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Brodie Smith

#33   Adelaide Crows
Age: 32yr 5mth    Games: 259     Born: January 14, 1992     Origin: Woodville West Torrens
Height: 189cm     Weight: 88kg     Position: Defender
Drafted: Round 1, Pick #14 2010 National Draft by Adelaide Crows
Supercoach Price: $330,800   Supercoach Profile
AFL Fantasy Price: $529,000   AFL Fantasy Profile
Contract Status: UFA at the end of 2024   AFL Player Contracts
Status: Knee injury, Expected return: Test   AFL Injury List
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Brodie Smith Biography

Tuesday, 20 February 2024
Adelaide announces an expanded leadership group, with Lachlan Murphy among four additions to support captain Jordan Dawson.

The 25-year-old Murphy joins Darcy Fogarty, Wayne Milera and Mitch Hinge as fresh faces with Brodie Smith, Ben Keays and Reilly O'Brien named as joint vice-captains.

Wednesday, 4 October 2023
Brodie Smith will fill in for Marijana Rajcic as coach of Adelaide's backline in the AFLW with Rajcic going on maternity leave.
Wednesday, 20 April 2022
Adelaide coach Matthew Nicks says the rest of the leadership group will share captaincy duties following skipper Rory Sloane's ACL injury that has ruled him out for the rest of the season. The group includes Brodie Smith, Ben Keays, Reilly O'Brien and Tom Doedee.

"There's four guys there who are outstanding leaders in their own right and they will work through the rest of the year and make sure we have that leadership on-field," Nicks said.

Friday, 11 February 2022
Adelaide adds two new faces to its leadership group for 2022, namely Ben Keays and Reilly O'Brien. The two will serve under fourth-year skipper Rory Sloane along with Tom Doedee and Brodie Smith.

Matt Crouch will no longer be part of the group in 2022 following an injury-riddled 2021 in which he was unable to add to his 125-game career.

"We are blessed at this footy club to have a number of leaders within our playing group and the addition of both Reilly and Ben to the leadership group reflects the growth of our young team and the exciting direction we are heading," Crows coach Matthew Nicks said.

Monday, 11 January 2021
Brodie Smith signs a three-year contract extension with Adelaide to remain at the club until the end of 2024.

"We're building a really strong culture here and it's exciting to see how quickly our younger guys are developing and driving the standards, pushing all of us to get better every single day," Smith said.

"I can't wait to see their continued growth this year and play my part in helping them to improve wherever I can."

Wednesday, 22 January 2020
Brodie Smith and Tom Doedee, Adelaide's two new leaders for 2020, have both shared the experience of suffering torn ACLs.

Smith used his enforced stint on the sidelines in 2018 to become a better leader.

"My year out of the game with the ACL, I worked really hard on my leadership and what that looks like in terms of helping others," Smith said.

"I couldn't get out on the field, I couldn't train, so I had to find a way to impact the group. I looked at how I could help younger guys."

Tuesday, 21 January 2020
Rory Sloane will be Adelaide's sole captain in 2020, after sharing co-captain duties in 2019 with Taylor Walker who has stepped down as a leader in 2020.

Sloane will be supported by Matt Crouch, Tom Lynch as well as new faces in Brodie Smith and Tom Doedee.

"Rory typifies the qualities and attributes that every club wants in its leaders and he was a standout choice as captain, and I am confident we have the right mix of players assisting him," Crows coach Matthew Nicks said.

"They have a positive influence on others and genuinely care for their teammates, as well as coaches and staff across the organisation, and set elite standards in the way they prepare and carry themselves both on and off the field."

Thursday, 29 November 2018
Brodie Smith says playing two games in 2018 after returning from an ACL has given him confidence as he prepares for 2019.

"It was really good for me because now I'm not waiting for JLT, round one, for it to be my comeback games, I've got them out of the way," Smith said.

"It gives me confidence going into round one that I'm ready to go and get back to my best."

Wednesday, 18 July 2018
Brodie Smith will make his comeback from a knee reconstruction in the Crows' SANFL game against Central District at Elizabeth Oval this week.

"Obviously I've missed a lot of footy, I just can't wait to get back out there," Smith said.

"I've trained my arse off now for a long time, so to get the reward of playing, it's really exciting."

Thursday, 1 February 2018
Brodie Smith will complete his recovery from a knee reconstruction with the security of a long-term contract after signing a three-year extension with Adelaide to remain at the club until the end of 2021.

"Its been a difficult off-season for me with the knee reconstruction, but to be able to agree to a new deal is both comforting and exciting," Smith said.

"Adelaide is just a great club to be a part of and Ive formed some really close relationships with players, coaches and staff who are all trying to get the best out of each other.

"I couldnt imagine playing football anywhere else and I will be doing everything I can to get back out on the park with my teammates as quickly as I can."

Friday, 8 September 2017
Daniel Talia says the players will rally around Brodie Smith who injured his knee in the Crows' qualifying final against GWS.

