Adam Tomlinson

Adam Tomlinson (born 10 August 1993) is a professional Australian rules footballer playing for the Melbourne Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL). He was recruited by Greater Western Sydney with their seventh selection and ninth overall in the 2011 national draft.[1] He made his debut in the sixty-three point loss against Sydney at ANZ Stadium in Greater Western Sydney's inaugural match in round one.[2]

Adam Tomlinson
Tomlinson playing for Greater Western Sydney in April 2018
Personal information
Full name Adam Tomlinson
Date of birth (1993-08-10) 10 August 1993
Original team(s) Oakleigh Chargers (TAC Cup)
Draft No. 9, 2011 national draft
Height 193 cm (6 ft 4 in)
Weight 92 kg (203 lb)
Position(s) Midfielder
Club information
Current club Melbourne
Number 20
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
20122019 Greater Western Sydney 139 (35)
2020 Melbourne 0 (0)
Total 139 (35)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2019.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables,

In his second season, he was the round 17 nominee for the AFL Rising Star where he recorded twenty-three disposals, nine marks, four tackles and a goal in the thirty-nine point loss against Essendon at Škoda Stadium.[3] He was educated at Trinity Grammar School in Kew, Victoria.[4]

Tomlinson had to wait until round 19, 2013, to experience his first win in an AFL match, when the Greater Western Sydney Giants defeated Melbourne by 37 points. His 21 match-wait for a maiden win is currently the longest of any current player in the AFL.[5]

At the conclusion of the 2019 AFL season, following his first grand final appearance, Tomlinson moved to Melbourne as a free agent.[6]


Statistics are correct to the end of 2019 [7]
 G  Goals  B  Behinds  K  Kicks  H  Handballs  D  Disposals  M  Marks  T  Tackles
Season Team No. Games G B K H D M T G B K H D M T Votes
Totals Averages (per game)
2012 Greater Western Sydney 2092156439931160.
2013 Greater Western Sydney 20175617989268127270.
2014 Greater Western Sydney 201986181126307127470.
2015 Greater Western Sydney 20823704011050130.
2016 Greater Western Sydney 2014131107018066210.
2017 Greater Western Sydney 202410227103330119390.
2018 Greater Western Sydney 2024124255144399129630.
2019 Greater Western Sydney 202443263145408149640.
Career 139 35 26 1341 760 2101 798 290 0.3 0.2 9.6 5.5 15.1 5.7 2.1 0


  1. Forsaith, Rob (24 November 2011). "Greater Western Sydney's star-studded draft class vow to share the load in the Giants' inaugural season". Fox Sports (Australia). News Corp Australia. Retrieved 25 September 2016.
  2. Cordy, Neil (23 March 2012). "GWS coach Kevin Sheedy bloods 17 for opener". Herald Sun. News Corp Australia. Retrieved 25 September 2016.
  3. Davidson, Ryan (23 July 2013). "Riewoldt's journey inspires rising Giant Tomlinson". Bigpond. Retrieved 25 September 2016.
  4. Quayle, Emma (14 November 2011). "Mates of six years may team up again in Sydney's west". The Age. Fairfax Media. Retrieved 25 September 2016.
  5. "Miscellaneous Player Records". AFL Tables. Retrieved 8 October 2016.
  7. "Adam Tomlinson". AFL Tables. Retrieved 25 September 2016.

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