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Matt Crouch News

Every club's All Australian contenders

AFL Media identifies the players with a chance for All Australian selection

11:13am Aug 21, 2019

O’Brien tops Round 12 coaches’ votes

Ruckman recognised for his performance against GWS

7:58pm Jun 10, 2019

Crouch in Team of the Week

39 disposals earns ball magnet an AFL Team of the Week berth

10:02am May 7, 2019

Latest Player Video

Matt Crouch: 50 AFL Games

3:03pm  Apr 4, 2017

Matt Crouch Post-Match Round 14

11:28pm  Jun 23, 2016

Senior List

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Matt
Crouch

Height
182 cm
DOB
21-04-1995
Weight
80 kg
Debut
2014
Games
2019
19
Career
109
Goals
2019
7
Career
26
2019 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
2017
Avg
106
MattCrouch

Player Bio

At A Glance

Junior clubs: Beaufort (Vic)/North Ballarat U18
Debut: v Sydney Swans, Round Three, 2014
Recruited from: North Ballarat (Vic)

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Before football, Matt Crouch was a talented cricketer alongside older brother Brad. Prior to being drafted, the tough midfielder dominated the TAC Cup in 2013 and represented Vic Country in the Under-18 National Championships. Despite being eligible for the 2012 mini-draft, Crouch opted for the traditional way into an AFL Club. In 2015, Crouch averaged 21 disposals in his 17 games, before cementing his spot in the midfield in 2016. The left-footer broke records in 2017, collecting 825 disposals, the most in AFL history. That year, he won Adelaide’s Club Champion award and was selected in the All Australian team.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2019 Season Average
    Games Played 19
    • Kicks 14.2
    • Handballs 18.4
    • Disposals 32.6
    • Marks 4.1
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 3.4
    • Goals 0.4
    • AFL Fantasy 106.2

2019 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 25 Western Bulldogs Rd 23
Handballs 25 Gold Coast Suns Rd 17
Disposals 47 Western Bulldogs Rd 23
Marks 8 West Coast Eagles Rd 21
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 7 Sydney Swans Rd 2
Goals 2 St Kilda Rd 20
AFL Fantasy 150 Western Bulldogs Rd 23

2019 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Hawthorn L 55 - 87 16 24 40 5 0 2 1 4 1 0 132
2 Sydney Swans W 62 - 88 12 12 24 5 0 1 1 7 0 0 101
3 Geelong Cats L 75 - 99 12 15 27 2 0 2 1 6 1 0 101
4 North Melbourne L 71 - 59 15 14 29 6 0 1 0 3 0 0 104
5 Gold Coast Suns W 119 - 46 13 23 36 5 0 0 0 2 0 0 108
6 St Kilda W 68 - 97 19 17 36 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 105
7 Fremantle W 51 - 34 18 21 39 4 0 0 0 3 0 0 120
8 Port Adelaide W 68 - 88 9 10 19 1 0 1 2 2 0 0 53
9 Brisbane Lions L 93 - 92 - - - - - - - - - - -
10 West Coast Eagles L 73 - 85 - - - - - - - - - - -
11 Melbourne W 88 - 90 - - - - - - - - - - -
12 GWS Giants W 82 - 61 15 19 34 7 0 1 0 3 0 0 117
13 Richmond W 101 - 68 12 23 35 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 101
15 Geelong Cats L 96 - 69 12 18 30 2 0 0 1 5 0 0 95
16 Port Adelaide L 44 - 101 11 18 29 1 0 2 1 4 1 1 94
17 Gold Coast Suns W 56 - 151 11 25 36 3 0 0 2 3 1 1 105
18 Essendon L 75 - 96 11 22 33 4 0 0 1 2 0 1 95
19 Carlton L 87 - 60 8 16 24 4 0 1 0 5 0 0 89
20 St Kilda W 92 - 70 16 19 35 6 0 1 1 3 2 0 126
21 West Coast Eagles L 90 - 80 23 20 43 8 0 2 0 3 0 0 147
22 Collingwood L 48 - 114 12 12 24 0 0 0 1 4 0 1 74
23 Western Bulldogs L 121 - 87 25 22 47 7 0 1 3 3 1 0 150
TOTAL W: 10 - L: 12 270 350 620 77 0 15 15 65 7 4 2017

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 109
    • Kicks 12.1
    • Handballs 16.5
    • Disposals 28.7
    • Marks 3.4
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 4.0
    • Goals 0.2
    • AFL Fantasy 95.6

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 25 Western Bulldogs Rd 23, 2019
Handballs 35 North Melbourne Rd 22, 2018
Disposals 47 Western Bulldogs Rd 23, 2019
Marks 10 GWS Giants Rd 5, 2014
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 10 Collingwood Rd 19, 2017
Goals 2 St Kilda Rd 20, 2019
AFL Fantasy 150 Western Bulldogs Rd 23, 2019

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2019 Adelaide Crows 270 350 620 77 0 15 15 65 7 4 2017
2018 Adelaide Crows 249 331 580 69 0 19 14 70 2 3 1888
2017 Adelaide Crows 345 480 825 76 0 18 19 119 7 7 2709
2016 Adelaide Crows 250 359 609 75 0 23 23 100 5 3 2080
2015 Adelaide Crows 145 212 357 45 0 8 16 57 2 6 1200
2014 Adelaide Crows 63 69 132 26 0 6 3 26 3 2 526

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

Awards

Club Awards

Club Champion
2017

19th Man Award
2017

Mark Bickley Emerging Talent
2015

AFL Awards

All Australian
2017

Showdown Medal
2016, Round 22

Rising Star nominee
2014

Q&A

Nickname: Crouchy

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

Morning or evening person: Morning

Favourite timeslot to play in: Day

Favourite footy journalist: Gerard Whateley

Favourite TV caller/commentator: Wayne Carey

Worst injury: Broken hand

How many text messages do you send a day: 20-30

Favourite Twitter account you follow: The Grade Cricketer

Best concert you’ve been to: Kanye West

Where did you holiday after last season: Kho Samui

Favourite sport other than football: Cricket

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

Can you change a spare tyre: Yes

Do you iron your own shirts: No

Favourite restaurant: Gauchos

Do you believe in UFOs: No