Matt Rosa

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Matt Rosa
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Rosa with West Coast in 2006
Personal information
Full name Matthew Rosa
Date of birth (1986-11-23) 23 November 1986 (age 30)
Original team(s) North Ballarat (VFL)
Draft 29th pick, 2004 National Draft (West Coast)
Height / weight 191 cm / 84 kg
Position(s) Midfielder
Club information
Current club Gold Coast
Number 3
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2005–2015 West Coast 168 (39)
2016– Gold Coast 015 0(4)
Total 183 (43)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2016.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables,

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,[1] 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.[2] He returned in 2009 to play all 22 games.

In 2014 he played his 150th game and re-signed with the club for two more years,[3] however, in October 2015, he requested and later received a trade to the Gold Coast Suns.[4]


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