Brad Johnson (Australian footballer)
Brad Johnson is a former Australian rules footballer, the captain of Australian Football League team Western Bulldogs. Despite his small size for his position, he was considered to be one of the best forwards in the game because of his overhead marking ability, he had the ability to play across half forward or in the midfield. Recruited from Williamstown, Johnson made his debut in the 1994 season, has been known as either a damaging forward or midfielder. Known as the "Smiling Assassin" due to the constant smile on his face, he is a popular figure around the club and has won three best and fairest awards – in 1999, 2002 and 2006. In 1996, Johnson along with the entire Footscray football club was filmed for the documentary Year of the Dogs, released in 1997; the documentary followed the turbulent 1996 season where the Dogs finished second last on the ladder. In 1997, Johnson and the Dogs had a good season, they made it all the way to the preliminary final. In the preliminary final the Dogs led at the final break by five goals.
In the fourth quarter the Crows made. Johnson played in several other preliminary finals in his career, but never competed in a Grand Final. In 2000, Johnson was a part of the Bulldogs side that ended Essendon's winning streak of 20 games in the classic round 21 clash; the Dogs defeated the Bombers in a fierce contest by just 2 goals. Right on half-time Essendon player John Barnes left him concussed; this led to a vicious brawl between the teams. At the end of the game Johnson ran on confronted Barnes, giving him the last word; the Dogs were the only team to beat Essendon that year, who would go on to win the premiership. Johnson was the step ladder of one of the greatest marks in the history of The AFL when Gary Moorcroft took mark of the year in 2001 Johnson has represented Australia in International Rules Football in 1998, 2000, 2002, 2003. In 2005, he kicked a Goal of the Year contender – an amazing soccer-style half volley from an tight angle on the boundary line. Johnson has been selected in the All-Australian Team in 1999, 2000, 2002, 2005, 2006 and 2007.
In 2006 he was chosen as captain of the Bulldogs following the injury of Luke Darcy and as captain of the All Australian Team. Under Johnson's leadership the Bulldogs made the finals for the first time since 2000. In their Elimination Final the Dogs defeated Collingwood by 41 points, they were knocked out in the Semi Finals by West Coast. Johnson capped off his 2006 season finishing second in the Coleman Medal with 70 goals, an amazing feat considering that he had played the final 11 games of the season with a shoulder injury that required surgery. In round one of the 2007 season Johnson kicked a career high 8 goals against the Geelong Cats. Despite several impressive wins, the Dogs didn't make finals this year, he started the 2008 season against the Adelaide Crows in his 300th game and kicked five second-half goals, including three in the last seven minutes as the Bulldogs came out on top by three points. The Dogs continued this season with many impressive performances and finished third on the ladder.
Their remarkable season came to an end when they lost to a strong Geelong side in the Preliminary Final by just under five goals. That same year Johnson was selected to represent the Victorian football team in the AFL Hall of Fame Tribute Match. Although Johnson pulled out just weeks before the match. In recent seasons, Johnson has had the misfortune of missing shots on goal after the final siren to win the game. In Round 9, 2008, against North Melbourne, Johnson missed a shot at goal from 35 metres out on a 45-degree angle. A year in the same round, Johnson had the same opportunity but this time against the Geelong Cats from 10 metres in front of goal on a tight angle in which he missed; the 2009 season was another marginally successful season for the Dogs under Johnson's captaincy. The Bulldogs for the second consecutive year finished third on the ladder; the Dogs played their final match in a Preliminary Final blockbuster against the Saints. Losing by just 7 points. On 1 August 2009, Johnson became the games record holder for the Western Bulldogs.
