Glenn Archer  is a former professional Australian rules footballer who played his entire career with the North Melbourne Football Club. Built like a tank Archer was one of the toughest and most aggressive players to play the game. Archer is one of the North Melbourne Football Club’s greatest players, a dual-premiership and Norm Smith Medallist, he holds the third most games record for North Melbourne, is a member of the North Melbourne Team of the Century and is recognised with the title the “Shinboner of the Century” as the North Melbourne player who most embodies the Shinboner spirit.

Along with his strength and toughness, he was also fearless and had a reputation as one of the most courageous players ever to play the game. The AFL Players Association awarded him the Robert Rose Award for Most Courageous Player six times in nine years between 1998 and 2006, the most of any player in the award’s history. In recognition as one of the best players in the AFL, Archer achieved All-Australian selection three times and also represented Victoria in State of Origin. Among his many accolades, Archer was inducted into the AFL Hall of Fame in 2012

Playing Career

1992 – 2007 North Melbourne

Games

311

Goals

148

Playing Honours

  • 2× AFL Premiership: 1996, 1999
  • 3× All-Australian team: 1996, 1998, 2002
  • Norm Smith Medal: 1996
  • 6× Robert Rose Award: 1998-1999, 2002-2003, 2005-2006
  • Madden Medal: 2007
  • North Melbourne Team of the Century
  • AFL Rising Star nominee: 1993

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