Paul Chapman (footballer)

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Paul Chapman
Paul Chapman 2011 Premiership Parade 1.JPG
Personal information
Full name Paul Chapman
Date of birth (1981-69-05) 5 September 1981 (age 32)
Original team Calder Cannons (TAC Cup)
Draft #31, 1999 AFL Draft, Geelong
Height/Weight 179 cm / 89 kg
Position(s) Forward / Midfielder
Club information
Current club Essendon
Number 3
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2000–2013
2014–
Total
Geelong
Essendon
251 (336)
007 0(10)
258 (346)
Representative team honours
Years Team Games (Goals)
2008 Victoria (Australia) Victoria 1 (1)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of Round 8, 2014 season.
Career highlights

Paul Chapman (born 5 November 1981) is an Australian rules football player for the Essendon Football Club in the Australian Football League.

Early life[edit]

Chapman played with North Coburg FC which merged with Fawkner Park FC to become Northern Saints Football Club in the EDFL. After playing with Calder Cannons in the TAC Cup, Chapman was drafted and debuted with the Geelong Football Club in 2000.

AFL career[edit]

Chapman was selected by Geelong with pick 31 in 1999 national draft. In 2006, he was the recipient of the Carji Greeves Medal, polling 462 votes, ahead of Jimmy Bartel (383) and Gary Ablett, Jr. (371). He is a member of their 2007, 2009 and 2011 premiership teams.

He was also the recipient of the Norm Smith Medal in the 2009 Grand Final. He is also a member of the 2009 and 2010 All-Australian team. Chapman played his 200th AFL game in round 2, 2011, as Geelong defeated Fremantle by 11 points at Patersons Stadium.

Chapman is often associated with the Kennett curse. This is due to him forming a pact with fellow Geelong players never to lose to Hawthorn again their 2008 Grand Final loss. When the Kennett curse was broken, Paul Chapman missed the game through suspension.

Chapman was delisted by Geelong on 2 October 2013, after strongly suggesting he wanted to play on.[1]

On 18 October 2013, Chapman joined the Essendon Football Club.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Paul Chapman delisted by Geelong". AFL.com.au. 2 October 2013. Retrieved 2 October 2013. 
  2. ^ "Former Geelong champion Paul Chapman to play with Essendon". news.com.au. 18 October 2013. Retrieved 18 October 2013. 

External links[edit]

Awards
Preceded by
Joel Corey
Carji Greeves Medal
2006
Succeeded by
Gary Ablett, Jr.
Preceded by
Luke Hodge
Norm Smith Medal
2009
Succeeded by
Lenny Hayes/Scott Pendlebury