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Australian rules football player
Born: January 30, 1987 (age 35 years), Perth, Australia
Spouse: Jesinta Franklin (m. 2016)
Height: 1.99 m

Siblings: Bianca Giteau
Parents: Ursula Franklin, Lance Franklin Sr.
Weight: 100 kg

Full name
Lance Franklin

Known as
Lance ‘Buddy’ Franklin


30 January 1987 (age 35)

Place of birth
Perth, WA (6000)

Indigenous Australian

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 18y 56d
Last game: 35y 237d

Height and weight
Height: 199 cm
Weight: 106 kg

Senior clubs
Perth; Hawthorn; Box Hill; Australia; Sydney

Jumper numbers
Hawthorn: 38, 23
Sydney: 23, 67

Recruited from
Perth (2005); Hawthorn (2014)

State of origin

Family links
Larry Kickett (Uncle)
Dale Kickett (Cousin)
Jeff Garlett (Cousin)
Elijah Taylor (Second cousin)

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Franklin has a variety of tattoos dedicated to his indigenous heritage. He has been open about his struggles with depression, partly in an effort to destigmatise the mental illness among Australian men, particularly in the AFL.

Franklin married former Miss Universe Australia model and Nine Network presenter Jesinta Campbell on 4 November 2016. They have a daughter and son together.

Franklin was born in Perth, Western Australia, into a family of Indigenous Australian heritage and grew up in Dowerin supporting the Melbourne Football Club.

Franklin’s father, Lance Sr., lived in Melbourne and played hockey for Victoria before moving to Western Australia at the age of 21, later representing the state in field hockey. His mother, Ursula (née Kickett), is Aboriginal (Nyoongar).

His sister, Bianca Giteau, played in the ANZ Championship for the Adelaide Thunderbirds. Franklin is a cousin of former footballers Jeff Garlett and Dale Kickett.

At the age of 15, he won a sports scholarship and boarded at Wesley College, Perth. He played one senior game for the Perth Football Club in 2004, kicking one goal, and represented Western Australia at the 2004 AFL Under 18 Championships.

Lance Franklin (born 30 January 1987), also known as Buddy Franklin, is a professional Australian rules footballer playing for the Sydney Swans in the Australian Football League (AFL). He previously played for the Hawthorn Football Club from 2005 to 2013.

Regarded as the greatest forward of his generation and among the greatest players of all time, Franklin has kicked 1,047 goals, the most of any current player and the fifth-most in VFL/AFL history, and has been his clubs’ leading goalkicker on 13 occasions (six for Hawthorn and seven for Sydney), kicking at least 50 goals in each of those seasons.

He has been selected in the All-Australian team on eight occasions (three at full forward and five at centre half-forward), including as captain in the 2018 team, and has won four Coleman Medals throughout his career, with his biggest haul coming in 2008 with Hawthorn, when he kicked 113 goals.

Franklin won two premierships, four All-Australian selections, two Coleman Medals and a Peter Crimmins Medal in his time at Hawthorn.

He was Hawthorn’s leading goalkicker for six consecutive seasons prior to his final season at the club in 2013, and also kicked the AFL Goal of the Year on two occasions (in 2010 and 2013).

He also received a nomination for the 2005 AFL Rising Star award in round 4 of the 2005 season.

After winning his second premiership at Hawthorn in 2013, Franklin moved to Sydney via free agency on a nine-year, $10 million deal, before representing Australia in the 2013 International Rules Series.

He has won a further four All-Australian selections and two Coleman Medals playing for Sydney, and was the club’s leading goalkicker in his first five seasons there.

Despite suffering a number of setbacks through injury, Franklin has played 341 games, reaching 300 games in 2019 and 1,000 goals in 2022.