Charlie Gardiner (footballer)

Charles "Charlie" Gardiner (born 1 March 1983)[3] is a former Australian rules footballer for Geelong and St Kilda in the Australian Football League.

Charlie Gardiner
Personal information
Date of birth (1983-03-01) 1 March 1983 (age 36)
Original team(s) Geelong Grammar School /
Sandringham U18
Debut Round 11, 2002, Geelong
vs. Carlton, at Docklands Stadium
Height 190 cm (6 ft 3 in)
Weight 91 kg (201 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2002–2007 Geelong 51 (25)
2008 St Kilda 12 0(9)
Total 63 (34)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2008.
Career highlights
  • Geelong AFL NAB Cup Winning side 2006
  • St Kilda AFL NAB Cup Winning side 2008 [1][2]
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

CareerEdit

Gardiner was recruited from the Sandringham Zebras and was pick no. 23 by Geelong in the 2001 National Draft.

Gardiner was in the TAC Cup Team of the Year and Under-18 All-Australian Team in 2001. Gardiner was also runners up in Sandringham's best & fairest and Under-18 Victoria Metro representative in 2001. In 2002 Gardiner debuted for Geelong's senior side later the same year.

Gardiner was traded to St Kilda Football Club during the 2007 trade week, along with fellow Cats player Steven King for St Kilda's draft selection 90. He had an indifferent year, playing 12 games, including the qualifying final against old club Geelong, and kicking 9 goals but in the end it was not enough to retain his spot on the Saints' list and he was delisted at the end of the season. He has since returned to amateur football in the VAFA.

StatisticsEdit

Statistics are correct to end of 2008 season
Season Team No. Games Goals Behinds Kicks Marks Handballs Disposals
2002 Geelong 16 3 1 1 7 2 7 14
2003 Geelong 16 8 4 3 28 20 15 43
2004 Geelong 16 19 10 11 122 78 62 184
2005 Geelong 16 14 5 6 91 74 66 157
2006 Geelong 16 5 4 2 45 25 30 75
2007 Geelong 16 2 1 1 16 15 15 31
2008 St.Kilda 28 12 9 3 87 62 53 140
Totals 63 34 27 395 276 248 643

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "St Kilda wins NAB cup". The Age. 8 March 2008. Retrieved 7 November 2009.
  2. ^ "Saints are NAB Cup Champions in 2008". Jeld-Wen. 8 March 2008. Archived from the original on 20 November 2008. Retrieved 7 November 2009.
  3. ^ Player Profile - Official AFL Website of the Geelong Football Club

Player Profile: Official AFL Website of the St Kilda Football Club