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Charlie Curnow

#30   Carlton Blues
Age: 27yr 4mth    Games: 124     Born: February 3, 1997     Origin: Geelong Falcons
Height: 194cm     Weight: 94kg     Position: Forward
Drafted: Round 1, Pick #12 2015 National Draft by Carlton Blues
Supercoach Price: $448,300   Supercoach Profile
AFL Fantasy Price: $662,000   AFL Fantasy Profile
Contract Status: UFA at the end of 2029   AFL Player Contracts
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Charlie Curnow Biography

Sunday, 27 August 2023
Charlie Curnow claims the Coleman Medal for a second consecutive year, finishing with 78 goals for the 2023 season ahead of Taylor Walker on 76 and Nick Larkey on 71.
Saturday, 22 July 2023
Charlie Curnow boots a career-high 10 goals for the Blues in a 71-point win over West Coast.

Saturday, 29 April 2023
Charlie Curnow kicks nine goals in a dominant performance against the Eagles in round 7, 2023.

Sunday, 21 August 2022
Carlton's Charlie Curnow wins the Coleman Medal as the AFL's leading goalkicker for 2022, finishing the season with 64 majors, four clear of Richmond's Tom Lynch.

Curnow's success comes 12 months after teammate Harry McKay won the Coleman in 2021 with a tally of 58 goals.

It's the first time two players from the same club have been the leading goalkicker in consecutive seasons since 1900-01, when Essendon's Albert Thurgood and Fred Hiskins won the award in what was then the VFL.

Friday, 19 August 2022
Charlie Curnow signs a monster deal to stay at Carlton until the end of 2029.

The lucrative deal is just reward for a campaign in which Curnow has kicked 62 goals, three clear of Jeremy Cameron in the race for the 2022 Coleman medal.

Friday, 30 July 2021
After 761 days on the sidelines, Charlie Curnow will make his long-awaited return to AFL against St Kilda at Marvel Stadium.
Monday, 12 July 2021
Carlton is preparing for Charlie Curnow to make his long-awaited return to football through the VFL this weekend.

Curnow hasn't played at any level for well over two years after suffering a series of debilitating knee injuries and further complications dating back to June 2019.

Wednesday, 18 November 2020
Having had surgery to correct a stress injury to the patella in his right knee, Charlie Curnow will resume running after Christmas.

Curnow was originally expected to resume skill work when pre-season training returns for sixth-year players in January, but it's understood that stage of his recovery could be pushed back up to two months following his latest bout of surgery.

Tuesday, 10 November 2020
Charlie Curnow's horror injury run continues with the key forward to undergo surgery to repair another knee setback.

Curnow suffered a fractured kneecap while completing his rehabilitation on the same knee that has haunted him for more than two seasons.

Friday, 17 April 2020
Charlie Curnow's 2020 season appears to be over, after the star Carlton forward sustained a further setback to his troublesome right knee problem.

A further six weeks could be added to Curnow's likely return date, after he sustained a hairline stress response in the bone while rehabbing from dual knee injuries at his family home in Torquay.

"Ultimately his patella is showing us that there is still a weakness around one of the original screw holes," Carlton footy boss Brad Lloyd said in a statement.

"Charlie is walking around with only a small amount of discomfort. He does not require any surgery, but given the nature of this injury, it's likely this will result in a four to six-week setback."

Saturday, 15 February 2020
Uncertainty continues to surround the immediate playing future of injured Carlton star Charlie Curnow, with the club unable to put a timeline on his return to the field.

Blues coach David Teague indicated that it was possible Curnow could miss the first half of the season after dislocating and breaking the same patella late last year.

"We've just got to wait and see how it sort of recovers. It's a different injury, it's sort of two injuries, one after the other, and the recovery time is not certain," Teague said.

"I'll be honest, I don't spend too much time thinking about it at the moment. They're (the club's medical staff) not sure and (when) they are sure, they can give me a little more clarity then."

Tuesday, 4 February 2020
The Blues dismiss suggestions of double standards in not sanctioning star forward Charlie Curnow for drinking at the wedding of teammate Sam Docherty last weekend, despite being sidelined for the start of the 2020 season due to a knee injury.

The decision came after brothers Jack Silvagni and Ben Silvagni were sent to train with its VFL affiliate the Northern Blues for a select number of sessions in November after drinking while in the rehabilitation group.

Carlton coach David Teague said there were differences in the separate pair of incidents. Predominantly, they were that Curnow is dealing with a long-term injury, while the Silvagni brothers both had acute fitness issues.

"The players are clear, if you have an acute injury then you don't drink. If you have got a longer-term injury, then you need to be smart with it," Teague said.

"When a mate is getting married, if there is going to be a time when you can have a drink, it is when your mate is getting married.

"We had a couple of guys go to that wedding and they didn't drink because they had acute injuries. But the ones who could have a drink, I have no issues with that."

Wednesday, 15 January 2020
Charlie Curnow will miss at least round one of 2020 as he continues his recovery from knee surgery.

