How did Peter Thomas-Thompsons become one of the best players in the AFL?

On Monday, AFL.com.au revealed the best and the worst players in AFL history, which included the likes of Matthew Kreuzer, Josh Kennedy, Tom Richards and Brad Scott.

But we’ve been here before, and now it’s time to turn the page and look back at the best of the worst.

The best and worst players of the AFL eraPeter Thomas-Thomas was a key member of the Western Bulldogs from 2008 to 2014.

He’s been called the best player in the history of the game.

Thomas-Thomas made his debut in Round 10, 2008, when he kicked two goals in a thrilling, two-point win over Collingwood at the MCG.

The Bulldogs were unbeaten for the first time since Round 10 and finished the season 10th in the ladder, their worst finish since Round 11, 2012.

Thomas played in all 19 of Western Bulldogs’ games in his final season in 2014, kicking five goals.

He made his first AFL debut in round three, 2016, against Melbourne.

In 2016, he made his AFL debut, kicking three goals against Hawthorn.

In 2017, he played in eight games, averaging 14.3 disposals per game.

He kicked one goal, averaged 9.4 disposals, had six inside 50 possessions and five clearances.

He played eight games in 2017 and averaged 13.4 possessions, eight clearances and four inside 50s.

He averaged 12.6 disposals and six inside 40s in 2017.

In 2018, he kicked six goals against Richmond in the Grand Final and made his career-high six tackles in the round eight loss.

In 2019, he scored his first career goal against Carlton and kicked three goals in round six, round eight and round nine, which saw him play in 10 games.

Thomas averaged 18.2 disposals against the Swans in round seven, 2016.

In 2020, he missed four games due to a hip injury, and averaged 15.3 possessions and seven inside 50 in the same season.

In 2021, he averaged 22.6 possessions, seven inside 40 and five marks in the week before the grand final.

He kicked four goals against Collingwoods in the grand finals, but was unable to record a goal as the Bulldogs lost to CollingWOOD in the elimination final.

Thomas was in the Bulldogs’ best five in the final, with a total of 22 disposals.

He averaged a goal and four marks in that game.

In 2022, he had a career-best 16 disposals in a loss to Fremantle, while he kicked four in a win against Geelong.

Thomas kicked three goal and three marks in round 10, 2018, against the Saints.

In 20 games for the Bulldogs, Thomas averaged 12 disposals (including four inside 40), eight cleararies and five inside 50 points.

Thomas made 20 appearances for Western Bulldogs in 2019 and averaged 14.1 disposals for the year.

In 2030, he won his 100th game against the Brisbane Lions, winning his 100st game in a match at the Gabba.

Thomas has played in four of the top six games in the modern era, kicking four goals.

In the final 10 years of the 21st century, Thomas kicked 15 goals and averaged 19.1 possessions for the club.

Thomas missed five games in 2026 due to hip surgery, while in 2029, he was ruled out for three weeks with a calf strain.

Thomas finished the year averaging 24.1 per cent possessions (including 10.7 inside 50), 9.3 clearances (including six), five goals (including three goals), five marks and seven marks inside 50.