Chris Grant is a legend of the Western Bulldogs football club and is one of the very few players who have played more than 300 games. He scored more than 500 goals throughout his career, an astonishing feat considering he spent much of his career at centre halfback, playing on the game’s best key forwards.

Grant won the Western Bulldog’s best-and-fairest award in 1994 and 1996 (and came second in 1997, 1998, and 1999, and third in 2001). He gained third place in the 1996 Brownlow Medal. He received All-Australian Honours in 1997, 1998, and 1999. He was the club’s leading goal-kicker in 1990 and 1994.

In playing his 330th game on 5 August 2006, Grant broke Doug Hawkins’ record for most games played for the Western Bulldogs. He held the club games record until 2009 when he was passed by Brad Johnson. He became a member of the Team of the Century for Footscray and Western Bulldogs and in 2012 he was Inducted into Australian Football Hall of Fame.

Playing Career

1990 – 2007 Footscray / Western Bulldogs

Games

341

Goals

554

Playing Honours

  • Most votes in the 1997 Brownlow Medal (but ineligible to win)
  • 2× Charles Sutton Medal 1994, 1996
  • All-Australian team 1997, 1998, 1999
  • Western Bulldogs captain 2000–2004
  • Australian Football Hall of Fame inducted 2012

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