"I had a meeting with the surgeon and the knee is tracking along quite well," Curnow said.

"We've ruled out the start of the season, which is kind of nice to know. It means I don't have to rush back.

"I can take my time to look after the knee and do all the right processes before I make my return to the field."

Thursday, 21 November 2019
Charlie Curnow undergoes surgery on his knee and is set to miss all of the pre-season, including pre-season matches, after sustaining a fracture to his patella.

The 22-year-old was taken straight to hospital after the latest incident Ė when he slipped on tiles while walking upstairs. The slip caused his right quadricep to tightly contract, putting a large force through his knee, and his still-weak kneecap gave way.

"The recovery time for a fractured kneecap is typically 3-4 months. This will delay his return to running until the New Year, which means it is unlikely he will be available for our pre-season games in late February and early March," Carlton head of football Brad Lloyd said.

Wednesday, 6 November 2019
Carlton coach David Teague reveals the club was partly responsible for Charlie Curnow's recent knee setback.

Teague said the club had asked Curnow to test his knee out over his break and return to surfing and playing basketball after he missed the final eight matches of 2019 with the injury.

"He missed the end of last year and we needed him to sort of test it out to be honest," Teague explained.

"There is a balancing act, I don't want them doing stupid things but they've also got to live. I'm big on them being in a good mental space to perform."

Saturday, 5 October 2019
Charlie Curnow faces a delayed start to pre-season after injuring his troublesome right knee playing basketball.

Curnow will head for surgery, with the club expecting him to resume running by Christmas.

Tuesday, 23 July 2019
Charlie Curnow has been ruled out for the rest of the 2019 season after experiencing pain during his recovery from a knee injury.

"Since last week, we've taken him off straight line and done a little bit of agility work with him and he's had increased pain and awareness in his knee," Blues director of high performance Andrew Russell said.

"This is to do with the bone bruising in his knee, which he had at the same time as he had his medial ligament injury."

Tuesday, 2 July 2019
Charlie Curnow will be sidelined for the next 3-4 weeks after he jarred the medial ligament in his right knee during Carlton's stirring victory over Fremantle at Optus Stadium.

The latest setback has come at a poor time for Curnow, who was just starting to hit form (14 goals in the four games before last weekend) after a slow start to the year.

"It hasn't been the easiest year, just a few injuries. They haven't been serious, they've just been annoying me a little bit," he said.

"I've found consistency before this week, so to have another setback isn't the greatest, but it's part of the game and it's probably the best job in the world, so I'm lucky."

Sunday, 31 March 2019
Charlie Curnow is set to miss up to three weeks after suffering bone bruising in his right knee during the opening term of Carlton's loss to Port Adelaide.
Monday, 11 March 2019
Ed Curnow is relishing his new role up forward as part of Carlton's reshaped attack, working in tandem with brother Charlie Curnow.

"Getting the opportunity to be involved in (scoring) chains with Charlie and maybe get on the end of a few and give him the ball a few times will be good," Ed said.

"We have a tight relationship, we're pretty competitive with each other.

"We also communicate quite aggressively, which I think sets a good example for the rest of the team."

Friday, 5 October 2018
Patrick Cripps caps a career-best 2018 season with his second John Nicholls Medal, dominating the club's best and fairest count at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Veteran defender Kade Simpson polled 108 votes in second, while Ed Curnow and Charlie Curnow tied for third spot with 98 votes each.

Thursday, 21 June 2018
Charlie Curnow extends his contract with Carlton by four years to remain at the club until the end of 2023.

"The club is basically an extension of my family and I wanted to repay the faith they have shown in me since I arrived at the end of 2015," Curnow said.

"I really believe in where our football program is heading. We are a very close-knit playing group and we are driven to get this club back to where it belongs so Iím rapt to be staying around and helping us get there."

Thursday, 17 May 2018
Carlton midfielder Ed Curnow is found guilty of intentional umpire contact by the AFL Appeal Board and hit with a one-match suspension, but his younger brother Charlie Curnow has been cleared of the same charge.

Both Curnows were cleared of intentional umpire contact by the Tribunal on Tuesday night and fined $1000 after pleading guilty to the lesser charge of careless contact, decisions which prompted an appeal by AFL football operations manager Steve Hocking.

"We had a very reasonable jury on Tuesday that found (Charlie) guilty of careless contact with the umpire and yet (it's) pretty frustrating that same jury has been found to be unreasonable when they found Ed guilty of that same charge," Carlton football manager Andrew McKay said.

"So to come here is a little bit confusing. We'll cop it on the chin and move on."

Wednesday, 16 May 2018
The AFL will appeal downgraded umpire contact findings against Carlton brothers Ed Curnow and Charlie Curnow, describing the sanctions imposed as "manifestly inadequate".
Magpies coach Collingwood coach says Geelong have reason to question the AFL Tribunal's decision to clear Carlton players Ed Curnow and Charlie Curnow of their separate intentional umpire contact charges, after Tom Hawkins was dealt a one-game suspension for similar contact.

