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Nathan Buckley

Nathan Buckley

1994-2007
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260CFC Games Played

263CFC Goals

Date of Birth
26 July 1972
Recruited From
Brisbane
Collingwood Debut
Round 1, 1994
Height:
186cm
Weight:
92kg

Biography

As a child Buckley constantly moved around the country as his father Ray was a professional football coach after having played as a ruckman for Woodville in the SANFL in the 1960s and 1970s. Buckley rebelled at the age of 14 and gave up footy to play tennis, then his father sent him to Victoria’s Salesian College to rekindle his enthusiasm in a footy environment.

By 1991 he was in Port Adelaide’s reserves as an 18 year-old and the following year he had progressed so rapidly that he won the 1992 Magarey Medal.

Brisbane had a hold on him and North, Geelong and Collingwood feverishly pursued him with offers of multiple trades. He was Brisbane’s second best and fairest in 1993 – his only season at the club, but it was well-known that he had an escape clause in his contract and Collingwood was over the moon when he joined the Magpies.

He overcame the burden of expectation and from his earliest days was central to the Collingwood game plan with strategies built over his magnificent kicking in after behinds were scored. Under state of origin rules he was bound to the Allies team and at times in these games it seemed that he was one of the few men who could build passion about the concept.

Collingwood jealously guarded its hottest property and was relieved when he re-signed with the Pies after Port Adelaide had tried to woo him back to Adelaide when his contract ran out at the end of 1996.

Similarly at the end of 1999 Collingwood made no secret of the fact that it wanted to sign him for life.

Buckley had to work against a public perception in his early years that he was self-centred and arrogant, but to the contrary his coach Leigh Matthews said that early in his career he tried to short-pass too often. Buckley has also admitted that he tried to hide his own feelings of insecurity behind a facade of self-assurance.

When rumors were flying in 1993 that he would cross from Brisbane to Collingwood, the Magpie players gave him a hard time when the teams met. As a result Buckley played his worst game for the year. Ironically one of the players giving him a serve that day was Craig Kelly who later became his manager.

Even when Buckley became captain of the Magpies in 1999 he realised that he had to tone down his on-field criticism of teammates and remain positive and at the start of 2001 took part in a special leadership course to modify his approach. If the football public needed any reminder that Nathan Buckley was one of the most talented players in the AFL competition it came during the international series played between Australia and Ireland at the end of the 1999 season. Buckley, the captain of Australia, adapted better than any other Australian player to the vagaries of a lighter, round ball.

In 1999 Buckley was Collingwood’s leader in more ways than one. Despite missing five games after he fractured a jaw, Buckley was a runaway winner in the club’s best and fairest award and finished equal third in the Brownlow with 20 votes. His powerful kicking, strong and clearcut ball handling and possession winning ability were a constant menace against opposing sides.

Buckley was in sensational form for most of the 2000 season, then injured a knee against Port Adelaide in Round 13 and although he missed just the one match, his form tapered. Even so, Buckley’s extraordinary ability to win the ball saw him dominate many games and he eventually polled 18 Brownlow votes, just six behind Melbourne’s Shane Woewodin. He won All Australian honours for a fifth consecutive year and as expected, romped away with Collingwood’s best and fairest for 2000.

He was so dominant as a player that the fact he came third in the 2001 best and fairest made news in its own right.

Over the summer of 2001-2002 Buckley reduced his weight to 90 kg after having usually played at 95 kgs.

He later led the Magpies brilliantly in their narrow 2002 grand final loss to Brisbane. His consolation was a Norm Smith Medal as best on the ground.

Buckley had a wonderful 2003 season, culminating in a Brownlow Medal triumph. He polled 22 votes to share honours with Sydney’s Adam Goodes and Adelaide’s Mark Ricciuto.

Buckley also led the Magpies to another grand final in 2003, but again they went down to the Lions.

The Collingwood star was again selected as an All-Australian in 2004 and he won his sixth Copeland Trophy adding to the best and fairests he won in 1994, 1996, 1998, 1999 and 2000.

In 2004 he began fairly well, but a hamstring injury sidelined him for the best part of two months. Despite the setback he still ran seventh in the club championship and was an effective player.

