009 (UTC)
With Pratt you're about as close as one could ever get as Pratt is the right answer. --Roisterer (talk) 11:49, 27 April 2009 (UTC)


"He who doesn't fear death by a thousand cuts, dares to unhorse the emperor." Mick Malthouse said this in 1997 about which then current AFL player? Gibbsyspin 09:45, 28 April 2009 (UTC)

Oooh, the Emperor was King Carey, so we are talking about Glen Jakovich. --Roisterer (talk) 13:23, 28 April 2009 (UTC)
We most certainly are. Go ahead and ask the next question. Gibbsyspin 09:09, 29 April 2009 (UTC)


Struggling to think of a question so I'll ask "which former AFL listed player is now a tour operator at Monkey Mia?" --Roisterer (talk) 12:37, 2 May 2009 (UTC)

Firstly, apologies; I let the quiz drift a while back by not following up with a question. Secondly, I’m going to go for a particularly wild guess and say Jonathon Yerbury. --TheGrantley (talk) 03:16, 6 May 2009 (UTC)
Welcome back and a very wild guess there. The player in question was listed with a WA based club. --Roisterer (talk) 12:12, 6 May 2009 (UTC)
Well, I've just spent an enjoyable(?) 1/2 hour typing each former West Coast and Fremantle player into a search engine, along with the words "Monkey Mia" and found that Darren "Capes" Capewell, former Freo player and dual WAFL premiership player, is the bloke you're after. --TheGrantley (talk) 23:11, 10 May 2009 (UTC)
Right you are. I met Capewell at Monkey Mia, who is leading the good life; hanging out on the beach and he seems to be popular with the female backpackers. --Roisterer (talk) 12:34, 12 May 2009 (UTC)


Looking through last Sunday's Age, I see that two former AFL players, Leigh Newton and Cain Liddle, both work for a particular sporting club. Which one? --TheGrantley (talk) 12:12, 13 May 2009 (UTC)

That would be the Mooney Valley Racing Club. Nice little article too. Gibbsyspin 04:58, 14 May 2009 (UTC)
I just fished my Sunday Age out of the recycling bin to get the same answer. --Roisterer (talk) 08:01, 15 May 2009 (UTC)
That would be right. I look forward to your question.--TheGrantley (talk) 13:28, 15 May 2009 (UTC)


Name the three players who have polled Brownlow votes in the most games of a season. The record is 14. Gibbsyspin 03:04, 16 May 2009 (UTC)

Robert Harvey did it in 1998. Beyond that, I'm going with a guess and saying Des Fothergill and Alistair Lord. --Roisterer (talk) 11:52, 18 May 2009 (UTC)
Sorry bout the late reply, couldn't find my book. Harvey and Fothergill are right but there is another that I am looking for and it's not Alistair Lord. He's in the same era as Fothergill. Gibbsyspin 10:33, 25 May 2009 (UTC)
Herbie Matthews shared the 1940 Brownlow with Fothergill, is it him? Jevansen (talk) 14:38, 6 June 2009 (UTC)
Yes it is, and I've glad we've got an answer. Have a go. Gibbsyspin 08:33, 7 June 2009 (UTC)


Jade Rawlings has been appointed coach of Richmond at the age of just 31. If Richo returns to action later this season we will have the case of a player being older than his coach. In what year did this last happen in the VFL/AFL and who was the coach (could be a caretaker)? Jevansen (talk) 11:27, 7 June 2009 (UTC)

Not much idea, but I'll have a stab at Mick Malthouse for Footscray in 1984. Gibbsyspin 01:32, 18 June 2009 (UTC)
Malthouse would have coached Bruce Duperouzel, who is three years his senior, so he qualifies. There were some others since however. The most recent occurance was at non Victorian club, in this century. Jevansen (talk) 02:53, 18 June 2009 (UTC)
What about Ben Allan in 2001? Dale Kickett is older than him and played for the Dockers in 2001. Jonesy (talk) 03:35, 18 June 2009 (UTC)
That's the one! Well done. Jevansen (talk) 04:18, 18 June 2009 (UTC)


According to his Wikipedia page, which player was the first Sydney local to play with the Swans after they relocated from Melbourne? Jonesy (talk) 07:57, 19 June 2009 (UTC)

I always thought it was Arthur Chilcott but as he doesn't have a page, I went searching and found Terry Thripp's article, which makes said claim. --Roisterer (talk) 10:07, 19 June 2009 (UTC)
That's him. I thought it was Chilcott also until I came across Thrippy's article . Didn't he (Chilcott) also play Rugby League for Balmaim? Jonesy (talk) 13:07, 19 June 2009 (UTC)
Thripp debuted in 1983, Chilcott in 1984. According to this article, Chilcott played rugby league for Dapto, but it says he didn't make it to the NRL. It says here however that that he was on the 'fringe of 1st grade selection', so I presume that meant he was in their reserves side. Anyway, the original article has Chilcott as the 'native New South Welshman' to play with the Swans. Dapto is a suburb of Wollongong, so Thripp would still have been the first from Sydney. Thripp may also have migrated to Sydney as a kid, hence Chilcott being the first 'native'. Jevansen (talk) 01:09, 20 June 2009 (UTC)


