Ian Perrie

Ian Perrie (born 9 April 1979 in Rhodesia) is an Australian rules footballer who played for the Adelaide Crows in the Australian Football League.

Ian Perrie
Personal information
Full name Ian Perrie
Nickname(s) Sarge
Date of birth (1979-04-09) 9 April 1979
Place of birth Rhodesia
Original team(s) East Perth
Debut Round 13, 1998, Adelaide
vs. Collingwood, at MCG
Height 193 cm (6 ft 4 in)
Weight 100 kg (220 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1998–2007 Adelaide 116 (129)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2007.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com


After being drafted at pick number 49 in the 1997 AFL Draft, Perrie debuted for Adelaide in Round 13, 1998. In his early years, inaccurate kicking was his most troubled area, kicking 24.27 in his first two years. He was admired for his relentless effort which, coupled with his unorthodox kicking style. He was nominated for the AFL's 2000 AFL Rising Star award.

In 2003, under the tutelage of an ageing recruit in Wayne Carey, Perrie scored an improved 26 goals, 16 behinds. He was an important member of Adelaide's McClelland Trophy-winning team in 2005, kicking a career-best 39 goals, with 31 behinds. In the 2006 season, he produced four good performances to start the season, including 13 marks, 16 disposals and 3 goals in Round 1, but in a Round 4 clash with Fremantle's Luke McPharlin he injured and hyperextended his knee and tore his PCL requiring a knee reconstruction.[1] He returned to the side late in the season and in the Qualifying Final vs Fremantle at AAMI Stadium, kicking a crucial goal late in the final quarter to help seal an amazing come from behind win.

Perrie was sidelined with a shoulder injury for six weeks in 2007.[2] He was delisted at the end of the 2007 season.[3]

In 2008, Perrie played for Sturt in the SANFL,[4] and was named in South Australia's state league team.[5]

From 2009-11, Perrie played for the Pulteney Old Scholars Football Club. In 2012-13, he played for Encounter Bay Football Club in the Great Southern Football League, winning the league's best-and-fairest award in 2013 in a premiership year for the Bays.[6] In 2014, he was recruited to play for Padthaway in the KNTFL.[7]


  1. Burtenshaw, David (23 April 2006). "Perrie waits on knee scans". Adelaide Football Club. Retrieved 12 July 2015.
  2. "Roo steps up after Perrie injury". ABC News. 3 June 2007. Retrieved 12 July 2015.
  3. 12 October 2007. "Crows delist five players". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 12 July 2015.
  4. '2008 Players', Official Website of the Sturt Football Club
  5. "Perrie named in SA state league team". ninemsn. 27 May 2008. Retrieved 12 July 2015.
  6. Turner, Matt (27 September 2013). "Former Adelaide Crow Ian Perrie wins GSFL Mail Medal and premiership with Encounter Bay Football Club". The Advertiser. Retrieved 12 July 2015.
  7. "Welsh and Perrie to play for Padthaway". The Naracoorte Herald. 28 November 2013. Retrieved 12 July 2015.
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