Phil Davis (Australian footballer)

Phil Davis (born 30 August 1990) is a professional Australian rules footballer playing for the Greater Western Sydney Giants in the Australian Football League (AFL).

Phil Davis
Davis playing in June 2017.
Personal information
Full name Phil Davis
Date of birth (1990-08-30) 30 August 1990
Place of birth Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
Original team(s) North Adelaide (SANFL)
Draft No. 10, 2008 national draft
Height 197 cm (6 ft 6 in)
Weight 96 kg (212 lb)
Position(s) Defender
Club information
Current club Greater Western Sydney
Number 1
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2009–2011 Adelaide 018 (1)
2012– Greater Western Sydney 147 (6)
Total 165 (7)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of PF 2019.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables,

Early life

Phil Davis was born in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory[1] and lived there until the age of 14 when he relocated with his family to Adelaide. He was drafted by the Adelaide Crows with the tenth selection in the 2008 AFL Draft.[2]

AFL career

Davis missed the end of the 2008 and the beginning of the 2009 seasons due to a shoulder injury. He played for North Adelaide in the South Australian National Football League (SANFL) and was close to selection by Adelaide towards the end of the 2009 season, being named as an emergency numerous times.[3]

Davis made his AFL debut for Adelaide in Round 4, 2010 against Carlton at AAMI Stadium; he had 16 possessions and seven marks.[4] Davis was nominated for the 2010 Rising Star in round 16 for his performance against Cameron Mooney.[5]

In August 2011, Davis became the first player to announce that he would be moving to the new Greater Western Sydney club in 2012.[6] This led to Adelaide football manager Phil Harper saying the club was "bloody disappointed" to lose such a young player who was taken with a high draft pick in the 2008 AFL Draft.[7]

On 14 February 2012 Davis was named as one of three inaugural Co-Captains of the GWS Giants, alongside former Brisbane Lions veteran Luke Power and Western Bulldogs import Callan Ward.


Statistics are correct to the end of the Preliminary Final, 2019 [8]
 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)
2010 Adelaide 1615101008918970210.
2011 Adelaide 163002113341240.
2012 Greater Western Sydney 12251209119328122420.
2013 Greater Western Sydney 113021056216771200.
2014 Greater Western Sydney 11100815213355180.
2015 Greater Western Sydney 11200816214359140.
2016 Greater Western Sydney 121011519724895370.
2017 Greater Western Sydney 12401160145305108560.
2018 Greater Western Sydney 12201181153334128380.
2019 Greater Western Sydney 12211185116301153420.
Career 165 7 7 1274 908 2182 873 292 0.0 0.0 7.7 5.5 13.2 5.3 1.8


  1. Colman, Elizabeth (8 March 2017). "Single and scandal-free GWS Giants defender Phil Davis is all class". Retrieved 12 July 2018.
  2. Vaughan, Roger (29 November 2008). "Crows eyed draft-pick Davis for a year". The Sydney Morning Herald. Fairfax Media. Retrieved 2 June 2010.
  3. Rucci, Michelangelo (26 August 2009). "Crows may gamble on Davis". The Advertiser. Adelaide: News Limited. Retrieved 2 June 2010.
  4. "Crows in crisis after Carlton loss". Retrieved 2 June 2010.
  5. Broad, Ben (20 July 2010). "NAB AFL Rising Star round 16: Phil Davis". Retrieved 29 July 2010.
  6. Greater Western Sydney Giants recruit first player from rival club with signing of Adelaide Crows defender Phil Davis
  7. Crows bloody disappointed – AFL – Sportal Australia
  8. "Phil Collins". AFL Tables. Retrieved 28 September 2019.
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