Brad Smith (footballer, born 1979)
|Full name||Bradley Phillip Smith|
|Date of birth||May 11, 1979|
|Place of birth||Perth, Western Australia|
|Original team(s)||Carine JFC|
|Draft||pick #57, 2004 National Draft, West Coast|
|Height/Weight||193 cm / 102 kg|
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 2009 season.
Bradley Phillip "Brad" Smith (born 11 May 1979) is a former Australian rules footballer, who played for Subiaco in the West Australian Football League (WAFL) from 1998–2009. He was also listed with the West Coast Eagles in the Australian Football League (AFL) from 2005–06, but not play a game for the club due to two knee reconstructions.
Smith is the son of former Geelong and West Perth forward Phil Smith. He considered nominating for the 1997 AFL Draft, but other interests put his AFL career on hold. Over time he began to re-emerge as a solid tall forward playing for Subiaco in the WAFL, kicking 109 goals in 2004, winning the Bernie Naylor Medal for leading goalkicker.
West Coast Eagles
He was drafted by the West Coast Eagles at pick 57 in the 2004 AFL draft.
His bad luck continued, and in the 2006 pre-season he injured the same knee during a routine training drill. This injury required yet another reconstruction, ruling him out for the entire 2006 season.
Return to WAFL
He finished off the 2008 season with 110 goals and another premiership under his belt.
Smith retired after the 2009 season.
He currently works in player recruitment at the West Coast Eagles.