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Eddie Betts News

Betts departs for Blues

Adelaide would like to congratulate and thank Eddie Betts for his outstanding contribution

2:34pm Oct 14, 2019

Season review 2019: Eddie Betts

A look back at Betts' 15th AFL season

4:45pm Sep 16, 2019

Betts secures another goal nomination

Crows forward nominated for Goal of the Year

2:18pm Jun 11, 2019

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The Eddie End

9:40pm  Sep 23, 2019

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Eddie
Betts

Height
174 cm
DOB
26-11-1986
Weight
74 kg
Debut
2005
Games
316
Goals
600
EddieBetts

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior clubs: Templestowe (Vic)/Calder U18s
AFL clubs: Carlton
Recruited from: Carlton
AFL debut: v North Melbourne, Round One, 2005

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Betts left his hometown of Port Lincoln for Melbourne at just 15 years of age to play TAC football for the Calder Cannons, where he went on to represent Victoria at the junior level. He was drafted by Carlton in the 2004 pre-season draft and was quickly recognised as one of the AFL’s best small forwards, averaging 42 goals per season from 2009. In 2013, he moved to Adelaide and led the Club’s goalkicking in his first four seasons, averaging 55 goals. The three-time All Australian celebrated his 100th game for Adelaide in 2018. Betts has four children with wife Anna, after welcoming the birth of twin girls in 2018. The Eddie Betts pocket will be his Adelaide Oval legacy, with the three-time Goal of the Year winner booting two of his winning goals from the left forward pocket.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2019 Season Average
    Games Played 21
    • Kicks 7.4
    • Handballs 4.6
    • Disposals 12.0
    • Marks 2.3
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 2.5
    • Goals 1.8
    • AFL Fantasy 58.7

2019 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 16 Gold Coast Suns Rd 17
Handballs 8 Collingwood Rd 22
Disposals 20 Gold Coast Suns Rd 17
Marks 6 Gold Coast Suns Rd 17
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 5 Melbourne Rd 11
Goals 6 Gold Coast Suns Rd 17
AFL Fantasy 120 Gold Coast Suns Rd 17

2019 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Hawthorn L 55 - 87 6 4 10 3 0 3 1 3 2 0 59
2 Sydney Swans W 62 - 88 7 2 9 1 0 1 2 3 1 1 42
3 Geelong Cats L 75 - 99 8 7 15 2 0 1 2 4 0 1 56
4 North Melbourne L 71 - 59 10 1 11 3 0 0 1 2 3 2 66
5 Gold Coast Suns W 119 - 46 11 3 14 1 0 1 1 2 6 3 87
6 St Kilda W 68 - 97 7 3 10 3 0 2 1 2 2 0 55
7 Fremantle W 51 - 34 7 5 12 2 0 0 0 5 1 2 65
8 Port Adelaide W 68 - 88 7 3 10 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 31
9 Brisbane Lions L 93 - 92 6 4 10 1 0 1 0 2 3 2 58
10 West Coast Eagles L 73 - 85 12 5 17 4 0 0 0 1 2 1 75
11 Melbourne W 88 - 90 8 6 14 1 0 0 1 5 2 0 68
12 GWS Giants W 82 - 61 6 3 9 2 0 1 0 2 2 0 51
13 Richmond W 101 - 68 8 5 13 0 0 0 1 3 2 0 55
15 Geelong Cats L 96 - 69 5 4 9 1 0 1 0 2 0 1 36
16 Port Adelaide L 44 - 101 4 6 10 1 0 1 0 3 0 1 41
17 Gold Coast Suns W 56 - 151 16 4 20 6 0 1 0 2 6 1 120
18 Essendon L 75 - 96 3 6 9 4 0 0 0 2 0 1 42
19 Carlton L 87 - 60 - - - - - - - - - - -
20 St Kilda W 92 - 70 5 6 11 4 0 0 0 2 3 0 65
21 West Coast Eagles L 90 - 80 4 5 9 3 0 0 1 3 1 1 47
22 Collingwood L 48 - 114 7 8 15 3 0 0 1 2 1 0 57
23 Western Bulldogs L 121 - 87 8 6 14 3 0 0 0 2 0 3 56
TOTAL W: 10 - L: 12 155 96 251 49 0 13 12 52 37 21 1232

