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Daniel Talia

Games Played 200

Career 2011 - 2021

Debut 2011

Date of Birth 02/10/1991

Biography

AFC Debut Number: 182         AFC Debut Game: Round 15 v Sydney, 2011
Career Guernsey Number: 12

Daniel Talia was Adelaide’s first pick (No 13) at the 2009 AFL draft and went on to become a two-time All-Australian defender, Club Champion and 200-game Crow.

Talia started his football career in Greenvale, Victoria, where he also played for Assumption College in Kilmore, and then Calder Cannons in the TAC Cup. The All-Australian Under 18 arrived at Adelaide to find heavy competition for key defender spots from Crows including Ben Rutten, Scott Stevens, Phil Davis and Nathan Bock.

He battled some injuries in his first couple of seasons but made his AFL debut in round 15 of 2011 and had a breakout year in 2012 when he won the NAB AFL Rising Star award. He was named an All-Australian in 2014 and was also voted as Adelaide’s Club Champion. He also made the All-Australian side in 2016 and was in the 40-man squad in 2019, when he was awarded the Crows Members’ MVP.

Talia played his 200th game in the last round of 2020 but was unable to take to the field in 2021 after an off-season knee operation, followed by a foot injury which also required surgery.

He was a two-time winner of the Dr Brian Sando OAM Trophy, recognising outstanding and professional attention to detail in the standard of preparation for being an AFL footballer. Talia also was a member of Adelaide’s senior leadership group from 2015.

Talia’s grandfather, Harvey Stevens, played in Footscray’s 1954 premiership side, and younger brother Michael played for the Western Bulldogs and Sydney before joining Norwood in the SANFL.

Talia was selected at centre half back in Adelaide’s Best 22 of 30 Years team.

 

Stats

Season No. Games Goals Behinds Kicks Handballs Disposals Marks Tackles
2011 12 9 - - 59 51 110 27 31
2012 12 23 1 2 107 79 186 60 41
2013 12 22 3 - 143 103 246 93 35
2014 12 22 - 1 167 93 260 105 24
2015 12 22 1 - 152 81 233 81 37
2016 12 24 1 - 208 166 374 143 45
2017 12 24 - - 146 154 300 101 45
2018 12 18 - - 139 119 258 92 37
2019 12 22 - - 171 97 268 120 48
2020 12 14 - - 83 40 123 47 15
2021 12 - - - - - - - -
Totals - 200 6 3 1375 983 2358 869 358

Awards

AFL Rising Star Award

2012

All Australian

All Australian

2014

Club Champion

Club Champion

2014

All Australian

All Australian

2016

AFC Life Member

AFC Life Member

2019

Best 22 of 30 Years

Best 22 of 30 Years

2021