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Queenslanders in the VFL/AFL

Hoping to serve as inspiration to all young Queensland footy players, here are all of the Queenslanders who have played in the VFL/AFL competition and those who are on the verge of doing so.

It would be ideal to base inclusion here simply on State of Origin criteria.  However, the definition which identifies a player’s home state for selection in State of Origin matches has been constantly changed over the years.  For example, Queensland-born and raised Jason Dunstall has, at different stages, played State of Origin football for both Queensland and Victoria.

Two of the most reasonable definitions which have been used in State of Origin selections will therefore form the basis for inclusion here.  A player must have (i) lived in and played the majority of his junior football in Queensland, or (ii) played his first senior game in a Queensland-based competition.

The players are divided into four sections: (i) Current players, (ii) Past players, (iii) Signed players yet to make their AFL debut, and (iv) Near things: players who were on the verge of playing in the VFL/AFL but for some reason did not.

If you feel there are any inaccuracies, please let us know.

Current Players Qld club(s) or place of origin AFL club(s)
David Armitage Mackay St Kilda
Rohan Bail Mt Gravatt Melbourne
Claye Beams Labrador Brisbane Lions
Dayne Beams Southport Collingwood
Tom Bell Morningside Carlton
Scott Clouston Morningside Brisbane Lions
Joseph Daye Zillmere Eagles Gold Coast
Courtenay Dempsey Morningside Essendon
Charlie Dixon Redland,
Cairns
Gold Coast
Josh Drummond Maroochydore Brisbane Lions
Daniel Dzufer Suncoast Lions Brisbane Lions
Sam Gilbert Southport St Kilda
David Hale Broadbeach North Melbourne,
Hawthorn
Shaun Hampson Mt Gravatt Carlton
Jarrod Harbrow Cairns Western Bulldogs,
Gold Coast
Brad Howard Toowoomba St Kilda
Ben Hudson Mt Gravatt Adelaide,
Western Bulldogs,
Brisbane Lions
Karmichael Hunt Brisbane Gold Coast
Lachlan Keeffe Gympie Collingwood
Joel Macdonald Mt Gravatt Brisbane Lions,
Melbourne
Alik Magin Caloundra Gold Coast
Rhys Magin Zillmere Essendon
Brock McCauley Southport Brisbane Lions
Luke McGuane Broadbeach Richmond
Daniel Merrett Surfers Paradise Brisbane Lions
Brad Miller Mt Gravatt Melbourne
Wayde Mills Southport Brisbane Lions
Brad Moran Southport Adelaide
James Mulligan Southport Western Bulldogs
Jake Orreal Western Taipans Sydney
Michael Osborne Labrador Hawthorn
Ricky Petterd Broadbeach Melbourne
Daniel Pratt Northern Eagles North Melbourne
Albert Proud Mt Gravatt Brisbane Lions
Andrew Raines Southport Richmond,
Brisbane Lions
Sam Reid Zillmere Western Bulldogs
Brent Renouf Southport Hawthorn
Bryce Retzlaff Labrador Brisbane Lions
Nick Riewoldt Southport St Kilda
Zac Smith Rockhampton,
Zillmere Eagles
Gold Coast
Jake Spencer Townsville,
Redland
Melbourne
Cheynee Stiller Northern Eagles Brisbane Lions
Rory Thompson Southport Gold Coast
Joel Tippett Southport Gold Coast
Kurt Tippett Southport Adelaide, Sydney
Gavin Urquhart Morningside North Melbourne
Ben Warren Zillmere North Melbourne
Jesse White Southport Sydney
Brendan Whitecross Zillmere Hawthorn
John Williams Morningside Essendon
Tom Williams Morningside Western Bulldogs
Peter Yagmoor Morningside Collingwood
 
