Main content

Patrick Dangerfield News

Iron Man Patty

Patrick Dangerfield has been crowned the joint winner of the recent Iron Man Sports Star Challenge

10:35am Jan 16, 2015

Dangerfield vs Talia

AFL Media investigate who they believe is Adelaide's most important player

12:00pm Jan 2, 2015

My Draft Day: Patrick Dangerfield

Patrick Dangerfield says it was surreal when the Crows called his name at the 2007 National Draft

10:30am Nov 25, 2014

Latest Player Video

Behind The Scenes: Danger & Bruce

9:36am  Sep 12, 2014

Last time we met: GWS R5, 2014

10:38am  Jul 2, 2014

Highlights R15: Danger's day out

6:57pm  Jun 29, 2014

Senior List

32

Patrick
Dangerfield

Height
185 cm
DOB
05-04-1990
Weight
90 kg
Debut
2008
Games
2014
22
Career
131
Goals
2014
17
Career
142
2014 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
2035
Avg
92
PatrickDangerfield

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior Clubs: Anglesea/Geelong U18s
Clubs: Adelaide
Debut: v Essendon, round 20, 2008
Recruited from: Geelong Falcons
Brownlow Votes: 75

Dangerfield overcame close attention from opposition taggers as well as niggling injuries to emerge as Adelaide’s match-winner on a number of occasions in 2014. The two-time All Australian ranked No.1 in the AFL for contested possessions (341), third for clearances (140) and hard-ball gets (146), and fourth for inside 50ms (104). He also led the Crows for total disposals. Dangerfield finished fifth in the Brownlow Medal and placed third in the Crows Club Champion award. He was selected to represent Australia for the second time in the International Rules series. Dangerfield shared the acting captaincy duties with Rory Sloane in 2014 and is part of the leadership group for 2015.

Season by Season

Season by Season

Backed up a superb 2012 with another outstanding season, earning All-Australian selection for a second straight year. Dangerfield split his time between the midfield and the injury-hit forward line, starring wherever he played. Despite missing three games through injury and copping a heavy tag most weeks, the damaging Crow ranked fourth in the AFL for centre clearances and hardball-gets, and seventh in contested possessions. He also slotted 31 goals to finish runner-up in Adelaide’s goalkicking. Dangerfield finished top-five in the Brownlow Medal and equal-third in the Crows Club Champion award.

Season by Season

Dangerfield established himself as an elite player of the competition in 2012, earning All-Australian selection and finishing seventh in the Brownlow Medal. The game-breaking onballer relished a full-time role in the Crows’ engine room, ranking 10th in the League in total disposals (600), second in contested possession (361), fourth in clearances (147) and first in hard-ball gets (184). The emerging leader signed a new contract in 2012 and will be a vital part of the team going forward.

Season by Season

Dangerfield pushed up the ground to play a more prominent midfield role in his fourth season at the Club. The line-breaking ball winner enjoyed the extra minutes in Adelaide’s engine room, averaging a career-best 17 disposals per game. The 21-year-old also had an impact on the scoreboard, kicking 23 goals to finish third in the Club’s goalkicking. The Crows contested-ball king picked up a season-high 31 possessions against Richmond in Round 23 and has been included in the senior leadership group for 2012.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2014 Season Average
    Games Played 22
    • Kicks 12.5
    • Handballs 12.4
    • Disposals 24.9
    • Marks 3.4
    • Hit-Outs 1.3
    • Tackles 3.5
    • Goals 0.8
    • AFL Fantasy 92.5

2014 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 21 Collingwood Rd 9
Handballs 27 Hawthorn Rd 17
Disposals 41 Hawthorn Rd 17
Marks 7 North Melbourne Rd 22
Hit-outs 4 GWS Giants Rd 5
Tackles 8 Collingwood Rd 9
Goals 5 GWS Giants Rd 5
AFL Fantasy 149 GWS Giants Rd 5

