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Sam Reid enters record books

  • Sam Reid enters record books

    SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 09: Sam Reid of the Giants poses following a Greater Western Sydney Giants training session at Spotless Stadium on June 9, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

The one time Western Bulldogs and already at his second stint with the GWS Giants, midfielder Sam Reid will play his first game in 1072 days when he lines up in the Sydney Derby against the Swans on Sunday.

Reid was delisted by the Giants at the end of the 2013 season, but went into a player/coach role with the club's reserves side, the UWS Giants.

The 26 year old, will don the number 50 in his first game back, previously worn by inaugural member Dean Brogan.

To put Reid's comeback into perspective, it will have been 153 weeks, 1072 days, 25,730 hours, 1,543,855 minutes and 92,631,300 seconds since he last stepped out onto an AFL field.

Of current players, Reid will sit second on the table of the most amount of time in between games. Gold Coast Suns midfielder Ryan Davis had to wait six years before getting another crack at the big time after he was delisted by the Eagles six years ago.

CURRENT PLAYERS:

1. Ryan Davis - 6 years 217 days
2. Daniel Menzel - 3 years 353 days
3. Anthony Morabito - 3 years 325 days
4. Josh Cowan - 3 years 310 days
5. SAM REID - 2 years 340 days
6.
Sam Grimley - 2 years 260 days
7. Nick Kommer - 2 years 222 days
8. Jack Trengove - 2 years 68 days
9. James Polkinghorne - 1 year 364 days
10. Michael Apeness - 1 year 327 days
11. Tim Mohr - 1 year 300 days
12. Tom Lee - 1 year 299 days
13. Jackson Paine - 1 year 266 days
14. Matt Dea - 1 year 265 days
15. Tim O'Brien - 1 year 243 days

Mind you, it'll take some beating to beat Syd Barker's record of 13 years and 12 days back in 1921 when he returned, but obviously World War 1 was happening and players left to be on service.  

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