Nathan Foley (footballer)

Nathan Foley (born 8 September 1985) is a former professional Australian rules footballer who played for the Richmond Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL).

Nathan Foley
Personal information
Full name Nathan Foley
Date of birth (1985-09-08) 8 September 1985
Place of birth Colac, Victoria
Original team(s) Colac / Geelong Falcons
Draft 3rd overall, 2003 Rookie Draft
Height 178 cm (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 80 kg (176 lb)
Position(s) Midfielder
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2004–2015 Richmond 154 (44)
Representative team honours
Years Team Games (Goals)
2008 Victoria 1 (1)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2015.
2 State and international statistics correct as of 2008.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables,

Foley was drafted by Richmond using pick 3 in the 2003 AFL Rookie Draft, from the Geelong Falcons. He made his debut in Round 10, 2005 against the Melbourne, in a match well remembered for the horrific broken leg sustained by Tigers' star Nathan Brown.

In 2007, Foley had a break-out season, establishing himself as one of the AFL's best on-ballers. He was selected in the squad of 40 for the All-Australian team, but missed out when the official 22-man team was released in September 2007. He was runner-up in the Jack Dyer Medal count, polling only one vote behind Matthew Richardson.

In 2008, Foley was named as Richmond's deputy vice captain along with Chris Newman.

Foley retired in August 2015 citing a degenerative knee injury forcing him into immediate retirement.[1]

Playing statistics

 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)
2005 Richmond 416102439636200.
2006 Richmond 41213217715633355700.
2007 Richmond 41226624628653246900.30.311.
2008 Richmond 41218520026746748750.40.29.512.722.22.33.6
2009 Richmond 41144213822336141550.30.19.915.925.82.93.9
2010 Richmond 4140128517912160.
2011 Richmond 4122118226248474551220.50.410.311.321.52.55.5
2012 Richmond 41101611012323338580.10.611.012.323.33.85.8
2013 Richmond 41166515114129254650.
2014 Richmond 41184313616730339730.
2015 Richmond 410
Career 154 44 38 1436 1701 3137 394 644 0.3 0.2 9.3 11.0 20.4 2.6 4.2


  1. Schmook, Nathan (13 August 2015). "Axel calls time: Knee injury forces Nathan Foley to retire". Bigpond. Retrieved 13 August 2015.
  2. "Nathan Foley". AFL Tables. Retrieved 5 September 2016.

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