Current AFL Players with a Multicultural Background

A total of 113 players are from a multicultural background (i.e. having at least one parent born overseas) and 20 players are born overseas among those listed in the AFL in 2016.

 

 

Player Name

Born Overseas ?

Where?

Parent/s born overseas?

Mother?

Father?

Adelaide

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brodie

Smith

No

 

Yes

England

Scotland

Paul

Hunter

No

 

Yes

Scotland

 

Nathan

Van Berlo

No

 

Yes

New Zealand

New Zealand

Brisbane

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mitchell

Golby

No

 

Yes

 

England

Pearce 

Hanley

Yes

England

Yes

Wales

Ireland

Ryan

Harwood

No

 

Yes

England

 

Ryan

Lester

No

 

Yes

England

South Africa

Dayne

Zorko

No

 

Yes

 

Yugoslavia

Jarrad

Jansen

Yes

New Zealand

Yes

New Zealand

New Zealand

Reuben

William

Yes

Kenya

Yes

Sudan

Sudan

Jordan

Bourke

No

 

Yes

England

 

Carlton

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jayden

Foster

No

 

Yes

New Zealand

 

Blaine

Boekhorst

No

 

Yes

India

 

Sam 

Docherty

No

 

Yes

 

Scotland

Zach

Tuohy

Yes

Ireland

Yes

Ireland

Ireland

Ciaran 

Byrne

Yes

Ireland

Yes

Ireland

Ireland

David

Cuningham

No

 

Yes

Canada

 

Ciaran 

Sheehan

Yes

Ireland

Yes

Ireland

Ireland

Collingwood

 

 

 

 

 

 

Michael

Manteit

No

 

Yes

 

UK

Steele 

Sidebottom

No

 

Yes

England

 

Marley

Williams

No

 

Yes

 

New Zealand

Rupert

Wills

No

 

Yes

New Zealand

New Zealand

Ben

Hudson

No

 

Yes

Canada

 

Essendon

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kyle

Langford

No

 

Yes

United States

 

Gach

Nyuon

Yes

Sudan

Yes

Ethiopia

Sudan

James

Gwilt

No

 

Yes 

PNG

Wales

Alexander

Morgan

No

 

Yes

India

India

David 

Zaharakis

No

 

Yes

 

Greece

Matthew

Leuenberger

No

 

Yes

 

Switzerland

Mark

Baguley

No

 

Yes

England

 

Fremantle

 

 

 

 

 

 

Zachary

Clarke

No

 

Yes

 

USA

Garrick

Ibbotson

No

 

Yes

England

 

Chris

Mayne

No

 

Yes

 

England

Tendai

Mzungu

No

 

Yes

 

Zimbabwe

Alex

Silvagni

No

 

Yes

India

 

Hayden

Crozier

No

 

Yes

 

Sri Lanka

Harley

Balic

No

 

Yes

Austria

Canada

Clancee 

Pearce

No

 

yES

India

 

Geelong

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jordan

Schroder

No

 

Yes

Scotland

 

Billie

Smedts

No

 

Yes

England

Holland

Gold Coast

 

 

 

 

 

 

Touk

Miller

No

 

yes

 

USA

Adam

Saad

No

 

Yes

Lebanon

Lebanon

Nick 

Malceski

No

 

Yes

 

Macedonia

Tom 

Nicholls

No

 

Yes

Fiji

 

Aaron

Hall

No

 

Yes

Fiji

 

David

Swallow

No

 

Yes

Netherlands

England

GWS

 

 

 

 

 

 

Harrison

Himmelberg

No

 

Yes

 

United States

Phil 

Davis

No

 

Yes

 

England

Aidan

Corr

Yes

Ireland

Yes

Scotland

Ireland

Lachie

Whitfield

No

 

Yes

 

England

Rhys

Palmer

No

 

Yes

 

Scotland

Stephen

Coniglio

No

 

Yes

England

 

Hawthorn

 

 

 

 

 

 

Conor

Glass

Yes

Ireland

Yes

Ireland

Ireland

Josh

Gibson

No

 

Yes

 

West Indies

Alex

Woodard

No

 

