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Senior List

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Chad
Wingard

Height
181 cm
DOB
29-07-1993
Weight
82 kg
Debut
2012
Games
2014
16
Career
59
Goals
2014
28
Career
80
2014 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
1224
Avg
76
ChadWingard

Player Bio

AT A Glance

Junior Clubs: Sturt
Clubs: Port Adelaide (2011 National Draft, pick 6)
Debut: Rd 1, 2012 v St Kilda
Recruited from: Sturt
Brownlow Votes: 8

 

A highly-rated local talent, Wingard enjoyed a breakout season in 2013 where he took out a swathe of accolades. Finishing the season as the club's best and fairest, an All-Australian and a household name in Australian Football, he proved a match-winner on multiple occasions as a small forward. 

Capable of playing through the midfield, Wingard's next challenge is to spend more time in the centre of the ground.

Background

  • Wingard was recruited from SA-based club Sturt having grown up at Murray Bridge – about an hour’s drive from Adelaide.

Season by Season

Season by Season

A John Cahill Medal, Showdown Medal, All-Australian selection and Supporters' MVP were listed along Wingard's name at the end of the 2013 season.

He won games - particularly Showdown XXXV - off his own boot and blitzed his teammates in the best and fairest count after Round 8. 

Recognised with All-Australian selection as a result of his breakout year, Wingard became a household name and elevated himself to star status at Port Adelaide.

  • Wingard debuted as a substitute in the opening round of 2012 and excited the crowd with his fast running, agile gameplay.
  • Recovering from a shoulder injury which kept him out of action for two weeks, Wingard played 19 out of the Power’s 22 games for the year.
  • His explosive and influential 27-disposal performance in the midfield against Brisbane in round 22 saw him win a NAB AFL Rising Star nomination.
  • He was awarded the Gavin Wanganeen Medal for the club’s best player under 21 years at the Power’s annual best and fairest awards night.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2014 Season Average
    Games Played 16
    • Kicks 10.0
    • Handballs 6.1
    • Disposals 16.1
    • Marks 3.7
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 2.9
    • Goals 1.7
    • AFL Fantasy 76.5

2014 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 16 St Kilda Rd 12
Handballs 17 Western Bulldogs Rd 14
Disposals 30 Western Bulldogs Rd 14
Marks 10 St Kilda Rd 12
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 7 Carlton Rd 1
Goals 5 Fremantle Rd 8
AFL Fantasy 125 St Kilda Rd 12

2014 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Carlton W 87 - 120 13 9 22 5 0 0 0 7 0 0 100
2 Adelaide Crows W 127 - 73 14 3 17 6 0 0 2 4 4 2 102
3 North Melbourne L 97 - 90 8 6 14 2 0 1 0 4 2 2 73
4 Brisbane Lions W 159 - 46 - - - - - - - - - - -
5 West Coast Eagles W 56 - 70 7 3 10 6 0 2 0 2 1 1 62
6 Geelong Cats W 107 - 67 12 4 16 7 0 1 0 0 3 1 85
7 GWS Giants W 97 - 132 9 7 16 1 0 0 0 2 3 0 70
8 Fremantle W 94 - 76 13 4 17 5 0 1 1 2 5 2 100
10 Hawthorn W 100 - 86 8 7 15 1 0 3 0 2 3 3 73
11 Melbourne W 75 - 95 4 1 5 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 18
12 St Kilda W 129 - 59 16 7 23 10 0 1 0 3 3 2 125
13 Sydney Swans L 98 - 94 9 7 16 1 0 0 0 4 2 0 72
14 Western Bulldogs W 128 - 56 13 17 30 3 0 3 1 4 0 1 99
15 Adelaide Crows L 99 - 76 8 3 11 1 0 1 0 1 0 2 40
16 Essendon L 60 - 62 9 6 15 1 0 0 0 4 0 3 61
17 Richmond L 126 - 106 7 10 17 4 0 0 0 4 1 1 76
18 Melbourne W 72 - 69 10 3 13 6 0 1 2 3 1 1 68
19 Collingwood - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Sydney Swans - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Gold Coast Suns - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Carlton - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Fremantle - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 12 - L: 5 160 97 257 59 0 14 6 47 28 21 1224

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 59
    • Kicks 9.8
    • Handballs 7.2
    • Disposals 17.0
    • Marks 3.4
    • Hit-Outs 0.2
    • Tackles 2.4
    • Goals 1.4
    • AFL Fantasy 71.5

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 18 GWS Giants Rd 12, 2013
Handballs 17 Western Bulldogs Rd 14, 2014
Disposals 31 GWS Giants Rd 12, 2013
Marks 10 St Kilda Rd 12, 2014
Hit-outs 2 Sydney Swans Rd 3, 2012
Tackles 7 Carlton Rd 1, 2014
Goals 5 Fremantle Rd 8, 2014
AFL Fantasy 125 St Kilda Rd 12, 2014

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2014 Port Adelaide 160 97 257 59 0 14 6 47 28 21 1224
2013 Port Adelaide 309 200 509 104 2 20 17 47 43 20 2076
2012 Port Adelaide 108 129 237 36 10 14 14 46 9 10 920

Legend

K
Kicks
H
Handballs
D
Disposals
M
Marks
HO
Hit-outs
FF
Frees For
FA
Frees Against
T
Tackles
G
Goals
B
Behinds
AF
AFL Fantasy points

Milestones

Draft history
2011 National Draft, Pick 6 – Port Adelaide

Recruited from
Sturt

Aligned SANFL Club
Sturt

Previous Clubs
Sturt

Junior Club
Imperial

AFL Debut
Rd 1, 2012 v St Kilda

PAFC (AFL) cap number
132

 

Games

AFL Games
43

Awards

AFL Awards

NAB Rising Star
2012, Rd 22 nomination

All-Australian
2013

Club Awards

John Cahill Medal
2013

Gavin Wanganeen Medal
2012

Renault Supporters' MVP
2012