With 342 games he surpassed Chris Grant's old record of 341 games for the club. Johnson went on to play a total of 364 games for the Western Bulldogs and still remains the club's record holder for most games played. Johnson played his 350th game in Round 1 against Collingwood; that year whilst recovering from a previous injury Johnson was struck by the club's drinks cart in training. His manager Ricky Nixon said that the resulting injury was worse than Johnson and the club let on and that it hastened the end of Johnson's career. On 6 September 2010, Johnson announced his retirement from AFL at the end of the 2010 season. Johnson played his final game on 18 September 2010, after the Bulldogs' second consecutive loss to St Kilda in a preliminary final. On 4 June 2014, Johnson was inducted into the Australian Football Hall of Fame. Brad Johnson played as a half forward flank but when he was marked or out of play he was able to play as a forward pocket or midfielder. Individual All-Australian: 1999, 2000, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2007 Charles Sutton Medal: 1999, 2002, 2006 Footscray F.
C./Western Bulldogs Leading Club Goalkicker Award: 2001, 2005-2008 Australian Representative Honours in International Rules Football: 1998, 2000, 2002, 2003 AFL Rising Star Nominee: 1995 Footscray F. C./Western Bulldogs Captain: 2007-2010 Footscray F. C. Team of the Century - Interchange Brad Johnson is married t
Essendon Football Club
The Essendon Football Club, nicknamed the Bombers, is a professional Australian rules football club that plays in the Australian Football League, the sport's premier competition. Thought to have formed in 1872, the club played its first recorded game on 7 June 1873 against a Carlton Second 20, winning 1 goal to nil; the club played a senior club in the Victorian Football Association in 1878, one year after the VFA formed. It is associated with Essendon, a suburb in the north-west of Melbourne, Victoria. Since 2013, the club has been headquartered at The Hangar, Melbourne Airport, plays its home games at either Docklands Stadium or the Melbourne Cricket Ground. While it stopped playing games at the ground thereafter, Windy Hill remained its training and administration base until the end of 2013. Dyson Heppell is the current team captain. A founding member club of both the Victorian Football Association, in 1877, the Victorian Football League, in 1896, Essendon is one of Australia's best-known football clubs.
Essendon has won 16 VFL/AFL premierships, along with Carlton, is the most of any club in the competition. The club won four consecutive VFA premierships between 1891 and 1894, a feat unmatched in VFA/VFL history; the club was founded by members of the Royal Agricultural Society, the Melbourne Hunt Club and the Victorian Woolbrokers. The Essendon Football Club is thought to have formed in 1872 at a meeting it the home of a well-known brewery family, the McCrackens, whose Ascot Vale property hosted a team of local junior players. Robert McCracken, the owner of several city hotels, was the founder and first president of the Essendon Football club and his son, its first secretary. Alex became president of the newly formed VFL. Alex's cousin, Collier McCracken, who had played with Melbourne, was the team's first captain; the club played its first recorded match against the Carlton second twenty on 7 June 1873, with Essendon winning by one goal. Essendon played 13 matches in its first season, losing two.
The club was one of the inaugural junior members of the Victorian Football Association in 1877, began competing as a senior club from the 1878 season. During its early years in the Association, Essendon played its home matches at Flemington Hill, but moved to the East Melbourne Cricket Ground in 1881. In 1878, Essendon played in the first match on what would be considered by modern standards to be a full-sized field at Flemington Hill. In 1879 Essendon played Melbourne in one of the earliest night matches recorded when the ball was painted white. In 1883 the team played four matches in eight days in Adelaide: losing to Norwood, defeating Port Adelaide, a combined South Australian team, South Adelaide. In 1891 Essendon won their first VFA premiership, which they repeated in 1892, 1893 and 1894. One of the club's greatest players, Albert Thurgood played for the club during this period, making his debut in 1892. Essendon was undefeated in the 1893 season. At the end of the 1896 season Essendon along with seven other clubs formed the Victorian Football League.
Essendon's first VFL game was in 1897 was against Geelong at Corio Oval in Geelong. Essendon won its first VFL premiership by winning the 1897 VFL finals series. Essendon again won the premiership in 1901; the club won successive premierships in 1911 and 1912 over Collingwood and South Melbourne respectively. The club is recorded as having played at Glass' Paddock and Flemington Hill, it is that these are three different names for the one ground, given that McCracken's Paddock was a parcel of land that sat within the larger Glass's Paddock which in turn was situated in an area known at the time as Flemington Hill. In 1882 the club moved home games to the East Melbourne Cricket Ground, after an application to play on the Essendon Cricket Ground was voted down by Lord Mayor James Taylor on the basis that City of Essendon the mayor considered the Essendon Cricket Ground "to be suitable only for the gentleman's game of cricket",The club became known by the nickname "the Same Old Essendon", from the title and hook of the principal song performed by a band of supporters which occupied a section of the grandstand at the club's games.
