Anthony Koutoufides is a retired Australian rules footballer remembered for his incredible strength and athleticism and is widely considered one of the greatest footballers of his era.  A 191 cm powerhouse with pace, endurance and sensational all-round skills he played in almost every position and was often called the prototype of the modern footballer.

Koutoufides starred in Carlton’s 1995 Premiership victory over Geelong, won two club Best and Fairest awards, and was twice selected as an All Australian. In 1997 he was Carlton’s leading goal-kicker, and in 2000, was voted the AFL Players Association’s Most Valuable Player. He was inducted into the Australian Football Hall of Fame in 2014.

Playing Career

1992 – 2007 Carlton

Games

278

Goals

226

Playing Honours

  • Leigh Matthews Trophy (AFLPA MVP): 2000
  • Robert Reynolds Trophy: 2001, 2005
  • All Australian: 1995, 2000
  • Carlton Captain: 2004–2006
  • Carlton Leading Goalkicker: 1997
  • Carlton premiership team: 1995
  • AFL and Carlton life-member
  • Victorian State of Origin: 1999
  • Australian Football Hall of Fame inductee 2014
  • Greek Team of the Century: Vice-Captain
  • VFL/AFL Italian Team of the Century: Centre Half-Back

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