The hamstring problems re-occurred early in 2005 and there was even doubt over whether he would continue, but he came back strongly in the second half of the year.

By 2006 his role had been modified with more time on the bench and less on the ball, but he remained a potent force and the man to whom Collingwood looked when things were going badly.

Buckley retired when it was clear to all that his body was finally wearing down in 2007.

After two years in the football media, Buckley became a key cog in Collingwood’s coaching succession plan when, in July 2009, it was announced he would learn the ropes for two years as an assistant to Mick Malthouse before taking the reigns in his own right in 2012.

While the intention was for Malthouse to remain as Director of Coaching, he left the club after his coaching tenure ended after the 2011 Grand Final.

Buckley led the Magpies into a Preliminary Final in his first year at the helm before guiding his young side into the Elimination Final the following year.

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Statistics

CFC Career Stats

Season played Games Goals Finals Win %
1994-2007 260 263 10 43%

CFC Season by Season Stats

Season GP GL B K H T D Guernsey No.
1994 23 22 21 376 136 27 512 5

1994 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 1 Fitzroy W 1 3 13 5 1 18 5 View match >
Round 2 Carlton W 1 2 17 8 2 25 5 View match >
Round 3 Western Bulldogs W 1 12 6 18 5 View match >
Round 5 Essendon L 17 5 22 5 View match >
Round 6 Melbourne L 1 17 4 1 21 5 View match >
Round 7 Geelong L 1 15 6 4 21 5 View match >
Round 8 St Kilda W 1 23 8 31 5 View match >
Round 9 North Melbourne L 2 14 2 1 16 5 View match >
Round 10 Hawthorn W 12 9 1 21 5 View match >
Round 11 Adelaide W 1 20 9 1 29 5 View match >
Round 12 Richmond L 1 7 3 10 5 View match >
Round 13 West Coast W 2 2 22 4 1 26 5 View match >
Round 14 Brisbane L 2 2 17 5 5 22 5 View match >
Round 15 Sydney W 2 1 11 5 1 16 5 View match >
Round 16 Fitzroy W 1 18 8 2 26 5 View match >
Round 17 Carlton L 2 23 2 25 5 View match >
Round 18 Western Bulldogs L 1 16 5 1 21 5 View match >
Round 20 Essendon W 1 3 18 6 24 5 View match >
Round 21 Melbourne W 1 18 6 24 5 View match >
Round 22 Geelong W 4 1 16 10 3 26 5 View match >
Round 23 St Kilda L 1 18 6 1 24 5 View match >
Round 24 North Melbourne L 1 17 6 1 23 5 View match >
Qualifying Final West Coast L 1 0 15 8 1 23 5 View match >
Legend
  • # Guernsey
  • GL Goals
  • B Behinds
  • K Kicks
  • H Handballs
  • D Disposals
  • M Marks
  • T Tackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
1995 21 13 18 335 115 28 450 5

1995 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 1 Carlton L 0 3 16 8 2 24 5 View match >
Round 2 West Coast L 1 0 9 10 1 19 5 View match >
Round 3 Geelong L 0 1 12 4 4 16 5 View match >
Round 4 Essendon D 1 0 20 10 1 30 5 View match >
Round 5 Hawthorn L 0 0 9 3 1 12 5 View match >
Round 6 Richmond L 1 0 14 4 3 18 5 View match >
Round 7 Sydney W 0 1 8 5 1 13 5 View match >
Round 8 Fremantle W 3 2 21 7 4 28 5 View match >
Round 9 Melbourne L 0 2 14 2 14 5 View match >
Round 10 Fitzroy W 13 7 20 5 View match >
Round 11 St Kilda W 2 0 17 5 1 22 5 View match >
Round 12 Western Bulldogs D 1 0 24 5 29 5 View match >
Round 13 Adelaide W 0 0 25 4 2 29 5 View match >
Round 14 North Melbourne L 1 11 2 1 13 5 View match >
Round 15 Brisbane W 3 3 23 6 29 5 View match >
Round 16 Carlton L 1 8 5 13 5 View match >
Round 17 West Coast L 2 23 8 3 31 5 View match >
Round 18 Geelong W 17 6 23 5 View match >
Round 19 Essendon L 20 5 1 25 5 View match >
Round 21 Richmond L 0 2 12 2 14 5 View match >
Round 22 Sydney L 0 1 19 9 1 28 5 View match >
Legend
  • # Guernsey
  • GL Goals
  • B Behinds
  • K Kicks
  • H Handballs
  • D Disposals
  • M Marks
  • T Tackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
1996 21 29 16 395 104 28 499 5