The nickname first appeared in print in the local North Melbourne Advertiser in 1889, ended up gaining wide use as the diminutive "Same Olds". This move away from Essendon, at a time when fans would walk to their local ground, didn't go down too well with many Essendon people, it was known firstly as Essendon Town and, after 1905, as Essendon. After the 1921 season, the East Melbourne Cricket Ground was closed and demolished to expand the Flinders Street Railyard. Having played at the East Melbourne Cricket Ground from 1882 to 1921, having won four VFA premierships and four VFL premierships whilst there, Essendon was looking for a new home, was offered grounds at the current Royal Melbourne Showgrounds, at Victoria Park, at Arden St, North Melbourne, the Essendon Cricket Ground; the Essendon City Council offered the team the Essendon Cricket Ground, announcing that it would be pre
Nathan "Bassy" Bassett is a former Australian rules footballer for the Adelaide Football Club in the Australian Football League. He is an assistant coach with the Port Adelaide Football Club. Drafted with the third selection in the first AFL Rookie Draft by Melbourne in 1997, Bassett was elevated to the senior list during the season but was unable to make his AFL debut for the Demons due to a chest injury. At the end of the season he was traded to Adelaide, went on to become one of the Crows' best defenders, he played 210 games for Adelaide and topped off a great 2005 season by being named Best Team Man and coming runner up in the Club's Best and Fairest award. In 2006 Bassett was named to the All-Australian Team, along with his teammates Andrew McLeod and Simon Goodwin; some of Bassett's nicknames include The Hound, Bassy and Fred Basset – after the comic strip which appears in many Australian newspapers. He was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 1997. Bassett was the senior coach of the Norwood Football Club which plays in the South Australian National Football League.
He coached them to the Grand Final in his first season in 2010, led the Redlegs to their 28th SANFL premiership with a 12.7 to 3.12 win over West Adelaide in the Grand Final at AAMI Stadium. Back-to-back premiership success came in 2013 over North Adelaide. At the last match played at AAMI Stadium, in front of 37,000 fans, Norwood defeated North Adelaide 10.12 to 4.8. On 17 October 2013, Bassett was confirmed as an assistant coach to Mark Thompson at Essendon; the move reunited Bassett with former Adelaide coach Neil Craig, who Bassett played under from 2004 to 2008. He remained an assistant at Essendon until the end of 2015. On 18 September 2015, Bassett was announced as an assistant coach at the Port Adelaide Football Club. Nathan Bassett's playing statistics from AFL Tables
Carlton Football Club
The Carlton Football Club, nicknamed the Blues, is a professional Australian rules football club based in Melbourne, Victoria. Founded in 1864 in Carlton, an inner suburb of Melbourne, the club competes in the Australian Football League, was one of the competition's eight founding member clubs in 1897; the club's headquarters and training facilities are located in Carlton at Princes Park, its traditional home ground, it plays its home matches at either Docklands Stadium or the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Carlton has been one of the AFL's most successful clubs, having won sixteen senior VFL/AFL premierships, equal with Essendon as the most of any club; the club has fielded a team in the AFL Women's league since its establishment in 2017. Carlton has had a long and successful history, winning the most premierships of any club in the VFL era. Together with fierce rivals Collingwood and Essendon, Carlton was considered to be one of the league's "Big Four" clubs, enjoys a healthy rivalry with all three others.
