Ben Hart

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Ben Hart
Personal information
Date of birth (1974-07-09) 9 July 1974 (age 42)
Original team(s) North Adelaide (SANFL)
Debut Round 1, 22 March 1992, Adelaide
vs. Footscray, at Football Park
Height 188 cm (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 85 kg (187 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1990–1991 North Adelaide (SANFL) 10
1992–2006 Adelaide (AFL) 311 (45)
2007 North Adelaide (SANFL) 16
Representative team honours
Years Team Games (Goals)
1993–1999 South Australia
International team honours
1998-1999 Australia
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2006.
Career highlights

Club

Representative

Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Benjamin "Ben" Hart (born 9 July 1974) is a retired Australian rules footballer, who played with the Adelaide Crows in the Australian Football League. He was an assistant coach with the Collingwood Football Club from 2012 to 2016.[1]

Early career[edit]

Ben Hart made his debut in the SANFL for North Adelaide in a semi final in 1990 at 16 years of age, he went on to combine his college commitments with those of the North Adelaide Roosters until he was selected by the Crows in 1992.

In 1992, Hart made his debut in the Adelaide Crows side direct from the 1st XVIII Rostrevor College team, and made an immediate impact as a defender, playing all 22 games (and booting 3 goals). The then 18-year-old Hart won All-Australian selection that year and repeated that feat in 1993.

Records[edit]

In early 2005, Hart passed the Adelaide games record, overtaking Nigel Smart with 279 games. In early 2006 Hart reached another milestone, by becoming the first Adelaide Crows player to join the exclusive 300 Games Club. Hart had been in superb form early in 2006 but suffered his first major injury, a broken arm vs Richmond in Round 8 of 2006, making his return in Round 16. He was again injured in Round 21, ending his season and his career.

Retirement[edit]

At the end of the 2006 season, Hart was delisted by the Crows due to the long-term injuries of Biglands and Hentschel and concerns over Hart's age and durability.[2] On 18 November 2006 Hart nominated for the national draft but was overlooked by all clubs.[3]

He played for North Adelaide in the SANFL in 2007, helping them reach a grand final in 2007, and after this he announced his retirement.

From 2008 to 2011, Hart was an assistant coach for the Adelaide Crows. He was then an assistant coach for the Collingwood Magpies from 2012 to 2016.[1]

Statistics[edit]

[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)
1992 Adelaide 34 22 4 2 169 91 260 54 20 0.2 0.1 7.7 4.1 11.8 2.5 0.9
1993 Adelaide 34 20 2 1 134 67 201 35 31 0.1 0.1 6.7 3.4 10.1 1.8 1.6
1994 Adelaide 34 22 4 4 255 97 352 78 36 0.2 0.2 11.6 4.4 16.0 3.5 1.6
1995 Adelaide 34 21 10 7 222 74 296 60 37 0.5 0.3 10.6 3.5 14.1 2.9 1.8
1996 Adelaide 34 22 4 4 190 112 302 57 24 0.2 0.2 8.6 5.1 13.7 2.6 1.1
1997 Adelaide 34 26 2 6 287 80 367 102 31 0.1 0.2 11.0 3.1 14.1 3.9 1.2
1998 Adelaide 34 26 5 3 213 76 289 76 61 0.2 0.1 8.2 2.9 11.1 2.9 2.3
1999 Adelaide 34 21 3 2 229 81 310 90 21 0.1 0.1 10.9 3.9 14.8 4.3 1.0
2000 Adelaide 34 22 2 2 209 68 277 79 33 0.1 0.1 9.5 3.1 12.6 3.6 1.5
2001 Adelaide 34 22 4 4 256 72 328 78 46 0.2 0.2 11.6 3.3 14.9 3.5 2.1
2002 Adelaide 34 25 2 2 302 97 399 110 43 0.1 0.1 12.1 3.9 16.0 4.4 1.7
2003 Adelaide 34 21 0 2 217 80 297 73 46 0.0 0.1 10.3 3.8 14.1 3.5 2.2
2004 Adelaide 34 6 0 0 57 21 78 29 6 0.0 0.0 9.5 3.5 13.0 4.8 1.0
2005 Adelaide 34 22 3 1 215 111 326 85 35 0.1 0.0 9.8 5.0 14.8 3.9 1.6
2006 Adelaide 34 13 0 0 131 59 190 76 12 0.0 0.0 10.1 4.5 14.6 5.8 0.9
Career 311 45 40 3086 1186 4272 1082 482 0.1 0.1 9.9 3.8 13.7 3.5 1.5

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Ben Hart". collingwoodf.com.au. Collingwood Football Club. Retrieved 16 August 2015. 
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 22 June 2004. Retrieved 2006-10-03. 
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 17 March 2007. Retrieved 2006-11-17. 
  4. ^ Ben Hart's player profile at AFL Tables

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