Which Player Has Kicked the Most First Goals in 2022?

AFL First Goal Stats

First goal betting is one of AFL betting fans’ favourite markets and while it can be tough to find a winner, looking to the stats to see which players are more likely to jag the opening snag is one way to better our odds.

Check out Betseeker’s run down of AFL First Goal stats below!

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Who has kicked the most first goals in 2022?

Four players have tied for the most first goals in the AFL home and away season for 2022.

GWS co-captain Toby Greene, Adelaide veteran Taylor Walker, Freo tall Rory Lobb and St Kilda young gun Max King have both kicked four opening majors this season.

This is quite an extraordinary result for Greene and Walker give both players missed a substantial stint of games at the beginning of the season.

Greene missed the opening five games after intentionally making contact with an umpire late last year while Walker missed three games following a racist comment at a SANFL game.

Rory Lobb has also missed two games this year.

Behind these two players are 16 players on three first goals and 17 players on two.

First Goal Leaderboard 2022

After Round 21, these players have kicked the most first goals in 2022.

First GoalsPlayerClub
4Taylor WalkerAdel
4Rory LobbFreo
4Toby GreeneGWS
4Max KingSTK
3Joe DaniherBL
3Charlie CurnowCarl
3Tom HawkinsGeel
3Jeremy CameronGeel
3Ben AinsworthGC
3Jesse HoganGWS
3Dylan MooreHaw
3Jack GunstonHaw
3Bailey FritschMelb
3Kysaiah PickettMelb
3Mitch GeorgiadesPA
3Travis BoakPA
3Jack DarlingWC
3Aaron NaughtonWB
3Jamarra Ugle-HaganWB
3Cody WeightmanWB

2 – Eric Hipwood (BL), Jack Ginnivan (Coll), Jake Stringer (Ess), Brad Close (Geel), Stephen Coniglio (GWS), Harry Himmelberg (GWS), Mitch Lewis (Haw), Ed Langdon (Melb), Todd Goldstein (NM), Connor Rozee (PA), Shai Bolton (Rich), Tom Lynch (Rich), Mason Wood (STK), Errol Gulden (Syd), Isaac Heeney (SYD), Tom Papley (Syd), Willie Rioli (WC).

Which teams have kicked the most first goals in 2022?

It’s no surprise to see that the more successful teams in AFL season 2022 have generally kicked more first goals than others, but there are a few surprises in the club-by-club first goal stats, namely the team on top of the table.

RankTeamFirst Goals
1GWS Giants14
1Western Bulldogs14
4Port Adelaide13
4St Kilda13
8Brisbane Lions11
8Gold Coast11
11West Coast10
18North Melbourne5

The Giants obviously jump out on this list. Despite a putrid season, they are equal first on the teams list for first goals.

Given there tends to be better prices on offer for players in underdog teams, GWS players may be good value in these betting markets.

Meanwhile, finals aspirants Collingwood and Carlton are both in the bottom four for first goals this season, so they may be teams to avoid when placing a wager.

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