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The Ultimate Trophy Cabinet: 8

hawthornfc.com.au  January 7, 2018 9:00 AM

Trophy Cabinet #8 Graham Arthur Hawthorn Legend Graham Arthur.
Arthur presents the Hawks' premiership cup in 2008.

Arthur presents the Hawks' premiership cup in 2008.

Here at Hawthorn, we understand that AFL is a team game. Each player, coach and official is but a cog in the wheel of a well-oiled machine, chugging towards success.

But over the next 11 days, we’re forgetting about the team achievements and throwing the spotlight on individuals. 

Here’s the question; which Hawk has the most impressive trophy case of all time? 

Each accolade has been given a weighting (see bottom of page), and the numbers have been crunched to see who comes out on top. 

Follow along each day on hawthornfc.com.au, as we slowly reveal Hawthorn’s Ultimate Trophy Cabinet.

Catch up: The Ultimate Trophy Cabinet - No.9

 

8th

The Hawks’ longest serving captain, Arthur earns 18 points for his nine-year reign as skipper of the club between 1960 and 1968. In that time, Arthur led Hawthorn to their first premiership in 1961. The talented half-forward’s other playing accolades include three best and fairest awards that set him amongst only seven other Hawks to have won the award on at least three occasions.   

But Arthur’s true boost to his points tally came up after his career, having been inducted into the AFL’s Hall of Fame, earning Legend status for the Hawthorn Hall of Fame and being named as the captain of the Hawks’ Team of the Century, earning him a combined 56 points.

Points:

232 games (6 points)
AFL Hall of Fame (20 points)
Hawthorn Hall of Fame Legend Status (25 points)
Hawthorn Team of the Century member (11 points)
3x Hawthorn best and fairest awards, 1x 2nd (31 points)
Premiership (5 points)
9 years as captain (18 points)

 

Trophy Cabinet key:

POINTS

 

ACHIEVEMENT

50

 

Legend AFL Hall of Fame

25

 

Legend Hawthorn Hall of Fame*

20

 

AFL Hall of Fame

18

 

AFL Team of the Century

15

 

Hawthorn Hall of Fame

15

 

401-450 Games played

12

Per

Brownlow

12

 

351-400 Games played

11

 

Hawthorn Team of the Century

10

Per

AFLPA Player of the Year

10

 

301-350 Games played

10

Per

Norm Smith Medal

10

Per

AFL Coaches Player of the Year

9

Per

Peter Crimmins Medal Winner

9

Per

All Australian team^

9

Per

Coleman Medal

8

 

Rising Star Winner

8

 

251-300 Games played

6

 

201-250 Games played

5

Per

Premiership**

4

 

Runner-up B&F

2

 

151-200 Games played

2

Per year as

Captain

2

 

3rd place B&F

2

 

100-150 games played

1

 

50-100 Games played

*Only award points if player hasn’t received AFL HoF

^Only award points if player is in final 22  

** Despite being a team achievement, we felt it was important to still include premierships, but with considerable less weighting than other individual achievements.