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Brodie Smith News

AFL Media's stats files: Smith's influence

The stats show Adelaide will miss Brodie Smith across half-back, but the Crows also have plenty of cover

12:17pm Sep 19, 2017

Selfless Smith staying upbeat

Brodie Smith has vowed to remain upbeat and help his teammates to achieve success this September

1:59pm Sep 8, 2017

Injury Update: Brodie Smith

Crows defender Brodie Smith will be sidelined for the rest of the season

11:30am Sep 8, 2017

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Brodie
Smith

Height
190 cm
DOB
14-01-1992
Weight
86 kg
Debut
2011
Games
2017
23
Career
143
Goals
2017
12
Career
47
2017 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
1768
Avg
77
BrodieSmith

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior Clubs: Henley (SA)/Woodville-West Torrens
Debut: v Hawthorn, Round One, 2011
Recruited from: Woodville-West Torrens (SA)
Brownlow Votes: 12

Enhanced his reputation as one of the most damaging half-backs in the AFL. Smith ranked third in the competition for total metres gained (12,328m) and second for average metres gained per kick (38m). Led the Club for rebound 50ms (87) and only conceded 15 goals for the season to direct opponents. Celebrated his 100th game in Round Three against Richmond with a best-on-ground performance, collecting 26 possessions and slotting two goals. Finished sixth in Adelaide’s Club Champion award despite missing the final match of the minor round due to concussion. Signed a new contract that will keep him in Crows colours until at least the end of 2018.

Season by Season

Season by Season

The All Australian continued to be one of the most damaging running players in the competition in 2015. Smith ranked fifth in the league for total metres gained and averaged the most distance gained per kick (38.3m). He was also No.1 at Adelaide for rebound 50ms (90). The Crows were at their best when Smith was breaking lines with his explosive run and carry. Two concussion scares interrupted his early 2015 campaign, but he finished the season as one of Adelaide’s form players. Set to play is 100th AFL game early in 2016.

Season by Season

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

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

  • 2017 Season Average
    Games Played 23
    • Kicks 12.6
    • Handballs 7.8
    • Disposals 20.4
    • Marks 4.7
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 2.0
    • Goals 0.5
    • AFL Fantasy 76.9

2017 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 18 Carlton Rd 15
Handballs 17 Essendon Rd 4
Disposals 33 Essendon Rd 4
Marks 9 Essendon Rd 21
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 5 Essendon Rd 21
Goals 2 Essendon Rd 21
AFL Fantasy 120 Essendon Rd 21

2017 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 GWS Giants W 147 - 91 10 9 19 4 0 1 1 1 1 2 70
2 Hawthorn W 89 - 113 10 14 24 1 0 0 2 2 0 0 63
3 Port Adelaide W 83 - 100 15 8 23 2 0 0 2 1 0 2 67
4 Essendon W 153 - 88 16 17 33 6 0 0 0 1 1 0 110
5 Gold Coast Suns W 86 - 153 12 10 22 5 0 1 1 1 1 0 79
6 Richmond W 140 - 64 9 13 22 8 0 1 0 3 1 0 96
7 North Melbourne L 145 - 86 9 3 12 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 43
8 Melbourne L 66 - 107 16 10 26 5 0 1 2 1 1 0 88
9 Brisbane Lions W 60 - 140 8 5 13 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 44
10 Fremantle W 143 - 43 13 7 20 4 0 1 1 1 0 1 68
11 Geelong Cats L 96 - 74 8 3 11 2 0 0 1 5 0 0 53
12 St Kilda W 111 - 54 13 13 26 6 0 1 0 0 1 0 90
14 Hawthorn L 82 - 96 16 4 20 4 0 0 0 2 0 1 77
15 Carlton W 77 - 89 18 12 30 6 0 0 1 0 1 1 100
16 Western Bulldogs W 104 - 45 12 6 18 6 0 0 1 4 0 1 80
17 Melbourne W 70 - 116 12 7 19 4 0 0 2 4 0 1 73
18 Geelong Cats W 91 - 70 16 1 17 7 0 0 1 3 0 0 80
19 Collingwood D 103 - 103 15 11 26 8 0 0 1 3 1 0 106
20 Port Adelaide W 130 - 46 14 6 20 5 0 0 1 4 0 0 82
21 Essendon W 80 - 123 15 8 23 9 0 0 0 5 2 0 120
22 Sydney Swans L 80 - 83 17 3 20 7 0 0 0 1 0 0 82
23 West Coast Eagles L 100 - 71 14 9 23 4 0 0 0 1 1 0 82
W1 GWS Giants W 84 - 48 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 11
PF Geelong Cats W 136 - 75 - - - - - - - - - - -
GF Richmond L 60 - 108 - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 17 - L: 7 - D: 1 289 180 469 107 0 6 17 46 12 9 1768

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 143
    • Kicks 11.9
    • Handballs 7.1
    • Disposals 19.0
    • Marks 4.1
    • Hit-Outs 0.1
    • Tackles 2.0
    • Goals 0.3
    • AFL Fantasy 71.3

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 23 West Coast Eagles Rd 22, 2015
Handballs 17 Essendon Rd 4, 2017
Disposals 34 St Kilda Rd 23, 2014
Marks 12 St Kilda Rd 4, 2014
Hit-outs 1 Sydney Swans Rd 6, 2012
Tackles 8 Brisbane Lions Rd 20, 2016
Goals 2 Essendon Rd 21, 2017
AFL Fantasy 127 Brisbane Lions Rd 20, 2016

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2017 Adelaide Crows 289 180 469 107 0 6 17 46 12 9 1768
2016 Adelaide Crows 305 170 475 100 0 14 17 52 7 12 1780
2015 Adelaide Crows 265 116 381 81 0 17 9 39 7 6 1464
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

50 AFL Games: v Port Adelaide, Round 19, 2013
100 AFL Games: v Richmond, Round Three, 2016

Awards

CLUB AWARDS

Emerging Talent
2012

AFL AWARDS

All Australian
2014

International Rules Series
2014

Pre-season premiership
2012

Q&A

Nickname: Smithers

Best piece of advice your mother gave you: I don’t like you, but I like everyone

If you weren’t a footballer, what would you like to be: Mark Wahlberg

Do you have a saying or motto that you live your life by: Be good, or be good at it

If you could ask someone to be your mentor, who would it be: Jared Petrenko

Morning or evening person: Evening

Favourite timeslot to play in: Friday night

Favourite footy journalist: Sam Jacobs

Favourite TV caller/commentator: Freddie Flintoff

Worst injury: Broken collarbone

How many text messages do you send a day: Not enough

Favourite Twitter account you follow: The Rock

Most embarrassing song in your iTunes: INXS – Never Tear Us Apart

Best concert you’ve been to: Chris Brown

Where did you holiday after last season: America

Favourite sport other than football: NBA

Can you change a spare tyre: No

Do you iron your own shirts: Yes

Favourite restaurant: Thai Orchid

Do you believe in UFOs: No

What three items would you take to a desert island: Phone, my dog, boat

Three famous people you would like to meet: The Rock, Steven Gerrard, Kevin Hart

What do you have that is of great value to you, but no one else: Credit card