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Brad Ebert

Last played for Port Adelaide Power in 2020
Games: 260     Born: April 2, 1990     Origin: Port Adelaide Magpies
Playing Height: 189cm     Playing Weight: 90kg     Position: Forward
Last Drafted: Round 1, Pick #13 2007 National Draft by West Coast Eagles
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Brad Ebert Biography

Tuesday, 20 October 2020
Brad Ebert retires from AFL football after 260 games and has agreed to pass on his number 7 jumper to Xavier Duursma.

"Xavier Duursma asked me if he could take the No.7 off me and I was thrilled so you'll be seeing the number seven next year, it's just going to be on the back of Xavier Duursma," Ebert said.

"He's a player who plays in a similar manner. He throws himself at every contest and he's a guy who I've really respected and liked as a person. He's a ripping kid and he's got a long time to come in the game. I hope to see number seven for plenty of years left."

Monday, 25 November 2019
Missing half of 2019 with concussion symptoms and a knee injury has rekindled the fire in Brad Ebert.

"You sometimes come back to pre-season and mope in thinking, 'Here we go again', but missing a half of a footy season this year, I was watching finals footy a little more eagerly, I was even watching the Trade Period, which I haven't done much of before," Ebert said.

"There definitely is that silver lining because watching the team be up and down, probably like we were most of the year, but for that last six weeks, looking as a spectator, it was quite hard to watch. It definitely makes you eager to get back in and go to training."

Monday, 22 July 2019
Brad Ebert will miss the rest of the 2019 home and away season as he recovers from a torn PCL sustained in the Power's round 17 loss to Brisbane.
Tuesday, 14 May 2019
Brad Ebert is awaiting test results to determine his short-term future after being concussed against Collingwood from a knee to the head.

"It's a head-knock situation, we're not going to take any risks. We will let the medical team tell us exactly where we're at with that," Power coach Ken Hinkley said.

Wednesday, 7 February 2018
Travis Boak will remain captain of Port Adelaide in 2018 with Ollie Wines serving again as vice-captain.

Recruit Tom Rockliff has been given a leadership role as has Charlie Dixon.

Brad Ebert, Hamish Hartlett and Tom Jonas round out the leadership group.

Tuesday, 27 June 2017
Brett Ebert signs a three-year contract extension with Port Adelaide.

"When I first came home, I was pretty keen to stay here and see my career out here," Ebert said.

"It's an exciting time to be able to sign on for a few more years and keep giving back to the club."

Wednesday, 3 May 2017
Brad Ebert will be available for his side's clash with West Coast at Adelaide Oval on Saturday after his wife gave birth to their first child.

Ebert's wife Rebecca was due to give birth on Saturday – the same day as the clash with the Eagles – but Leo Craig Ebert had other ideas and arrived on Tuesday night.

Friday, 28 April 2017
Port Adelaide expects father-to-be Brad Ebert to take his place in the side to face the Brisbane Lions at the Gabba on Saturday this week.

Ebert's wife Rebecca is due to give birth to the couple's first child early next month.

"We told him to wait to Monday, but it's not Brad we have to talk to, is it?," Power coach Ken Hinkley said.

"From Brad's point of view and the family, it will be what it will be, but we think Brad is going to be OK."

Thursday, 6 April 2017
Brett Ebert has been freed of his tagging responsibilities and is being deployed more at centre bounces in 2017.

"I'm spending a fair bit of time at centre bounces and inside," Ebert said.

"Early on in the season last year I was spending a fair bit of time on the wing, but just as players came up in games, I had to stop them and try and close them out a little bit.

"This year, I've got a little bit more freedom in my role in the way that I can play and a lot more time inside as well."

Monday, 19 December 2016
Port Adelaide retains Hamish Hartlett in the club's leadership group despite the midfielder being put up for trade at the end of 2016.

But Hartlett has lost the vice-captaincy, with young gun Ollie Wines taking over as the deputy to Travis Boak, who has been appointed captain for a fifth straight season.

Brad Ebert, Tom Jonas and Jackson Trengove complete the slimmed-down leadership group, while Jack Hombsch, Matthew Lobbe and Justin Westhoff have been omitted.

Trengove returns to the leadership group after not being a part of it this year.

Thursday, 25 August 2016
Adelaide spent up to 10 hours weighing up whether to contest Rory Sloane's rough conduct charge at the AFL Tribunal.

A fine was the general consensus as the appropriate punishment for Sloane's hit on Brad Ebert, so the Crows were surprised when the Match Review Committee notified them at lunchtime on Monday that it was a two-game suspension that could be reduced to one game with an early guilty plea.

