Matthew Wright (Australian footballer)

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Matthew Wright
Personal information
Full name Matthew Wright
Date of birth (1989-12-14) 14 December 1989 (age 24)
Original team North Adelaide (SANFL)
Draft #33, 2010 Rookie Draft, Adelaide
Height/Weight 179cm / 81kg
Position(s) Midfielder
Club information
Current club Adelaide
Number 11
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2011– Adelaide 58 (44)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 2013 season.

Matthew Wright is a professional Australian rules football player at the Adelaide Football Club.

He was picked with the 33rd selection in the 2010 Rookie Draft from North Adelaide in the South Australian National Football League (SANFL).[1] Two years earlier he fractured his skull when he was hit by a glass bottle at a party.[2]

Wright played his first AFL game in 2011 against Port Adelaide in Showdown XXX, replacing Richard Tambling who had injured his ankle in a collision at training.[3] He was named as the substitute player and was on the bench until the third quarter.[4] After being dropped back to North Adelaide the following week, he was recalled to the Adelaide side in round six and maintained his position in the senior team for the rest of the season.[5]

He was elevated to Adelaide's senior list at the end of the 2011 season.[6] In Round 20, 2012 against Fremantle, he amassed a career high 37 disposals which included 2 goals.[7]

Wright wore the number 47 jumper for his first two seasons before switching to the number 11 jumper for the 2013 season.[8]


  1. ^ Milbank, Zac (16 December 2009). "Matthew made of right stuff". The Advertiser. 
  2. ^ Robertson, Doug (25 October 2007). "Young AFL hopeful in limbo". The Advertiser. 
  3. ^ Porter, Ashley (16 April 2011). "Old rivals in test of youth". The Age. 
  4. ^ Gill, Katrina (19 April 2011). "Crows set for boost". 
  5. ^ "Rookies earn deals and upgrades". 13 September 2011. 
  6. ^ "Adelaide Crows delist three rookies". 7 October 2011. 
  7. ^ "Sanderson backs Talia for Rising Star". Sportal. 11 August 2012. 
  8. ^ Gill, Katrina (7 November 2012). "The Wright move". 

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