Andrew Mackie

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Andrew Mackie
Andrew Mackie playing for Geelong.JPG
Andrew Mackie
Personal information
Full name Andrew John Mackie
Date of birth (1984-08-07) 7 August 1984 (age 30)
Place of birth Adelaide, South Australia
Original team Glenelg (SANFL)
Draft #7 overall, 2002 National Draft
Height/Weight 192 cm / 86 kg
Position(s) Defender
Club information
Current club Geelong
Number 4
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2003– Geelong 206 (86)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of Round 11, 2014 season.
Career highlights

Andrew John Mackie (born 7 August 1984) is an Australian rules footballer for the Geelong Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL).

Early life[edit]

Mackie was recruited from Sacred Heart College and South Australian National Football League (SANFL) club Glenelg by the Geelong Football Club with the 7th pick in the 2002 National AFL Draft. It was considered a surprise selection, as he was not well known at the time, not having gone through the NAB AFL Draft Camp.

After spending the 2003 AFL season in the Geelong reserves further developing his game, Mackie made his senior debut in 2004, and picked up a Rising Star Nomination for a three goal performance. Despite having played as a midfielder for Glenelg, Geelong attempted to turn Mackie into a key forward to fill a long standing void, with mixed results.

AFL career[edit]

In the 2007 season Mackie began to show great improvement in his game and was one of the key players to Geelong's rise to the top. Mackie began to play as a rebounding defender, ironically kicking a career-best four goals against Richmond in Round 6 in one of his first games down back, and played another great game in Round 11 2007 when he played his first ever game against Adelaide at AAMI Stadium. He racked up 26 disposals helping Geelong to an important win and played well against Adelaide again in Round 19. He continued his solid form for the rest of the season and played a big part in Geelong's hard fought preliminary final win over Collingwood. Mackie was a key player in the 2007 premiership team, setting up play for the Cats and kicking a goal.

Personal life[edit]

In 2005, a late night incident involving Mackie, his club teammate Steve Johnson and the police was reported by the media. Out celebrating Mackie's 21st birthday, Mackie and Johnson were involved in a heated discussion with local police whilst waiting for a taxi in the early hours of the morning. Police charged both Mackie and Johnson with being drunk in a public place, and sent both back to the Geelong police station. Mackie was released after the charges were laid, while Johnson was detained for a further four hours.[1]

He is a part-owner of a thoroughbred racehorse with former teammate Brad Ottens.[2]

Statistics[edit]

Statistics are correct to the end of the 2014 season[3]
Legend
 G  Goals  B  Behinds  K  Kicks  H  Handballs  D  Disposals  M  Marks  T  Tackles
Season Team # Games G B K H D M T G B K H D M T
Totals Averages (per game)
2004 Geelong 4 13 9 5 67 25 92 33 18 0.7 0.4 5.2 1.9 7.1 2.5 1.4
2005 Geelong 4 10 9 4 82 32 114 33 25 0.9 0.4 8.2 3.2 11.4 3.3 2.5
2006 Geelong 4 14 10 10 150 70 220 75 26 0.7 0.7 10.7 5.0 15.7 5.4 1.9
2007 Geelong 4 24 13 14 315 162 477 153 38 0.5 0.6 13.1 6.8 19.9 6.4 1.6
2008 Geelong 4 21 11 9 290 179 469 141 38 0.5 0.4 13.8 8.5 22.3 6.7 1.8
2009 Geelong 4 24 8 5 280 226 506 154 49 0.3 0.2 11.7 9.4 21.1 6.4 2.0
2010 Geelong 4 22 4 8 312 175 487 144 53 0.2 0.4 14.2 8.0 22.1 6.5 2.4
2011 Geelong 4 22 4 3 287 146 433 122 59 0.2 0.1 13.0 6.6 19.7 5.5 2.7
2012 Geelong 4 23 12 7 311 120 431 123 60 0.5 0.3 13.5 5.2 18.7 5.3 2.6
2013 Geelong 4 25 5 6 357 162 519 156 43 0.2 0.2 14.3 6.5 20.8 6.2 1.7
2014 Geelong 4 16 3 4 225 96 321 101 41 0.2 0.3 14.1 6.0 20.1 6.3 2.6
Career 214 88 75 2676 1393 4069 1235 450 0.4 0.4 12.5 6.5 19.0 5.8 2.1

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Drunken duo leave Cats with more headaches". realfooty.com.au (Melbourne: Fairfax Digital). 8 August 2005. Archived from the original on 10 August 2005. Retrieved 2007-11-05. 
  2. ^ Habel, Tim (15 January 2012). "Mackie my day at Flemington". Herald Sun. 
  3. ^ Andrew Mackie's player profile at AFL Tables

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