Aidan Sezer

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Aidan Sezer
Personal information
Born (1991-06-24) 24 June 1991 (age 26)
Bankstown, New South Wales, Australia
Height 180 cm (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 90 kg (14 st 2 lb)
Playing information
Position Halfback, Five-eighth
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2012–15 Gold Coast Titans 71 12 156 5 365
2016– Canberra Raiders 50 9 18 0 72
Total 121 21 174 5 437
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2013–17 Indigenous All Stars 2 0 1 0 2
2016 NSW City 1 0 6 0 12
As of 4 March 2018
Source: [1]

Aidan Sezer (born 24 June 1991) is an Australian professional rugby league footballer who plays for the Canberra Raiders in the National Rugby League. An Indigenous All Stars and New South Wales City representative, he plays at five-eighth and halfback. He previously played for the Gold Coast Titans.


Sezer was born in Bankstown, New South Wales, to a Turkish father, Yücel and Indigenous Australian mother, Tanya and is Muslim.[2] Sezer played his junior football for the East Hills Bulldogs before being signed by the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs. Sezer played in the Bulldogs Toyota Cup team in 2010-2011, scoring over 300 points.[3] On 31 August 2010, Sezer was named at five-eighth in the 2010 NYC Team of the Year.[4] At the end of 2011, Sezer signed with the Gold Coast Titans after a lack of first-grade opportunities at the Bulldogs.[5]

Playing career[edit]


In Round 7 of the 2012 NRL season, Sezer made his NRL debut for the Gold Coast Titans against the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles at five-eighth and scored a try in the Titans 26-14 upset win at Brookvale Oval.[6][7] In December 2012, Sezer re-signed with the Titans on a 2-year contract.[8] Sezer finished his debut year in the NRL with him playing in 18 matches, scoring 4 tries, kicking 7 goals and kicking 1 field goal for the Gold Coast Titans in the 2012 NRL season. On 4 December 2012, Sezer re-signed with the Titans for 3 years till the end of the 2015 season.[8]


On 9 February 2013, Sezer played for the Indigenous All Stars team in the 2013 All Stars match against the NRL All Stars off the interchange bench in the Indigenous Team 32-6 win at Suncorp Stadium.[9][10] Sezer finished the 2013 NRL season with him playing in 22 matches, scoring 1 try, kicking 75 goals and kicking 2 field goals for the Gold Coast Titans.


In Round 10 against the Brisbane Broncos at Suncorp Stadium, Sezer suffered a pectoral muscle injury in the Titans 22-8 loss which made him miss 3 months of football,[11] until making a return in Round 22 against the Sydney Roosters at SFS which the Titans lost the match 26-18.[12] Sezer finished the Gold Coast Titans 2014 NRL season with him playing in 13 matches, scoring 4 matches, kicking 23 goals and kicking 1 field goal in an injury riddled year.


On 20 January, Sezer was named in the Titans 2015 NRL Auckland Nines squad.[13] On 10 April, he signed a 3-year contract with the Canberra Raiders starting in 2016.[14] He finished his last year with the Titans, having played in 18 matches, scoring 3 tries, kicking 51 goals and 1 field goal.


In Round 1 of the 2016 NRL season, Sezer made his club debut for the Raiders against the Penrith Panthers, playing at halfback and scoring two tries in the Raiders' 30-22 win at Canberra Stadium.[15] On 8 May 2016, Sezer played for City Origin against Country Origin, where he played at five-eighth and kicked 6 goals in the 44-30 win in Tamworth.[16] Sezer finished the 2016 NRL season with him playing in 24 matches, scoring 5 tries and kicking 5 goals in his first year with the Raiders.


In February 2017, Sezer was selected in the Raiders 2017 Auckland Nines squad.[17] On 10 February 2017, Sezer played for the Indigenous All Stars against the World All Stars in the 2017 All Stars match, playing off the interchange bench in the 34-8 win at Hunter Stadium.[18][19] In Round 5 against the Parramatta Eels, Sezer played his 100th NRL career match in the 30-18 win at Canberra Stadium.[20][21] Sezer finished the 2017 NRL season with him playing in all of the Raiders 24 matches, scoring 4 tries and kicking 12 goals. Sezer and his halves partner Blake Austin were subjected to criticism at the end of the season for not lifting their game to close out matches and were taking the back seat for hooker Josh Hodgson who did the key playmaking a little too often than they should have.[22]


  1. ^ "Aidan Sezer - Career Stats & Summary". Rugby League Project. 1991-06-24. Retrieved 2016-01-31. 
  2. ^ Meyn, Travis (2013-01-17). "Aidan Sezer has shone for the Titans, now he is set to become a Star". Retrieved 2016-01-31. 
  3. ^ "Titans trio head west in name of Indigenous education". Archived from the original on 12 May 2012. Retrieved 17 April 2012. 
  4. ^ "Toyota Cup Team of the Year revealed". Retrieved 2016-01-31. 
  5. ^ "Gold Coast Titans slam Todd Carney rumours | NRL". Zero Tackle. 2011-08-23. Retrieved 2016-01-31. 
  6. ^ "Sezer makes NRL debut | Queensland Times". 2012-04-11. Retrieved 2016-01-31. 
  7. ^ "Home | Live Scores & Latest News". Fox Sports. Retrieved 2016-01-31. 
  8. ^ a b "Titans Five Eighth Aidan Sezer Signs New Deal Until 2015". Retrieved 2016-01-31. 
  9. ^ "2013 All Stars teams announced". Retrieved 2016-01-31. 
  10. ^ Burke, Dominic (2013-02-09). "REPLAY: Indigenous All Stars 32 d NRL All Stars 6 at Suncorp Stadium". Retrieved 2016-01-31. 
  11. ^ "Home | Live Scores & Latest News". Fox Sports. Retrieved 2016-01-31. 
  12. ^ "Home | Live Scores & Latest News". Fox Sports. Retrieved 2016-01-31. 
  13. ^ "TITANS NAME 2015 NINES SQUAD". Rugby League Week. 2015-01-20. Retrieved 2016-01-31. 
  14. ^ Chris Wilson. "Canberra Raiders sign Aidan Sezer". Retrieved 2016-01-31. 
  15. ^ "Canberra Raiders Down Penrith Panthers but Lose Star Blake Austin to Injury". Retrieved 2016-03-06. 
  16. ^ "Young City side stun Country". Retrieved 2016-05-12. 
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