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Paul 'Gal' Gallen is an Australian professional rugby league footballer who captains the Cronulla Sharks in the NRL and is a former NSW origin player and captain who led the Blues to Victory in 2014. He has also been the Vice Captain of Australia and has played his whole career with one club – The Cronulla Sharks.
- 2008/2011/2012 – Lock of the Year
- 2010/2011 – Harry Sunderland Medal
- 2010 – RLW Player of the Year
- 2011 – Brad Fittler Medal 2011/2012 – Dally M Lock of the Year
- 2011 – Peter Frilingos Memorial Award
- 2014 – Wally Lewis Medal
- 326 games
- 62 tries
- 2018 tackle efficiency of 92.9%
- Currently the oldest NRL player
- Also a heavyweight boxer
- Has spent 20 years at one club - The Cronulla Sharks
Gal was the captain of the Sharks whom won their very first NRL Premiership in 2016 and he is currently the oldest NRL player and is also a heavyweight boxer. He is in no way hindered by his age and continues to grow from strength to strength and this year was named Cronulla Sharks strongest player, lifting a whopping 240kg for three reps in the off Season. His career commenced with his NRL debut for the Sharks in Round 15 of 2001, meaning his career has spanned over 17 years. He is a 103kg Lock/Prop/Second-Row and as of Round 1, 2018 he had played an impressing 305 NRL First Grade Games.