Gary Ablett, Junior
(born 14 May 1984) is a professional Australian rules football
player and current captain
of the Gold Coast Football Club
in the Australian Football League
The elder son of AFL Hall of Fame
member and Geelong great Gary Ablett, Sr.
, Ablett Junior was drafted to the AFL under the father-son rule
and began his career in his father's shadow, however he has since established himself as one of the game's greats in his own right.
Ablett has been recognised as one of the AFL's elite midfielder
, being awarded many of the league's highest individual honors, including the prestigious Brownlow Medal
, the Leigh Matthews Trophy
as the AFL Players Association
's Most Valuable Player
a record three times, and been selected to four All-Australian
sides, once as vice-captain. He is a dual premiership player
. He has won three AFL Coaches Association 'Champion Player of the Year' awards, and a several media awards including the Australian Football Media Association Player of the Year
award. At a representative level, he was selected to captain Victoria
in the AFL Hall of Fame Tribute Match
He has also become a great of the Geelong Football Club, being inducted into the club's Hall of Fame and awarded life membership while still playing, winning two Carji Greeves Medals
as Geelong's best and fairest player and led the club's goalkicking.
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