Paul Bevan

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Paul Bevan
Personal information
Full name Paul Bevan
Date of birth (1984-09-27) 27 September 1984 (age 30)
Original team Western Suburbs Magpies (Sydney AFL)
NSW/ACT Rams (TAC Cup)
Height/Weight 184cm / 83kg
Position(s) Utility
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2004–2011 Sydney 129 (39)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 2011 season.
Career highlights
  • NAB AFL Rising Star Nomination 2004
  • Sydney premiership player 2005

Paul Bevan (born 27 September 1984) is an Australian rules football player with the Sydney Swans of the Australian Football League (AFL).

Having grown up in Sydney, playing for Western Suburbs Magpies AFC in the Sydney AFL and the NSW/ACT under-18s team, he was elevated from the Swans' rookie list in 2004.

He played 24 senior games in that year and earned a nomination for the Rising Star award in round four. In 2005, he played 15 games and was a member of the Swans' first premiership winning team in 72 years.

In 2010, Bevan managed to solidify his place in the senior side again. He played mostly in defence but also appeared in the forward line, where he had trained all off season, to good effect. His best game of the year was possibly the Elimination Final against Carlton, in which he kicked 3 goals as a dangerous small forward. He was dropped along with Jesse White the next week however as Ben McGlynn and Daniel Bradshaw were brought back from injury. He requested a trade to a Victorian club due to his omission from the finals side, but no trade was arranged and he stayed a Swan in 2011. Bevan was delisted by the Swans after he struggled to find form and consistency in the last few years.

Bevan has played for the Perth Demons in the WAFL ( Western Australia ) for the past two years.

Statistics[edit]

[1]
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)
2004 Sydney 42 24 7 2 132 102 234 75 46 0.3 0.1 5.5 4.3 9.8 3.1 1.9
2005 Sydney 42 15 3 1 68 51 119 34 36 0.2 0.1 4.5 3.4 7.9 2.3 2.4
2006 Sydney 42 9 0 1 70 36 106 45 36 0.0 0.1 7.8 4.0 11.8 5.0 4.0
2007 Sydney 42 17 3 1 109 94 203 83 35 0.2 0.1 6.4 5.5 11.9 4.9 2.1
2008 Sydney 42 24 10 10 182 133 315 124 86 0.4 0.4 7.6 5.5 13.1 5.2 3.6
2009 Sydney 42 19 2 3 132 137 269 99 53 0.1 0.2 6.9 7.2 14.2 5.2 2.8
2010 Sydney 42 14 9 9 120 87 207 78 35 0.6 0.6 8.6 6.2 14.8 5.6 2.5
2011 Sydney 42 7 5 7 38 25 63 14 37 0.7 1.0 5.4 3.6 9.0 2.0 5.3
Career 129 39 34 851 665 1516 552 364 0.3 0.3 6.6 5.2 11.8 4.3 2.8

Family[edit]

He is the grand nephew of rugby league legend Brian Bevan.[2]

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