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James Podsiadly News

JPod jumps into new role

James Podsiadly says he’s ready to make the quick transition from the playing field to the coaches box

4:43pm Nov 12, 2015

Podsiadly calls time

James Podsiadly has announced his retirement from football, signalling the end of one of the sport's fairytale stories

9:36am Sep 25, 2015

Fine nine 'lucky' says Pods

James Podsiadly says he was "lucky" to kick nine goals in Adelaide's record-breaking win over Sturt on Saturday afternoon

10:56am Aug 23, 2015

Latest Player Video

Podsiadly Back in Business

3:20pm  Nov 12, 2015

James Podsiadly career highlights

9:46am  Sep 25, 2015

James Podsiadly retires

9:15am  Sep 25, 2015

Past Players List

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James
Podsiadly

Height
193 cm
DOB
10-09-1981
Weight
100 kg
Debut
2010
Games
104
Goals
195
JamesPodsiadly

Player Bio

AT A GLANCE

Junior clubs: Yarraville/Western U18s
AFL clubs: Geelong, Essendon (rookie), Collingwood (rookie)
Recruited from: Geelong
AFL debut: v Fremantle, Round Three, 2010
Brownlow votes: 23

Played 21 of a possible 22 games in his first season at Adelaide. Podsiadly provided a strong target in attack, kicking 26 goals and ranking fourth in the AFL for contested marks (41). The Geelong premiership star also played a cameo role in defence, floating back to provide support for Adelaide’s developing backline at crucial stages. Podsiadly celebrated his long-awaited 100-game milestone in the Club’s win over Collingwood at the MCG in Round 18.

Season by Season

Season by Season

A premiership player at Geelong, Podsiadly joined Adelaide in the 2013 trade period. The mobile key forward played 83 games for the Cats, averaging 42 goals a season. He topped Geelong’s goalkicking (52) in the Club’s 2011 premiership season. A fierce competitor and aerialist, Podsiadly ranked 2nd in the AFL in contested marks between 2010-13. He’s also strong defensively; ranked 8th in the competition in forward 50m tackles in the same period. A latecomer to the AFL, the durable goalkicker has only endured the rigours of playing at the elite level for four years, but boasts enormous experience as a career footballer. He will provide a strong target in the Adelaide attack and also act as a mentor to the Club’s developing goalkickers.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2018 Season Average
    Games Played
    • Kicks
    • Handballs
    • Disposals
    • Marks
    • Hit-Outs
    • Tackles
    • Goals
    • AFL Fantasy

2018 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 0 - -
Handballs 0 - -
Disposals 0 - -
Marks 0 - -
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 0 - -
Goals 0 - -
AFL Fantasy 0 - -

2018 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
TOTAL W: 0 - L: 0

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 104
    • Kicks 8.8
    • Handballs 4.3
    • Disposals 13.1
    • Marks 5.8
    • Hit-Outs 0.5
    • Tackles 2.2
    • Goals 1.9
    • AFL Fantasy 71.3

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 17 Gold Coast Suns Rd 11, 2014
Handballs 11 Adelaide Crows Rd 21, 2011
Disposals 23 Sydney Swans Rd 3, 2014
Marks 11 GWS Giants Rd 16, 2014
Hit-outs 5 Brisbane Lions Rd 5, 2012
Tackles 7 Fremantle Rd 14, 2013
Goals 8 Brisbane Lions Rd 17, 2011
AFL Fantasy 120 North Melbourne Rd 14, 2010

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF

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

100 AFL Games: v Collingwood, Round 18, 2014

Awards

Club Awards

Premiership Player
2011 (Geelong)

Leading Goalkicker
2011 (Geelong)

Phil Walsh Best Team Man
2015

Q&A

Your nickname: Pods

One word to describe you: N/A

Favourite player to watch growing up: Chris Grant

Who has had the most influence on your career: Coaches

Toughest individual opponent: Darren Milburn

Player most likely to fall asleep in a team meeting: Eddie Betts

Thriftiest player at your club: Patrick Dangerfield

The next big thing at your club: Jake Kelly

The smartest thing you have been told: Keep it simple

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

Do you have any strange phobias: Answering player questionnaires

Your can’t-miss TV shows: Modern Family

Your favourite cartoon as a kid: The Simpsons

If you had to choose another career, what would it be: Jockey

What do you normally eat for breakfast: Toast

Your last meal would be: Chicken pie

Your favourite holiday destination: West Lakes

In the movie of your life, you’d be played by: Kevin Hart

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

Most useless thing you have bought: Hair gel

Best subject at school: PE

Which big ticket sporting event would you love to attend: Super Bowl