Dylan Addison

Dylan Addison (born 7 October 1987) is a former professional Australian rules footballer who played for the Western Bulldogs (where he was fondly known as "DFA") and Greater Western Sydney Giants in the Australian Football League (AFL). He was drafted with the 27th overall selection in the 2005 national draft by the Western Bulldogs. He grew up in the south-west Sydney suburb of Picnic Point, with his father, mother and two brothers.

Dylan Addison
Golds in August 2015
Personal information
Full name Dylan Addison
Date of birth (1987-10-07) 7 October 1987
Original team(s) St George (Sydney AFL)
Draft No. 27, 2005 national draft
Height 185 cm (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 82 kg (181 lb)
Position(s) Utility
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
20062013 Western Bulldogs 88 (30)
20142015 Greater Western Sydney 05 0(0)
Total 93 (30)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2015.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

The Western Bulldogs were perceived to have taken a bit of a gamble in using such a high draft selection on a young player from the suburbs of Sydney, which traditionally is not an Australian football area. Addison was one of the better NSW-ACT Rams players in the 2005 AFL Under-18 Championships, coming via the St George Crows in the SFL. He attended St Gregory's College, Campbelltown and completed his HSC in 2005.

Addison started his career by playing as a medium forward, or on the ball, under the tutelage of head coach Rodney Eade. Although his career between 2006-2011 was positively noted for his hard-attack on the football, he was subject to criticism regarding his disposal efficiency, a facet of his game play that saw him in-and-out of the Western Bulldogs team across those 6 years.

Following the appointment of Brendan McCartney as head coach of the Western Bulldogs in November 2011, and resulting change in game play style towards winning the contested football, Dylan Addison's place in the Bulldogs's team has been ever-present during 2012.

Addison was delisted by the Western Bulldogs on 29 October 2013 after playing 88 AFL games. He subsequently joined Greater Western Sydney as a delisted free agent.[1]

He retired in October 2015.[2]


 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
Totals Averages (per game)
2006 Western Bulldogs 222009918660.
2007 Western Bulldogs 22111047408733320.30.49.410.519.92.84.4
2008 Western Bulldogs 22172310512823373400.20.38.813.
2009 Western Bulldogs 221241687314140270.
2010 Western Bulldogs 221343856815354230.
2011 Western Bulldogs 2240123325512130.
2012 Western Bulldogs 22177512910323281400.
2013 Western Bulldogs 22121211626012244281.
2014 Greater Western Sydney 4650226245020140.
2015 Greater Western Sydney 460
Career 93 30 26 554 537 1091 363 223 0.3 0.3 6.0 5.8 11.7 3.9 2.4


  1. Addison moves to the Giants, AFL.com.au official website, 7 November 2013
  2. Curley, Adam (30 October 2015). "No pot of Gold for two original Giants". AFL.com.au. Bigpond. Retrieved 30 October 2015.
  3. "Dylan Addison". AFL Tables. Retrieved 22 August 2016.
  • AFL Record 2006 Season Preview, ed. Michael Lovett, AFL Publishing.
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