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On the Wright track

Despite back-to-back best on ground performances, Adelaide midfielder Matthew Wright isn't getting carried away with his form

3:47pm Feb 25, 2014

Matt on the Wright track

MATTHEW Wright admits he has struggled to replicate the 2012 form that earned him a top-10 finish in Adelaide's best and fairest

5:05pm Jul 25, 2013

Crows midfielder signs on

Matthew Wright has signed a new contract with the Crows

10:16am Jul 10, 2013

Latest Player Video

Match defining Matty Wright play

12:29pm  Jun 4, 2012

Press Conference: Matthew Wright

2:16pm  May 4, 2012

In the Rooms - Rd 6

11:02pm  Apr 30, 2011

Senior List

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Matthew
Wright

Height
178 cm
DOB
14-12-1989
Weight
76 kg
Debut
2011
Games
2014
5
Career
63
Goals
2014
5
Career
49
2014 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
445
Avg
89
MatthewWright

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior Clubs: Walkerville/North Adelaide
Debut: v Port Adelaide, round 4, 2011
Recruited from: North Adelaide
Brownlow Votes: 3

Endured a frustrating year after a breakout 2012 season. Wright played 17 games, spending more time in the forward line. A good decision-maker and ball user, the former rookie showed glimpses of his best, overcoming a badly-corked leg to kick four important goals against Gold Coast and backing up with another bag of four, including the match-winner, against Geelong three weeks later.

Season by Season

Season by Season

Missed out on selection in round one, but by mid-season had cemented his spot in Adelaide’s best 22 and didn’t miss a game from there on. The workman-like midfielder/forward showed his versatility, playing run-with roles on some of the game’s best players while also winning plenty of the ball. He averaged 30 possessions, and amassed a career-high 37 touches and two goals against Fremantle in Round 20 – a performance that earned him two Brownlow Medal votes.

Season by Season

The former rookie was a real success story in 2011, playing 19 games and filling a need as a small crumbing forward. The unobtrusive 22-year-old is a natural footballer, possessing clean hands and great goal sense. Promoted to the senior list for season 2012, Wright has the capacity to join the midfield rotation.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2014 Season Average
    Games Played 5
    • Kicks 12.2
    • Handballs 9.2
    • Disposals 21.4
    • Marks 4.6
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 3.6
    • Goals 1.0
    • AFL Fantasy 89.0

2014 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 16 Geelong Cats Rd 1
Handballs 15 Geelong Cats Rd 1
Disposals 31 Geelong Cats Rd 1
Marks 6 GWS Giants Rd 5
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 5 St Kilda Rd 4
Goals 3 GWS Giants Rd 5
AFL Fantasy 108 Geelong Cats Rd 1

2014 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Geelong Cats L 119 - 81 16 15 31 5 0 0 2 5 0 1 108
2 Port Adelaide L 127 - 73 9 5 14 3 0 2 0 1 0 0 52
3 Sydney Swans L 71 - 134 13 8 21 5 0 1 0 5 0 0 91
4 St Kilda W 50 - 136 9 13 22 4 0 2 0 5 2 0 99
5 GWS Giants W 137 - 72 14 5 19 6 0 2 1 2 3 0 95
6 Western Bulldogs - - - - - - - - - - -
7 Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
9 Collingwood - - - - - - - - - - -
10 Carlton - - - - - - - - - - -
11 Gold Coast Suns - - - - - - - - - - -
12 Fremantle - - - - - - - - - - -
13 North Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
14 Essendon - - - - - - - - - - -
15 Port Adelaide - - - - - - - - - - -
16 GWS Giants - - - - - - - - - - -
17 Hawthorn - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Collingwood - - - - - - - - - - -
19 West Coast Eagles - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Brisbane Lions - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Richmond - - - - - - - - - - -
22 North Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
23 St Kilda - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 2 - L: 3 61 46 107 23 0 7 3 18 5 1 445

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 63
    • Kicks 9.3
    • Handballs 8.2
    • Disposals 17.5
    • Marks 3.9
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 3.5
    • Goals 0.8
    • AFL Fantasy 74.4

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 22 Fremantle Rd 20, 2012
Handballs 23 Geelong Cats Rd 18, 2012
Disposals 37 Fremantle Rd 20, 2012
Marks 11 Geelong Cats Rd 21, 2011
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 8 Port Adelaide Rd 15, 2012
Goals 4 Geelong Cats Rd 17, 2013
AFL Fantasy 139 Fremantle Rd 20, 2012

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2014 Adelaide Crows 61 46 107 23 0 7 3 18 5 1 445
2013 Adelaide Crows 146 132 278 72 0 21 9 44 11 3 1157
2012 Adelaide Crows 230 215 445 91 0 27 13 90 15 10 1841
2011 Adelaide Crows 146 125 271 62 0 16 8 66 18 8 1246

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

AFL Adelaide Crows: 50 games, v Richmond, Round 12, 2013

Q&A

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

What’s the funniest sledge you’ve heard on the field?
“The biggest crime in footy is that I’m not allowed to mark my own kicks!!”

Who would you least like to pair up with in the boxing ring during training?
Matthew Jaensch, because I’d be laughing the whole time

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

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

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

Outside of footy, what would be your dream job?
Actor

If you could appear on any reality show, which one would you choose?
Survivor (so I could beat Jaenschy!)

Who has the best taste in music at the club and why?
Taylor Walker

Who has the worst and why?
Brodie Smith, because he sings along!

What meal is your speciality to cook?
Chicken wraps

What is your favourite TV football show?
Before The Game

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

Who is the worst dressed?
Ricky Henderson

Who is the most skilful all-round sportsman at the club?
Jared Petrenko

What is your favourite way to spend a day off?
Coffee then dog park and lunch with the family

Who was your childhood celebrity crush?
Brooke Burke

Which of your teammates fancies himself as a celebrity?
Tom Lynch

Who is your funniest teammate at the club and why?
Dougie, because I can’t understand him!

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

Which teammate would struggle to turn a computer on?
Me!

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