AFL BarwonGeelong Advertiser | Veteren umpire Noel Hooper has beaten off a heart bypass surgery to line up in his 1600th game as an umpire.

The 74-year-old is in a league of his own when it comes to the milestone, which Geelong Umpires believes could even be a national record.

But Hooper said he does not umpire for the individual accolades.

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