"I was in the same situation in 2012 where I broke my arm in the final and missed the last two games," Talia said.

"Brodie is going to have to take some time for himself to get his head right and see where he's at and get around the group and just try and be as positive as he can.

"The boys will get around him, he knows that, we'll support him the next couple of days and hopefully it's not as bad as it seems."

Brodie Smith's season is over after scans confirmed a ruptured ACL.

Smith hurt his right knee as he attempted to tackle Greater Western Sydney star Josh Kelly in the opening term of the Crows' thumping qualifying final victory.

"The injury is really disappointing for both Brodie and the club as we start our finals campaign," Crows head of football Brett Burton said.

"We will consult a specialist this week with the view to Brodie having surgery, which will unfortunately rule him out for the season."

Monday, 9 January 2017
Brodie Smith says he will not be spending major minutes in the Crows' midfield, and will focus on rebounding the Crows out of the backline with his booming kick.

"I'm pretty comfortable across half-back," Smith said.

"When you look at our midfield, it's pretty strong. I'll play a little bit on the wing as well. That half-back, wing role is where I'll play most of my footy.

"I'll keep working on the midfield stuff so when the time comes I can go inside as well."

Monday, 14 November 2016
Brodie Smith narrowly avoids feeling the full effects of the devastating earthquake that rocked New Zealand.

Smith left Hanmer Springs on Sunday morning before a 7.5 magnitude earthquake hit about 20km south-east of the South Island town on Sunday night.

Two people have died, hundreds of aftershocks have been felt across the country and a tsunami warning sent thousands of people fleeing to higher ground.

Smith and his partner were in Christchurch about 100km north of the initial impact when the earthquake happened.

"Well and truly felt it here in Christchurch .. glad I left Hanmer Springs this morning," Smith tweeted.

"Survive earthquake, tick. Survive tsunami warning, tick. Cancel trip book flight home, tick. Get me out of here #eqnz."

Sunday, 21 August 2016
Brodie Smith suffers another concussion after copping an accidental kick to the back of his head from being thrown from a marking contest.

to the back of his head after being thrown from a marking contest.

Well assess him during the week, and its well known these days we dont take any risks with our players when it comes to head knocks, Adelaide coach Don Pyke said.

Tuesday, 1 March 2016
Brodie Smith signs a new two-year deal with Adelaide that will keep him at the club until the end of 2018.

"Im really enjoying my football at the Crows and think we have an exciting playing group, who are all working hard towards achieving team success," Smith said.

"To have the chance to run out with my mates in front of 50,000 fans week-in, week-out at Adelaide Oval is an amazing experience and something that I will continue to look forward to."

Crows coach Don Pyke was understandably pleased his side had locked the talented defender down.

"Brodie is an exciting talent and a player with a unique skill set who continues to improve his game," Pyke said.

"He has an outstanding work ethic and is developing his leadership to drive the elite standards at our club."

Monday, 29 February 2016
Brodie Smith is expected to make a quick recovery from the illness that saw him rested after half-time in Adelaide's two-point NAB Challenge loss to Fremantle.

Smith had eight possessions and a goal to his name before a stomach bug worsened.

The 24-year-old had complained about feeling sick before the game but tried to play through it.

Thursday, 4 June 2015
Brodie Smith will return to the Crows side to face Carlton in round 10.

Brodie Smith says being knocked out against Collingwood in round 2 was a frightening experience.

Five weeks later Smith suffered his second-ever concussion after colliding with Nick Riewoldt at Adelaide Oval.

"The first one was [scary] - when I woke up and I had trainers putting the neck brace on and I didn't know what was going on, that was a bit strange and luckily my parents were at the ground but they were freaking out as well," Smith said.

"To be able to walk off after the second one was a bit nicer.

"I probably didn't recover from the second one although it didn't look as bad as well as the first one.

"That was really frustrating, I was able to walk off but not be able to play for two weeks."

Friday, 17 April 2015
Brodie Smith is named in the Crows side to face Melbourne only a week after being knocked out and suffering concussion against Collingwood.

"He got through training today so he will go through the protocols of the testing from now on," Adelaide assistant coach Scott Camporeale said.

"He is a quality player so we would be silly not to give him as much as he needs."

Camporeale was adamant that playing Smith so soon after concussion wasn't a bad look for the code.

"It's part of playing this sport; I'm not sure whether it's bad for the sport," he said.

"What people realise now is we have got the best medical advisory people in the game that give us the parameters that we need to work to, so we won't risk any player."

Monday, 13 April 2015
Brodie Smith is concussed after a sickening collision during the Crows' clash against Collingwood at Etihad Stadium.

Teammate Tom Lynch, however, says Smith may still take his place in the Crows' side against Melbourne this week.

Smith flew home from Melbourne with his teammates and the club said he had been swimming and recovering lightly from the weekend's win.