1996 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 1 Carlton L 20 1 21 5 View match >
Round 2 Melbourne W 3 1 17 4 1 21 5 View match >
Round 3 Sydney L 2 1 24 4 1 28 5 View match >
Round 4 Fremantle W 2 1 20 9 2 29 5 View match >
Round 5 Essendon W 1 0 11 3 14 5 View match >
Round 6 Adelaide W 1 4 26 3 29 5 View match >
Round 7 St Kilda L 5 15 3 3 18 5 View match >
Round 8 Brisbane L 1 19 5 3 24 5 View match >
Round 9 Geelong L 1 8 2 1 10 5 View match >
Round 10 Melbourne L 2 2 10 8 2 18 5 View match >
Round 11 West Coast L 1 23 1 1 24 5 View match >
Round 12 Carlton L 21 3 1 24 5 View match >
Round 13 Richmond L 2 1 18 5 3 23 5 View match >
Round 14 Hawthorn L 2 24 5 1 29 5 View match >
Round 15 North Melbourne W 22 9 31 5 View match >
Round 16 Fitzroy W 3 1 12 11 1 23 5 View match >
Round 17 Western Bulldogs W 3 26 6 32 5 View match >
Round 18 St Kilda L 1 2 19 3 2 22 5 View match >
Round 19 Fremantle L 1 26 10 5 36 5 View match >
Round 20 Essendon L 1 11 4 1 15 5 View match >
Round 21 Adelaide W 23 5 28 5 View match >
Legend
  • # Guernsey
  • GL Goals
  • B Behinds
  • K Kicks
  • H Handballs
  • D Disposals
  • M Marks
  • T Tackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
1997 22 20 15 453 97 25 550 5

1997 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 1 Port Adelaide W 1 23 4 27 5 View match >
Round 2 Melbourne W 1 1 21 7 1 28 5 View match >
Round 3 St Kilda L 2 1 18 3 21 5 View match >
Round 4 Carlton L 1 2 22 3 25 5 View match >
Round 5 Essendon W 1 18 3 1 21 5 View match >
Round 6 Adelaide W 1 27 8 35 5 View match >
Round 7 North Melbourne W 11 5 1 16 5 View match >
Round 8 Western Bulldogs W 1 29 5 4 34 5 View match >
Round 9 Sydney L 1 1 17 2 2 19 5 View match >
Round 10 Hawthorn L 1 11 1 12 5 View match >
Round 11 Richmond L 19 4 2 23 5 View match >
Round 12 West Coast L 1 26 4 1 30 5 View match >
Round 13 Brisbane L 2 21 7 28 5 View match >
Round 14 Geelong L 3 22 4 26 5 View match >
Round 15 Fremantle W 1 33 10 3 43 5 View match >
Round 16 Port Adelaide L 17 1 1 18 5 View match >
Round 17 Melbourne W 2 1 10 2 12 5 View match >
Round 18 St Kilda L 3 3 29 7 1 36 5 View match >
Round 19 Carlton L 2 16 6 2 22 5 View match >
Round 20 Essendon W 24 2 1 26 5 View match >
Round 21 Adelaide L 23 5 2 28 5 View match >
Round 22 North Melbourne W 1 1 16 4 3 20 5 View match >
Legend
  • # Guernsey
  • GL Goals
  • B Behinds
  • K Kicks
  • H Handballs
  • D Disposals
  • M Marks
  • T Tackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
1998 18 18 19 406 125 36 531 5

