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On this day: Thommo's half ton

Ball magnet midfielder Scott Thompson’s set a modern-day AFL record on this day five seasons ago

7:30am Aug 20, 2016

Scott happy out of the spotlight

Scott Thompson isn't comfortable in the spotlight

2:52pm Jul 16, 2016

Steely Scott's journey to the top

Scott Thompson decided at age nine that he was going to be an AFL footballer

1:33pm Jul 15, 2016

Latest Player Video

Thommo 300: Bloopers

3:10pm  Jul 14, 2016

Scott Thompson 300 Games Presser

1:28pm  Jul 12, 2016

Senior List

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Scott
Thompson

Height
184 cm
DOB
14-03-1983
Weight
86 kg
Debut
2001
Games
2016
20
Career
305
Goals
2016
3
Career
161
2016 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
1914
Avg
96
ScottThompson

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior Clubs: North Haven/Port Adelaide
AFL Clubs: Melbourne
Debut: v St Kilda, Round 10, 2001
Recruited from: Port Adelaide (SANFL)/Melbourne
Brownlow Votes: 150

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Despite an injury-interrupted pre-season, Thompson maintained his status as one of the elite inside midfielders of the competition in 2015. The evergreen onballer averaged 26.7 possessions, seven clearances and six tackles. He won the Phillip Walsh Medal for best on ground in Adelaide’s emotional Round 16 Showdown win, and finished seventh in the Crows Club Champion award despite missing the opening two games. Signed a one-year contract extension and is on track to join the illustrious group of players to reach 300 career AFL games. Part of Adelaide's seven-man leadership group for 2016.

Season by Season

Season by Season

The two-time best-and-fairest winner continued to play a leading role in the Crows midfield in 2014. The durable Crow’s streak of 99 consecutive games came to an end in Round 20 as a result of a nagging back-related hamstring injury. Despite missing or being substituted out of a handful of matches, Thompson ranked third at the Club in total possessions (519) and also contested possessions (224). He was second at Adelaide and top-20 in the AFL in clearances (118), and third in tackles (86). Led the Crows Club Champion count prior to his hamstring injury and finished sixth overall. Celebrated his 250th AFL game against Greater Western Sydney in Round Five. A member of the six-man leadership group for Season 2015.

Season by Season

The two-time Crows Club Champion showed great resilience to play every game in 2013. Whilst below his All-Australian best of 2012, Thompson still led Adelaide in total disposals (543), clearances (111), tackles (108) and handball receives (191). He also ranked ninth in the AFL in contested possessions (263). The consistent onballer finished the season on a high, racking up 33 disposals in his last two games. Signed a contract extension, which will see him finish his career a Crow.

Season by Season

The 2011 Crows Club Champion enjoyed another superb season in 2012. Thompson ranked fourth in the AFL for total disposals (651), third in contested possessions (319) and second in clearances (158). He received external recognition for the first time in his brilliant career, named the ruck-rover of the All-Australian team and finishing equal-fourth in the Brownlow Medal with a Club-record 26 votes.

Season by Season

The consistent onballer took his game to another level in 2011, winning the Crows Club Champion award in a landslide and being included in the initial All-Australian squad. The prolific ball winner averaged 31 possessions, ranking second in the competition for total disposals and 10th in clearances. Thompson racked up a record-breaking 51 disposals against Gold Coast in Round 22 - the second-most disposals in AFL history.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2016 Season Average
    Games Played 20
    • Kicks 11.5
    • Handballs 12.7
    • Disposals 24.2
    • Marks 3.2
    • Hit-Outs 0.2
    • Tackles 7.1
    • Goals 0.2
    • AFL Fantasy 95.7

2016 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 18 Richmond Rd 3
Handballs 20 Hawthorn Rd 5
Disposals 33 Hawthorn Rd 5
Marks 7 Fremantle Rd 21
Hit-outs 1 Port Adelaide Rd 22
Tackles 12 West Coast Eagles Rd 12
Goals 2 Richmond Rd 3
AFL Fantasy 126 Hawthorn Rd 5

