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Luke Brown

Last played for Adelaide Crows in 2022
Games: 189     Born: September 22, 1992     Origin: Norwood
Playing Height: 181cm     Playing Weight: 81kg     Position: Defender
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Luke Brown Biography

Thursday, 15 September 2022
Luke Brown announces his retirement from the AFL after 189 games across 11 seasons.

"I remember being overlooked in my draft year in 2010 and to be given the chance to play AFL in my home state the year after is something I was very grateful for. So to be here 11 years and 189 games later is something I'll forever be proud of," Brown said in a statement.

Tuesday, 13 July 2021
Luke Brown will miss the rest of 2021 after being sent for Achilles surgery.

Brown, who has missed five games this season, attempted playing through pain until medicos recommended surgery after the injury again flared.

Friday, 25 September 2020
Reilly O'Brien claims his maiden Malcolm Blight Medal as the Crows' best and fairest with 81 votes, edging out Rory Laird (80) and Luke Brown (76).

O'Brien, who finished the season with 37 games to his name, becomes the second least experienced Crows club champion behind Matt Connell who won the 1995 count with 24 matches to his name.

Monday, 10 February 2020
Luke Brown signs a three-year deal with Adelaide to remain at the club until the end of 2023.

"The environment at the club is fantastic at the moment, so I had no hesitation in extending my time here," Brown said.

"I'm an Adelaide boy and I always wanted to stay here, so it's good to get the deal done. I'm really looking forward to seeing what we can do this year and beyond."

Tuesday, 5 March 2019
Luke Brown will be sidelined for two months as he undergoes surgery to his left ankle.

"Luke’s plantaris tendon is limiting his ability to complete the pre-season loads required to prepare for AFL football," Crows high performance general manager Matt Hass said.

"He had progressed well with conservative management of an ankle impingement issue through the pre-season, but with a return to full training the plantaris tendon is now causing symptoms that limit him."

Tuesday, 26 September 2017
Luke Brown is looking forward to matching up on Richmond livewire Daniel Rioli in the 2017 Grand Final.

Rioli announced himself as a September specialist with four electric goals in the preliminary final against the Giants.

"I played on Rioli a bit last time but they have a lot of numbers that go through there," Brown said.

"I'm really looking forward to possibly matching up on him because you always want to play on the best and you always want to get the job done that way."

Tuesday, 6 June 2017
Luke Brown will miss up to a month with a fractured cheekbone after suffering an accidental knock to the face in the Crows' 21-point loss to Geelong.
Wednesday, 17 May 2017
Luke Brown signs new three-year deal with Adelaide on the eve of his 100th game that will keep him at the club until the end of 2020.
Wednesday, 24 June 2015
Luke Brown signs a two-year contract with the Crows.

Brown says the future is bright for Adelaide's defensive unit.

"It is a bit exciting, especially with the group coming up underneath as well; Jake Lever … Kyle Hartigan's developing really well and Cheney came into the group and gave a lot," he said.

"So we're really looking forward to what we have to offer as a group and back six."

Adelaide coach Phil Walsh says Brown's professionalism meant he was well suited to playing in his best 22.

"Luke has been one of our most consistent performers," Walsh said.

"Each week he is tasked with shutting down the opposition's most dangerous small forward – a job he has down with great success this year.

"We are creating a team-first environment and Luke's attitude and professionalism make him a perfect fit."

Luke Brown says training with Crows teammate and one of the best small fowards in the competition, Eddie Betts, has helped his game immensely.

"He's pretty much – in pre-season – who I play on the most and it's like you play an extra game each week on the best small forward in the competition," Brown said.

"It gives me great confidence going into each week."

Sunday, 26 April 2015
Luke Brown will play in his 50th game for the Crows this week against the Western Bulldogs at Etihad Stadium.

"It's not something you really strive for when you start playing, you just want to play each week and help your team win, so it's a good little milestone," Brown said.

"Most of my friends, my parents will be watching this weekend.

"It's crept up pretty quickly but I've just been happy to keep playing my role."

Monday, 2 September 2013
Adelaide defender Luke Brown wins final the Rising Star nomination for 2013 after collecting 21 disposals against West Coast in round 23.
Wednesday, 8 May 2013
Luke Brown signs a new deal with the Crows that will keep at the club until the end of 2015.

"We believe Luke will develop into an excellent player for us with versatility in either defence, where he is currently playing, or even up in the midfield in the future," Crows list manager David Noble said.

"It's a positive sign Luke wants to be part of our group and we are really pleased he has committed now."

Sunday, 3 February 2013
With Michael Doughty's retirement, Luke Brown knows that a spot is available for him in defence if he is good enough to take it.

"Michael was a great leader for defenders in general and everyone around here," Brown said.

"The way he went about it and the way he went through his career – hard at it, helping out his teammates; I admire him a lot.

"The career he had was amazing, so to play anywhere close to the level he did would be exceptional for me."

Brown also says playing under former Crow Nathan Bassett for Norwood in the SANFL was greatly beneficial to his development as a defender.

"In my first year at Norwood (2011), Nathan gave me the confidence to play my way and run with the ball and do what I can," Brown said.

"That was probably why I had a such a good year and got drafted – the confidence to play week in week out with the Redlegs.

"I was in a bit of contact with him (Bassett) throughout last year just trying to figure out how to take the next step and he was really helpful."

Sunday, 15 July 2012
Luke Brown makes his AFL debut for Adelaide with 11 disposals (7 kicks and 4 handballs) and 5 marks in a 119-point win over GWS.
Tuesday, 21 February 2012
Young Adelaide Crow Luke Brown has contacted police after he was punched in the mouth on Saturday night.

"Luke was out on Saturday night with some friends when a fight started near his group and unfortunately, although he was a bystander, he was hit in the face," Crows football operations general manager Phil Harper said.

"Luke left the venue immediately and reported the incident to police outside the venue before he went to hospital to repair his teeth.

"He will need some further dental work but should not be ruled out from playing for any extended period."

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