James Thiessen

James Thiessen (born 10 February 1974) is a former Australian rules footballer who played with Richmond and Adelaide in the Australian Football League (AFL). His father Tony had played league football three decades earlier.

James Thiessen
Personal information
Date of birth (1974-02-10) 10 February 1974
Original team(s) Glen Waverley
Debut Round 16, 1993, Richmond
vs. Adelaide, at Football Park
Height 180 cm (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 80 kg (176 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1993 Richmond 07 0(3)
1998–2000 Adelaide 44 (21)
Total 51 (24)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2000.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Playing mainly on the wing, Thiessen started his AFL career at Richmond in 1993 but was delisted after just one season. He spent the next four years with Norwood in the SANFL, playing in their 1997 premiership side and also winning a Fos Williams Medal that year for his performance for South Australia in an interstate match against the ACT.

Thiessen was recruited by the Adelaide Crows for the 1998 season and played in their winning Grand Final that year against North Melbourne. He remained with them for two more seasons before returning to Norwood.

Playing statistics

 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)
1993 Richmond 4673883341172140.
1998 Adelaide 292481321710432164340.
1999 Adelaide 29181381608424462190.
2000 Adelaide 29200145110.
Career 51 24 29 461 226 687 148 58 0.5 0.6 9.0 4.4 13.5 2.9 1.1


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