Past Players Qld club(s) AFL club(s)
Jason Akermanis Mayne Brisbane Lions,
Western Bulldogs
Marcus Ashcroft Southport Brisbane
Brett Backwell Northern Eagles,
Western Districts
Carlton
Tony Beckett Mayne Brisbane
Corey Bell Southport Brisbane
Clint Bizzell Kedron-Grange Geelong,
Melbourne
Craig Brittain Windsor-Zillmere North Melbourne
Tom Broadbent Sandgate Fitzroy
Darren Carlson Southport Brisbane
Jamie Charman Northern Eagles Brisbane Lions
Troy Clarke Cairns Brisbane
Che Cockatoo-Collins City Cobras (Cairns) Essendon,
Port Adelaide
Robert Copeland Northern Eagles Brisbane Lions
Gavin Crosisca Western Districts Collingwood
Barry Denny Morningside Melbourne
Danny Dickfos Windsor-Zillmere,
North Brisbane,
Northern Eagles
Brisbane
Erwin Dornau Kedron South Melbourne
Frank Dunell Windsor-Zillmere Essendon
Jason Dunstall Coorparoo Hawthorn
Peter Ellis Mayne Fitzroy
Rudi Frigo Mayne Brisbane
Michael Gibson Coorparoo Fitzroy,
Brisbane
Allan Giffard Sherwood Brisbane
Brent Green Southport Brisbane
Brett Grimley Wilston-Grange Fitzroy
Ken Grimley Wilston-Grange,
Coorparoo
Fitzroy
Mitch Hahn Northern Eagles Western Bulldogs
Scott Harding Morningside Brisbane Lions,
Port Adelaide
Carl Herbert Mayne Collingwood
Rhan Hooper Ipswich Brisbane Lions,
Hawthorn
Simon Hose Western Districts Sydney,
Brisbane
Max Hudghton West Brisbane St Kilda
Alan Hunter Sherwood Footscray
Clark Keating North Brisbane Brisbane
Matthew Kennedy Southport Brisbane
Colin Kimmorley Western Districts Collingwood
Trent Knobel Broadbeach Brisbane,
St Kilda,
Richmond
Stephen Lawrence Morningside Hawthorn
Steven Lawrence Southport Brisbane,
St Kilda
Simon Luhrs Western Districts Brisbane
Tony Lynn Morningside Brisbane,
Carlton
Scott McIvor Wilston-Grange Fitzroy,
Brisbane
Steven McLuckie Southport Brisbane
Dean McRae Sandgate North Melbourne,
Sydney
Mal Michael Morningside Collingwood,
Brisbane,
Essendon
Shane Morrison Northern Eagles Brisbane,
Richmond
Craig Potter Western Districts Sydney,
Brisbane
Glenn Scanlan Coorparoo North Melbourne,
Footscray
Robert Shepherd Western Districts Fitzroy
Gary Shaw Western Districts Collingwood,
Brisbane
Hamish Simpson Kedron-Grange Geelong
Ray Smith Western Districts Essendon,
Melbourne
Trevor Spencer Jindalee Essendon,
Melbourne,
Geelong
Zane Taylor Southport Geelong
Brett Voss Morningside Brisbane,
St Kilda
Michael Voss Morningside Brisbane
David Wearne Coorparoo Brisbane
Stephen Wearne Coorparoo Melbourne
Ray Windsor Western Districts Brisbane
Dale Woodhall Mayne Collingwood
 
Signed players yet 
to make debut
Qld club(s) AFL club(s)
Jackson Allen Morningside Gold Coast
Pat Garner Western Magpies Brisbane Lions
Jesse Haberfield Southport Gold Coast
James Mulligan Southport Western Bulldogs
Paul O’Shea Redland Western Bulldogs
Chris Smith Mt Gravatt Fremantle
Adam Spackman Morningside Brisbane Lions
Jack Stanlake Gold Coast Gold Coast
Jack Stanley Zillmere Eagles Gold Coast
Josh Thomas Redland Collingwood
Sean Yoshiura Mt Gravatt Brisbane Lions
 
‘Near things’ Qld club(s) AFL club(s)
Robert Dickfos Windsor-Zillmere Brisbane
Noel McGuinness Morningside St Kilda

Biography of Noel McGuinness on the AFLQ website

Wayne Stewart Mayne,
Coorparoo
St Kilda

Biography of Wayne Stewart on the AFLQ website

Dick Verdon Sandgate,
Coorparoo
St Kilda

Biography of Dick Verdon on the AFLQ website

 

Last Modified:  12th February 2013

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