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Man in the middle

Brodie Smith says the addition of Kyle Cheney could help him secure a permanent spot in Adelaide’s midfield next year

2:21pm Nov 10, 2014

Smith cracks Top 50

A breakout 2014 season has seen Brodie Smith ranked in Mike Sheahan’s esteemed Top 50 list

11:22am Oct 1, 2014

Pair split best-on honours

The coaches couldn't split two in-form Crows on Sunday

10:28am Apr 15, 2014

Latest Player Video

Highlights R14: Smith's missile

8:31pm  Jun 21, 2014

Crows in the SANFL: Round 14

5:39pm  Jul 7, 2011

Crows in the SANFL: Round 7

1:21pm  May 16, 2011

Senior List

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Brodie
Smith

Height
189 cm
DOB
14-01-1992
Weight
82 kg
Debut
2011
Games
2014
22
Career
76
Goals
2014
11
Career
21
2014 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
1808
Avg
82
BrodieSmith

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior Clubs: Henley Sharks/Woodville-West Torrens
Debut: v Hawthorn, Round 1, 2011
Recruited from: Woodville West Torrens
Brownlow Votes: 4

Smith emerged as one of the premier rebounding defenders in the competition in 2014. The line-breaking Crow, who played every game, ranked No.1 in the AFL for long kicks (136) and was second in the League in rebound 50ms (109) and metres gained (12,131m). He kicked 11 goals, including several trademark long-range bombs, and was also dangerous when released onto a wing. Smith earned internal and external recognition for his career-best season, finishing fourth in Adelaide’s best and fairest award and gaining All Australian selection, which saw him represent Australia in the International Rules series.

Season by Season

Season by Season

A fractured collarbone sidelined Smith for the opening four rounds of the season, but he played every game from then on. The damaging Crow was used predominantly across half-back, where he defended well and also used his run and carry to counterattack. Smith collected a career-high 29 possessions in the final round of the season and will be looking for more midfield opportunities going forward. Celebrated his 50th game in Round 19.

Season by Season

The young wingman was recast as a defender under assistant coach Darren Milburn in 2012. Smith played 22 games in his second season, performing shutdown roles on star opposition forwards, including three-time Geelong premiership player Steven Johnson, and also providing plenty of run. His long-range goals became of his game a feature late in the season, and his performance throughout the finals series earned plaudits from the Crows coaching staff.

Season by Season

Smith impressed in his debut season, playing 14 games and showing maturity well beyond his years. The dashing 19-year-old averaged 13 disposals, picking up a career-high 23 touches against Port Adelaide in round four. The lean-bodied onballer added 3kg of muscle mass over the pre-season and should become a mainstay either in the midfield or at half-back in 2012.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2014 Season Average
    Games Played 22
    • Kicks 13.0
    • Handballs 9.5
    • Disposals 22.5
    • Marks 4.9
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 1.6
    • Goals 0.5
    • AFL Fantasy 82.2

2014 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 20 St Kilda Rd 4
Handballs 16 St Kilda Rd 23
Disposals 34 St Kilda Rd 23
Marks 12 St Kilda Rd 4
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 5 Port Adelaide Rd 2
Goals 2 Collingwood Rd 18
AFL Fantasy 123 Port Adelaide Rd 2

2014 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Geelong Cats L 119 - 81 8 10 18 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 62
2 Port Adelaide L 127 - 73 18 10 28 7 0 2 0 5 1 0 123
3 Sydney Swans L 71 - 134 10 10 20 2 0 2 0 2 0 1 67
4 St Kilda W 50 - 136 20 10 30 12 0 1 0 1 0 1 122
5 GWS Giants W 137 - 72 17 5 22 9 0 1 0 0 0 1 90
6 Western Bulldogs W 83 - 92 13 7 20 4 0 0 1 2 0 1 71
7 Melbourne L 67 - 70 17 13 30 7 0 0 0 3 0 0 110
9 Collingwood W 76 - 55 16 9 25 4 0 0 0 3 0 2 92
10 Carlton L 81 - 76 9 5 14 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 45
11 Gold Coast Suns W 109 - 77 18 12 30 6 0 0 0 3 1 0 114
12 Fremantle L 90 - 50 14 10 24 6 0 0 0 3 1 0 98
13 North Melbourne W 109 - 73 15 14 29 9 0 0 1 1 1 0 107
14 Essendon L 101 - 92 13 8 21 3 0 3 0 2 1 1 82
15 Port Adelaide W 99 - 76 7 2 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 26
16 GWS Giants W 72 - 140 6 10 16 6 0 0 1 3 1 0 71
17 Hawthorn L 92 - 104 18 16 34 4 0 0 0 2 1 0 112
18 Collingwood W 82 - 98 11 13 24 5 0 0 0 0 2 0 86
19 West Coast Eagles L 105 - 136 9 14 23 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 67
20 Brisbane Lions W 63 - 168 12 7 19 5 0 0 1 1 0 0 66
21 Richmond L 69 - 79 7 2 9 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 39
22 North Melbourne L 101 - 94 11 6 17 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 54
23 St Kilda W 141 - 62 18 16 34 5 0 0 1 0 1 0 104
TOTAL W: 11 - L: 11 287 209 496 108 0 9 6 35 11 8 1808

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 76
    • Kicks 11.0
    • Handballs 7.2
    • Disposals 18.2
    • Marks 3.9
    • Hit-Outs 0.1
    • Tackles 1.9
    • Goals 0.3
    • AFL Fantasy 67.9

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 20 St Kilda Rd 4, 2014
Handballs 16 St Kilda Rd 23, 2014
Disposals 34 St Kilda Rd 23, 2014
Marks 12 St Kilda Rd 4, 2014
Hit-outs 1 Sydney Swans Rd 6, 2012
Tackles 7 Fremantle Rd 3, 2011
Goals 2 Collingwood Rd 18, 2014
AFL Fantasy 123 Port Adelaide Rd 2, 2014

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2015 Adelaide Crows 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 Adelaide Crows 287 209 496 108 0 9 6 35 11 8 1808
2013 Adelaide Crows 223 121 344 69 0 10 5 25 3 3 1234
2012 Adelaide Crows 230 141 371 82 4 6 12 45 5 5 1407
2011 Adelaide Crows 107 76 183 38 4 3 6 38 2 1 741

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

AFL Adelaide Crows: 50 games, v Port Adelaide, Round 19, 2013

Awards

AFL AWARDS

All Australian
2014

Q&A

Your nickname: Smithers

One word to describe you: N/A

Favourite player to watch growing up: Stuart Dew

Who has had the most influence on your career: Parents

Toughest individual opponent: Steve Johnson

Player most likely to fall asleep in a team meeting: Cam Ellis-Yolmen

Thriftiest player at your club: David Mackay

The next big thing at your club: Keenan Ramsey

The smartest thing you have been told: Behold the turtle, he makes progress only when he sticks his head out

If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you be: Adelaide Football Club

Do you have any strange phobias: Pre-season

Your can’t-miss TV shows: Banshee

Your favourite cartoon as a kid: Power Rangers

If you had to choose another career, what would it be: Be LeBron James

What do you normally eat for breakfast: Muesli and yoghurt

Your last meal would be: Pretty depressing

Your favourite holiday destination: Thailand

In the movie of your life, you’d be played by: Patrick Adams (Mike Ross)

What are your three essential items: Phone, phone charger, backup phone

Most useless thing you have bought: An iron

Best subject at school: PE

Which big ticket sporting event would you love to attend: NBA Playoffs