AFL Jumper Numbers

A reader recently asked me what jumper numbers haven’t been used yet, which is a relatively simple question compared to some of the other ones I have looked at in the past.

As far as I am aware AFL players are not allowed to wear the number 0, like they do in basketball. Zero aside, every number between 1 and 60 has been worn at least once, with 63, 65, and 67 also being worn.

Figure: Number of players to wear each jumper number

Jumper numbers

Some “famous” names associated with uncommon jumper numbers:

  • #49: James Hird
  • #52: Robert Harvey
  • #57: Alastair Clarkson
  • #60: Tony Liberatore
  • #63: Mark Perkins
  • #65: Andrew Witts
  • #67: Lance Franklin, Shane Edwards (along with other players as part of Sir Doug Nicholls Indigenous Round in 2017)

The timeframe of this stat is limited based on what data are freely/easily available and/or accessible. Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you spot any errors in what I have presented. As always, apologies to anyone who has already looked at this stat.