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Jeffrey Farmer


Jeff Farmer also known as "The Wizard" or "The Wiz" because of his uncanny ability to create goals from nothing. Farmer began his professional football career with the Melbourne Football Club in 1995 being taken at pick number 41 in the draft. Jeff played 118 games for Melbourne kicking 259 goals and won Melbourne’s leading goal kicker award in 1997, 1998 and 2000 along with being recognized with All Australian honors that year. In 2002 Jeff was traded to Fremantle in exchange for pick number 17, he continued his career playing a further 131 games for Fremantle kicking 224 goals and also became the first aboriginal player in AFL history to kick 400 goals. Farmer had his most productive season in 2006 since 2000 kicking 55 goals from just 19 games, with 31 goals in just 7 games towards the end of the season. At the end of the 2008 AFL season Farmer announced his retirement from AFL football, leaving him on 249 games. His 483 career goals are the 49th most in VFL/AFL history and his 224 goals for Fremantle are second behind Matthew Pavlich. After Jeff retired he played one year in the WAFL at South Fremantle winning a premiership along with former Fremantle teammate Peter Bell.

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