Tony Lockett was recruited from Ballarat playing his first game for Saint Kilda in 1983.He has won the Coleman Medal in 1987, 1991 and 1996. He has made the All Australian side in 1991, 1992, 1995 and 1996. Tony Lockett won a Brownlow Medal in 1987 being equal first with John Platten of Hawthorn. He was Saint Kilda's Best and Fairest in 1987 and 1991 and Sydney's Best and Fairest in 1995.On Sunday June 6th 1999, history was made at the Sydney Cricket Ground as Tony "Plugger" Lockett entered the record books as the highest goal scorer in V.F.L./A.F.L. history. When Lockett scored his third goal in the game between Sydney and Collingwood, he notched up his 1300th career goal and eclipsed the 62 year-old record held by Collingwood's Gordon Coventry. Tony Lockett is considered one of greatest players to have played Australian Rules Football.
He has proved himself to one of the greatest Full Forwards ever having played 236 games and kicked 1166 goals, a feat only exceeded by Jason Dunstall and Gordon Coventry with 1299.