While the AFL family obsesses about Lance Franklin’s 1000-Goal Countdown and ‘Buddy’ insists it’s only about the upcoming finals for him, another monumental career milestone snuck through over the weekend.

The Swans 87-point win over the Gold Coast in Round 23 at Marvel Stadium on Saturday was the 200th of Franklin’s career.

The 317-game superstar, eight goals away from becoming the sixth player to kick 1000 AFL goals, is just the 27th player among 12,942 AFL players all-time to reach 200 wins.

It is an all-star list headed by Hawthorn’s Michael Tuck at 302, with retiring Hawthorn veteran Shaun Burgoyne finishing up second on the list at 263, having this year gone past Richmond’s Kevin Bartlett at 260.

Swans in the 200-Win Club are Adam Goodes (216) and Jarrad McVeigh (203).

Franklin posted his 200th win in his 317th game – the same number of games needed by McVeigh for his double-century. Goodes took 347 games to reach 200 wins.

Geelong’s Andrew Mackie is the quickest in AFL history to 200 wins, getting there in just 268 games. Selwood took 270 games.

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