Most Number of Goals Scored in an AFL Game - Fred Fanning

Date of Record: 1947

Fred Fanning had a comparatively brief league career but managed one feat that will take some beating. During his final season with Melbourne in 1947 he kicked an all time VFL record tally of 18 goals (and 1 behind) against St Kilda. He ended the season with a league ladder-topping 97 goals, his best ever return, but the following year he accepted the post of playing-coach at Victorian country team Hamilton. Sadly, at the age of just twenty-five, his league football career was over.