Cameron Ling

Cameron Ling (born 27 February 1981) is a former Australian rules footballer who played for the Geelong Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL). A tagger at 1.89 metres (6 ft 2 in) and 94 kilograms (207 lb), Ling was a premiership-winning captain at the club.

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He is now a commentator on AFL football for the Seven Network and a special comments commentator on AFL football for ABC Grandstand. He is also a member of the selection panel for the AFL All-Australian team and the AFL Rising Star Award.

Ling played junior football for the Geelong Falcons[2] as a full-forward and was drafted by his hometown club, the Geelong Football Club.

In 2007, his onfield performances were rewarded with selection in the All-Australian team on the interchange.

On 20 January 2010, Cameron Ling was announced as the team’s new captain, taking over from the recently retired Tom Harley. He captained the Cats in the 2010 AFL season and the 2011 AFL season. In 2011, he captained Geelong to their third premiership in 5 years against Collingwood. He kicked the final goal of the match after a turn-over from Héritier Lumumba.

Shortly after guiding the Cats to their premiership win, Cameron Ling announced his retirement on 5 October 2011. Being able to nullify the opposition’s best midfielder whilst managing to influence matches has made Cameron Ling regarded as one of the best ever taggers to play AFL. He was succeeded as captain by Joel Selwood.

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