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Smith believes he can be the best

Ruckman Zac Smith believes his best is good enough to be one of the top ruckman in the AFL

3:14pm  Jul 16, 2018

Smith seeking stability

Zac Smith is hoping he can find some consistency in his game

12:43pm  Apr 19, 2018

Smith sets sights on AFL best

Zac Smith has set his sights on becoming one of the AFL's top rucks

11:27am  Dec 8, 2017

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Zac
Smith

Height
206 cm
DOB
22-02-1990
Weight
105 kg
Debut
2011
Games
2018
3
Career
112
Goals
2018
1
Career
51
2018 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
173
Avg
58
ZacSmith

Player bio

At a Glance

Junior clubs: Zillmere (Qld)
Clubs:
Gold Coast, Geelong
Debut:
2011
Recruited from:
Gold Coast
Brownlow votes:
 5

Spending the majority of the 2018 year in the Cat’s VFL side, the 206cm ruckman has had an inconsistent year stopping him from a stable spot in the AFL side. With only three games in the senior team during 2018, Smith struggled to secure his position in the senior side due to the clubs inclusion of Abbott as-well as Stanley and Blicavs taking control.

Playing History

Milestone Games

Milestone Versus Round Venue Result
Debut (Suns) Carlton Round 2, 2011 Gabba L 119
50th game (Suns) Geelong Round 14, 2014 Carrara W 40
100th game Hawthorn Round 17, 2017 MCG W 3

 

Achievements

NAB AFL Rising Star nominee 2011

International Rules vs. Ireland 2011

Playing record

Gold Coast: 65 games, 31 goals

Draft History

Selected by Gold Coast in 2010 as a local talent access selection.
Traded to Geelong in 2014 in exchange for a pair of third round draft picks.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2018 Season Average
    Games Played 3
    • Kicks 3.0
    • Handballs 6.7
    • Disposals 9.7
    • Marks 1.7
    • Hit-Outs 23.0
    • Tackles 2.7
    • Goals 0.3
    • AFL Fantasy 57.7

2018 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 3 Essendon Rd 9
Handballs 8 Melbourne Rd 1
Disposals 11 Melbourne Rd 1
Marks 3 Melbourne Rd 1
Hit-outs 26 Essendon Rd 9
Tackles 4 Essendon Rd 9
Goals 1 Melbourne Rd 1
AFL Fantasy 63 Melbourne Rd 1

2018 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Melbourne W 94 - 97 3 8 11 3 23 1 3 2 1 0 63
2 Hawthorn L 117 - 118 - - - - - - - - - - -
3 West Coast Eagles L 95 - 80 - - - - - - - - - - -
4 St Kilda W 103 - 56 - - - - - - - - - - -
5 Port Adelaide W 50 - 84 - - - - - - - - - - -
6 Sydney Swans L 69 - 86 - - - - - - - - - - -
7 GWS Giants W 93 - 32 - - - - - - - - - - -
8 Collingwood W 45 - 66 3 7 10 0 20 1 1 2 0 0 49
9 Essendon L 84 - 50 3 5 8 2 26 3 3 4 0 0 61
10 Carlton W 73 - 45 - - - - - - - - - - -
11 Gold Coast Suns W 36 - 121 - - - - - - - - - - -
12 North Melbourne W 96 - 59 - - - - - - - - - - -
13 Richmond L 65 - 83 - - - - - - - - - - -
15 Western Bulldogs L 103 - 101 - - - - - - - - - - -
16 Sydney Swans W 59 - 71 - - - - - - - - - - -
17 Adelaide Crows L 112 - 97 - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Melbourne W 100 - 98 - - - - - - - - - - -
19 Brisbane Lions W 120 - 78 - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Richmond L 85 - 82 - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Hawthorn L 71 - 60 - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Fremantle W 158 - 25 - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Gold Coast Suns W 142 - 40 - - - - - - - - - - -
W1 Melbourne L 75 - 46 - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 13 - L: 10 9 20 29 5 69 5 7 8 1 0 173

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 112
    • Kicks 5.3
    • Handballs 7.1
    • Disposals 12.4
    • Marks 2.0
    • Hit-Outs 21.7
    • Tackles 2.4
    • Goals 0.5
    • AFL Fantasy 69.0

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 11 North Melbourne Rd 12, 2016
Handballs 16 Carlton Rd 19, 2017
Disposals 25 Western Bulldogs Rd 9, 2017
Marks 7 Richmond Rd 17, 2011
Hit-outs 51 Richmond W1, 2017
Tackles 10 Western Bulldogs Rd 9, 2017
Goals 3 Hawthorn Rd 1, 2016
AFL Fantasy 148 Western Bulldogs Rd 9, 2017

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2018 Geelong Cats 9 20 29 5 69 5 7 8 1 0 173
2017 Geelong Cats 130 178 308 31 675 29 22 65 7 6 1785
2016 Geelong Cats 114 153 267 45 409 25 23 59 12 14 1470
2015 Gold Coast Suns 50 71 121 22 274 15 9 35 2 1 773
2014 Gold Coast Suns 47 65 112 13 229 5 11 30 2 4 647
2013 Gold Coast Suns 49 34 83 16 154 16 10 13 8 3 506
2012 Gold Coast Suns 54 144 198 34 294 14 11 19 5 1 934
2011 Gold Coast Suns 135 133 268 61 327 37 11 39 14 12 1437

Legend

K
Kicks
H
Handballs
D
Disposals
M
Marks
HO
Hit-outs
FF
Frees For
FA
Frees Against
T
Tackles
G
Goals
B
Behinds
AF
AFL Fantasy points