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Good to be Green

Ahead of his 50th game, Josh Green feels he's found his niche up forward

10:14am  Aug 1, 2014

Grass is Green for Lions

Josh Green has agreed to a contract extension with the Brisbane Lions

12:00pm  Mar 19, 2014

Homecoming for Green?

Josh Green is yet to play a senior AFL game in front of his home town

11:22am  Mar 17, 2014

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5:10pm  Jul 26, 2014

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Josh
Green

Height
176 cm
DOB
24-08-1992
Weight
80 kg
Debut
2011
Games
2014
20
Career
54
Goals
2014
33
Career
72
2014 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
1149
Avg
57
JoshGreen

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior Clubs: Sorell Juniors
Clubs: Brisbane Lions
Debut: Rd 9 2011
Recruited from: Clarence (TAS)
Brownlow Votes: -

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Introduction

Green was a speedy midfielder for most of his junior years, but has since developed into a clever small forward at AFL level. The former Captain of Tasmania's U18 side, he is a natural leader with clean skills, and terrific goal-sense. He has the ability to bring the Gabba crowd to life with his creativity in attack.

Background

• Tasmanian boy Green enjoyed an outstanding junior football career with Clarence, where he was a member of two Premiership sides and was recognised as the TSL's (Tasmanian State League) best Under 18 player. 

• He was given the honour of Captaining Tasmania's U18 side in the 2010 National Championships, and led his team towards the Division Two title. 

• Despite suffering a fractured rib and punctured lung in the final match of the Championships, Green also received Tasmania's Most Valuable Player award and was named in the National U18 All Australian team.

• He proved too good a prospect for the Lions to pass up on, and the Club eventually took him with Pick No.32 overall at the 2010 AFL National Draft.

Season by Season

Season by Season

• Green established himself as a more regular member of the senior side, playing 20 of a possible 22 matches - missing Rounds 4 and 5 with a quad strain.

• Together with Dayne Zorko and draftee Lewy Taylor, he formed part of the 'Mozzie Squad' - a trio of small, fast forwards who would prove a difficult match-up for opposition defenders. 

• He collected a career-best 21 disposals in Round 1 against Hawthorn - which also happened to be the first time he'd played a senior game in front of his home-town Tasmanian crowd. But he did most of his damage in attack, booting at least one goal in all but two of his 20 games.

• Green went on to kick an equal career-high three goals on five separate occasions, and finished with a Club-high 33 for the season. It was only the second time since 2008 that someone other than Jonathan Brown had topped the Lions goal-kicking in a season.

• His career-best season was acknowledged on Club Champion night, when Green finished inside the top 10 for the first time in the Merrett-Murray Medal count. He finished 8th overall - eclipsing his previous best of 19th from 2012.

• Green was a valuable contributor to the Lions' throughout the pre-season, and even booted three goals in the team's NAB Cup Grand Final victory over Carlton.  

• He earned a senior spot in Round One and held it for the seven weeks until he was omitted in Round 8. He went on to play just one match in the following six rounds, before his NEAFL form earned him another recall for Round 15.

• From Round 15 onwards, Green entrenched himself as one of the senior team's small forwards and kicked at least one goal in each of his final nine matches - including five bags of multiple goals. 

• His finest performance came against the GWS Giants when he booted three goals, collected 15 disposals, and had a season-high five inside 50s.

• He finished the season with 24 goals - the third most at the Club behind Brown (28) and Zorko (26) - from just 17 games, and tied for 20th place in the Merrett-Murray Medal vote count. 

• Green resumed with the Lions Reserves at the beginning of 2012, but proved a step above the State League level by dominating games in the midfield.    

• It took until Round 8 for him to get a senior call-up, and he rewarded selectors with an 18-disposal performance against GWS.  

• He proceeded to play seven consecutive senior matches, which included a match-winning effort against West Coast when he came on as the substitute in the final quarter and kicked three quick goals to help cause one of the upsets of the season.

• A brief stint back in the Reserves between Rounds 16-18 was followed by possibly his best stretch of games. He played in each of the Lions’ final five games of 2012, kicking eight goals and averaging over 14 touches as a small forward.

• His 2012 season ended up producing 12 senior matches – an increase from the five he played in his debut year – and his first top 20 Club Champion finish (19th).  

• Green made an immediate impression during his first pre-season with the Lions, and earned a place in the Club's NAB Cup pre-season side, before commencing his career with the Lions Reserves side in the NEAFL.  

• He dominated the opening months of the NEAFL season and, at one stage, even led the Syd Guildford Trophy for the competition's best player.

