Brad Ebert

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Brad Ebert
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Personal information
Full name Bradley Ebert
Date of birth (1990-04-02) 2 April 1990 (age 26)
Original team(s) Port Adelaide (SANFL)
Draft No. 13 2007 national draft
Height / weight 189 cm / 88 kg
Position(s) Midfield, half-forward flank
Club information
Current club Port Adelaide
Number 7
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2008–2011
2012–
Total
West Coast
Port Adelaide
076 0(33)
104 0(70)
190 (103)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2016.
Career highlights
  • South Australian Under-18 representative 2007
  • South Australian Under-18 captain 2007
  • AFL Rising Star nominee 2008
  • Fos Williams Medal 2012

Bradley "Brad" Ebert (born 2 April 1990) is an Australian rules footballer currently listed with Port Adelaide in the Australian Football League (AFL).

His father Craig Ebert played 112 games for Port Adelaide during the 1980s. He is the nephew of Russell Ebert.[citation needed]

Career[edit]

West Coast[edit]

The son of Craig Ebert, a former West Adelaide and Port Adelaide player, and the nephew of Russell Ebert,[1] Ebert was drafted with the 13th pick overall by the West Coast Eagles in the 2007 National Draft, having previously played for Port Adelaide in the South Australian National Football League (SANFL). This selection caused some controversy in South Australia as Adelaide were expected to selected Ebert with pick 10, but instead chose Patrick Dangerfield, a Victorian. Ebert had also captained South Australia at the 2007 Under-18 Championships.

Ebert made his debut for West Coast in round two of the 2008 season while still a 17-year-old, becoming the youngest Eagles debutant since Daniel Kerr in 2001. He played 15 matches in his debut season, and was nominated for the 2008 AFL Rising Star after a 25-disposal three-goal game in round 17 against St Kilda. Ebert played 17 matches in 2009 and every game in 2010 playing mainly as an inside midfielder, playing with Peel Thunder in the West Australian Football League (WAFL) when not playing with the Eagles.

In 2011, Ebert was switched from the midfield to the half-forward flank. He played 22 games, kicking 14 goals, including a career-high four goals against Richmond in round 20, but was dropped twice after struggling for form. He requested to be traded to Port Adelaide in October 2011,[2] with the trade being completed on 17 October.[3]

Port Adelaide[edit]

In 2012, Ebert had a breakout year for Port Adelaide. His hard playing style and consistency quickly made him well liked from the Port Adelaide supporters. Brad Ebert had many stand out performances during the year, for example in round 22 against Brisbane he finished with 32 disposals(24 kicks 8 hballs) 3 marks and 4 tackles. Ebert finished the year playing all 22 games for the season and kicking 17 goals. His consistency lead to many off field achievements also, such as finishing equal second alongside Matthew Broadbent in the Port Adelaide Best and Fairest, and finishing the highest of all Port players in the Brownlow Medal.

At the start of 2013, Ebert announced as the vice-captain of Port Adelaide. Ebert played in every game in 2013 averaging 23.1 disposals a game.

For season 2014, Ebert recorded exactly the same number of disposals and goals as 2013. In season 2015, he once again played in every game for the club.

Statistics[edit]

Statistics are correct to the end of round 2, 2015 [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)
2008 West Coast 18 15 5 1 136 97 233 5 1 0.3 0.1 9.1 6.5 15.5 3.7 3.2
2009 West Coast 18 17 6 7 140 142 282 75 69 0.4 0.4 8.2 8.4 16.6 4.4 4.1
2010 West Coast 5 22 8 13 267 154 421 103 90 0.4 0.6 12.1 7.0 19.1 4.7 4.1
2011 West Coast 5 22 14 7 176 123 299 82 73 0.6 0.3 8.0 5.6 13.6 3.7 3.3
2012 Port Adelaide 7 22 17 13 301 203 504 103 128 0.8 0.6 13.7 9.2 22.9 4.7 5.8
2013 Port Adelaide 7 24 13 6 354 201 555 128 119 0.5 0.3 14.8 8.4 23.1 5.3 5.0
2014 Port Adelaide 7 25 13 10 326 229 555 121 149 0.5 0.4 13.0 9.2 22.2 4.8 6.0
2015 Port Adelaide 7 2 1 1 36 25 61 20 11 0.5 0.5 18.0 12.5 30.5 10.0 5.5
Career 149 77 58 1736 1174 2910 688 687 0.5 0.4 11.7 7.9 19.5 4.6 4.6

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ebert to captain SA Under-18". Fox Sports. Retrieved 30 September 2014. 
  2. ^ Ebert leaves nest – westcoasteagles.com.au. Published 4 October 2011. Retrieved 5 October 2011.
  3. ^ Trades as they happen Archived 18 October 2011 at the Wayback Machine. – afl.com.au. Published 17 October 2011. Retrieved 17 October 2011.
  4. ^ Brad Ebert's player profile at AFL Tables

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