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Brodie Smith (born 14 January 1992) is a professional Australian rules football player who plays for the Adelaide Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL). Smith was Adelaide's first selection in the 2010 National Draft at pick 14 overall.[1]

Brodie Smith
Brodie Smith 2019.1.jpg
Smith in June 2019
Personal information
Full name Brodie Smith
Nickname(s) Smithers
Date of birth (1992-01-14) 14 January 1992 (age 27)
Original team(s) Henley (SAAFL)
Woodville-West Torrens (SANFL)
Draft No. 14, 2010 national draft
Debut Round 1, 2011, Adelaide
vs. Hawthorn, at AAMI Stadium
Height 189 cm (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 90 kg (198 lb)
Position(s) Small defender, midfielder
Club information
Current club Adelaide
Number 33
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2011– Adelaide 158 (51)
International team honours
Years Team Games (Goals)
2014 Australia 1 (0)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of round 14, 2019.
2 State and international statistics correct as of 2014.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

AFL careerEdit

Smith made his debut in round 1 of his very first season, 2011, against Hawthorn. He played 14 games in his first season and showed plenty of maturity for a first-year player, averaging 13 disposals per game. He played 22 games including three finals in 2012 as a running defender, shutting down opposition forwards such as Steve Johnson and providing run off half-back, also becoming noted for kicking goals from long range.[2] Despite fracturing his collarbone in the 2013 pre-season,[3] Smith played the final 18 games of the season, continuing to play mainly at half-back. He played his 50th game in round 19 against Port Adelaide and gathered a career-high 29 possessions in the last game against West Coast.[2]

Smith signed a new contract with the Crows early in the 2014 season, keeping him at the club until 2016.[4] He went on to have a career-best year at the club, averaging 23 disposals and ranking first in the competition for long kicks and second for rebound 50s and metres gained. This earned him selection in the All-Australian team and in the Australian international rules football team for the 2014 International Rules Test.[2][5] Smith remained one of the AFL's most damaging half-backs in 2015, recovering from two concussions early in the season to lead the club in rebound 50s and finish fifth in the AFL for metres gained.[2]

In the First Qualifying Final against Greater Western Sydney in 2017, Smith tore his ACL in the first quarter after kicking the Crows' first goal for the match. The injury ended his season, but Adelaide went on to win the match by 36 points.[6] Due to the nature of his injury, he missed the majority of the 2018 season. [7]

StatisticsEdit

Statistics are correct to end of round 12, 2016[8]
Legend
 G  Goals  B  Behinds  K  Kicks  H  Handballs  D  Disposals  M  Marks  T  Tackles
Season Team No. Games G B K H D M T G B K H D M T
Totals Averages (per game)
2011 Adelaide 33 14 2 1 107 76 183 38 38 0.1 0.1 7.6 5.4 13.1 2.7 2.7
2012 Adelaide 33 22 5 5 230 141 371 82 45 0.2 0.2 10.5 6.4 16.9 3.7 2.1
2013 Adelaide 33 18 3 3 223 121 344 69 25 0.2 0.2 12.4 6.7 19.1 3.8 1.4
2014 Adelaide 33 22 11 8 287 209 496 108 35 0.5 0.4 13.1 9.5 22.6 4.9 1.6
2015 Adelaide 33 21 7 6 266 116 382 82 39 0.3 0.3 12.7 5.5 18.2 3.9 1.9
2016 Adelaide 33 12 4 5 166 94 260 51 22 0.3 0.4 13.8 7.8 21.7 4.3 1.8
Career 109 32 28 1279 757 2036 430 204 0.3 0.3 11.7 6.9 18.7 3.9 1.9

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Brodie Smith of the Adelaide Crows Player Profile and AFL Stats". Footywire.com. Retrieved 29 May 2011.
  2. ^ a b c d "Brodie Smith - AFC.com.au". AFC.com.au. Adelaide Football Club. Archived from the original on 15 April 2015. Retrieved 27 April 2015.
  3. ^ "Brodie Breaks Collarbone". TripleM.com.au. Triple M. 18 February 2013. Retrieved 25 June 2016.
  4. ^ Thring, Harry (31 March 2014). "Crow Brodie Smith earns new two-year deal". AFL.com.au. Australian Football League. Retrieved 25 June 2016.
  5. ^ "Star Crow Brodie Smith slowly comes to grips with place among game's elite". AFL.com.au. Australian Football League. 7 November 2014. Retrieved 25 June 2016.
  6. ^ Phelan, Jennifer (7 September 2017). "Crow's year looks over after knee injury". Retrieved 10 September 2017.
  7. ^ King, Travis (8 September 2017). "Scans confirm worst news for gun Crow". AFL.com.au. Australian Football League. Retrieved 10 September 2017.
  8. ^ "AFL Tables - Brodie Smith statistics". AFL Tables.

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