2Position: Centre half backCareer: 1980-1993Games: 230. Born: July 8, 1948- Died September 28, 1976Recruited: Assumption CollegePlayed: 1966 - 1975Debut Order: 556First game: Round 1, 1966Last game: Round 7, 1975Guernsey Number: 5Games: 176Goals: 231Captain: 1974 - 1975Vice Captain: 1970 - 1973Premiership: 1971Night Premierships: 1968, 19692nd Best & Fairest: 1968, 19723rd Best & Fairest: 1971Played: 1966 - 1975Life Member: 1973Hall of Fame Inductee: 2009VFL / AFL HonoursState Representative 1The senior partner of one of the great roving combinations in the games history - Crimmins and Matthews. Finals appearances: 3.Awards: 1997 All Australian; 1996, 97 Club Champion, 1999 Michael Tuck Medal.Standing an immense 205cm, Salmon was one of the tallest players in League history. As a cricketer, he made the WA squad. Despite being rushed back from injury, and arriving at the ground in a helicopter, he kicked an impressive eight goals for the match. Ayres was often moved to the centre in difficult games with telling effect. 3Position: RoverCareer: 1969-85Games: 332. Kennedy’s philosophies and approach to training would see him develop into one of the game’s greatest coaches. His outstanding defensive game in the 1971 Grand Final may well have resulted in a Norm Smith Medal, had such an award existed at the time. Bill Brownless' goalkicking prowess (fourth most for the Cats in 1989-2020) has him in over close friend Barry Stoneham. Following the Hawk’s thrilling one-point win over Melbourne at the MCG in round 22, 1996, Langford struck a chord and became immortalized with the Hawk supporters when he raised his Guernsey high in defiance of the proposed merge with Melbourne, thus more than fulfilling Sef Dunn’s original remarks. He remained cool under pressure and appeared to have plenty of time to set up his defence. Kann resumed his active role with the Social Club. Hawthorn Team of the Century. Hawthorn Team of the Century. Captain: 1932, 34, 38,40-41.Awards: 11 times interstate representative; 1933, 35, 39 Club Champion.A strong-marking, hard-working ruckman who also played at centre half-back. He led the Cats into the Grand Final with his first attempt. The team only included one current player, Alaistar Lynch, who now plays with the merged club, the Brisbane Lions. After playing a magnificent game against Bunton at Fitzroy, the HFC supporters took up a collection and presented Spinks with 11 pounds, a rare acknowledgement. The linking of arms. Night premierships: 1977. He was captain of the Reserves consecutive flags, 1958 and 1959. Goals: 727Premierships: 1971. Niggling back and hamstring problems appeared to signal the end of his career in 1982, however he overcame them and went to play some of his best football. He moved to Hawthorn in 1996 where he took over the key rucking position, a dream he had long held. Team of the Century: 2001 Hall of Fame Inductee: 2003 VFL / AFL Honours State Representative 11 VFL Umpires Board Bert Mills was considered by all who saw him play to be one of the best from his era in the VFL. Here's how the team line-ups would look with every player available who has represented both clubs from 1989 to now. Sellers remained an an active member at Hawthorn including the Past Players & Officials association, receiving Life Membership in 1956. He took a leading role in forming the Past Players Association and was made a Life Member of the PP&OA for his continued activity in raising funds for the health and welfare of retired players. Finals appearances: 24Awards: Six-time interstate representative; 1986 Brownlow Medallist.A character of the game who played the wings with unrivalled ferocity. Renowned for his strong consistency, Mew returned and played a major role in the 1991 premiership, his fifth. He led a steering committee in conjunction with the local Council that saw Hawthorn graduate through the junior ranks of football, the Metropolitan Junior Football Association, then join the Victorian Football Association in 1914 and finally reach the pinnacle in 1925 when Hawthorn was accepted into The Victorian Football League. 7Position: InterchangeCareer: 1960-68Games: 109. A gifted player, he was an unselfish footballer and his creative team play was reflected in him coming second in the Best and Fairest in 1955 then third in 1956. A lot of the players played in the first half of the century when Fitzroy won its eight premierships, the last in 1944. Finals appearances: 28Awards: Four-time interstate representative.A quiet achiever who earned the reputation as one of the best defenders of his era. From Infogalactic: the planetary knowledge core, https://infogalactic.com/w/index.php?title=Template:Hawthorn_Team_of_The_Century&oldid=718198134, Hawthorn Football Club navigational boxes, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, About Infogalactic: the planetary knowledge core. Somewhat of a father confessor, he always had a bag of lollies in his pocket, ready to be offered to relax “his boys”, as he referred to the players, when they came for his specialized treatment.Of interest, the Hawks Museum has Miller’s rub down table, saved for prosperity by Club Identity, Andy Angwin, and Miller’s 1925 membership ticket donated by his daughter-in-law, Jean Miller. Premierships: 1983, 86, 88, 89, 91. Goals: 33Captain: 1994Premierships: 1986, 88, 89, 91. Postage and handling. 2Position: Half forward flankCareer: 1955-68Games: 232. The Cat's wish to zone off, intercept and start attacks would be hampered by needing to keep 'The Rat' in check. He became the third player to notch 300 games after Don Scott and Leigh Matthews. Something that would be inconceivable in today’s football and despite only training with the team occasionally, he would fly to Melbourne to play. Goddard possesses an amazing repertoire of stories drawn from his illustrious career with the Hawks continually recounting the feats of his players. Move Peter Hudson to centre-half-forward!’