|Birth||October 17, 1982 , Tasmania|
|Recruited from||Southport (Qld)|
|Height and weight||193cm / 92kg|
|Debut||Round 15, 13 July 2001, St Kilda vs. Events 539 BC - King Cyrus The Great of Persia marches into the city of Babylon, releasing the Jews from almost Year 1982 ( MCMLXXXII) was a Common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar) Tasmania is an Australian island and state of the same name It is located south of the eastern side of the Continent, being separated from it by Bass Southport Australian Football Club, also known as the Southport Sharks is a Gold Coast based club competing in the AFL Queensland Australian rules football Events 1174 - William I of Scotland, a key rebel in the Revolt of 1173-1174, is captured at Alnwick by forces loyal to Year 2001 ( MMI) was a Common year starting on Monday according to the Gregorian calendar. The St Kilda Football Club, nicknamed The Saints, is an Australian Football League club based in Melbourne Victoria Australia Adelaide, at Colonial Stadium|
|Team(s)||St Kilda (2001-)|
144 games, 275 goals
|¹ Statistics to end of Round 11, 2008 season|
Nick Riewoldt (born October 17, 1982) is an Australian rules football player in the Australian Football League. This page is for the Australian Rules Football Club in Adelaide Docklands Stadium, known as Telstra Dome, and originally as Victoria Stadium and Colonial Stadium, is a multi purpose sports and entertainment The St Kilda Football Club, nicknamed The Saints, is an Australian Football League club based in Melbourne Victoria Australia Events 539 BC - King Cyrus The Great of Persia marches into the city of Babylon, releasing the Jews from almost Year 1982 ( MCMLXXXII) was a Common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar) Australian (rules football, or simply known as football, footy or Aussie rules, is a Team sport played between two teams of 18 players The Australian Football League (AFL is both the professional Australian national competition in the Sport of Australian Rules Football and its highest A centre half-forward, he was the first draft selection in the 2000 AFL Draft he has won many awards including the AFL Rising Star, All-Australian selection and the Leigh Matthews Trophy. In the sport of Australian rules football, each of the eighteen players in a team are assigned to a particular named position on the field of play The 2000 AFL Draft was the annual draft of talented Australian rules football players by teams that participate in the Australian Football League. The All-Australian Team is an All star team of Australian rules footballers selected by a panel at the end of each season The Leigh Matthews Trophy is an annual award given by the AFL Players Association to the Most Valuable Player in the Australian Football League. He is a captain of the St Kilda Football Club. The St Kilda Football Club, nicknamed The Saints, is an Australian Football League club based in Melbourne Victoria Australia
Born in Tasmania, Riewoldt and his family moved to the Gold Coast, Queensland when Riewoldt was nine. Tasmania is an Australian island and state of the same name It is located south of the eastern side of the Continent, being separated from it by Bass This article is about the Australian city Gold Coast For other uses see Gold Coast.  He attended Robina State Primary School from Year 5 and later became the school's vice-captain and UNICEF representative. Nick went to All Saints' Anglican School during his high school years. Although Australian rules football is not offered in most Queensland schools, he still made a name for himself as an overall sportsman, participating in the school's athletics, cross country, cricket, soccer and touch football teams at a high level. Queensland is a state of Australia, occupying the north-eastern corner of the mainland continent Academically, Nick also excelled in studies of physics and chemistry.
Riewoldt played his junior and early senior football at the Broadbeach Football Club before moving to the Southport Sharks where he was identified as an outstanding junior talent, making the All-Australian U18 team in 1999. Broadbeach Australian Football Club, also known as the Broadbeach Cats, is a Gold Coast based club competing in the AFL Queensland Australian rules Southport Australian Football Club, also known as the Southport Sharks is a Gold Coast based club competing in the AFL Queensland Australian rules football
He was drafted with the first selection overall in the 2000 AFL Draft and debuted in 2001. The 2000 AFL Draft was the annual draft of talented Australian rules football players by teams that participate in the Australian Football League. Riewoldt won his first St Kilda Best and Fairest Award in 2002 and was the league's best first year player, winning the National AFL Rising Star Award. The Trevor Barker Award is an Australian Rules Football award awarded to the player from the St
His breakout season was 2004 when he took an AFL/VFL record 256 marks and also finished in the top ten for both the Coleman and Brownlow medals. The Coleman Medal is awarded yearly to the Australian Football League player who kicks the most goals in regular-season matches in that year For the list of winners of the award see List of Brownlow Medal winners. He received the AFL Players' Association MVP award, the Leigh Matthews Trophy, which is second only to the Brownlow Medal in terms of recognising the competition's best player. The Leigh Matthews Trophy is an annual award given by the AFL Players Association to the Most Valuable Player in the Australian Football League. Riewoldt was named in the All-Australian and International Rules teams in 2004. The All-Australian Team is an All star team of Australian rules footballers selected by a panel at the end of each season International rules football (Peil na rialacha idirnáisiunta also known as inter rules in Australia and compromise rules in Ireland is a hybrid He was a key member of the St Kilda side that finished third under coach and mentor Grant Thomas. Grant Thomas (born 14 February 1958 is a former Australian rules football player and coach
Riewoldt's 2004 season was considered by many to have been the best season by a young key position player since Wayne Carey in 1993. Wayne Carey (born 27 May 1971 is a former Australian rules football player who played for North Adelaide in the SANFL, before joining Australian Football Many saw Riewoldt as the league's best player at the end of the 2004 season, with respected scribes Mike Sheahan and Robert Walls placing him at Number 1 on their top fifty lists. Mike Sheahan (born 1945 is an Australian journalist and the editor of AFL Football in the Herald Sun. Robert Walls (born 21 July 1950 is a former Australian rules footballer and coach who now works primarily as a television commentator and newspaper columnist on the sport
Riewoldt was rewarded for his 2004 efforts when St Kilda named him club captain for 2005, as part of their controversial rotating captaincy policy. Riewoldt's 2005 season began badly as he broke his collarbone in the third quarter of the first game of the season against the Brisbane Lions. Brisbane Lions Australian Football Club (the trading name for the Brisbane Bears-Fitzroy Football Club) is an Australian Football League club based in Brisbane This drew controversy in Australia as he was then bumped after the injury by Lions' players Chris Scott and Mal Michael when it was obvious he was hurt. For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Australia topics. Christopher Michael "Chris" Scott (born 3 May 1976 is a former Australian rules footballer in the Australian Football League. Malcolm Roberto "Mal" Michael (born 24 June 1977 in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea) is an Australian rules footballer who usually plays at Riewoldt had, however, waved away the trainers indicating that he was fine to continue playing, so no action was taken against Scott or Michael. Riewoldt was seen crying on the sideline later in the game, an act which sparked widespread discussion.
