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Betts' belief in flying Crows

Eddie Betts believes Adelaide can overcome what remains arguably the toughest trip in the competition this weekend

12:41pm Jun 9, 2016

Betts dominates Goal of the Year poll

Reigning winner Eddie Betts is officially in the running for this season’s Goal of the Year crown

11:02am Jun 3, 2016

Which Betts beauty was better?

For the second straight year, Eddie Betts has conjured another miracle goal from the north-western pocket that simply defies belief

5:25pm May 30, 2016

Senior List

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Eddie
Betts

Height
172 cm
DOB
26-11-1986
Weight
72 kg
Debut
2005
Games
2016
17
Career
246
Goals
2016
45
Career
449
2016 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
1322
Avg
78
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: 21

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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

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

  • 2016 Season Average
    Games Played 17
    • Kicks 9.4
    • Handballs 4.4
    • Disposals 13.7
    • Marks 3.0
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 3.8
    • Goals 2.6
    • AFL Fantasy 77.8

2016 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 15 GWS Giants Rd 10
Handballs 10 Carlton Rd 16
Disposals 19 Sydney Swans Rd 4
Marks 6 Port Adelaide Rd 2
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 8 North Melbourne Rd 1
Goals 5 West Coast Eagles Rd 12
AFL Fantasy 104 Fremantle Rd 6

2016 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 North Melbourne L 107 - 97 11 4 15 3 0 3 1 8 1 3 91
2 Port Adelaide W 144 - 86 12 5 17 6 0 1 0 1 5 1 100
3 Richmond W 92 - 128 6 6 12 4 0 2 0 4 3 1 79
4 Sydney Swans W 113 - 103 12 7 19 2 0 3 0 5 4 1 104
5 Hawthorn L 112 - 109 9 1 10 3 0 0 1 1 3 0 57
6 Fremantle W 97 - 64 13 4 17 4 0 2 0 4 4 3 104
7 Western Bulldogs L 123 - 108 4 8 12 2 0 1 0 3 0 1 48
8 Geelong Cats L 72 - 98 7 8 15 2 0 2 1 5 2 2 76
9 Gold Coast Suns W 74 - 149 6 5 11 3 0 0 1 6 0 0 58
10 GWS Giants W 107 - 85 15 0 15 3 0 3 1 3 5 2 98
11 St Kilda W 133 - 45 6 5 11 1 0 1 3 3 1 2 43
12 West Coast Eagles W 76 - 105 13 1 14 5 0 1 1 3 5 2 98
14 North Melbourne W 100 - 67 10 4 14 2 0 0 0 3 2 4 72
15 Melbourne W 98 - 120 11 2 13 4 0 1 0 6 3 0 92
16 Carlton W 47 - 107 7 10 17 2 0 1 0 2 3 0 74
17 Collingwood W 97 - 69 9 1 10 3 0 0 0 5 3 2 78
18 Geelong Cats L 85 - 55 8 3 11 2 0 0 0 2 1 0 50
19 Essendon - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Brisbane Lions - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Fremantle - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Port Adelaide - - - - - - - - - - -
23 West Coast Eagles - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 12 - L: 5 159 74 233 51 0 21 9 64 45 24 1322

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 246
    • Kicks 7.4
    • Handballs 4.8
    • Disposals 12.2
    • Marks 2.9
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 3.2
    • Goals 1.8
    • AFL Fantasy 64.2

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 16 Melbourne Rd 22, 2007
Handballs 12 Essendon Rd 3, 2008
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
2016 Adelaide Crows 159 74 233 51 0 21 9 64 45 24 1322
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

Awards

CLUB AWARDS

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

Best and Fairest Runner-up
2012 (Carlton)

Chelsea Phillis Coaches Award
2014

AFL AWARDS

AFL Goal of the Year
2006
2015

Indigenous All Stars representative
2007

International Rules Series
2010
2013
2015

All Australian Nominee
2011
2012
2014

All Australian
2015

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