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Sam Gray

#15   Sydney Swans
Age: 28yr 8mth    Games: 103     Born: February 1, 1992     Origin: Port Adelaide
Height: 176cm     Weight: 75kg     Position: Forward
Last Drafted: Round 2, Pick #29 2013 Rookie Draft by Port Adelaide Power
Supercoach Price: $272,700   Supercoach Profile
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Contract Status: Out of contract at the end of 2021   AFL Player Contracts
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Sam Gray Biography

Monday, 4 November 2019
After joining Sydney as a delisted free agent, Sam Gray says he was surprised to be told by Port Adelaide, and coach Ken Hinkley, that he should look elsewhere at the end of 2019.

"We just had that conversation at the end of the year and he (Hinkley) said they've got some young forwards coming through, and there's probably not going to be a spot for me next year at half-forward, so it is probably best that I look elsewhere," Gray told SEN radio.

"I was pretty surprised to be honest. I played the last 20 games in a row and thought I might have been OK, but that wasn't the terms. It hit me as a bit of a surprise, but I took it on the chin."

Friday, 1 November 2019
Sydney signs ex-Hawthorn defender Kaiden Brand and former Port Adelaide forward Sam Gray as delisted free agents.

"We’re excited about adding Sam and Kaiden to our squad and look forward to them continuing their careers at Sydney," Swans head of football Charlie Gardiner said.

"Sam and Kaiden have both shown an ability to perform at AFL level and we think they will both be great additions to our team."

Thursday, 31 October 2019
Port Adelaide delists Sam Gray, but the experienced goalsneak is expected to continue his AFL career as a delisted free agent.

"Sam has been a great contributor to the Port Adelaide Football Club, having started at under-17 level from his home in Cleve on the Eyre Peninsula, progressing to win a SANFL Best and Fairest for the club before being drafted onto the club’s AFL list and then making his way into our team," Port Adelaide's general manager of football Chris Davies said.

"Throughout that time, he has shown his versatility and willingness to play in multiple positions on the ground, in order to help the team.

"There is no doubt that he has developed a lot of friendships over his journey and has been a popular member of the playing group and we wish him all the very best for his future."

Thursday, 26 September 2019
St Kilda officials have met with Sam Gray in South Australia recently, with the small forward's future destined to be away from Port Adelaide after he informed the club of his desire to seek more long-term security elsewhere last month.

Carlton and the Western Bulldogs are also among the host of clubs to have already signalled their interest in Gray.

Wednesday, 4 September 2019
Sam Gray will explore his options over the next fortnight after recovering from minor shoulder surgery.

Gray, who kicked 20 goals from as many matches for Port Adelaide in 2019, has received interest from multiple clubs including Carlton and Western Bulldogs (who are both seeking a small forward).

Monday, 15 July 2019
Port Adelaide is yet to make an offer to Sam Gray the small forward's return of 18 goals from 14 games so far in 2019.

Carlton, which is searching to add more small forwards to its list this off-season, is among the clubs who have shown interest in Gray.

Saturday, 12 May 2018
Steven Motlop kicks the match-winning goal in the dying seconds of the showdown between Port Adelaide and Adelaide.

Motlop was in the right place at the right time, getting a pass from Sam Gray, stepping off his left foot, running inside 50 and slotting the ball between the big sticks, celebrating with his arms wide open.

"Sometimes the serotonin just takes over I think and you do silly things when you kick goals," Motlop said.

"I sort of worked to the contest and Sammy Gray was really clean and picked it up and dished to me."

Monday, 11 September 2017
Sam Mitchell says he is angry over claims he spat at Port Adelaide forward Sam Gray.

Mitchell was dumbfounded that he had to respond to reports he tried to spat at or in the direction of Gray moments after conceding a free-kick in the third quarter of the Eagles' elimination final win.

"There was three people a metre away and no one thought anything of it, and people watching it on a camera from who knows where think something of it," Mitchell said.

"I was not too happy about it. It wasn't something I was intending to do or even close to being anything like what some people reported it."

Sunday, 10 September 2017
Sam Mitchell denies any suggestion he spat at or near Port Adelaide's Sam Gray during the third quarter of West Coast's thrilling elimination final win at Adelaide Oval.

The alleged incident occurred during the last minute of the third term of the epic clash.

Mitchell gave away a free kick after falling onto Gray's back on the wing and hunched over as the Power forward was face-down on the ground near his feet.

Mitchell spat as Gray slowly got to his feet but his saliva didn't make contact with the Port player.

The Eagles released a statement lashing media suggestions Mitchell deliberately spat at Gray.

"The West Coast Eagles and midfielder Sam Mitchell are extremely disappointed about media reports suggesting that the decorated veteran spat at or in the direction of Port Adelaide forward Sam Gray in the elimination final," the statement read.

"Both the club and Sam strongly refute any such suggestion or allegation."

Tuesday, 29 August 2017
Fresh off booting a career-high six goals against Gold Coast, Sam Gray signs a two-year contract extension with the Power to remain at the club until the end of 2019.

Gray has played every game in 2017 for the Power, kicking 26 goals and averaging 17.9 possessions per game.

Wednesday, 17 May 2017
During their trip to Shanghai for the Power's match against the Suns, Chad Wingard and Sam Gray catch up with Socceroos stars Robbie Kruse and James Holland, who play for Liaoning Whowin FC in the Chinese Super League.
Saturday, 6 May 2017
Getting confused as the brother of Port Adelaide star Robbie Gray doesn't bother namesake Sam Gray.

"lt's always a bit of a laugh because I usually get asked once or twice a week," Sam said.

"I've told people before that we're not, but they keep thinking that we are.

"I just go along with it. It's a real compliment.

"Robbie's one of the best players in the AFL, so if people think I move like him, I'm going to take it."

Wednesday, 9 September 2015
Sam Gray signs a new two-year deal with Port Adelaide following his excellent finish to the year.

Gray grasped the opportunity handed to him by coach Ken Hinkley late in the season, playing the final six games to take his overall tally to 17.

His average of 23 disposals a game in rounds 18-20 rose to an astonishing 35 a match in rounds 21-23.

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