Wade Thompson

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Wade Thompson
Personal information
Full name Wade Thompson
Date of birth (1988-08-28) 28 August 1988 (age 28)
Place of birth South Australia
Original team(s) North Adelaide (SANFL)
Position(s) Forward
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2009–2010 Port Adelaide 2 (0)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2010.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Wade Thompson (born 28 August 1988) is an Australian rules footballer who played for Port Adelaide in the Australian Football League (AFL).

Known for his electrifying pace, with a good goal sense,[1] Thompson was drafted at No. 4 in the 2009 AFL Rookie draft from South Australian National Football League (SANFL) club North Adelaide.

After played in the opening round 2009 NAB Cup game against the Sydney Swans in which scored three goals, Thompson continued to impress during the preseason and was elevated to the senior squad as a replacement for Jackson Trengove, who was placed on the long-term injury list.[1]

In round 3 2009 Thompson made his AFL debut for Port Adelaide against Melbourne, becoming one of six Indigenous Australians in Port's side, equaling the record for the most Indigenous players in a single AFL team.[2]

Although he didn't impress like he did during the preseason, Thompson played a satisfactory game in the forward line with 3 kicks, 6 handballs, 3 marks and 1 goal assist. The following week he played his first and last away game, contributing with 6 kicks, 7 handballs, 3 marks and 1 tackle.

Thompson played in the first round of the 2010 NAB Cup and collected 14 disposals and kicked two goals. A week later, Thompson was injured during training when team mate Marlon Motlop accidentally elbowed him in the face, fracturing his eye socket. Thompson required surgery, with a plate inserted into his eye socket and missed twelve weeks.[3]

He was delisted by the Power at the end of the 2010.


  1. ^ a b Port rookie quick to rise; Perth Now; 26 March 2009
  2. ^ Fjeldstad, Jesper (12 April 2009) For the record, Port Adelaide's Wade Thompson makes six; Herald Sun
  3. ^ Richardson, Tom. ""The space between": life, death and football". InDaily. Solstice Media. Retrieved 23 July 2015. 

External links[edit]

Wade Thompson's statistics from AFL Tables