Cobba’s AFL Trade Directory

For those who follow me closely (or have nothing better to do) may remember that last year I created the 2012 AFL Trade Directory. After a pretty positive response, I decided to return the idea and create another one for the 2013 trade period.

With some much improved design skills (I’ve still got a long way to go) I map out every single trade and free agent movement over the past 3 weeks.

What really captures me with this graphic, is that shows the complexity of every trade deal, and all the carefully thought-out deals into one simple equation: the Ins and Outs. But also because it manages to represent how all clubs are interconnected with each other, one way or another.

Hopefully you don’t get too lost, and please let me know who you think came up on top!


Here it is, the 2013 AFL Trade Directory! Best click through to my blog for full view


2013 Trade Directory







About Jake "Cobba" Stevens

Cobba Stevens works in sports social media and content. A keen middle-distance runner in both the ammos and the pros, he's also one of the youngest 'old bloods' supporters in Melbourne.


  1. Kath Presdee says

    Great graphic!
    You could almost just have a subset outlining the movement of “Pick 48”, which just kept finding it’s way back to the Giants.

  2. Great stuff Cobba

  3. bob speechley says

    A beautiful piece of work – you should feel proud of such mastery. After all of the hullabaloo in the media over the moves this is certainly worth reflecting on.

  4. Thanks guys!
    I think it throws up a lot of interesting information when it is visualized like this. For instance you can see what a players worth is quite clearly and how involved Brisbane and GWS have been. Also, see if you can track the movement of pick 48!

    I might have to do another one for 2014 now…

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