Matt Clape
Personal information
Full name Matthew Clape
Date of birth (1969-05-28) 28 May 1969 (age 52)
Original team(s) East Perth
Height 187 cm (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 86 kg (190 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1992–1994 West Coast Eagles 29 (14)
1995–1998 Carlton 58 (48)
Total 87 (62)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1998.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Matt Clape (born 28 May 1969) is a former Australian rules footballer who played for Carlton and West Coast in the Australian Football League.

Clape got his first chance at AFL football with the West Coast Eagles as a half back flanker but was delisted after three seasons. He was given a second chance by Carlton when they picked him in the 1995 AFL Pre-Season Draft.

In the club's premiership season of 1995, Clape featured prominently. Pushed up forward he kicked 7 straight goals and gathered 17 possessions in a round 15 game against Adelaide at Optus Oval. He played in the Grand Final and starred with 19 disposals. At the end of the year he had kicked 31 goals.

Matt is now a successful business owner living in Perth

Statistics

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Legend
 G  Goals  K  Kicks  D  Disposals  T  Tackles
 B  Behinds  H  Handballs  M  Marks
AFL playing statistics
Season Team No. Games Totals Averages (per game) Votes
G B K H D M T G B K H D M T
1992 West Coast 32 9 4 2 73 38 111 25 18 0.4 0.2 8.1 4.2 12.3 2.8 2.0 0
1993 West Coast 32 14 8 8 65 49 114 18 10 0.6 0.6 4.6 3.5 8.1 1.3 0.7 2
1994 West Coast 32 6 2 1 24 11 35 7 3 0.3 0.2 4.0 1.8 5.8 1.2 0.5 0
1995 Carlton 6 23 31 11 200 119 319 89 20 1.3 0.5 8.7 5.2 13.9 3.9 0.9 9
1996 Carlton 6 17 10 6 128 85 213 45 28 0.6 0.4 7.5 5.0 12.5 2.6 1.6 1
1997 Carlton 6 11 5 6 60 67 127 38 13 0.5 0.5 5.5 6.1 11.5 3.5 1.2 0
1998 Carlton 6 7 2 1 36 14 50 17 2 0.3 0.1 5.1 2.0 7.1 2.4 0.3 0
Career 87 62 35 586 383 969 239 94 0.7 0.4 6.7 4.4 11.1 2.7 1.1 12

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