Ryan Bastinac

Ryan Bastinac (born 22 June 1991) is a former Australian rules footballer who played for the North Melbourne Football Club and the Brisbane Lions in the Australian Football League (AFL).

Ryan Bastinac
Bastinac playing for the Brisbane Lions reserves in April 2017
Personal information
Full name Ryan Bastinac
Nickname(s) Basti
Date of birth (1991-06-22) 22 June 1991
Original team(s) Dandenong Stingrays
Draft 21st overall, 2009
North Melbourne
Height 184 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 81 kg (179 lb)
Position(s) Midfield
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2010–2015 North Melbourne 121 (66)
2016–2019 Brisbane Lions 43 (27)
Total 164 (93)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2019.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Bastinac can play both as an inside and outside midfielder and is renowned for his endurance and aerobic capacity. He can attract plenty of possessions for a young player and has good decision making skills under high pressure.

AFL career

Bastinac was drafted by North Melbourne with the 21st overall selection in the 2009 AFL Draft from the Dandenong Stingrays. As a child he supported the Richmond Football Club.[1]

Bastinac made his debut in round 1 of the 2010 season against Port Adelaide. He gathered 23 disposals however, despite a late surge, North Melbourne would lose the game by 14 points. He collected 24 disposals against West Coast in round 3, his efforts saw him rewarded with the round nomination for the Rising Star,[2] and finished fifth overall in the award. He played the remainder of the season averaging almost 19 disposals, 2.5 tackles and taking 54 marks over the 22 games. He kicked seven goals over the course of the season.

In October 2015, Bastinac was traded to the Brisbane Lions.[3] After four years with the Lions, he was delisted at the conclusion of the 2019 AFL season.[4]


  1. "To Basti, From Blacky". Brisbane Lions. 30 March 2016. Retrieved 30 March 2016.
  2. NAB AFL Rising Star: round three
  3. Bowen, Nick (22 October 2015). "Aish a Pie, Bastinac a Lion in three-way deal". Australian Football League. Retrieved 22 October 2015.
  4. https://www.lions.com.au/news/2019-10-19/lions-delist-three
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