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Dunstall becomes a Legend

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Goalkicking great Jason Dunstall has been crowned a Hawthorn Legend at the Club’s silver anniversary celebrations of the 1988/89 premierships tonight.  

Only the seventh player to be awarded Legend status, Dunstall joins John Kennedy Senior and Leigh Matthews (2003), Graham Arthur (2005), Michael Tuck (2008), Peter Hudson (2010) and David Parkin (2013) in receiving the Club’s highest accolade.

In a career spanning 14 years, Dunstall played 269 games between 1985-98 and is the third highest goal kicker in VFL/AFL history with 1254 career goals.  

Dunstall finished his career a four-time premiership player, four-time Coleman Medallist, four-time Peter Crimmins Medallist and 12-time leading goal-kicker for the Hawks.

Captain of the Club from 1995-1998, the full-forward was named in Hawthorn’s Team of the Century in 2001 and was inducted into the Club’s Hall of Fame in 2005.

After his retirement in 1998, Dunstall held the position of interim CEO in 2004 before moving onto the Hawthorn Board, where he remained until the end of 2013 when his term expired.  


Jason Dunstall

Born: 14 August 1964

Recruited from: Coorparoo, Queensland

Played: 1985-1998

Guernsey no: 19

Games: 269

Goals: 1254

Captain: 1995-1998

Premierships: 1986, 1988, 1989, 1991

Night premierships: 1985, 1986, 1988, 1991, 1992

Peter Crimmins Medal: 1988, 1989, 1992, 1993

Runner up: 1994 

Coleman Medal: 1988, 1989, 1992, 1993

All Australian: 1988, 1989, 1992, 1994

State representative: 8

Hawthorn FC Leading goal kicker: 1986-1996,1998

Hawthorn FC Life Member: 1991

Hawthorn FC Team of the Century: 2001

Hawthorn FC Board: 2004-2013

Hawthorn FC Hall of Fame: 2005

AFL Hall of Fame: 2002