Since winning its last premiership in 1995, Carlton is experiencing its longest premiership drought, has finished bottom of the ladder the most of any club since the competition became known as the AFL. The Carlton Football Club was formed in July 1864. In the early days, Carlton became strong and having grown a large supporter base, it became a fierce rival to the Melbourne Football Club in early competition, including the South Yarra Challenge Cup, which it won in 1871. Carlton won four premierships during the pre-VFA era in the 1870s. In 1877, Carlton became one of the foundation clubs of the Victorian Football Association, was a comfortable winner of the premiership in the competition's inaugural season. Carlton was one of the first clubs to have a player worthy of the superstar tag: champion player George Coulthard, who played for Carlton between 1876 and 1882, was noted by The Australasian as'The grandest player of the day', he died of tuberculosis in 1883, aged 27. The club won one more VFA premiership, in 1887, but after that during the 1890s, the club went from one of the strongest clubs in the Association to one of the weaker, both on-field and off-field.
In spite of this, the club was invited to join the breakaway Victorian Football League competition in 1897. The club continued to struggle in early seasons of the new competition, finished seventh out of eight teams in each of its first five seasons. Carlton's fortunes improved in 1902; the Board elected the respected former Fitzroy footballer and Australian test cricketer Jack Worrall the secretary of the Carlton Cricket Club, to the same position at the football club. As secretary, Worrall took over the managing of the players, in what is now recognised as the first official coaching role in the VFL. Under Worrall's guidance in the latter part of the 1902 season, Carlton's on-field performances improved, in 1903 he led Carlton to the finals for the first time. Carlton built a strong reputation and financial position, was able to convince many great players to shift to the club from other clubs, or out of retirement. Worrall led the club to its first three VFL premierships, won consecutively, in 1906, 1907 and 1908.
Carlton became the first club in the VFL to win three premierships in a row, its win-loss record of 19–1 in the 1908 season was a record which stood for more than ninety years. N 1Following these premierships, Carlton went through a tumultuous period off-field; some players had become frustrated by low payments and hard training standards, responded by refusing to train or play matches. The club removed Worrall from the coaching role, after significant changes at board level after the 1909 season, Worrall left the club altogether. Many players who had supported Worrall left the club at the end of the season. In 1910, several players were suspected of having taken bribes to fix matches, with two players both found guilty and suspended for 99 matches. Despite this backdrop, Carlton continued its strong on-field form, reaching the 1909 and 1910 Grand Finals, but losing both. Carlton fell out of the finals in 1913, but returned in 1914 under coach Norm Clark, with many inexperienced players, to win back-to-back premierships in 1914 and 1915 VFL seasons.
Most football around the country was suspended during the height of World War I, but Carlton continued to compete in a VFL which featured, at its fewest, only four clubs. Altogether, between Jack Worrall's first Grand Final in 1904 and the peak of World War I in 1916, Carlton won five premierships and contested nine Grand Finals for one of the most successful times in the club's history; the only success which eluded the club was the Championship of Australia. Through the 1920s and the Great Depression of the 1930s, Carlton maintained a strong on-field presence; the club was a frequent finalist. However, premiership success did not follow, the club contested only three Grand Finals for just one premiership during this period, endured the second longest premiership drought in the club's history; the drought was broken with the club's sixth VFL premiership in 1938, when former Subiaco and South Melbourne champion Brighton Diggins was recruited
North Melbourne Football Club
The North Melbourne Football Club, nicknamed the Kangaroos or less formally the Roos, the Kangas or North, is the fourth oldest Australian rules football club in the Australian Football League and is one of the oldest sporting clubs in Australia and the world. It is based at the Arden Street Oval in the inner Melbourne suburb of North Melbourne, but plays its home matches at the nearby Docklands Stadium; the club's mascot is a grey kangaroo, its use dates from the middle of the 20th century. The club is unofficially known as "The Shinboners", a term which dates back to its 19th-century abattoir-worker origins; the club's motto is Victoria amat curam, Latin for "Victory Demands Dedication". In two aspects North Melbourne stands second to none. One is the loyalty of its supporters; the other is the determination to carry on, despite its disadvantages. In the face of adversity, which might well have broken the spirit of most men, we find that from the earliest days there were always enthusiasts to fight for North Melbourne.
