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Chad
Wingard

Height
181 cm
DOB
29-07-1993
Weight
82 kg
Debut
2012
Games
2016
11
Career
100
Goals
2016
24
Career
172
2016 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
807
Avg
73
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: 14
Sponsors: Total Asbestos, Robin and Salem Tredrea

 

Already one of the most dangerous players in the game, Wingard has so much football growth left in him. He is elusive, fast and has a terrific vertical leap as well as a remarkable goal-sense. When thrown into the midfield, he has an immediate impact. He booted a career-high 53 goals last year, the third consecutive season he has kicked at least 40. He is a superstar capable of winning games off his own boot – and he is just 22. Signed a contract extension which ties him to Port until the end of the 2019 season.

Timeline

2012

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.

2013

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.

2014

Wingard came to the fore in key moments throughout 2014, notably with sterling performances up forward against Adelaide in the first game at the new Adelaide Oval, but it was his five-goal performance against Fremantle in both Round 8 and inspired four goals against the Dockers in the semi final that capped his season. A quieter year, but a solid performance he can build on for 2015.

2015

Wingard flew under the radar in the first handful of games for the 2015 season, but was able to find the ball and have a significant impact up forward, spending a little more time in the midfield. He hit career-best form midway through the year and finished a disappointing team season on a strong individual note after being named in the AFL's All-Australian team for the second time and coming runner-up in the club's John Cahill Medal count. 

Background

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

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2016 Season Average
    Games Played 11
    • Kicks 10.3
    • Handballs 5.6
    • Disposals 15.9
    • Marks 2.5
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 2.5
    • Goals 2.2
    • AFL Fantasy 73.4

2016 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 17 Melbourne Rd 10
Handballs 9 Melbourne Rd 10
Disposals 26 Melbourne Rd 10
Marks 5 West Coast Eagles Rd 9
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 9 St Kilda Rd 1
Goals 3 Fremantle Rd 13
AFL Fantasy 116 Melbourne Rd 10

2016 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 St Kilda W 133 - 100 13 8 21 2 0 1 0 9 3 0 116
2 Adelaide Crows L 144 - 86 6 4 10 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 32
3 Essendon W 112 - 51 - - - - - - - - - - -
4 GWS Giants L 151 - 65 10 4 14 1 0 2 0 1 2 2 61
5 Geelong Cats L 59 - 107 2 5 7 2 0 0 0 3 0 0 34
6 Richmond W 59 - 94 - - - - - - - - - - -
7 Brisbane Lions W 136 - 59 11 5 16 3 0 2 2 0 3 2 68
8 Carlton L 93 - 91 7 4 11 1 0 1 1 2 2 1 51
9 West Coast Eagles L 86 - 94 12 8 20 5 0 0 0 3 3 1 98
10 Melbourne W 76 - 121 17 9 26 4 0 2 1 5 2 4 116
11 Collingwood W 58 - 125 12 7 19 3 0 2 2 3 3 1 86
12 Western Bulldogs L 97 - 100 11 4 15 3 0 1 0 0 2 0 63
13 Fremantle L 86 - 69 12 4 16 4 0 1 0 1 3 3 82
15 Richmond - - - - - - - - - - -
16 Hawthorn - - - - - - - - - - -
17 North Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
18 GWS Giants - - - - - - - - - - -
19 Brisbane Lions - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Sydney Swans - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Adelaide Crows - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Gold Coast Suns - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 6 - L: 7 113 62 175 28 0 12 6 27 24 14 807

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 100
    • Kicks 10.4
    • Handballs 6.9
    • Disposals 17.3
    • Marks 3.5
    • Hit-Outs 0.1
    • Tackles 2.6
    • Goals 1.7
    • AFL Fantasy 76.4

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 21 Geelong Cats Rd 11, 2015
Handballs 17 Western Bulldogs Rd 14, 2014
Disposals 31 GWS Giants Rd 12, 2013
Marks 12 Carlton Rd 22, 2014
Hit-outs 2 Sydney Swans Rd 3, 2012
Tackles 9 St Kilda Rd 1, 2016
Goals 5 Carlton Rd 12, 2015
AFL Fantasy 125 Geelong Cats Rd 11, 2015

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2016 Port Adelaide 113 62 175 28 0 12 6 27 24 14 807
2015 Port Adelaide 270 152 422 85 0 23 12 67 53 27 1969
2014 Port Adelaide 243 147 390 94 0 16 12 74 43 31 1870
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 and goals

50 AFL Games
Rd 8, 2014 v Fremantle

50 AFL Goals
Elimination Final, 2013 v Collingwood

Awards

AFL Awards

NAB Rising Star
2012, Rd 22 nomination

All-Australian
2013

International Rules
1 cap - 2014 test v Ireland, Perth

Showdown Medal
2013 (Showdown XXXV)

AFL Players' 22-under-22 team
2014

Club Awards

John Cahill Medal
2013

Gavin Wanganeen Medal
2012

Renault Supporters' MVP
2012