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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

Smith's 2015 by the numbers

Nick Smith continued his consistent form during 2015 as his importance to the side continues to grow.

9:45am  Oct 27, 2015

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Nick
Smith

Height
183 cm
DOB
12-06-1988
Weight
79 kg
Debut
2008
Games
2016
16
Career
158
Goals
2016
0
Career
9
2016 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
867
Avg
54
NickSmith

Player Bio

At a Glance

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

Another superb season from the no-nonsense backman, who enhanced his reputation as one of the best lockdown small defenders in the game. Rarely beaten, Smith again did the job on the best goal sneaks in the competition such as Eddie Betts, Cyril Rioli and Chad Wingard and was unlucky not to get an All-Australian nomination. Meticulous with his physical preparation and recovery, Smith is one of the most professional and consistent players at the Swans.

Draft history: 2008 rookie elevation (Sydney).

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2016 Season Average
    Games Played 16
    • Kicks 7.9
    • Handballs 4.9
    • Disposals 12.8
    • Marks 2.9
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 3.1
    • Goals 0.0
    • AFL Fantasy 54.2

2016 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 11 Melbourne Rd 13
Handballs 9 GWS Giants Rd 12
Disposals 17 GWS Giants Rd 3
Marks 6 Essendon Rd 7
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 7 Gold Coast Suns Rd 11
Goals 0 - -
AFL Fantasy 70 GWS Giants Rd 12

2016 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Collingwood W 133 - 53 8 4 12 4 0 1 2 3 0 0 51
2 Carlton W 71 - 131 9 7 16 3 0 2 1 2 0 0 57
3 GWS Giants W 93 - 68 10 7 17 5 0 1 0 1 0 0 64
4 Adelaide Crows L 113 - 103 9 6 15 1 0 2 1 4 0 0 57
5 West Coast Eagles W 88 - 49 10 4 14 4 0 2 0 3 0 0 64
6 Brisbane Lions W 94 - 97 - - - - - - - - - - -
7 Essendon W 135 - 54 8 6 14 6 0 0 2 2 0 0 56
8 Richmond L 101 - 100 3 6 9 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 35
9 Hawthorn W 55 - 69 8 2 10 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 48
10 North Melbourne W 91 - 65 4 7 11 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 33
11 Gold Coast Suns W 41 - 79 10 1 11 1 0 1 0 7 0 0 64
12 GWS Giants L 105 - 63 7 9 16 2 0 1 0 6 0 0 70
13 Melbourne W 86 - 31 11 1 12 2 0 0 0 3 0 0 53
15 Western Bulldogs L 79 - 83 6 6 12 2 0 0 0 6 0 0 60
16 Geelong Cats W 60 - 98 9 2 11 2 0 2 0 4 0 0 55
17 Hawthorn L 70 - 75 7 5 12 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 41
18 Carlton W 74 - 68 8 5 13 3 0 0 0 4 0 0 59
19 Fremantle - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Port Adelaide - - - - - - - - - - -
21 St Kilda - - - - - - - - - - -
22 North Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Richmond - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 12 - L: 5 127 78 205 47 0 14 7 49 0 0 867

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 158
    • Kicks 7.6
    • Handballs 6.6
    • Disposals 14.3
    • Marks 3.4
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 3.1
    • Goals 0.1
    • AFL Fantasy 58.6

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 16 Hawthorn Rd 8, 2015
Handballs 15 Fremantle W1, 2014
Disposals 25 Port Adelaide Rd 2, 2015
Marks 9 Hawthorn Rd 8, 2015
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
2016 Sydney Swans 127 78 205 47 0 14 7 49 0 0 867
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