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This might be a good one for this board

Who’s played in the most senior premierships?

Craig Gislingham had a couple of stints at Richmond (never played seniors) in between his senior career at Vermont where he played in 10 senior premierships. Then went to Wandin as captain-coach and won two flags. 12 premierships all up.

Anybody known to have bettered that?

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15
Neil Pedler (Cummins Ramblers)

14
Peter Fitzgerald (Cummins Ramblers)
Ron Koch (Cummins Ramblers)

13
Bruce Blacker (Cummins Ramblers)

12
Michael Athanasiou (St Mary’s)
Ray Fitzgerald (Cummins Ramblers)
Craig Gislingham (10 Vermont, 2 Wandin)
Des Pedler (Cummins Ramblers)
Cyril Rioli (St Mary’s)

11
Noel Long (St Mary’s)
Scott McCallam (9 Clarence, 2 OHA)

10
David 'Dolly' Christy (9 East Fremantle, 1 Fremantle)
Craig Coghlan (Vermont)
Gavin Cooney (Clarence)
Chris Minhard (Cummins Ramblers)
Albert ‘Topsy’ Waldron (9 Norwood, 1 Carlton)
 
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11 by Scott McCallum between 1993 and 2011.
Played in five senior TFL premierships with Clarence in 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997 and 2000.
Four SFL Premier League senior premierships with Clarence in 2001, 2002, 2004 and 2006.
Two senior premierships with OHA in the Old Scholars Football Association in 2008 and 2011.
Gavin Cooney played in 10 senior premierships with Clarence in 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 2000 (TFL).
Clarence 2001, 2002, 2004, 2006 (SFL Premier League).
Clarence 2009 (TSL)
 

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diffrent sources to vary between 8 and 11
Yeah, you’re right. It’s a bit tricky.

He seems to be credited as a member of Carlton’s 1877 premiership team in most places.

Norwood is less clear. SANFL says 7 - 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 87, 88
http://sanfl.com.au/halloffame/a-e-topsy-waldron/

Norwood Online Museum adds two more - 89 and 91 - to make 9.
http://www.redlegsmuseum.com.au/ON_FIELD/PLAYERS/WALDRON__Alfred__Topsy_.aspx

And the SANFL article states he played at Norwood until 1892. Happy to give him the ten.
 

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Yeah, you’re right. It’s a bit tricky.

He seems to be credited as a member of Carlton’s 1877 premiership team in most places.

Norwood is less clear. SANFL says 7 - 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 87, 88
http://sanfl.com.au/halloffame/a-e-topsy-waldron/

Norwood Online Museum adds two more - 89 and 91 - to make 9.
http://www.redlegsmuseum.com.au/ON_FIELD/PLAYERS/WALDRON__Alfred__Topsy_.aspx

And the SANFL article states he played at Norwood until 1892. Happy to give him the ten.
Pre the common final Playoff game - Grand final (pre 1900 in most cases.)
Any player who play one game during the year is a member of a premiership team
 

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Pre the common final Playoff game - Grand final (pre 1900 in most cases.)
Any player who play one game during the year is a member of a premiership team
Yep. So inclined to credit him as part of the 1889 and 1891 flags, as all sources have him playing for Norwood until 1892.
 

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'only' 9 premierships but the Gowans twins, Chris and James but they played in 17 consecutive grand finals:

1995-1997 - 3 GF losses for Anglesea to Ocean Grove in the Bellarine Football League
1998 - GF loss for Werribee to Springvale in the Victorian Football League
1999 - GF loss for St Kilda to Essendon in the AFL Reserves
2000-2001 - 2 GF wins for Central District to Woodville-West Torrens in the SANFL
2002 - GF loss for Central District to Sturt in the SANFL
2003-2005 - 3 GF wins for Central District in the SANFL (West Adelaide, Woodville-West Torrens x2)
2006 - GF loss for Central District to Woodville-West Torrens in the SANFL
2007-2010 - 4 GF wins for Central District in the SANFL (North Adelaide, Glenelg, Sturt, Norwood)
2011 - GF loss for Central District to Woodville-West Torrens in the SANFL
 

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'only' 9 premierships but the Gowans twins, Chris and James but they played in 17 consecutive grand finals:

1995-1997 - 3 GF losses for Anglesea to Ocean Grove in the Bellarine Football League
1998 - GF loss for Werribee to Springvale in the Victorian Football League
1999 - GF loss for St Kilda to Essendon in the AFL Reserves
2000-2001 - 2 GF wins for Central District to Woodville-West Torrens in the SANFL
2002 - GF loss for Central District to Sturt in the SANFL
2003-2005 - 3 GF wins for Central District in the SANFL (West Adelaide, Woodville-West Torrens x2)
2006 - GF loss for Central District to Woodville-West Torrens in the SANFL
2007-2010 - 4 GF wins for Central District in the SANFL (North Adelaide, Glenelg, Sturt, Norwood)
2011 - GF loss for Central District to Woodville-West Torrens in the SANFL
Yeah I read about them the other day... remarkable record.
 

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Hawthorn's Isaac Smith

Hailing from Cootamundra, Smith played football and basketball with Luke Breust in Temora, with both ending up at Hawthorn where they played together in the 2013 AFL Grand Final. Smith moved to Wagga Wagga when he was 13, where he played with Hawthorn's Matt Suckling in the Wagga Hawks for several years before both moved to the Wagga Tigers where they won two premierships.

Smith later moved to Victoria to take up a Sports Management Degree at the University of Ballarat. Joining his mates at Redan, Smith first aired his raking left foot in Redan's reserves. After winning the 2009 senior Ballarat Football League (BFL) Grand Final, he resisted North Ballarat's overtures to do a pre-season with them, but by midway through 2010, he was not only being pulled again by the Roosters, but pushed from within by Redan.[1]

2007 - Wagga
2009 - Redan
2010 - North Ballarat
2013,2014,2015 Hawthorn

6 flags in nine years with four different clubs and leagues.
 

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15 - Neil Pedler
14 - Peter Fitzgerald, Ron Koch
13 - Bruce Blacker
12 - Ray Fitzgerald, Des Pedler
10 - Chris Minhard

All played for Cummins Ramblers during their record 15 consecutive flags from 1968 to 1982.

There is a whole list of players in
"South Australian Country Football Digest" by Peter Lines.
 

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15 - Neil Pedler
14 - Peter Fitzgerald, Ron Koch
13 - Bruce Blacker
12 - Ray Fitzgerald, Des Pedler
10 - Chris Minhard

All played for Cummins Ramblers during their record 15 consecutive flags from 1968 to 1982.

There is a whole list of players in
"South Australian Country Football Digest" by Peter Lines.
Amazing

Reckon we have a winner - surely nobody beats 15!!
 
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