Yes

Phillipines

 

Sam

Mitchell

No

 

Yes

 

New Zealand

Alex

Woodward

No

 

Yes

Phillipines

 

Paul

Puoplo

No

 

Yes

 

Italy

Liam

Shiels

No

 

Yes

 

Ireland

Shem-Kalvin

Tatupu

Yes

New Zealand

Yes

New Zealand

New Zealand

Kurt 

Heatherly

Yes

New Zealand

Yes

New Zealand

New Zealand

Melbourne

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sam

Weideman

No

 

Yes

New Zealand

 

Christian

Petracca

No

 

Yes

 

Italy

Heritier (Harry)

O'Brien

Yes

Brasil

Yes

Brasil

Democratic Republic of Congo

Max 

Gawn

No

 

Yes

New Zealand

New Zealand

Jack

Watts

No

 

Yes

England

England

Christian

Salem

No

 

Yes

Lebanon

Lebanon

Nth Melb

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daniel 

Neilson

No

 

Yes

Germany

 

Sam

Durdin

No

 

Yes

New Zealand

 

Liam

Anthony

Yes

England

No

 

 

Majak

Daw 

Yes

Sudan Khartoum

Yes

South Sudan

South Sudan

Michael

Firrito

No

 

Yes

Italy

Italy

Andrew

Swallow

No

 

Yes

 

England

Farren

Ray

No

 

Yes

England

 

Ryan

Clarke

No

 

Yes

New Zealand

 

Robin

Nahas

No

 

Yes

Lebanon

Lebanon

Port Adelaide

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alipate

Carlile

Yes

Fiji

Yes

Fuji

 

Cameron

O'Shea

No

 

Yes

 

Ireland

Dan

Houston

No

 

Yes

 

United Kingdom

Jasper

Pittard

No

 

Yes

New Zealand

 

Paul

Stewart

No

 

Yes

 

Scotland

Oliver

Wines

No

 

Yes

PNG

 

Riley

Bonner

No

 

Yes

United Kindom

 

Aaron

Young

No

 

Yes

England

Scotland

Richmond

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jake

Batchelor

No

 

Yes

Wales

 

Reece

Conca

No

 

Yes

 

Italy

Nick

Vlastuin

No

 

Yes

 

PNG

Bachar

Houli

No

 

Yes

Lebanon

Lebanon

Ivan

Maric

No

 

Yes

Croatia

Croatia

Mabior

Chol

Yes

Sudan

Yes

Sudan

Sudan

Shaun

Hampson

No

 

Yes

 

England

Oleg

Markov

Yes

Belarus

Yes

Belarus

Belarus

Ben

Darrou

No

 

Yes

 

Morocco

St Kilda

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hugh

Goddard

No

 

Yes

UK

 

Nick

Riewoldt

No

 

Yes

 

Germany

Shane

Savage

Yes

New Zealand

Yes

New Zealand

New Zealand

Nathan

Freeman

No

Yes 

Fiji

Fiji

Cameron

Shenton

No

 

Yes

England

 

Sydney

 

 

 

 

 

 

James

Rose

No

 

Yes

UK

 

Jordan

Foote

No

 

yes

UK

Australia

Heath

Grundy

No

 

Yes

New Zealand

 

Colin

O'Riordan

Yes

Ireland

Yes

 

 

Jarrad 

McVeigh

No

 

Yes

 

England

Dane 

Rampe

No

 

Yes

 

Germany

Brandon

Jack

Yes

England

No

 

 

Aliir

Aliir

Yes

Kenya

Yes

Sudan

Sudan

Zak 

Jones

No

 

Yes

Ireland

Ireland

West Coast

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jack

Darling

No

 

Yes

 

South Africa

Kurt

Mutimer

No

 

 

United Kingdom

 

Nicholas

Naitanui

No

 

Yes

Fiji

Fiji

Western Bulldogs

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tom 

Boyd

No

Yes

Denmark

Denmark

Jason

Johannissen

Yes

South Africa

Yes

Zambia

South Africa

Lin

Jong

No

 

Yes

Taiwan

East Timor

Nathan

Hrovat

No

 

Yes

 

Croatia