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Hugh Greenwood News

Season review: Hugh Greenwood

Gutsy midfielder's 2018 season in review

4:24pm Sep 11, 2018

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Hugh
Greenwood

Height
191 cm
DOB
06-03-1992
Weight
92 kg
Debut
2017
Games
2018
22
Career
37
Goals
2018
16
Career
25
2018 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
1809
Avg
82
HughGreenwood

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior clubs: Lauderdale (TAS)
Recruited from: Perth Wildcats (NBL)
AFL debut: v Brisbane, Round Nine, 2017
Brownlow votes: -

Kicked three goals on debut against the Brisbane Lions in Round Nine and played a total of 15 AFL games, including all three finals. The inside midfielder averaged an elite 10 contested possessions and five clearances. He also developed a reputation as one of Adelaide’s best defensive players, applying seven tackles per game and ranking at the Club for pressure points on average (58.4). Battled an Achilles injury in the latter part of last season which required surgery. Entering just his third year, Greenwood has been promoted to the senior list and will be determined to build on his breakthrough 2017.

Season by Season

Season by Season

Made a smooth transition into the Crows’ State League side after an eight-year hiatus from competitive football. The Category B rookie played every game of the season, impressing in roles through the midfield and half-forward. The former basketballer showed strong physicality and developed his ball skills throughout the year, averaging 16 disposals and kicking 25 goals from 21 games. The gifted athlete showed he enjoys the big stage with a string of strong performances during the Club’s maiden SANFL finals series. Finished sixth in the State League Club Champion award and will be targeting an even bigger 2017 season.

Season by Season

A former US College basketball star, Greenwood made the life-changing decision to retire from the game and pursue an AFL career as a Category B Rookie at the Crows in September. The athletic left-footer hasn’t played football competitively for eight years, but starred at under-age level before accepting a basketball scholarship at the age of 15. Represented his state at the Under-16 AFL National Championships as a ‘bottom-age’ player, showing promise as both a forward and midfielder. His late grandfather, Peter Marquis, played in three consecutive VFL premierships with Melbourne (1955-57) in his 99 games, and also represented Victoria. Will take time, but has grown up in a high-performance environment and is driven to succeed.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2018 Season Average
    Games Played 22
    • Kicks 9.4
    • Handballs 8.1
    • Disposals 17.5
    • Marks 2.5
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 6.6
    • Goals 0.7
    • AFL Fantasy 82.2

2018 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 17 Melbourne Rd 19
Handballs 15 Richmond Rd 2
Disposals 26 Richmond Rd 2
Marks 5 Port Adelaide Rd 8
Hit-outs 1 Richmond Rd 16
Tackles 12 Port Adelaide Rd 8
Goals 4 Brisbane Lions Rd 18
AFL Fantasy 109 Melbourne Rd 19

2018 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Essendon L 99 - 87 8 5 13 1 0 0 0 2 1 1 52
2 Richmond W 118 - 82 11 15 26 1 0 0 0 2 1 1 81
3 St Kilda W 55 - 104 7 10 17 3 0 1 0 6 0 0 75
4 Collingwood L 58 - 106 13 11 24 3 0 1 0 5 0 0 91
5 Sydney Swans W 75 - 85 9 7 16 2 0 0 2 11 0 1 86
6 Gold Coast Suns W 110 - 62 8 7 15 1 0 3 2 8 0 0 70
7 Carlton W 125 - 70 9 10 19 3 0 1 0 8 2 1 102
8 Port Adelaide L 95 - 90 12 4 16 5 0 1 1 12 0 0 105
9 Western Bulldogs W 63 - 26 15 5 20 2 0 1 1 11 0 0 103
10 Melbourne L 146 - 55 14 7 21 2 0 1 0 10 0 0 103
11 GWS Giants L 81 - 97 9 11 20 3 0 2 0 7 0 2 90
12 Fremantle L 71 - 68 6 8 14 1 0 0 3 4 1 0 50
13 Hawthorn L 88 - 32 4 8 12 2 0 0 0 5 0 0 54
15 West Coast Eagles W 88 - 78 12 6 18 3 0 1 2 5 1 1 79
16 Richmond L 103 - 56 10 12 22 1 1 0 0 3 1 0 76
17 Geelong Cats W 112 - 97 4 8 12 4 0 0 0 6 0 2 66
18 Brisbane Lions W 88 - 93 11 6 17 4 0 4 0 4 4 3 104
19 Melbourne L 77 - 90 17 4 21 1 0 1 1 9 2 1 109
20 Port Adelaide W 96 - 93 11 6 17 4 0 3 0 6 1 0 90
21 GWS Giants L 106 - 92 5 5 10 0 0 1 1 4 0 1 40
22 North Melbourne W 86 - 77 7 14 21 4 0 0 1 7 2 1 99
23 Carlton W 61 - 165 4 9 13 4 0 0 0 10 0 2 84
TOTAL W: 12 - L: 10 206 178 384 54 1 21 14 145 16 17 1809

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 37
    • Kicks 8.6
    • Handballs 8.2
    • Disposals 16.8
    • Marks 2.5
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 6.6
    • Goals 0.7
    • AFL Fantasy 79.1

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 17 Melbourne Rd 19, 2018
Handballs 15 Richmond Rd 2, 2018
Disposals 26 Richmond Rd 2, 2018
Marks 7 Essendon Rd 21, 2017
Hit-outs 1 Richmond Rd 16, 2018
Tackles 13 Port Adelaide Rd 20, 2017
Goals 4 Brisbane Lions Rd 18, 2018
AFL Fantasy 122 Hawthorn Rd 14, 2017

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2018 Adelaide Crows 206 178 384 54 1 21 14 145 16 17 1809
2017 Adelaide Crows 114 124 238 37 0 9 15 99 9 4 1119

Legend

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AFL Fantasy points

Q&A

Nickname: Thor, Hughey

What was your best break in life: Getting into an American university (New Mexico)

If you weren’t a footballer, what would you like to be: American collegiate basketball coach

Do you have a saying or motto that you live your life by: Do It for her (my mum)

If you could ask someone to be your mentor, who would it be: Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson

Morning or evening person: Evening

Favourite timeslot to play in: Night

Favourite footy journalist: Josh Jenkins

Favourite TV caller/commentator: Dick Vitale

Worst injury: Broken radius and ulna

How many text messages do you send a day: 50-100

Three phone apps you can’t live without: Snapchat, Twitter, ESPN Fantasy Football

Favourite Twitter account you follow: @worldstarfunny

Most embarrassing song in your iTunes: Spice Girls - Wannabe

Best concert you’ve been to: Calvin Harris

Favourite sport other than football: Basketball

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

Can you change a spare tyre: No

Do you iron your own shirts: No

Favourite restaurant: Chipotle

Do you believe in UFOs: Yes

What three items would you take to a desert island: Matches, knife, volleyball (preferably a Wilson)

Any special hobbies or interests: Xbox, surfing, Marvel Comics, fishing

Three famous people you would like to meet: Shaq, The Rock, Chris Hemsworth

What do you have that is of great value to you, but no one else: Shoe/hat collection, psychology degree