Matthew White (footballer)

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Matthew White
Matthew White cropped.jpg
White playing for Richmond in 2011
Personal information
Full name Mathew White
Date of birth (1987-04-15) 15 April 1987 (age 27)
Original team Sunbury/Calder Under 18s
Draft 5th overall, 2005 PSD
Richmond
Height/Weight 180cm / 80 kg
Position(s) Midfield/Wing
Club information
Current club Port Adelaide
Number 19
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2006–2013
2014–
Richmond
Port Adelaide
105 (54)
22 (25)
127 (79)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 2014 season.
Career highlights
  • Goal of the year 2014

Matthew White (born 15 April 1987) is an Australian rules football player for the Port Adelaide Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL). Between 2006 and 2013 he played for the Richmond Football Club.

Playing career[edit]

White played his junior football with Sunbury, west of Melbourne, and the Calder Cannons in the TAC Cup and was recruited to the AFL by Richmond as an 18-year-old with pick #5 of the 2006 pre-season draft. He made his AFL debut in round 10, 2006 against Fremantle. After showing plenty of promise in the backline in 2006, the youngster had a disappointing season in 2007, playing just seven games to take his career tally to 18. Eventually White's speed and ability to kick goals saw him become a regular wingman under coach Terry Wallace. In 2008 White played a career-high 20 games, averaging 13 disposals and kicking 11 goals for the season, and in 2009 White averaged 15 disposals in his 16 games. Wallace departed at the end of 2009 and Damien Hardwick became Richmond coach in 2010. White was generally used in a more defensive role. White playing only 12 more games in the 2011 season and just 7 games followed in 2012 through a combination of injury and lack of selection. White played 16 games in 2013 after round 5, often coming on as the substitute. His pace and aerobic capacity allowed him to be a burst player from the bench. Impressing in this role he has earned a regular position in the starting 22 late in the season and White appeared certain to play in Richmond's first final in 12 years before a hamstring injury in round 23 ruled him out of the final.[1] At the end of the 2013 AFL season, White joined the Port Adelaide Football Club as a free agent.[2]

Statistics[edit]

Statistics are correct to the end of the 2013 season.
Season Team # Games G B K H D M T G B K H D M T
Totals Averages (per game)
2006 Richmond 35 11 2 2 69 52 121 42 30 0.2 0.2 6.3 4.7 11 3.8 2.7
2007 Richmond 35 7 1 0 35 25 60 26 15 0.1 0 5 3.6 8.6 3.7 2.1
2008 Richmond 35 20 11 7 163 104 267 85 64 0.6 0.4 8.2 5.2 13.4 4.3 3.2
2009 Richmond 35 16 7 4 132 103 235 47 63 0.4 0.3 8.3 6.4 14.9 2.9 3.9
2010 Richmond 35 16 11 9 132 51 183 54 57 0.7 0.6 8.3 3.2 11.5 3.4 3.7
2011 Richmond 35 12 7 3 97 48 145 38 49 0.6 0.3 8.1 4 12.1 3.2 4.1
2012 Richmond 35 7 4 2 38 37 75 16 11 0.6 0.3 5.4 5.3 10.7 2.3 1.6
2013 Richmond 35 16 11 6 140 61 201 53 49 0.7 0.4 8.8 3.8 12.6 3.3 3.1
2014 Port Adelaide 19 22 25 16 211 95 306 93 74 1.1 0.7 9.6 4.3 13.9 4.2 3.4
Career 127 79 49 1017 576 1593 454 412 0.6 0.4 8.0 4.5 12.5 3.6 3.2
Legend
 G  Goals  B  Behinds  K  Kicks  H  Handballs  D  Disposals  M  Marks  T  Tackles

References[edit]

  1. ^ Connolly, Rohan (1 September 2013). "Tigers cruise into September". 
  2. ^ Thring, Harry (4 October 2013). "Port Adelaide move quickly to secure speedster White". 

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