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Shaw joins long-term injury list

Crows defender Sam Shaw has been placed on the long-term injury list

2:31pm Aug 18, 2016

Promising trio sign on

Cam Ellis-Yolmen, Sam Shaw and Mitch Grigg have agreed to contract extensions

10:25am Oct 14, 2015

Shaw's new chapter

Sam Shaw says he’s ready to begin a new chapter in his career and put his injury woes behind him

11:04am May 31, 2015

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Crows in the SANFL: Round 8

1:00pm  May 24, 2011

Crows in the SANFL (Round 12)

12:09pm  Jun 15, 2010

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193 cm
89 kg

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior Clubs: Xavier College (Vic)/Oakleigh U18s
AFL Debut: v GWS, Round Four, 2012
Recruited from: Oakleigh Chargers (Vic)
Brownlow Votes: -

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Shaw was unfortunately forced to retire from football late in 2016 due to health-related concussion issues. The Club has retained Shaw on its rookie list for administrative purposes to protect his access to health and welfare benefits.

Season by Season

Season by Season

Started the year in the rehab group after major hamstring surgery in September. Diligently went about his recovery and made his football return for Adelaide’s SANFL team in Round Eight against Central District. The athletic defender was fantastic in his comeback game gathering 23 possessions, nine marks and a team-high five rebound 50ms. Shaw continued his good form in the SANFL and was rewarded with promotion to the senior side in Round 17 versus Gold Coast. He made another AFL appearance in Adelaide’s win over Brisbane in Round 21 and will be looking for an uninterrupted run in 2016.

Season by Season

The luckless defender enjoyed a promising start to the 2014 season, playing in five of the Club’s opening seven games before being struck down by a chronic hamstring complaint. Shaw showed strong SANFL form upon his return and helped the SANFL Crows to wins over South Adelaide, Woodville-West Torrens and Glenelg in the second half of the year. Shaw was recalled to the AFL team in Round 21, but was again hampered by soft-tissue concerns. Shaw booked in for corrective hamstring surgery in September.

Season by Season

Shaw endured an injury-ravaged 2013 season. The athletic utility sustained a serious hamstring tear at training early in the year and spent two months on Adelaide’s long-term injury list as a result. Shaw returned to play two AFL games in the latter-half of the season. The defender spent time training with the forwards and will be hoping to re-establish his place in the team in 2014.

Season by Season

Overcame chronic injuries to make his long-awaited AFL debut against Greater Western Sydney in Round Four. Shaw suffered several minor setbacks throughout the season, but showed enough to suggest he could forge a strong partnership with Daniel Talia in defence in the years to come. The athletic tall earned a NAB Rising Star nomination in Round 21 and agreed to a new two-year deal with Adelaide.

Season by Season

Shaw had a slow start to his second year at West Lakes after an interrupted summer, but worked his way into form at Glenelg in the second half of the year, impressing in the Club’s elimination final loss to South Adelaide. At 193cm and 89kg, the athletic 20-year-old has the versatility to play in a variety of positions.


By the numbers

  • 2019 Season Average
    Games Played
    • Kicks
    • Handballs
    • Disposals
    • Marks
    • Hit-Outs
    • Tackles
    • Goals
    • AFL Fantasy

2019 Highlights

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

2019 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 24
    • Kicks 8.3
    • Handballs 3.0
    • Disposals 11.3
    • Marks 3.7
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 1.8
    • Goals 0.0
    • AFL Fantasy 48.9

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 21 Brisbane Lions Rd 21, 2012
Handballs 8 GWS Giants Rd 5, 2014
Disposals 22 Brisbane Lions Rd 21, 2012
Marks 8 GWS Giants Rd 16, 2012
Hit-outs 1 Richmond Rd 14, 2012
Tackles 5 Melbourne Rd 7, 2014
Goals 0 - -
AFL Fantasy 87 Brisbane Lions Rd 21, 2012

Career Breakdown

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


Frees For
Frees Against
AFL Fantasy points


AFL Awards

Rising Star nominee


Nickname: Shawbags

What was your best break in life: Christmas break

Best piece of advice your mother gave you: Garbage goes in the garbage can

If you weren’t a footballer, what would you like to be: PGA Golfer

Do you have a saying or motto that you live your life by: You can do it Otto, that’ll be our motto

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

Morning or evening person: Evening

Favourite timeslot to play in: Friday night

Favourite footy journalist: Titus O’Reily

Favourite TV caller/commentator: Jeff van Gundy

Worst injury: Hamstring re-attachment

How many text messages do you send a day: 3.142

Favourite Twitter account you follow: Don’t have Twitter

Most embarrassing song in your iTunes: Vengabus

Best concert you’ve been to: Tame Impala at Terminal 5

Where did you holiday after last season: The US and Queensland

Favourite sport other than football: Basketball

What sport would you like to compete in at the 2016 Olympics: Egg and spoon race

Can you change a spare tyre: Not well

Do you iron your own shirts: See above

Favourite restaurant: Sails, Noosa

Do you believe in UFOs: Yes

What three items would you take to a desert island: Boat, food, water

Any special hobbies or interests: Extra conditioning and recovery

Three famous people you would like to meet: David Bowie, Jim Jefferies, Donald Glover

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