After 20 years of AFL football in the 2000s, we here at Richmond Media thought it would be an interesting exercise to come up with the Tigers’ Team of the 21st Century thus far. But we need your help. So we’ve put together a squad of 40 players (listed below) from which we want you to select your best 22. We’re providing a profile and statistical analysis of each squad member (in alphabetical order) to assist you with selecting the side. Only players that have appeared in a minimum of 50 games at senior level with the Tigers during the 2000s are eligible for selection. Once all 40 players have been profiled, we’ll be collating the line-ups you’ve compiled and then announcing Richmond’s Team of the 21st Century (to date) in the lead-up to the start of the 2020 season. Today we focus on Leon Cameron . . .

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Leon Cameron

On-field position: Defender

Games in the 2000s (2000-03): 84

Goals: 40

Top 10 finishes in the Jack Dyer Medal: Two – 5th in 2000, 3rd in 2001


Season-by-season statistical analysis


Games: 19

Kicks average: 13.5

Handballs average: 4.2

Disposals average: 17.7

Marks average: 3.8

Contested possessions average: 4.3

Uncontested possessions average: 12.2

Inside-50s average: 2.3

Rebound-50s average: 4.7

Tackles average: 1.0



Games: 25

Kicks average: 13.8

Handballs average: 5.6

Disposals average: 19.3

Marks average: 4.4

Contested possessions average: 4.2

Uncontested possessions average: 13.9

Inside-50s average: 3.2

Rebound-50s average: 3.8

Clearances average: 1.2

Tackles average: 1.3



Games: 19

Kicks average: 9.7

Handballs average: 4.8

Disposals average: 14.5

Marks average: 3.1

Contested possessions average: 3.9

Uncontested possessions average: 10.4

Inside-50s average: 3.1

Rebound-50s average: 2.0

Clearances average: 1.1

Tackles average: 1.2



Games: 21

Kicks average: 8.3

Handballs average: 2.7

Disposals average: 11.1

Marks average: 4.3

Contested possessions average: 2.1

Uncontested possessions average: 9.1

Inside-50s average: 2.9

Rebound-50s average: 1.2