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Eddie Betts News

Nine Crows in AFL’s top 100

Adelaide has the second-most players ranked in the top 100 AFL player ratings

12:26pm Dec 10, 2018

Crows with breakout potential

AFL Media nominates the Crows ready to play an important role in 2019

12:14pm Nov 12, 2018

Season review: Eddie Betts

The small forward's 2018 season in review

10:35am Sep 20, 2018

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12:00am  Jul 22, 2018

Senior List

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Eddie
Betts

Height
174 cm
DOB
26-11-1986
Weight
74 kg
Debut
2005
Games
2018
18
Career
295
Goals
2018
29
Career
563
2018 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
1120
Avg
62
EddieBetts

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior clubs: Templestowe (Vic)/Calder U18s
AFL clubs: Carlton
Recruited from: Carlton
AFL debut: v North Melbourne, Round One, 2005
Brownlow votes: 31

The premier small forward in the competition, Betts earned his third-consecutive All Australian crown in 2017. He topped Adelaide’s goalkicking (55) for a fourth-straight year, and moved into the top 50 goalkickers in VFL/AFL history in the process. One of the game’s great entertainers, the back-to-back Goal of the Year winner was a finalist in the award again in 2017. He also continued to bring teammates into the game, ranking equal-third in the League for goal assists (29) at the end of the season. He also applied more tackles inside forward 50m (45) than any other player. The popular figure was voted the AFL’s Footy Personality of the Year in AFL Media’s Fan Awards.

Season by Season

Season by Season

Continues to improve with age. Kicked a career-high 75 goals to claim his third consecutive Leading Goalkicker crown. Betts’ haul was the second-biggest tally by a small forward since Jeff Farmer kicked 76 goals in 2000. The livewire forward continued to bring his teammates into the game, finishing third in the AFL for goal assists (24) and fifth for score assists (33). Dangerous as always with the ball, Betts was equally dangerous without, leading the competition for tackles inside forward 50m (46). Capped off another tremendous year with his second All Australian selection, was runner-up in Adelaide’s Club Champion count and also claimed the Phil Walsh Best Team Man award. Also won his third AFL Goal of the Year title for his remarkable goal against the Giants in Sir Doug Nicholls Indigenous Round. Signed a three-year contract extension keeping him in Crows colours until at least the end of 2020.

Season by Season

Backed up an impressive debut season at Adelaide with an even better 2015. Betts finished the year with 63 goals, including 58 in the home and away season to be third in the Coleman Medal. He bagged five in the Club’s thrilling Elimination Final win over the Western Bulldogs. He ranked second in the AFL for scoreboard impact and fifth in the League for forward 50m tackles in the minor round. A three-time nominee (2011, 2012 and 2014), the elusive forward was finally recognised with his first All Australian jacket and also finished third in the Crows Club Champion award. Betts also won his second Goal of the Year crown for his left-foot torpedo from the boundary at Adelaide Oval against Fremantle in Round Nine.

Season by Season

Betts played all 22 games in a remarkable first season at Adelaide. The lively forward kicked 51 goals (ranked eighth in the AFL) to top the Club’s goalkicking and also ranked No.1 in the League for goal assists (29). Defensive pressure remained a feature of his game, ranked third in the AFL for forward 50m tackles. The fan favourite, who played 184 games with Carlton, reached the 200-game milestone against Hawthorn in Round 17. He was included in the All-Australian squad of 40 for Season 2014 and finished top 10 in Adelaide’s Club Champion award.

Season by Season

A two-time leading goalkicker at Carlton, Betts joined the Crows as a Free Agent at the end of 2013. The exciting small forward played 184 games for the Blues, establishing himself as one of the premier small forwards in the AFL. He topped the Club’s goalkicking in 2010 and 2012, averaging 42 goals a season since 2009. Ranked No.1 in the AFL for score assists and forward 50m tackles in the last five years, Betts will add scoring power and defensive pressure to Adelaide’s attack.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2018 Season Average
    Games Played 18
    • Kicks 7.9
    • Handballs 5.3
    • Disposals 13.3
    • Marks 2.4
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 2.8
    • Goals 1.6
    • AFL Fantasy 62.2

2018 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 13 Melbourne Rd 19
Handballs 14 Richmond Rd 2
Disposals 20 Melbourne Rd 19
Marks 6 St Kilda Rd 3
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 7 Geelong Cats Rd 17
Goals 4 Western Bulldogs Rd 9
AFL Fantasy 85 St Kilda Rd 3