North Melbourne Football Club originated in the year 1869, when a football team was formed for local cricketers desiring to keep fit over the winter months. One thought is that the club was connected to the St Mary's Church of England Cricket Club, now the St Mary's Anglican Church North Melbourne, whose colours – blue and white – are reflected in the North Melbourne's colours today; the association between the St Mary's Church of England Cricket Club and the establishment of the North Melbourne Football Club is believed to have been an informal gathering to play some competitive sport. Information on the club's first match is limited, but it is known that it took place in Royal Park, which served as the club's home ground until 1882; the ball used in the match was purchased by a local resident called Tom Jacks, who sold some roofing iron to pay for it. James Henry Gardiner is considered the founder of the club, he continued an active role with North Melbourne until his death in 1921. Regular premiership matches of Australian Football commenced in Victoria in 1870.
Although North Melbourne was a part of this, it was classed as a "junior club". The Australasian noted them as being "one of the best of many junior clubs"; the club continued graduating to senior ranks in 1874 finishing 4th. Along with the promotion, the club adopted its first uniform of white horizontal stripes. In 1876 North Melbourne disbanded and many of its player and members joined Albert-park, giving the club such a strong North Melbourne character that many described it as "Albert-park cum North Melbourne". In 1877, the club was re-established as a stand-alone club under the new name of "Hotham". Football took a giant step forward in 1877, with the formation of Victoria's first colonial football league, the VFA. Hotham were prime movers in establishing this league and were afforded a place in light of their previous contributions to Australian Football; the 1880s marked the emergence of the modern identity today. In 1882, the club amalgamated with the Hotham Cricket Club and moved into the North Melbourne Recreation Reserve, which remains the home of the club today.
The joint venture was aimed at affecting improvements at the Hotham Cricket Ground, the name of the Reserve at the time. Four years the club adopted the traditional uniform of blue and white vertical stripes at the insistence of the VFA, who wanted a visible contrast between Geelong's and Hotham's uniforms; the third significant development occurred in 1888 with the club returning to its original name of the North Melbourne Football Club. This followed the name of the local area reverting from Hotham to North Melbourne; the 1880s saw the club develop a penchant for inter-colonial travel with trips to Tasmania and South Australia. Hotham found itself well represented at the first inter-colonial representative game in 1879 with four players from the club gaining selection for Victoria; the VFA grew to 13 senior clubs in the 1890s. Led by Geelong and Essendon, the largest clubs of the VFA formed their own break away league, the Victorian Football League, in 1896. Despite finishing 6th in 1896, North Melbourne was not invited to the breakaway competition.
The main reasons for being excluded were: North had not won a premiership yet, thus was not considered a powerful club The industrialisation of the locality had drained the club's income streams The club had a strong reputation for hooliganism from their fans There was a lot of bad blood between Collingwood and North following a torrid engagement in the previous season Essendon felt threatened by the proximity of North Melbourne A court case against the North Melbourne Cricket Club had damaged the Football Club's statusNorth continued on in the depleted VFA, emerging as a powerhouse, finishing 2nd in 1897, 1898 and 1899. In 1903, after 34 years of competing, the club won its first premiership, defeating Richmond in the final; the club became back to back premiers in 1904 after Richmond forfeited the grand final due to the appointment of an umpire whose performance when the two teams met earlier in the year was criticised by Richmond players and officials. North merged with fellow VFA football club West Melbourne in 1907, which at the time had lost its home ground.
