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Drew
Petrie

Height
197 cm
DOB
15-10-1982
Weight
101 kg
Debut
2001
Games
2014
25
Career
269
Goals
2014
50
Career
359
2014 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
1800
Avg
72
DrewPetrie

Player Bio

At A Glance

Junior club: Ballarat
Recruited from: North Ballarat U18
Draft: #23, 2000 National
Debut: Round 1, 2001 v Essendon
Brownlow votes: 60

2014 Player Sponsors

- Laura, David & Jill Edmonds
- Megan & Wayne Goldspink
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Background

Recruited from the North Ballarat Rebels in the 2000 National Draft, Petrie can play in any key position of the ground whether it be forward, back or in the ruck.

He is arguably North's most important player.

2013

Mid-season, from Brett Allison

“When our players have no option on, they know they can bang the ball long and they’ll get a contest from him. He’s our beacon, our biggest and strongest key forward.

“Sometimes he gets wrapped up a little by opposition defenders so it’s about being able to keep moving to prevent that.

“It can be a tough balancing act between being that key forward in the contest and still moving enough to stop the key defender from locking him up.”

End of season review

Perhaps Petrie’s best two performances in the second half of the season were in close losses, as he gave his all trying to help his side across the line.

From Round 10 through to 17, he played seven consecutive games with 100 per cent game time, showing off his durability.

Season by Season

Season by Season

Early in the season Petrie struggled to have the same impact as the previous year. However the forward was still finding ways to get on the scoreboard, kicking a respectable 12 goals in the first seven games.

From this point he turned on an impressive feat of goal kicking form, managing 46 in the final 15 matches despite being used as a decoy on multiple occasions.

Petrie kicked 23 goals between Rounds 16 and 19 to temporarily lead the Coleman Medal. His final tally of 58 goals was the highest of his career and pushed him past 250 career goals.

2011

With a full pre-season behind him, Petrie was set for a return in the season opener until he was suspended in the NAB Cup.

Petrie quickly announced himself as one of the premier forwards of the competition with six goals against Richmond in Round 5. Despite North losing on the day, its forward structure was now set for the foreseeable future.

Petrie was only goalless on four occasions throughout the season in one of the best years of his career. It was recognised with a third place finish in the Syd Barker Medal.

2010

After a decade of largely injury-free football, Petrie endured a horrible succession of foot injuries in 2010 which limited him to just two games.

He played his first game for the year in Round 10 and successfully completed it, however pulled up sore and was forced to sit on the sideline until Round 15.

In his comeback against Sydney, he once again broke a bone in his foot. Courageously playing deep in the goal square, it was his final game for the season as he went in for surgery.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2014 Season Average
    Games Played 25
    • Kicks 8.5
    • Handballs 3.6
    • Disposals 12.1
    • Marks 5.4
    • Hit-Outs 0.9
    • Tackles 2.4
    • Goals 2.0
    • AFL Fantasy 72.0

2014 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 15 GWS Giants Rd 20
Handballs 7 St Kilda Rd 17
Disposals 18 GWS Giants Rd 20
Marks 11 Melbourne Rd 14
Hit-outs 9 Essendon Rd 1
Tackles 6 Western Bulldogs Rd 21
Goals 5 GWS Giants Rd 20
AFL Fantasy 114 GWS Giants Rd 20

2014 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Essendon L 60 - 99 3 0 3 2 9 0 0 0 0 0 24
2 Western Bulldogs W 54 - 83 7 4 11 6 1 0 1 2 2 1 66
3 Port Adelaide W 97 - 90 1 3 4 2 0 0 3 1 0 1 11
4 Sydney Swans W 48 - 91 9 6 15 4 3 1 2 3 1 1 68
5 Collingwood L 93 - 58 9 4 13 8 0 1 0 2 0 1 69
6 Fremantle W 61 - 74 9 6 15 3 0 2 0 2 2 1 71
7 Gold Coast Suns L 77 - 120 7 6 13 4 0 0 0 3 1 1 64
9 Brisbane Lions W 125 - 38 8 5 13 5 0 2 0 3 1 4 73
10 Geelong Cats L 111 - 91 6 3 9 4 0 1 2 2 3 0 57
11 West Coast Eagles W 44 - 82 5 4 9 2 1 2 0 1 2 0 48
12 Richmond W 116 - 88 12 3 15 6 0 2 3 1 4 1 82
13 Adelaide Crows L 109 - 73 4 2 6 3 6 0 1 3 1 1 47
14 Melbourne W 66 - 107 13 4 17 11 0 1 0 5 1 5 112
15 Brisbane Lions L 70 - 66 11 4 15 5 1 1 2 4 4 1 93
16 Hawthorn W 108 - 88 9 5 14 5 0 3 2 4 5 1 96
17 St Kilda W 92 - 33 10 7 17 7 0 1 1 3 1 1 82
18 Carlton L 109 - 86 9 2 11 6 0 2 0 2 1 1 66
19 Geelong Cats L 79 - 111 3 3 6 4 0 1 0 2 1 0 42
20 GWS Giants W 51 - 126 15 3 18 9 0 2 1 1 5 3 114
21 Western Bulldogs W 111 - 61 12 5 17 8 0 3 1 6 2 3 109
22 Adelaide Crows W 101 - 94 9 1 10 6 0 0 1 2 3 0 70
23 Melbourne W 123 - 93 10 3 13 5 0 1 0 4 1 2 76
FW1 Essendon W 93 - 81 7 4 11 5 2 1 0 0 2 2 61
SF Geelong Cats W 92 - 98 11 2 13 7 0 3 0 2 4 4 97
PF Sydney Swans L 136 - 65 14 1 15 8 0 2 1 3 3 4 101
TOTAL W: 16 - L: 9 213 90 303 135 23 33 21 61 50 39 1800

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 269
    • Kicks 8.6
    • Handballs 3.7
    • Disposals 12.3
    • Marks 5.4
    • Hit-Outs 4.4
    • Tackles 2.7
    • Goals 1.3
    • AFL Fantasy 72.3

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 21 Western Bulldogs Rd 17, 2011
Handballs 12 Hawthorn Rd 13, 2008
Disposals 27 Geelong Cats Rd 17, 2006
Marks 14 Gold Coast Suns Rd 12, 2012
Hit-outs 26 Collingwood Rd 16, 2008
Tackles 10 Adelaide Crows Rd 17, 2005
Goals 7 Richmond Rd 17, 2012
AFL Fantasy 146 Western Bulldogs Rd 17, 2011

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2014 North Melbourne 213 90 303 135 23 33 21 61 50 39 1800
2013 North Melbourne 230 79 309 133 72 44 12 63 48 19 1886
2012 North Melbourne 205 91 296 147 55 37 22 56 58 18 1854
2011 North Melbourne 222 72 294 129 98 41 20 58 48 41 1837
2010 North Melbourne 13 8 21 7 2 2 0 5 0 1 101
2009 North Melbourne 221 111 332 145 82 27 19 89 27 21 1911
2008 North Melbourne 228 139 367 154 219 32 23 57 17 15 1951
2007 North Melbourne 226 78 304 138 125 30 19 66 38 16 1854
2006 North Melbourne 208 104 312 158 87 27 16 54 4 3 1615
2005 North Melbourne 169 59 228 84 229 19 31 66 11 7 1369
2004 North Melbourne 166 57 223 84 52 25 20 53 20 18 1231
2003 North Melbourne 172 64 236 107 76 12 19 67 28 21 1453
2002 North Melbourne 45 22 67 20 24 5 6 30 10 7 437
2001 North Melbourne 26 9 35 10 38 3 5 13 0 0 204

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