He’s been regarded as an AFL legend for years – now, it’s official. Adam Goodes is a “Bloods Legend” after he was inducted into the Sydney Swans Hall of Fame and immediately elevated to the exclusive upper tier.
Goodes, who played a club-record 372 AFL games for the Swans and won two premierships and two Brownlow Medals across his 18-year career, was formally recognised with the honour on Wednesday night and was on hand to accept it at Sydney’s annual guernsey presentation and hall of fame induction dinner at The Star.
He joins club greats Bob Skilton, Bob Pratt, Paul Kelly, Peter Bedford, J. Herbie Matthews, Ron Clegg and Peter Burns as a certified Swans legend.
Aside from his long list of on-field accomplishments, Goodes was also named Australian of the Year in 2014 for his brave on-field stand against racism. with the backlash against him from some sections of the public one of the ugliest chapters in the AFL’s history.