The joint venture saw a chance of promotion, the club applied for admission to the more prestigious VFL in 1908, but Richmond and University were admitted instead. North was kicked out of the VFA during the 1907/08 offseason as a result of applying to join the VFL, before the local community reestablished the North Melbourne Football Club under a new committee enabling the club to play in the VFA in the 1908 season; the reformation of the Club necessitated a
Adam Simpson is a former Australian rules footballer, the current coach of the West Coast Eagles in the Australian Football League. A left-footed midfielder, his playing career for North Melbourne spanned from 1995 to 2009, where he played 306 games. From Melbourne, Simpson played junior football for Eltham and the Northern Knights before being recruited to North Melbourne at the 1993 National Draft, he made his debut during the 1995 season, won a premiership the following year, during which he was nominated for the AFL Rising Star award. Another premiership followed in 1999, in 2002, Simpson was named in the All-Australian team and won North Melbourne's best and fairest award, the Syd Barker Medal, he was appointed club captain in 2004, held the position until stepping down at the end of the 2008 season, with his span including a preliminary final in 2007. Simpson played his 300th game in 2009, the third North Melbourne player to do so, finished his career towards the end of the season, he was appointed coach of West Coast in October 2013.
Simpson grew up in the northern suburbs of Melbourne where he played junior football for Eltham in the suburban Diamond Valley Football League. He played under-18 football for Northern Knights. Simpson had a stint in the East Gippsland town of Sale where he was part of an under 15's premiership under coach Vince Moro. Simpson was recruited by North Melbourne at the 1993 National Draft, he made his senior debut for the club against the Eagles in round 18 at Princes Park during the 1995 season. The following season he played for North Melbourne in the grand final win over Sydney. Earlier in the season he was nominated for the Rising Star award. Simpson played a key midfield role for North Melbourne when the team won the 1999 Grand Final. In 2002, he won the club best and fairest award and he was named in the All-Australian team. Simpson was appointed club captain in 2004, he led the Kangaroos into the finals the following year. In 2005, the skipper narrowly missed recording a fifth consecutive top-three finish in the club best and fairest.
He finished 4th, one vote behind 3rd and 2 votes shy of second. That year he missed two games with a punctured lung, but he still tallied over 400 disposals for the season with his industrious playmaking style. Round 5 2007, he racked up a career equalling high 41 disposals, including a goal, in the Roos 16 point win against Geelong at Kardinia Park. Weeks he played his 250th game against Carlton in a home game at Carrara on the Gold Coast. North Melbourne won the game 22-13 to 20-10. Simpson had 20 disposals. At the end of the game, his teammates celebrated his 250 milestone by chairlifting him from the field. On 5 November 2008 Adam Simpson announced he was stepping down as captain but he would continue playing in 2009. Brent Harvey became the new captain. In 2009 Adam Simpson along with Daniel Pratt admitted to making a YouTube video entitled "The Adventures of Little Boris"; the video was of a rubber chicken named Boris performing sex acts on a chicken carcass. This resulted in North Melbourne giving them fines of $5,000 each over their part in the sex video.
Simpson and Pratt were among seven Kangaroos players responsible for producing the film, which put a media spotlight on the club and AFL players in general over their attitudes to women. Simpson retired during the 2009 season. With North Melbourne out of finals contention, Simpson announced his retirement on 27 July 2009, he played the last of his 306 games on Friday night against Carlton in round 18 at Docklands on 31 July He ended his playing career after 15 seasons in the same round he made his debut. Simpson played every game during the North Melbourne 1996 and 1999 premiership seasons, during his career he missed seven games as a regular player, he was the third player to notch 300 games for North Melbourne. At the end of his playing career he was remembered as hard-at-the-ball and as a favourite son of North Melbourne Football Club. After his playing retirement, Simpson began his coaching career as an assistant coach under Alastair Clarkson at Hawthorn in 2010, he was the midfield & forward coach for the Hawks when the club won the Grand Final in 2013.
In October 2013, the West Coast Eagles appointed Simpson coach for the 2014 season. He replaced John Worsfold. Simpson was selected ahead of Leigh Tudor and Peter Sumich. In his first year as senior coach the Eagles finished 9th; the following year and the Eagles surprised many commentators by their performance when the club finished 2nd at the end home & away rounds. The team went onto play in the 2015 AFL Grand Final. In the following two seasons the Eagles made the finals, bowing out in the elimination final and the semi-final in 2016 and 2017 respectively. Simpson coached the Eagles to their second grand final in four seasons in 2018, in contrast to 2015 coached the Eagles to a Grand Final win. Statistics are correct to the end of the 2018 season Team AFL Premiership: 1996, 1999 McClelland Trophy: 1998 Pre-Season Cup Winner: 1995, 1998Individual All-Australian: 2002 Syd Barker Medal: 2002 North Melbourne F. C. Captain: 2004–2008 International Rules Team: 2002, 2003 AFL Rising Star Nominee:1996 Team AFL Premiership: 2018Individual Jock McHale Medal: 2018 All-Australian: 2018 Simpson married his high-school sweetheart Nicky, whom he met in Year 11, he has four children Milla, Allie and Owen.
