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Crouch crowned Club Champion

Matt Crouch has become the second-youngest Malcolm Blight Medallist

11:07pm Oct 6, 2017

Crouch earns fans' vote

Crows members have voted Matt Crouch as their Most Valuable Player for Season 2017

10:12pm Oct 6, 2017

Crows chosen in 22Under22

Adelaide pair picked in best 22Under22 for Season 2017

8:06pm Sep 12, 2017

Latest Player Video

Matt Crouch: 50 AFL Games

3:03pm  Apr 4, 2017

Matt Crouch Post-Match Round 14

11:28pm  Jun 23, 2016

Pre-Season Update: Matt Crouch

1:13pm  Feb 16, 2016

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Matt
Crouch

Height
183 cm
DOB
21-04-1995
Weight
82 kg
Debut
2014
Games
2017
25
Career
72
Goals
2017
7
Career
17
2017 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
2709
Avg
108
MattCrouch

Player Bio

At A Glance

Junior clubs: Beaufort (Vic)/North Ballarat U18
Debut: v Sydney Swans, Round Three, 2014
Recruited from: North Ballarat (Vic)
Brownlow votes: 7

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A breakout year for the promising midfielder, who played a career-best 22 games for the season. Crouch became the 10th and youngest Crow to have 600 possessions in a season, averaging 28 disposals a game. He also broke Scott Thompson’s 2009 record for the most handballs in a season, amassing 359. He developed into a key part of the Crows midfield structure and was super consistent, only dipping below 20 possessions in one game all year. Won his first Showdown Medal as best-on-ground in the Club’s Round 22 win against Port Adelaide and secured seventh place in the Crows Club Champion award.

Season by Season

Season by Season

The talented young midfielder showed he has what it takes to play at the top level. Started his 2015 season in the SANFL but forced his way into the AFL side for the Round Six clash against Gold Coast. Crouch went on to play 17 games for the season averaging 21 disposals a game despite starting as the substitute on four occasions. Relishes the physical contest and will be looking to cement a midfield spot in 2016.

Season by Season

Crouch made an immediate impact in his first year of senior football. The ball magnet made his AFL debut in Round Three and retained his spot for the next five weeks, notching eight games in total for the year. Crouch earned a NAB Rising Star nomination in Round Five against GWS, despite being subbed out, and will be eligible for the award again in 2015. Dominated at state league level with an average of 33 possessions and eight clearances across 10 matches, and polled 12 votes on Magarey Medal night.

Season by Season

A prolific ball winner, Crouch joined his older brother, Brad, at Adelaide with pick No.23 in the National Draft. The tough midfielder averaged 37 disposals (16 contested), seven clearances and five tackles in seven TAC Cup games in 2013. The left-footer also represented Victoria Country at the Under-18 National Championships, and travelled to Europe as part of the AIS-AFL Academy squad.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2017 Season Average
    Games Played 25
    • Kicks 13.8
    • Handballs 19.2
    • Disposals 33.0
    • Marks 3.0
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 4.8
    • Goals 0.3
    • AFL Fantasy 108.4

2017 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 21 Port Adelaide Rd 3
Handballs 26 West Coast Eagles Rd 23
Disposals 45 West Coast Eagles Rd 23
Marks 7 Geelong Cats PF
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 10 Collingwood Rd 19
Goals 1 Geelong Cats PF
AFL Fantasy 150 West Coast Eagles Rd 23

