Sidebottom playing for Collingwood in June 2017
|Full name||Steele Sidebottom|
|Date of birth||2 January 1991|
|Place of birth||Victoria|
|Original team(s)||Murray Bushrangers (TAC Cup)|
|Draft||No. 11, 2008 National Draft, Collingwood|
|Height||184 cm (6 ft 0 in)|
|Weight||85 kg (187 lb)|
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of the 2019 season.
|Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com|
Sidebottom was selected by Collingwood with selection 11 in the 2008 AFL Draft. Sidebottom had a 10-goal best-on-ground performance in the 2008 TAC Cup Grand Final. He is strong overhead and in one-on-one contests. An AIS/AFL Academy graduate and Vic Country representative in 2008, Sidebottom also was selected in the All-Australian team following the 2008 AFL Under 18 Championships.
Sidebottom made his AFL debut vs St Kilda in Round 7 2009 where St Kilda defeated Collingwood by 88 points.
In the Semi Final vs Adelaide of the 2009 AFL Season, Sidebottom had his first breakthrough where he notched up 25 disposals in a come from behind win.
In 2010 Sidebottom played in all but one game for the Magpies including both the drawn Grand Final and Grand Final replay. At 19-years of age he was the youngest member of Collingwood's 2010 Premiership side.
His older brother Ryan plays cricket for the Victorian Bushrangers.
- Statistics are correct to the end of the 2019 season
|Totals||Averages (per game)|
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