CARLTON veteran Eddie Betts is set to enter the top 20 for most games played in VFL/AFL history this weekend.
Should Betts run out this weekend against the Giants in what would be his 342nd AFL game, the accomplished forward will break new ground in the clash at Giants Stadium.
It’s back-to-back milestones for the Blues star, who last week entered the top three for most games by an Indigenous player alongside Shaun Burgoyne (396) and Adam Goodes (372).
Betts has hit form in recent months, with this year marking his second since returning to the Club from Adelaide ahead of the 2020 season.
The in-form small forward has kicked 15 goals in the last month and a half in Navy Blue, receiving two Goal of the Year nominations in the last six weeks for his volley against the Western Bulldogs in Round 8 and a stunning one-handed take and snap against Sydney in Round 11.
The most-recent nod was Betts’ 27th Goal of the Year nomination since he began his career in at Carlton after being selected in the 2004 pre-season draft.
Ahead of his 342nd outing, Betts also sits on the verge of entering the top 30 for most goals kicked in VFL/AFL: he needs just one more to hit 630 goals and elevate his already-established standing amongst the game’s greats.