Games (Player): 332

Goals: 915

Games (Coach): 461

Leigh Matthews is a legend in the Australian Football Hall of Fame, an eight-time best and fairest winner, four-time premiership player & four-time premiership coach, a premiership captain... it is a record without parallel. As a player for Hawthorn from 1969-85, he was a member of four premiership sides and was premiership captain in 1983.

He stepped into the game's coaching ranks as Collingwood's coach from 1986-65, recording five finals appearances and in 1990 took the club to its first premiership since 1958.

The Brisbane Lions appointed Matthews as the senior coach in 1999 and he took the Lions to three flags in succession (2001-2003), creating arguably one of the finest teams in the modern era.

Since stepping down as coach, Matthews has been a commentator with 3AW and Channel 7 and once again will provide insightful views on the game in 2014.



3AW Football Central

Your home for breaking AFL news, views and analysis from Brian Taylor, Cameron Ling, Matthew Lloyd, Tim Lane, Leigh Matthews, Matthew Richardson, Dwayne Russell, Tony Shaw, Chris Johnson, Stephen Quartermain, Caroline Wilson, Mike Sheahan, Mick Warner, Dr Peter Larkins, Tony Leonard, Bruce Eva, Shane McInnes, Seb Costello and Darren Boyd.


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