Matthew Lloyd arrived at the Essendon Football Club as a 16 year old in school uniform and 17 years later retired from the game a superstar of the club and ranked seventh on the AFL all-time goal-kicking list. Powerful marks on the lead, use of his body in defence and deadly accurate goal kicking off both feet were the key features of his game that led Matthew to a horde of trophies and awards.
After his debut for Essendon in 1995, Matthew won a premiership with Essendon in 2000, the Coleman Medal for the most goals kicked in a season on three separate occasions (2000, 2001, and 2003), kicked over 100 goals in a season twice (109 in 2000 and 105 in 2001), was selected in the All Australian team on five occasions (1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, and 2003) and was the Bombers' captain from 2006 to 2008.
Matthew amassed 270 games and 926 goals throughout his lengthy career in the AFL and his achievements were recognised by both his club, who named him one of the 25 greatest players ever to play for them, and by the AFL who made him a life member in 2010.
Matthew joined Channel Nine in 2012 as an expert commentator and panellist on The Footy Show and Melbourne's AFL radio station 3AW. Although he no longer kicks goals in front of crowds of adoring fans, Matthew's strength of character, leadership and impeccable reputation continue to set him well apart from the pack as he forges another successful career off the field of play.
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