7 Legends

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No. 2 Arthur Collinson

One of the forefathers of Australian Football in Queensland, he is widely regarded as theman most responsible for the re-emergence and consolidation of the game in south-east Queensland in the early 20th century. In a 35-year stint he held every senior position on the League and also served as an umpire. Born in Melbourne and educated at the O’Hare College, he worked in a saw mill and was transferred by a Melbourne timber firm to head their Queensland operations.more

No. 23 Harry O'Callaghan

An icon of Queensland football from the 1920’s through to the 70’s who excelled as a player, coach, umpire and administrator. Born in Terang, Victoria, he represented Victorian Schoolboys in 1914 before moving to Queensland with his family aged 18, captaining the 1921 Queensland Junior Team in his first season. He initially played at South Brisbane where in 1922 he played in two grand finals on one day – in the Juniors and the A-Grade.more
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No. 46 Tom McArthur

A field umpire who was chosen as the Queensland Umpire of the Century in 2003 after officiating in a national record 502 senior QAFL games over four decades from the 1950’s to the 80’s. A born and bred Queenslander, he was selected to play at the 1951 All-Australian Schoolboys carnival in Melbourne but after an outbreak of poliomyelitis at host club Footscray the Queenslanders were not allowed to travel.more
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No. 61 Dick Verdon

Fullback in the Queensland Team of the Century, he was a homegrown 240-game champion 'stolen' from rugby league to play in four QAFL premierships – two each with Sandgate and Coorparoo. He made his senior debut at Sandgate aged 18 in 1954, and played 120 games for the Hawks from 1954-61, including the 1956-57 premierships and 1954-60 grand finals. He won the Sandgate B&F in 1955-56-57, was runner-up in 1958-59-60-61 and club captain in ’61. Was a protégé of Norm Reidy when he transformed the Hawks into a formidable unit in the late 1950s.more

No. 82 Jason Dunstall

A Hawthorn champion and genuine AFL superstar who was Queensland's first member of the AFL Hall of Fame. Burst onto the scene as a 17-year-old Coorparoo full forward in 1984 when he topped the QAFL goal-kicking (73 goals), kicked seven goals in the Roos' grand final win, made a brilliant debut for Queensland, and was snapped up by the Hawks.more

No. 139 Leigh Matthews

A Legend in the AFL Hall of Fame and a member of the AFL Team of the Century, he played a pivotal role in the development of Australian Football in Queensland during a golden 10-year reign Brisbane Lions coach from 1999-2008. Voted ‘Player of the Century’ in 1999, he played 332 games and kicked 915 goals for Hawthorn from 1969-85, including 29 finals.
A member of the Hawthorn Team of the Century, he was club captain from 1981- 85, played in four premierships in 1971-76-78-83more
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No. 145 Michael Voss

Captain of the Queensland Team of the Century, he is widely regarded as Queensland's greatest AFL player, and one of the best players in the game in the early 21st century. Was an inspirational captain of the Lions' 2001-02-03 premiership sides, plus the losing 2004 grand final side. Among other highlights were five Bears/Lions B&F awards in 1995-96- 2000-01-03, five All-Australian selections in 1996-99-2001-02-03 (vice-captain 2000, captain 2002-03) and 10 years as club captain from 1997-2006.more
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