1998 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 1 Hawthorn W 3 1 24 6 3 30 5 View match >
Round 2 West Coast L 24 2 1 26 5 View match >
Round 3 Western Bulldogs L 8 2 10 5 View match >
Round 4 Richmond W 2 1 26 14 1 40 5 View match >
Round 5 Essendon W 21 5 3 26 5 View match >
Round 6 Carlton W 1 24 3 2 27 5 View match >
Round 7 Sydney L 2 2 20 8 5 28 5 View match >
Round 8 Melbourne L 1 1 23 8 1 31 5 View match >
Round 9 Port Adelaide L 3 31 8 3 39 5 View match >
Round 10 Fremantle W 1 24 12 4 36 5 View match >
Round 11 North Melbourne L 1 13 8 3 21 5 View match >
Round 12 St Kilda L 1 3 33 10 3 43 5 View match >
Round 13 Adelaide L 1 27 5 3 32 5 View match >
Round 14 Brisbane L 4 2 22 9 1 31 5 View match >
Round 16 Hawthorn W 12 2 1 14 5 View match >
Round 20 Essendon L 1 1 25 6 31 5 View match >
Round 21 Carlton L 4 24 6 2 30 5 View match >
Round 22 Sydney L 1 25 11 36 5 View match >
Legend
  • # Guernsey
  • GL Goals
  • B Behinds
  • K Kicks
  • H Handballs
  • D Disposals
  • M Marks
  • T Tackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
1999 17 21 8 378 125 35 503 5

1999 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 1 Hawthorn L 0 1 20 6 0 26 5 View match >
Round 2 Carlton L 0 0 2 1 0 3 5 View match >
Round 8 Fremantle W 3 0 22 4 1 26 5 View match >
Round 9 Western Bulldogs L 1 1 27 11 1 38 5 View match >
Round 10 Sydney L 0 0 24 8 3 32 5 View match >
Round 11 Melbourne L 0 1 10 8 4 18 5 View match >
Round 12 Adelaide L 1 0 14 12 0 26 5 View match >
Round 13 St Kilda W 1 0 24 9 1 33 5 View match >
Round 14 Port Adelaide L 2 1 31 8 4 39 5 View match >
Round 15 Geelong L 2 0 29 8 4 37 5 View match >
Round 16 Hawthorn W 3 1 35 8 2 43 5 View match >
Round 17 Carlton L 4 0 26 5 1 31 5 View match >
Round 18 West Coast L 1 1 18 11 4 29 5 View match >
Round 19 Richmond W 2 1 26 8 3 34 5 View match >
Round 20 Essendon L 0 1 28 9 5 37 5 View match >
Round 21 North Melbourne L 1 0 21 2 0 23 5 View match >
Round 22 Brisbane L 0 0 21 7 2 28 5 View match >
Legend
  • # Guernsey
  • GL Goals
  • B Behinds
  • K Kicks
  • H Handballs
  • D Disposals
  • M Marks
  • T Tackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
2000 21 29 34 458 163 51 621 5

2000 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 1 Hawthorn W 3 4 25 6 3 31 5 View match >
Round 2 Adelaide W 3 3 22 9 0 31 5 View match >
Round 3 Carlton W 1 3 26 8 3 34 5 View match >
Round 4 Sydney W 0 1 18 10 7 28 5 View match >
Round 5 Western Bulldogs W 3 2 20 6 1 26 5 View match >
Round 6 North Melbourne L 0 0 22 8 2 30 5 View match >
Round 7 Essendon L 4 0 25 6 3 31 5 View match >
Round 8 Fremantle L 0 1 16 9 3 25 5 View match >
Round 9 Brisbane L 1 1 31 9 1 40 5 View match >
Round 10 Richmond L 0 0 11 8 5 19 5 View match >
Round 11 West Coast L 0 2 21 5 1 26 5 View match >
Round 12 Geelong L 1 0 13 6 4 19 5 View match >
Round 13 Port Adelaide L 1 1 21 7 3 28 5 View match >
Round 15 St Kilda W 1 0 21 14 0 35 5 View match >
Round 16 Hawthorn L 3 1 29 7 1 36 5 View match >
Round 17 Adelaide L 2 4 32 6 2 38 5 View match >
Round 18 Carlton L 1 2 24 9 3 33 5 View match >
Round 19 Sydney L 0 2 16 6 3 22 5 View match >
Round 20 Western Bulldogs L 2 3 28 12 4 40 5 View match >
Round 21 North Melbourne W 2 3 19 6 1 25 5 View match >
Round 22 Essendon L 1 1 18 6 1 24 5 View match >
Legend
  • # Guernsey
  • GL Goals
  • B Behinds
  • K Kicks
  • H Handballs
  • D Disposals
  • M Marks
  • T Tackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
2001 20 14 21 368 158 59 526 5

