Team of the Century

In 2002, the AFLUA announced its Team of the Century. From more than 1,000 umpires who have officiated in the VFL/AFL, four field umpires, four boundary umpires and four goal umpires were selected to the team based on consistent excellence over an extended period.
Listed below are each of the Team of the Century umpires with their records in the category for which they were selected.

Jack Elder
297 VFL matches
(1906-22)
39 finals
10 grand finals

Ian Robinson
353 VFL matches
(1971-87)
35 finals
9 grand finals

Rowan Sawers
410 VFL/AFL matches
(1977-97)
35 finals
4 grand finals

Bryan Sheehan
329 VFL/AFL matches
(1986-2001)
37 finals
6 grand finals

Lindsay Lancaster
181 VFL matches
(1934-44)
29 finals
11 grand finals

Kevin Mitchell
236 VFL matches
(1968-79)
23 finals
8 grand finals

Leigh Paterson
275 VFL/AFL matches
(1976-90)
23 finals
9 grand finals

Murray Williams
320 VFL matches
(1969-85)
25 finals
4 grand finals

Craig Clark
230 VFL/AFL matches
(1987-2001)
21 finals
5 grand finals

Dick Sankey
225 VFL matches
(1963-75)
13 finals
5 grand finals

Reg Treloar
247 VFL matches
(1927-43)
24 finals
8 grand finals

Clyde White
221 VFL matches
(1939-53)
12 finals
6 grand finals

Bryan Sheehan*
363 VFL/AFL matches
(1986-2003)
37 finals
6 grand finals

Craig Clark*
334 VFL/AFL matches
(1987-2007)
28 finals
6 grand finals

* Total career statistics

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