Lewis Taylor (Australian footballer)

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Lewis Taylor
Lewis Taylor 2019.6.jpg
Taylor in April 2019
Personal information
Full name Lewis Taylor
Date of birth (1995-02-17) 17 February 1995 (age 26)
Original team(s) Geelong Falcons (TAC Cup)
Draft No. 28, 2013 national draft
Height 173 cm (5 ft 8 in)
Weight 79 kg (174 lb)
Position(s) Midfielder / Forward
Club information
Current club Sydney
Number 28
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2014–2019 Brisbane Lions 112 (88)
2020– Sydney 9 (6)
Total 121 (94)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2019.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Lewis Taylor (born 17 February 1995) is an Australian rules footballer who plays for the Sydney Swans in the Australian Football League (AFL).

From Mortlake in Victoria, Taylor attended high school at Mercy Regional College, Camperdown. Taylor was drafted by the Lions with their fourth selection, pick 28, in the 2013 AFL Draft.[1] At only 173 cm, he has drawn comparisons with North Melbourne player Brent "Boomer" Harvey due to his ability to cut sides up throughout the middle of the ground with his pace and elite endurance.[2]

Despite having an interrupted pre-season due to a foot injury, Taylor played all 22 games for Brisbane in his debut season. He was nominated for the AFL Rising Star in round 9 and at the end of season vote count he won the award, finishing one vote ahead of Marcus Bontempelli.

At the conclusion of the 2019 AFL season, Taylor was traded to Sydney in exchange for pick 48.[3]


  1. ^ Auciello, Michael (21 November 2013). "Geelong Falcon's drafting a steal for Brisbane Lions". Geelong Advertiser. Retrieved 4 September 2014.
  2. ^ Whiting, Mike (28 November 2013). "Boomer comparison for Lions' boom recruit". Australian Football League. Retrieved 4 September 2014.
  3. ^ https://twitter.com/AFL_House/status/1184320699684360193

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