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Crouch bros close in on record

Matt and Brad Crouch could claim a unique record on Sunday currently held by Port Adelaide's Cornes brothers

1:16pm Aug 22, 2017

Brad could face break

Brad Crouch could face a stint on the sidelines after fracturing his cheekbone against Geelong

12:48am Jul 22, 2017

Brad fresh after first game of 2017

Brad Crouch showed he was physically ready for senior footy with 22 disposals to his name by half-time in the win over Gold Coast.

9:32pm Apr 22, 2017

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Brad
Crouch

Height
187 cm
DOB
14-01-1994
Weight
88 kg
Debut
2013
Games
2017
20
Career
61
Goals
2017
8
Career
21
2017 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
2116
Avg
106
BradCrouch

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior clubs: Beaufort (Vic)/North Ballarat U18
AFL Debut: v Brisbane Lions, Round Two, 2013
Recruited from: North Ballarat (Vic)
Brownlow votes: 10

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Finished the season strongly after an injury-interrupted start to the year. Crouch started the season in the AFL but was left out of Adelaide’s Round Three clash with Richmond due to a hamstring injury. Returned to confront the Western Bulldogs and Geelong the following month but was sent back to the SANFL to recapture his best form. The tough midfielder produced a string of dominant State League performances to force his way back into the senior side by Round 14 and didn’t look back, playing every game for the remainder of the season. Showed his grunt and class around the ball averaging 25 disposals through his last 12 games, including a season-high 34 possessions in Round 20 against Brisbane. Signed a four-year contract extension that will keep him at West Lakes until at least the end of 2020.

Season by Season

Season by Season

Crouch was unable to add to his AFL games tally in 2015 because of a persistent foot injury sustained in a NAB Challenge game in March. The skilful midfielder made two SANFL appearances in the middle of the year, but was eventually ruled out for the remainder of the season after experiencing more foot soreness. A key member of Adelaide’s engine room, Crouch will be hoping for an injury-free 2016 to help him deliver on the promise he showed as runner-up in the 2013 NAB Rising Star award.  

Season by Season

The 2013 Rising Star runner-up endured a frustrating 2014. Crouch recovered from a pre-season Achilles injury to line up in Round One, but was forced back onto the sidelines when he fractured his leg in the Showdown the next week. After a tough three months out of the game, the skilful young midfielder returned to help Adelaide to victory against Port Adelaide in Round 15. He showcased his enormous potential in the last nine games of the season, polling more Club Champion votes than any other Crow with the exception of runner-up Rory Sloane.

Season by Season

Crouch lived up to the hype in his debut AFL season, finishing runner-up in the 2013 Rising Star. A hamstring injury cost the talented young midfielder a month on the sidelines early in the year, but he returned to play a total of 14 games, emerging as Adelaide’s best-performed midfielder in the second half of the season. In the last 10 games, Crouch ranked first at the Club in disposals (266) and handball receives (115), second in tackles (47), third in marks (50) and fourth in clearances (40), contested possessions (88) and hard ball-gets (30). His numbers also stacked up with the AFL’s best. From Round 14 onwards, the Ballarat product ranked 12th – level with Brownlow Medallist Gary Ablett – in the competition for total disposals, averaging 26.6 possessions per game. Won Adelaide's award for Emerging Talent.

Season by Season

Ineligible for AFL selection in 2012, Crouch developed his game at SANFL club, West Adelaide. A hamstring injury caused him to miss almost two months of football early in the season, but he returned to be part of the Bloods' finals campaign. The talented midfielder got a taste of AFL against Brisbane during pre-season after the League granted him permission to play in the NAB Cup.
 

Season by Season

Adelaide moved swiftly to secure promising midfielder Crouch, who was eligible to join an AFL club as part of Greater Western Sydney’s 17-year-old ‘mini-draft’. Tough and skilful, the prolific onballer earned All Australian honours at the Under-18 Championships. The North Ballarat teenager, who turned 18 in January, won’t be available for AFL selection until 2013 and will spend his first season at West Lakes developing his game with SANFL club West Adelaide.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2017 Season Average
    Games Played 20
    • Kicks 11.9
    • Handballs 16.2
    • Disposals 28.1
    • Marks 2.8
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 6.9
    • Goals 0.4
    • AFL Fantasy 105.8

2017 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 17 Geelong Cats PF
Handballs 29 West Coast Eagles Rd 23
Disposals 42 West Coast Eagles Rd 23
Marks 5 Geelong Cats PF
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 11 Hawthorn Rd 14
Goals 1 Richmond GF
AFL Fantasy 133 Geelong Cats PF

