Arguably the greatest player to represent Australia's most famous football club, Nathan Buckley's extraordinary achievements include a Brownlow Medal, a Norm Smith Medal, six club best and fairest awards and nine seasons as captain of Collingwood. All I Can Be is the inspiring story of a true sporting legend, who gave his all but never experienced the glory of an AFL premiership. Together with frank commentary from family, friends, teammates, coaches and opponents, Buckley's brutally honest insights provide a rare, compelling glimpse into the heart and mind of one of football's finest, and his relentless quest to become the best he could be.
Nathan Buckley was born in Adelaide but ended up playing football in almost every state and territory as his family travelled all over the country. He became and AFL footballers in 1993, with the Brisbane Bears. In 1994 he joined the Collingwood Football Club, where he played for the rest of his career, captaining the club from 1999 to 2007. He retired in 2007 and is currently a football commentator for Channel 7. He lives in Melbourne with his wife, Tania, and son, Jett.