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 316
    • Kicks 7.6
    • Handballs 4.7
    • Disposals 12.3
    • Marks 2.9
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 3.1
    • Goals 1.9
    • AFL Fantasy 64.7

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 16 Gold Coast Suns Rd 17, 2019
Handballs 14 Richmond Rd 2, 2018
Disposals 27 Essendon Rd 3, 2008
Marks 10 Essendon Rd 3, 2008
Hit-outs 1 Geelong Cats Rd 10, 2008
Tackles 9 Melbourne Rd 6, 2013
Goals 8 Essendon Rd 18, 2011
AFL Fantasy 134 St Kilda Rd 7, 2010

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2019 Adelaide Crows 155 96 251 49 0 13 12 52 37 21 1232
2018 Adelaide Crows 143 96 239 43 0 12 12 50 29 20 1120
2017 Adelaide Crows 210 108 318 78 0 19 28 80 55 34 1699
2016 Adelaide Crows 231 89 320 79 0 29 17 85 75 31 1907
2015 Adelaide Crows 213 99 312 84 0 17 19 65 63 25 1712
2014 Adelaide Crows 167 123 290 53 0 19 16 74 51 22 1501
2013 Carlton 125 85 210 49 0 17 10 61 27 15 1100
2012 Carlton 182 103 285 72 0 26 14 62 48 30 1518
2011 Carlton 176 121 297 89 0 16 16 84 50 22 1663
2010 Carlton 178 140 318 91 0 24 9 76 42 29 1669
2009 Carlton 156 109 265 55 0 13 18 78 38 21 1371
2008 Carlton 143 90 233 61 1 11 9 33 25 10 1069
2007 Carlton 108 94 202 44 1 13 6 66 21 11 1041
2006 Carlton 128 100 228 58 3 18 7 70 20 10 1168
2005 Carlton 86 36 122 17 0 17 8 42 19 12 668

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

Milestones

50 AFL Games: v Melbourne, Round 14, 2007 (Carlton)
100 AFL Games: v Essendon, Round Three, 2010 (Carlton)
150 AFL Games: v Greater Western Sydney, Round Six, 2012
200 AFL Games: v Hawthorn, Round 17, 2014
50 AFC Games: v Hawthorn, Round Five, 2016
250 AFL Games: v Port Adelaide, Round 22, 2016

Awards

Club Awards

Leading Goalkicker
2010 (Carlton)
2012 (Carlton)
2014
2015
2016
2017

Crows Children's Foundation Community Leadership Award
2017

Phil Walsh Best Team Man
2016

Chelsea Phillis Coaches' Award
2014

Club Champion Runner-up
2012 (Carlton Best & Fairest)
2016

AFL Awards

AFL Goal of the Year
2006
2015
2016

Indigenous All Stars representative
2007

International Rules Series
2010
2013
2015

All Australian nominee
2011
2012
2014

All Australian
2015
2016
2017

Pre-season premiership
2007 (Carlton)

Q&A

Nickname: Buttsy

What was your best break in life: Having kids

Best piece of advice your mother gave you: Always be nice

If you weren’t a footballer, what would you like to be: NBA player

Do you have a saying or motto that you live your life by: Don’t make plans, just live every day as if it’s your last

If you could ask someone to be your mentor, who would it be: LeBron James

Morning or evening person: Morning, I have kids

Favourite timeslot to play in: Night

Favourite TV caller/commentator: Bruce McAvaney

Worst injury: Hamstring

How many text messages do you send a day: 20

Three phone apps you can’t live without: Instagram, Real Estate, Virgin Entertainment

Favourite Twitter account you follow: Don’t have Twitter

Most embarrassing song in your iTunes: Mariah Carey - Beautiful

Best concert you’ve been to: Alan Jackson – I’m a country music boy

Where did you holiday after last season: Fiji, New York, Ireland

Favourite sport other than football: Basketball

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

Can you change a spare tyre: Yes

Do you iron your own shirts: No, my wife does

Favourite restaurant: La Vita

Do you believe in UFOs: Yes

What three items would you take to a desert island: My wife and two boys Lewie and Billy

Any special hobbies or interests: Basketball

Three famous people you would like to meet: LeBron James, Barack Obama, Will Smith

What do you have that is of great value to you, but no one else: My Beats by Dr Dre