2001 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 1 Hawthorn L 0 4 21 2 4 23 5 View match >
Round 2 Fremantle W 1 0 32 14 2 46 5 View match >
Round 3 Western Bulldogs W 2 0 18 9 3 27 5 View match >
Round 4 Richmond L 0 1 10 8 3 18 5 View match >
Round 5 Essendon L 1 1 16 7 2 23 5 View match >
Round 6 Carlton W 2 1 24 7 1 31 5 View match >
Round 7 North Melbourne L 1 2 18 1 3 19 5 View match >
Round 8 Port Adelaide W 0 1 19 11 3 30 5 View match >
Round 9 St Kilda W 0 2 16 10 2 26 5 View match >
Round 10 Sydney L 0 1 7 2 0 9 5 View match >
Round 13 Adelaide W 2 1 31 6 7 37 5 View match >
Round 14 Geelong L 0 0 17 11 1 28 5 View match >
Round 15 Brisbane L 2 0 24 4 3 28 5 View match >
Round 16 Hawthorn L 0 0 17 15 3 32 5 View match >
Round 17 Fremantle W 2 0 8 4 1 12 5 View match >
Round 18 Richmond L 1 1 15 5 3 20 5 View match >
Round 19 Western Bulldogs W 0 4 23 8 5 31 5 View match >
Round 20 Essendon L 0 1 18 12 4 30 5 View match >
Round 21 Carlton L 0 0 20 9 6 29 5 View match >
Round 22 North Melbourne W 0 1 14 13 3 27 5 View match >
Legend
  • # Guernsey
  • GL Goals
  • B Behinds
  • K Kicks
  • H Handballs
  • D Disposals
  • M Marks
  • T Tackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
2002 21 15 19 351 133 98 484 5

2002 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 1 Richmond L 0 0 24 8 4 32 5 View match >
Round 2 West Coast W 1 1 18 8 8 26 5 View match >
Round 3 Carlton L 2 4 23 3 5 26 5 View match >
Round 4 Hawthorn W 1 2 17 12 5 29 5 View match >
Round 5 Essendon W 0 1 15 4 5 19 5 View match >
Round 6 St Kilda W 1 2 16 3 2 19 5 View match >
Round 7 Western Bulldogs W 1 1 19 2 4 21 5 View match >
Round 8 Brisbane W 2 0 19 12 3 31 5 View match >
Round 9 Port Adelaide L 0 0 13 6 6 19 5 View match >
Round 10 Sydney W 0 1 10 6 5 16 5 View match >
Round 11 Melbourne W 0 1 13 7 3 20 5 View match >
Round 12 Fremantle L 1 0 17 6 2 23 5 View match >
Round 13 North Melbourne W 0 0 11 5 4 16 5 View match >
Round 14 Adelaide W 1 0 22 7 7 29 5 View match >
Round 15 Geelong L 0 1 12 11 5 23 5 View match >
Round 17 West Coast L 1 1 23 9 5 32 5 View match >
Round 18 Carlton W 2 2 26 7 6 33 5 View match >
Round 19 Hawthorn L 1 1 13 5 4 18 5 View match >
Round 20 Essendon L 0 0 2 0 1 2 5 View match >
Preliminary Final Adelaide W 0 0 10 8 10 18 5 View match >
Grand Final Brisbane L 1 1 28 4 4 32 5 View match >
Legend
  • # Guernsey
  • GL Goals
  • B Behinds
  • K Kicks
  • H Handballs
  • D Disposals
  • M Marks
  • T Tackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
2003 24 22 23 458 192 89 650 5

