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Brad Crouch News

O’Brien tops Round 12 coaches’ votes

Ruckman recognised for his performance against GWS

7:58pm Jun 10, 2019

Crouch leads Crows' coaches votes

Midfielder shares top honours in voting from Adelaide's win in Darwin

6:10pm Jun 3, 2019

So nervous, pretty fatigued: Crouch

Brad Crouch reflects on the goal that put the Crows ahead

8:16pm Jun 2, 2019

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Brad Crouch Post-Match: R11

12:18am  Jun 2, 2019

Brad Crouch Post-Match EF

11:36pm  Sep 10, 2016

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Brad
Crouch

Height
186 cm
DOB
14-01-1994
Weight
85 kg
Debut
2013
Games
2019
17
Career
78
Goals
2019
9
Career
30
2019 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
1888
Avg
111
BradCrouch

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior clubs: Beaufort (Vic)/North Ballarat U18
AFL Debut: v Brisbane Lions, Round Two, 2013
Recruited from: North Ballarat (Vic)
Brownlow votes: 10

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Crouch played a personal best 20 games in 2017, missing only one match with a fractured cheekbone from Round Five onwards. The competitive midfielder averaged a career-high 28 disposals, seven tackles, six clearances and four inside 50ms. He also rediscovered his run and burst from stoppage, averaging 354 metres gained and kicking eight goals. Crouch was one of Adelaide’s best-performed players across the finals series. He polled 11 votes to finish fourth in the Gary Ayres award for the League’s top finals performer as voted by the coaches. The former Rising Star runner-up ranked second at Adelaide for tackles (137), third for clearances (119) and contested possessions (253) and fourth for total disposals (561). Notched up his 50th AFL game against Hawthorn in Round 14.

Season by Season

Season by Season

Finished the season strongly after an injury-interrupted start to the year. Crouch started the season in the AFL but was left out of Adelaide’s Round Three clash with Richmond due to a hamstring injury. Returned to confront the Western Bulldogs and Geelong the following month but was sent back to the SANFL to recapture his best form. The tough midfielder produced a string of dominant State League performances to force his way back into the senior side by Round 14 and didn’t look back, playing every game for the remainder of the season. Showed his grunt and class around the ball averaging 25 disposals through his last 12 games, including a season-high 34 possessions in Round 20 against Brisbane. Signed a four-year contract extension that will keep him at West Lakes until at least the end of 2020.

Season by Season

Crouch was unable to add to his AFL games tally in 2015 because of a persistent foot injury sustained in a NAB Challenge game in March. The skilful midfielder made two SANFL appearances in the middle of the year, but was eventually ruled out for the remainder of the season after experiencing more foot soreness. A key member of Adelaide’s engine room, Crouch will be hoping for an injury-free 2016 to help him deliver on the promise he showed as runner-up in the 2013 NAB Rising Star award.  

Season by Season

The 2013 Rising Star runner-up endured a frustrating 2014. Crouch recovered from a pre-season Achilles injury to line up in Round One, but was forced back onto the sidelines when he fractured his leg in the Showdown the next week. After a tough three months out of the game, the skilful young midfielder returned to help Adelaide to victory against Port Adelaide in Round 15. He showcased his enormous potential in the last nine games of the season, polling more Club Champion votes than any other Crow with the exception of runner-up Rory Sloane.

Season by Season

Crouch lived up to the hype in his debut AFL season, finishing runner-up in the 2013 Rising Star. A hamstring injury cost the talented young midfielder a month on the sidelines early in the year, but he returned to play a total of 14 games, emerging as Adelaide’s best-performed midfielder in the second half of the season. In the last 10 games, Crouch ranked first at the Club in disposals (266) and handball receives (115), second in tackles (47), third in marks (50) and fourth in clearances (40), contested possessions (88) and hard ball-gets (30). His numbers also stacked up with the AFL’s best. From Round 14 onwards, the Ballarat product ranked 12th – level with Brownlow Medallist Gary Ablett – in the competition for total disposals, averaging 26.6 possessions per game. Won Adelaide's award for Emerging Talent.

Season by Season

Ineligible for AFL selection in 2012, Crouch developed his game at SANFL club, West Adelaide. A hamstring injury caused him to miss almost two months of football early in the season, but he returned to be part of the Bloods' finals campaign. The talented midfielder got a taste of AFL against Brisbane during pre-season after the League granted him permission to play in the NAB Cup.
 