After a brief return to playing later in the season, Riewoldt broke his collarbone again at the hands of aggressive treatment from opposition players. Riewoldt recovered in time to play in the 2005 finals series, but St Kilda were eliminated from the premiership race by the Sydney Swans in a preliminary final match at the MCG. The Australian Football League 's 2005 Finals Series began on the weekend of 2 September 2005 and ended with the 109th AFL Grand Final at the Melbourne Cricket The Sydney Swans is an Australian Football League (AFL club based in Sydney, New South Wales. Riewoldt relinquished the captaincy at the end of the 2005 season under the club's rotating policy.
Early in the 2006 season, Riewoldt returned to close to his best form, kicking five goals against former powerhouse Brisbane in Round 3. This match seemed to have put Riewoldt's kicking "yips" to bed, but they returned during the Round 7 match against Geelong when he missed a simple but critical goal from 15 metres out. Yips, or The yips is an expression describing an apparently baseless sudden loss of ability in one of a number of different sports This miss was forgotten the next week when Riewoldt kicked 9 goals against Carlton and took many contested marks. Riewoldt also took a match-saving mark for the Saints against Sydney in round 11, a match the Saints won in wet conditions, and one that kept their finals hopes alive. The Sydney Swans is an Australian Football League (AFL club based in Sydney, New South Wales.
Riewoldt topped off the 2006 season by winning his third Trevor Barker Award. The Trevor Barker Award is an Australian Rules Football award awarded to the player from the St In achieving this feat, Riewoldt has already emulated some of the Saints' greatest players such as the 1966 premiership captain Darrel Baldock, former skipper Nathan Burke and past champions Wells Eicke, Jack Davis and Jim Ross. Darrel John "The Doc" Baldock (born 29 September 1938 in Devonport Tasmania) is a former Australian rules football player who was the first (and to Nathan Burke (born 6 February 1970 is a former Australian rules footballer He was a tough rover who always backed himself in a contest and was one of Wellesley Hastings "Wels" Eicke (27 September 1893—10 February 1980 was an Australian rules footballer in the Victorian Football League. Jack Davis may refer to Jack Davis (actor (1914&ndash1992 Jack Davis (American football, offensive American football player James A "Jim" Ross (born 18 October 1927 is a former Australian rules footballer in the VFL.
At the end of the 2006 season, the St Kilda Football Club sacked then coach Grant Thomas, in a surprise move. Grant Thomas (born 14 February 1958 is a former Australian rules football player and coach  Riewoldt, who values Thomas as a mentor, was upset at the decision, although quickly threw his support behind new coach Ross Lyon. Ross Lyon (born 8 November 1966 is a former player of Australian rules football, and is currently coach of the St Kilda Football Club.
At the beginning of the 2007 season, Lyon appointed Riewoldt co-captain of the St Kilda Football Club, along with fellow Saints Luke Ball and Lenny Hayes, both former captains themselves. Results and statistics for the Australian Football League season of 2007. The St Kilda Football Club, nicknamed The Saints, is an Australian Football League club based in Melbourne Victoria Australia Luke Patrick Ball (born 25 May 1984 is an Australian rules footballer The younger brother of Hawthorn player Matthew Ball who along with his brother played for Ashburton Lenny Hayes (born 14 January 1980 is an Australian rules footballer Originally from Sydney in New South Wales Hayes was recruited from the Pennant Hills Back and hamstring injuries forced Riewoldt to miss the first three matches of the season. In Human anatomy, a hamstring refers to one of the Tendons that make up the borders of the space behind the knee
Riewoldt started the season well, with 8 goals in his first two matches. In Round 7, Riewoldt dominated against the Sydney Swans, and this kick-started another outstanding year. Despite the Saints missing the finals, Riewoldt enjoyed a better year statistically than 2004, narrowly winning St Kilda's Best and Fairest, the Trevor Barker Award ahead of defender Sam Fisher. Best and Fairest (also known as Fairest and Best in some competitions notably the Australian Football League) is the term commonly used in Australian sport to describe Trevor Barker (7 October 1956 – April 1996 was a former Australian rules footballer with St Samuel "Sam" Fisher (born 10 July 1982 is an Australian rules footballer in the Australian Football League for the Saint Kilda Football Club 
He is captain of St Kilda in 2008.
|Captain of St Kilda|
|Joint Captain of St Kilda|
|AFL Rising Star|
|St Kilda Best and Fairest Winner|
|Leigh Matthews Trophy|
|St Kilda Best and Fairest winner|
Steven Baker, Luke Ball
Steven Baker, Luke Ball
|St Kilda Best and Fairest winner|