Joel Patfull

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Joel Patfull
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Personal information
Full name Joel Patfull
Date of birth (1984-12-07) 7 December 1984 (age 29)
Original team Norwood (SANFL)
Draft #14, 2003 Rookie Draft, Port Adelaide
#56, 2005 National Draft, Brisbane Lions
Height/Weight 190cm / 88kg
Position(s) Defender
Club information
Current club Brisbane Lions
Number 24
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2006– Brisbane Lions 175 (23)
International team honours
Years Team Games (Goals)
2011 Australia 0 (0)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of Round 16, 2014 season.
Career highlights

Joel Patfull (born 7 December 1984) is an Australian rules footballer playing for the Brisbane Lions in the Australian Football League.

Early life[edit]

Patfull was recruited onto the Port Adelaide rookie list in 2003, but was dropped at the end of the 2004 season. He was then recruited to the Brisbane Lions as the number 56 draft pick in the 2005 AFL Draft.

Playing career[edit]

He made his senior debut for the Brisbane Lions in Round 8, 2006 against his former club, Port Adelaide where he scored a goal with his first kick of AFL football. He went on to play the remaining 15 games of the 2006 season.

After the 2006 AFL season, it was speculated in the media that Patfull was being enticed to return to Adelaide by the Adelaide Crows and Port Adelaide Power, however his manager announced in mid-November that Patfull had accepted a two year contract to continue his career with the Brisbane Lions. While not a flashy player, Patfull's discipline and work ethic have made him a respected player amongst Brisbane supporters.

In 2012 he was awarded the Brisbane Lions Club Champion award (Merrett-Murray Medal) with 34 votes.[1] He was also awarded the Shaun Hart Most Courageous Player for 2012.[2]


  1. ^ "Making best of second chance - Official AFL website of the Brisbane Lions AFC". 2012-09-08. Retrieved 2012-10-12. 
  2. ^ "Patfull shows some Hart - Official AFL website of the Brisbane Lions AFC". 2012-10-06. Retrieved 2012-10-12. 

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