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Go Figure: Thommo 300

Katrina Gill  July 12, 2016 10:06 AM

AFL 2016 Rd 01 - North Melbourne v Adelaide

Scott Thompson is set to play his 300th AFL game this week

A look at Scott Thompson’s career in numbers ahead of his 300th AFL game on Saturday night …

300 – Thompson is set to become only the 75th player in VFL/AFL history to reach 300 AFL games. He will be the fourth player to achieve the milestone this season following on from St Kilda skipper Nick Riewoldt, Hawthorn star Shaun Burgoyne and Drew Petrie of North Melbourne

4 – Only four Crows, Andrew McLeod, Tyson Edwards, Mark Ricciuto and Ben Hart, have reached the 300-game milestone. The quartet played their entire careers at the Adelaide Football Club, while Thompson’s matches are split between the Crows (260) and Melbourne (39)

8 – Thompson is ranked eighth all time in games played for the Crows. Only McLeod (340), Edwards (321), Ricciuto (312), Hart (311), Nigel Smart (278), Simon Goodwin (275) and Mark Bickley (272) precede him

6,562 – Total disposals the consistent midfielder has accumulated in the last 12 seasons – ranked third in the AFL behind four-time Hawthorn premiership player Sam Mitchell (6,983) and Collingwood Brownlow Medallist Dane Swan (6,736)

1,289 – Clearances Thompson has won in the same period (2005 – 2016) behind only Mitchell (1,373) and 2014 Brownlow Medallist Matt Priddis (1,304)

2,740 – Thompson’s contested possession count since 2005. He trails only Geelong and Gold Coast champion Gary Ablett Junior (2,905) and Eagle Priddis (2,800) in this statistic

1,250 – Tackles the strong-bodied Crow has laid since 2005 – ranked third behind Priddis (1,398) and North Melbourne captain Andrew Swallow (1,322)

1 – Thompson leads the Crows in all four of these statistical areas (total disposals, contested possessions, clearances and tackles) in the last 12 seasons

5 – ‘Thommo’ has played all of his games for Adelaide in the No.5. He’s the most-capped of the six Crows (Bruce Abernethy, Matthew Robran, Kym Koster, Matthew Shir and Ronnie Burns) to have worn the No.5 in a match for premiership points

6 – The guernsey number Thompson wore in four seasons with the Demons (2001 – 2004)

16 – The first-round pick the Demons used to recruit Thompson in the 2000 AFL National Draft

10 – Thompson has finished top 10 in the Crows Club Champion award in 10 of his 11 seasons

2 – He won back-to-back Malcolm Blight Medals in 2011-12, and came runner-up in 2010. Thompson also has two third-place finishes (2007 and 2008)

4 – The star Crow’s best finish in the Brownlow Medal in 2012 when he polled 25 votes

150 – Brownlow Medal votes Thompson has polled during his career (prior to 2016) - the most of any Crow

2012 – The prolific midfielder earned All Australian selection in 2012

2015 – Thompson was the first and only winner of the Phil Walsh (Showdown) Medal in Round 16 last year

51 – Career-high disposals Thompson amassed in Adelaide’s win over Gold Coast at Metricon Stadium in Round 22, 2011

6 – Goals the tough midfielder kicked against Richmond in Round 11, 2008 – a personal best

160 – Goals he’s kicked across 299 AFL matches

2008 – The South Australian represented Australia in the International Rules series in 2008

2011 – Thompson was the Chelsea Phillis Coaches’ Award winner in 2011

2014 – Thompson received Life Membership of the Adelaide Football Club in March, 2014

99 – Consecutive games Thompson played between Round Nine, 2010 and Round 18, 2014

9 – AFL games the durable onballer has missed since making his Crows debut in Round Two, 2005, meaning he’s played 260 of a possible 270 games

55.5 – Thompson’s winning percentage across the course of his career

14 – Finals the reliable onballer has played in. This includes three Preliminary Finals