Matthew Ahmat

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Matthew Ahmat
Personal information
Full name Matthew Ahmat
Date of birth (1974-06-27) 27 June 1974 (age 42)
Place of birth Alice Springs, Northern Territory
Original team(s) Darwin
Height / weight 175 cm / 75 kg
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1991–92 Brisbane Bears 6 (1)
1994 Sydney Swans 2 (0)
Total 8 (1)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1994.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Matthew Ahmat (born 27 June 1974 in Alice Springs) is a former Indigenous Australian rules footballer who played for the Brisbane Bears and Sydney Swans in the Australian Football League (AFL) during the early 1990s.[1]

The Ahmat name has had a long association with the Northern Territory Football League as both his father and grandfather played at his original club, Darwin. He started his AFL career at Brisbane but struggled to establish a place in the Robert Walls coached side.

After spending the 1993 season in the South Australian National Football League (SANFL) playing for Norwood, Ahmat received a lifeline from Sydney, who recruited him with the first pick of the 1993 Mid-Season Draft. Ahmat made appearances in two of the opening three rounds of Sydney's 1994 campaign but could not extend his AFL career any further.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Holmesby, Russell and Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers. 7th ed. Melbourne: Bas Publishing.
  2. ^ Matthew Ahmat's statistics from AFL Tables