Patrick Dangerfield

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Patrick Dangerfield
Personal information
Full name Patrick Dangerfield
Date of birth (1990-04-05) 5 April 1990 (age 24)
Place of birth Moggs Creek, Victoria
Original team Geelong Falcons
Draft 10th overall, 2007
Adelaide
Debut Round 20, 16 August 2008, Adelaide
v. Essendon, at Telstra Dome
Height/Weight 185 cm / 91 kg
Position(s) Midfield, Forward
Club information
Current club Adelaide
Number 32
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2008– Adelaide 131 (142)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 2013 season.
Career highlights

Patrick Dangerfield (born 5 April 1990) is an Australian rules football player for the Adelaide Football Club. Dangerfield was Adelaide’s first selection in the 2007 National Draft after the club drafted him at pick 10 overall[1] (somewhat controversially[2] over Port Adelaide footballer Brad Ebert).[3] This was despite the fact that he was still studying in his home state, Victoria, and could not train with the club consistently, whereas Ebert was performing for West Coast. He fought for and won the right to play for the Geelong Falcons in 2007, which he did while he finished his study at school.[3][4]

He played two games for the Crows late in the 2008 season and showing promising signs. In these games he wore guernsey 19, before it was retired the following year in order to assist the launch of the clubs so far successful "19th Man" campaign.[5]

In 2009 he has become a regular in the Crows' midfield and forward line. He wears guernsey number 32 Mark Ricciuto's old number,[6] his style of play has been likened by fans and commentators to that of the former Crows captain. He received the NAB Rising Star nomination for round 3 in season 2009 for the performance he made against Fremantle over at Subiaco Oval.[7] Dangerfield has also won the grand final day sprint in both 2011 and 2012, being one of 4 players to win the sprint two years running.

Dangerfield graduated of the AIS-AFL Academy and toured South Africa in early 2007. In October 2007, he won the 100m and 400m titles at the Victorian Secondary Schools Athletics.[8] Whilst at school he was also a school captain at Oberon High School.[4] In 2012, he re-signed with AFC for three years.[9] Reaction to this was positive, especially in South Australia, with Mark Ricciuto stating that Dangerfield "could be the greatest Crow ever."[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Green, Bradley (26 November 2007). "Patrick Dangerfield answers draft's Crow call". Geelong Advertiser (News Corp). Retrieved 1 December 2009. 
  2. ^ "Crows – We'd still take Dangerfield". The Advertiser (News Corp). 30 July 2008. Retrieved 28 July 2010. 
  3. ^ a b Milbank, Zac; Brettig, Daniel (22 April 2008). "Dangerfield presents a Crow's case". THe Advertiser (Adelaide: Advertiser Newspapers Ltd). Retrieved 1 December 2009. 
  4. ^ a b Devic, Aleks (23 February 2008). "AFL backflip allows local student Patrick Dangerfield to play with Geelong Falcons". Geelong Advertiser (News Corp). Retrieved 1 December 2009. 
  5. ^ Rucci, Michelangelo (3 October 2008). "Number's up for Crows fans". The Advertiser (Adelaide: Advertiser Newspapers Ltd). Retrieved 1 December 2009. 
  6. ^ Gill, Katrina (18 December 2008). "Full time Crow set for full on season". Adelaide Football Club. Retrieved 1 December 2009. 
  7. ^ A AFL Rising Star: Rd 3
  8. ^ "Player profile". Adelaide Football Club. Retrieved 26 August 2008. 
  9. ^ Porter, Ashley (28 May 2012). "Huge boost for Adelaide: Dangerfield re-signs". The Age. 
  10. ^ Ricciuto, Mark (28 May 2012). "Patrick Dangerfield Could be the greatest crow ever". AdelaideNow. Retrieved 30 May 2012. 

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