"He's travelling along fine ... he will go through all the protocols he has to now and later on in the week to hopefully get himself up," Lynch said.

"We came down the race [after the win] and he was there to welcome us. He seemed fine. He flew back that night with the boys."

Friday, 7 November 2014
After earning his place in Australia's International Rules side, All Australian Brodie Smith says he still cannot comprehend being regarded as one of the competition's elite.

"When me and 'Tarlsy' (Talia) went over for the All Australian dinner I know we were a bit overawed by a few of the names sitting around the table," Smith said.

"You've got Gary Ablett walking around and guys like that, such good players and we kind of looked at each other and said 'what are we doing here?'"

Saturday, 6 September 2014
Daniel Talia is crowned the Crows' 2014 club champion, finishing strongly in a thrilling count to claim his first Malcolm Blight Medal.

Talia shared the lead with Patrick Dangerfield entering the final round on 72 votes, but his stellar performance on St Kilda captain Nick Riewoldt in round 23 saw him clinch the award (79 votes) from Rory Sloane (77).

Dangerfield finished third (76) and only nine votes separated the top five, which was rounded out by Brodie Smith (72) and Sam Jacobs (70).
Monday, 31 March 2014
Adelaide re-signs talented defender Brodie Smith for a further two seasons, tying him to the club until the end of 2016.

"Brodie has already forged a reputation as a big-game performer," Crows list manager David Noble said.

"Going forward, we seem him becoming a key part of our talented midfield group.

"We are always keen to develop and foster local talent and Brodie is a perfect example of that."

Saturday, 25 January 2014
Brodie Smith says an injury to Crows captain Nathan Van Berlo may present an opportunity for him to cement a spot in Adelaide's midfield.

"A couple of midfielders are gone now and with VB, such an unfortunate event, but I guess that does open up a spot there," Smith said.

"I've played half-back the last couple of years but when I got drafted to the club I came as a midfielder so I've always been pushing to try and have a crack.

"Every pre-season I've done a little bit more and learnt a little bit more about the midfield but I'll play wherever I'm needed."

Monday, 18 February 2013
Brodie Smith suffers a suspected broken collarbone during Adelaide's NAB Cup win against Port Adelaide.

"The doctor said to me down the line he suspects it'll be a broken collarbone which is a six- to eight-week injury, but we won't know until he has x-rays tomorrow," Crows coach Brenton Sanderson said.

"It's disappointing, such an important young player for us, had had an excellent year last year so it'll test our depth."

X-rays confirm that Brodie Smith has a broken collarbone and will miss eight weeks with the injury.
Monday, 4 February 2013
After stepping up during the Crows' finals series last year, Brodie Smith hopes to take his game to another level in 2013 and will use the upcoming NAB Cup to prove himself.

"I was really happy with my finals series, it gave me a lot of confidence going into this pre-season to keep improving," Smith said.

"Talking about these spots up for grabs, you don't want to try and use [the NAB Cup] as a tune up and [then] someone comes in and plays better than you and takes your spot.

"I've just got to approach every game like I would in a normal season and just play my best footy and try and get that spot."

Thursday, 26 April 2012
Sunday's Adelaide v Port Adelaide Showdown will present a unique family affair for young Crow Brodie Smith whose mother is an employee of the Adelaide Football Club, but whose father has remained a Port Adelaide fan.

"He definitely supports us when we're not playing the Power, but it'll be interesting to see come Sunday night what his feelings are like after the game," Smith said.

"I hope he's 100 per cent Crow."

Tuesday, 27 March 2012
Adelaide's Jared Petrenko and Brodie Smith have signed contract extensions with the Crows.

"We have a good, core group of young players, who we believe will take the club forward, and Jared and Brodie are a big part of that," Adelaide's general manager of football operations Phil Harper said.

"As a team, we've made a positive start to the year and Jared and Brodie have both showed signs they are ready to have strong seasons."

Friday, 16 March 2012
Brodie Smith says he wants to play a more permanent role the Crows' midfield as an inside player.

"My year in the Under-18's I was an inside midfielder, obviously I was the same size as everyone else there, but coming into the AFL I was pretty skinny and played more of that wing role on the outside," Smith said.

"If I can keep putting some more size on hopefully I can get into the midfield and play that inside role as well. I've got a little bit where I can play down back and in the midfield as well, but if I can add that inside game to my game I'll be a lot better."

Monday, 5 March 2012
Adelaide youngster Brodie Smith has his eye on a midfield spot in the Crows' lineup.

"I've played mostly on the wing, so I'm looking at that wing role at the moment and hopefully can try and crack into the midfield later on," Smith said.

"I've just got to keep playing good footy and I've got a couple of weeks left to put my best foot forward and hopefully get a spot."

Saturday, 26 March 2011
Brodie Smith makes his AFL debut for Adelaide at Football Park with 14 disposals (9 kicks and 5 handballs) and 4 marks in a 20-point win over Hawthorn.
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