Placing a question like this is as 'opening a can of worms'!!
The only safe thing that can be said is:
Haydn Bunton Snr has won more national/state Best and Fairest awards than any other player with 6: three Brownlow Medals in Victoria, then three Sandover Medals in WA.
From there, countless other names may be put forward, among them being: Laurie Nash, Dick Reynolds, Tony Lockett, Gary Ablett, Alex Jesaulenko, Leigh Matthews, John Coleman, Peter Hudson, Graham Farmer, Darrell Baldock, Russell Ebert, Barrie Robran, Ted Whitten, Ron Barassi, Jason Dunstall, Bob Skilton, Wayne Carey and the list becomes almost endless among names any one of which may worthily be considered "the best ever"!!!
If we were simply to mull over the greatest ever ruckman, for instance, we would probably have to vie between John Nicholls and Graham Farmer ... and that is just for the one position!
How long is a piece of string??!!
Gary Ablett Snr is the best AFL player And Wayne Carey is 2nd is the best forward in AFL history
EDIT: This is wrong. The best AFL player is a question that can only be answered with opinion, of which there are many different ones.
In my view, the best player ever was Leigh Matthews, he is easily the best I have seen.
Carey is a close second.
Aaron sandilands 211 cm.
Peter Daicos by far
the player gets a medal
Gary Ablett and Sam Mitchell
no ... The most successful AFL teams are Essendon and Carlton, each with 16 Premierships
The whole woodvile south team
14 Weetbix with no milk the best
The Ipswich Cats! THE BEST PLAYER IS CLAYDES DOYLE! I JUST CANT BELIVE MY EYES!
Keith Bromage who debuted for Collingwood in 1953, aged 15 years 287 days.
Many who really know the game would answer in the affirmative. Yes.
david rodan or domenic cassissi
No Females afl wouldn't be as popular as male
YES! Carlton FC led by Juddy are the best ... EVER!