Brandon Matera (born 11 March 1992) is a professional Australian rules footballer playing for the Fremantle Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL). He previously played for the Gold Coast Football Club from 2011 to 2017. He was recruited as one of twelve 17-year-olds made available to Gold Coast under the AFL's draft concessions.
Matera playing for Gold Coast in June 2017
|Full name||Brandon Matera|
|Date of birth||11 March 1992|
|Original team(s)||South Fremantle (WAFL)|
|Draft||Underage recruit, Gold Coast|
|Height||173 cm (5 ft 8 in)|
|Weight||77 kg (170 lb)|
|Position(s)||Midfielder / Forward|
|2011–2017||Gold Coast||101 (124)|
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2019.
|Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com|
Matera is the son of former Fitzroy and West Coast player Wally Matera and the nephew of former West Coast footballers Phil and Peter Matera. He is of Italian and Indigenous Australian (Noongar) heritage.
Matera came up through the junior system of the South Fremantle Football Club and represented Western Australia at under 16 and under 18 levels.
Gold Coast :2011–2017
In round 5, Matera was part of the first Gold Coast Suns victory. He kicked 4 goals and for his efforts was the round 5 nomination for the 2011 AFL Rising Star.
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- Noongar Warriors
- "Weller a Sun as Dockers claim prize draft pick - AFL.com.au". afl.com.au. Retrieved 19 October 2017.
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- Brandon Matera's profile on the official website of the Fremantle Football Club
- Brandon Matera's playing statistics from AFL Tables