Steele Sidebottom

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Steele Sidebottom
Personal information
Full name Steele Sidebottom
Nickname(s) Rusty, Bluescope
Date of birth (1991-01-02) 2 January 1991 (age 23)
Place of birth Victoria
Original team Murray Bushrangers (TAC Cup)
Draft #11, 2008 National Draft, Collingwood
Height/Weight 180cm / 84kg
Position(s) Midfielder
Club information
Current club Collingwood
Number 22
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2009– Collingwood 120 (94)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of Round 16, 2014 season.
Career highlights
  • J.J Joyce Trophy (3rd B&F) 2013
  • 2012, 2013 22under22 selection


Steele Sidebottom (born 2 January 1991) is a professional Australian rules football player currently playing for the Collingwood Football Club in the Australian Football League.

Sidebottom was selected by Collingwood with selection 11 in the 2008 AFL Draft. Sidebottom had a 10-goal best-on-ground performance in the 2008 TAC Cup Grand Final.[1] He is strong overhead and in one-on-one contests. An AIS/AFL Academy graduate and Vic Country representative in 2008, Sidebottom also was selected in the All-Australian team following the 2008 AFL National Under 18 Championships.[2]

In 2010 Sidebottom played in all but one game for the Magpies including both the drawn Grand Final and Grand Final replay. At 19-years of age he was the youngest member of Collingwood's 2010 Premiership side.

His older brother Ryan plays cricket for the Victorian Bushrangers

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