Versatile Crow Brodie Smith will be part of a special group when he notches his 200th AFL game this Sunday.
Smith is set to become the 20th player in Adelaide’s history to reach game 200, joining the likes of skipper Rory Sloane, Taylor Walker, Daniel Talia and David Mackay.
And the significance is not lost on the veteran.
“It’s one I’ve been looking forward to and (I got) a few videos today from some guys who I used to play with, so that was really nice,” Smith, 29, said.
“I think as the week has gone on I’ve started to realise how big it is and what it means to me, getting all the tickets for my family and friends that are going to be there.
“I think it’s more around my family and friends, the importance and how proud they are of me and they’re coming along as well.
“To have guys at the Club - Tex, Sloaney, Dave Mackay, Talia… who are all in that 200 club at the Crows, and to have my name amongst them shows how important it is.”
Smith, who was selected with pick No.14 in the 2010 AFL Draft, said playing in finals series had been the highlights of his career.
“Finals wins have definitely been the highs,” Smith said.
“You walk through the doors and the older guys tell you ‘it will go in a blink of an eye’.
“But it has gone very quickly and hopefully I can add a few more to the tally and we can have some success in the next few years.
“I’d just love to have a win on Sunday and celebrate it with family and friends.”
In a twist of fate, Smith, who signed a three-year contract extension in January, will share his milestone match with West Coast ruckman Nic Naitanui, who will also play his 200th game.
“It actually adds to it, to be honest,” Smith said.
“Nic Nat is a massive name of the football world and such a good player so to be able to share the day with him does make it special.
“Hopefully we can make his day a little bit sadder than mine.”
Adelaide takes on West Coast at Adelaide Oval on Sunday at 4.10pm ACST (4.40pm AEST).