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Sticking together

Sydney backline stalwart Nick Smith recognises it's going to be tough for his part of the team to hang onto all their young guns this season.

8:25am  Mar 23, 2017

Smith's big job on small forwards

Swan defender Nick Smith is set for his 150th match opposed to nippy forwards on Friday night.

10:55am  May 18, 2016

All Australian defender returns

The Sydney Swans have recalled the services of veteran defender Nick Smith for Saturday’s clash with Essendon.

6:25pm  May 5, 2016

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Nick
Smith

Height
183 cm
DOB
12-06-1988
Weight
81 kg
Debut
2008
Games
2017
10
Career
177
Goals
2017
0
Career
10
2017 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
512
Avg
51
NickSmith

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior Clubs: Ashburton United
Debut: 2008
Recruited from: Scotch College/Oakleigh Chargers (VIC) U18
Brownlow Votes: -

One of the most underrated small defenders in the competition, Smith just keeps getting the job done year in, year out. Played 25 games in 2016 and was outstanding during the finals, with his standout game coming against Adelaide in the semi-final when he gathered 25 disposals and quelled All Australian forward Eddie Betts. Smith is rarely beaten and gives the Swans’ defence plenty of experience in tight situations. One of eight players in the Swans’ leadership group.

Draft history: 2007 Rookie Draft selection (Sydney) No. 15; 2008 rookie elevation (Sydney).

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2017 Season Average
    Games Played 10
    • Kicks 6.6
    • Handballs 6.3
    • Disposals 12.9
    • Marks 4.7
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 1.6
    • Goals 0.0
    • AFL Fantasy 51.2

2017 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 11 St Kilda Rd 9
Handballs 12 St Kilda Rd 9
Disposals 23 St Kilda Rd 9
Marks 14 St Kilda Rd 9
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 3 West Coast Eagles Rd 4
Goals 0 - -
AFL Fantasy 101 St Kilda Rd 9

2017 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Port Adelaide L 82 - 110 7 8 15 4 0 1 1 1 0 0 51
2 Western Bulldogs L 110 - 87 9 3 12 2 0 1 1 2 0 0 45
3 Collingwood L 79 - 80 5 2 7 3 0 0 0 3 0 0 40
4 West Coast Eagles L 91 - 65 7 7 14 4 0 0 1 3 0 0 56
5 GWS Giants L 63 - 105 4 8 12 6 0 0 1 0 0 0 43
6 Carlton L 97 - 78 5 6 11 2 0 0 1 2 0 0 38
7 Brisbane Lions W 135 - 81 6 4 10 3 0 0 1 2 0 0 40
8 North Melbourne W 78 - 120 6 7 13 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 48
9 St Kilda W 68 - 118 11 12 23 14 0 1 1 1 0 0 101
10 Hawthorn L 75 - 81 6 6 12 4 0 3 1 2 0 0 50
12 Western Bulldogs - - - - - - - - - - -
13 Richmond - - - - - - - - - - -
14 Essendon - - - - - - - - - - -
15 Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
16 Gold Coast Suns - - - - - - - - - - -
17 GWS Giants - - - - - - - - - - -
18 St Kilda - - - - - - - - - - -
19 Hawthorn - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Geelong Cats - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Fremantle - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Adelaide Crows - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Carlton - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 3 - L: 7 66 63 129 47 0 7 8 16 0 0 512

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 177
    • Kicks 7.7
    • Handballs 6.6
    • Disposals 14.3
    • Marks 3.5
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 3.0
    • Goals 0.1
    • AFL Fantasy 58.8

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 16 Hawthorn Rd 8, 2015
Handballs 15 Fremantle W1, 2014
Disposals 25 Adelaide Crows SF, 2016
Marks 14 St Kilda Rd 9, 2017
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 10 Hawthorn Rd 22, 2012
Goals 2 Brisbane Lions Rd 6, 2010
AFL Fantasy 111 Port Adelaide Rd 2, 2015

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2017 Sydney Swans 66 63 129 47 0 7 8 16 0 0 512
2016 Sydney Swans 218 129 347 93 0 22 11 79 1 1 1503
2015 Sydney Swans 202 150 352 110 0 19 11 64 0 2 1480
2014 Sydney Swans 188 169 357 83 0 19 4 59 0 1 1395
2013 Sydney Swans 167 167 334 72 0 22 10 75 1 1 1350
2012 Sydney Swans 162 164 326 67 0 15 12 87 0 3 1345
2011 Sydney Swans 189 132 321 76 0 28 15 82 2 1 1383
2010 Sydney Swans 90 103 193 42 0 11 5 38 4 0 774
2009 Sydney Swans 71 77 148 31 0 9 5 31 1 1 585
2008 Sydney Swans 11 7 18 4 0 1 2 4 1 0 76

Legend

K
Kicks
H
Handballs
D
Disposals
M
Marks
HO
Hit-outs
FF
Frees For
FA
Frees Against
T
Tackles
G
Goals
B
Behinds
AF
AFL Fantasy points

Milestones

AFL Debut – round 5, 2008 (Sydney Swans v Geelong)

50 games – round 24, 2011 (Sydney Swans v Brisbane Lions)

100 games - round 2, 2014 (Sydney Swans v Collingwood)

 

Awards

AFL Awards

Premiership side
2012

Club Awards

Swans Rising Star award
2009

Most Improved
2011

Best Clubman
2012