| Troy Menzel|
AFL Rising Star
| 187 cm / 83 kg|
| (1994-09-22) 22 September 1994 (age 21)|
11th overall 2012 AFL National Draft, Carlton
Australian rules footballer
Daniel Menzel, Lachie Henderson, Tom Bell, Chris Yarran, Levi Casboult
Troy Menzel Wikipedia
Troy Menzel (born 22 September 1994) is a professional Australian rules footballer playing for the Adelaide Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL). He was drafted at pick 11 in the 2012 National Draft by Carlton, and was traded to Adelaide after the 2015 season. He is the younger brother of Geelong player Daniel Menzel.
Menzel attended King's Baptist Grammar School, and played his junior football for the Golden Grove Football Club before joining Central District in the minor grades of the South Australian National Football League. In 2012, at age 17, Menzel was playing senior football for Centrals; he also represented South Australia at the AFL Under 18 Championships in 2012, kicking fifteen goals in two matches, but missing the rest of the games due to injury. Seen as one of the most talented players in the 2012 National Draft, several clubs were cautious about taking Menzel due to his injury-prone knees – he had suffered injuries to both knees during his junior years, and underwent a LARS reconstruction at age 16, in which the natural ligament is augmented with synthetic tissue. This saw him slide to Carlton's first pick at 11 overall, and having rated him as the second-best player in the draft, they were quick to pounce on him.
Menzel made his senior AFL debut for the club in Round 8, 2013, where he was prominent in the forward line with his tackling pressure. In Round 16, 2014, Menzel was nominated for the AFL Rising Star after kicking two goals in a big win over St Kilda. Towards the end of 2014 he signed a new two-year contract with Carlton.
In October 2015, Menzel was traded to the Adelaide Football Club in exchange for pick 28 and Sam Kerridge. He had played 40 games in three years for Carlton and kicked 47 goals.
After failing to play a senior game in 2016, Menzel made his debut for the Adelaide Crows in round 1, 2017, against Greater Western Sydney at the Adelaide Oval. He kicked one goal and gained up 14 possessions as the Crows won by 56 points.Statistics are correct to end of round 12, 2016