AFL - Most Goals in a season - Bob Pratt and Peter Hudson
Date of Record: 1971
Harold Robert "Bob" Pratt, junior was an Australian rules footballer who represented South Melbourne in the Victorian Football League (VFL) and Coburg in the Victorian Football Association (VFA) during the 1930s and 1940s.
Known for spectacular diving and high flying marks, he topped the club's goal kicking for the first time in 1932 with 71 goals and for the next three seasons passed 100 goals. His total of 150 goals in 1934 was a VFL/AFL record which stood alone until Peter Hudson equaled it in 1971. Pratt also kicked ten or more goals in a game eight times, including 15 goals in a single game.
Peter Hudson's career began in 1963 and concluded in 1981. Peter matched Bob Pratt's achievement of 150 goals in a season in 1971, they're now joint record holders. During this time Peter kicked an amazing 1,874 goals in senior matches. Peter made a brief comeback and played for Glenorchy. With two rounds remaining he booted 30 goals in three matches. His goal kicking tally increased to 2,191 when night series and representative games are included in the overall calculation. Working out the maths, Peter averaged over 7 goals a game over his entire career.
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