Joel Patfull

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Joel Patfull
Joel Patfull.jpg
Patfull warming up for the Brisbane Lions in 2010
Personal information
Full name Joel Patfull
Date of birth (1984-12-07) 7 December 1984 (age 31)
Original team(s) Norwood (SANFL)
Draft No. 14, 2003 Rookie Draft, Port Adelaide
No. 56, 2005 National Draft, Brisbane Lions
Height / weight 190cm / 88kg
Position(s) Defender
Club information
Current club Greater Western Sydney
Number 24
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
Port Adelaide
Brisbane Lions
Greater Western Sydney
000 0(0)
182 (24)
038 0(2)
220 (26)
International team honours
Years Team Games (Goals)
2011 Australia 0 (0)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2016.
2 State and international statistics correct as of 2011.
Career highlights

Joel Patfull (born 7 December 1984) is an Australian rules footballer currently playing for the Greater Western Sydney Giants in the Australian Football League (AFL). Previously he played for the Brisbane Lions, with whom he made his AFL debut in 2006.

Early life[edit]

Patfull was recruited onto the Port Adelaide rookie list in 2003, but was dropped at the end of the 2004 season. He was then recruited to the Brisbane Lions as the number 56 draft pick in the 2005 AFL Draft.

Playing career[edit]

He made his senior debut for the Brisbane Lions in Round 8, 2006 against his former club, Port Adelaide where he scored a goal with his first kick of AFL football. He went on to play the remaining 15 games of the 2006 season.

After the 2006 AFL season, it was speculated in the media that Patfull was enticed to return to Adelaide by the Adelaide Crows and Port Adelaide Power, however his manager announced in mid-November that Patfull had accepted a two-year contract to continue his career with the Brisbane Lions. While not a flashy player, Patfull's discipline and work ethic have made him a respected player amongst Brisbane supporters.

In 2012 he was awarded the Brisbane Lions Club Champion award (Merrett-Murray Medal) with 34 votes.[1] He was also awarded the Shaun Hart Most Courageous Player for 2012.[2]

In 2014, at the conclusion of the season, Patfull was traded to the Greater Western Sydney Football Club[3] in exchange for pick 21 in the draft.


  1. ^ "Making best of second chance - Official AFL website of the Brisbane Lions AFC". 2012-09-08. Retrieved 2012-10-12. 
  2. ^ "Patfull shows some Hart - Official AFL website of the Brisbane Lions AFC". 2012-10-06. Retrieved 2012-10-12. 
  3. ^ Lions defender Joel Patfull completes switch to GWS, official website, 10 October 2014

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