Matthew Connell

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Matthew Connell
Personal information
Full name Matthew Connell
Date of birth (1972-08-03) 3 August 1972 (age 44)
Original team(s) Subiaco
Height/Weight 181 cm / 76 kg
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1993
1995–2000
Total
West Coast Eagles
Adelaide
03 0(0)
96 (28)
99 (28)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2000.
Career highlights

Matthew Connell (born 3 August 1972) is a former Australian rules footballer who played in the Australian Football League for the Adelaide Crows and West Coast Eagles. Educated at Newman College, he has now returned there as a teacher.

Connell did not have a big impact playing for West Coast but when he moved to Adelaide he had a brilliant season winning the Crows Best and Fairest and a position in the Western Australian State of Origin side. In 1996 Connell had a thigh injury early in the season and when he came back he was not at the level he was in 1995. He played in both of Adelaide's Premierships in 1997 and 1998 but never hit the form he had in 1995 again.

He coached the GB Bulldogs Australian rules football team in the 2005 International Cup, held in Melbourne, guiding the team to a 6th place finish.

Playing statistics[edit]

[1]
Legend
 G  Goals  B  Behinds  K  Kicks  H  Handballs  D  Disposals  M  Marks  T  Tackles
Season Team # Games G B K H D M T G B K H D M T
Totals Averages (per game)
1993 West Coast 42 3 0 1 17 1 18 5 0 0.0 0.3 5.7 0.3 6.0 1.7 0.0
1994 West Coast 42 0
1995 Adelaide 14 21 6 9 329 152 481 109 18 0.3 0.4 15.7 7.2 22.9 5.2 0.9
1996 Adelaide 14 14 4 3 171 99 270 46 14 0.3 0.2 12.2 7.1 19.3 3.3 1.0
1997 Adelaide 14 17 6 0 215 62 277 71 25 0.4 0.0 12.6 3.6 16.3 4.2 1.5
1998 Adelaide 14 21 7 3 232 87 319 77 27 0.3 0.1 11.0 4.1 15.2 3.7 1.3
1999 Adelaide 14 10 2 3 141 38 179 39 9 0.2 0.3 14.1 3.8 17.9 3.9 0.9
2000 Adelaide 14 13 3 2 196 60 256 84 11 0.2 0.2 15.1 4.6 19.7 6.5 0.8
Career 99 28 21 1301 499 1800 431 104 0.3 0.2 13.1 5.0 18.2 4.4 1.1

Honors[edit]

  • 1995 Adelaide Best-and-Fairest
  • 1997 Premiership Player
  • 1998 Premiership Player

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