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Alan Didak

Alan Didak

2001-2013
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218CFC Games Played

274CFC Goals

Date of Birth
15 February 1983
Recruited From
Port Adelaide (SANFL)
Collingwood Debut
Round 7, 2001
Height:
184cm
Weight:
85kg

Biography

One of the most colourful players of his generation, Didak’s precise left foot and similarities with Peter Daicos made him a firm favourite of the Magpie Army.

At just 17 years of age Didak already had played senior football with the Port Adelaide Magpies and had captained a junior Australian side in a compromise rules series against Ireland by the time Collingwood took him with its first choice at the 2000 National Draft.

Of Croatian heritage, he soon showed he was a highly-skilled and quick midfielder, possessed of a long, penetrating kick.

His debut year saw him given a limited taste of senior football, but he was generally unremarkable.

A winger and a half-forward who nailed down a senior place in the latter part of 2002. He played in the 2002 and 2003 Grand Final sides and gained something of a cult following with his rat’s tail haircut proving popular with fans.

He posed a danger to opposing defences in 2004 despite chances drying up as Collingwood struggled.

He had a brilliant 2006 and was always a menace in the forward 50. Even when his team tapered off he was still a potent force and it was no surprise when he won the best and fairest as well as being named as an All-Australian. At the end of the season it was found that he had badly damaged a knee which required major surgery. He returned in 2007, but was hampered by minor injuries until he turned on an excellent finals series.

Along the way he had been the centre of controversy in a handful of off-field incidents that put his place at the club in jeopardy. Didak and teammate Heath Shaw were suspended by the club for the final six matches of the 2008 season, but he still managed to finish seventh in the best and fairest.

He roared back into form the following year and was considered unlucky to miss an All-Australian berth, but a flat finals series saw him receive exaggerated criticism in the media.

Didak claimed his second All-Australian birth in 2010 and battled through the final five games of the season with a badly damaged pectoral muscle. He kicked a magical goal in the Qualifying Final win over the Western Bulldogs but was largely nullified by St Kilda’s Steven Baker in the drawn Grand Final.

He enjoyed a fine game in the replay, kicking a memorable goal on his non-preferred right boot after smothering a Jason Blake kick out of defence.

His 2011 season was ravaged by injuries and that trend continued in 2012 and 2013, meaning senior appearances were minimal in his twilight years.

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Statistics

CFC Career Stats

Season played Games Goals Finals Win %
2001-2013 218 274 23 63%

CFC Season by Season Stats

Season GP GL B K H T D Guernsey No.
2001 5 3 0 19 9 2 28 4

2001 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 7 North Melbourne L 1 0 7 3 1 10 4 View match >
Round 8 Port Adelaide W 0 0 2 0 1 2 4 View match >
Round 15 Brisbane L 1 0 5 3 0 8 4 View match >
Round 16 Hawthorn L 1 0 3 3 0 6 4 View match >
Round 17 Fremantle W 0 0 2 0 0 2 4 View match >
Legend
  • # Guernsey
  • GL Goals
  • B Behinds
  • K Kicks
  • H Handballs
  • D Disposals
  • M Marks
  • T Tackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
2002 19 24 10 147 46 24 193 4

2002 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 4 Hawthorn W 1 0 13 2 3 15 4 View match >
Round 5 Essendon W 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 View match >
Round 6 St Kilda W 1 0 9 2 1 11 4 View match >
Round 7 Western Bulldogs W 1 0 4 3 1 7 4 View match >
Round 10 Sydney W 1 0 11 2 0 13 4 View match >
Round 11 Melbourne W 1 0 6 3 1 9 4 View match >
Round 12 Fremantle L 0 1 6 5 0 11 4 View match >
Round 13 North Melbourne W 3 2 10 3 1 13 4 View match >
Round 14 Adelaide W 3 0 5 0 0 5 4 View match >
Round 15 Geelong L 1 0 13 4 0 17 4 View match >
Round 16 Richmond W 2 0 10 3 2 13 4 View match >
Round 17 West Coast L 0 1 8 5 1 13 4 View match >
Round 18 Carlton W 0 0 7 5 4 12 4 View match >
Round 19 Hawthorn L 5 2 10 1 1 11 4 View match >
Round 20 Essendon L 1 1 4 1 4 5 4 View match >
Round 21 St Kilda W 2 1 11 0 2 11 4 View match >
Qualifying Final Port Adelaide W 1 2 4 0 0 4 4 View match >
Preliminary Final Adelaide W 1 0 8 5 2 13 4 View match >
Grand Final Brisbane L 0 0 8 2 1 10 4 View match >
Legend
  • # Guernsey
  • GL Goals
  • B Behinds
  • K Kicks
  • H Handballs
  • D Disposals
  • M Marks
  • T Tackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
2003 25 36 22 177 77 33 254 4

