Jonathan Giles (born 8 January 1988) is a former professional Australian rules footballer who played for the Greater Western Sydney Giants, Essendon Football Club and West Coast Eagles in the Australian Football League (AFL). He was listed with the Port Adelaide Football Club from 2006 to 2009, but did not play a senior game for the club. He returned to the AFL with expansion club Greater Western Sydney, making his debut in round of the 2012 season. Giles moved on to Essendon for the 2015 season, and then spent two years with West Coast before retiring due to a degenerative knee condition. In total, he played 63 AFL games.
|Full name||Jonathan Giles|
|Date of birth||8 January 1988|
|Original team(s)||Central District|
70th overall, 2005 National Draft|
3rd overall, 2011 Rookie Draft
|Height||201 cm (6 ft 7 in)|
|Weight||101 kg (223 lb)|
|2006–2009||Port Adelaide||0 (0)|
|2012–2014||Greater Western Sydney||51 (39)|
|2016–2017||West Coast||9 (3)|
|Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com|
Port Adelaide (2006–09)
During the 2006 season, he played 19 games for Central District's reserves team, kicking four goals. Also in 2006, Giles played in the London exhibition match against Geelong. In a spiteful match, he kicked one goal.
Giles was delisted by Port on 16 October 2009. In December 2010, after winning the best and fairest award for Sturt in the SANFL, Giles was selected by the new Greater Western Sydney Giants in the 2011 Rookie Draft.
Greater Western Sydney (2012–14)
Giles played the 2011 season for Greater Western Sydney in the North East Australian Football League, as one of the senior players on an otherwise young squad. He played his first official AFL game against the Sydney Swans where he kicked one goal. In Round 8, 2014, Giles became the first Giants player to notch up 50 games for the club, the Giants lost to the West Coast Eagles by 111 points.
On 16 October 2014, Giles was traded to the Essendon Football Club after struggling to maintain his place in the Greater Western Sydney team throughout the 2014 season. In round 18 in the 2015 season, Giles made his debut for Essendon in an 87-point loss to the Western Bulldogs.
West Coast (2016)
In October 2015, Giles was traded to the West Coast Eagles.
|Totals||Averages (per game)|
|2012||Greater Western Sydney||26||20||18||8||177||108||285||70||43||442||0.9||0.4||8.9||5.4||14.3||3.5||2.2||22.1|
|2013||Greater Western Sydney||26||22||14||6||160||71||231||30||46||535||0.6||0.3||7.3||3.2||10.5||1.4||2.1||24.3|
|2014||Greater Western Sydney||26||9||7||4||53||22||75||8||24||213||0.8||0.4||5.9||2.4||8.3||0.9||2.7||23.7|
- Conn, Malcolm (22 March 2012). "The daze of our lives". The Daily Telegraph.
- "Port Adelaide List Changes". 16 October 2009. Archived from the original on 19 October 2009.
- "Bombers out to thwart Sheedy". smh.com.au.
- "Former Hawk ruckman taken by Melbourne". theage.com.au.
- "Steve Clifton a key for GWS in 2012". news.smh.com.au.
- Giles now a Bomber as Dons replace Ryder. AFL.com.au official website, 16 October 2014
- Malcolm, Alex (19 October 2015). "Eagles boost ruck stocks with ex-Bomber Giles". AFL.com.au. Bigpond. Retrieved 19 October 2015.
- "Miscellaneous Player Records". AFL Tables. Retrieved 8 October 2016.
- King, Travis (21 September 2017). "Knee injury ends Eagles ruckman's career". AFL.com.au. Bigpond. Retrieved 21 September 2017.
- "Jonathan Giles". AFL Tables. Retrieved 1 October 2017.
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