Ben Hart

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Ben Hart
Personal information
Date of birth (1974-07-09) 9 July 1974 (age 40)
Original team North Adelaide (SANFL)
Debut Round 1, 22 March 1992, Adelaide
v. Footscray, at Football Park
Height/Weight 188 cm / 85 kg
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1992–2006 Adelaide 311 (45)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 2006 season.
Career highlights

Benjamin "Ben" Hart (born 9 July 1974) is a retired Australian rules footballer, who played with the Adelaide Crows in the Australian Football League. He is currently an assistant coach with Collingwood.

Early career[edit]

In 1992 Hart made his debut in the Adelaide Crows side direct from the 1st XVIII Rostrevor College team, and made an immediate impact as a defender, playing all 22 games (and booting 3 goals). The then-18 year old Hart won All-Australian selection that year and repeated that feat in 1993.

Records[edit]

In early 2005 Hart passed the Adelaide games record, overtaking Nigel Smart with 279 games. In early 2006 Hart reached another milestone, by becoming the first Adelaide Crows player to join the exclusive 300 Games Club. Hart had been in superb form early in 2006 but suffered his first major injury, a broken arm vs Richmond in Round 8 of 2006, making his return in Round 16. He was again injured in Round 21, ending his season and his career.

Retirement[edit]

At the end of the 2006 season, Hart was delisted by the Crows due to the long-term injuries of Biglands and Hentschel and concerns over Hart's age and durability.[1] On 18 November 2006 Hart nominated for the national draft but was overlooked by all clubs.[2]

He played for North Adelaide in the SANFL in 2007, helping them reach a grand final in 2007, and after this he announced his retirement.

In 2008 and 2009 Hart has been an assistant coach for the Adelaide Crows and is going to be an assistant coach at Collingwood Magpies as Defensive coach.

Statistics[edit]

[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)
1992 Adelaide 34 22 4 2 169 91 260 54 20 0.2 0.1 7.7 4.1 11.8 2.5 0.9
1993 Adelaide 34 20 2 1 134 67 201 35 31 0.1 0.1 6.7 3.4 10.1 1.8 1.6
1994 Adelaide 34 22 4 4 255 97 352 78 36 0.2 0.2 11.6 4.4 16.0 3.5 1.6
1995 Adelaide 34 21 10 7 222 74 296 60 37 0.5 0.3 10.6 3.5 14.1 2.9 1.8
1996 Adelaide 34 22 4 4 190 112 302 57 24 0.2 0.2 8.6 5.1 13.7 2.6 1.1
1997 Adelaide 34 26 2 6 287 80 367 102 31 0.1 0.2 11.0 3.1 14.1 3.9 1.2
1998 Adelaide 34 26 5 3 213 76 289 76 61 0.2 0.1 8.2 2.9 11.1 2.9 2.3
1999 Adelaide 34 21 3 2 229 81 310 90 21 0.1 0.1 10.9 3.9 14.8 4.3 1.0
2000 Adelaide 34 22 2 2 209 68 277 79 33 0.1 0.1 9.5 3.1 12.6 3.6 1.5
2001 Adelaide 34 22 4 4 256 72 328 78 46 0.2 0.2 11.6 3.3 14.9 3.5 2.1
2002 Adelaide 34 25 2 2 302 97 399 110 43 0.1 0.1 12.1 3.9 16.0 4.4 1.7
2003 Adelaide 34 21 0 2 217 80 297 73 46 0.0 0.1 10.3 3.8 14.1 3.5 2.2
2004 Adelaide 34 6 0 0 57 21 78 29 6 0.0 0.0 9.5 3.5 13.0 4.8 1.0
2005 Adelaide 34 22 3 1 215 111 326 85 35 0.1 0.0 9.8 5.0 14.8 3.9 1.6
2006 Adelaide 34 13 0 0 131 59 190 76 12 0.0 0.0 10.1 4.5 14.6 5.8 0.9
Career 311 45 40 3086 1186 4272 1082 482 0.1 0.1 9.9 3.8 13.7 3.5 1.5

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Awards
Preceded by
Shaun Smith
Mark of the Year Winner
1996
Succeeded by
Tony Modra
Preceded by
Mark Ricciuto
Adelaide Best and Fairest winner
1999
Succeeded by
Simon Goodwin
Preceded by
Andrew McLeod
Adelaide Best and Fairest winner
2002
Succeeded by
Mark Ricciuto