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Go Figure: Milestone Sloane

May 16, 2017 11:45 AM

AFL 2009 NAB Challenge - West Coast v Adelaide

A fresh-faced Rory Sloane in 2009

A look at Rory Sloane’s career in numbers ahead of his 150th game …

22 – Sloane is set to become the 22nd player to reach 150 games for Adelaide

4 – Of the current Crows squad, only Scott Thompson (268), Richard Douglas (203) and David Mackay (171) have played more games for the Club than Sloane

44 – After being overlooked by all clubs in 2007, the Eastern Ranges recruit was selected by the Crows with pick No.44 in the 2008 National Draft

14.5 – Sloane ran a 14.5 beep test to finish equal second with Collingwood star Steele Sidebottom in the 2008 Draft Combine (Camp) testing

168th Sloane was the 168th player to represent the Adelaide Football Club

2 – He’s the second player recruited from the Upwey-Tecoma Tigers to play 150 AFL games behind Essendon and Port Adelaide premiership player Damien Hardwick

6 – Handballs a 19-year-old Sloane had on debut against Hawthorn in Round 20, 2009, to go with seven tackles. He had to wait until his next AFL game in Round One the following season to record his first kick

31 – The determined midfielder started his career in the No.31 before taking over No.9 from former teammate and friend Tyson Edwards ahead of the 2011 season

1 – Sloane earned All-Australian selection for the first time last year, named vice-captain of the team.

2 – The much-loved Crow has won two Malcom Blight Medals, in 2013 and 2016. He’s finished top three in the Club Champion award in four of the past five seasons.

3 – He’s a three-time winner of the Chelsea Phillis Coaches' Award (2012, 2015, 2016) and member-voted 19th Man award (2013, 2014, 2016)

2010 – Sloane won Adelaide’s award for Emerging Talent in 2010

15 – He set a Club record for tackles in Round Two this season with 15 against Hawthorn at the MCG

163 – The hard-running onballer also holds the Crows record for most tackles in a season (2016)

68 – Sloane has polled 68 career Brownlow Medal votes, including 24 last season to finish fourth in the count. He was ineligible to win the award in 2016 because of suspension

36 – Recorded career-high disposals against Geelong in Round 21, 2011

159 – Sloane is the No.1 score assist player at Adelaide since 2012. He’s ninth in this statistic across the competition in the same period.

2017 – He claimed the Showdown Medal for best on ground in Round Three, 2017

2,724 – Sloane ranks second at the Crows for disposals since 2012 behind Scott Thompson

462 – He’s also second at the Club for inside 50ms from 2012 – 2017

94 – Goals Sloane has kicked in his career, including a personal-best three on four occasions

2017 – He’s averaging a career-high 25.8 disposals, 9.1 tackles and 6.8 clearances this season

3 – Sloaney is one of three siblings. He has an older brother Dylan and younger sister Shae

2 – Rory and wife Belinda have two dogs, a golden retriever named Minka and a Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever Marli