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Lefties on right track

There’s just something about left-footed footballers

2:49pm Jan 20, 2017

Crouch claims Showdown Medal

A best-on-ground performance against Port Adelaide has earned Matt Crouch his first Showdown Medal

11:17pm Aug 20, 2016

Matt loving midfield minutes

Young gun Matt Crouch says he’s relishing extra responsibility and opportunity in the midfield this season

4:11pm Apr 27, 2016

Latest Player Video

Matt Crouch Post-Match Round 14

11:28pm  Jun 23, 2016

Pre-Season Update: Matt Crouch

1:13pm  Feb 16, 2016

Senior List

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Matt
Crouch

Height
183 cm
DOB
21-04-1995
Weight
82 kg
Debut
2014
Games
2017
1
Career
48
Goals
2017
0
Career
10
2017 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
97
Avg
97
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 1
    • Kicks 9.0
    • Handballs 20.0
    • Disposals 29.0
    • Marks 3.0
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 5.0
    • Goals 0.0
    • AFL Fantasy 97.0

2017 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 9 GWS Giants Rd 1
Handballs 20 GWS Giants Rd 1
Disposals 29 GWS Giants Rd 1
Marks 3 GWS Giants Rd 1
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 5 GWS Giants Rd 1
Goals 0 - -
AFL Fantasy 97 GWS Giants Rd 1

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 - - - - - - - - - - -
3 Port Adelaide - - - - - - - - - - -
4 Essendon - - - - - - - - - - -
5 Gold Coast Suns - - - - - - - - - - -
6 Richmond - - - - - - - - - - -
7 North Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
8 Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
9 Brisbane Lions - - - - - - - - - - -
10 Fremantle - - - - - - - - - - -
11 Geelong Cats - - - - - - - - - - -
12 St Kilda - - - - - - - - - - -
14 Hawthorn - - - - - - - - - - -
15 Carlton - - - - - - - - - - -
16 Western Bulldogs - - - - - - - - - - -
17 Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Geelong Cats - - - - - - - - - - -
19 Collingwood - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Port Adelaide - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Essendon - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Sydney Swans - - - - - - - - - - -
23 West Coast Eagles - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 1 - L: 0 9 20 29 3 0 1 0 5 0 0 97

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 48
    • Kicks 9.7
    • Handballs 13.8
    • Disposals 23.5
    • Marks 3.1
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 3.9
    • Goals 0.2
    • AFL Fantasy 81.3

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 19 Geelong Cats Rd 18, 2016
Handballs 24 Carlton Rd 16, 2016
Disposals 36 St Kilda Rd 11, 2016
Marks 10 GWS Giants Rd 5, 2014
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 10 West Coast Eagles Rd 23, 2016
Goals 2 North Melbourne Rd 14, 2016
AFL Fantasy 128 West Coast Eagles Rd 23, 2016

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2017 Adelaide Crows 9 20 29 3 0 1 0 5 0 0 97
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

Mark Bickley Emerging Talent
2015

AFL AWARDS

Rising Star nominee
2014

Showdown Medal
2016, Round 22

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