Lindsay Smith (Australian footballer)

Lindsay Smith (born 29 February 1980) is a former Australian rules footballer who played with Kangaroos and Carlton in the Australian Football League.

Lindsay Smith
Personal information
Full name Lindsay Gordan Smith
Date of birth (1980-02-29) 29 February 1980
Place of birth Renmark, South Australia
Original team(s) Bordertown / Glenelg
Height 199 cm (6 ft 6 in)
Weight 81 kg (179 lb)
Position(s) Ruck
Club information
Current club Retired
Number Kangaroos - 38
Carlton - 11
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2001 Kangaroos 1 (0)
2002 Carlton 3 (0)
Total 4 (0)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2002.
Sources: AFL Tables,

A tall, key position/ruckman, originally from Bordertown in the Kowree-Naracoorte-Tatiara Football League. He was originally recruited to the SANFL by Glenelg Football Club, and from there was recruited to the Australian Football League by the North Melbourne Football Club in the 1999 National Draft, with a fifth round draft pick (No. 77 overall).[1] Smith spent two years on the North Melbourne playing list, but managed only one senior game, in Round 8, 2001 against St Kilda.[2] After the 2001 season, Smith was traded to the Carlton Football Club in exchange for a fifth round draft pick (No. 61 overall).[3] He played three games in one season for Carlton before being delisted.

Smith returned to play one season for Bordertown in 2003, where he won the KNTFL League Best and Fairest.[4] From 2004 until 2011, Smith played for Geelong Amateur in the Bellarine Football League. He was regularly one of the league's top players, and won the League Best and Fairest in 2009. Smith was named as first ruck in the Geelong Amateur Team of the Decade, and won two premierships with the club. He retired from playing after the 2011 season, at age 31.[5]


  1. "NMFC Draft History". North Melbourne Football Club. Archived from the original on 3 July 2011. Retrieved 28 July 2011.
  2. "Lindsay Smith". AFL Tables. Retrieved 28 July 2011.
  3. "Trades". Blueseum. 24 April 2011. Retrieved 28 July 2011.
  4. "Casey named best and fairest". Australian Broadcasting Commission. 28 August 2003. Retrieved 28 July 2011.
  5. Wade, Nick (17 September 2011). "Lindsay Smith wants to go out on a high". Geelong Advertiser. Retrieved 27 July 2012.
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