Hugh Goddard

Hugh Goddard (born 24 August 1996) is an Australian rules footballer who plays for the Carlton Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL). He was drafted as pick 21 in the 2014 AFL draft. He is a second cousin of former St Kilda player and former Essendon captain and player Brendon Goddard.

Hugh Goddard
Personal information
Full name Hugh Goddard
Date of birth (1996-08-24) 24 August 1996
Original team(s) Geelong Falcons (TAC Cup)
Draft No. 21, 2014 national draft
Height 198 cm (6 ft 6 in)
Weight 94 kg (207 lb)
Position(s) Defender / Forward
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
20152018 St Kilda 10 (1)
2019 Carlton 2 (0)
Total 12 (1)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of end of 2019 season.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

AFL career

He made his debut in round 16 of the 2015 AFL season in St Kilda's loss against Richmond, playing alongside former Geelong Falcons teammate Paddy McCartin.[1]

In just his ninth game (and first for the 2016 season), Goddard suffered an Achilles injury in the Saints' 88-point loss to Adelaide at the Adelaide Oval in Round 11, ending his season and ensuring that he would spend the next twelve months on the sidelines.[2]

In the 2018 AFL Rookie Draft, Goddard was selected with the first pick by Carlton, after spending time training with the club. Goddard made his Carlton debut in Round 17 of the 2019 season against Sydney at the SCG. [3]

References

  1. Morris, Tom (17 July 2015). "Former Falcons set to soar". St Kilda.
  2. Thring, Harry (5 June 2016). "Promising Saint expected to miss next 12 months". AFL.com.au. Retrieved 5 June 2016.
  3. "Goddard to make Blue debut". 11 July 2019. Retrieved 29 September 2019.
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