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VB the new recruit

Nathan van Berlo will be like a new recruit next season after the captain missed Adelaide's entire 2014 campaign

3:28pm Nov 10, 2014

Stars back VB as skipper

Acting co-captains Rory Sloane & Patrick Dangerfield have backed Nathan van Berlo to stay on as skipper

11:25am Sep 10, 2014

Team results to decide van Berlo's fate

Nathan van Berlo's immediate playing future will depend on how Adelaide fares in the next month

9:57am Jul 12, 2014

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Nathan
van Berlo

CAPTAIN

Height
184 cm
DOB
06-06-1986
Weight
82 kg
Debut
2005
Games
2014
0
Career
182
Goals
2014
0
Career
64
2014 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
0
Avg
0
Nathanvan Berlo

Player Bio

At A Glance

Junior Clubs: Whitford (WA)
Clubs: Adelaide
Debut: v Port Adelaide, round 3, 2005
Recruited from: West Perth (WA)
Brownlow Votes: 17

The captain was used in a variety of roles throughout in 2013. His run of 68 consecutive games came to an end in Round Four because of a leg injury, which cost him three matches. Van Berlo’s best performances of the year came when he played his accustomed run-with role, with the hard-working midfielder claiming the scalps of players like Brent Harvey and Stephen Hill. Signed a contract extension, tying him to Adelaide until 2016.

Season by season

The skipper returned to his former role as a run-with midfielder in 2012 and succeeded in nullifying some of the game’s most damaging players. Van Berlo laid more tackles than any other Crow (126), ranked 14th in the AFL and finished fifth at the Club in total disposals (455). He also kicked 13 goals, including clutch goals against Essendon and also Hawthorn in the Preliminary Final. Notched up his 150th game against North Melbourne in Round 13.

Season by season

Van Berlo set a strong example in a difficult first year as captain, finishing runner-up to Scott Thompson in the best and fairest award. The hard-working onballer was used at half-back in the middle part of the season, but played his best football when restored to the midfield in the latter rounds. He made a stand in the first match following long-serving coach Neil Craig’s resignation, claiming the Showdown Medal for best on ground against Port Adelaide in round 19.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2014 Season Average
    Games Played 0
    • Kicks 0.0
    • Handballs 0.0
    • Disposals 0.0
    • Marks 0.0
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 0.0
    • Goals 0.0
    • AFL Fantasy 0.0

2014 Highlights

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

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 - - - - - - - - - - -
16 GWS Giants W 72 - 140 - - - - - - - - - - -
17 Hawthorn L 92 - 104 - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Collingwood W 82 - 98 - - - - - - - - - - -
19 West Coast Eagles L 105 - 136 - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Brisbane Lions W 63 - 168 - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Richmond L 69 - 79 - - - - - - - - - - -
22 North Melbourne L 101 - 94 - - - - - - - - - - -
23 St Kilda W 141 - 62 - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 11 - L: 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 182
    • Kicks 9.5
    • Handballs 8.9
    • Disposals 18.4
    • Marks 4.4
    • Hit-Outs 0.4
    • Tackles 3.3
    • Goals 0.4
    • AFL Fantasy 74.0

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 20 GWS Giants Rd 4, 2012
Handballs 26 West Coast Eagles Rd 21, 2009
Disposals 40 Carlton Rd 18, 2008
Marks 12 Geelong Cats Rd 11, 2007
Hit-outs 6 Geelong Cats Rd 11, 2007
Tackles 13 Collingwood Rd 9, 2012
Goals 2 Gold Coast Suns Rd 23, 2012
AFL Fantasy 146 Carlton Rd 18, 2008

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2014 Adelaide Crows 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 Adelaide Crows 209 114 323 69 2 19 29 62 8 9 1301
2012 Adelaide Crows 293 162 455 105 1 17 23 126 13 11 2060
2011 Adelaide Crows 282 236 518 126 12 19 19 76 12 12 2058
2010 Adelaide Crows 182 205 387 110 11 16 18 62 5 4 1541
2009 Adelaide Crows 164 292 456 104 4 14 15 61 5 5 1640
2008 Adelaide Crows 234 251 485 110 13 29 17 83 8 12 1917
2007 Adelaide Crows 219 215 434 97 20 28 17 76 7 12 1733
2006 Adelaide Crows 143 110 253 58 3 22 7 44 5 5 1038
2005 Adelaide Crows 44 28 72 20 0 5 6 11 1 2 287

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

150 AFL games: v North Melbourne, round 13, 2012

Awards

Club Awards

Dr Brian Sando OAM Trophy
2014

Emerging Talent Award
2005

Q&A

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

What’s the funniest sledge you’ve heard on the field?
Anything from Daniel Talia

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

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?
“At Geelong...”

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

If you could draft any player into your team, who would it be?
Nathan Fyfe

Outside of footy, what would be your dream job?
Pro Surfer

If you could appear on any reality show, which one would you choose?
The Bachelor

Who has the best taste in music at the club and why?
Matthew Robran, I love walking past when he’s in the gym to hear his tunes

Who has the worst and why?
Charlie Cameron, shocking beats!

What meal is your speciality to cook?
Risotto

What is your favourite TV football show?
Marngrook Footy Show

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

Who is the worst dressed?
Jaenschy

Who is the most skilful all-round sportsman at the club?
Tom Lynch

What is your favourite way to spend a day off?
Down at the beach

Who was your childhood celebrity crush?
Elle Macpherson

Which of your teammates fancies himself as a celebrity?
Patrick Dangerfield

Who is your funniest teammate at the club and why?
Rory Laird, he doesn’t say much but when he does it’s gold!

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?
Sam Siggins

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