"We tried to look at a number of different avenues and ultimately we were extremely frustrated over how, I guess, the charge was wrapped around an incident rather than the incident fitting a charge," Adelaide's head of football David Noble said on FIVEaa.

"I know Andrew (Fagan, Crows chief executive) and myself were onto (the AFL's) Mark Evans probably half a dozen to 10 times over the past 24 hours.

"We’ll just continue to work and we’ll give them the feedback and they’ll certainly know how extremely frustrated and disappointed we are with it."

Tuesday, 23 August 2016
Rory Sloane's Brownlow Medal hopes are over after he accepted a one-match ban for his late spoil on Brad Ebert.

Sloane, who was among the top five contenders for this year's award, is now ineligible for the Brownlow.

Thursday, 7 July 2016
Brad Ebert appears to have escaped serious injury after he was coughing up blood following a heavy landing at Adelaide Oval on Thursday night.

Ebert landed heavily after taking a big mark in the first term against Hawthorn and was taken to Royal Adelaide Hospital at quarter-time.

The Power will be relieved with the initial "bruised ribs" diagnosis with coach Ken Hinkley revealing the gun midfielder is a chance to take on North Melbourne next week.

"I think he's just got bruised ribs," Hinkley said.

"He was coughing up a bit of blood. The precaution was to make sure he was OK first and foremost.

"The report I've got back just then is that Brad's going to be OK. In fact with the (nine-day) break we've got I suspect he's probably a real chance to play (North Melbourne)."

Tuesday, 31 May 2016
Melbourne midfielder Jack Viney has been handed a one-match ban for a flurry of punches to the face of Port Adelaide onballer Brad Ebert.
Thursday, 25 February 2016
Hamish Hartlett is elevated to the post of stand-alone vice captain at Port Adelaide, acting as deputy to fourth-year skipper Travis Boak.

Hartlett replaced previous joint vice captains Brad Ebert and Matthew Lobbe, both of whom will remain in the leadership group.

"Since we really started playing what I would call 'Port Adelaide football' in the back half of last year, Hamish really showed the quality he can bring to our group on the field and also on the track," Power coach Ken Hinkley said.

"He has only grown further over this pre-season, and the confidence the players and coaches have in him is really shown through him becoming our vice-captain."

Thursday, 4 June 2015
Karl Amon credits Power vice–captain Brad Ebert for his smooth entry to football at the elite level.

"Brad Ebert's been my mentor at the club, which has been a massive help – he's an elite runner which is exactly what I want to be," Amon said.

"You're made aware of the professionalism required in the AFL system pretty early on, but it's obviously pretty handy to have someone like 'Ebo' guide you a little bit.

"His work at training has been something I've really tried to replicate."

Wednesday, 11 February 2015
Travis Boak will again lead the Power in 2015 with Matthew Lobbe and Brad Ebert serving as vice-captains.

Angus Monfries and Robbie Gray have been replaced in the leadership by Ollie Wines.

Tom Jonas, Jackson Trengove and Hamish Hartlett will round out Port Adelaide's leadership group for the year.

Saturday, 4 October 2014
Robbie Gray caps off a sensational 2014 season by claiming his first John Cahill Medal as the Power's best and fairest.

Gray took the lead in the count from vice captain Brad Ebert in round seven and never looked back, winning with 398 votes from skipper Travis Boak (255) and four-time club champion Kane Cornes (237).

"Some of the greats have won it before and to be recognised alongside some of those is definitely a huge honour," Gray said.

"I think I was able to play the most consistent footy I've been able to play this year and the body's been really good."

Thursday, 19 December 2013
Brad Ebert signs a three-year contract extension with Port Adelaide which will keep him at the club until the end of 2017.

"I've had a fair few family members play at the club and that was a big reason for me to come back (from West Coast) to play for the club I loved and followed growing up," Ebert said.

"It's exciting to continue that on for the next few years.

"We've set a foundation to keep growing with the players and coaches who are helping to lead this club back to the top."

Wednesday, 4 September 2013
Brad Ebert says the memory of John McCarthy continues to motivate the Power.

The coming elimination final between the Power and Magpies will be held two days before the first anniversary of McCarthy's tragic death in Las Vegas while holidaying with his Power teammates.

"There have been a lot of things like that that just keep popping up that remind you of him," Ebert said.

"Personally I've been thinking about him a lot … it's an emotional time for everyone and I'm sure that he'll be out there with us on the weekend.

"I think about him before every game and going out there running around he's always in the back of my mind."

Wednesday, 3 April 2013
Port Adelaide's first home game of 2013 against GWS will be used as a tribute to the departed John McCarthy.

Brad Ebert says their former teammate is still dearly missed.

