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Lance ‘Buddy’ Franklin’s historic 1000th AFL goal in pictures

Sydney superstar Lance Franklin has kicked his 1000th career goal, becoming just the sixth VFL/AFL player to reach the milestone.

Franklin achieved the feat with his fourth goal in Friday night’s blockbuster game against Geelong as spectators ran onto the SCG turf in the final quarter.

The 35-year-old joins Tony Lockett (1360 goals), Gordon Coventry (1299), Jason Dunstall (1254), Doug Wade (1057) and Gary Ablett senior (1031) in the exclusive club.

The SCG became a sea of red-and-white as thousands of spectators streamed onto the field, even before Franklin’s shot had gone through the goals.

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 25: Lance Franklin of the Swans prepares to kick his 1000th career goal during the round two AFL match between the Sydney Swans and the Geelong Cats at Sydney Cricket Ground on March 25, 2022 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Jason McCawley/AFL Photos)
Camera IconPoised. Credit: Jason McCawley/AFL Photos/AFL Photos
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 25: Lance Franklin of the Swans kicks his 1000th goal during the 2022 AFL Round 02 match between the Sydney Swans and the Geelong Cats at the Sydney Cricket Ground on March 25, 2022 In Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Photos via Getty Images)
Camera IconGood off the boot! Credit: Michael Willson/AFL Photos/AFL Photos via Getty Images
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 25: Lance Franklin of the Swans celebrates kicking his 1000th AFL goal during the round two AFL match between the Sydney Swans and the Geelong Cats at Sydney Cricket Ground on March 25, 2022 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
Camera IconNever in doubt! Credit: Cameron Spencer/Getty Images
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 25: Lance Franklin of the Swans celebrates kicking his 1000th career goal during the round two AFL match between the Sydney Swans and the Geelong Cats at Sydney Cricket Ground on March 25, 2022 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Jason McCawley/AFL Photos)
Camera IconLet the celebrations begin! Credit: Jason McCawley/AFL Photos/AFL Photos
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 25: Lance Franklin of the Swans celebrates kicking his 1000th career goal during the round two AFL match between the Sydney Swans and the Geelong Cats at Sydney Cricket Ground on March 25, 2022 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Jason McCawley/AFL Photos)
Camera IconYou see that kick!? Credit: Jason McCawley/AFL Photos/AFL Photos
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 25: Lance Franklin of the Swans celebrates kicking his 1000th career goal during the round two AFL match between the Sydney Swans and the Geelong Cats at Sydney Cricket Ground on March 25, 2022 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Jason McCawley/AFL Photos)
Camera IconBuddy among the crowd. Credit: Jason McCawley/AFL Photos/AFL Photos
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 25: Lance Franklin of the Swans celebrates kicking his 1000th career goal during the round two AFL match between the Sydney Swans and the Geelong Cats at Sydney Cricket Ground on March 25, 2022 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Jason McCawley/AFL Photos)
Camera IconSwarmed. Credit: Jason McCawley/AFL Photos/AFL Photos
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 25: A general view after Lance Franklin of the Swans kicked his 1000th career goal during the round two AFL match between the Sydney Swans and the Geelong Cats at Sydney Cricket Ground on March 25, 2022 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Jason McCawley/AFL Photos)
Camera IconAbsolute scenes. Credit: Jason McCawley/AFL Photos/AFL Photos
Lance Franklin kicks his 1000th goal in the AFL match between Sydney Swans and the Geelong Cats at Sydney Cricket Ground on March 2022
Camera IconYou could probably see the crowd from space. Credit: Channel 7/Channel 7
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 25: Lance Franklin of the Swans is clapped off the field after scoring his 1000th goal and winning the round two AFL match between the Sydney Swans and the Geelong Cats at Sydney Cricket Ground on March 25, 2022 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
Camera IconCongrats, Buddy. Credit: Cameron Spencer/Getty Images
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 25: Lance Franklin of the Swans is clapped off the field after scoring his 1000th goal and winning the round two AFL match between the Sydney Swans and the Geelong Cats at Sydney Cricket Ground on March 25, 2022 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
Camera IconA true champion. Credit: Cameron Spencer/Getty Images
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 25: Lance Franklin of the Swans is clapped off the field after scoring his 1000th goal and winning the round two AFL match between the Sydney Swans and the Geelong Cats at Sydney Cricket Ground on March 25, 2022 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
Camera IconThank you, and good night. Credit: Cameron Spencer/Getty Images

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