2003 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 1 Richmond W 1 1 25 6 7 31 5 View match >
Round 2 Carlton W 1 1 21 9 4 30 5 View match >
Round 3 Geelong W 0 0 10 7 5 17 5 View match >
Round 4 Brisbane L 1 2 23 10 0 33 5 View match >
Round 5 Essendon L 1 0 22 15 3 37 5 View match >
Round 6 Sydney L 2 0 20 11 2 31 5 View match >
Round 7 Adelaide W 1 1 20 6 8 26 5 View match >
Round 8 West Coast L 1 1 20 4 5 24 5 View match >
Round 9 St Kilda W 3 0 19 8 3 27 5 View match >
Round 10 Port Adelaide L 0 1 15 6 3 21 5 View match >
Round 12 Hawthorn L 0 0 14 8 3 22 5 View match >
Round 13 Western Bulldogs W 2 1 25 10 0 35 5 View match >
Round 14 North Melbourne W 2 0 17 12 3 29 5 View match >
Round 15 Fremantle W 1 1 30 3 2 33 5 View match >
Round 16 Richmond W 1 0 20 7 6 27 5 View match >
Round 17 Carlton W 0 0 19 4 4 23 5 View match >
Round 18 Geelong W 0 2 14 8 2 22 5 View match >
Round 19 Brisbane L 0 1 24 7 4 31 5 View match >
Round 20 Adelaide W 0 1 17 9 6 26 5 View match >
Round 21 Sydney W 0 1 13 4 11 17 5 View match >
Round 22 Essendon W 2 3 18 9 2 27 5 View match >
Qualifying Final Brisbane W 2 1 17 15 0 32 5 View match >
Preliminary Final Port Adelaide W 0 4 18 7 3 25 5 View match >
Grand Final Brisbane L 1 1 17 7 3 24 5 View match >
Legend
  • # Guernsey
  • GL Goals
  • B Behinds
  • K Kicks
  • H Handballs
  • D Disposals
  • M Marks
  • T Tackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
2004 15 12 10 222 97 48 319 5

2004 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 1 Richmond L 1 0 27 4 3 31 5 View match >
Round 2 Western Bulldogs W 0 1 17 7 5 24 5 View match >
Round 3 Brisbane L 0 0 19 5 2 24 5 View match >
Round 7 Carlton L 1 0 4 1 0 5 5 View match >
Round 12 Melbourne L 1 2 10 2 2 12 5 View match >
Round 13 Sydney L 1 0 12 10 4 22 5 View match >
Round 14 Hawthorn W 2 1 13 6 6 19 5 View match >
Round 15 Geelong L 2 2 17 8 4 25 5 View match >
Round 16 Brisbane L 1 1 13 5 7 18 5 View match >
Round 17 Western Bulldogs W 2 0 21 9 3 30 5 View match >
Round 18 Richmond W 1 1 14 7 2 21 5 View match >
Round 19 Fremantle W 0 1 11 14 2 25 5 View match >
Round 20 Essendon L 0 1 18 7 2 25 5 View match >
Round 21 Port Adelaide L 0 0 15 8 4 23 5 View match >
Round 22 Carlton L 0 0 11 4 2 15 5 View match >
Legend
  • # Guernsey
  • GL Goals
  • B Behinds
  • K Kicks
  • H Handballs
  • D Disposals
  • M Marks
  • T Tackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
2005 11 20 14 149 81 22 230 5

2005 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 1 Western Bulldogs L 0 0 4 5 1 9 5 View match >
Round 13 Sydney L 0 0 12 16 2 28 5 View match >
Round 14 Port Adelaide W 1 2 10 3 2 13 5 View match >
Round 15 Brisbane L 2 0 11 6 1 17 5 View match >
Round 16 Essendon L 5 2 21 8 1 29 5 View match >
Round 17 St Kilda L 0 1 17 9 2 26 5 View match >
Round 18 Fremantle L 2 3 16 8 2 24 5 View match >
Round 19 North Melbourne L 3 1 10 9 4 19 5 View match >
Round 20 Carlton L 4 3 16 5 1 21 5 View match >
Round 21 Adelaide L 0 1 12 7 5 19 5 View match >
Round 22 Western Bulldogs L 3 1 20 5 1 25 5 View match >
Legend
  • # Guernsey
  • GL Goals
  • B Behinds
  • K Kicks
  • H Handballs
  • D Disposals
  • M Marks
  • T Tackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
2006 21 26 15 318 148 59 466 5

