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Matthew Pavlich

Best known as ‘Pav’, former Fremantle Dockers’ skipper Matthew Pavlich is regarded as one of the premier AFL centre half-forwards of the modern era.

He chalked up 353 games at the highest level – more than any other WA AFL player.

Pav was always in it for the long haul in WA, playing his entire AFL career at Freo after making his debut for the club in 2000, and retiring in 2016.

In those years, Pav kicked 700 goals, was an All-Australian six times and won the Dockers’ fairest and best six times.

These days, not only does the great man have a Bachelor of Science and a Masters of Business Administration, Pav can be seen presenting sport for Nine News Perth.

Individual Achievements

  • All-Australian: 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
  • International Rules Series Player: 2002, 2003
  • Doig Medal: 2002, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2011
  • Fremantle Leading Goalkicker: 2001, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012
  • Fremantle Captain: 2007–2015
  • Fremantle Life Member: 2006
  • Runner Up Coleman Medal: 2007, 2012