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Key Facts

Full name
Eddie Betts

Known as
Eddie Betts

Born
26 November 1986 (age 35)

Place of birth
Port Lincoln, SA (5606)

Ethnicity
Indigenous Australian

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 18y 120d
Last game: 34y 268d

Height and weight
Height: 174 cm
Weight: 75 kg

Senior clubs
Carlton; Australia; Adelaide; Adelaide Reserves

Jumper numbers
Carlton: 19
Adelaide: 18

Recruited from
Carlton (2014); Adelaide (2020)

State of origin
SA

Family links
Byron Pickett (Cousin)

Eddie Betts

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
CarltonAFL2005-2013, 2020-20212183301.5140%6.844.502.7613
AustraliaIR2010, 2013, 2015, 2017720.29
AdelaideAFL2014-20191323102.3559%8.484.632.9232
Adelaide ReservesSANFL2019144.00
AFL2005-20213506401.8347%7.464.552.8245
IR2010, 2013, 2015, 2017720.29
SANFL2019144.00
Total2005-20213586461.80

AFL: 11,384th player to appear, 21st most games played, 29th most goals kickedCarlton: 1,084th player to appear, 26th most games played, 11th most goals kickedAdelaide: 196th player to appear, 34th most games played, 3rd most goals kicked

As a small forward, Eddie Betts gave Carlton nine seasons of fine service over 184 games. In that period, he kicked 290 goals, regularly thrilling Blues' fans with freak shots from the boundary line or lightning-fast runs into an open goal. Renowned for wearing shorts that seemed several sizes too big, Betts and Carlton agreed to part company at the end of 2013 and he spent 2014 providing similar thrills to Crows' fans in his 22 games for Adelaide that yielded a healthy return of 51 goals.

Over the ensuing two seasons, Eddie Betts' record has been further enhanced. The 2015 season saw him average, comfortably the highest of any of his AFL years, with his 63-goal effort culminating in a match-winning five-goal haul in the Crows' thrilling win over the Bulldogs in the Elimination Final. He was kept goalless in Adelaide's loss the following week but has been as good as ever in 2016, maintaining that 2.7 goals per game average. 

Author - Andrew Gigacz

Sources

australianfootball.com

Footnotes

* Behinds calculated from the 1965 season on.
+ Score at the end of extra time.