Lindsay Thomas (footballer)

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Lindsay Thomas
Personal information
Full name Lindsay Thomas
Date of birth (1988-02-28) 28 February 1988 (age 26)
Original team Port Adelaide (SANFL)
Draft #53, 2006 National Draft, Kangaroos
Height/Weight 180cm / 78kg
Position(s) Small forward
Club information
Current club North Melbourne
Number 12
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2007– North Melbourne 145 (234)
Representative team honours
Years Team Games (Goals)
2009 Indigenous All-Stars 1
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 2013 season.
Career highlights

Lindsay Thomas (born 28 February 1988) is an Australian rules footballer for the North Melbourne Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL). He has been likened to former North Melbourne players, Jimmy and Phil Krakouer.[1]

AFL career[edit]

Drafted by the Kangaroos in the fourth round of the 2006 AFL Draft from the Port Adelaide Magpies, Thomas made impressive performance by kicking four goals in his first pre-season game against Collingwood in the NAB Cup at Carrara Oval.

Thomas made his AFL debut in Round 1 of the 2007 season, scoring no goals but five behinds in a loss against Collingwood.

In 2010 Thomas led North Melbourne's goalkicking with 29 goals which included a bag of 7 against Carlton in round 12.

2011 wasn't s successful season for Thomas, as he struggled badly with bad kicking for goal all year and was at one stage dropped from the senior side because of it. He finished the season with 21 goals and 36 behinds.

In 2012, Thomas' accuracy improved markedly, as he kicked 38.19 for the season. The total of 38 goals for the season was his highest in a year so far. He played 19 games for the year, and was held goalless in only 3 of them. He played his 100th game in Round 12, 2012, against Gold Coast. In September 2012 he signed a two year deal with the club to remain there until the end of 2014.[2]

In 2013, Thomas had a career-best year, kicking 53 goals for the season. He also finished seventh in the Coleman medal, the highest position for a small forward that year.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gullan, Scott (12 June 2010). "Thomas Lindsay akin to Jimmy, Phil Krakouer". Herald Sun. Retrieved 2 February 2011. 
  2. ^ Windley, Matt (21 September 2012). September 2011 "North forward Lindsay Thomas signs on for two more seasons". Herald Sun. 

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