Games Played 132
Career 2014 - 2019
Guernsey Number 18
Date of Birth 26/11/1986
Betts left his hometown of Port Lincoln for Melbourne at just 15 years of age to play TAC football for the Calder Cannons, where he went on to represent Victoria at the junior level. He was drafted by Carlton in the 2004 pre-season draft and was quickly recognised as one of the AFL’s best small forwards, averaging 42 goals per season from 2009.
In 2013, he moved to Adelaide and led the Club’s goalkicking in his first four seasons, averaging 55 goals. The three-time All Australian celebrated his 100th game for Adelaide in 2018. Betts has four children with wife Anna, after welcoming the birth of twin girls in 2018.
In Round Five 2019, Betts’ celebrated his 300th game by kicking six goals against Gold Coast at Adelaide Oval, including the 2019 Goal of the Year winner. In the same season, Betts kicked his 600th goal. At the end of 2019, Betts decided to return to Melbourne to be closer to his wife’s family, and was traded back to his first club, Carlton
The Eddie Betts pocket will be his Adelaide Oval legacy, with the four-time Goal of the Year winner booting three of his winning goals from the left forward pocket.