Isaac Smith (footballer)

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Isaac Smith
Personal information
Date of birth (1988-12-30) 30 December 1988 (age 27)
Place of birth Young, New South Wales
Original team(s) Temora (Farrer Football League)
East Wagga-Kooringal (Riverina Football League)
Wagga Tigers (AFL Canberra)
Redan (Ballarat Football League)
North Ballarat (Victorian Football League)
Draft No. 19 in 2010 AFL Draft
Height / weight 188cm / 80 kg
Position(s) Midfielder
Club information
Current club Hawthorn
Number 16
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2011– Hawthorn 135 (111)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2016.
Career highlights

Isaac Smith (born 30 December 1988) is an Australian rules footballer who plays for the Hawthorn Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL).

Early career[edit]

Hailing from Cootamundra, Smith played football and basketball with Luke Breust in Temora, with both ending up at Hawthorn where they played together in the 2013 AFL Grand Final. Smith moved to Wagga Wagga when he was 13, where he played with Hawthorn's Matt Suckling in the Wagga Hawks for several years before both moved to the Wagga Tigers where they won two premierships.

Smith later moved to Victoria to take up a Sports Management Degree at the University of Ballarat. Joining his mates at Redan, Smith first aired his raking left foot in Redan's reserves. After winning the 2009 senior Ballarat Football League (BFL) Grand Final, he resisted North Ballarat's overtures to do a pre-season with them, but by midway through 2010, he was not only being pulled again by the Roosters, but pushed from within by Redan.[1]

Smith had a meteoric rise in 2010, starting the year playing with Redan in the BFL and finishing in North Ballarat’s Victorian Football League (VFL) premiership side.[2] Smith was also a member of the successful Victorian Country Football League (VCFL) team that won the 2010 Australian Country Football Championships in Canberra.[3]

AFL career[edit]

Smith was Hawthorn's first pick in the 2010 AFL Draft.

Smith was a member of the 2013 Hawthorn premiership side, including kicking an outstanding 50m goal in the last quarter, and was also a member of the 2014 and 2015 Hawthorn premiership sides.

Smith has been described as the "quintessential modern wingman".[4]

Statistics[edit]

Statistics are correct to the end of the 2015 season[5]
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)
2011 Hawthorn 16 16 20 9 178 123 301 100 40 1.3 0.6 11.1 7.7 18.8 6.3 2.5
2012 Hawthorn 16 22 17 13 222 164 386 95 86 0.8 0.6 10.1 7.5 17.5 4.3 3.9
2013 Hawthorn 16 24 18 16 286 193 479 112 82 0.8 0.7 11.9 8.0 20.0 4.7 3.4
2014 Hawthorn 16 24 24 15 337 203 540 133 68 1.0 0.6 14.0 8.5 22.5 5.5 2.8
2015 Hawthorn 16 25 23 12 350 231 581 163 70 0.9 0.6 14.0 9.2 23.2 6.5 2.8
Career 111 102 65 1373 914 2287 603 346 0.9 0.6 12.4 8.2 20.6 5.4 3.1

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hanlon, Peter (5 May 2011). "Young Hawks make most of heady rise". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 9 May 2011. 
  2. ^ McDermott, Josh (20 October 2010). "Isaac Smith's big year could get bigger". ABC Ballarat. Retrieved 9 May 2011. 
  3. ^ http://www.vcfl.com.au/index.php?id=7&tx_ttnews[tt_news]=507&tx_ttnews[backPid]=1&cHash=7599f58cb2
  4. ^ King, Travis. "The stats files: Why it's tougher than ever to stop Nick Riewoldt". Retrieved 1 July 2016. 
  5. ^ Isaac Smith's player profile at AFL Tables

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