Lindsay Thomas (footballer)
|Full name||Lindsay Thomas|
|Date of birth||29 February 1988|
|Original team(s)||Port Adelaide (SANFL)|
No. 53, 2006 national draft|
No. 12, 2017 rookie draft
|Height||180 cm (5 ft 11 in)|
|Weight||79 kg (174 lb)|
|2007–2017||North Melbourne||205 (325)|
|2018||Port Adelaide||7 (4)|
|Representative team honours|
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2018.
2 State and international statistics correct as of 2009.
|Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com|
Drafted by the Kangaroos in the fourth round of the 2006 AFL Draft from the Port Adelaide Magpies, Thomas made impressive performance by kicking four goals in his first pre-season game against Collingwood in the NAB Cup at Carrara Oval.
In 2010 Thomas led North Melbourne's goalkicking with 29 goals which included 7 against Carlton in Round 12.
The 2011 season was not a successful season for Thomas. He struggled badly with kicking for goal all year and was at one stage dropped from the senior side because of this. He finished the season with 21 goals and 36 behinds.
In 2012, Thomas' accuracy improved markedly and he kicked 38.19 for the season. The 38 goals for the season was his highest in a year so far. He played 19 games for the year, and was held goalless in only 3 of them. He played his 100th game in Round 12, 2012, against Gold Coast. In September 2012 he signed a two-year deal with the club to remain there until the end of 2014.
In 2013, Thomas had a career-best year, kicking 53 goals for the season. He also finished seventh in the Coleman medal, the highest position for a small forward that year.
In the 2014 season Thomas he finished with 45 goals and played in 23 games. He continued to play well in 2015 and 2016 and kicked 34 and 37 goals in the seasons respectfully and played in nearly all games.
In 2016, Thomas sparked debate over high tackles and whether players are purposely getting taken high and milking a free kick. After the Round 10 game against Sydney, when Thomas allegedly ducked into two tackles, Hawthorn great Dermott Brereton said that Thomas' actions were "not in the spirit of the game". Numerous coaches and supporters said the head high free kicks should be looked at and singled out Thomas. However, the North Melbourne coach, Brad Scott, pointed out that there are many duckers in the league and it happens every week but everyone seems to blame Thomas.
- Windley, Matt (21 September 2012). "North forward Lindsay Thomas signs on for two more seasons". Herald Sun.
- "AFL Tables - Lindsay Thomas - Stats - Statistics". afltables.com.
- "2015 review: Lindsay Thomas - NMFC.com.au". nmfc.com.au.
- Navaratnam, Dinny (3 November 2017). "Veteran Roo free to explore options after delisting".
- "Lindsay Thomas joins Port Adelaide in rookie draft - portadelaidefc.com.au". portadelaidefc.com.au. Retrieved 2017-11-27.