• His form soon demanded senior selection, and it came his way in Round 9 when he was named in the Lions' senior side against North Melbourne at the Gabba. Green collected 12 disposals on a wet night and was part of the team's maiden win for 2011.

• He went on to play five consecutive senior matches (averaging 11.2 disposals) before being sent back to the NEAFL to continue his development.

• But an ankle strain suffered against Aspley kept Green sidelined him for a month. He returned by Round 19 and played out the remaining matches with the Lions Reserves.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2014 Season Average
    Games Played 20
    • Kicks 7.7
    • Handballs 4.7
    • Disposals 12.5
    • Marks 1.9
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 2.4
    • Goals 1.6
    • AFL Fantasy 57.4

2014 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 16 Hawthorn Rd 1
Handballs 11 Western Bulldogs Rd 12
Disposals 21 Hawthorn Rd 1
Marks 5 Collingwood Rd 21
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 7 Gold Coast Suns Rd 18
Goals 3 Geelong Cats Rd 23
AFL Fantasy 93 Hawthorn Rd 1

2014 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Hawthorn L 139 - 91 16 5 21 2 0 1 2 7 1 0 93
2 Geelong Cats L 68 - 93 11 4 15 2 0 1 0 1 1 0 58
3 Gold Coast Suns L 114 - 61 3 4 7 0 0 1 0 3 0 1 31
4 Port Adelaide L 159 - 46 - - - - - - - - - - -
5 Richmond L 63 - 106 - - - - - - - - - - -
6 St Kilda W 79 - 82 9 5 14 0 0 1 0 3 1 2 58
7 Sydney Swans L 44 - 123 9 7 16 3 0 0 2 0 1 2 52
8 Essendon L 57 - 65 6 4 10 1 0 1 1 6 3 0 69
9 North Melbourne L 125 - 38 9 4 13 3 0 0 1 3 3 0 71
11 Carlton W 98 - 91 7 8 15 1 0 1 1 0 2 3 53
12 Western Bulldogs W 87 - 95 7 11 18 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 61
13 GWS Giants L 80 - 125 4 4 8 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 30
14 Fremantle L 105 - 22 6 5 11 0 0 1 3 4 1 1 43
15 North Melbourne W 70 - 66 8 1 9 2 0 0 0 4 3 0 66
16 Richmond L 79 - 54 8 3 11 5 0 1 0 2 1 2 62
17 West Coast Eagles L 64 - 76 9 4 13 3 0 2 1 2 2 0 63
18 Gold Coast Suns W 110 - 56 8 3 11 3 0 1 0 7 3 0 86
19 Melbourne W 51 - 74 4 1 5 3 0 0 1 2 0 1 29
20 Adelaide Crows L 63 - 168 8 5 13 1 0 1 0 2 2 0 58
21 Collingwood W 56 - 123 10 7 17 5 0 1 0 1 2 0 76
22 Fremantle L 48 - 106 5 7 12 1 0 1 2 1 1 1 38
23 Geelong Cats L 143 - 81 8 3 11 1 0 1 0 0 3 0 52
TOTAL W: 7 - L: 15 155 95 250 39 0 16 14 48 33 13 1149

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 54
    • Kicks 7.0
    • Handballs 4.4
    • Disposals 11.4
    • Marks 1.8
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 2.6
    • Goals 1.3
    • AFL Fantasy 53.1

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 16 Hawthorn Rd 1, 2014
Handballs 11 Western Bulldogs Rd 12, 2014
Disposals 21 Hawthorn Rd 1, 2014
Marks 6 Adelaide Crows Rd 21, 2012
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 7 Gold Coast Suns Rd 18, 2014
Goals 3 Geelong Cats Rd 23, 2014
AFL Fantasy 93 Hawthorn Rd 1, 2014

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2014 Brisbane Lions 155 95 250 39 0 16 14 48 33 13 1149
2013 Brisbane Lions 113 63 176 32 0 4 12 53 24 6 891
2012 Brisbane Lions 83 53 136 20 0 7 5 25 15 8 605
2011 Brisbane Lions 32 24 56 6 0 2 2 17 0 3 229

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

Milestone Matches

50 GAMES
Brisbane Lions v Melbourne 
Round 19, 2014 @ Etihad Stadium
 

Awards

Club Awards

Lions Pre-Season Premiership Player
2013

3rd Lions Leading Goal-Kicker
2013

Lions Leading Goal-Kicker
2014

Other Awards

Clarence Premiership Player
2010

All Australian U18
2010

Tasmanian U18 Representative
2010

Tasmanian U18 Captain
2010