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 32)
Original team(s) Norwood (SANFL)
Draft No. 14, 2003 rookie draft
No. 56, 2005 national draft
Height / weight 190cm / 88kg
Position(s) Defender
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2003–2004 Port Adelaide 000 0(0)
2006–2014 Brisbane Lions 182 (24)
2015–2017 Greater Western Sydney 038 0(2)
Total 220 (26)
International team honours
Years Team Games (Goals)
2011 Australia 1 (0)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2016.
2 State and international statistics correct as of 2011.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Joel Patfull (born 7 December 1984) is a former professional Australian rules footballer who played for the Brisbane Lions and Greater Western Sydney Giants in the Australian Football League (AFL). He was also listed with the Port Adelaide Football Club from 2003 to 2004, but he did not play a senior match.

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.

At the conclusion of the 2016 season, Patfull announced his retirement from the AFL,[4] but he will remain on the Giants' playing list as a rookie-listed player for the 2017 season.[5]

Statistics[edit]

Statistics are correct to the end of the 2016 season[6]
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)
2003 Port Adelaide 0
2004 Port Adelaide 0
2006 Brisbane Lions 24 15 3 9 68 61 129 43 38 0.2 0.6 4.5 4.1 8.6 2.9 2.5
2007 Brisbane Lions 24 21 13 8 110 83 193 73 46 0.6 0.4 5.2 4.0 9.2 3.5 2.2
2008 Brisbane Lions 24 22 3 4 119 119 238 79 43 0.1 0.2 5.4 5.4 10.8 3.6 2.0
2009 Brisbane Lions 24 20 0 0 131 128 259 85 41 0.0 0.0 6.6 6.4 13.0 4.3 2.1
2010 Brisbane Lions 24 21 2 2 110 112 222 61 82 0.1 0.1 5.2 5.3 10.6 2.9 3.9
2011 Brisbane Lions 24 18 0 0 87 76 163 59 33 0.0 0.0 4.8 4.2 9.1 3.3 1.8
2012 Brisbane Lions 24 22 0 0 143 113 256 88 63 0.0 0.0 6.5 5.1 11.6 4.0 2.9
2013 Brisbane Lions 24 22 1 0 178 128 306 114 50 0.0 0.0 8.1 5.8 13.9 5.2 2.3
2014 Brisbane Lions 24 21 2 1 151 154 305 108 48 0.1 0.0 7.2 7.3 14.5 5.1 2.3
2015 Greater Western Sydney 24 16 1 2 100 88 188 71 34 0.1 0.1 6.3 5.5 11.8 4.4 2.1
2016 Greater Western Sydney 24 22 1 0 125 100 225 84 59 0.0 0.0 5.7 4.5 10.2 3.8 2.7
Career 220 26 26 1322 1162 2484 865 537 0.1 0.1 6.0 5.3 11.3 3.9 2.4

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Making best of second chance - Official AFL website of the Brisbane Lions AFC". Lions.com.au. 2012-09-08. Retrieved 2012-10-12. 
  2. ^ "Patfull shows some Hart - Official AFL website of the Brisbane Lions AFC". Lions.com.au. 2012-10-06. Retrieved 2012-10-12. 
  3. ^ Lions defender Joel Patfull completes switch to GWS, AFL.com.au official website, 10 October 2014
  4. ^ Curley, Adam (12 October 2016). "Patfull calls time, set to sit on Giants' rookie list". AFL.com.au. Retrieved 12 October 2016. 
  5. ^ Browne, Ashley (28 November 2016). "Giants reunite ex-Dockers Mzungu and de Boer". AFL.com.au. Bigpond. Retrieved 28 November 2016. 
  6. ^ "Joel Patfull stats". AFL Tables. Retrieved 13 November 2016. 

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