Games Played 50
Career 2019 - 2023
Date of Birth 28/05/1995
AFC Debut Number: 233 AFC Debut Game: Round 4 v Brisbane, 2020
Shane McAdam, originally from Halls Creek in northern Western Australia, took an unusual path to the AFL after being overlooked earlier in his career. He played league football for WAFL club Claremont in 2015 but after missing out at the drafts returned home for a year. He then moved to Adelaide in 2017 to play for Scotch Old Collegians in division two of the Adelaide Football League. The following year he was invited out to SANFL club Sturt and the medium-sized forward booted 31 goals in 17 games. Initially selected by Carlton when it was given access to mature-aged players before the 2018 national draft, McAdam was then immediately traded to the Crows as part of the deal that sent Mitch McGovern to Carlton. McAdam spent 2019 developing his game and building fitness with the SANFL Crows. He made his AFL debut early in the COVID-hit 2020 season and played 13 games. He played 15 AFL games in 2021 and another 15 in 2022, when he finished seventh in the best-and-fairest. McAdam copped a three-match suspension from an incident in the opening round of 2023 and then suffered a thigh injury but he returned late in the season and played his 50th AFL game in round 23. It was his last game for the Crows as he needed surgery on a depressed cheekbone fracture and then asked to be traded to Melbourne.