Rosa with West Coast in 2006
|Full name||Matthew Rosa|
|Date of birth||23 November 1986|
|Original team(s)||North Ballarat (VFL)|
|Draft||29th pick, 2004 National Draft (West Coast)|
|Height / weight||191 cm / 84 kg|
|Current club||Gold Coast|
|2005–2015||West Coast||168 (39)|
|2016–||Gold Coast||15 (4)|
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2016.
|Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com|
Matthew "Matt" Rosa (born 23 November 1986) is an Australian rules footballer who plays for the Gold Coast Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL). Originally from Warracknabeal and later Ballarat, Victoria, Rosa played under-18 football for the North Ballarat Rebels in the TAC Cup before being drafted by West Coast in the 2004 National Draft. He made his debut for the club in 2005, and was nominated for the AFL Rising Star the following season, in 2006. Overall, Rosa has played 121 games for the club since his debut, mainly in midfield roles.
He is a midfielder who was recruited as the number 29 draft pick in the 2004 AFL Draft from the North Ballarat Rebels. Rosa made his debut for the West Coast Eagles in Round 17, 2005 against the Sydney Swans. He was selected for first two weeks of the 2006 finals, but then was dropped for the last two weeks of finals, being named as an emergency for the 2006 AFL Grand Final, which the Eagles won.
The 2007 season bought new opportunities for Rosa, playing 22 games for the home and away season and being selected in the squad to play in both the two games in the finals series. He suffered from shin splints in 2008, restricting him to just 8 games for the season. He returned in 2009 to play all 22 games.
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- Ryan, Peter (21 October 2015). "Eagle Matt Rosa flies north to join Suns". Australian Football League. Australian Football League. Retrieved 21 October 2015.