Season by Season

Adelaide moved swiftly to secure promising midfielder Crouch, who was eligible to join an AFL club as part of Greater Western Sydney’s 17-year-old ‘mini-draft’. Tough and skilful, the prolific onballer earned All Australian honours at the Under-18 Championships. The North Ballarat teenager, who turned 18 in January, won’t be available for AFL selection until 2013 and will spend his first season at West Lakes developing his game with SANFL club West Adelaide.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2019 Season Average
    Games Played 17
    • Kicks 16.0
    • Handballs 14.8
    • Disposals 30.8
    • Marks 3.4
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 5.1
    • Goals 0.5
    • AFL Fantasy 111.1

2019 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 27 Richmond Rd 13
Handballs 23 Gold Coast Suns Rd 5
Disposals 43 Richmond Rd 13
Marks 6 Brisbane Lions Rd 9
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 16 Gold Coast Suns Rd 17
Goals 3 Melbourne Rd 11
AFL Fantasy 132 Brisbane Lions Rd 9

2019 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Hawthorn L 55 - 87 13 15 28 6 0 2 0 2 2 0 109
2 Sydney Swans W 62 - 88 15 11 26 5 0 1 0 5 1 0 109
3 Geelong Cats L 75 - 99 18 17 35 4 0 0 1 6 1 1 128
4 North Melbourne L 71 - 59 7 17 24 2 0 0 0 4 1 0 83
5 Gold Coast Suns W 119 - 46 13 23 36 1 0 2 0 6 0 0 114
6 St Kilda W 68 - 97 17 13 30 5 0 2 0 2 0 0 102
7 Fremantle W 51 - 34 11 20 31 2 0 1 1 4 0 0 93
8 Port Adelaide W 68 - 88 10 20 30 1 0 0 1 6 0 1 95
9 Brisbane Lions L 93 - 92 18 14 32 6 0 3 0 7 0 1 132
10 West Coast Eagles L 73 - 85 26 13 39 2 0 0 1 1 0 1 112
11 Melbourne W 88 - 90 21 8 29 3 0 1 0 5 3 0 127
12 GWS Giants W 82 - 61 15 15 30 2 0 0 0 3 1 2 101
13 Richmond W 101 - 68 27 16 43 3 0 1 1 2 0 1 129
15 Geelong Cats L 96 - 69 18 9 27 4 0 1 1 5 0 2 104
16 Port Adelaide L 44 - 101 14 9 23 5 0 0 1 5 0 0 92
17 Gold Coast Suns W 56 - 151 10 15 25 2 0 0 1 16 0 1 128
18 Essendon L 75 - 96 19 16 35 4 0 0 0 7 0 1 130
19 Carlton - - - - - - - - - - -
20 St Kilda - - - - - - - - - - -
21 West Coast Eagles - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Collingwood - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Western Bulldogs - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 9 - L: 8 272 251 523 57 0 14 8 86 9 11 1888

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 78
    • Kicks 12.1
    • Handballs 14.4
    • Disposals 26.5
    • Marks 2.9
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 5.7
    • Goals 0.4
    • AFL Fantasy 98.3

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 27 Richmond Rd 13, 2019
Handballs 29 West Coast Eagles Rd 23, 2017
Disposals 43 Richmond Rd 13, 2019
Marks 7 Collingwood Rd 16, 2013
Hit-outs 1 Brisbane Lions Rd 20, 2014
Tackles 16 Gold Coast Suns Rd 17, 2019
Goals 3 Melbourne Rd 11, 2019
AFL Fantasy 133 Geelong Cats PF, 2017

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2019 Adelaide Crows 272 251 523 57 0 14 8 86 9 11 1888
2018 Adelaide Crows 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 Adelaide Crows 237 324 561 56 0 25 14 137 8 10 2116
2016 Adelaide Crows 155 213 368 26 0 15 20 102 4 1 1357
2015 Adelaide Crows 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 Adelaide Crows 125 147 272 26 1 8 6 61 5 6 1018
2013 Adelaide Crows 158 185 343 61 0 9 8 62 4 5 1289

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 Hawthorn, Round 14, 2017

Awards

AFL Awards

Rising Star Runner-up
2013

Club Awards

Players' Trademark Award
2017

Emerging Talent Award
2013

Q&A

Nickname: Crouchy

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

Morning or evening person: Evening

Favourite timeslot to play in: Day game

Favourite footy journalist: Mark Robinson

Favourite TV caller/commentator: Bruce McAvaney

Worst injury: Broken foot

How many text messages do you send a day: 10

Three phone apps you can’t live without: Sportsbet, Instagram, Twitter

Most embarrassing song in your iTunes: Girls Just Want To Have Fun

Best concert you’ve been to: Kanye West

Where did you holiday after last season: Vietnam, Thailand

Favourite sport other than football: Cricket

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

Can you change a spare tyre: Yes

Do you iron your own shirts: No

Favourite restaurant: Parisi’s

Do you believe in UFOs: No

What three items would you take to a desert island: Phone, lighter, blanket

Three famous people you would like to meet: Conor McGregor, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, Gerard Butler