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The Ultimate Trophy Cabinet: 3

Trophy Cabinet #3 Michael Tuck Hawthorn Legend Michael Tuck.

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.4

3rd

Michael Tuck slots in as having the third-most impressive Hawthorn trophy cabinet. The club games record holder, with 426 career outings, is the only player to have received more than 10 points for his games tally. The only player in the history of the game to have won seven Grand Finals, Tuck also cashes in for 35 points solely from his incredible premiership success. A captain of the club for six years, Tuck was also twice named in All Australian sides and was then later named as the ruck rover of Hawthorn’s Team of the Century.

Points:

426 games (15 points)
AFL Hall of Fame (20 points)
Hawthorn hall of Fame Legend Status (25 points)
Hawthorn Team of the Century (11 points)
Best and Fairest: 7x 2nd, 2 x 3rd (28 points)
7x premierships (35 points)
AFLPA Player of the Year (5 points)
6 years as captain (12 points)
2x All Australian honours (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 Legend HoF

*Only award points if player hasn't received Hawthorn Legend 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.

The views in this article are those of the author and not necessarily those of the AFL or its clubs