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Scott Thompson

Personal information
Full name Scott Thompson
Date of birth 14 March 1983 (1983-03-14) (age 26)
Place of birth Adelaide, Australia
Recruited from Port Adelaide (SANFL)
Draft 16th overall, 2000
Melbourne
Height/Weight 185cm / 85kg
Position(s) Midfield
Club information
Current club Adelaide
Number 5
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2001-2004
2005-
Totals
Melbourne
Adelaide
39 (17)
110 (84)
149 (101)   
International team honours
2008 Australia 1 (2)

1 Playing statistics to end of Round 5, 2009 season .

Scott Thompson (born 14 March 1983) is an Australian rules footballer in the Australian Football League.

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Melbourne career

He was drafted by Melbourne with the 16th selection in the 2000 AFL Draft from Port Adelaide in the SANFL. Debuting with the Melbourne in 2001 as a 19-year-old, he struggled to break through into the side. He only played 27 games in his first three seasons, until 2004 when he only missed one game in the first half of the season before breaking his foot in round 13 and missing the remainder of the year.[1]

Adelaide career

At the end of the 2004 season Thompson asked to return to South Australia and Adelaide was able to complete a trade, exchanging their first round draft selection, (number 12 overall).[2] He missed the first game of the 2005 season but played every game from then on for Adelaide, kicking 27 goals for the year. Thompson continued to improve and by 2007 was arguably one of the elite players in the AFL, averaging almost 25 disposals and 6 marks per game and polling 18 votes in the 2007 Brownlow Medal to finish equal 7th.[3]

Thompson played every game in 2008 and really stepped up to becoming an elite midfielder, [3] finishing third in the Malcolm Blight Medal[4] (Adelaide best and fairest) and for the second year in a row polling the most votes for his club in the Brownlow Medal. Thompson was chosen to play for Australia in the 2008 International Rules Series against Ireland in October 2008 along with teammate Nathan Bock, but was only able to play in the first match due to a leg injury.[5]

Personal life

He and partner Ashe Holbing welcomed daughter Ava Lily on March 9th 2007 and together run an online fashion boutique.[6]

References

  1. ^ AFANA Footy News
  2. ^ Lovett, Michael, ed (2005). AFL Record Guide to Season 2005. AFL Publishing. pp. 39. ISBN 0-9580300-6-5.  
  3. ^ a b Connolly, Rohan (14 June 2008). "Scott the goods". Realfooty.com.au. http://www.realfooty.com.au/news/news/scott-the-goods/2008/06/13/1213321624855.html. Retrieved 2008-12-07.  
  4. ^ Rucci, Michaelangelo; Nathan Bock takes Blight honour; Adelaide Now; 4 October 2008
  5. ^ Adelaide Crows' Scott Thompson out of Test;Adelaide Now; 30 October 2008
  6. ^ Hurt, Jessica; More go online to find top end fashion; 12 October 2007

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