Players that became well known/famous from one play or game

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Norm Smith Medallist
Sep 14, 2003
Parkville Medical Precinct
AFL Club
Western Bulldogs
Other Teams
LA Angels, Sharks
But harsh on Johnson. I remember him for his legacy - squandering shots near or after the final siren to win is team the game.
Only remembered for missing 2 match winning goals because it happened so rarely.....Johnno won dozens of games off his own boot with late last quarter goals.

John Georgiades is a better nomination - 8 goals on debut and disappeared soon after.

Johnny Bananas

Club Legend
Sep 10, 2010
A sugar refinery
AFL Club
Brisbane Lions
100 years ago, Bill James was recruited to Richmond from Kyabram. His first game was the 1920 VFL Grand Final, where he kicked the matchwinning goal. Never played in the VFL again.

It was reported this was due to him being accidentally shot in the foot while hunting, but this was disproved on BigFooty of all places. He simply got delisted, went back to Kyabram and won two premierships. The shooting was actually four years later.


Hall of Famer
Mar 23, 2007
Where Premiership dreams are made...
AFL Club
Other Teams
Man U, Canucks and 49ers
Moorcroft and Johnson are both remembered for that mark. But Morcroft is only remembered for that mark. Johnson played over 360 games was 6 time All Australian including AA captain in 2006, an alltime legend.
Johnson for being so vastly overrated.


All Australian
Nov 10, 2009
AFL Club
Other Teams
Fulham FC
Essendon fans won’t forget Michael Quinn for being our ruck in the 2009 elim final (partnering the giant that is Nathan Lovett Murray)

Also Rampe for climbing to the top of the goalpost while managing not to shake it ;)


Norm Smith Medallist
Jan 18, 2002
A bay at Rotto
AFL Club
Other Teams
East Rottnest
Leon Baker was a star but that blind turn and goal in the 84 granny was something. Billy Duckworth for the same game

Kyle Reimers 8 against GC
In my mind, Leon Baker will never be remembered for ONE game. Brilliant player, full stop.

A player who jogged around in board shorts at training for South Bunbury, he was definitely the opposite of a figjam.

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