Games Played 154
Career 2008 - 2015
Guernsey Number 32
Date of Birth 05/04/1990
Patrick Dangerfield was Adelaide’s first selection in the 2007 national draft, at pick No 10. From Mogg’s Creek near Geelong, 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 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, and some games with West Adelaide in the SANFL. Late in the season he was selected to make his AFL debut against Essendon at Etihad Stadium in Round 20 and held his spot the following week. Moving to Adelaide late in 2008, Dangerfield played 21 games in 2009 and then by 2011 started to spend more time in the midfield.
His ability to score goals and control the midfield helped him rise to be one of the most highly regarded players. 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 his first Club Champion award, passing the 150-game milestone and earning another All Australian spot.
At the end of the season he announced his plan to return home through free agency and play with Geelong. A trade with the Cats was completed on the first day of the trade period.