Phil Davis (Australian footballer)

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Phil Davis
Phil Davis 2017.jpg
Davis in June 2017
Personal information
Full name Phil Davis
Date of birth (1990-08-30) 30 August 1990 (age 26)
Original team(s) North Adelaide
Draft 10th overall, 2008 AFL Draft
(Adelaide)
Height / weight 195 cm / 92 kg
Position(s) Defender
Club information
Current club Greater Western Sydney
Number 1
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2009–2011 Adelaide 18 (1)
2012– Greater Western Sydney 94 (5)
Total 112 (6)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2016.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Phil Davis (born 30 August 1990) is a professional Australian rules footballer playing for the Greater Western Sydney Giants in the Australian Football League (AFL). He plays mainly as a defender and was drafted by Adelaide with the tenth selection in the 2008 AFL Draft.[1]

Davis missed the end of the 2008 and the beginning of the 2009 seasons due to a shoulder injury. He played for North Adelaide in the South Australian National Football League (SANFL) and was close to selection by Adelaide towards the end of the 2009 season, being named as an emergency numerous times.[2]

Davis made his AFL debut for Adelaide in Round 4, 2010 against Carlton at AAMI Stadium; he had 16 possessions and seven marks.[3] Davis was nominated for the 2010 Rising Star in round 16 for his performance against Cameron Mooney.[4]

In August 2011, Davis became the first player to announce that he would be moving to the new Greater Western Sydney club in 2012.[5] This led to Adelaide football manager Phil Harper saying the club was "bloody disappointed" to lose such a young player who was taken with a high draft pick in the 2008 AFL Draft.[6]

On 14 February 2012 Davis was named as one of three inaugural Co-Captains of the GWS Giants, alongside former Brisbane Lions veteran Luke Power and Western Bulldogs import Callan Ward.

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