120 Years of Collingwood: Part 1 – Players 120-81

On Sunday 12th February 2012, Collingwood Football Club celebrated 120 years of existence after being formed in 1892.

Over those 120 years there have been so many champion players, and in a series over the next week I will be listing the top 120 players that have ever played for Collingwood. It has been quite tough to order the best 120 players, especially comparing eras, but I have compiled a list that will no doubt bring out controversy and discussion. The players ranked 41-120 will just be listed over the next two days, however from there the top forty will be discussed in tens and with a paragraph of explanation.

Those in the top 10 will have more in depth discussion. But, without further ado, here are the players listed 81-120:

120. Albert Lauder (1926-1931) 36 Games, 0 Goals [3 Premierships]
119. David Cloke (1983-1989) 114 Games, 51 Goals
118. James Manson (1985-1992) 120 Games, 106 Goals [1 Premiership]
117. Archie Smith (1897-1902) 89 Games, 119 Goals [1 Premiership, 1 Coleman*]
116. Jamie Turner (1984-1993) 160 Games, 33 Goals [1 Premiership]
115. Shane Watson (1992-2000) 141 Games, 102 Goals
114. Mark Richardson (1991-2002) 141 Games, 83 Goals
113. Gordon Hocking (1938-41, 1943-52) 171 Games, 78 Goals
112. Jack Hamilton (1948-1957) 154 Games, 16 Goals
111. Harry Chesswas (1922-1931) 154 Games, 45 Goals
110. Ken Turner (1956-1965) 170 Games, 56 Goals
109. Ron McKeown (1984-1993) 123 Games, 105 Goals
108. Peter McCormack (1976-1985) 160 Games, 21 Goals
107. Phil Manassa (1973-1979) 122 Games, 60 Goals
106. Charles Utting (1943-1950) 125 Games, 17 Goals [1 B&F]
105. Alec Mutch (1911-1921) 144 Games, 5 Goals [2 Premierships]
104. Craig Starcevich (1987-1993) 124 Games, 162 Goals [1 Premiership]
103. Michael Gayfer (1986-1993) 142 Games, 1 Goal [1 Premiership]
102. Shane Kerrison (1986-1995) 141 Games, 15 Goals [1 Premiership]
101. Jack Ross (1931-1940) 142 Games, 30 Goals [2 Premierships]
100. Peter Lucas (1949-1959) 177 Games, 1 Goal [1 Premiership]
99. Leo Wescott (1922-27, 1929, 1931-32) 143 Games, 3 Goals [2 Premierships]
98. Harry Saunders (1916-1926) 135 Games, 10 Goals [2 Premierships]
97. Ted Potter (1963-1972) 182 Games, 0 Goals
96. Paul Williams (1991-2000) 189 Games, 223 Goals
95. Harry Curtis (1914-1923) 122 Games, 149 Goals [1 Yr Captain]
94. Percy Gibb (1905-1914) 157 Games, 10 Goals [1 Premiership]
93. Ron Kingston (1950-1959) 173 Games, 7 Goals [1 Premiership]
92. Ron Richards (1947-1956) 143 Games, 114 Goals [1 Premiership]
91. Charles Pannam (1917-1922) 97 Games, 12 Goals [2 Premierships]
90. Kevin Rose (1958-1967) 159 Games, 47 Goals
89. Percy Rowe (1920-24, 1927-28) 96 Games, 37 Goals [2 Premierships]
88. Vin Doherty (1934-1939) 96 Games, 122 Goals [2 Premierships]
87. Ronnie Wearmouth (1969-1981) 186 Games, 127 Goals
86. Shane O’Bree (2000-2010) 227 Games, 84 Goals
85. Michael Twomey (1951-1961) 157 Games, 94 Goals [2 Premierships]
84. Ernie Wilson (1919-1928) 126 Games, 9 Goals [2 Premierships]
83. Charles Tyson (1920-1926) 106 Games, 42 Goals [3 Yr Captain]
82. Scott Russell (1990-1998) 182 Games, 107 Goals [1 Premiership]
81. Michael Christian (1987-1995) 131 Games, 23 Goals [1 Premiership]

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