Clay Sampson

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Clay Sampson
Personal information
Full name Clay Sampson
Date of birth (1976-02-24) 24 February 1976 (age 38)
Original team South Adelaide (SANFL)
Draft 51st overall, 1994 AFL Draft
Height/Weight 178 cm / 78 kg
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
13 0(1)
24 (16)
27 (18)
64 (35)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 2000 season.

Clay Sampson (born 24 February 1976) is a former Australian rules footballer who played in the Australian Football League (AFL) and the South Australian National Football League (SANFL). Clay debuted for South Adelaide in 1994 before being drafted and going on to play 64 AFL games at three different AFL clubs.[1]

He returned to South Adelaide in 2001, before officially retiring in 2008. He was appointed Assistant Coach at the start of the 2008 season, before being thrust into the head coaching position, when John "Jack" Cahill resigned midway through the season. Clay was appointed until the end of the 2009 season.

Clay now coaches Myponga-Sellicks Football Club in the Great Southern Football League.


Player honours[edit]

  • 1997 Premiership player with Adelaide[1]
  • 2003–2006 South Adelaide captain
  • 2001 South Adelaide leading goalkicker


  1. ^ a b c d e Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2003). The Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers: every AFL/VFL player since 1897 (5th ed.). Melbourne, Victoria: Crown Content. p. 643. ISBN 1-74095-032-1.

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