Posted: 5 October, 2016
by Footy Newsroom
Which Three Players Made All-Australian The Same Year They Played Their Last Game?
Only 3 in history
Now we're officially in the off-season, it's time for some interesting stats and trivia to kill the time.
With the retirement of Corey Enright today, who made the All-Australian side in 2016, we thought it would be interesting to see which other players also made the team in their final year.
It turns out there are only two: Leon Davis and Matthew Egan.
Both come with an asterisk, however.
Having made the All-Australian team in 2009 as a small forward, Davis made it for a second time in 2011 when he played as a rebounding defender.
He ended up leaving Collingwood at the end of the season under strange circumstances, before nominating for the draft and not being selected.
He returned home to Western Australia and played in the WAFL for 2012 - thus, ending his AFL career as an All-Australian representative.
Egan was named as the centre-half back in the All-Australian team of 2007 playing for Geelong.
He fractured his foot in Round 22 of that season, devastatingly missing out on the premiership.
Egan remained on the Cats list for a further two seasons, but his foot injury plagued him so much that he was never able to play again.