2006 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 1 Adelaide L 0 1 15 10 5 25 5 View match >
Round 2 Hawthorn W 0 0 16 8 1 24 5 View match >
Round 3 North Melbourne W 1 2 19 6 3 25 5 View match >
Round 4 Essendon W 3 2 13 6 1 19 5 View match >
Round 5 Port Adelaide W 4 0 16 4 2 20 5 View match >
Round 6 Carlton W 1 0 10 7 3 17 5 View match >
Round 8 Geelong W 0 0 19 10 1 29 5 View match >
Round 9 Western Bulldogs W 0 0 15 8 2 23 5 View match >
Round 10 Brisbane W 6 0 23 6 3 29 5 View match >
Round 11 Melbourne L 0 0 10 4 1 14 5 View match >
Round 12 Sydney W 0 0 10 6 3 16 5 View match >
Round 13 Richmond L 0 1 17 9 7 26 5 View match >
Round 14 St Kilda L 2 0 23 7 3 30 5 View match >
Round 15 Fremantle L 2 1 11 8 2 19 5 View match >
Round 16 West Coast W 2 1 12 9 3 21 5 View match >
Round 17 Hawthorn W 2 2 15 4 3 19 5 View match >
Round 18 Adelaide L 0 3 14 5 0 19 5 View match >
Round 19 Essendon L 0 0 15 8 2 23 5 View match >
Round 20 Port Adelaide W 2 1 17 9 3 26 5 View match >
Round 22 North Melbourne W 1 0 12 7 5 19 5 View match >
Elimination Final Western Bulldogs L 0 1 16 7 6 23 5 View match >
Legend
  • # Guernsey
  • GL Goals
  • B Behinds
  • K Kicks
  • H Handballs
  • D Disposals
  • M Marks
  • T Tackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
2007 5 2 3 62 27 15 89 5

2007 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 21 Sydney W 0 0 10 4 2 14 5 View match >
Round 22 Adelaide L 1 1 12 4 0 16 5 View match >
Elimination Final Sydney W 1 0 11 8 5 19 5 View match >
Semi Final West Coast W 0 1 15 6 2 21 5 View match >
Preliminary Final Geelong L 0 1 14 5 6 19 5 View match >
Legend
  • # Guernsey
  • GL Goals
  • B Behinds
  • K Kicks
  • H Handballs
  • D Disposals
  • M Marks
  • T Tackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
Totals 260 263 236 4729 1701 620 6430
Avg/Game   1.01 0.91 18.19 6.54 2.38 24.73
Legend
  • GP Games Played
  • GL Goals
  • B Behinds
  • K Kicks
  • H Handballs
  • T Tackles
  • D Disposals

Key Facts

CFC Debut Number

943

Total AFL Games
280
Total AFL Goals
284
CFC Debut
Round 1, 1994
CFC Last Game
Preliminary Final, 2007
Recruited From
Brisbane
Full Name
Nathan Charles Buckley
Nickname
Bucks

Awards

  • Norm Smith Medal
    2002
  • AFL Hall of Fame
    2011
  • Brownlow Medallists
    2003
  • x7
    All Australian
    1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003
  • Life Members
    2004
  • Best Finals Player (Bob Rose Award)
    2003
  • CFC Hall of Fame
    2004
  • CFC Team of the Century
  • x6
    E.W. Copeland Trophy (Best and Fairest)
    1994, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2003
  • Runner up Best and Fairest (R.T. Rush Trophy)
    1997
  • Third Best and Fairest (J.J. Joyce Trophy)
    2001
  • x9
    Team Captain
    1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007
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