Nick Smith (footballer born 1988)

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This article is about the current Sydney player. For the former Melbourne player, see Nick Smith (footballer born 1984).
Nick Smith
Personal information
Full name Nicholas Smith
Date of birth (1988-06-12) 12 June 1988 (age 26)
Original team Oakleigh Chargers (TAC Cup)
Height/Weight 184cm / 81kg
Position(s) Defender / Midfielder
Club information
Current club Sydney
Number 40
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2008– Sydney 108 (9)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of Round 11, 2014 season.
Career highlights

Nicholas "Nick" Smith (born 12 June 1988) is an Australian rules footballer, playing with the Sydney Swans in the Australian Football League (AFL). His jersey number is 40.

Smith was educated at Scotch College, Melbourne (where he played with Cyril Rioli),[1] and then played with the Oakleigh Chargers. He represented Vic Metro in the under-18 national championships before being picked as a rookie in the 2007 Rookie Draft at number 15.

He made his AFL senior debut in round 5, 2008 against Geelong after being promoted off the Rookie List earlier in the season.[2] Playing a further senior game against Hawthorn kicking his first senior AFL goal during the match. He was elevated to the Sydney Swans senior list full-time at the end of the 2008.[3] In 2009 he continued to add to his game tally by playing the last 11 matches of the season and was re-signed for a further two years.[4]

In 2010, Smith returned to the senior side playing in the back pocket and as a midfield tagger. He played on some of the best players in the competition and often managed to severely limit their influence. Those players included Luke Hodge, Dan Giansiracusa, Mark Le Cras, Steve Johnson, Stephen Hill, Eddie Betts and Luke Power.

Smith's 2011 season was another consistent showing. He played mostly as a small defender and continued to play on the most dangerous players in the league. His year was rewarded with 6th place in the 2011 Bob Skilton Medal.

Outside of his football career, Nick is currently studying an Economics degree at university.

Statistics[edit]

Statistics are correct to the end of the 2014 season [5]
Legend
 G  Goals  B  Behinds  K  Kicks  H  Handballs  D  Disposals  M  Marks  T  Tackles
Season Team # Games G B K H D M T G B K H D M T
Totals Averages (per game)
2008 Sydney 40 2 1 0 11 7 18 4 4 0.5 0.0 5.5 3.5 9.0 2.0 2.0
2009 Sydney 40 11 1 1 71 77 148 31 31 0.1 0.1 6.5 7.0 13.5 2.8 2.8
2010 Sydney 40 16 4 0 90 102 192 42 38 0.3 0.0 5.6 6.4 12.0 2.6 2.4
2011 Sydney 40 23 2 1 189 132 321 76 82 0.1 0.0 8.2 5.7 14.0 3.3 3.6
2012 Sydney 40 22 0 3 162 164 326 67 87 0.0 0.1 7.4 7.5 14.8 3.0 4.0
2013 Sydney 40 24 1 1 167 167 334 72 75 0.0 0.0 7.0 7.0 13.9 3.0 3.1
2014 Sydney 40 23 0 1 188 169 357 83 59 0.0 0.0 8.2 7.3 15.5 3.6 2.6
Career 121 9 7 878 818 1696 375 376 0.1 0.1 7.3 6.8 14.0 3.1 3.1

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wu, Andrew (15 September 2011). "One-on-one education". The Age. Retrieved 15 September 2011. 
  2. ^ "Jack Jr faces Ablett Jr". Dailytelegraph.com.au. 2008-04-18. Retrieved 2012-10-20. 
  3. ^ Heinrich, Scott (2009-03-16). "AFL Preview:Sydney Swans". Foxsports.com.au. Retrieved 2012-10-20. 
  4. ^ "Swans continue Irish approach". Dailytelegraph.com.au. 2009-09-04. Retrieved 2012-10-20. 
  5. ^ Nick Smith's player profile at AFL Tables

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