Brad Ebert

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Brad Ebert
Personal information
Full name Bradley Ebert
Date of birth (1990-04-02) 2 April 1990 (age 24)
Original team Port Adelaide (SANFL)
Draft 13th, 2007 National Draft (West Coast)
Height/Weight 189 cm / 88 kg
Position(s) Midfield, half-forward flank
Club information
Current club Port Adelaide
Number 7
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2008–2011
2012–
Total
West Coast
Port Adelaide
076 (33)
070 (43)
146 (76)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of SF 2014 season.
Career highlights

Bradley "Brad" Ebert (born 2 April 1990) is an Australian rules footballer currently listed with Port Adelaide in the Australian Football League (AFL).

Career[edit]

The son of Craig Ebert, a former West Adelaide and Port Adelaide player, and the nephew of Russell Ebert,[1] Ebert was drafted with the 13th pick overall by the West Coast Eagles in the 2007 National Draft, having previously played for Port Adelaide in the South Australian National Football League (SANFL). This selection caused some controversy in South Australia as Adelaide were expected to selected Ebert with pick 10, but instead chose Patrick Dangerfield, a Victorian. Ebert had also captained South Australia at the 2007 Under-18 Championships.

Ebert made his debut for West Coast in round two of the 2008 season while still a 17-year-old, becoming the youngest Eagles debutant since Daniel Kerr in 2001. He played 15 matches in his debut season, and was nominated for the 2008 AFL Rising Star after a 25-disposal three-goal game in round 17 against St Kilda. Ebert played 17 matches in 2009 and every game in 2010 playing mainly as an inside midfielder, playing with Peel Thunder in the West Australian Football League (WAFL) when not playing with the Eagles.

2011[edit]

In 2011, Ebert was switched from the midfield to the half-forward flank. He played 22 games, kicking 14 goals, including a career-high four goals against Richmond in round 20, but was dropped twice after struggling for form. He requested to be traded to Port Adelaide in October 2011,[2] with the trade being completed on 17 October.[3]

2012[edit]

In 2012, Ebert had a breakout year for Port Adelaide. His hard playing style and consistency quickly made him well liked from the Port Adelaide supporters. Brad Ebert had many stand out performances during the year, for example in round 22 against Brisbane he finished with 32 disposals(24 kicks 8 hballs) 3 marks and 4 tackles. Ebert finished the year playing all 22 games for the season and kicking 17 goals. His consistency lead to many off field achievements also, such as finishing equal second alongside Matthew Broadbent in the Port Adelaide Best and Fairest, and finishing the highest of all Port players in the Brownlow Medal.

2013[edit]

In 2013, Ebert was named vice-captain of Port Adelaide.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ebert to captain SA Under-18". Fox Sports. Retrieved 30 September 2014. 
  2. ^ Ebert leaves nest – westcoasteagles.com.au. Published 4 October 2011. Retrieved 5 October 2011.
  3. ^ Trades as they happen – afl.com.au. Published 17 October 2011. Retrieved 17 October 2011.

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