Zak Butters

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Zak Butters
Personal information
Date of birth (2000-09-08) 8 September 2000 (age 22)
Original team(s) Western Jets (TAC Cup)/Darley Football Club
Draft No. 12, 2018 AFL draft, Port Adelaide
Height 181 cm (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 78 kg (172 lb)
Position(s) Midfielder
Club information
Current club Port Adelaide
Number 9
Playing career1
YearsClubGames (Goals)
2019– Port Adelaide 68 (41)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2022.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Zak Butters (born 8 September 2000) is a professional Australian rules footballer who plays for the Port Adelaide Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL). He was recruited by Port Adelaide with the 12th draft pick in the 2018 AFL draft. [1]

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Early life

Butters grew up in Bacchus Marsh and attended Maribyrnong College as part of their selective sports academy. Zak Butters played for the Western Jets in the TAC Cup. [2]

AFL career

Butters made his AFL debut in Port Adelaide's win over Melbourne in the opening round of the 2019 AFL season kicking two goals. [3] He was named in the 40 man All Australian squad in 2020. [4]

Statistics

'Statistics are correct to the end of round 21 2022. [5]
Legend
  G  
Goals
  K  
Kicks
  D  
Disposals  
  T  
Tackles
  B  
Behinds  
  H  
Handballs  
  M  
Marks
SeasonTeamNo.GamesTotalsAverages (per game)
GBKHDMTGBKHDMT
2019 Port Adelaide 181912713713226951480.60.47.27.014.22.72.5
2020 [lower-alpha 1] Port Adelaide 181711612911924855470.70.47.67.014.63.22.8
2021 Port Adelaide 18128211111422550420.60.19.29.518.74.13.5
2022 Port Adelaide 18186721917339269640.30.312.19.621.73.83.5
Career66372259653811342252010.50.39.08.117.13.43.0
  1. The 2020 season was played with 17 home-and-away matches per team (down from 22) and 16-minute quarters with time on (down from 20-minute quarters with time on) due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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References

  1. "Port Adelaide select Zak Butters with pick 12". portadelaidefc.com.au. 22 November 2018.
  2. "Tomorrow's Heroes: Cool-headed Jet is an elite ball user". www.afc.com.au. Retrieved 2 March 2021.
  3. "AFL Round 1: Melbourne vs Port Adelaide, win, Ken Hinkley reaction, press conference, Jack Watts". Fox Sports. 23 March 2019. Retrieved 24 March 2019.
  4. "Revealed: 20yo bolter Zak Butters joins superstars in 40-man All-Australian squad". Fox Sports. 22 September 2020. Retrieved 2 March 2021.
  5. "Zak Butters". AFLTables. Retrieved 9 August 2021.