2018 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Essendon L 99 - 87 7 7 14 2 0 1 0 2 0 2 52
2 Richmond W 118 - 82 6 14 20 2 0 1 1 4 0 0 66
3 St Kilda W 55 - 104 10 6 16 6 0 0 1 2 3 2 85
4 Collingwood L 58 - 106 2 4 6 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 29
5 Sydney Swans W 75 - 85 - - - - - - - - - - -
6 Gold Coast Suns W 110 - 62 - - - - - - - - - - -
7 Carlton W 125 - 70 7 3 10 1 0 0 0 4 2 0 58
8 Port Adelaide L 95 - 90 13 3 16 1 0 0 0 1 3 0 70
9 Western Bulldogs W 63 - 26 9 6 15 3 0 2 0 1 4 0 78
10 Melbourne L 146 - 55 6 1 7 1 0 0 1 2 2 0 40
11 GWS Giants L 81 - 97 8 7 15 1 0 1 0 0 2 2 56
12 Fremantle L 71 - 68 11 4 15 4 0 0 1 4 2 6 84
13 Hawthorn L 88 - 32 9 4 13 3 0 2 2 5 1 1 67
15 West Coast Eagles W 88 - 78 - - - - - - - - - - -
16 Richmond L 103 - 56 - - - - - - - - - - -
17 Geelong Cats W 112 - 97 9 5 14 3 0 0 2 7 1 1 75
18 Brisbane Lions W 88 - 93 7 8 15 4 0 0 1 5 1 1 73
19 Melbourne L 77 - 90 13 7 20 2 0 1 1 3 2 3 84
20 Port Adelaide W 96 - 93 8 4 12 3 0 0 0 2 1 1 56
21 GWS Giants L 106 - 92 6 3 9 1 0 1 1 0 1 1 32
22 North Melbourne W 86 - 77 5 5 10 1 0 1 1 2 1 0 40
23 Carlton W 61 - 165 7 5 12 4 0 2 0 3 3 0 75
TOTAL W: 12 - L: 10 143 96 239 43 0 12 12 50 29 20 1120

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 295
    • Kicks 7.6
    • Handballs 4.7
    • Disposals 12.3
    • Marks 3.0
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 3.1
    • Goals 1.9
    • AFL Fantasy 65.1

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 16 Richmond Rd 18, 2012
Handballs 14 Richmond Rd 2, 2018
Disposals 27 Essendon Rd 3, 2008
Marks 10 Essendon Rd 3, 2008
Hit-outs 1 Geelong Cats Rd 10, 2008
Tackles 9 Melbourne Rd 6, 2013
Goals 8 Essendon Rd 18, 2011
AFL Fantasy 134 St Kilda Rd 7, 2010

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2018 Adelaide Crows 143 96 239 43 0 12 12 50 29 20 1120
2017 Adelaide Crows 210 108 318 78 0 19 28 80 55 34 1699
2016 Adelaide Crows 231 89 320 79 0 29 17 85 75 31 1907
2015 Adelaide Crows 213 99 312 84 0 17 19 65 63 25 1712
2014 Adelaide Crows 167 123 290 53 0 19 16 74 51 22 1501
2013 Carlton 125 85 210 49 0 17 10 61 27 15 1100
2012 Carlton 182 103 285 72 0 26 14 62 48 30 1518
2011 Carlton 176 121 297 89 0 16 16 84 50 22 1663
2010 Carlton 178 140 318 91 0 24 9 76 42 29 1669
2009 Carlton 156 109 265 55 0 13 18 78 38 21 1371
2008 Carlton 143 90 233 61 1 11 9 33 25 10 1069
2007 Carlton 108 94 202 44 1 13 6 66 21 11 1041
2006 Carlton 128 100 228 58 3 18 7 70 20 10 1168
2005 Carlton 86 36 122 17 0 17 8 42 19 12 668

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

Milestones

50 AFL Games: v Melbourne, Round 14, 2007 (Carlton)
100 AFL Games: v Essendon, Round Three, 2010 (Carlton)
150 AFL Games: v Greater Western Sydney, Round Six, 2012
200 AFL Games: v Hawthorn, Round 17, 2014
50 AFC Games: v Hawthorn, Round Five, 2016
250 AFL Games: v Port Adelaide, Round 22, 2016

Awards

Club Awards

Leading Goalkicker
2010 (Carlton)
2012 (Carlton)
2014
2015
2016
2017

Crows Children's Foundation Community Leadership Award
2017

Phil Walsh Best Team Man
2016

Chelsea Phillis Coaches' Award
2014

Club Champion Runner-up
2012 (Carlton Best & Fairest)
2016

AFL Awards

AFL Goal of the Year
2006
2015
2016

Indigenous All Stars representative
2007

International Rules Series
2010
2013
2015

All Australian nominee
2011
2012
2014

All Australian
2015
2016
2017

Pre-season premiership
2007 (Carlton)

Q&A

Nickname: Buttsy

What was your best break in life: Having kids

Best piece of advice your mother gave you: Always be nice

If you weren’t a footballer, what would you like to be: NBA player

Do you have a saying or motto that you live your life by: Don’t make plans, just live every day as if it’s your last

If you could ask someone to be your mentor, who would it be: LeBron James

Morning or evening person: Morning, I have kids

Favourite timeslot to play in: Night

Favourite TV caller/commentator: Bruce McAvaney

Worst injury: Hamstring

How many text messages do you send a day: 20

Three phone apps you can’t live without: Instagram, Real Estate, Virgin Entertainment

Favourite Twitter account you follow: Don’t have Twitter

Most embarrassing song in your iTunes: Mariah Carey - Beautiful

Best concert you’ve been to: Alan Jackson – I’m a country music boy

Where did you holiday after last season: Fiji, New York, Ireland

Favourite sport other than football: Basketball

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

Can you change a spare tyre: Yes

Do you iron your own shirts: No, my wife does

Favourite restaurant: La Vita

Do you believe in UFOs: Yes

What three items would you take to a desert island: My wife and two boys Lewie and Billy

Any special hobbies or interests: Basketball

Three famous people you would like to meet: LeBron James, Barack Obama, Will Smith

What do you have that is of great value to you, but no one else: My Beats by Dr Dre