Nathan Foley (footballer)

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Nathan Foley
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Personal information
Full name Nathan Foley
Date of birth (1985-09-08) 8 September 1985 (age 31)
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)
Position(s) Midfielder
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2004–2015 Richmond 154 (44)
Representative team honours
Years Team Games (Goals)
2008 Victoria 1 (1)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2015.
2 State and international statistics correct as of 2008.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Nathan Foley (born 8 September 1985) is a former professional Australian rules footballer who played for the Richmond Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL).

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.[1]

Playing statistics[edit]

[2]
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)
2005 Richmond 41 6 1 0 24 39 63 6 20 0.2 0.0 4.0 6.5 10.5 1.0 3.3
2006 Richmond 41 21 3 2 177 156 333 55 70 0.1 0.1 8.4 7.4 15.9 2.6 3.3
2007 Richmond 41 22 6 6 246 286 532 46 90 0.3 0.3 11.2 13.0 24.2 2.1 4.1
2008 Richmond 41 21 8 5 200 267 467 48 75 0.4 0.2 9.5 12.7 22.2 2.3 3.6
2009 Richmond 41 14 4 2 138 223 361 41 55 0.3 0.1 9.9 15.9 25.8 2.9 3.9
2010 Richmond 41 4 0 1 28 51 79 12 16 0.0 0.3 7.0 12.8 19.8 3.0 4.0
2011 Richmond 41 22 11 8 226 248 474 55 122 0.5 0.4 10.3 11.3 21.5 2.5 5.5
2012 Richmond 41 10 1 6 110 123 233 38 58 0.1 0.6 11.0 12.3 23.3 3.8 5.8
2013 Richmond 41 16 6 5 151 141 292 54 65 0.4 0.3 9.4 8.8 18.3 3.4 4.1
2014 Richmond 41 18 4 3 136 167 303 39 73 0.2 0.2 7.6 9.3 16.8 2.2 4.1
2015 Richmond 41 0
Career 154 44 38 1436 1701 3137 394 644 0.3 0.2 9.3 11.0 20.4 2.6 4.2

References[edit]

  1. ^ Schmook, Nathan (13 August 2015). "Axel calls time: Knee injury forces Nathan Foley to retire". AFL.com.au. Bigpond. Retrieved 13 August 2015. 
  2. ^ "Nathan Foley". AFL Tables. Retrieved 5 September 2016. 

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