In VFL/AFL history , not too many people have both captained, then subsequently coached premiership teams. I’ve tried to pick a team of these , but it is not easy. So to make the task a tad easier i’ve sought to include the following players. Included are those who have captained, those who have coached, and a sizeable number who have been captain-coaches, though there’s been none of the latter since ‘Jezza’, in 1979. Who have I missed out on? Can anyone fill the gaps?
B. D. Parkin(Hawthorn/Carlton), F.Hughson(Fitzroy), P. Bentley (Richmond/Carlton)
H/B. J. Worsfold (West Coast) , R. Hickey (Geelong), M. “Bomber’, Thompson, (Essendon/Geelong)
C. C. Ricketts (South Coast),
H/F. C.Rankin (Geelong), N. Smith, (Melbourne),
F. J.Dyer(Richmond) , A. Jesaulenko ( Carlton), L. Matthews, (Hawthorn/Collingwood/Brisbane)
Rucks. J. Nicholls ( Carlton), R. Barrasi, ( Melbourne/Carlton/North Melbourne) , D.Reynolds, (Essendon)
Interchange. S. Barker(Essendon), C. Sutton, (Footscray)