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Michael Tuck

Born: June 24, 1953
Recruited: Berwick FC
Played: 1972 - 1991
Debut Order: 614
First game: Round 8, 1972
Last game: Grand Final, 1991
Games: 426 (AFL record)
Goals: 320
Guernsey Number: 17
Captain: 1986 - 1991
Premierships: 1976, 1978, 1983, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1991 (AFL record)
Night Premierships: 1977, 1985, 1986, 1988
2nd Best & Fairest: 1976, 1977, 1979, 1982, 1983, 1987, 1990
3rd Best & Fairest: 1978, 1981
Life Member: 1979
Team of the Century: 2001
Hall of Fame Inductee: 2003
Legend of the Club: 2008

VFL / AFL Honours
State Captain: 1984
State Representative 11
VFL/AFL Life Member: 1986
AFL Hall of Fame: 1996
All-Australian: 1979, 1983, 1990

The AFL introduced the Michael Tuck Medal presented to best afield in the Preseason Cup in 1992.

Michael Tuck holds the club record for the most senior games (426), most finals (39), most grand finals (11) and most premierships (7). Tuck was wiry in build, deceptively athletic and could run all day. He formed part of the feared ruck combination of Scott, Tuck and Matthews who fueled much of the Club’s success. He was appointed captain in 1986 leading the team to four premierships. Tuck came second in the Best & Fairest seven times – such was his consistency.  

In 1992 when Tuck retired, the AFL honoured his outstanding contribution to football by naming the the medal presented to the Best Player in Preseason Cup Competition after him. Hawthorn also paid tribute by naming the old Red Brick Grandstand at Glenferrie Oval, The Michael Tuck Stand.

 

Legend: Michael Tuck

A tribute to Hawthorn Legend Michael Tuck.

May 1, 2016  12:00 AM

Some Tuck moments...