Nathan Foley (footballer)
|Full name||Nathan Foley|
|Date of birth||8 September 1985|
|Place of birth||Colac, Victoria|
|Original team(s)||Colac / Geelong Falcons|
|Draft||3rd overall, 2003 Rookie draft|
|Height||178 cm (5 ft 10 in)|
|Weight||80 kg (176 lb)|
|Representative team honours|
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2015.
2 State and international statistics correct as of 2008.
|Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com|
Foley was drafted by Richmond using pick 3 in the 2003 AFL Rookie Draft, from the Geelong Falcons. He made his debut in Round 10, 2005 against the Melbourne, in a match well remembered for the horrific broken leg sustained by Tigers' star Nathan Brown.
In 2007, Foley had a break-out season, establishing himself as one of the AFL's best on-ballers. He was selected in the squad of 40 for the All-Australian team, but missed out when the official 22-man team was released in September 2007. He was runner-up in the Jack Dyer Medal count, polling only one vote behind Matthew Richardson.
In 2008, Foley was named as Richmond's deputy vice captain along with Chris Newman.
Foley retired in August 2015 citing a degenerative knee injury forcing him into immediate retirement.
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- Schmook, Nathan (13 August 2015). "Axel calls time: Knee injury forces Nathan Foley to retire". AFL.com.au. Bigpond. Retrieved 13 August 2015.
- "Nathan Foley". AFL Tables. Retrieved 5 September 2016.
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