Eric Mackenzie (footballer)

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Eric Mackenzie
Personal information
Full name Eric Mackenzie
Date of birth (1988-05-19) 19 May 1988 (age 27)
Place of birth Perth
Original team Christ Church Grammar School
Draft 29th overall, 2006 National Draft (West Coast)
Height/Weight 196cm / 100kg
Position(s) Defender
Club information
Current club West Coast
Number 16
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2007– West Coast 121 (6)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 2014 season.
Career highlights

Eric Mackenzie (born 19 May 1988) is an Australian rules footballer currently listed with the West Coast Eagles in the Australian Football League (AFL). Originally from Claremont in the West Australian Football League (WAFL), Mackenzie was drafted by West Coast at the 2006 National Draft, and made his debut during the 2007 season.

Career[edit]

West Coast Eagles[edit]

Mackenzie was drafted in the 2nd round of the 2006 AFL Draft.[1]

A key position defender, he had his best season to date in 2014. He replaced the retiring Darren Glass as the club's leading backman and was named acting co-captain of the club for the remainder of the season, along with four other players.[2] He ended the year by winning the Eagles' best and fairest award, the John Worsfold Medal, beating Brownlow Medallist Matt Priddis by 11 votes.[3]

He will miss the entire 2015 AFL season after tearing his anterior cruciate ligament in West Coast's first pre-season game of the year against Carlton.[4]

Claremont Tigers[edit]

Mackenzie first played for WAFL club Claremont.[5] He has played 39 games with the club, but none since 2011, when he became a regular player for the Eagles.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The 2006 Draft". TheDrafter.net. 
  2. ^ Alex Malcolm (13 June 2014). Up to five could rotate West Coast captaincy – Australian Football League. Retrieved 13 June 2014.
  3. ^ Hagdorn, Kim (4 October 2014). "West Coast Eagles defender Eric Mackenzie awarded John Worsfold Medal for best player". PerthNow (News Corp Australia). 
  4. ^ "West Coast Eagle defender Eric Mackenzie set to miss season after tearing ACL". 28 February 2015. 
  5. ^ "Eric Mackenzie statistics". WAFL. 

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