. He rang Ron Cook to let him know he was prepared to assist with any fight to save Hawthorn’s identity. DERMOTT BRERETONNo. Wallace services were also sort after by the VFL for Victorian State Representative Teams. He was a popular and brilliant team player who led Hawthorn during the lean 1930s with his sterling efforts in the ruck. Ian was in the United States when he received a fax telling him that there was to be a meeting that would involve the merger of the Hawks. Night premierships: 1985, 86, 88. Goals: 133Captain: 1976-80Premierships: 1971, 76, 78. Goals: 228Premierships: 1986, 88, 89, 91. The 1961 Premiership, the Club’s first, epitomized the Kennedy spirit. With the advent of World War 2, Elmer moved to Melbourne to join the RAAF where he met Jack McLeod who was a star rover with Hawthorn. To set this template's initial visibility, the |state= parameter may be used: If the |state= parameter in the template on this page is not set, the template's initial visibility is taken from the |default= parameter in the Collapsible option template. Born: May 28, 1935Recruited: Camberwell FCPlayed: 1956Debut Order: 496First game: Round 5, 1959Last game: Round 12, 1959Guernsey: 35Games: 6Goals: 5Premiership Reserves: 1959Coach under 19’s: 1969 - 1977Premiers: 1972Reserve 18 Team Manager: 1978 - 1979Match Committee: 1980 - 1995Chairman of Selectors: 1983 - 1995Premierships: 1983, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1991Night Premierships: 1985, 1986, 1988, 1991, 1992Reserves Premiership: 1985Director: 1982 - 1996Vice President: 1987 - 1995President: 1996Box Hill Chairman of Selectors: 2000 - 2003Premiership: 2001Life Member: 1975Hall of Fame Inductee: 2009VFL / AFL HonoursJack Titus Award Services to Football 2004VFL Life MemberColeman was a great stalwart of the Club giving valuable service for over 45 years and being involved in 14 premierships. It was often said that he taught the Hawks to hate defeat. Despite the heavy knock, Brereton bounced back to kick a goal and secured himself a place in football folklore. Many future Hawks would graduate from these teams. All-Australian: 1982VFL/AFL Life Member: 1984AFL Hall of Fame: 2005Kelvin Moore was considered one of the best full-backs of his era and was a key member in the Hawks last line of defence for more than a decade. Ahead of his time, he took on extra training to improve his strength and fitness and soon had the whole club following his example.Edwards was a brilliant centreman with exceptional endurance, he played his 100th VFL game against Footscray in the 1961 Grand Final memorable by gathering 33 kicks. After coaching for two years with South Melbourne, Hale was appointed coach of the Hawthorn Reserves in 1950. CHECK OUT THE TEAMS AND VOTE BELOW. David Parkin was once quoted as having said that Tuck was “one of the best run-on type of player he had ever seen”. However, when he was moved to full-forward he was an instant success, his strength and cunning brought about many goals.A very popular cult figure, affectionately known as Speed or Elvis. B Gary Ayres - Kelvin Moore - Albert Mills HB Col Austen - Chris Mew - Peter Knights C Robert DiPierdomenico - Jim Bohan - Brendan Edwards HF Graham Arthur (Cap) - Dermott Brereton - Gary Buckenara F Jason Dunstall - Peter Hudson - John Platten R Don Scott - Michael Tuck - Leigh Matthews INTERCHANGE: Chris Langford, Ian Law, Roy Simmonds, Paul Salmon He finished in the top three of the Best & Fairest for seven consecutive years, winning the award in 1956. Born: October 31 1897- Died November 21, 1948Recruited: Preston FCDebut Order: 15Played: 1923 - 1932First game: VFL Round 1 1925Last game: Round 17, 1932Played: 1923 – 1932Guernsey: 26 (1923-24), 12 (1925-27), 2 (1928,30), 20 (1929), 28 (1931-32)Games: VFA 26, VFL 101Goals: VFA 17, VFL 28Best & Fairest: 1927, 1929Reserves Playing Coach: 1933Third 18 Coach: 1938 - 1941Premiership: 1941Life Member: 1933Hall of Fame Inductee: 2011VFL / AFL HonoursGardiner Medal 1933Ernest ‘Tich’ Utting was recruited from Preston in 1923, when Hawthorn competed in the VFA prior to joining the VFL in 1925. Signed by artist, Jamie Cooper. This was an unrewarding task but Coleman displayed a great sense of dignity, enabling the Club to re-group and move forward, thus avoiding the proposed merge with Melbourne. He also played key roles in the 1976 and 1978 premiership victories.Moore played at a high level for many years, highlighted by his Best and Fairest win in 1979, his tenth year at the Club, in a team that included the likes of Leigh Matthews, Don Scott, Michael Tuck, Peter Knights, Terry Wallace and Michael Moncrieff.His final few seasons were impacted by injuries, but he managed to get to 300 games in 1984, his final season. He finally finished up in 1997 and returned to his home state of South Australia. Born: October 16, 1912- Died October 23, 2003           Recruited: Auburn FCPlayed: 1932 - 1941Debut Order: 149First game: Round 18, 1931Final game: Round 6, 1941Guernsey: 29 (1932), 8 (1933 - 1941)Games: 143Goals: 19Vice-Captain: 1940Best & Fairest: 1932, 19382nd Best & Fairest: 1933, 1935, 19402nd Brownlow Medal: 1938 (to Dick Reynolds, Essendon)Coach 3rd 18: 1946Selection CommitteeGeneral Committee: 1947, 1951 - 1955Life Member: 1941Hall of Fame Inductee: 2007VFL / AFL HonoursState Representative 4Stan Spinks earned the reputation as one of the finest centremen in the VFL during his era. He captained Hawthorn for two years and won the best and fairest twice, yet he never played in the finals despite coming heart-breakingly close in 1943 when he booted four goals in the last round. His trainers’ room has become a part of Hawthorn folklore. In 2003 he was invited to be a member of the selection panel for the Club’s Hall of Fame and in 2008 became the Chairperson for the newly formed Life Members Committee.

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