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Murray named Legend, Dixon inducted to Hall of Fame

General NewsThe Australian Football League (AFL) last night announced that AFL Team of the Century member and nine-time Fitzroy Best and Fairest Winner Kevin Murray had been made a Legend of the Game. Murray, who played a club record 333 games for Fitzroy between 1955-74, was elevated to Legend Status at tonight’s Australian Football Hall of Fame dinner at the Palladium Room in Melbourne.

Inducted into the Hall of Fame tonight were Brian Dixon (pictured left - who has been a significant supporter of the development of Australian rules internationally), Stan Heal, Tony Shaw, Ross Smith and Gavin Wanganeen the controversial Wayne Carey whose personal life dramas were seen to have stalled his induction previously.

The Australian Football Hall of Fame was established in 1996 and serves to recognise players, coaches, umpires, administrators, and media representatives who have made an outstanding contribution to Australian football.

Background on the new inductees follows.

AUSTRALIAN FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES:

Wayne Carey
Played 244 games for North Melbourne, 1989-2001, kicking 671 goals.
Played 28 games for Adelaide, 2003-04, kicking 56 goals.
Played one game for NSW, kicking one goal.
Played one game for South Australia, kicking two goals.
Played one game for NSW/ACT, kicking one goal.
Played two games for Australia.
North Melbourne Best and Fairest 1992, 1993, 1996, 1998.
North Melbourne Leading Goal Kicker 1995, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000.
North Melbourne Captain 1993-2001.
North Melbourne Premierships 1996, 1999.
North Melbourne Team of the Century, Centre Half-Forward (Captain).
All Australian 1993 (captain), 1994, 1995 (vice-captain), 1996 (vice-captain), 1998 (captain), 1999 (captain), 2000 (captain).
Michael Tuck Medallist 1998.
North Melbourne Pre-Season Premiership 1995, 1998.
Adelaide Pre-Season Premiership 2003.

Brian Dixon
Played 252 games for Melbourne 1954-68, kicking 41 goals.
Played 10 games for Victoria, kicking one goal.
Melbourne Best and Fairest 1960.
Melbourne Premierships 1956, 1957, 1959, 1960, 1964.
Melbourne Team of the Century, Wing.
All Australian 1961.

Stan Heal
Played 180 games for West Perth, 1939-53.
Played Eight games for Melbourne, 1941, kicking five goals.
Played 18 games for Western Australia.
Simpson Medal, 1949.
West Perth Premierships 1941, 1949, 1952.
Melbourne Premiership, 1941.
All Australian 1948, 1949.
West Perth Coach 1947-52.
WAFL Team of the Century, Wing.
West Perth Team of the Century, Wing.
WAFL Hall of Fame, Legend.

Tony Shaw
Played 313 games for Collingwood (club record) 1978-94, kicking 158 goals.
Played four games for Victoria, kicking no goals.
Collingwood Best and Fairest 1984, 1990.
Collingwood Captain 1987-1993.
Collingwood Premiership 1990.
Collingwood Team of the Century, Interchange.
Norm Smith Medallist 1990.
All Australian 1984, 1990 (captain).
Collingwood coach 1996 – 1999.

Ross Smith
Played 234 games for St Kilda, 1961-72 and 1975, kicking 231 goals.
Played 39 games for Subiaco, 1973-74.
Played four games for Victoria, kicking one goal.
St Kilda Best and Fairest 1967, 1971.
St Kilda Captain 1970-72.
St Kilda Premiership 1966.
Subiaco Premiership 1973.
St Kilda Team of the Century, Rover.
Brownlow Medallist 1967.
St Kilda coach 1977

Gavin Wanganeen
Played 127 games for Essendon, 1991-96, kicking 64 goals.
Played 173 games for Port Adelaide, 1997-2007, kicking 138 goals.
Played eight games for South Australia, kicking one goal.
Port Adelaide Best and Fairest 2003.
Port Adelaide Captain 1997-2000.
Essendon Premiership 1993.
Port Adelaide Premiership 2004.
Indigenous Team of the Century, Half Back.
Essendon Team of the Century, Back Pocket.
Brownlow Medallist, 1993.
All Australian 1992, 1993, 1995, 2001, 2003.
Essendon Pre-Season Premierships 1993, 1994.
Port Adelaide Pre-Season Premierships 2001, 2002.
Michael Tuck Medallist 1993.

Kevin Murray – Elevated to Legend Status
Played 333 games for Fitzroy, 1955-64 and 1967-74, kicking 51 goals
Played 44 games for East Perth 1965-66, kicking 20 goals.
Played 24 games for Victoria.
Played six games for Western Australia.
Fitzroy Best and Fairest 1956, 1958, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1968, 1969.
East Perth Best and Fairest 1965.
Fitzroy Captain 1963-64 and 1967-72.
AFL Team of the Century, Half Back.
Fitzroy Team of the Century, Half Back (Captain).
Brownlow Medal 1969.
All Australian 1958, 1966.
Fitzroy Pre-Season Premiership 1959.
Fitzroy Coach 1963-64.
East Perth Coach 1965-66.

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