Matt Clape

Matt Clape (born 28 May 1969) is a former Australian rules footballer who played for Carlton and West Coast in the Australian Football League.

Matt Clape
Personal information
Full name Matthew Clape
Date of birth (1969-05-28) 28 May 1969
Original team(s) East Perth
Height 187 cm (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 86 kg (190 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1992–1994 West Coast Eagles 29 (14)
1995–1998 Carlton 58 (48)
Total 87 (62)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1998.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables,

Clape got his first chance at AFL football with the West Coast Eagles as a half back flanker but was delisted after three seasons. He was given a second chance by Carlton when they picked him in the 1995 AFL Pre-Season Draft.

In the club's premiership season of 1995, Clape featured prominently. Pushed up forward he kicked 7 straight goals and gathered 17 possessions in a round 15 game against Adelaide at Optus Oval. He played in the Grand Final and starred with 19 disposals. At the end of the year he had kicked 31 goals.


 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 Votes
Totals Averages (per game)
1992 West Coast 32942733811125180.
1993 West Coast 321488654911418100.
1994 West Coast 32621241135730.
1995 Carlton 623311120011931989201.
1996 Carlton 6171061288521345280.
1997 Carlton 61156606712738130.
1998 Carlton 67213614501720.
Career 87 62 35 586 383 969 239 94 0.7 0.4 6.7 4.4 11.1 2.7 1.1 12


  • Matt Clape's playing statistics from AFL Tables
  • Holmesby, Russell and Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers. 7th ed. Melbourne: Bas Publishing.
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