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Depspite not entering the league until 1925 the Hawthorn Hawks have created one of the strongest histories of success in the AFL. They are best known in the modern era for winning four premierships in the 1980s, while also claiming three consecutive premierships between 2013 and 2015.
The Hawks ended up surprising even themselves with a very strong season and a top four finish in 2018. However, their finals appearance was brief, with back-to-back losses to Richmond and Melbourne seeing them exit in straight sets.
Whether last season was an overachievement has been debated widely. A broken leg that will rule Brownlow medallist Tom Mitchell out for the season, however, has made Hawthorn a popular pick to tumble out of the top eight in 2019.
Senior coach: Alastair Clarkson
Captain: Ben Stratton
2018 finish: 5th (4th before finals)
2018 best and fairest: Tom Mitchell
2018 leading goalkicker: Luke Breust (54)
Premierships: 1961, 1971, 1976, 1978, 1983, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1991, 2008, 2013, 2014, 2015
2019 Team List
Harry Morrison, Jarryd Roughead, Tom Mitchell, Jarman Impey, James Worpel, James Sicily, Ben McEvoy, Mitchell Lewis, Shaun Burgoyne, Jaeger O’Meara, Conor Nash, James Frawley, Conor Glass, Grant Birchall, Blake Hardwick, Isaac Smith, Daniel Howe, Jonathon Ceglar, Jack Gunston, Chad Wingard, Tom Scully, Luke Breust, Tim O’Brien, Ben Stratton, Ryan Schoenmakers, Liam Shiels, Marc Pittonet, Paul Puopolo, Changkuoth Jiath, Kaiden Brand, Ricky Henderson, David Mirra, Mathew Walker, Jacob Koschitzke, Jack Scrimshaw, Dylan Moore, Jackson Ross, Darren Minchington, Tim Mohr, Harrison Jones, Oliver Hanrahan, Teia Miles, Damon Greaves, Will Golds, James Cousins