John Nicholls

Nov 03, 2014, 12:28 AM

One of the truly great players in the history of VFL/AFL football, and the man widely regarded as the finest ruckman ever to play the game, John Nicholls led the Blues to two Premierships as captain, and a third as captain-coach, in a celebrated playing career spanning 18 seasons and 328 games. He won a record five Best & Fairest awards, was twice All-Australian and is the most capped Victorian representative in VFL/AFL history. He is an official Legend of the Carlton Football Club, an official Legend of the VFL/AFL, was named in the League's Team of the Century and was named Vice-Captain in Carlton's Team of the Century. Furthermore, in June 2014, during celebrations marking Carlton's 150th year of VFL/AFL competition, John Nicholls was officially recognised as the Blues' greatest player of that time.