|Full name||Scott Francis Selwood|
|Date of birth||27 March 1990|
|Place of birth||Bendigo, Victoria|
|Draft||22nd overall, 2007 National Draft|
|Height/Weight||185 cm / 80 kg|
|Current club||West Coast|
|2008–||West Coast||110 (32)|
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 2013 season.
Scott Francis Selwood (born 27 March 1990) is an Australian rules footballer currently listed with the West Coast Eagles in the Australian Football League (AFL). Originally from Bendigo, Victoria, Selwood is the youngest of four brothers (Adam, Troy, Joel, and himself) that have all played in the AFL. He played under-18 football for the Bendigo Pioneers in the TAC Cup before being selected by West Coast with the 22nd pick overall in the 2007 National Draft. Selwood made his debut for West Coast in round three of the 2008 season, and has played a total of 92 games for the club, mainly as a tagger or inside midfielder. He was the winner of West Coast's Club Champion Award in 2012 as the best and fairest at the club.
Originally from Bendigo, Victoria, where he attended Catholic College Bendigo, Selwood was recruited from the Bendigo Pioneers with the West Coast Eagles' fourth pick and number 22 overall in the 2007 AFL Draft. He made his debut against Fremantle in the Round 3 Western Derby in 2008. He was retained in the team for the Round 4 match against the Sydney Swans, but was dropped after a poor performance, obtaining only nine possessions.
Selwood returned to the senior side in Round 16, three months after his previous game, against the Brisbane Lions at the expense of veteran Michael Braun. Although a poor performance, amassing a six possessions, he was retained for the unexpected win against St Kilda. This time he gave a greater output, gaining a career high 15 possessions and also scoring his first goal. Selwood is currently trying to have a regular place in the senior side.
Over his first four games, Selwood has averaged 11 possessions per game. In the 2011 football season he has averaged 19 disposals, and 8.4 tackles per game (the fourth highest tackle per game average in the AFL), for a total of 67, the third highest total in the AFL. Selwood finished the 2011 regular season with the highest amount of tackles made of any player for the season.
In his first four games of the 2012 season he made an immense contribution to a side in contention for the premiership, averaging 30.7 disposals, 8 marks, 4.3 tackles and 1.3 goals, as well as the 8th highest average Supercoach score in the league. He continued his outstanding form throughout the 2012 season, playing predominantly as a tagger and midfielder depending on the opposition. He capped off a stellar season by winning the West Coast Eagles club champion award, ahead of team mates Dean Cox and Shannon Hurn.
Selwood was widely regarded as being amongst the best taggers in the competition, with notable shut-down roles on Chris Judd, Dayne Beams and David Mundy however in recent seasons he has moved away from a tagger role and more into a lead midfielder role with many describing his and Luke Shuey's midfielder-ruckman combination with Nic Naitanui as similar to that of Daniel Kerr, Ben Cousins and Chris Judd with Dean Cox in the West Coast Eagles 2005 and 2006 teams.
Selwood along with brother Adam and teammates such as Luke Shuey and Ashton Hams have often been criticised by AFL commentators and coaches, and then eventually AFL fans, for supposedly 'ducking' in tackles to get free kicks. Selwood and his teammates have received some support from the AFL community, AFL boss Andrew Demetriou and their coach John Worsfold who all agree that there have not been rule breeches in this area by these players.
Selwood has three elder brothers who are also footballers, the twins Adam (who previously played for West Coast) and Troy (who previously played for Brisbane) and Joel, who is currently the captain of Geelong. In June 2007, the Selwood brothers and their parents, Maree and Bryce, were named AFL celebrity ambassadors for Seeing Eye Dogs Australia. Selwood lived with teammates Luke Shuey and Brad Ebert until late 2011 when Ebert left the West Coast Eagles and moved home to South Australia to play for the Port Adelaide Football Club
- Young Selwood is best Eagle – West Coast Eagles. Published 5 October 2012. Retrieved 5 October 2012.
- Chadwick, Justin (23 April 2012). "Hawks blast Eagles for ducking tactics". The Roar. Retrieved 2012-10-30.
- Smith, Martin (9 May 2012). "West Coast coach John Worsfold denies his players purposely duck to win high tackle free kicks". Fox Sports. Retrieved 2012-10-30.
- McClure, Geoff (15 June 2007). "Paddle Pops out, Jeff goes for the doctor". The Age. Retrieved 2008-03-21.
- Scott Selwood's statistics from AFL Tables