2017 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 GWS Giants W 147 - 91 - - - - - - - - - - -
2 Hawthorn W 89 - 113 - - - - - - - - - - -
3 Port Adelaide W 83 - 100 - - - - - - - - - - -
4 Essendon W 153 - 88 - - - - - - - - - - -
5 Gold Coast Suns W 86 - 153 13 20 33 1 0 3 0 8 0 2 119
6 Richmond W 140 - 64 10 16 26 0 0 0 1 6 0 0 83
7 North Melbourne L 145 - 86 12 12 24 0 0 0 3 5 0 0 71
8 Melbourne L 66 - 107 8 18 26 2 0 0 0 3 0 0 78
9 Brisbane Lions W 60 - 140 10 19 29 4 0 0 0 4 1 0 102
10 Fremantle W 143 - 43 12 18 30 2 0 3 2 6 0 1 100
11 Geelong Cats L 96 - 74 11 17 28 5 0 0 3 7 0 0 101
12 St Kilda W 111 - 54 9 15 24 1 0 2 0 8 0 1 95
14 Hawthorn L 82 - 96 10 19 29 0 0 1 1 11 1 0 116
15 Carlton W 77 - 89 14 16 30 5 0 1 0 10 0 1 131
16 Western Bulldogs W 104 - 45 15 9 24 4 0 2 0 7 1 0 111
17 Melbourne W 70 - 116 9 18 27 3 0 2 0 7 1 0 108
18 Geelong Cats W 91 - 70 14 15 29 3 0 1 1 7 0 0 107
19 Collingwood D 103 - 103 - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Port Adelaide W 130 - 46 15 14 29 5 0 3 0 8 1 0 129
21 Essendon W 80 - 123 8 12 20 1 0 0 0 4 1 0 73
22 Sydney Swans L 80 - 83 12 14 26 2 0 0 0 6 0 2 96
23 West Coast Eagles L 100 - 71 13 29 42 5 0 0 1 6 0 0 133
W1 GWS Giants W 84 - 48 16 11 27 4 0 3 0 8 1 1 124
PF Geelong Cats W 136 - 75 17 12 29 5 0 4 1 10 0 2 133
GF Richmond L 60 - 108 9 20 29 4 0 0 1 6 1 0 106
TOTAL W: 17 - L: 7 - D: 1 237 324 561 56 0 25 14 137 8 10 2116

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 61
    • Kicks 11.1
    • Handballs 14.2
    • Disposals 25.3
    • Marks 2.8
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 5.9
    • Goals 0.3
    • AFL Fantasy 94.8

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 17 Geelong Cats PF, 2017
Handballs 29 West Coast Eagles Rd 23, 2017
Disposals 42 West Coast Eagles Rd 23, 2017
Marks 7 Collingwood Rd 16, 2013
Hit-outs 1 Brisbane Lions Rd 20, 2014
Tackles 11 Hawthorn Rd 14, 2017
Goals 2 West Coast Eagles Rd 19, 2014
AFL Fantasy 133 Geelong Cats PF, 2017

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2017 Adelaide Crows 237 324 561 56 0 25 14 137 8 10 2116
2016 Adelaide Crows 155 213 368 26 0 15 20 102 4 1 1357
2015 Adelaide Crows 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 Adelaide Crows 125 147 272 26 1 8 6 61 5 6 1018
2013 Adelaide Crows 158 185 343 61 0 9 8 62 4 5 1289

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 Hawthorn, Round 14, 2017

Awards

AFL Awards

Rising Star Runner-up
2013

Club Awards

Players' Trademark Award
2017

Emerging Talent Award
2013

Q&A

Nickname: Crouchy

If you weren’t a footballer, what would you like to be: Pro surfer

Morning or evening person: Evening

Favourite timeslot to play in: Day game

Favourite footy journalist: Mark Robinson

Favourite TV caller/commentator: Bruce McAvaney

Worst injury: Broken foot

How many text messages do you send a day: 10

Three phone apps you can’t live without: Sportsbet, Instagram, Twitter

Most embarrassing song in your iTunes: Girls Just Want To Have Fun

Best concert you’ve been to: Kanye West

Where did you holiday after last season: Vietnam, Thailand

Favourite sport other than football: Cricket

What sport would you like to compete in at the 2016 Olympics: Shot put

Can you change a spare tyre: Yes

Do you iron your own shirts: No

Favourite restaurant: Parisi’s

Do you believe in UFOs: No

What three items would you take to a desert island: Phone, lighter, blanket

Three famous people you would like to meet: Conor McGregor, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, Gerard Butler