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On the Wright track

Despite back-to-back best on ground performances, Adelaide midfielder Matthew Wright isn't getting carried away with his form

3:47pm Feb 25, 2014

Matt on the Wright track

MATTHEW Wright admits he has struggled to replicate the 2012 form that earned him a top-10 finish in Adelaide's best and fairest

5:05pm Jul 25, 2013

Crows midfielder signs on

Matthew Wright has signed a new contract with the Crows

10:16am Jul 10, 2013

Latest Player Video

Match defining Matty Wright play

12:29pm  Jun 4, 2012

Press Conference: Matthew Wright

2:16pm  May 4, 2012

In the Rooms - Rd 6

11:02pm  Apr 30, 2011

Senior List

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Matthew
Wright

Height
178 cm
DOB
14-12-1989
Weight
76 kg
Debut
2011
Games
2015
12
Career
90
Goals
2015
3
Career
61
2015 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
663
Avg
55
MatthewWright

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior Clubs: Walkerville/North Adelaide
Debut: v Port Adelaide, Round 4, 2011
Recruited from: North Adelaide
Brownlow Votes: 3

Wright played 20 of a possible 22 games in 2014, splitting his time between the midfield and half-forward. He kicked 14 goals and also finished third at Adelaide in goal assists (17). The skilful ball winner collected a season-high 31 disposals against Geelong in Round One. The 100-game milestone is within reach if Wright plays 22 matches in 2015.

Season by Season

Season by Season

Endured a frustrating year after a breakout 2012 season. Wright played 17 games, spending more time in the forward line. A good decision-maker and ball user, the former rookie showed glimpses of his best, overcoming a badly-corked leg to kick four important goals against Gold Coast and backing up with another bag of four, including the match-winner, against Geelong three weeks later.

Season by Season

Missed out on selection in round one, but by mid-season had cemented his spot in Adelaide’s best 22 and didn’t miss a game from there on. The workman-like midfielder/forward showed his versatility, playing run-with roles on some of the game’s best players while also winning plenty of the ball. He averaged 30 possessions, and amassed a career-high 37 touches and two goals against Fremantle in Round 20 – a performance that earned him two Brownlow Medal votes.

Season by Season

The former rookie was a real success story in 2011, playing 19 games and filling a need as a small crumbing forward. The unobtrusive 22-year-old is a natural footballer, possessing clean hands and great goal sense. Promoted to the senior list for season 2012, Wright has the capacity to join the midfield rotation.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2015 Season Average
    Games Played 12
    • Kicks 8.7
    • Handballs 5.5
    • Disposals 14.2
    • Marks 2.7
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 2.5
    • Goals 0.2
    • AFL Fantasy 55.2

2015 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 16 Gold Coast Suns Rd 6
Handballs 12 Gold Coast Suns Rd 6
Disposals 28 Gold Coast Suns Rd 6
Marks 7 Hawthorn Rd 12
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 4 Fremantle Rd 9
Goals 1 Brisbane Lions Rd 13
AFL Fantasy 91 Gold Coast Suns Rd 6

2015 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 North Melbourne W 140 - 63 8 1 9 3 0 0 1 4 0 0 48
2 Collingwood W 63 - 90 3 4 7 1 0 0 1 3 0 0 29
3 Melbourne W 80 - 55 5 2 7 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 21
4 Western Bulldogs L 125 - 68 9 10 19 6 0 0 1 4 0 0 78
5 Port Adelaide L 91 - 115 1 5 6 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 21
6 Gold Coast Suns W 78 - 119 16 12 28 4 0 2 1 2 0 0 91
7 St Kilda W 119 - 73 7 8 15 3 0 1 2 2 0 0 49
8 GWS Giants L 108 - 84 6 8 14 1 0 2 1 1 0 1 41
9 Fremantle L 57 - 68 14 3 17 2 0 1 2 4 0 0 65
10 Carlton W 90 - 99 10 7 17 4 0 0 1 2 1 2 69
12 Hawthorn L 85 - 114 14 3 17 7 0 2 0 2 1 0 85
13 Brisbane Lions W 69 - 82 12 3 15 2 0 0 0 3 1 0 66
14 Geelong Cats - - - - - - - - - - -
15 West Coast Eagles - - - - - - - - - - -
16 Port Adelaide - - - - - - - - - - -
17 Gold Coast Suns - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Sydney Swans - - - - - - - - - - -
19 Richmond - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Essendon - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Brisbane Lions - - - - - - - - - - -
22 West Coast Eagles - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Geelong Cats - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 7 - L: 5 105 66 171 33 0 9 11 30 3 3 663

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 90
    • Kicks 9.3
    • Handballs 7.6
    • Disposals 17.0
    • Marks 3.9
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 3.3
    • Goals 0.7
    • AFL Fantasy 72.1

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 22 Fremantle Rd 20, 2012
Handballs 23 Geelong Cats Rd 18, 2012
Disposals 37 Fremantle Rd 20, 2012
Marks 11 Geelong Cats Rd 21, 2011
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 8 West Coast Eagles Rd 19, 2014
Goals 4 Geelong Cats Rd 17, 2013
AFL Fantasy 139 Fremantle Rd 20, 2012

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2015 Adelaide Crows 105 66 171 33 0 9 11 30 3 3 663
2014 Adelaide Crows 224 150 374 89 0 30 6 68 14 8 1615
2013 Adelaide Crows 146 132 278 72 0 21 9 44 11 3 1157
2012 Adelaide Crows 230 215 445 91 0 27 13 90 15 10 1841
2011 Adelaide Crows 146 125 271 62 0 16 8 66 18 8 1246

Legend

K
Kicks
H
Handballs
D
Disposals
M
Marks
HO
Hit-outs
FF
Frees For
FA
Frees Against
T
Tackles
G
Goals
B
Behinds
AF
AFL Fantasy points

Milestones

50 AFL Games: v Richmond, Round 12, 2013

Q&A

Your nickname: Wrighty

One word to describe you: Level

Favourite player to watch growing up: Mark Mercuri

Who has had the most influence on your career: Old man

Toughest individual opponent: Gary Ablett Jnr

Player most likely to fall asleep in a team meeting: Ricky Henderson

Thriftiest player at your club: Daniel Talia

The next big thing at your club: Kyle Cheney

The smartest thing you have been told: A ship in the harbour is safe, but that’s not what ships are built for

If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you be: Vegas pool party

Do you have any strange phobias: Always put left shoe on first

Your can’t-miss TV shows: Community

Your favourite cartoon as a kid: The Simpsons

If you had to choose another career, what would it be: Chiropractor

What do you normally eat for breakfast: Banana and Nutri Grain with water

Your last meal would be: Beef tacos

Your favourite holiday destination: United States

In the movie of your life, you’d be played by: Matt Damon

What are your three essential items: Dogs, swimming pool, phone

Most useless thing you have bought: Samsung Galaxy

Best subject at school: Maths

Which big ticket sporting event would you love to attend: NFL Super Bowl