For all AFL players, one particular item trumps whoever carries the largest contract, who wears a Brownlow medal, the most All-Australian nods: a AFL Premiership.
Below, we rank the 15 best current players without a premiership medal.
One important note: We limited eligibility to players who have not reach 150 games. (Sorry, Nat Fyfe and Rory Sloane)
15 Robbie Gray
Port Adelaide (2007-present)
Robbie Gray just qualifies in our rankings with AFL 155 games to his name.
Gray’s achievements include: 3× John Cahill Medallist (2014, 2015, 2016), AFLCA Player of the Year (2014), 2× All-Australian team (2014, 2015), 2× Showdown Medallist, Port Adelaide leading goalkicker (2011), Port Adelaide Most Improved Player (2009) and a
AFL Rising Star nominee (2007)
A already impressive career, but his hopes of any short term grand final success looks to be slim, as Port Adelaide took a backward step in the 2016 season.
14 Callan Ward
Western Bulldogs (2008-2011), Greater Western Sydney (2012-present)
Ward is one of the toughest players in today’s game and with a 167 AFL appearances still in search for premiership success.
The 2017 season could be the season Ward has a chance to play off for the holy grail as the talented GWS side looks destined for glory.
13 Josh Kennedy
Carlton (2006-2007), West Coast (2008-present)
The 29-year old seems to be getting better with age, Kennedy is the current Coleman Medalist after winning the award in 2016.
Kennedy’s achievements include: 2× Coleman Medal (2015, 20160,
5× West Coast leading goal kicker (2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016) and 2× All-Australian (2015, 2016)
Kennedy had his shot to have premiership glory with West Coast taking on Hawthorn in the 2015 Grand Final, but it was Hawthorn who made it 3 in-a-row and denying Kennedy of a premiership medal.