Among premiership teams throughout AFL/VFL history, Richmond used the equal-second-most players this year in its successful quest of the prized cup.
A total of 39 players represented the Tigers in the 2019 season, which highlights the significant injury run they had to endure, and overcome, on their path to premiership glory.
Fitzroy used a record 44 players in its 1944 premiership year, followed by the Western Bulldogs in 2016 and three Tiger flag teams – 1943, 1969 and 2019 – all with 39.
Those 39 players employed by the Tigers in their 25 games for season 2019, was the equal-most across the competition, alongside Melbourne and St Kilda.
Here is the full list of players used by each AFL club this season . . .
39 – Richmond, Melbourne, St Kilda
38 – Essendon, Gold Coast, Greater Western Sydney
37 – Carlton, Fremantle, Port Adelaide
36 – Adelaide, Collingwood
35 – Brisbane, North Melbourne, Sydney
34 – Geelong, Hawthorn, West Coast, Western Bulldogs
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Competition-wide, Richmond also had the equal-least number of players who appeared in every match during the 2019 season.
Only Dion Prestia and Tom Lynch managed to play all 25 of the Tigers’ games.
The number of players from each AFL club that didn’t miss a match this season is . . .
10 – Brisbane
9 – Western Bulldogs
8 – Collingwood, Fremantle, Sydney
7 – Adelaide, Melbourne, North Melbourne, St Kilda
6 – Hawthorn
5 – West Coast
4 – Geelong, Gold Coast, Greater Western Sydney
3 – Carlton, Essendon
2 – Richmond, Port Adelaide