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Mackay hamstrung for a month

David Mackay will be sidelined for up to a month with a hamstring strain

12:15pm May 11, 2016

Go Figure: Mackay's milestone

A statistical look at David Mackay’s career ahead of his 150th game against Fremantle

3:56pm Apr 26, 2016

Quick Crows confident of their potential

The speed with which Adelaide can move the ball has its players confident that at their best they'll prove difficult to hold

10:56am Apr 3, 2016

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Milestone: David Mackay 150 Games

11:16am  Apr 28, 2016

Mackay trusts team approach

5:02pm  Apr 15, 2015

Senior List

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David
Mackay

Height
182 cm
DOB
25-07-1988
Weight
78 kg
Debut
2008
Games
2016
9
Career
153
Goals
2016
1
Career
45
2016 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
661
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: 1

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Mackay started the season well using his familiar run and carry to break lines and propel his side forward. His silky skills were best displayed on a wet day in Round Three versus Melbourne where he had 23 possessions, kicked a goal and laid 13 tackles. Playing a combination of wing and half-back, Mackay continued this form and had a season-high 24 possessions two weeks in a row against St Kilda and Greater Western Sydney in Rounds Seven and Eight. Mackay’s form tapered in the latter part of the season and he was sent back to the SANFL. He returned to the senior side in time for finals and will be looking to consolidate his spot in 2016.

Season by Season

Season by Season

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

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

  • 2016 Season Average
    Games Played 9
    • Kicks 10.7
    • Handballs 7.9
    • Disposals 18.6
    • Marks 2.6
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 4.6
    • Goals 0.1
    • AFL Fantasy 73.4

2016 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 15 North Melbourne Rd 14
Handballs 13 Hawthorn Rd 5
Disposals 25 Port Adelaide Rd 2
Marks 5 West Coast Eagles Rd 12
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 10 Hawthorn Rd 5
Goals 1 North Melbourne Rd 1
AFL Fantasy 99 Hawthorn Rd 5

2016 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 North Melbourne L 107 - 97 8 5 13 2 0 0 1 4 1 0 59
2 Port Adelaide W 144 - 86 15 10 25 4 0 1 0 2 0 0 86
3 Richmond W 92 - 128 10 5 15 4 0 0 1 2 0 2 59
4 Sydney Swans W 113 - 103 9 6 15 1 0 0 1 8 0 0 71
5 Hawthorn L 112 - 109 10 13 23 2 0 0 1 10 0 0 99
6 Fremantle W 97 - 64 13 9 22 2 0 1 0 5 0 2 86
7 Western Bulldogs L 123 - 108 5 6 11 1 0 0 1 3 0 0 39
8 Geelong Cats L 72 - 98 - - - - - - - - - - -
9 Gold Coast Suns W 74 - 149 - - - - - - - - - - -
10 GWS Giants W 107 - 85 - - - - - - - - - - -
11 St Kilda W 133 - 45 - - - - - - - - - - -
12 West Coast Eagles W 76 - 105 11 9 20 5 0 1 1 5 0 1 85
14 North Melbourne W 100 - 67 15 8 23 2 0 1 0 2 0 1 77
15 Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
16 Carlton - - - - - - - - - - -
17 Collingwood - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Geelong Cats - - - - - - - - - - -
19 Essendon - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Brisbane Lions - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Fremantle - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Port Adelaide - - - - - - - - - - -
23 West Coast Eagles - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 9 - L: 4 96 71 167 23 0 4 6 41 1 6 661

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 153
    • Kicks 8.8
    • Handballs 8.0
    • Disposals 16.7
    • Marks 3.3
    • Hit-Outs 0.1
    • Tackles 3.3
    • Goals 0.3
    • AFL Fantasy 66.0

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 13 Melbourne Rd 3, 2015
Goals 2 St Kilda Rd 4, 2014
AFL Fantasy 130 Melbourne Rd 3, 2015

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2016 Adelaide Crows 96 71 167 23 0 4 6 41 1 6 661
2015 Adelaide Crows 154 122 276 43 0 13 10 72 3 3 1127
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
150 AFL Games: v Fremantle, Round Six, 2016

Awards

CLUB AWARDS

M.A Bickley Award
2008

Q&A

Nickname: D-Mac

What was your best break in life: Getting drafted

Best piece of advice your mother gave you: Be generous

If you weren’t a footballer, what would you like to be: A pro athlete in some form

Do you have a saying or motto that you live your life by: Not really, but I think treat everyone with respect is important to me

If you could ask someone to be your mentor, who would it be: Roger Federer

Morning or evening person: Morning

Favourite timeslot to play in: Saturday afternoon

Favourite footy journalist: Josh Jenkins

Favourite TV caller/commentator: Bruce McAvaney

Worst injury: Osteitis Pubis

How many text messages do you send a day: 10-15

Three phone apps you can’t live without: Google, Mail, Whats App

Favourite Twitter account you follow: Not on Twitter

Most embarrassing song in your iTunes: There’s too many to mention

Best concert you’ve been to: Coldplay

Where did you holiday after last season: Port Douglas

Favourite sport other than football: Soccer and golf

What sport would you like to compete in at the 2016 Olympics: Athletics – 400m

Can you change a spare tyre: I would give it a crack!

Do you iron your own shirts: Yes, unless Mum is over

Favourite restaurant: Cooks Pantry in Grange, SA

Do you believe in UFOs: Definitely believe there is other life out there

What three items would you take to a desert island: Water, boat, petrol

Any special hobbies or interests: Any sport, playing golf

Three famous people you would like to meet: Roger Federer, Steph Curry, Leo Messi

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