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Matthew Westhoff (born 5 June 1988) is an Australian rules footballer who briefly played for Port Adelaide in the Australian Football League. He is the brother of veteran Port Adelaide player, Justin Westhoff.[1]

Matthew Westhoff
Personal information
Full name Matthew Westhoff
Date of birth (1988-06-05) 5 June 1988 (age 31)
Place of birth Adelaide
Original team(s) Central District (SANFL)
Draft No. 33, 2007 National Draft, Port Adelaide
Height 198 cm (6 ft 6 in)
Weight 91 kg (201 lb)
Position(s) Defender
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2008–2011 Port Adelaide 6 (5)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2011.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Westhoff made his AFL debut in Round 20, 2008 at AAMI Stadium against Collingwood.[1] Port Adelaide lost the game by 31 points, with Westhoff kicking one goal on his debut. The following week, Port Adelaide convincingly beat Melbourne at home, with Westhoff booting two goals in the rout. He then played in the final game of the season, but went goalless.

Westhoff didn't return to Port's senior side until Round 10 of 2009. He then played three games in a row, before being dropped for the remainder of the season. In those three games, Westhoff kicked one goal against Collingwood, and a single goal the following week against Fremantle.

Midway through the 2010 season, Westhoff moved from forward to defence in the SANFL, but did not play any senior games. He was delisted by the Power at the end of the 2010 season,[2] but then re-drafted in 2011 as a rookie.

On 27 August 2011, Westhoff broke his left arm while playing for the Central Districts in the SANFL, and Port again delisted him at the end of 2011.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Crows pick Patrick Dangerfield, Port debut Matthew Westhoff
  2. ^ Broad, Ben (26 October 2010). "Port cuts two more". AFL BigPond Network. Archived from the original on 29 October 2010. Retrieved 26 October 2010.

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