4% is far lower than any other code & probably on par with united patriots front.The true percentage is 4% born overseas, for in addition to these 2018 numbers -
- there's also 6 new Irish recruits this year plus whatever was picked up in the draft (2019 figures not yet updated), thus there's over 30 overseas born players, quite remarkable given that every one of these came from a non Australian Football background. Also note the much larger number of second generation players.
The multi-cultural following of Australian Football is also obvious to anyone attending a game, especially in Melbourne. Obviously there's one person in this thread who hasn't had that pleasure.
Jeff Kennett is under no illusion about multi-cultural following at games.