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HAVING turned over 42 players since Brendon Bolton took the reins as senior coach at the end of 2015, Carlton’s aggressive list turnover has left it with 20 players who started their careers at rival clubs.

With clubs recently finalising their lists ahead of 2018, that statistic is an AFL-high that towers over the league average of 10.

The Blues added six new players from rival clubs during this year's exchange and draft periods, giving them the most multi-club players for the second year running, despite losing five at the end of the season to retirement or delisting. 

Bolton and General Manager List Management and Strategy Stephen Silvagni have overseen the past three off-seasons at Carlton, bringing in 14 of the Club’s remaining players who started their careers elsewhere.

Six of those have come from Greater Western Sydney where they were originally recruited by Silvagni in his role as list manager between 2011-14. 

Lachie Plowman (20 games with the Giants), Andrew Phillips (14), Jed Lamb (10), Caleb Marchbank (seven), Jarrod Pickett (zero) all joined the Blues over the past two seasons, while midfielder Matt Kennedy was traded in this off-season.   

Former Gold Coast pair Jarrod Garlett and Matt Shaw, ex-Geelong midfielder Darcy Lang, former Kangaroo Aaron Mullett and Port Adelaide acquisitions Matthew Lobbe and Cam O'Shea were the others to most recently join the Blues. 

Last year's best-and-fairest winner Sam Docherty (Brisbane Lions) has played 79 games with the Club he supported as a child over the past four seasons, earning All Australian selection in 2017.   

Reborn defender Liam Jones (Western Bulldogs), midfielder Sam Kerridge (Adelaide), veteran Dale Thomas (Collingwood), forward Matthew Wright (Adelaide) and defender Alex Silvagni (Fremantle) have also arrived via other clubs.

Rounding out the group are experienced pair Ed Curnow and Sam Rowe, who started their careers as rookies at Adelaide and Sydney respectively.

 CLUB PLAYERS FROM OTHER CLUBS
CARL Carlton 20
PORT Port Adelaide  13
STK St Kilda 13
COLL Collingwood 12
MELB Melbourne 12
BL Brisbane Lions 11
ESS Essendon 11
GWS Greater Western Sydney 11
HAW Hawthorn 11
ADEL Adelaide 10
GEEL Geelong 10
GCFC Gold Coast 10 
NMFC North Melbourne
FRE Fremantle 8
RICH Richmond 8
WCE West Coast 8
WB Western Bulldogs 7
Syd Sydney 4

Summary of 2018 AFL club lists

 CLUB AVERAGE AGE (YEARS, DAYS) AVERAGE GAMES FINALS 100+ GAMES YET TO DEBUT FROM OTHER AFL CLUBS
ADEL Adelaide 24 192 68 178 14 13  10
BL Brisbane Lions 23 128 54 65  11 11
CARL Carlton 23 244 56 56 7 8 20
COLL Collingwood 24 98 68 116 13 10 12
ESS Essendon 23 355 58 63 9 9 11
FRE Fremantle 23 292 63 144 13 12 8
GEEL Geelong 24 95 65 209 13  12 10
GCFC Gold Coast  23 22 53 33 7 8 10
GWS Greater Western Sydney 24 16 64 143 10 11 11
HAW Hawthorn 24 179 74 265 17 9 11
MELB Melbourne 23 335 57 44 8 9 12
NMFC North Melbourne 23 117  52 107 10 11 9
PORT Port Adelaide 24 50 73 109 17 10 13
RICH Richmond 23 255 62 114 11  8 8
STK St Kilda 23 201 53 32 10 10  13
SYD Sydney  23 343  66 303 11 12 4
WCE West Coast 23 282 64 169 15 16 8
WB Western Bulldogs 23 259 56 129 9 7 7
AVERAGE 23 338 61 127 11 10 10

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