Lockett an AFL Hall of Fame legend

Former St Kilda and Sydney great Tony Lockett is the latest legend of the AFL Hall of Fame.

The greatest goal kicker in VFL/AFL history became the 26th legend of the Hall of Fame at a gala ceremony at Crown Palladium on Thursday night.

A further six people were also inducted into the Hall of Fame – Brisbane triple-premiership player Jason Akermanis, North Melbourne dual-premiership player Peter Bell, former Adelaide chairman Bob Hammond, Swans premiership player Michael O’Loughlin, St Kilda Brownlow medallist Neil Roberts and prolific Subiaco goal kicker Austin Robertson.

The induction of those six takes the Hall of Fame’s membership to 263 former players, officials or media representatives who are deemed to have made special contributions to the game.

Lockett was first inducted back in 2006 when he famously drove down to Melbourne from his country New South Wales home, accepted his award then made the return trip the same night.

He joins the likes of Ron Barassi, John Coleman, Alex Jesaulenko, Jock McHale and Jack Dyer in the exclusive club.

Lockett holds the all-time goals record with 1360 goals from a decorated 281-game career between 1983-2002, which included topping the century mark in six separate seasons.

PROFILES FOR TONY LOCKETT AND SIX HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES

Tony Lockett

183 games for St Kilda, 1983-94, kicking 898 goals

98 games for Sydney Swans, 1995-99 and 2002, kicking 462 goals

Five games for Victoria, kicking 19 goals

St Kilda Best and Fairest 1987, 1991

Sydney Swans Best and Fairest 1995

St Kilda leading goal kicker 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994

Sydney Swans leading goal kicker 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999

Brownlow medallist 1987

AFLPA MVP 1987

John Coleman Medallist 1987 (117 goals), 1991 (127), 1996 (121), 1998 (109).

EJ Whitten Medallist 1995.

All-Australian 1987, 1991, 1992, 1995, 1996, 1998.

St Kilda Team of the Century

Sydney Swans Team of the Century

Australian Football Hall of Fame Inductee 2006

St Kilda Hall of Fame inductee 2003, elevated to legend 2010

Jason Akermanis

248 games for Brisbane Bears/Lions 1995-2006, kicking 307 goals

77 games for Western Bulldogs 2007-10, kicking 114 goals

Three games for the Allies, kicking zero goals

Four games for Australia

Brisbane Lions premiership 2001, 2002, 2003

Brisbane Lions best and fairest 1999, 2005

Brisbane Lions leading goal kicker 2004

Western Bulldogs leading goal kicker 2009

Brownlow medallist 2001

All Australian 1999, 2002, 2002, 2004

Jim Stynes medallist 1999

Peter Bell

163 games for Fremantle, 1995 and 2001-08, kicking 130 goals

123 games for North Melbourne 1996-2000, kicking 120 goals

49 games for South Fremantle 1994-95 and 2009, kicking 58 goals

Three games for Western Australia, kicking one goal

Two games for Australia

North Melbourne premiership 1996, 1999

North Melbourne best and fairest 2000

Fremantle best and fairest 2001, 2003, 2004

Fremantle captain 2002-2006

All-Australian 1999, 2003

Bob Hammond

234 games for North Adelaide 1960-73, kicking 68 goals

14 games for Norwood 1974-75, kicking zero goals

Seven games for South Australia

North Adelaide premiership 1960, 1971, 1972

North Adelaide captain 1973

Norwood captain 1974

North Adelaide Team of the Century

Norwood coach 1974-79

Norwood premiership 1975, 1978

South Australia coach 1983

Sydney Swans coach 1984

South Australia Hall of Fame.

South Australian Football Hall of Fame

Norwood board member 1981-90

Adelaide chairman 1991-2000

AFL Commissioner 2001-11

Michael O’Loughlin

303 games for Sydney Swans 1995-2009, kicking 521 goals

Two games for South Australia, kicking five goals

Four games for Australia

Sydney Swans premiership 2005

Sydney Swans best and fairest 1998

Sydney Swans leading goal kicker 2000, 2001

All-Australian 1997, 2000

Fos Williams medallist 1998

Indigenous Team of the Century

Neil Roberts

169 games for St Kilda 1952-62, kicking 40 goals

11 games for Victoria, kicking zero goals

Brownlow Medallist 1958

St Kilda Best and Fairest 1995, 1958

All-Australian 1958 (carnival)

St Kilda captain 1958-62

St Kilda Team of the Century

St Kilda Hall of Fame

Austin Robertson

251 games for Subiaco 1962-65 and 1967-74, kicking 1211 goals

18 games for South Melbourne 1966, kicking 60 goals

10 games for Western Australia, kicking 44 goals

Subiaco premiership 1973

Subiaco Best and Fairest 1965, 1968

WA leading goal kicker 1962, 1964, 1965, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972

Subiaco leading goal kicker 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974

South Melbourne leading goal kicker 1966

Subiaco Team of the Century

WA Hall of Fame

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