2014 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Geelong Cats L 119 - 81 8 13 21 2 1 1 2 1 2 0 68
2 Port Adelaide L 127 - 73 8 9 17 3 1 0 0 7 0 0 80
3 Sydney Swans L 71 - 134 12 11 23 3 2 2 1 2 1 1 83
4 St Kilda W 50 - 136 8 11 19 5 0 0 1 7 1 0 92
5 GWS Giants W 137 - 72 19 14 33 7 4 3 0 1 5 2 149
6 Western Bulldogs W 83 - 92 11 17 28 3 1 3 2 7 0 1 103
7 Melbourne L 67 - 70 15 10 25 2 0 0 0 4 2 2 101
9 Collingwood W 76 - 55 21 11 32 4 1 5 0 8 0 0 135
10 Carlton L 81 - 76 12 13 25 3 0 0 1 1 0 2 74
11 Gold Coast Suns W 109 - 77 15 11 26 3 2 2 0 3 0 1 93
12 Fremantle L 90 - 50 8 10 18 5 0 1 0 0 1 0 66
13 North Melbourne W 109 - 73 14 9 23 2 0 3 0 1 0 0 73
14 Essendon L 101 - 92 5 16 21 2 3 1 0 4 1 0 79
15 Port Adelaide W 99 - 76 13 19 32 2 3 3 0 4 1 2 113
16 GWS Giants W 72 - 140 10 12 22 5 2 1 5 0 0 3 60
17 Hawthorn L 92 - 104 14 27 41 2 0 3 0 6 0 3 132
18 Collingwood W 82 - 98 15 11 26 4 2 0 3 4 0 1 89
19 West Coast Eagles L 105 - 136 10 16 26 2 1 1 0 2 1 0 84
20 Brisbane Lions W 63 - 168 16 5 21 5 0 1 0 1 1 1 85
21 Richmond L 69 - 79 15 9 24 1 2 1 1 7 0 1 95
22 North Melbourne L 101 - 94 13 6 19 7 3 1 1 3 0 2 87
23 St Kilda W 141 - 62 14 12 26 2 0 2 2 5 1 0 94
TOTAL W: 11 - L: 11 276 272 548 74 28 34 19 78 17 22 2035

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 131
    • Kicks 10.9
    • Handballs 9.3
    • Disposals 20.1
    • Marks 3.4
    • Hit-Outs 0.7
    • Tackles 3.0
    • Goals 1.1
    • AFL Fantasy 79.9

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 28 Port Adelaide Rd 5, 2012
Handballs 27 Hawthorn Rd 17, 2014
Disposals 41 Hawthorn Rd 17, 2014
Marks 9 GWS Giants Rd 7, 2013
Hit-outs 6 Melbourne Rd 22, 2013
Tackles 10 Gold Coast Suns Rd 22, 2011
Goals 6 Gold Coast Suns Rd 8, 2011
AFL Fantasy 149 GWS Giants Rd 5, 2014

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2015 Adelaide Crows 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 Adelaide Crows 276 272 548 74 28 34 19 78 17 22 2035
2013 Adelaide Crows 302 164 466 84 48 36 20 64 31 18 1970
2012 Adelaide Crows 390 277 667 106 8 45 26 77 23 9 2472
2011 Adelaide Crows 204 171 375 64 1 36 22 72 23 13 1556
2010 Adelaide Crows 140 158 298 52 3 23 18 57 26 19 1267
2009 Adelaide Crows 106 167 273 57 0 13 14 47 21 19 1127
2008 Adelaide Crows 6 6 12 4 0 1 2 2 1 1 52

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

50 AFL Games: v Collingwood, Round Nine, 2011
100 AFL Games: v Sydney Swans, Round 11, 2013

Awards

AFL AWARDS

All Australian
2012
2013

International Rules Series
2010
2014

CLUB AWARDS

M.A Bickley award
2009

19th Man award
2012

Runner-up Club Champion
2012

Third place Club Champion
2013 (equal)
2014

Q&A

Your nickname: Danger

One word to describe you: N/A

Favourite player to watch growing up: Chris Judd

Who has had the most influence on your career: Dad and Mum

Toughest individual opponent: Ryan Crowley

Player most likely to fall asleep in a team meeting: Scott Thompson

Thriftiest player at your club: Rory Atkins

The next big thing at your club: Probably Sauce, as Luke Lowden is the tallest at 206cm

The smartest thing you have been told: F#$L doesn’t win – Neil Craig

If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you be: Out in my boat

Do you have any strange phobias: Anything less than a $50

Your can’t-miss TV shows: The Project

Your favourite cartoon as a kid: Captain Planet

If you had to choose another career, what would it be: Paul Worsteling’s career – Fishing Shows

What do you normally eat for breakfast: English breakfast muffin

Your last meal would be: Barramundi

Your favourite holiday destination: Groote Eylandt

In the movie of your life, you’d be played by: Someone hilarious

What are your three essential items: N/A

Most useless thing you have bought: Road bicycle

Best subject at school: Maths

Which big ticket sporting event would you love to attend: Darts