Matt Campbell (Australian footballer)

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This article is about the current North Melbourne footballer. For the former Brisbane footballer and current commentator, see Matthew Campbell (Australian footballer).
Matt Campbell
Personal information
Full name Matt Campbell
Date of birth (1987-01-21) 21 January 1987 (age 27)
Original team North Adelaide (SANFL)
Height/Weight 170cm / 72kg
Position(s) Forward
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2007–2012 North Melbourne 82 (79)
Representative team honours
Years Team Games (Goals)
2009 Indigenous All-Stars 1
International team honours
2008 Australia 2
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 2011 season.

Matt Campbell (born 21 January 1987) is a professional Australian rules footballer who played with the North Melbourne Football Club in the Australian Football League from 2006 - 2012.

He is described as being small and lightly framed, but is a very fast player with excellent evasive skills. Kicks a lot of goals and wins a lot of the ball.[1]

Early life[edit]

Campbell, of Indigenous Australian heritage with tribal ancestry that can be traced to the Arrente.[2] grew up in Alice Springs, Northern Territory.

He began his senior football in 2005 with North Adelaide in the SANFL and played every game with the club in 2006.

Campbell was drafted by the Kangaroos and moved to Melbourne in 2006.

After being dropped from the Kangaroo's list at the end of the 2012 season, Campbell was re-recruited by North Adelaide and will return to the SANFL in 2013. [3]

North Melbourne career[edit]

Campbell made his AFL debut for the Kangaroos in Round 1, 2007 against Collingwood. He had a poor game, with only 3 possessions and was dropped for the following game against Port Adelaide, which would have seen him playing back in his home town. Round 3 saw him re-selected and gather 12 possessions as well as kicking his first AFL goal. He continued his good form with 13 possessions against the Brisbane Lions, and he kicked 2 goals in Round 5 against Geelong. Despite having only 4 kicks in Round 6 against Sydney, he kicked 3 goals; his third coming late in the final quarter when the Swans had got within four points.

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