Tyson Goldsack

Tyson Goldsack (born 22 May 1987) is a former professional Australian rules football player who played with the Collingwood Football Club in the Australian Football League.

Tyson Goldsack
Goldsack during a pre-season match in March 2017
Personal information
Full name Tyson Goldsack
Nickname(s) Moneybags
Date of birth (1987-05-22) 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)
Position(s) Utility
Playing career
Years Club Games (Goals)
2007–2019 Collingwood 165 (50)
International team honours
Years Team Games (Goals)
2010 Australia 2
2 State and international statistics correct as of 2010.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Early life

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.

AFL career

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.[1]

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.[2] 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.[3]

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.[4]

In August 2019, Goldsack announced his retirement, effective after the 2019 AFL finals series.[5]

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.[6]


Statistics are correct to the end of the 2018 season[7]
 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)
2007 Collingwood 3817011349422858500.
2008 Collingwood 381640835413740510.
2009 Collingwood 61210716513638340.
2010 Collingwood 61112606512536350.
2011 Collingwood 61312836614949400.
2012 Collingwood 622241914210224481691.
2013 Collingwood 61364897116041440.
2014 Collingwood 62010511511022566860.
2015 Collingwood 61310857616148310.106.55.812.43.72.4
2016 Collingwood 64103126571760.307.86.514.34.31.5
2017 Collingwood 6201412414126572490.
2018 Collingwood 6401111930590.
Career 165 50 38 1028 889 1917 551 504 0.3 0.2 6.2 5.4 11.6 3.3 3.1

Personal life

Goldsack is the founder of Utonic, a line of sports drinks.[8] He has also served as an ambassador for Fitness First.[9]


  1. McAsey, Jenny (20 September 2007). "Youngster worth his weight in gold". The Australian.
  2. Stevens, Mark; Campbell, James (17 July 2011). "Collingwood footballer Tyson Goldsack quizzed over exotic bets". Sunday Herald Sun.
  3. Stevens, Mark (17 July 2011). "First-goal bet is etched in Collingwood history on commissioned painting". Sunday Herald Sun.
  4. Template:Cite 9
  5. Pierik, Jon (27 August 2019). "'Football's grim reaper got me': Goldsack retires". The Age.
  6. "Goldsack joins Port Adelaide". Port Adelaide Football Club. 3 December 2019.
  7. "Tyson Goldsack's player profile". AFL Tables. Retrieved 24 October 2018.
  8. "AFL PLAYERS' 'FOOTBALLERS IN BUSINESS' EVENT". AFL Players Association. Retrieved 3 August 2018.
  9. "PLAYERS PUT FITNESS FIRST". AFL Players Association. Retrieved 3 August 2018.
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