"I'm proud to be Aboriginal, so I'm representing" - Adam Goodes
Magical Footballer, Anti-Racism Activist, Australian of the year.
Adam Goodes will long live in the memories of all fans of AFL football as one of the most talented, brilliant and magical footballers of the modern era. His quick hands, big body and uncanny ability to read the play semented "Goodesy" as one of the all time greats. A dual Brownlow medalist, a feat only equaled by 9 others in the history of the award, a dual premiership player with the Sydney Swans, Goodes continued to deliver excellence and dominance as the Indigenous player to play the most AFL games of 372. He was also awarded an All-Australian guernsey four times and was voted one fo the players of the Indigenous Team of the Century.
As a proud Indigenous Australian, Adam has used his celebrated football platform to also shine a light on racism in Australia, particularly towards Indigenous Australians. And in 2014, he was awarded the Australian of the Year honours not only for his efforts to improve race relations but also his work with indigenous youth projects, notably through the GO Foundation.