Josh Thomas (Australian footballer)

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Josh Thomas
Joshy signing autographs 02.jpg
Thomas signs autographs with Collingwood in 2014
Personal information
Full name Josh Thomas
Date of birth (1991-10-01) 1 October 1991 (age 25)
Place of birth Queensland
Original team(s) Redland (QAFL)
Draft No. 75, 2009 National Draft, Collingwood
Height / weight 176cm / 77kg
Position(s) Midfielder
Club information
Current club Collingwood
Number 24
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2010–2014;
2017–
Collingwood 32 (19)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2016.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Josh Thomas (born 1 October 1991) is an Australian rules footballer in the Australian Football League.

Thomas, a Queensland Under 18 representative in the 2009 AFL National Under 18 Championships, was drafted by Collingwood with the 75th selection in the 2009 AFL Draft.[1]

In 2009, Thomas played 11 games for Gold Coast in the TAC Cup. Thomas was offered a contract by Gold Coast, but chose to enter the 2009 AFL draft, stating that he wanted to join an AFL environment as soon as possible, rather than wait for Gold Coast to join the AFL in 2011.[2]

Thomas, along with teammate Lachlan Keeffe, tested positive to the banned substance clenbuterol in drug tests taken in February 2015. Both players accepted provisional suspensions in March 2015. On 10 August 2015 Thomas accepted his two-year ban from the tribunal and that day was delisted by Collingwood football club but was told he'd be re-drafted as a rookie for the 2017 season if still available in the draft.[3] He was banned from AFL competition until 9 February 2017[4]

Thomas worked as an Uber driver in Queensland whilst he was serving his ban.[5]

On 27 November 2015, Thomas and his teammate Lachlan Keeffe were re-drafted to Collingwood through the rookie draft.[6]

Statistics[edit]

Statistics are correct to the end of the 2016 season[7]
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)
2010 Collingwood 24 0
2011 Collingwood 24 0
2012 Collingwood 24 0
2013 Collingwood 24 19 11 8 198 166 363 65 62 0.6 0.4 10.4 8.7 19.1 3.4 3.3
2014 Collingwood 24 13 8 3 124 100 224 33 51 0.6 0.2 9.5 7.7 17.2 2.5 3.9
Career 32 19 11 322 265 587 98 113 0.6 0.3 10.1 8.3 18.4 3.1 3.5

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