Jonathan Giles

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Jonathan Giles
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Personal information
Full name Jonathan Giles
Nickname(s) Joffa
Date of birth (1988-01-08) 8 January 1988 (age 29)
Original team(s) Central District
Draft 70th overall, 2005 National Draft
3rd overall, 2011 Rookie Draft
Height / weight 201 cm / 101 kg
Position(s) Ruckman
Club information
Current club West Coast
Number 22
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2006–2009 Port Adelaide 00 0(0)
2012–2014 Greater Western Sydney 51 (39)
2015 Essendon 03 0(1)
2016– West Coast 05 0(3)
Total 59 (43)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of rd2 2017.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Jonathan Giles (born 8 January 1988) is an Australian rules footballer playing for the West Coast Eagles in the Australian Football League (AFL). He made his AFL debut with Greater Western Sydney in round 1, 2012 against the Sydney Swans at ANZ Stadium. He was also previously listed with the Port Adelaide Football Club, but did not play a senior game for this club.[1]

AFL career[edit]

A ruckman, Giles was recruited in the 2005 AFL Draft, from Central District in the South Australian National Football League (SANFL) at pick number 70, but never played a game for Port Adelaide in the AFL.

During the 2006 season, he played 19 games for Central District's reserves team, kicking four goals. Also in 2006, Giles played in the London exhibition match against Geelong. In a spiteful match, he kicked one goal.

Giles was delisted by Port on 16 October 2009.[2] In December 2010, after winning the best and fairest award for Sturt in the SANFL,[3] Giles was selected by the new Greater Western Sydney Giants in the 2011 Rookie Draft.[4]

Greater Western Sydney (2012–14)[edit]

Giles played the 2011 season for Greater Western Sydney in the North East Australian Football League, as one of the senior players on an otherwise young squad. He played his first official AFL game against the Sydney Swans where he kicked one goal.[5] In Round 8, 2014, Giles became the first Giants player to notch up 50 games for the club, the Giants lost to the West Coast Eagles by 111 points.

Essendon (2015)[edit]

On 16 October 2014, Giles was traded to the Essendon Football Club after struggling to maintain his place in the Greater Western Sydney team throughout the 2014 season.[6] In round 18 in the 2015 season, Giles made his debut for Essendon in an 87-point loss to the Western Bulldogs.

West Coast (2016)[edit]

In October 2015, Giles was traded to the West Coast Eagles.[7]

As of the end of the 2016 season, Giles has the lowest winning percentage for any current player in the AFL, playing in only eight wins from 58 career games.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Conn, Malcolm (22 March 2012). "The daze of our lives". The Daily Telegraph. 
  2. ^ Port Adelaide delists four
  3. ^ Bombers out to thwart Sheedy
  4. ^ Former Hawk ruckman taken by Melbourne
  5. ^ Steve Clifton a key for GWS in 2012
  6. ^ Giles now a Bomber as Dons replace Ryder. AFL.com.au official website, 16 October 2014
  7. ^ Malcolm, Alex (19 October 2015). "Eagles boost ruck stocks with ex-Bomber Giles". AFL.com.au. Bigpond. Retrieved 19 October 2015. 
  8. ^ "Miscellaneous Player Records". AFL Tables. Retrieved 8 October 2016. 

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