The Carlton Blues are one of the most successful clubs in the history of the AFL, having won the equal-most VFL/AFL premierships, 16, tied with bitter rivals Essendon. The team’s last premiership however came in 1995, and they have not been sighted at the top of the competition since the new millenium.
Carlton surprised everyone in the first half of 2016, winning six of their first eleven games after managing just four the previous season. But the second half of the year yielded just one more win as they finished, rather disappointingly, in 14th.
Senior coach: Brendon Bolton
Captain: Marc Muprhy
2016 finish: 14th
2016 best and fairest: Sam Docherty
2016 leading goalkicker: Matthew Wright (22)
Premierships: 1906, 1907, 1908, 1914, 1915, 1938, 1945, 1947, 1968, 1970, 1972, 1979, 1981, 1982, 1987, 1995
2017 Team List
Jack Silvangi, Marc Murphy, Bryce Gibbs, Sam Petrevski-Seton, Kade Simpson, Dylan Buckley, Matthew Kreuzer, Patrick Cripps, Harry McKay, Sam Kerridge, Blaine Boekhorst, Jed Lamb, Liam Jones, Sam Docherty, Billie Smedts, Sam Rowe, Kristian Jaksch, Liam Sumner, Lachie Plowman, Ciaran Sheehan, Caleb Marchblank, Jacob Weitering, Rhys Palmer, Zac Fisher, Harrison Macreadie, Dennis Armfield, David Cuningham, Cameron Polson, Charlie Curnrow, Tom Williamson, Nick Graham, Jarrod Pickett, Andrew Phillips, Ed Curnrow, Patrick Kerr, Daniel Gorringe, Ciaran Byrne, Dale Thomas, Jesse Glass-McCasker, Levi Casboult, Kym Lebois, Simon White, Alex Silvagni, Andrew Gallucci, Matthew Wright, Matt Korcheck