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Four more for Mackay

David Mackay is set to become a one-club player after resisting the lure of Free Agency and re-signing with the Crows

12:13pm Jul 30, 2014

Winning ways for Mackay

David Mackay says the Crows are looking to build a winning culture leading into the premiership season

3:10pm Feb 17, 2014

D-Mac burning the track

A stellar pre-season has David Mackay primed for an improved 2014

1:02pm Jan 28, 2014

Latest Player Video

David Mackay Post-Match Round 19

5:32pm  Aug 2, 2014

Crowing About: David Mackay

1:02pm  May 2, 2012

Senior List

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David
Mackay

Height
181 cm
DOB
25-07-1988
Weight
80 kg
Debut
2008
Games
2014
19
Career
124
Goals
2014
11
Career
41
2014 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
1390
Avg
73
DavidMackay

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior Clubs: Trinity Grammar/Oakleigh U18s
Debut: v Bulldogs, round 1, 2008
Recruited from: Oakleigh
Brownlow Votes: -

The damaging wingman enjoyed a consistent 2014 despite missing three games because of injury in the latter part of the season. Mackay averaged 18 disposals and kicked a personal-best 11 goals for the season. His best performance came against St Kilda in Round Four, where he kicked two goals from 29 possessions in a dominant display. The line-breaking Crow resisted the lure of Free Agency to sign a four-year deal with the Club, which will likely see him finish his career at Adelaide.

Season by Season

Season by Season

Mackay endured a frustrating 2013, showing glimpses of his damaging run and carry. The line-breaking wingman collected a season-high 25 possessions in Adelaide’s memorable Round 17 win over Geelong, but struggled for consistency. He ranked fifth at the Club in tackles and goal assists and reached the 100-game milestone against Fremantle in Round 10.

Season by Season

The once lightly-built wingman bulked up over the 2012 pre-season and improved his durability as a result. Mackay played 23 of a possible 25 games, averaging 17 possessions and four tackles. The line-breaking Crow started the year in the midfield, but was soon switched to defence where he was able to add much-needed offensive run and carry. Signed a three-year deal late in the season.

Season by Season

Mackay suffered a shoulder injury in the Crows’ season-opener against Hawthorn and didn’t return to the side until Round 15. Despite playing just eight games for the season, Mackay impressed with his run and carry and ability to break the lines, posting the second-highest percentage of inside50ms that led to a goal at the Club. He also ran hard defensively, averaging the second-most pressure acts. The 23-year-old collected a season-high 28 disposals against Gold Coast in Round 22 and averaged 16 disposals and three inside50ms a game.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2014 Season Average
    Games Played 19
    • Kicks 8.8
    • Handballs 9.2
    • Disposals 18.0
    • Marks 3.1
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 4.1
    • Goals 0.6
    • AFL Fantasy 73.2

2014 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 14 Collingwood Rd 9
Handballs 15 St Kilda Rd 4
Disposals 29 St Kilda Rd 4
Marks 8 St Kilda Rd 4
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 10 Gold Coast Suns Rd 11
Goals 2 St Kilda Rd 4
AFL Fantasy 120 St Kilda Rd 4

2014 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Geelong Cats L 119 - 81 6 11 17 2 0 2 1 3 0 0 57
2 Port Adelaide L 127 - 73 11 7 18 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 63
3 Sydney Swans L 71 - 134 7 13 20 2 0 1 1 1 1 0 61
4 St Kilda W 50 - 136 14 15 29 8 0 0 0 3 2 0 120
5 GWS Giants W 137 - 72 10 8 18 2 0 3 0 4 0 1 72
6 Western Bulldogs W 83 - 92 6 14 20 2 0 0 2 2 1 1 61
7 Melbourne L 67 - 70 12 10 22 4 0 2 0 4 0 1 87
9 Collingwood W 76 - 55 14 6 20 4 0 0 0 8 0 0 98
10 Carlton L 81 - 76 9 6 15 2 0 1 1 6 1 0 73
11 Gold Coast Suns W 109 - 77 11 4 15 3 0 2 1 10 1 0 95
12 Fremantle L 90 - 50 9 12 21 3 0 1 0 5 0 0 81
13 North Melbourne W 109 - 73 12 6 18 6 0 1 2 3 1 0 79
14 Essendon L 101 - 92 5 1 6 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 19
15 Port Adelaide W 99 - 76 - - - - - - - - - - -
16 GWS Giants W 72 - 140 7 12 19 2 0 0 0 3 1 2 71
17 Hawthorn L 92 - 104 - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Collingwood W 82 - 98 7 12 19 2 0 3 0 4 1 1 77
19 West Coast Eagles L 105 - 136 3 13 16 1 0 0 2 5 0 0 52
20 Brisbane Lions W 63 - 168 8 13 21 5 0 2 2 7 0 0 89
21 Richmond L 69 - 79 6 2 8 1 0 1 0 2 1 0 40
22 North Melbourne L 101 - 94 - - - - - - - - - - -
23 St Kilda W 141 - 62 11 9 20 5 0 2 0 5 1 1 95
TOTAL W: 11 - L: 11 168 174 342 58 0 22 13 77 11 7 1390

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 124
    • Kicks 8.8
    • Handballs 8.3
    • Disposals 17.1
    • Marks 3.5
    • Hit-Outs 0.1
    • Tackles 3.1
    • Goals 0.3
    • AFL Fantasy 66.9

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 21 Gold Coast Suns Rd 22, 2011
Handballs 17 Hawthorn Rd 10, 2009
Disposals 30 Collingwood SF, 2009
Marks 9 St Kilda Rd 8, 2013
Hit-outs 2 Collingwood Rd 9, 2012
Tackles 10 Gold Coast Suns Rd 11, 2014
Goals 2 St Kilda Rd 4, 2014
AFL Fantasy 130 Brisbane Lions Rd 8, 2009

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 168 174 342 58 0 22 13 77 11 7 1390
2013 Adelaide Crows 172 143 315 67 1 16 16 66 6 7 1279
2012 Adelaide Crows 211 178 389 89 5 12 19 96 9 6 1660
2011 Adelaide Crows 77 48 125 19 0 7 5 26 3 3 501
2010 Adelaide Crows 146 156 302 55 3 13 14 33 1 4 1031
2009 Adelaide Crows 184 220 404 74 5 14 7 56 7 4 1482
2008 Adelaide Crows 136 106 242 72 2 8 9 31 4 2 969

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 17, 2010
100 AFL Games: v Fremantle, Round 10, 2013

Awards

CLUB AWARDS

M.A Bickley Award
2008

Q&A

Your nickname: DMac

One word to describe you: Easy going

Favourite player to watch growing up: Jason Akermanis

Who has had the most influence on your career: My Dad

Toughest individual opponent: Sam Mitchell

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

Thriftiest player at your club: Sam Kerridge

The next big thing at your club: Luke Lowden

The smartest thing you have been told: Nothing is ever as bad as it seems

If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you be: Europe

Do you have any strange phobias: Birds

Your can’t-miss TV shows: Revenge

Your favourite cartoon as a kid: The Simpsons

If you had to choose another career, what would it be: N/A

What do you normally eat for breakfast: Muesli and fruit

Your last meal would be: Anything from an authentic Italian restaurant

Your favourite holiday destination: Europe

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

What are your three essential items: Phone, keys, wallet

Most useless thing you have bought: 10kg block of chocolate

Best subject at school: English

Which big ticket sporting event would you love to attend: World Cup