The best AFL goal returns of the last decade

SEN - Wed, 11th Dec 2019 - 0 Comments

Who has kicked the most bags of goals in the last 10 years of footy?

Most of us remember Lance Franklin’s massive haul of 13.4 against North Melbourne in 2012 which prompted Anthony Hudson’s now famous call of “Thirteen, thirrrrrteeeeen, can you believe it?”.

Buddy’s was the biggest bag since Mark LeCras helped himself to 12 against Essendon two seasons prior. This pair of bags were two of just four 11-plus returns for the decade.

The Sydney star and Hawthorn favourite has a handful of the best individual goal performances since 2010 alongside West Coast’s Josh Kennedy on five and ahead of Richmond’s Jack Riewoldt with four.

See the 25 best individual goal hauls of the last decade 👇

Player Club Goals.Behinds Opponent Year
Lance Franklin HAWTHORN 13.4 Nth Melbourne 2012
Mark LeCras WEST COAST 12.2 Essendon 2010
Jack Riewoldt RICHMOND 11.2 GWS 2014
Josh Kennedy WEST COAST 11 GWS 2014
Jack Riewoldt RICHMOND 10.6 Gold Coast 2018
Josh Kennedy WEST COAST 10.3 W.Bulldogs 2011
Jack Riewoldt RICHMOND 10.3 West Coast 2010
Lance Franklin SYDNEY 10.2 Carlton 2017
Tom Lynch ADELAIDE 10.2 GWS 2013
Ben Brown NTH MELB 10.1 Port Adelaide 2019
Josh Kennedy WEST COAST 10.1 Carlton 2015
Jeremy Cameron GWS GIANTS 9.5 Gold Coast 2019
Lance Franklin SYDNEY 9.4 St Kilda 2014
Nick Riewoldt ST KILDA 9.1 Brisbane 2016
Lance Franklin SYDNEY 8.4 Brisbane 2017
Lance Franklin HAWTHORN 8.3 Essendon 2013
Jack Riewoldt RICHMOND 8.3 St Kilda 2012
Josh Kennedy WEST COAST 8.2 Brisbane 2016
Josh Kennedy WEST COAST 8.2 Gold Coast 2014
Jake Carlisle ESSENDON 8.2 W.Bulldogs 2014
Jay Schulz PORT ADELAIDE 8.2 W.Bulldogs 2014
Jarryd Roughead HAWTHORN 8.2 West Coast 2014
Matthew Pavlich FREMANTLE 8.2 West Coast 2012
Stephen Milne ST KILDA 8.2 Adelaide 2011
Kyle Reimers ESSENDON 8.2 Gold Coast 2011

We also compiled the best season goal hauls since 2010 which features Franklin's 82 for the Hawks in 2011 and Kennedy's same return for the Eagles in 2016.

Buddy has six of the top 25 season returns, well clear of Kennedy and Riewoldt on three apiece.

Check out the best season hauls of the last decade 👇

Player Club Goals Games Average Year
Lance Franklin Hawthorn 82 22 3.72 2011
Josh Kennedy West Coast 82 23 3.56 2016
Lance Franklin Sydney 81 26 3.11 2016
Josh Kennedy West Coast 80 25 3.2 2015
Barry Hall W.Bulldogs 80 24 3.33 2010
Lance Franklin Sydney 79 22 3.59 2014
Jack Riewoldt Richmond 78 22 3.54 2010
Jeremy Cameron GWS Giants 76 24 3.16 2019
Eddie Betts Adelaide 75 24 3.12 2016
Jarryd Roughead Hawthorn 75 23 3.26 2014
Lance Franklin Sydney 73 24 3.04 2017
Jarryd Roughead Hawthorn 72 25 2.88 2013
Jack Riewoldt Richmond 70 24 2.91 2018
Josh Kennedy West Coast 69 19 3.63 2017
Lance Franklin Hawthorn 69 19 3.63 2012
Matthew Pavlich Fremantle 69 23 3 2012
Travis Cloke Collingwood 69 25 2.76 2011
Tom Hawkins Geelong 68 24 2.83 2014
Travis Cloke Collingwood 68 22 3.09 2013
Tom Lynch Gold Coast 66 22 3 2016
Jay Schulz Port Adelaide 66 25 2.64 2014
Joe Daniher Essendon 65 23 2.82 2017
Jack Riewoldt Richmond 65 22 2.95 2012
Ben Brown Nth Melbourne 64 22 2.91 2019
Lance Franklin Hawthorn 64 18 3.55 2010