Matthew Connell

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Matthew Connell
Personal information
Full name Matthew Connell
Date of birth (1972-08-03) 3 August 1972 (age 42)
Original team Subiaco
Height/Weight 181 cm / 76 kg
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
West Coast Eagles
03 0(0)
96 (28)
99 (28)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 2000 season.

Matthew Connell (born 3 August 1972) is a former Australian rules footballer who played in the Australian Football League for the Adelaide Crows and West Coast Eagles. Educated at Newman College, he has now returned there as a teacher.

Connell did not have a big impact playing for West Coast but when he moved to Adelaide he had a brilliant season winning the Crows Best and Fairest and a position in the Western Australian State of Origin side. In 1996 Connell had a thigh injury early in the season and when he came back he was not at the level he was in 1995. He played in both of Adelaide's Premierships in 1997 and 1998 but never hit the form he had in 1995 again.

He coached the GB Bulldogs Australian rules football team in the 2005 International Cup, held in Melbourne, guiding the team to a 6th place finish.


  • 1995 Adelaide Best-and-Fairest
  • 1997 Premiership Player
  • 1998 Premiership Player

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Preceded by
Shaun Rehn
Adelaide Best and Fairest winner
Succeeded by
Matthew Liptak