Tributes flow for retiring AFL great Judd


“Leigh Matthews said to us in 2003, ‘Have a look at this kid Chris Judd. This kid is not any rookie – he is going to be an absolute superstar, so pay attention’. He came in and kicked five in the first half, absolutely blew us away. From then you know he was going to be an absolute legend.” – former Brisbane captain JONATHAN BROWN

“It’s a sad day for AFL football. You know, Juddy was a terrific AFL footballer, he’s been a terrific player for Carlton and he was probably the best player that played at West Coast Eagles” – West Coast forward, JOSH KENNEDY

“Congrats to the best player I’ve seen @cjayfive unbelievable career well done on everything you have achieved …” Sydney Swans great BUDDY FRANKLIN

“I think within the first seven games at West Coast, the great Leigh Matthews was tagging him already at the Gabba and I think he kicked three or four goals in that game. His stamp on the game from a very early time was phenomenal.” Former Eagles backman and Suns coach, GUY McKENNA

“It has been one of the greatest careers we’ve ever seen in the game – he has done everything. The explosive pace that he had and the ability he had to break tackles. He was untouchable. No one could lay a hand on him. He was virtually unstoppable at his best.” Hawthorn great JASON DUNSTALL

“He’s one of the best two or three players of this generation and he’ll go into the Hall of Fame within the next five to six years.” Geelong utility, JIMMY BARTEL

“I thought Robert Harvey was the best on-baller of the 90s and Chris Judd took the baton and ran with it. He’s just been a marvellous player on and off the ground, a marvellous person and I’ve thoroughly enjoyed watching him play. Every time I’ve seen him play, I just get thorough enjoyment out of it.” – Kangaroos great WAYNE CAREY

“What Juddy’s done for the footy club, over the years, has been great. He’s taught us a lot about professionalism and hard work. I’ve loved playing with him over the last six or seven years. He’s taught me a lot and I’ve loved playing with him. He’s been a true champion of the game and it’s been a pleasure to play with him.” Carlton captain, MARC MURPHY

“One of the greatest ever! Congrats on an amazing career @cjayfive … always wished he was a demon.” Melbourne captain, NATHAN JONES

“Congrats to Chris Judd – a magnificent player but even more so for his exemplary conduct under the intense spotlight that comes with the fame.” AFL legend, LEIGH MATTHEWS

“Congrats to Chris Judd on a consistently brilliant career. Champion on the field but more importantly off it, displaying great integrity.” Collingwood coach, NATHAN BUCKLEY

“Congrats @cjayfive on an amazing career, one of the best to ever play the game.” SHAUN BURGOYNE, HAWTHORN

“He is such an ornament to the game.” Adelaide star PATRICK DANGERFIELD.

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