1999 Lockett’s Last Game

Anthony Howard “Tony” Lockett (born 9 March 1966) is a former Australian rules football player. Nicknamed “Plugger”, Lockett is the highest goalscorer in the history of the VFL/AFL with 1,360 goals in a career of 281 games, starting in 1983 with the St Kilda Football Club and moved to Sydney for the1995 season. His carrer ended in 2002 with the Sydney Swans. In 2003 he was named at Full Forward in the Sydney Team of the Century and inducted into the Saints Hall of Fame and in 2001 their Team of the Century.

Lockett won the Brownlow Medal in 1987, becoming the first and only full forward to ever win the award. He is a four-time Coleman Medallist, kicked more than 100 goals in a season on six occasions (an AFL record he shares with Jason Dunstall of Hawthorn) and is a member of the Australian Football Hall of Fame. In 1999, Lockett broke the all-time goals record when he kicked his 1300th goal, surpassing Gordon Coventry’s record of 1299 which had stood for 62 years. Lockett’s new record remains unbeaten. The southern goal end at Docklands Stadium was named after him as the “Lockett End”, with the other end being named after the footballer whose goal record he broke, Gordon Coventry.

Lockett retired in 1999 but returned for the 2002 season and played another 3 games and kicked another 3 goals.