Adam Thomson (Australian rules footballer)

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Adam Thomson
Personal information
Full name Adam Thomson
Date of birth (1986-08-21) 21 August 1986 (age 27)
Original team Sturt (SANFL)
Draft 11th overall, 2004 AFL Draft
Height/Weight 184 cm / 84 kg
Position(s) Midfielder
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2005–2008
2009–2010
Total
Port Adelaide
Richmond
28 (16)
4 (1)
32 (17)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 2010 season.

Adam Thomson (born 21 August 1986) is an Australian rules footballer who played for Port Adelaide and Richmond in the Australian Football League (AFL).

Career[edit]

A promising young midfielder, Thomson was taken by Port Adelaide with the 11th selection in the 2004 AFL National Draft. He played just two senior games in 2005, spending most of his time in his first two years at Port Adelaide playing for South Australian National Football League (SANFL) club, Sturt.

In 2006, Thomson played the first three games of the season, but was dropped after the team's listless performance against Fremantle in round 3, although he did manage his first AFL goal during this match. After stand-out performances for Sturt, injuries to senior midfielders and a need to get AFL experience into its young players, Port Adelaide finally selected Thomson in its team against then bottom-side Essendon in round 9. Thomson and many other Port Adelaide youngsters showed their potential in this game. His impressive form in the following rounds of 2006 were halted when he suffered a groin injury against North Melbourne in round 18, effectively ending his season.

In 2008, Thomson struggled to keep a place in Port's starting team.

At the end of the 2008 AFL season, Thomson requested to be traded to another club due to lack of opportunity.

During the 2008 Trade Week, Thomson was traded to Richmond in return for draft pick number 42.

Thomson was delisted by Richmond on 14 October 2010, after playing only four senior games in his two seasons at the club.

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