Troy Chaplin

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Troy Chaplin
Troy Chaplin Tigers 2015 vs Brisbane.jpg
Chaplin playing for the Tigers against Brisbane in April 2015
Personal information
Full name Troy David Chaplin
Date of birth (1986-02-23) 23 February 1986 (age 30)
Place of birth Maryborough, Victoria
Original team(s) Maryborough Rovers (MCDFL)
North Ballarat Rebels (TAC Cup)
Draft 15th overall, 2003 national draft
Height/Weight 195cm / 100kg
Position(s) Defender
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
Port Adelaide
140 (10)
075 0(5)
215 (15)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2016.

Troy David Chaplin (born 23 February 1986) is a former professional Australian rules footballer who played for the Port Adelaide Football Club and Richmond Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL).

Chaplin played for the Maryborough Rovers Football Club and was drafted by Port Adelaide from North Ballarat Rebels at selection 15 in the 2003 AFL Draft.[1]

The then 18-year-old left footer debuted in 2004 in Round 4 against Melbourne and played eight matches in 2005. He suffered a fractured left eye socket in round one of 2006,[2] but found consistency and collected 20 or more possessions four times that season.

Standing 196cm tall, Troy was also a champion basketballer and was a member of the Victorian Under 18 basketball team.

He was nominated for the 2006 NAB Rising Star award in Round 16 of that season.

A restricted free agent at the completion of the 2012 season, Chaplin was made a four year offer by the Richmond Football Club, one which Port Adelaide chose not be match.[3]

In July 2016, Chaplin announced his immediate retirement from the AFL.[4]


  1. ^ Papworth, Tate (22 July 2016). "Chaplin calls it a day". 
  2. ^ "Chaplin injury piles on misery for Port". 4 April 2006. 
  3. ^ Warner, Michael; Edmund, Sam (4 October 2012). "Tigers get their man as Port Adelaide decides not to match Richmond's offer for Troy Chaplin". Herald Sun. 
  4. ^ "Chaplin announces retirement". (Bigpond). 19 July 2016. Retrieved 19 July 2016. 

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