Adam Simpson's profile on the official website of the North Melbourne Football Club Adam Simpson's playing statistics from AFL Tables
Chris Scott (Australian footballer)
Christopher Michael Scott is a former Australian rules footballer in the Australian Football League best known as being a dual premiership player with the Brisbane Lions and is a current premiership AFL coach of the Geelong Football Club. He attended Toorak, Melbourne. Scott was picked by the Brisbane Bears in the 1993 AFL Draft with the 12th draft pick and moved to Queensland while still studying at St Kevin's College, he studied at Brisbane Boys' College during his first years as an AFL player. Scott made his AFL debut in 1994 with the Brisbane Bears. Scott became one of the AFL's toughest defensive players, using his strength to outmuscle opposing forwards. Along with his brother Brad, they were nicknamed the Kray brothers by some fans for their forceful and ruthless styles of play. During Brisbane's three-peat era Scott was part of a powerful backline containing Mal Michael, Chris Johnson and Justin Leppitsch, he caused controversy in round 1 of 2005, when along with Mal Michael he crashed into St Kilda's Nick Riewoldt after Riewoldt chose to stay on the ground with a broken collarbone.
In the same game Scott had several teeth knocked out after receiving a back-handed fist from opponent Aaron Hamill. After participating in 2 premiership sides, Scott's career was plagued with injuries, but his occasional appearances showed his experience and skill. Brisbane's round 22 match against the Geelong Football Club on 1 September 2007 was his last after announcing his retirement. In 2008, Scott joined Fremantle as an assistant coach. In 2010, Scott was a frontrunner for the Port Adelaide Football Club senior coaching position to replace the sacked Mark Williams but fell short and caretaker coach and former Port captain, Matthew Primus, was chosen by the selection committee to be the club's senior coach; the media speculated. On 18 October 2010, it was announced by the Geelong Football Club that Scott would be their new coach, following Mark Thompson's resignation at the end of the 2010 season. Scott had a brilliant start to his AFL coaching career, with Geelong winning its first thirteen matches of the 2011 season.
His thirteen wins in succession was the best start to a coaching career in 80 years. But this streak was broken in Round 15. Scott coached Geelong to its third Grand Final in five years, became the first coach since Malcolm Blight in 1997 to win a premiership as a first-year club coach, when Geelong defeated Collingwood in the 2011 AFL Grand Final by 38 points, he is the youngest premiership coach since Alex Jesaulenko in 1979 to win a Grand Final. In August 2014, Scott signed a two-year contract extension extending his tenure as senior coach of Geelong until the end of 2017. In August 2018, Scott signed a four year contract extension extending his tenure as senior coach of Geelong until the end of 2022 Statistics are correct to the end of the 2016 season Team VFL/AFL Premiership: 2001, 2002Individual Merrett-Murray Medal: 1998 Brisbane Lions Vice-Captain: 1999-2004 Norwich Rising Star Award: 1994 AFL Rising Star Nominee: 1994 Brisbane Lions - Most Professional Player: 1999 Brisbane Lions Team of the Decade - Half-Back Flank Team VFL/AFL Premiership: 2011Individual Jock McHale Medal: 2011 All-Australian: 2011 Australia Coach for International Rules Football: 2017 Scott's identical twin brother Brad Scott played alongside him at the Brisbane Lions and is now the coach of North Melbourne.
He is the older twin by a few minutes. Chris Scott's playing statistics from AFL Tables