Superstar Sydney Swan Buddy Franklin will play his 250th AFL match on Friday when Collingwood travel to the SCG.

Franklin, who started his career with Hawthorn in 2005 has topped the Swans goalkicking in each of the three seasons he’s had in Sydney, needs just five goals to take his career tally to 800.

Swans coach Longmire (pictured) says even though Franklin has another six years on his contract, he already deserves to be rated alongside the games greatest full forwards.