Tom Lynch (Australian footballer born 1990)

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This article is about the former St Kilda and current Adelaide Crows footballer. For for the Gold Coast footballer, see Tom Lynch (Australian footballer born 1992).
Tom Lynch
Personal information
Full name Tom Lynch
Date of birth (1990-09-15) 15 September 1990 (age 24)
Original team Sandringham Dragons
Draft 13th selection, 2008 AFL Draft
Height/Weight 192 cm / 87 kg
Position(s) Forward
Club information
Current club Adelaide
Number 27
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
St Kilda
06 0(4)
31 (47)
37 (51)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of Round 20, 2014 season.
Career highlights

Tom Lynch (born 15 September 1990) is an Australian rules footballer for the Adelaide Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL).

AFL career[edit]

Lynch was recruited to the St Kilda Football Club from Sandringham Dragons Under 18 TAC Cup team with a first round pick number 13 in the 2008 AFL Draft.[1]

Lynch did not play senior football in 2009,[2] but instead spent his first season playing with St Kilda's VFL-affiliate team, Sandringham Zebras, in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

Lynch made his AFL debut in round 18 of the 2010 season against Essendon.[3] He had five disposals and was dropped for the following week's match.[4]

At the end of the 2011 season, Lynch was traded from St Kilda to Adelaide as part of a three-way deal with Richmond, who received ruckman Ivan Maric from Adelaide whilst trading their second-round draft pick to St Kilda.

On 12 May 2013 while playing for the Crows as a replacement for injured power forward Taylor Walker, Lynch kicked 10 goals, including 6 goals in the third quarter. He is only the third player to score ten or more goals in a game for Adelaide.[5]

The 2013 season was a good one for Tom, scoring 33 goals and 20 behinds, making him the Crow's Leading Goalscorer for the season. He suffered an injury that made him miss the last part of the season.

On April 20, 2014, he made his return to the Adelaide Crows as the substitute against the Greater Western Sydney Giants. The next week he was one of the key players against the Western Bulldogs, amassing 25 disposals and kicking two goals. However, against Melbourne on the 3rd May, he suffered a broken jaw from a bump by Melbourne player Jack Viney. Jack was originally given two weeks, but the decision was dismissed.


  1. ^ "Selection 13 Tom Lynch". Australian Football League Official website. 29 November 2008. Retrieved 3 November 2009. 
  2. ^ Blake, Martin (30 September 2009). "St Kilda looks to grow from within". The Age. Retrieved 12 January 2011. 
  3. ^ Williams, Rebecca (30 July 2010). "Jimmy Bartel out as Cats spring surprises". Herald Sun. Retrieved 12 January 2011. 
  4. ^ Australian Associated Press (5 August 2010). "Collingwood and Geelong strengthen teams ahead of clash". Fox Sports. Retrieved 12 January 2011. 
  5. ^ "Dismal crowd sees Crows humiliate GWS Giants by 135 points". The Australian. 12 May 2013. 

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