Chris Knights

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Chris Knights
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Personal information
Full name Chris Knights
Nickname(s) Knighta
Date of birth (1986-09-25) 25 September 1986 (age 28)
Place of birth Melbourne, Victoria
Original team Vermont (EFL)
Eastern Ranges (TAC Cup)
Draft 56th overall, 2004
Height/Weight 187cm / 88kg
Position(s) Half-forward
Club information
Current club Richmond
Number 15
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
096 (68)
005 0(6)
101 (74)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of Round 1, 2015 season.

Chris Knights (born 25 September 1986) is an Australian rules footballer in the Australian Football League with the Richmond Football Club.

Football career[edit]

Chris played his junior football with the Waverley Blues Football Club and also the Vermont Football Club before being selected to play for the Eastern Ranges in the TAC Cup.[1] Knights, a dual Victorian Metropolitan under-18 representative (2003/04),[2] was selected in the 2004 AFL Draft by the Adelaide Football Club with the 56th selection.[2]

Knights was eased into the AFL system, playing just two games in the 2005 season and ten in 2006 before cementing his spot in the side in 2007, missing only one game.[3]

Knights saw more action in 2007, developing into a midfielder and regularly featuring in Adelaide's best players on a regular basis. He racked up a career high 37 disposals in a game against Collingwood in round 15, earning the first Brownlow Medal votes of his career.[4]

In Round 7 of the 2009 season, Knights made a surprising move to the forward line. This move paid off, with Knights booting three and two goals respectively in losses against the Western Bulldogs and Brisbane Lions, before managing bags of five, four and five in the Crows' impressive victories over Carlton,[5] Hawthorn and Essendon.[6] During this prolific period, Knights became the most accurate goalkicker in the AFL, having booted 21.3 from 24 scoring shots at that point of the 2009 season with an accuracy percentage of 87.5. On the 25th of September 2012, Knights left the Adelaide Crows Football Club. On October 1st, 2012 Knights signed a contract with the Richmond Football Club during the free agency period.

Knights started off his first season at Richmond well kicking 6 goals in his first 5 games. However, in Round 7 against Port Adelaide at AAMI, Knights hurt his knee which cost him his season


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