Tyson Goldsack

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Tyson Goldsack
Personal information
Full name Tyson Goldsack
Date of birth (1987-05-22) 22 May 1987 (age 27)
Place of birth Victoria
Original team Gippsland Power (TAC Cup)
Draft #63, 2006 National Draft, Collingwood
Height/Weight 193cm / 92kg
Position(s) Utility
Club information
Current club Collingwood
Number 6
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2007– Collingwood 124 (47)
International team honours
Years Team Games (Goals)
2010 Australia 2
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 2014 season.
Career highlights

Tyson Goldsack (born 22 May 1987) is a professional Australian rules football player currently playing with the Collingwood Football Club in the Australian Football League.

Early life[edit]

Originally from Pakenham, Victoria, he played with Gippsland Power at TAC Cup level in 2005-06, in-between completing a pre-season with Hawthorn. He showed good speed at the Victorian State Screening Session with a 20m Sprint time of 3.00sec. A good second season in the TAC Cup as a mature aged player would see him become one of few 19-year-olds drafted at the 2006 AFL Draft, selected by Collingwood in the fourth round of the draft with pick 63.

AFL career[edit]

In 2007, he played four games with the reserves side in the Victorian Football League as a defender, making an impression, being emergency for the round 7 clash against Carlton, before making a surprise AFL debut against the Western Bulldogs at Telstra Dome. He impressed to keep his spot, but made a name for himself in round 12 when he played an effective containing role on Michael O'Loughlin of Sydney, and then on Hawthorn spearhead Lance Franklin a week later. He would continue to play the role, missing one game through a rest, for the rest of the season, including the final series. He once again nullified O'Loughlin in round 21, where he had 25 disposals and 8 marks, and earned an AFL Rising Star nomination.[1]

Goldsack was recalled for the 2010 Grand Final replay, replacing Leon Davis. Goldsack kicked the first goal of the game. His mother was one of many people to have successfully bet on him kicking the first goal, despite the high odds.[2] Artist Jamie Cooper featured the bet in the celebratory painting of the Collingwood team, with Goldsack holding a betting slip with the words "Mrs" and "80-1" written on it.[3]

Statistics[edit]

Statistics are correct to the end of the 2014 season[4]
Legend
 G  Goals  B  Behinds  K  Kicks  H  Handballs  D  Disposals  M  Marks  T  Tackles
Season Team # Games G B K H D M T G B K H D M T
Totals Averages (per game)
2007 Collingwood 38 17 0 1 134 94 228 58 50 0.0 0.1 7.9 5.5 13.4 3.4 2.9
2008 Collingwood 38 16 4 0 83 54 137 40 51 0.3 0.0 5.2 3.4 8.6 2.5 3.2
2009 Collingwood 6 12 1 0 71 65 136 38 34 0.1 0.0 5.9 5.4 11.3 3.2 2.8
2010 Collingwood 6 11 1 2 60 65 125 36 35 0.1 0.2 5.5 5.9 11.4 3.3 3.2
2011 Collingwood 6 13 1 2 83 66 149 49 40 0.1 0.2 6.4 5.1 11.5 3.8 3.1
2012 Collingwood 6 22 24 19 142 102 244 81 69 1.1 0.9 6.5 4.6 11.1 3.7 3.1
2013 Collingwood 6 13 6 4 89 71 160 41 44 0.5 0.3 6.8 5.5 12.3 3.2 3.4
2014 Collingwood 6 20 10 5 115 110 225 66 86 0.5 0.3 5.8 5.5 11.3 3.3 4.3
Career 124 47 33 777 627 1404 409 409 0.4 0.3 6.3 5.1 11.3 3.3 3.3

References[edit]

  1. ^ McAsey, Jenny (20 September 2007). "Youngster worth his weight in gold". The Australian. 
  2. ^ Stevens, Mark; Campbell, James (17 July 2011). "Collingwood footballer Tyson Goldsack quizzed over exotic bets". Sunday Herald Sun. 
  3. ^ Stevens, Mark (17 July 2011). "First-goal bet is etched in Collingwood history on commissioned painting". Sunday Herald Sun. 
  4. ^ Tyson Goldsack's player profile at AFL Tables

External links[edit]

Awards
Preceded by
Dale Thomas
Harry Collier Trophy
2007
Succeeded by
Nathan Brown