2017 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 GWS Giants W 147 - 91 9 20 29 3 0 1 0 5 0 0 97
2 Hawthorn W 89 - 113 6 22 28 1 0 1 1 4 0 1 80
3 Port Adelaide W 83 - 100 21 11 32 5 0 0 3 5 0 0 111
4 Essendon W 153 - 88 10 21 31 2 0 1 1 4 0 0 92
5 Gold Coast Suns W 86 - 153 17 18 35 4 0 1 0 3 1 0 118
6 Richmond W 140 - 64 15 23 38 4 0 1 0 3 1 0 122
7 North Melbourne L 145 - 86 12 26 38 5 0 0 1 4 0 0 116
8 Melbourne L 66 - 107 15 14 29 2 0 0 1 3 0 1 89
9 Brisbane Lions W 60 - 140 12 20 32 2 0 0 1 3 0 0 91
10 Fremantle W 143 - 43 18 17 35 3 0 0 1 6 0 0 118
11 Geelong Cats L 96 - 74 14 13 27 2 0 1 2 5 0 0 89
12 St Kilda W 111 - 54 10 19 29 2 0 0 0 2 0 1 83
14 Hawthorn L 82 - 96 13 22 35 5 0 1 1 8 0 0 128
15 Carlton W 77 - 89 12 17 29 1 0 0 0 5 1 0 99
16 Western Bulldogs W 104 - 45 16 16 32 5 0 0 0 2 1 1 110
17 Melbourne W 70 - 116 13 18 31 4 0 1 0 3 0 0 100
18 Geelong Cats W 91 - 70 14 18 32 4 0 2 1 5 0 1 110
19 Collingwood D 103 - 103 13 23 36 0 0 2 0 10 0 0 127
20 Port Adelaide W 130 - 46 13 21 34 2 0 2 2 8 0 1 116
21 Essendon W 80 - 123 13 22 35 1 0 0 2 4 0 0 96
22 Sydney Swans L 80 - 83 10 24 34 4 0 1 1 3 1 0 106
23 West Coast Eagles L 100 - 71 19 26 45 2 0 0 0 7 1 1 150
W1 GWS Giants W 84 - 48 15 16 31 3 0 1 0 7 0 0 115
PF Geelong Cats W 136 - 75 15 16 31 7 0 1 1 5 1 0 122
GF Richmond L 60 - 108 20 17 37 3 0 1 0 5 0 0 124
TOTAL W: 17 - L: 7 - D: 1 345 480 825 76 0 18 19 119 7 7 2709

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 72
    • Kicks 11.2
    • Handballs 15.6
    • Disposals 26.7
    • Marks 3.1
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 4.2
    • Goals 0.2
    • AFL Fantasy 90.5

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 21 Port Adelaide Rd 3, 2017
Handballs 26 West Coast Eagles Rd 23, 2017
Disposals 45 West Coast Eagles Rd 23, 2017
Marks 10 GWS Giants Rd 5, 2014
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 10 Collingwood Rd 19, 2017
Goals 2 North Melbourne Rd 14, 2016
AFL Fantasy 150 West Coast Eagles Rd 23, 2017

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2017 Adelaide Crows 345 480 825 76 0 18 19 119 7 7 2709
2016 Adelaide Crows 250 359 609 75 0 23 23 100 5 3 2080
2015 Adelaide Crows 145 212 357 45 0 8 16 57 2 6 1200
2014 Adelaide Crows 63 69 132 26 0 6 3 26 3 2 526

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

Awards

Club Awards

Club Champion
2017

19th Man Award
2017

Mark Bickley Emerging Talent
2015

AFL Awards

All Australian
2017

Showdown Medal
2016, Round 22

Rising Star nominee
2014

Q&A

Nickname: Crouchy

Do you have a saying or motto that you live your life by: No

Morning or evening person: Morning

Favourite timeslot to play in: Day

Favourite footy journalist: Gerard Whateley

Favourite TV caller/commentator: Wayne Carey

Worst injury: Broken hand

How many text messages do you send a day: 20-30

Favourite Twitter account you follow: The Grade Cricketer

Best concert you’ve been to: Kanye West

Where did you holiday after last season: Kho Samui

Favourite sport other than football: Cricket

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

Can you change a spare tyre: Yes

Do you iron your own shirts: No

Favourite restaurant: Gauchos

Do you believe in UFOs: No