Paul Chapman (footballer)
|Full name||Paul Chapman|
|Date of birth||5 September 1981|
|Original team||Calder Cannons (TAC Cup)|
|Draft||#31, 1999 AFL Draft, Geelong|
|Height/Weight||179 cm / 89 kg|
|Position(s)||Forward / Midfielder|
|Representative team honours|
1 Playing statistics correct to end of Round 8, 2014 season.
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.
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.
|†||Denotes seasons in which Chapman won an AFL Premiership|
|Led the league for the Season only*|
|Led the league after finals only*|
|Led the league after Season and Finals*|
*10 games required to be eligible.
|Totals||Averages (per game)|
- "Paul Chapman delisted by Geelong". AFL.com.au. 2 October 2013. Retrieved 2 October 2013.
- "Former Geelong champion Paul Chapman to play with Essendon". news.com.au. 18 October 2013. Retrieved 18 October 2013.
- Paul Chapman's player profile at AFL Tables
- Paul Chapman's profile on the official website of the Geelong Football Club
- Paul Chapman's statistics from AFL Tables
|Carji Greeves Medal
Gary Ablett, Jr.
|Norm Smith Medal
Lenny Hayes/Scott Pendlebury
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