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Honour the past: No.32

Phase two | 2018's final week The players were put through their paces in the final week of training for 2018.

Last month, Carlton’s 11 newest players were awarded their guernseys as they prepare for life as Blues.

Moving on to the No.32 guernsey, we look at the players who have made the guernsey what it is, and what's to come for the incumbent. 

Honour the past

By the numbers
Number of representatives: 22
Average games played: 51.3
Games record holder: Bret Thornton — 188 games
Best and fairest wins: Nil
Premiership players: Four (Six premierships)
100-game players: Five
Hall of Fame players: Bryan Quirk, David Glascott

Famous faces
While the No.32 may be historically be the most glamorous number, it’s been a famous number in Carlton’s history.

Starting with Bob Green in the 1930s and 1940s, it was popularised when future star Bryan Quirk wore the jumper for 167 games. With a premiership in 1968, the gun midfielder was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2006.

Quirk would also coach Carlton’s Under-19s side, where he would mentor a youngster by the name of David Glascott.

 

Requesting Quirk’s No.32, Glascott made a similar impact to his predecessor, contributing to three premierships — including two flags in his first two years — and going into the Hall of Fame.

Bret Thornton became the games record holder in the guernsey after the turn of the millennium, playing 188 games between 2002 and 2012.

Own the future

New custodian

With the potential to achieve cult hero status in navy blue, Alex Fasolo will add some handy firepower to Carlton in 2019 and beyond.

Fasolo arrived at the Blues from Collingwood over the off-season as a free agent, with the mercurial forward capable of producing the improbable on his day.

 

One of the players the Blues’ targeted in the mature-age bracket, Fasolo — who produced 133 goals over 101 games — has big-game experience and is reliable around goals.

Along with fellow acquisition Mitch McGovern as well as emerging forward Charlie Curnow and Harry McKay, Fasolo in his new surroundings could prove to be a great result for both player and club.