IT’S 400 up for Michael Voss. 

Carlton’s AFL Senior Coach will notch up a quadruple century of games at the elite level this Sunday as a player and coach.

Voss produced one of the most glittering playing careers in the history of the game at the turn of the millennium, playing 289 games for the Brisbane Bears and Lions.


The record for the boy from Traralgon needs no introduction, having led his side to that famous premiership trifecta as captain from 2001-03. He was a Brownlow Medallist in 1996, skipper for a decade (and named best captain in four consecutive years), a back-to-back Leigh Matthew Trophy winner and a five-time All Australian.

Always destined to be a coach after retiring in 2006, Voss then coached the Lions for a further 109 games, including a win over the Blues in the 2009 elimination final in his first season at the helm.

A lengthy stint at Port Adelaide as an assistant coach followed, before being announced as Carlton’s newest AFL Senior Coach - the Club he supported growing up - in September last year. 

Voss’ first game in charge was a famous one, with the Blues breaking a drought dating back to 2013 when they defeated the Tigers.

Of course, Voss would have achieved this milestone last weekend, had he not missed the Round 2 win over the Western Bulldogs due to AFL Health and Safety Protocols.

400 games for Michael Voss
289 games played — Brisbane Bears/Lions (1992-2006)
109 games coached — Brisbane Lions (2019-2013)
Will bring up the milestone with his second game as Carlton coach this Sunday.