Games Played 154
Career 2008 - 2015
Guernsey Number 32
Date of Birth 05/04/1990
AFC Debut Number: 162 AFC Debut Game: Round 20 v Essendon, 2008
AFC Career Guernsey Numbers: 19 2008 2 games 32 2009-15 152 games
From Mogg’s Creek near Geelong, Patrick Dangerfield was Adelaide’s first selection in the 2007 national draft, at pick No 10. He had been a member of the AIS-AFL Academy year and also starred on a state level at school athletics. The Crows chose Dangerfield whilst knowing the talented midfielder wanted to stay at home in 2008 to finish Year 12.
He spent some time training with the Crows over the summer, playing most of the season with Geelong Falcons in the TAC Cup, plus some games with West Adelaide in the SANFL. Late in the season he was selected to make his AFL debut against Essendon in Round 20 and held his spot the following week. Moving to Adelaide late in 2008, Dangerfield played 21 games in 2009 and 19 in 2010 and by 2011 was becoming a dominating presence in the midfield.
His ability to score goals and control the midfield helped him rise to be one of the most highly regarded players in not only by Adelaide but the AFL. Dangerfield starred in 2012, earning All Australian selection for the first time, and backed it up in 2013 with a top five finish in the Brownlow Medal. The powerful midfielder had a career-best season in 2015, winning thet Club Champion award, passing the 150-game milestone and earning another All Australian spot.
At the end of the season he announced his desire to return home through free agency and play with Geelong where he was to continue his great career including a Brownlow Medal.