Woaah, sorry about the delay for this question; I've been busy with work/ill for a bit. Which former VFL footballer (famous in other fields) did I see at Tullamarine Airport the other day? --Roisterer (talk) 05:48, 5 July 2009 (UTC)

Have about a 1% chance of getting this right ... but Justin Madden? Jevansen (talk) 08:05, 11 July 2009 (UTC)
Aah, no but good wild guess. He is also famous in another sport and had/has a media career. --Roisterer (talk) 12:02, 13 July 2009 (UTC)
Max Walker? –Moondyne 12:06, 13 July 2009 (UTC)
Jamie Siddons (although Max Walker sounds a better answer). --TheGrantley (talk) 12:16, 13 July 2009 (UTC)
Yes, I've seen Max Walker a few times at Tullamarine now (but never Jamie Siddons). Moondyne can now have a turn. --Roisterer (talk) 12:31, 13 July 2009 (UTC)


What statistic is the number 61,061? –Moondyne 12:34, 14 July 2009 (UTC)

Is now 61114. –Moondyne 13:25, 20 July 2009 (UTC)
Number of goals kicked in the history of the VFL/AFL? --Roisterer (talk) 06:13, 21 July 2009 (UTC)
Close. but no. –Moondyne 09:07, 21 July 2009 (UTC)
Number of 4 and 20s eaten by Demetriou this week? Jonesy (talk) 09:55, 21 July 2009 (UTC)
Is it anything as detailed as number of free kicks paid for a push in the back? --Roisterer (talk) 00:12, 22 July 2009 (UTC)
Nah, your 1st guess was almost there. It just needed a qualification. –Moondyne 01:25, 22 July 2009 (UTC)
Number of goals kicked but the winning teams? Gnangarra 01:38, 22 July 2009 (UTC)
Nope. –Moondyne 02:01, 22 July 2009 (UTC)
53 goals were scored at the MCG on the weekend, which seems to match the increment, so goals scored at the G.The-Pope (talk) 02:57, 22 July 2009 (UTC)
Correct. Your turn Pope. –Moondyne 03:12, 22 July 2009 (UTC)


What record is held by Matthew Pavlich, Peter Burgoyne, Lance Franklin, Brad Johnson, Barry Hall, Tony Lockett, Alistair Lynch and Jason Dunstall? Each player is a leader in a certain categories of this record with a related qualification. Tony Lockett may lose his place in this list in the coming weeks, no one else is likely to be replaced in the near future. The-Pope (talk) 16:56, 5 August 2009 (UTC)

Hmm, you may need to provide a clue on this. --Roisterer (talk) 06:11, 7 August 2009 (UTC)
Goal-kicking, Tony Lockett lost his position as the last player to kick 100 goals in a Home and Away season in 2009 after Lance Franklin kicked 100. Shadowmaster13 (talk) 05:16, 25 June 2010 (UTC)
Wow... forgot all about this. I wonder who still has it watchlisted???? OK... first let me check who is still leading each list...
  • Pav, not Burgoyne but McLeod (I missed him, he didn't overtake him), Franklin, Johnson, Hall, O'Loughlin did only just overtake Lockett, Lynch and Dunstall are still in the lead. I think I'll give it a couple of days, then give the answer and probably mark this page as "GAME OVER!" The-Pope (talk) 03:31, 8 October 2011 (UTC)

Forgot about this again. Sorry. The answer to the question was "leading non-native goalkicker in each state". Pavlich (from SA) has kicked more goals than anyone at Subi & the WACA; McLeod (from NT) is about to be overtaken by Taylor Walker (NSW) for the most goals in SA (needs 14 more), Franklin (WA) is now only one goal clear of Jarryd Roughead (Vic) in Tassie. Brad Johnson (Vic) and Barry Hall (Vic) still hold the records for the Northern and Capital Territories. Lockett (Vic) held the NSW record, but Micky O'Loughlin (SA) just pipped him at the end of 2009. Lynch (Tas) was overtaken by Jonathon Brown (Vic) for the Qlds record, and Dunstall (Qld) kicked over 1000 of his goals in Victoria, so Richo/Hudson (Tas) or Carey (NSW) weren't in with a chance. The-Pope (talk) 13:57, 4 April 2016 (UTC)


This used to be so fun. Vale the WP:AFL Quiz! Gibbsyspin 11:42, 3 August 2013 (UTC)