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Smith stars after a long wait

Plenty of positive stories emerged from Collingwood’s VFL win at Victoria Park on Sunday, not the least of which was the successful return of Josh Smith from a hamstring injury.

11:45am  Jul 13, 2018

Smith's sealer makes news back home

Not long ago Josh Smith was playing in the sun for the Redland Bombers. On Saturday night, he kicked a match-winning goal for Collingwood on the MCG.

10:00am  May 24, 2017

Defender hurt during training

Defender Josh Smith is unlikely to make the trip to Mandurah after hurting his left ankle during a training session on Monday morning.

2:20pm  Feb 27, 2017

Latest Player Video

Josh Smith's search for consistency

11:04am  Aug 15, 2017

The Magpie who ran to Etihad

3:00pm  Jul 25, 2016

Debutant kicks his first goal

5:15pm  Apr 25, 2016

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Josh
Smith

Height
180 cm
DOB
02-01-1994
Weight
80 kg
Debut
2016
Games
2018
1
Career
32
Goals
2018
0
Career
6
2018 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
52
Avg
52
JoshSmith

Player Bio

At A Glance

Junior Clubs: Redland (QLD)
Clubs: Collingwood (2016-2017)
Debut: R5 2016 v Essendon at the MCG
Recruited from: Redland (QLD)
Brownlow Votes: 0

2018 Player Sponsors

Junior Clubs: Redland (QLD)
Clubs: Collingwood (2016-2017)
Debut: R5 2016 v Essendon at the MCG
Recruited from: Redland (QLD)
Brownlow Votes: 0

One minute he was working in childcare. The next, he was on an AFL rookie list. Five months later, he was playing on the MCG in front of 95,000 people. Josh Smith's world changed rapidly in 2016, but the 22-year-old remained calm and composed throughout and enters his second year at the club as one of its most underrated players. He played 18 games, averaged 20 disposals and entrenched himself as a first choice player on the half back flank. The 22-year-old was on the draft radar for several years, representing Queensland in the National Under 18 Championships as far back as 2011. Blessed with an elite running capacity and a strong determination to train hard, he is one of three Redland products on Collingwood's list along with Adam Oxley and Josh Thomas.

Season By Season

Season By Season

In November 2015, Smith was a childcare worker in Queensland. Less than eleven months on, he was considered a contender for a top five berth in the Copeland Trophy. Few players have been on a journey such as Smith's, who, at 21, was a mature-aged recruit and had to make every post a winner. He didn’t let anyone down, debuting on ANZAC Day and holding his place for the remainder of the season. At his best, he was winning 35 disposals and kicking goals from half back, as he did against the Suns in the penultimate round.

Season By Season

Smith played 18 games for Redland in the NEAFL in 0215. He averaged 28.7 disposals, 5.0 clearances, 4.9 tackles and 5.7 inside 50s per game. He also represented the NEAFL against Tasmania, collecting 23 disposals and six tackles.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2018 Season Average
    Games Played 1
    • Kicks 7.0
    • Handballs 7.0
    • Disposals 14.0
    • Marks 3.0
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 3.0
    • Goals 0.0
    • AFL Fantasy 52.0

2018 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 7 Hawthorn Rd 1
Handballs 7 Hawthorn Rd 1
Disposals 14 Hawthorn Rd 1
Marks 3 Hawthorn Rd 1
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 3 Hawthorn Rd 1
Goals 0 - -
AFL Fantasy 52 Hawthorn Rd 1

2018 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Hawthorn L 101 - 67 7 7 14 3 0 1 2 3 0 1 52
2 GWS Giants L 79 - 95 - - - - - - - - - - -
3 Carlton W 76 - 100 - - - - - - - - - - -
4 Adelaide Crows W 58 - 106 - - - - - - - - - - -
5 Essendon W 101 - 52 - - - - - - - - - - -
6 Richmond L 70 - 113 - - - - - - - - - - -
7 Brisbane Lions W 114 - 121 - - - - - - - - - - -
8 Geelong Cats L 45 - 66 - - - - - - - - - - -
9 St Kilda W 72 - 100 - - - - - - - - - - -
10 Western Bulldogs W 90 - 55 - - - - - - - - - - -
11 Fremantle W 138 - 77 - - - - - - - - - - -
12 Melbourne W 91 - 133 - - - - - - - - - - -
14 Carlton W 79 - 59 - - - - - - - - - - -
15 Gold Coast Suns W 60 - 99 - - - - - - - - - - -
16 Essendon W 62 - 78 - - - - - - - - - - -
17 West Coast Eagles L 67 - 102 - - - - - - - - - - -
18 North Melbourne W 130 - 64 - - - - - - - - - - -
19 Richmond L 105 - 77 - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Sydney Swans L 73 - 71 - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Brisbane Lions W 104 - 73 - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Port Adelaide W 115 - 64 - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Fremantle W 67 - 76 - - - - - - - - - - -
W1 West Coast Eagles L 86 - 70 - - - - - - - - - - -
SF GWS Giants W 69 - 59 - - - - - - - - - - -
PF Richmond W 58 - 97 - - - - - - - - - - -
GF West Coast Eagles L 79 - 74 - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 17 - L: 9 7 7 14 3 0 1 2 3 0 1 52

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 32
    • Kicks 12.2
    • Handballs 7.9
    • Disposals 20.1
    • Marks 5.4
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 2.4
    • Goals 0.2
    • AFL Fantasy 77.7

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 24 Fremantle Rd 11, 2017
Handballs 16 Gold Coast Suns Rd 22, 2016
Disposals 35 Gold Coast Suns Rd 22, 2016
Marks 14 Fremantle Rd 11, 2017
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 7 West Coast Eagles Rd 19, 2016
Goals 1 Brisbane Lions Rd 10, 2017
AFL Fantasy 131 Fremantle Rd 11, 2017

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2018 Collingwood 7 7 14 3 0 1 2 3 0 1 52
2017 Collingwood 185 70 255 86 0 6 10 30 2 0 1061
2016 Collingwood 198 176 374 85 0 13 13 43 4 2 1373

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

Career

AFL: 18 games, 4 goals

VFL: 2 games, 2 goals

Pre-Season Competition: 1 game, 0 goals

Milestones

Collingwood VFL Debut: Port Melbourne v Collingwood, Round 1 2016 at North Port Oval

Collingwood AFL Debut: Collingwood v Essendon, Round 5 2016 at the MCG

Draft History

Selected at No. 25 in the 2015 Rookie Draft

Awards

AFL Awards

Selected at No. 25 in the 2015 Rookie Draft

Club Awards

Harry Collier Trophy (Best First Year Player)
2016