2016 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 North Melbourne L 107 - 97 15 15 30 3 0 2 2 2 0 1 89
2 Port Adelaide W 144 - 86 12 17 29 3 1 2 1 10 0 0 119
3 Richmond W 92 - 128 18 10 28 5 0 2 4 7 2 0 119
4 Sydney Swans W 113 - 103 9 18 27 3 0 1 0 10 0 0 113
5 Hawthorn L 112 - 109 13 20 33 6 1 3 1 7 0 0 126
6 Fremantle W 97 - 64 13 17 30 2 0 0 2 3 0 0 85
7 Western Bulldogs L 123 - 108 7 9 16 2 0 0 6 9 0 0 63
8 Geelong Cats L 72 - 98 10 10 20 3 0 1 1 5 0 0 77
9 Gold Coast Suns W 74 - 149 8 14 22 3 0 1 1 3 0 0 71
10 GWS Giants W 107 - 85 8 14 22 3 0 1 2 5 0 0 76
11 St Kilda W 133 - 45 - - - - - - - - - - -
12 West Coast Eagles W 76 - 105 13 11 24 2 0 1 2 12 0 0 110
14 North Melbourne W 100 - 67 10 14 24 2 0 1 1 9 0 0 98
15 Melbourne W 98 - 120 10 8 18 0 0 1 1 9 0 0 80
16 Carlton W 47 - 107 10 10 20 3 0 3 2 9 0 0 92
17 Collingwood W 97 - 69 12 10 22 3 0 2 0 9 0 1 104
18 Geelong Cats L 85 - 55 10 8 18 3 0 1 1 7 0 0 81
19 Essendon W 143 - 61 12 17 29 4 0 1 1 6 0 0 104
20 Brisbane Lions W 177 - 39 - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Fremantle W 70 - 142 14 12 26 7 0 1 0 7 1 0 122
22 Port Adelaide W 94 - 109 12 10 22 3 1 2 2 3 0 1 75
23 West Coast Eagles L 71 - 100 14 9 23 4 0 2 0 9 0 0 110
FW1 North Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 16 - L: 6 230 253 483 64 3 28 30 141 3 3 1914

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 305
    • Kicks 12.3
    • Handballs 11.2
    • Disposals 23.5
    • Marks 4.3
    • Hit-Outs 0.2
    • Tackles 4.6
    • Goals 0.5
    • AFL Fantasy 90.9

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 26 Port Adelaide Rd 5, 2012
Handballs 30 Gold Coast Suns Rd 22, 2011
Disposals 51 Gold Coast Suns Rd 22, 2011
Marks 12 Geelong Cats Rd 11, 2007
Hit-outs 3 Geelong Cats Rd 11, 2007
Tackles 14 Fremantle Rd 9, 2015
Goals 6 Richmond Rd 11, 2008
AFL Fantasy 153 West Coast Eagles Rd 9, 2008

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2016 Adelaide Crows 230 253 483 64 3 28 30 141 3 3 1914
2015 Adelaide Crows 248 313 561 69 1 31 41 127 8 4 2046
2014 Adelaide Crows 257 262 519 69 2 19 22 86 3 7 1826
2013 Adelaide Crows 293 250 543 95 3 25 44 108 8 9 2049
2012 Adelaide Crows 410 327 737 108 7 37 61 119 10 15 2620
2011 Adelaide Crows 343 330 673 93 2 28 45 119 8 6 2393
2010 Adelaide Crows 276 261 537 84 2 22 31 100 12 9 2014
2009 Adelaide Crows 253 352 605 114 2 32 25 99 11 10 2236
2008 Adelaide Crows 302 254 556 114 5 36 31 109 16 10 2246
2007 Adelaide Crows 309 271 580 132 9 20 29 101 16 16 2323
2006 Adelaide Crows 280 191 471 135 5 25 27 86 22 10 2062
2005 Adelaide Crows 267 166 433 107 6 24 35 96 27 17 1942
2004 Melbourne 116 72 188 56 11 7 12 46 8 4 878
2003 Melbourne 82 84 166 34 4 7 15 32 5 3 643
2002 Melbourne 33 16 49 15 1 2 3 11 2 1 227
2001 Melbourne 51 27 78 19 4 4 7 8 2 1 296

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 Geelong, Round 12, 2005
100 AFL Games:
v Hawthorn, Round 14, 2007
150 AFL Games:
v Collingwood, Round 19, 2009
200 AFL Games: v Western Bulldogs, Round Two, 2012
250 AFL Games: v Greater Western Sydney, Round Five, 2014
250 AFC Games: v Sydney, Round Four, 2016
300 AFL Games: v Collingwood, Round 17, 2016

Awards

CLUB AWARDS

Runner-up Club Champion
2010

Club Champion
2011
2012

Chelsea Phillis Coaches' Award
2011

19th Man Award
2011

Life Membership
2014

AFL AWARDS

All Australian
2012

International Rules Series
2008

Phillip Walsh Medallist (Showdown Medal)
2015, Round 16

Q&A

Nickname: Thommo

Best piece of advice your mother gave you: Have good manners

If you weren’t a footballer, what would you like to be: Pro surfer

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

Morning or evening person: Both

Favourite timeslot to play in: Saturday arvo/night

Favourite TV caller/commentator: Brian Taylor

Worst injury: Part of my kneecap removed

How many text messages do you send a day: A few

Best concert you’ve been to: U2

Where did you holiday after last season: Bali

Favourite sport other than football: Surf life saving

What sport would you like to compete in at the 2016 Olympics: 100m sprint

Can you change a spare tyre: Yes

Do you iron your own shirts: If it needs it

Do you believe in UFOs: No

Any special hobbies or interests: Fishing

What do you have that is of great value to you, but no one else: Not a lot