Jarrad McVeigh will become Sydney’s second-most experienced AFL finals player this weekend.
McVeigh, having this week confirmed he will play a 16th season in red and white next year, will play his 26th final to draw level with Ryan O’Keefe on the Swans’ all-time finals list.
Only Adam Goodes, with 28 finals, will be ahead of him.
McVeigh, set for his 299th AFL game when the Swans host Essendon in an elimination final at the SCG on Saturday afternoon, will jump into the AFL’s all-time top 20 for finals appearances.
This list is headed by Michael Tuck (39), Shaun Burgoyne (33), Gordon Coventry (31), Wayne Schimmelbusch (29), Leigh Matthews (29) and Bruce Doull (29).
Then comes Goodes, Bill Hutcheson (28), Chris Mew (28), Gary Ayres (28), Jimmy Bartel (28,), Jason Akermanis (28), Dick Reynolds (27), Harry Collier (27), Kevin Bartlett (27) Martin Pike (27), Albert Collier (26), Dermott Brereton (26), Stephen Silvagni (26) and Craig Bolton (26).
Ted Richards (21) is fifth on the all-time Swans list behind Goodes, Bolton, O’Keefe and McVeigh.
McVeigh is second among 2017 listed players for most finals, behind Shaun Burgoyne and ahead of Steve Johnson (24), Sam Mitchell (23), Joel Selwood (23), Josh Gibson (23), Jordan Lewis (23), Luke Hodge (23), James Kelly (22), Lance Franklin (21), Harry Taylor (20) and Heath Shaw (20).
Swans Dan Hanneberry, Josh Kennedy and Kieren Jack are among a group on 19 finals, with teammate Nick Smith on 18.
McVeigh, who made his finals debut in his 20th game in 2004, is set for his 11th AFL finals campaign.
Also on Saturday Luke Parker will play his 150th AFL game and his 16th final.
Since Round 18, 2012 the 24-year-old has played 117 of a possible 120 games.
And in another potential milestone against the Bombers, albeit one that will take an extra special effort, Franklin will be out to pull level with the great Leigh Matthews in fourth spot on the all-time finals goals list.
Franklin, with 65 finals goals from 21 finals, needs seven goals to match Matthews’ 72 from 29.
The only three players ahead of Matthews for finals goals are Gordon Coventry (111 in 31), Jason Dunstall (78 in 21) and Jack Titus (74 in 24).