Lachlan Keeffe

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Lachlan Keeffe
Keefe at training.jpg
Keeffe training with Collingwood in 2014
Personal information
Full name Lachlan Keeffe
Date of birth (1990-04-14) 14 April 1990 (age 27)
Place of birth Gympie, Queensland, Australia
Draft No. 69, 2009 Rookie Draft, Collingwood
Height / weight 204cm / 99kg
Position(s) Defender
Club information
Current club Collingwood
Number 23
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2009–2014;
2017–
Collingwood 40 (7)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2016.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Lachlan Keeffe (born 14 April 1990)[1] is an Australian rules footballer in the Australian Football League.

In 2008, Keeffe was signed by the Collingwood Football Club as an unregistered player and was later drafted with pick number 69 in the 2009 Rookie Draft. He has previously played for Old Trinity in the VAFA.[2]

In 2009, Keeffe played 20 games for Collingwood's reserves team in the VFL. After two seasons at VFL level, Keeffe earned a promotion to the club's senior list for 2011.[3]

In 2011, Keeffe played in Collingwood's NAB Cup pre-season campaign, including the winning Pre Season Grand Final win against Essendon. Keeffe made his senior AFL debut against North Melbourne in round 16, 2011 at the MCG.[4]

Keeffe played the first 9 games of the 2012 season, however, he required a knee reconstruction after round 9. Keeffe made his return to AFL ranks the next year in the round 17 loss to Gold Coast.[5]

Keeffe, along with teammate Josh Thomas, 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.[6] He was banned from AFL competition until 9 February 2017[7]

On 26 July 2015, teammate Travis Cloke revealed that Keeffe was interested in taking up a role as an NFL punter, and he would soon be travelling to the United States.[8]

On 27 November 2015, Keefe and his teammate Josh Thomas were re-drafted to Collingwood through the rookie draft.[9]

Statistics[edit]

Statistics are correct to the end of the 2016 season[10]
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)
2011 Collingwood 23 5 4 3 29 13 42 19 4 0.8 0.6 5.8 2.6 8.4 4.8 0.8
2012 Collingwood 23 9 1 69 31 100 42 11 0.1 7.7 3.4 11.1 4.7 1.2
2013 Collingwood 23 8 1 65 33 98 40 11 0.1 8.1 4.1 12.2 5 1.4
2014 Collingwood 23 18 1 146 70 216 71 20 0.1 8.1 3.9 12 3.9 1.1
Career 40 7 3 309 147 456 172 46 0.2 0.1 7.7 3.7 11.4 4.3 1.2

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