Lance Franklin, one of the greatest players of all time, kicked his 1,000th AFL goal against Geelong on Friday night to join footy's most exclusive club.
It's an extraordinary feat for a player who has spent his entire career in a defensive-minded era of footy, where kicking bags of goals akin to what was seen more regularly in the '80s and '90s is much harder achieve.
Franklin becomes just the sixth player in the history of the game to reach the landmark milestone, and he may prove to be the last to do it.
It was an amazing moment treasured by all footy lovers and one that sent social media into a frenzy, with fans, clubs, teammates and competitors all reacting with applause to the rare accomplishment.
Follow along below for some of the remarkable SCG scenes on a history-making night.
1️⃣0️⃣0️⃣0️⃣ 🥳— ESPN Australia & NZ (@ESPNAusNZ) March 25, 2022
UNBELIEVEABLE SCENES AT THE SCG AS BUDDY BECOMES THE SIXTH AFL/VFL PLAYER TO KICK 1000 GOALS! pic.twitter.com/XraprXeXbW
One of the greatest to ever do it. 🤩— Hawthorn FC (@HawthornFC) March 25, 2022
Congrats Buddy! 💛 pic.twitter.com/4YGmwFinxp
Unbelievable pic.twitter.com/HJkyI7e4GT— feliz navidud (@DesignedToFade) March 25, 2022
That was real special. #Buddy1000— Collingwood FC (@CollingwoodFC) March 25, 2022
How good is footy #Buddy1000— Carlton FC (@CarltonFC) March 25, 2022
A long time foe, a champion and a warrior. Congratulations Buddy 👏 pic.twitter.com/T9st77KMwB— Geelong Cats (@GeelongCats) March 25, 2022
Lance 'buddy' Franklin— Aliir Aliir (@aliir_mayom) March 25, 2022
UnBuddybelievable.— Richmond FC 🐯 (@Richmond_FC) March 25, 2022
A moment we will never forget.— Sydney Cricket Ground (@scg) March 25, 2022
Fans race onto the hallowed @scg turf to celebrate with @Buddy_Franklin. Thank you to the 36,578 fans who came along and joined the party 🎉. #Buddy1000 #LoveOurSCG pic.twitter.com/IewRdMPGhm
When you catch Buddy's 1000th goal 😂 pic.twitter.com/S6o4fpr9t0— 7AFL (@7AFL) March 26, 2022