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Oliver Florent (born 22 July 1998) is a professional Australian rules footballer playing for the Sydney Swans in the Australian Football League (AFL). He was drafted by the Sydney Swans with their first selection and eleventh overall in the 2016 national draft.[1] He made his debut in the twenty-eight point loss against Port Adelaide in the opening round of the 2017 season at the Sydney Cricket Ground.[2]

Oliver Florent
Oliver Florent 2017.3.jpg
Florent playing for Sydney in April 2017
Personal information
Full name Oliver Florent
Date of birth (1998-07-22) 22 July 1998 (age 21)
Original team(s) Sandringham Dragons (TAC Cup)
Draft No. 11, 2016 national draft
Debut Round 1, 2017, Sydney
vs. Port Adelaide, at Sydney Cricket Ground
Height 183 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 80 kg (176 lb)
Position(s) Forward
Club information
Current club Sydney
Number 13
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2017– Sydney 53 (19)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2019.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Florent attended Mentone Grammar School. He is the son of Australian tennis player Andrew Florent.[3]

Florent received the Rising Star nomination for round eleven, 2018 after recording 20 disposals for the fourth consecutive match in the Swans' 30-point win over Carlton at the Sydney Cricket Ground.[4]

Florent supported Hawthorn Hawks as a junior.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Browning, Jennifer (28 November 2016). "AFL Draft: Oliver Florent comes to terms with life as a Swan". ABC Online. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 25 March 2017.
  2. ^ King, Travis (22 March 2017). "Swans to debut first-round draftee Florent against Power". AFL.com.au. Bigpond. Retrieved 25 March 2017.
  3. ^ Quayle, Emma (7 October 2016). "Oliver Florent, doing it for Dad". The Age newspaper. Fairfax Media. Retrieved 20 May 2017.
  4. ^ McGowan, Mark (4 June 2018). "Clutch Swan the latest Rising Star". AFL.com.au. Telstra Media. Retrieved 4 June 2018.

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