Brent Macaffer

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Brent Macaffer
Personal information
Full name Brent Macaffer
Date of birth (1988-02-29) 29 February 1988 (age 29)
Place of birth Victoria
Original team(s) Gippsland Power (TAC Cup)
Draft No. 26, 2007 rookie draft
Debut Round 5, 2009, Collingwood
vs. Essendon, at MCG
Height 187 cm (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 89 kg (196 lb)
Position(s) Forward
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2009–2016 Collingwood 77 (33)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2016.
Career highlights
  • Joseph Wren Memorial Trophy 2008, 2016
  • Collingwood premiership player 2010
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Brent Macaffer (born 29 February 1988) is a former professional Australian rules footballer who played for the Collingwood Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL). He was recruited in the 2006 AFL draft.[1]

Macaffer is one of a string of players to have been recruited by Collingwood from Gippsland. Despite his small stature, Macaffer led the TAC Cup U/18 goalkicking in 2006, and was named at full forward in the Team of the Year. Macaffer has good pace and can push up the ground to play in different positions.

Macaffer won the Joseph Wren Award for Best Collingwood VFL player in 2008, along with former Collingwood player Justin Crow.[2]

Macaffer switched his guernsey to number three at the end of the 2012 season as tribute to his late friend and former team mate John McCarthy who died during the 2012 offseason.

In the 2013 AFL season Macaffer was utilised as more of a tagger/inside mid, a notable performance was keeping St Kilda star Nick Dal Santo to 16 disposals at 44% efficiency in Round 6. At the end of the 2013 season, Champion Data rated the AFL's top 18 taggers and Macaffer was rated the 3rd best in the league behind Ryan Crowley and Ed Curnow. Macaffer had won 14/16 of his roles which included some of the best Midfielders in the game with the likes of Nick Dal Santo, David Mundy, Joel Selwood, Josh P. Kennedy, Pearce Hanley, Dyson Heppell, Kieren Jack, Andrew Gaff, Daniel Wells, Travis Boak, plus others. Nathan Buckley moving Macaffer into the middle as a tagger reinvented him from the defensive forward role (Which he still plays from time to time) and he cemented himself in the strong Collingwood midfield with the likes of Dane Swan, Scott Pendlebury, Dayne Beams, Luke Ball and Steele Sidebottom and played a full season for the first time since Collingwoods Premiership Season in 2010.

On 22 August 2016, he announced he would retire at the end of the season, along with 2010 premiership team-mate Alan Toovey.[3][4] Macaffer was awarded for his consistent season at VFL level with the Joseph Wren Memorial Trophy[5] and for his clubmanship with the Darren Millane Award.[6]

Statistics[edit]

[7]
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)
2009 Collingwood 30 5 4 4 31 28 59 19 23 0.8 0.8 6.2 5.6 11.8 3.8 4.6
2010 Collingwood 30 21 16 14 173 149 322 88 98 0.8 0.7 8.2 7.1 15.3 4.2 4.7
2011 Collingwood 30 4 1 1 31 16 47 14 9 0.3 0.3 7.8 4.0 11.8 3.5 2.3
2012 Collingwood 30 0
2013 Collingwood 3 22 7 4 201 106 307 99 85 0.3 0.2 9.1 4.8 14.0 4.5 3.9
2014 Collingwood 3 21 4 5 176 108 284 80 86 0.2 0.2 8.4 5.1 13.5 3.8 4.1
2015 Collingwood 3 0
2016 Collingwood 3 4 1 1 17 16 33 4 15 0.3 0.3 4.3 4.0 8.3 1.0 3.8
Career 77 33 29 629 423 1052 304 316 0.4 0.4 8.2 5.5 13.7 4.0 4.1

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hogan, Jesse (1 October 2010). "Macaffer's expanded role gives him extra credits". The Age. Fairfax Media. Retrieved 3 October 2010. 
  2. ^ "Swan takes Pies' B&F - AFL.com.au". Australian Football League. 3 October 2008. Retrieved 3 October 2010. 
  3. ^ Allen, Sarah (22 August 2016). "Premiership pair sign off". Collingwoodfc.com.au. BigPond. 
  4. ^ "Collingwood 2010 premiership heroes Macaffer, Toovey retire". The Age. Fairfax Media. 22 August 2016. 
  5. ^ Macaffer, Brent (7 October 2016). "Joseph Wren Trophy: Brent Macaffer". collingwoodfc.com.au. BigPond. 
  6. ^ Mason, Luke (7 October 2016). "Darren Millane Award: Brent Macaffer". collingwoodfc.com.au. BigPond. 
  7. ^ "Brent Macaffer". AFL Tables. Retrieved 27 August 2014. 

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