"I've thought about him every game. On the weekend we had the black armbands for him and this week again the game will be to honour him," Ebert said.

"There are obviously times when you get down, but you've got to try and remember the good times you had with him because he was a top fella and one of my best mates."

Friday, 15 February 2013
As he recovers from a knee reconstruction, Robbie Gray is elevated into the Power's leadership group for the first time in 2013, joining Hamish Hartlett, Jay Schulz, Jackson Trengove, vice-captain Brad Ebert and skipper Travis Boak.

"When you can't help the guys out on the field you want to maybe help out some of the younger guys and that's something I tried to do a bit last year obviously not being able to play," Gray said.

"Nothing will really change for me though, I'm still focusing on getting my body right and being back and just helping the team improving this year."

Sunday, 4 November 2012
Brad Ebert pays tribute to best mate John McCarthy after kicking the match-winner for Port Adelaide in London by kissing the black tape on his arm and looking to the skies to salute his former teammate.

There are a lot of emotions going through the last few months and obviously Dani, John's girlfriend, was here tonight and over the last year we have got on really well," Ebert said.

"He was my best mate and so it was great to be able to kick that goal and even though it was only an exhibition match, it was really nice to be able to do that.

"I had to give it a bit, just give him a salute."

Monday, 18 June 2012
The AFL is investigating an incident in which Bulldog Will Minson allegedly made an offensive comment about Danyle Pearce's mother.

"Things happen on the footy field but there's times when you go a little bit too far and I guess that's one of those situations," Pearce's teammate Brad Ebert said.

"You always look at family, race and religion as three of the big things that you stay clear of, and I guess that's just happened."

Wednesday, 21 December 2011
Power rookie Brad Ebert will wear Port Adelaide Magpies legend Russell Ebert's No.7 jumper.

"When I first got to the club I realised that No.7 was available with the departure of Marlon Motlop so I went to them (officials) and said to them that I wouldn't mind that number," Ebert said.

"Luckily they gave it to me."

Thursday, 10 November 2011
Brad Ebert says his move to Port Adelaide from West Coast was primarily for family reasons and not because he was dropped from the side during the Eagles' finals series.

"At the end of the year it just came to a point where I just felt the best thing for me and my career was to come home to Adelaide," Ebert said.

"It was a tough decision for me seeing as West Coast are such a strong club, but it really just came down to the fact that I wanted to be around family and friends."

Wednesday, 5 October 2011
Highly regarded West Coast midfielder Brad Ebert has requested a trade back to his native South Australia, and specifically to Port Adelaide.

"It's very disappointing [to lose Brad]. We have put a lot of time into developing Brad and considered him an important player in our future plans," West Coast football operations manager Neale Daniher said.

"At just 21 years of age he has his best football ahead of him and he is highly regarded at our club, not just because of his playing ability, but also because he is a quality individual who has contributed strongly in his time at West Coast."

Thursday, 2 July 2009
Adelaide Crows recruiter Matt Rendell says the decision to pick Patrick Dangerfield ahead of local South Australian product Bradley Ebert in 2008 was correct.

"Ebert is making his mark over in WA. West Coast is really happy with him and I'm glad because I really liked him as a player," Rendell said.

"We just thought Dangerfield was going to give us something that we didn't have on our list; some break-the-lines speed and massive intensity. So far, that's how it's turned out and it hasn't surprised me knowing the character of the bloke."

Friday, 5 June 2009
The West Coast Eagles have re-signed young midfielder Brad Ebert.

"It is an exciting time at the club and with such a young list, we are all looking forward to achieving big things together," Ebert said.

Sunday, 25 November 2007
Brad Ebert is unexpectedly overlooked by Adelaide before being picked up by the Eagles in the 2007 national draft.

The Crows selected Patrick Dangerfield ahead of Ebert and AFL recruiting expert Kevin Sheehan called it one of the biggest surprises of the draft.

"Most drafts had Ebert going in the top 10 and Dangerfield anywhere from eight to 16," Sheehan said. "You'd have to be in the inner sanctum to understand how Adelaide came to its decision but it probably looked at pace."

Crows recruiting manager Matt Rendell justified the decision, calling Dangerfield the prototype modern AFL footballer.

"We would have rated him (Dangerfield) higher than anyone else because I think most people had him rated between 10 and 15," Rendell said. "If Dangerfield wasn't there, it always was going to be Ebert who we went with."

Ebert's new association with the Eagles is also a change from his family's traditional ties to Port Adelaide.

"I suppose with Dad and even my grandpa and my great grandpa playing for the Magpies, there have been a lot of people in my family play for Port and on the other side my cousin and my uncle," Ebert said.

"We are associated with Port, but now I'm at West Coast I'm looking forward to going there."

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