Nick Smith (footballer, born 1988)

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This article is about the current Sydney player. For the former Melbourne player, see Nick Smith (footballer born 1984).
Nick Smith
Nick Smith 2017.jpg
Smith in March 2017
Personal information
Full name Nicholas Smith
Date of birth (1988-06-12) 12 June 1988 (age 28)
Original team(s) Oakleigh Chargers (TAC Cup)
Height 184 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 81 kg (179 lb)
Position(s) Defender / Midfielder
Club information
Current club Sydney
Number 40
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2008– Sydney 168 (10)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of Round 1, 2017.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Nicholas "Nick" Smith (born 12 June 1988) is an Australian rules footballer, playing with the Sydney Swans in the Australian Football League (AFL).

Smith was educated at Scotch College, Melbourne (where he played with Cyril Rioli),[1] and then played with the Oakleigh Chargers. He represented Vic Metro in the under-18 national championships before being picked as a rookie in the 2007 Rookie Draft at number 15.

He made his AFL senior debut in round 5, 2008 against Geelong after being promoted off the Rookie List earlier in the season.[2] Playing a further senior game against Hawthorn kicking his first senior AFL goal during the match. He was elevated to the Sydney Swans senior list full-time at the end of the 2008.[3] In 2009, he continued to add to his game tally by playing the last 11 matches of the season and was re-signed for a further two years.[4]

In 2010, Smith returned to the senior side playing in the back pocket and as a midfield tagger. He played on some of the best players in the competition and often managed to severely limit their influence. Those players included Luke Hodge, Dan Giansiracusa, Mark Le Cras, Steve Johnson, Stephen Hill, Eddie Betts and Luke Power.

Smith's 2011 season was another consistent showing. He played mostly as a small defender and continued to play on the most dangerous players in the league. His year was rewarded with 6th place in the 2011 Bob Skilton Medal.

Outside of his football career, Nick is currently studying an Economics degree at university.

Statistics[edit]

Statistics are correct to the end of the 2016 season[5]
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)
2008 Sydney 40 2 1 0 11 7 18 4 4 0.5 0.0 5.5 3.5 9.0 2.0 2.0
2009 Sydney 40 11 1 1 71 77 148 31 31 0.1 0.1 6.5 7.0 13.5 2.8 2.8
2010 Sydney 40 16 4 0 90 102 192 42 38 0.3 0.0 5.6 6.4 12.0 2.6 2.4
2011 Sydney 40 23 2 1 189 132 321 76 82 0.1 0.0 8.2 5.7 14.0 3.3 3.6
2012 Sydney 40 22 0 3 162 164 326 67 87 0.0 0.1 7.4 7.5 14.8 3.0 4.0
2013 Sydney 40 24 1 1 167 167 334 72 75 0.0 0.0 7.0 7.0 13.9 3.0 3.1
2014 Sydney 40 23 0 1 188 169 357 83 59 0.0 0.0 8.2 7.3 15.5 3.6 2.6
2015 Sydney 40 21 0 2 202 150 352 110 64 0.0 0.1 9.6 7.1 16.8 5.2 3.0
2016 Sydney 40 25 1 1 218 129 347 93 79 0.0 0.0 8.7 5.2 13.9 3.7 3.2
Career 167 10 10 1298 1097 2395 578 519 0.1 0.1 7.8 6.6 14.3 3.5 3.1

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wu, Andrew (15 September 2011). "One-on-one education". The Age. Retrieved 15 September 2011. 
  2. ^ "Jack Jr faces Ablett Jr". Dailytelegraph.com.au. 2008-04-18. Retrieved 2012-10-20. 
  3. ^ Heinrich, Scott (2009-03-16). "AFL Preview:Sydney Swans". Foxsports.com.au. Retrieved 2012-10-20. 
  4. ^ "Swans continue Irish approach". Dailytelegraph.com.au. 2009-09-04. Retrieved 2012-10-20. 
  5. ^ "Nick Smith stats". AFL Tables. Retrieved 1 November 2016. 

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