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Luke Thompson News

No fluke for Luke

Crows SANFL coach Heath Younie says key defender Luke Thompson is nearing career-best form

10:38pm Jul 12, 2014

Slow starts hurting us: Thompson

Luke Thompson says Adelaide's sluggish starts in the SANFL are masking the side's true potential

11:56am May 11, 2014

Thompson back on track

Luke Thompson has joined the main group for the first time this summer

3:14pm Jan 14, 2013

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Crows in the SANFL: Round 17

10:36am  Jul 27, 2011

Crows in the SANFL (Round 9)

12:50pm  May 24, 2010

Crows in the SANFL (Round 6)

3:54pm  May 3, 2010

Past Players List

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Luke
Thompson

Height
194 cm
DOB
08-02-1991
Weight
88 kg
Debut
2011
Games
20
Goals
2
LukeThompson

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior Clubs: Timboon/Geelong U18s
Debut: v Port Adelaide, round 4, 2011
Recruited from: Geelong Falcons
Brownlow Votes: -

Thompson didn’t manage a senior game in an injury-interrupted 2013 season. The athletic key defender missed part of the pre-season through injury, and a serious ankle sprain caused him to spend another six weeks on the sidelines during the season. He returned to play in the SANFL finals. Able to start the pre-season with his teammates this time around, Thompson will be hoping to add to his 14-game tally in 2014.

Season by Season

The former rookie displayed consistent form for Woodville-West Torrens, but was limited to three AFL games because of the emergence of defenders Daniel Talia and Sam Shaw. Thompson was called up for the finals against Fremantle and Hawthorn and more than held his own on the big stage.

Season by Season

The 20-year-old former rookie made his debut in round four following a shoulder injury to Phil Davis and held his spot for another 10 games, racking up 20 disposals and nine marks against St Kilda in round six. The lightning-quick backman looked most comfortable playing as a third tall, but at 194cm tall has the capacity to play in a key position and will compete with Talia, Sam Shaw and new recruit Lewis Johnston for a permanent position in defence.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2014 Season Average
    Games Played 6
    • Kicks 4.5
    • Handballs 4.5
    • Disposals 9.0
    • Marks 2.8
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 2.3
    • Goals 0.0
    • AFL Fantasy 39.3

2014 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 6 Brisbane Lions Rd 20
Handballs 7 Richmond Rd 21
Disposals 11 Richmond Rd 21
Marks 4 Brisbane Lions Rd 20
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 5 Port Adelaide Rd 15
Goals 0 - -
AFL Fantasy 53 Port Adelaide Rd 15

2014 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Geelong Cats L 119 - 81 - - - - - - - - - - -
2 Port Adelaide L 127 - 73 - - - - - - - - - - -
3 Sydney Swans L 71 - 134 - - - - - - - - - - -
4 St Kilda W 50 - 136 - - - - - - - - - - -
5 GWS Giants W 137 - 72 - - - - - - - - - - -
6 Western Bulldogs W 83 - 92 - - - - - - - - - - -
7 Melbourne L 67 - 70 - - - - - - - - - - -
9 Collingwood W 76 - 55 - - - - - - - - - - -
10 Carlton L 81 - 76 - - - - - - - - - - -
11 Gold Coast Suns W 109 - 77 - - - - - - - - - - -
12 Fremantle L 90 - 50 - - - - - - - - - - -
13 North Melbourne W 109 - 73 - - - - - - - - - - -
14 Essendon L 101 - 92 - - - - - - - - - - -
15 Port Adelaide W 99 - 76 5 4 9 3 0 1 0 5 0 0 53
16 GWS Giants W 72 - 140 - - - - - - - - - - -
17 Hawthorn L 92 - 104 - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Collingwood W 82 - 98 5 6 11 2 0 1 1 4 0 0 47
19 West Coast Eagles L 105 - 136 3 5 8 3 0 0 1 2 0 0 33
20 Brisbane Lions W 63 - 168 6 2 8 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 34
21 Richmond L 69 - 79 4 7 11 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 40
22 North Melbourne L 101 - 94 4 3 7 3 0 1 1 1 0 0 29
23 St Kilda W 141 - 62 - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 11 - L: 11 27 27 54 17 0 3 3 14 0 0 236

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 20
    • Kicks 5.9
    • Handballs 5.8
    • Disposals 11.7
    • Marks 3.8
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 2.0
    • Goals 0.1
    • AFL Fantasy 48.6

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 14 St Kilda Rd 6, 2011
Handballs 11 Carlton Rd 5, 2011
Disposals 20 St Kilda Rd 6, 2011
Marks 9 St Kilda Rd 6, 2011
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 5 Port Adelaide Rd 15, 2014
Goals 1 Gold Coast Suns Rd 8, 2011
AFL Fantasy 92 St Kilda Rd 6, 2011

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2014 Adelaide Crows 27 27 54 17 0 3 3 14 0 0 236
2013 Adelaide Crows 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 Adelaide Crows 17 18 35 9 0 4 1 7 0 0 143
2011 Adelaide Crows 75 71 146 51 0 10 8 19 2 2 596

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

Q&A

Which player is most likely to look at himself in the mirror after a weights session?
Sam Shaw

What’s the funniest sledge you’ve heard on the field?
Too rude to say

Who would you least like to pair up with in the boxing ring during training?
Taylor Walker

Who would you like to have kicking for goal after the siren if you are three points down in a Grand Final?
Jason Porplyzia

What is your coach’s favourite saying?
“Geelong”

Which teammate is most likely to be invited to the coach’s place for dinner
Rory Sloane

If you could draft any player into your team, who would it be?
Gary Ablett

If you had the power, what is one thing you would change about the world?
No poverty

Outside of footy, what would be your dream job?
Flying F-18s for the Army or Navy

If you could appear on any reality show, which one would you choose?
Home & Away

What meal is your speciality to cook?
Butter chicken and rice

What is your favourite TV football show?
The Footy Show

Who is the best-dressed teammate at the club?
Brent Reilly

Who is the worst dressed?
Lewis Johnston

Who is the most skilful all-round sportsman at the club?
Ricky Henderson

What is your favourite way to spend a day off?
Flying helicopters

Who was your childhood celebrity crush?
Jennifer Aniston

Which of your teammates fancies himself as a celebrity?
Cameron Ellis-Yolmen

Who is your funniest teammate at the club and why?
Matthew Jaensch, always has a comeback statement

Which teammate is the most likely to tweet a comment while watching a game at home?
Tom Lynch

Which teammate would struggle to turn a computer on?
Sam Siggins

Which teammate is most likely to take a ‘selfie’ and post it on Facebook?
Mitch Grigg