Oakleigh Draftee 'Best Ever' Side

TRIPLE Brisbane premiership player Luke Power headlines the 44 Oakleigh Chargers who have graduated to play at least one game of AFL.

Power, closing in on 300 games in this his 15th AFL season, owns the most games played by a Charger draftee in the club’s 18-year history.

Not surprisingly, Power is the first player picked as the TAC Cup Record celebrates the 21st year of the elite competition by selecting each club’s ‘best ever’ team.

It’s a totally subjective view of those players who have progressed to the AFL with selection based as close as possible to the position the players played for the majority of their career.

Of course, there will be occasions when players find themselves squeezed out of their usual position due the performance of other players.

Over the remainder of the season, the TAC Cup Record will roll out a ‘best ever’ team for each of the 12 TAC Cup clubs and we’d like to hear your thoughts on our selection.

Oakleigh owns just the one TAC Cup premiership – 2006 – but 73 players have been drafted in the NAB AFL National, Pre-Season or Rookie Draft.

One characteristic of Oakleigh’s ‘best ever’ team is the abundance of midfielders. Some have found themselves on a wing or forward flank.

Quite apart from Power, Oakleigh has supplied several premiership players – Campbell Brown and Stephen Gilham (Hawthorn), Ashley Hansen (West Coast Eagles) – as well as a Rising Star winner – Daniel Hannebery (Sydney).

The Chargers have also provided best and fairest winners: Andrew Carrazzo (Carlton) and Marc Murphy (Carlton).

Murphy is also Oakleigh’s only No 1 AFL National Draft selection, but the Chargers have seen off eight top 10 draft picks – Murphy (1), Dom Tyson (3), Andrew Gaff (4), Luke Power (5), Beau Dowler (6), Adam Tomlinson (9), Caydn Beetham (9) and Sam Power (10)

Grab a copy of the AFL Victoria Record this weekend to look at our selected 'best ever' Oakleigh Chargers side.

Head to our Facebook site to give us your 'best ever' Oakleigh side.

See a full list of draftees below:

1996

Heath

Black

Fremantle/St. Kilda

1996

Patrick

Stienfort

Richmond

1997

Paul

DiGiovine

Western Bulldogs

1997

Luke

Power

Brisbane/GWS

1998

Adam

Morgan

Port Adelaide/Western Bulldogs

1998

Luke

Penny

Western Bulldogs/St. Kilda

1998

Ian

Prendergast

Carlton

1998

James

White

Richmond

1999

Cayden

Beetham

St. Kilda

1999

Chad

Davis

St. Kilda

1999

Cameron

Ramsey

Melbourne

1999

Luke

Williams

Melbourne

2000

Nick

Gill

Melbourne/Nth Melbourne/Adelaide

2000

Matthew

Smith

Adelaide

2000

Olly

Trand

St. Kilda

2001

Campbell

Brown

Hawthorn/Gold Coast

2001

Ashley

Hansen

West Coast

2001

Sam

Power

Western Bulldogs/Nth Melbourne

2002

Andrew

Carrazzo

Carlton

2002

Cameron

Croad

Carlton

2002

Justin

Crow

Collingwood

2002

Steven

Gilham

Port Adelaide/Hawthorn

2002

Will

Slade

Geelong

2002

Brett

Thornton

Carlton

2003

Thomas

Hooker

Collingwood

2003

Daniel

Jackson

Richmond

2003

Thomas

Roach

Richmond

2003

Julian

Rowe

Collingwood

2004

Dean

Benson

Collingwood

2005

Ryan

Bain

Essendon

2005

Beau

Dowler

Hawthorn

2005

Matthew

Laidlaw

Sydney

2005

Marc

Murphy

Carlton

2005

Ben

Shap

West Coast

2006

Ed

Barlow

Sydney/Western Bulldogs

2006

Todd

Goldstein

Nth Melbourne

2006

Robbie

Gray

Port Adelaide

2006

David

McKay

Adelaide

2006

Sam

Sheldon

Brisbane

2007

Nathan

Batsianis

Port Adelaide

2007

Andy

Otten

Adelaide

2007

Nick

Smith

Sydney

2008

Glen

Chivers

St Kilda

2008

Zac

Clarke

Fremantle

2008

Dan

Hannebery

Sydney

2008

Lachie

Hille

Carlton

2008

Jordan

Lisle

Hawthorn/Brisbane

2008

Luke

Shuey

West Coast

2008

James

Strauss

Melbourne

2008

Hugh

Sandilands

Hawthorn

2008

Casey

Sibosado

Fremantle

2009

Jamie

Macmillan

Nth Melbourne

2009

Sam

Shaw

Adelaide

2010

Alex

Browne

Essendon

2010

Sam

Crocker

St. Kilda

2010

Andrew

Gaff

West Coast

2010

Tom

Gordon

Collingwood

2010

Alex

Johsnon

Sydney

2010

Patrick

Karnezis

Brisbane

2010

Ryan

Lester

Brisbane

2010

Viv

Michie

Fremantle

2010

Max

Otten

Sydney

2010

Thomas

Schnieder

Hawthorn

2011

Dom

Tyson

GWS

2011

Adam

Tomlinson

GWS

2011

Toby

Greene

GWS

2011

Tom

Curran

North Melbourne

2011

Daniel

Pearce

Western Bulldogs

2011

Matthew

Arnot

Richmond

2011

Alex

Brown

Sydney

2011

Ling

Jong

Western Bulldogs

2011

Dylan

Orval

Adelaide




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