"If I was Geelong I'd be bleeding Ö absolutely bleeding," he told SEN radio.

"Because Hawkins handled himself so well, I thought the club handled it well. You'd be scratching your head wondering, 'Why be so gracious when it's not actually supported or followed through?'"

Patrick Dangerfield slams the Tribunal's decision to downgrade Carlton players Ed Curnow and Charlie Curnow's intentional umpire contact charges a week after Tom Hawkins was slapped with a one-game ban.

"I think it was farcical, to be honest," Dangerfield told SEN radio.

"It's a couple of years running now that Tom has worn the brunt of the MRP. Then the following weeks the same thing has happened and it hasn't been consistent.

"I think we're all scratching our heads as to where is the consistency because I'm a little confused."

Tuesday, 15 May 2018
Ed Curnow and Charlie Curnow successfully challenge charges of intentional umpire contact at the Tribunal.

Both the Curnow brothers pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of careless contact with an umpire and were fined $1000 by the Tribunal.

Charlie Curnow was charged with making intentional contact with umpire Matt Stevic during the third quarter of Carlton's victory over Essendon at the MCG last Saturday, with his case referred directly to the Tribunal by Match Review Officer Michael Christian.

The same happened with Ed Curnow after he lightly touched Nathan Williamson in the chest with his right hand, about five minutes before his brother.

Thursday, 22 March 2018
Charlie Curnow starts his 2018 season with a career-best game, booting a career-high five goals along with 19 disposals, 10 marks and 5 inside-50s.

"We know we've got a special talent. We're rapt to have him," Carlton coach Brendon Bolton said.

"Most importantly though, he understands and we understand there's huge growth still and his mindset is going to allow him to get better."

Monday, 10 July 2017
Charlie Curnow earns the round 16 NAB AFL Rising Star nomination after tallying 19 disposals, 10 marks and 2 goals against Melbourne.

"I started this season off pretty slow, but 'Bolts' (coach Brendon Bolton) and the coaching staff were really good," Curnow said.

"They told me to go off and work on areas of my game and recently I've started to benefit from that. Having Levi Casboult and Matthew Wright in the forward line helping me makes it a lot easier, because they're both playing really good football."

Tuesday, 26 July 2016
Charlie Curnow's season could be over with a medial ligament injury expected to sideline him for four to six weeks.

Curnow was injured when teammate Levi Casboult fell across his right knee during the third quarter of the Blues' loss to the Sydney Swans.

"Scans have revealed it is a medial ligament injury," Carlton football manager Andrew McKay said.

"We're still not completely sure on what timeframe he'll be out for. But it will be somewhere between four and six weeks, which means he's a chance to come back just before the end of the season but there's also a chance that he won't be back."

Sunday, 3 April 2016
Charlie Curnow makes his AFL debut for Carlton at Docklands Stadium with 11 disposals (6 kicks and 5 handballs), 4 marks, a tackle and a goal in a 60-point loss to Sydney.
Friday, 8 January 2016
Charlie Curnow says he has learnt a valuable lesson after having his drivers licence suspended for two years and copping a $4000 fine in the Geelong's Magistrates Court.

"I know I made a horrible mistake and itís something I deeply regret. The court ruling today is a life lesson I will never forget," Curnow said.

"I messed up, Iíve let a lot of people down and itís on me to show to my family, my club and my teammates it was a one off."

Tuesday, 24 November 2015
Carlton selects Charlie Curnow with pick No.12 in the 2015 NAB AFL Draft.

"He's a powerful forward, who can possibly go through the midfield," Carlton list manager Stephen Silvagni said.

"He didn't play a lot of footy this year and if you look at him as a forward he's a bit different to the other boys we brought in Ė he's different to Harry (McKay) and he's different to Jack in some ways as well. So there's a good mix."

Charlie Curnow says he's ashamed at being arrested by police just days before being selected in the NAB AFL Draft.

"I made a terrible mistake and it's something I deeply regret and it's something that I am going to have to deal with," Curnow said.

"It's my own fault and something I'm disappointed in myself with.

"I have let a lot of people down and I'm just lucky enough that Carlton had the faith to pick me up."

Sunday, 22 November 2015
AFL national talent football manager Michael Ablett says clubs will have no choice but to factor in Charlie Curnow's off-field indiscretion when they weigh up where to draft the talented forward.

"Clubs have definitely got to give it consideration and take into account the decision that he's made," Ablett said.

"I have spoken to Charlie and he understands he made a poor choice and he's taken responsibility for that and he's got to live with the consequences."

Friday, 20 November 2015
Top-five draft prospect Charlie Curnow has been held by police after refusing a breath test.

The 18-year-old, from the Geelong Falcons, had been linked to Melbourne (pick No.3) and Essendon (picks four and five) ahead of Tuesday's NAB AFL Draft in Adelaide.

It is understood he was released from Geelong police station early on Friday morning.

AFL club recruiting managers and key stakeholders were informed later on Friday by e-mail.

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