| Matthew Crouch|
| Matt Crouch|
AFL Rising Star
| (1995-04-21) 21 April 1995 (age 20)|
Pick #23, 2013 National Draft, Adelaide
Round 3, 2014, Adelaide
v. Sydney, at Adelaide Oval
180 cm (5 ft 11 in) / 78 kg (12 st 4 lb)
Australian rules football player
Beaufort Football Club, North Ballarat Rebels
Matt Crouch (footballer) Wikipedia
Matt Crouch (born 21 April 1995) is a professional Australian rules footballer playing for the Adelaide Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL). He was recruited by the Adelaide Football Club with pick 23 in the 2013 national draft. He is the younger brother and teammate of Brad Crouch.
Crouch made his AFL debut for the Crows in round 3 of the 2014 season, collecting 18 disposals in a heavy loss to Sydney. Crouch earned a nomination for the AFL Rising Star after having 28 disposals to three quarter time against Greater Western Sydney, at which point he was substituted out of the game. In total Crouch played eight matches in his first year in the AFL, and averaged 33 possessions and 8 clearances in ten matches for Adelaide's reserves side, polling 12 votes in the Magarey Medal.
Crouch had an interrupted 2015 pre-season due to an ankle injury suffered just prior to Christmas. He recovered to have a breakout year, playing 17 games including Adelaide's two finals and averaging 21 possessions. At the end of the season he was rewarded with the club's Mark Bickley Emerging Talent Award. He also signed a three-year contract with Adelaide after the 2015 season, keeping him at the club until 2018.
In 2017 Crouch lifted his game to a new level, averaging 33 disposals per game and finishing second in the AFL for disposals. He was selected in the 2017 All-Australian team and nominated by his club for the AFL Players Association MVP Award.
In late August 2017 he was named The Age's Player of the Year.Statistics are correct to end of round 12, 2016