Devon Smith (footballer)

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Devon Smith
Devon Smith 2018.1.jpg
Smith playing for Essendon in April 2018
Personal information
Full name Devon Smith
Date of birth (1993-05-20) 20 May 1993 (age 26)
Original team(s) Geelong Falcons (TAC Cup)
Draft No. 14, 2011 national draft
Height 176 cm (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 77 kg (170 lb)
Position(s) Midfielder / Forward
Club information
Current club Essendon
Number 5
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2012–2017 Greater Western Sydney 109 (100)
2018– Essendon 029 0(20)
Total 138 (120)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2019.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Devon Smith (born 20 May 1993) is a professional Australian rules footballer playing for the Essendon Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL).

Smith previously played for Greater Western Sydney from 2012 to 2017. Recruited with the 14th overall pick in the 2011 national draft. He made his debut in the opening round of the 2012 AFL season against Sydney at ANZ Stadium. Prior to being drafted he grew up in the town of Lara, Victoria and attended the prestigious Geelong Grammar School on a sporting scholarship.


He received a nomination for the 2012 AFL Rising Star after he collected 21 disposals, six tackles, five inside-50s and kicked two goals in a 34-point win against Port Adelaide.[1]

At the conclusion of the 2017 AFL season, Smith requested and was granted a trade to Essendon.[2]

following the end of season 2018, Smith was awarded the Crichton medal, naming him the best and fairest player for Essendon in his debut season.

Statistics[edit]

Statistics are correct to end of the 2019 season[3]
Legend
 G  Goals  B  Behinds  K  Kicks  H  Handballs  D  Disposals  M  Marks  T  Tackles
Season Team No. Games G B K H D M T G B K H D M T
Totals Averages (per game)
2012 Greater Western Sydney 34 20 10 19 174 144 318 61 85 0.5 0.9 8.7 7.2 15.9 3.0 4.2
2013 Greater Western Sydney 10 18 16 11 181 114 295 49 81 0.9 0.6 10.1 6.3 16.4 2.7 4.5
2014 Greater Western Sydney 10 21 26 15 286 166 452 89 95 1.2 0.7 13.6 7.9 21.5 4.2 4.5
2015 Greater Western Sydney 10 20 17 20 242 140 382 70 98 0.8 1.0 12.1 7.0 19.1 3.5 4.9
2016 Greater Western Sydney 10 14 16 18 132 130 262 40 66 1.1 1.3 9.4 9.3 18.7 2.9 4.7
2017 Greater Western Sydney 10 16 15 14 158 138 296 51 79 0.9 0.9 9.9 8.6 18.5 3.2 4.9
2018 Essendon 5 22 17 16 290 194 484 83 186 0.8 0.7 13.2 8.8 22.0 3.8 8.5
2019 Essendon 5 7 3 2 79 48 127 19 40 0.4 0.3 11.3 6.9 18.1 2.7 5.7
Career 138 120 115 1542 1074 2616 462 730 0.9 0.8 11.2 7.8 19.0 3.4 5.3

References[edit]

  1. ^ Holmesby, Luke (7 August 2012). "Another Giant rises". AFL BigPond Network. Retrieved 7 August 2012.
  2. ^ Twomey, Callum (12 October 2017). "Dev off to the Dons as Giants secure top pick". AFL.com.au. Retrieved 12 October 2017.
  3. ^ "Devon Smith". AFL Tables. Retrieved 1 November 2019.

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