|Full name||Drew Petrie|
|Date of birth||15 October 1982|
|Place of birth||Ballarat, Victoria|
|Original team(s)||North Ballarat Rebels (TAC Cup)|
|Draft||No. 23, 2000 national draft|
|Height / weight||197 cm / 101 kg|
|Position(s)||Forward / ruckman|
|Current club||West Coast|
|2001–2016||North Melbourne||316 (428)|
|2017–||West Coast||1 (1)|
|International team honours|
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of round 1, 2017.
2 State and international statistics correct as of 2008.
|Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com|
Drew Petrie (born 15 October 1982) is a professional Australian rules footballer playing for the West Coast Eagles in the Australian Football League (AFL). He previously played for the North Melbourne Football Club from 2001 to 2016.
Since debuting in 2001 he has played 300 games for the club. He has played in a variety of roles for the Kangaroos including centre half-forward, defence and ruck. In a game against the Western Bulldogs in 2007 he helped inspire North Melbourne to a win in Glenn Archer's 300th match, kicking seven goals—six of them in the first quarter. His form continued the following week when he kicked another six goals.
Petrie was selected by coach Mick Malthouse for Australia in the International Rules series against Ireland as a utility player. He was a key player during the second test at MCG, scoring two overs (three points each) in quick succession early in the last quarter. He added a goal (six points) in the final minute giving Australia some hope of snatching a win. In the end, however, Ireland won the series by five points (on aggregate).
Petrie was named as a vice-captain of North Melbourne at the start of the 2009 season and filled-in for the newly appointed captain, Brent Harvey, who missed half the season with an elbow injury. Petrie was North Melbourne's top goal scorer in 2009 with 27 goals and again in 2011 with 48.
After missing most of the 2010 season. In 2011, Petrie was selected in the All-Australian Team on the interchange.
Early in the season Petrie struggled to have the same impact as the previous year. However the forward was still finding ways to get on the scoreboard, kicking a respectable 12 goals in the first seven games. From that point he turned on an impressive feat of goal kicking form, managing 46 in the final 15 matches despite being used as a decoy on multiple occasions. Petrie kicked 23 goals between rounds 16 and 19 to temporarily lead the Coleman Medal. His final tally of 58 goals was the highest of his career and pushed him past 250 career goals.
- "Roos celebrate Archer milestone in style". 1 July 2007.
- "Six Pies named in All Australian team". 19 September 2011.
- "North Melbourne won't offer Brent Harvey, Drew Petrie, Nick Dal Santo, Michael Firrito contracts for 2017". Herald Sun. News Corp Australia. 24 August 2016. Retrieved 24 August 2016.
- Browne, Ashley (28 November 2016). "Giants reunite ex-Dockers Mzungu and de Boer". AFL.com.au. Bigpond. Retrieved 28 November 2016.
- Drew Petrie's profile on the official website of the West Coast Eagles
- Drew Petrie's statistics from AFL Tables
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