Goldsack during a pre-season match in March 2017
|Full name||Tyson Goldsack|
|Date of birth||22 May 1987|
|Place of birth||Victoria|
|Original team(s)||Gippsland Power (TAC Cup)|
|Draft||No. 63, 2006 National Draft, Collingwood|
|Height||193 cm (6 ft 4 in)|
|Weight||92 kg (203 lb)|
|International team honours|
2 State and international statistics correct as of 2010.
|Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com|
Originally from Pakenham, Victoria, he played with Gippsland Power at TAC Cup level in 2005-06, in-between completing a pre-season with Hawthorn. He showed good speed at the Victorian State Screening Session with a 20m Sprint time of 3.00sec. A good second season in the TAC Cup as a mature aged player would see him become one of few 19-year-olds drafted at the 2006 AFL Draft, selected by Collingwood in the fourth round of the draft with pick 63.
In 2007, he played four games with the reserves side in the Victorian Football League as a defender, making an impression, being emergency for the round 7 clash against Carlton, before making a surprise AFL debut against the Western Bulldogs at Telstra Dome. He impressed to keep his spot, but made a name for himself in round 12 when he played an effective containing role on Michael O'Loughlin of Sydney, and then on Hawthorn spearhead Lance Franklin a week later. He would continue to play the role, missing one game through a rest, for the rest of the season, including the final series. He once again nullified O'Loughlin in round 21, where he had 25 disposals and 8 marks, and earned an AFL Rising Star nomination.
Goldsack was recalled for the 2010 Grand Final replay, replacing Leon Davis. Goldsack kicked the first goal of the game. His mother was one of many people to have successfully bet on him kicking the first goal, despite the high odds. Artist Jamie Cooper featured the bet in the celebratory painting of the Collingwood team, with Goldsack holding a betting slip with the words "Mrs" and "80-1" written on it.
Goldsack struggled for opportunities in the 2016 season, playing only 4 games while battling indifferent form and injuries.
Goldsack revived his career at Collingwood in the 2017 season, playing 20 games and reestablishing himself as one of the club's most important, and courageous players. He played 20 games for the season, and signed a one-year contract extension for the 2018 season, though he entered the season as a free agent.
In August 2019, Goldsack announced his retirement, effective after the 2019 AFL finals series.
Goldsack signed a one-year playing contract with Port Adelaide for the 2020 season in the South Australian National Football League. Goldsack will captain Port Adelaide's reserves team in the SANFL, the Magpies, and will also work as a development coach at the club.
|Totals||Averages (per game)|
Goldsack is the founder of Utonic, a line of sports drinks. He has also served as an ambassador for Fitness First.
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