Josh Begley (footballer)

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Josh Begley
Personal information
Full name Joshua Begley
Nickname(s) “Fridge"[1]
Date of birth (1998-07-03) 3 July 1998 (age 20)
Original team(s) Eastern Ranges (TAC Cup)
Draft No. 31, 2016 national draft
Height 188 cm (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 94 kg (207 lb)
Position(s) Forward / Midfielder
Club information
Current club Essendon
Number 16
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2017– Essendon 8 (8)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of round 7, 2018.
Sources: AFL Tables,

Joshua Begley (born 3 July 1998) is a professional Australian rules footballer playing for the Essendon Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL). He was recruited by the Essendon Football Club with the 31st overall selection in the 2016 national draft.[2]

He made his debut in round 22 of the 2017 AFL season, in which he recorded thirteen disposals, seven marks, two goals and three goal assists in a thirty-three point win against Gold Coast at Metricon Stadium.[3] His first 5 disposals in AFL football resulted in 2 goals and 3 score assists. He remained in the side for the final game of the season and played in Essendon's losing elimination final against Sydney in his third game, scoring two goals.


  1. ^ Edmund, Sam (1 December 2017). "Second-year Essendon forward Josh Begley motors in 2km time trial". Herald Sun. News Corp Australia.
  2. ^ Prime, Toby (7 December 2016). "Josh Begley completes transformation from suburban footballer to landing on an AFL list". Knox Leader. Herald Sun.
  3. ^ Harrington, Anna (19 August 2017). "Josh Begley and Andrew McGrath step up as Essendon beats Gold Coast to keep finals hopes alive". Fox Sports (Australia). News Corp Australia.

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