Josh Smith (footballer, born 1994)

Josh Smith (born 2 January 1994) is an Australian rules footballer who plays for the West Coast Eagles in the Australian Football League (AFL).

Josh Smith
Smith playing for Collingwood in March 2017
Personal information
Full name Josh Smith
Date of birth (1994-01-02) 2 January 1994
Original team(s) Redland (NEAFL)
Draft 25th pick, 2016 Rookie Draft
Height 181 cm (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 78 kg (172 lb)
Position(s) Midfielder
Club information
Current club West Coast
Number 45
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
20162018 Collingwood 32 (6)
2019 West Coast 2 (1)
Total 34 (7)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2019.
Career highlights
  • Harry Collier Trophy: 2016
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Originally from Brisbane and working in childcare,[1] Smith was drafted by Collingwood with their 2nd pick of the 2016 rookie draft.[2]

Smith made his debut for Collingwood on 25 April 2016 for the annual Anzac Day clash against Essendon scored his first goal in the match.[3] Collingwood won the match by 69 points.[4] Following his debut, he didn't miss a single match for the rest of the season, playing 18 games. At the end of the season he managed to place 7th in the best & fairest[5][6] and was awarded the Harry Collier Trophy as the best first year player.[7]

At the conclusion of the 2018 season, in which he played only one game, Smith was delisted by Collingwood.[8]

In the 2018 Draft period, Josh Smith was handed a lifeline being drafted as a rookie by the West Coast Eagles.[9]

Statistics

Statistics are correct to the end of the 2018 season[10]
Legend
 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)
2016 Collingwood 40184219817637485430.20.111.09.820.84.72.4
2017 Collingwood 4013201857025586300.20.014.25.419.66.62.3
2018 Collingwood 401017714330.01.07.07.014.03.03.0
Career 32 6 3 390 253 643 174 76 0.2 0.1 12.2 7.9 20.1 5.4 2.4

References

  1. Gastin, Sam (27 November 2015). "Josh Smith's morning of madness". collingwoodfc.com.au. BigPond.
  2. "Rookie Draft: Josh Smith". collingwoodfc.com.au. BigPond. 27 November 2015.
  3. Cherny, Daniel (23 April 2016). "Anzac Day: Collingwood forward Travis Cloke dropped, Mason Cox and Josh Smith to debut". The Age.
  4. King, Travis (25 April 2016). "Ruthless Pies smash Bombers in Anzac Day fizzer". AFL.com.au. BigPond.
  5. Allen, Sarah (7 October 2016). "Captain Copeland: Pendlebury wins again". collingwoodfc.com.au. BigPond.
  6. Cherny, Daniel (7 October 2016). "Collingwood captain Scott Pendlebury wins record fourth straight Copeland Trophy". The Age.
  7. Gastin, Sam (7 October 2016). "Harry Collier Trophy: Josh Smith". collingwoodfc.com.au. BigPond.
  8. "Four Pies sign on, five depart". Collingwood. Telstra Media. 30 October 2018.
  9. "Eagles secure two talented rookies - westcoasteagles.com.au". westcoasteagles.com.au. Retrieved 23 November 2018.
  10. "Josh Smith". AFL Tables. Retrieved 28 October 2018.
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