Matthew Hogg
Personal information
Full name Matthew Hogg
Date of birth (1968-12-21) 21 December 1968 (age 53)
Original team(s) East Keilor
Height 175 cm (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 79 kg (174 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1988–1991 Footscray 059 0(4)
1992–1999 Carlton 114 (38)
Total 173 (42)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1999.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Matthew Hogg (born 21 December 1968) is a former Australian rules footballer who played for Footscray and Carlton.

Hogg started his career at Footscray after being recruited from East Keilor. Carlton then picked up Hogg at pick 18 in the 1991 National Draft. He usually played as a tagger for the Blues, and at the peak of his abilities in the mid-1990s he was considered one of the best attacking taggers in the league;[1] but was also known to spend time in the back pocket. He was a member of Carlton's 1995 premiership team; although he had been injured throughout most of Carlton's record-breaking 1995 season, missing the first 21 games after having foot surgery, he returned in the final round and played all three finals to earn the premiership medallion. He represented Victoria 1994 in State of Origin against South Australia. In 1996 he won the Best Clubman Award for the Blues.

Hogg injured a hand against Port Adelaide in an early game of 1999, and he spent much of the season in the reserves. The AFL Record published an article about Hogg in its Round 22 edition, reflecting on Hogg's career and how it would come to an anticlimactic conclusion that week in the reserves' final game; the article would prove to be embarrassingly inaccurate. Hogg was called up from the emergency list at the last minute to play against Richmond at the MCG that week (the game best remembered for the Ponsford Stand scoreboard catching fire), and would go on to play in Carlton's semi-final win against West Coast, played a vital tagging role in the memorable one-point victory against Essendon in the preliminary final, and the Grand Final loss against the Kangaroos.

Hogg played 59 games for Footscray with 4 goals, and 114 games for Carlton with 38 goals. He is a life member of the Carlton Football Club.

Statistics

[2]
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
1988 Footscray 43 14 0 3 127 32 159 27 18 0.0 0.2 9.1 2.3 11.4 1.9 1.3 0
1989 Footscray 43 21 2 2 228 69 297 60 51 0.1 0.1 10.9 3.3 14.1 2.9 2.4 1
1990 Footscray 43 14 2 1 109 71 180 31 22 0.1 0.1 7.8 5.1 12.9 2.2 1.6 2
1991 Footscray 43 10 0 0 69 39 108 18 10 0.0 0.0 6.9 3.9 10.8 1.8 1.0 0
1992 Carlton 33 17 6 3 133 54 187 24 28 0.4 0.2 7.8 3.2 11.0 1.4 1.6 4
1993 Carlton 33 19 4 6 159 80 239 45 45 0.2 0.3 8.4 4.2 12.6 2.4 2.4 0
1994 Carlton 33 24 16 16 202 167 369 62 58 0.7 0.7 8.4 7.0 15.4 2.6 2.4 1
1995 Carlton 33 4 0 1 30 5 35 10 4 0.0 0.3 7.5 1.3 8.8 2.5 1.0 0
1996 Carlton 33 11 2 0 82 52 134 23 11 0.2 0.0 7.5 4.7 12.2 2.1 1.0 0
1997 Carlton 33 18 6 2 137 68 205 46 22 0.3 0.1 7.6 3.8 11.4 2.6 1.2 0
1998 Carlton 33 14 3 4 103 53 156 26 23 0.2 0.3 7.4 3.8 11.1 1.9 1.6 0
1999 Carlton 33 7 1 1 23 9 32 5 4 0.1 0.1 3.3 1.3 4.6 0.7 0.6 0
Career 173 42 39 1402 699 2101 377 296 0.2 0.2 8.1 4.0 12.1 2.2 1.7 8

References

  1. ^ Greg Denham (12 April 1995). "Foot surgery to keep Blues' Hogg on outer". The Age. Melbourne, VIC. p. 39.
  2. ^ Matthew Hogg's player profile at AFL Tables