Matthew Powell (Australian footballer)

Matthew Powell (born 27 September 1973) is a former Australian rules footballer who played with Adelaide in the Australian Football League (AFL).

Matthew Powell
Personal information
Full name Matthew Powell
Date of birth (1973-09-27) 27 September 1973
Original team(s) South Adelaide[1]
Draft 56th, 1992 AFL Draft
Height 175 cm (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 87 kg (192 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1993–1995 Adelaide 16 (4)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1995.
Sources: AFL Tables,

Powell was recruited from South Adelaide, with the 56th selection of the 1992 AFL Draft and played two league games in 1993.[2] Over the next two season he made 14 appearances, seven each year, but didn't do enough to stay on Adelaide's list.[3]

He kept playing SANFL football until retiring at the end of the 2004 season. In 2002 he was a member of the Sturt which ended their 26 year premiership drought. Playing as a defender, he was awarded the Jack Oatey Medal for his grand final performance.


  1. Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia Of AFL Footballers. BAS Publishing. ISBN 978-1-920910-78-5.
  2. "Matthew Powell". Adelaide Football Club. Archived from the original on 27 February 2011.
  3. AFL Tables: Matthew Powell
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