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SANFL: Menzel to make return

Livewire forward Troy Menzel is among the inclusions for Saturday's SANFL clash with Glenelg

5:40pm Jun 1, 2017

Menzel can make impact

Adelaide believes Troy Menzel is ripe to make an impact with the Club after an interrupted first year as a Crow

1:12pm Mar 10, 2017

Three burning JLT questions

With the JLT Community Series set to kick off on Thursday, football fans are full optimism and curiosity

10:19am Feb 15, 2017

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187 cm
84 kg

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At a Glance

Junior clubs: Golden Grove (SA)/Central District
AFL clubs: Carlton
Recruited from: Carlton
AFL debut: v Port Adelaide, Round Eight, 2013
Brownlow votes: -

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A lack of continuity prevented Menzel from breaking into Adelaide’s senior side. He made his Crows debut in the NAB Challenge clash with Fremantle in Albany, but was unable to carry consistent SANFL form with multiple concussions and a stop-start State League fixture contributing factors. Showed glimpses of his potential including a match-winning three-goal performance from 21 possessions in the SANFL Elimination Final at Adelaide Oval. The classy half-forward/wingman hit the scoreboard in all but three of his 16 State League matches and will be looking to break into Adelaide’s AFL team next season.

Season by Season

Season by Season

The talented South Australian returned to Adelaide and joined the Crows in the 2015 Trade Period. Originally recruited by Carlton with pick No.11 in the 2012 National Draft, Menzel kicked 47 goals in 40 games with the Blues. A left-footer with genuine x-factor, Menzel has the ability to change a game in a matter of moments. Played predominantly as a forward with the Blues, but wants to build his fitness and potentially move through the midfield at Adelaide.


By the numbers

  • 2018 Season Average
    Games Played
    • Kicks
    • Handballs
    • Disposals
    • Marks
    • Hit-Outs
    • Tackles
    • Goals
    • AFL Fantasy

2018 Highlights

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

2018 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
TOTAL W: 0 - L: 0

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 44
    • Kicks 6.4
    • Handballs 2.5
    • Disposals 9.0
    • Marks 3.2
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 1.8
    • Goals 1.2
    • AFL Fantasy 47.8

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 13 Geelong Cats Rd 8, 2015
Handballs 7 Adelaide Crows Rd 10, 2015
Disposals 17 Richmond Rd 1, 2015
Marks 8 St Kilda Rd 16, 2014
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 5 Essendon Rd 4, 2017
Goals 4 Geelong Cats Rd 8, 2015
AFL Fantasy 98 Geelong Cats Rd 8, 2015

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF


Frees For
Frees Against
AFL Fantasy points


Nickname: Menz

Best piece of advice your mother gave you: Be respectful

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

Do you have a saying or motto that you live your life by: If you’re not first, you’re last

If you could ask someone to be your mentor, who would it be: Dennis Armfield

Morning or evening person: Morning

Favourite timeslot to play in: Friday night

Favourite footy journalist: Hamish McLachlan

Favourite TV caller/commentator: Basil Zempilas

Worst injury: ACL

How many text messages do you send a day: 26

Three phone apps you can’t live without: Instagram, Facebook, Spotify

Favourite Twitter account you follow: The Local Footballer

Most embarrassing song in your iTunes: MMMBop

Best concert you’ve been to: Avici

Where did you holiday after last season: Bali

Favourite sport other than football: Golf/tennis

What sport would you like to compete in at the 2016 Olympics: Marathon

Can you change a spare tyre: Yes

Do you iron your own shirts: Not since I moved home

Favourite restaurant: Sporting Globe

Do you believe in UFOs: Yes

What three items would you take to a desert island: Boat, fuel, a friend

Any special hobbies or interests: Golf

Three famous people you would like to meet: Leonardo DiCaprio, Margot Robbie, Dan Bilzerian

What do you have that is of great value to you, but no one else: My mouth guard