Mundulla, Cummins Ramblers dominate list of most premierships as a player

FLAGS GALORE: Players from Cummins Ramblers and Mundulla sure knew how to win a premiership.
FLAGS GALORE: Players from Cummins Ramblers and Mundulla sure knew how to win a premiership.

For a lot of players, winning one premiership is hard enough, but to win upwards of 10 is simply astounding.

South Australia has had some dominate country football teams over the decades, but a list created by football historian Peter Lines highlights some of the state's most successful.

Lines' list contains the most SA country football premierships won as a player, with as many as six Mundulla players making the final list.

The man with the most premierships as a player is Neil Pedler, who won football's ultimate prize 15 times at Cummins Ramblers Football Club in the Great Flinders Football League.

During a period from 1968-1982, the Magpies won 15 straight premierships, a SA country football record.

Ramblers players Peter Fitzgerald and Ron Koch round out the top three with 14 premierships each.

Seventh on the list is Mundulla's Brett Staude, who won a total of 12 premierships during a period of dominance from the Tigers.

Staude isn't the only Mundulla player to enjoy sustained team success, with Michael Hunt, Ian Clarke and Roger Hunt being the next most successful player from the region.

Clarke and Roger Hunt won 11 premierships at Mundulla, while Michael Hunt was a part of 10 Tigers' flags, and one at Edenhope.

The remaining Mundulla players on the list were Chris King and Nick Williams, who both won 10 flags at the club.

Since the formation of the Kowree-Naracoorte-Tatiara Football League in 1993, the Tigers have won 11 of the league's 27 premierships.

This included a period of seven consecutive premierships from 1994-2000, a league record.