Current AFL Players with a Multicultural Background

A total of 112 players are from a multicultural background (i.e. having at least one parent born overseas) among the 811 AFL listed players in 2014.

Richmond and Sydney are leading the pack with 11 multicultural players each while in total, AFL player represent 40 countries and make 14% of the AFL playing lists.

Country of Birth

Player Name

Born overseas

Country

Parent/s born overseas

Mother

Father

Adelaide

 

 

 

 

 

Ben

Rutten

No

 

Yes

New Zealand

Holland

Brodie

Smith

No

 

Yes

England

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

Matthew

Leuenberger

No

 

Yes

 

Switzerland

Jordan

Bourke

No

 

Yes

England

 

Dayne

Zorko

No

 

Yes

 

Yugoslavia

Carlton

 

 

 

 

 

Zach

Tuohy

Yes

Ireland

Yes

Ireland

Ireland

Sam

Docherty

No

Yes

Scotland

Ciaran

Byrne

Yes

Ireland

Yes

Ireland

Ireland

Ciaran

Sheehan

Yes

Ireland

Yes

Ireland

Ireland

Collingwood

 

 

 

 

 

Tim

Broomhead

No

Yes

England

Nathan

Freeman

No

Yes

Fiji

Fiji

Heritier (Harry)

O'Brien

Yes

Brasil

Yes

Brasil

Democratic Republic of Congo

Steele 

Sidebottom

No

 

Yes

England

 

Caolan

Mooney

Yes

Ireland

Yes

Ireland

Ireland

Marley

Williams

No

 

Yes

 

New Zealand

Ben

Hudson

No

 

Yes

Canada

 

Martin

Clarke

Yes

Ireland

Yes

Ireland

Ireland

Essendon

 

 

 

 

 

David 

Zaharakis

No

 

Yes

 

Greece

Sean 

Gregory

No

 

Yes

 

England

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

Anthony

Morabito

No

 

Yes

Italy

 

Michael

Wood

No

Yes

New Zealand

Geelong

 

 

 

 

 

Jordan

Schroder

No

 

Yes

Scotland

 

Billie

Smedts

No

 

Yes

England

Holland

Jarrad

Jansen

Yes

 NZ

Yes

NZ

NZ

Gold Coast

 

 

 

 

 

Tom 

Nicholls

No

 

Yes

Fiji

 

Danny

Stanley 

No

 

Yes

England

 

Aaron

Hall

No

 

Yes

Fiji

 

Daniel

Gorringe

No

 

Yes

Yugoslavia

England

David

Swallow

No

 

Yes

Netherlands

England

Greg 

Broughton

No

 

Yes

 

New Zealand

Karmichael 

Hunt

Yes

New Zealand

Yes

New Zealand

New Zealand

GWS Giants

 

 

 

 

 

Thomas

Boyd

No

Yes

Denmark

Denmark

Phil 

Davis

No

 

Yes

 

England

Lachie

Whitfield

No

 

Yes

 

England

Rhys

Palmer

No

 

Yes

 

Scotland

Stephen

Coniglio

No

 

Yes

England

 

Hawthorn

 

 

 

 

 

Josh

Gibson

No

 

Yes

 

West Indies

David

Hale

No

 

Yes

Holland

 

Alex

Woodard

No

 

Yes

Phillipines

 

Sam

Mitchell

No

 

Yes

 

New Zealand

Paul

Puoplo

No

 

Yes

 

Italy

Liam

Shiels

No

 

Yes

 

Ireland

Shem-Kalvin

Tatupu

Yes

NZ

Yes

NZ

NZ

Kurt

Heatherly

Yes

NZ

Yes

NZ

NZ

Melbourne

 

 

 

 

 

Max 

Gawn

No

 

Yes

New Zealand

New Zealand

Jack

Watts

No

 

Yes

England

England

Christian

Salem

No

 

Yes

Lebanon

Lebanon

Nth Melb

 

 

 

 

 

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

Robin

Nahas

No

 

Yes

Lebanon 

Lebanon

Port Adelaide

 

 

 

 

 

Alipate

Carlile

Yes

Fiji

Yes

Fuji

 

Daniel

Flynn

Yes

Ireland

Yes

Ireland

Ireland

Cameron

O'Shea

No

 

Yes

 

Ireland

Jasper

Pittard

No

 

Yes

New Zealand

 

Paul

Stewart

No

 

Yes

 

Scotland

Mason

Shaw

No

 

Yes

England

Scotland

Oliver

Wines

No

 

Yes

PNG

 

Aaron

Young

No

 

Yes

England

Scotland

Brent

Renouf

No

 

Yes

New Zealand

New Zealand

Richmond

 

 

 

 

 

Jake

Batchelor

No

 

Yes

Wales

 

Reece

Conca

No

 

Yes

 

Italy

Nick

Vlastuin

No

 

Yes

 

PNG

Cadeyn

Williams

No

 

Yes

Canada

 

Matthew

McDonough

No

 

Yes

England

 

Bachar

Houli

No

 

Yes

Lebanon

Lebanon

Ivan

Maric

No

 

Yes

Croatia

Croatia

Shaun

Hampson

No

 

Yes

England

Aaron

Edwards

Yes

Western Samoa

Yes

Western Samoa

New Zealand

Ben

Darrou

No

 

Yes

 

Morocco

Matthew

Thomas

No

 

Yes

Seychelles

St Kilda

 

 

 

 

 

Farren

Ray

No

 

Yes

England

 

Nick

Riewoldt

No

 

Yes

 

Germany

Shane

Savage

Yes

NZ 

Yes

NZ

NZ

James

Gwilt

No

 

Yes 

PNG

Wales

Cameron

Shenton

No

 

Yes

England

 

Trent

Dennis-Lane

No

 

Yes

 

Burma

Sydney

 

 

 

 

 

Heath

Grundy

No

 

Yes

New Zealand

 

Nick 

Malceski

No

 

Yes

 

Macedonia

Jarrad 

McVeigh

No

 

Yes

 

England

Dane 

Rampe

No

 

Yes

 

Germany

Brandon

Jack

Yes

England

No

 

 

Patrick 

Mitchell

Yes

USA

Yes

USA

USA

Matthew

Dick

Yes

Scotland

Yes

 

Scotland

Michael

Pyke

Yes

 

No

 

 

Tommy

Walsh

Yes

Ireland

Yes

Ireland

Ireland

Aliir

Aliir

No

Yes

Sudan

Sudan

Zac

Jones

No

Yes

Ireland

Ireland

West Coast

 

 

 

 

 

Jack

Darling

No

 

Yes

 

South Africa

Nicholas

Naitanui

No

 

Yes

Fiji

Fiji

Brant

Colledge

Yes

France

No

 

 

Western Bulldogs

 

 

 

 

 

Jason

Johannissen

Yes

South Africa

Yes

Zambia

South Africa

Alex

Greenwood

No

 

Yes

Phillipines

 

Lin

Jong

No

 

Yes

Taiwan

East Timor

Nathan

Hrovat

No

 

Yes

 

Croatia

Daniel 

Pearce

Yes 

New Zealand

Yes

Holland

New Zealand

Year of Birth
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