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Tyson Edwards

Games Played 321

Career 1994 - 2010

Debut 1995

Date of Birth 06/08/1976

Biography

AFC Debut Number: 67                 AFC Debut Game:  Round 11 v Bulldogs, 1995
AFC Career Guernsey Numbers: 37   1995-6 29 games,   9   1997-2010 292 games

Tyson Edwards, originally from the Mallee town Wynarka and recruited by Adelaide from West Adelaide in the pre-season draft in February 1995, stood the test of time as one of the Club’s greats. Edwards started as a small defender in the AFL but eventually worked his way into the midfield, where his skill, durability and consistency made him one of the Club’s best performers across 15 seasons.

A two-time premiership player, he somehow did not win an individual award but was always amongst the best, finishing runner-up in the Club’s best and fairest three times and in third place twice. In his last 11 seasons he missed just six games. Edwards was the fourth Crow to play 300 games and finished on 321, second to Andrew McLeod.

Late in his career he showed he had not lost any of his skill, recording a career-high 41 possessions in 2009 against Essendon. However, his career ended in difficult circumstances in 2010. Struggling to find form in the early rounds, Edwards retired after being told his place in the team was under threat. In mid season he played his farewell game and the Crows celebrated with a home win over Fremantle in what was Edwards’ 321st appearance for the Club. He gathered 32 disposals and kicked two important goals.

Edwards was included in The AFC Team of the Decade 1991-2000 and in 2021 was inducted into the Adelaide Football Club Hall of Fame

It was revealed that Edwards had battled testicular cancer during his last season. He later spent time at Port Adelaide as a development and assistant coach.

In 2021 he was selected on the wing in Adelaide’s “Best 22 of 30 Years”.

Stats

Season No. Games Goals Behinds Kicks Handballs Disposals Marks Tackles
1994 37 - - - - - - - -
1995 37 12 2 2 82 69 151 26 8
1996 37 17 7 3 94 61 155 41 26
1997 9 17 5 3 108 69 177 57 34
1998 9 15 11 1 93 52 145 42 13
1999 9 20 20 5 144 85 229 72 31
2000 9 22 14 12 313 122 435 114 47
2001 9 23 12 16 322 159 481 102 62
2002 9 25 16 7 335 153 488 109 57
2003 9 23 19 11 276 163 439 96 49
2004 9 22 18 20 303 135 438 108 62
2005 9 25 17 3 317 237 554 106 73
2006 9 22 15 4 301 241 542 116 79
2007 9 23 7 8 348 231 579 132 94
2008 9 23 19 15 306 195 501 140 71
2009 9 22 8 12 289 265 554 125 86
2010 9 10 2 3 127 99 226 55 38
Totals - 321 192 125 3758 2336 6094 1441 830

Awards

Premiership Player

Premiership Player

1997

Premiership Player

Premiership Player

1998

AFC Life Member

AFC Life Member

2004

AFL Life Member

AFL Life Member

2009

AFC Hall of Fame

AFC Hall of Fame

2021

Best 22 of 30 Years

Best 22 of 30 Years

2021