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|Full name||Wade Chapman|
|Date of birth||3 January 1976|
|Original team||North Shore, Geelong|
|Height/Weight||178 cm / 86 kg|
|1994 – 1999||Sydney Swans||51 (19)|
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 1999 season.
Chapman is often remembered for being the player that passed the ball to Tony Lockett in the 1996 Preliminary Final against Essendon, resulting in the full-forward's after the siren heroics. He was on the wing in the Grand Final but could only manage seven disposals. In subsequent seasons Chapman was hampered by injuries, particularly with his groin, and he left the club in 1999. Although picked up by Port Adelaide in the draft that year, he did not play a senior game for them.
Chapman joined the Drysdale Football Club in 2007 as their playing coach, subsequently ending the club's 24 year premiership drought by winning the Bellarine Football League Title in 2009. He led the Hawks to a second consecutive premiership in 2010, again defeating the Geelong Amateur's in the grand final. Late in 2010, Chapman took up a position as the senior assistant and midfield coach with the Werribee Tigers in the Victorian Football League (VFL).
- Wade Chapman's statistics from AFL Tables
- Holmesby, Russell and Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers. 7th ed. Melbourne: Bas Publishing.