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More history awaits Silk

Shaun Burgoyne here to stay Shaun Burgoyne is here to stay after opting to stay in the brown and gold.

With the news of Shaun Burgoyne signing on with Hawthorn for season 2020, we thought we’d take a look at what next year might have in store for him.

The four-time premiership star already has one of the best résumés in football history, but his CV could be set for a boost if these numbers are anything to go by.

Please note, we do acknowledge some of these involve a level of wishful thinking but, keep in mind, we are talking about one of the most magical players an AFL field has ever seen.

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● Eight more senior games will see Shaun Burgoyne pass Robert Harvey and move into fifth place on the all-time AFL/VFL games list.

● 24 more appearances would see him become just the fifth player ever to notch up 400 career games.

● 22 more games would draw Burgoyne level with John Kennedy Jnr in 16th place on the club’s all-time games tally. Amazingly, he is also 20th on Port Adelaide’s.

● If Silk plays in 10 wins in 2020, he will sit second all-time for most career wins behind only Michael Tuck.

● If Burgoyne plays in Round 23 next year, he will become the 14th-oldest player of all-time to play a game of VFL/AFL footy and third oldest of those that have played since 1991.

● If he plays the final game of the home and away season next year, his career will also become the 15th-longest ever.

● If Burgoyne plays in four finals next year, he will equal Michael Tuck as the most experienced finals player of all-time with 39 finals to his name.

● Another 420 disposals to his name would see Burgoyne enter the top 20 all-time for disposals. Across 22 games, this would require a disposal average of 19 disposals per game.

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