2003 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 1 Richmond W 2 4 12 3 1 15 4 View match >
Round 2 Carlton W 2 1 4 2 1 6 4 View match >
Round 3 Geelong W 3 0 5 3 1 8 4 View match >
Round 4 Brisbane L 1 4 8 2 3 10 4 View match >
Round 5 Essendon L 2 1 7 6 3 13 4 View match >
Round 6 Sydney L 0 0 5 2 2 7 4 View match >
Round 7 Adelaide W 2 0 10 2 1 12 4 View match >
Round 8 West Coast L 2 0 3 5 0 8 4 View match >
Round 9 St Kilda W 0 2 4 2 1 6 4 View match >
Round 10 Port Adelaide L 1 0 2 4 0 6 4 View match >
Round 11 Melbourne W 3 2 10 4 0 14 4 View match >
Round 12 Hawthorn L 0 1 11 5 2 16 4 View match >
Round 13 Western Bulldogs W 1 1 11 5 2 16 4 View match >
Round 14 North Melbourne W 2 0 7 1 1 8 4 View match >
Round 15 Fremantle W 2 0 4 4 1 8 4 View match >
Round 16 Richmond W 0 1 10 0 0 10 4 View match >
Round 17 Carlton W 2 1 8 2 1 10 4 View match >
Round 18 Geelong W 1 0 3 5 1 8 4 View match >
Round 19 Brisbane L 0 2 5 0 4 5 4 View match >
Round 20 Adelaide W 3 0 11 4 1 15 4 View match >
Round 21 Sydney W 1 0 14 7 4 21 4 View match >
Round 22 Essendon W 0 0 2 2 0 4 4 View match >
Qualifying Final Brisbane W 2 0 5 1 0 6 4 View match >
Preliminary Final Port Adelaide W 1 1 7 2 2 9 4 View match >
Grand Final Brisbane L 3 1 9 4 1 13 4 View match >
Legend
  • # Guernsey
  • GL Goals
  • B Behinds
  • K Kicks
  • H Handballs
  • D Disposals
  • M Marks
  • T Tackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
2004 18 21 26 186 42 22 228 4

2004 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 1 Richmond L 2 4 12 2 1 14 4 View match >
Round 2 Western Bulldogs W 0 2 8 3 1 11 4 View match >
Round 3 Brisbane L 1 0 6 1 0 7 4 View match >
Round 4 Fremantle L 0 1 8 4 1 12 4 View match >
Round 5 Essendon L 3 2 17 2 3 19 4 View match >
Round 6 Port Adelaide L 2 2 6 1 0 7 4 View match >
Round 7 Carlton L 0 1 6 2 0 8 4 View match >
Round 8 St Kilda L 1 3 9 4 0 13 4 View match >
Round 9 Adelaide W 1 3 10 2 1 12 4 View match >
Round 10 North Melbourne W 1 1 14 7 1 21 4 View match >
Round 11 West Coast W 3 1 8 0 0 8 4 View match >
Round 12 Melbourne L 1 0 7 3 3 10 4 View match >
Round 13 Sydney L 0 1 8 0 0 8 4 View match >
Round 14 Hawthorn W 4 2 20 2 4 22 4 View match >
Round 15 Geelong L 1 1 18 3 1 21 4 View match >
Round 20 Essendon L 0 0 6 0 0 6 4 View match >
Round 21 Port Adelaide L 0 0 9 2 4 11 4 View match >
Round 22 Carlton L 1 2 14 4 2 18 4 View match >
Legend
  • # Guernsey
  • GL Goals
  • B Behinds
  • K Kicks
  • H Handballs
  • D Disposals
  • M Marks
  • T Tackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
2005 12 21 9 105 30 17 135 4

2005 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 5 Essendon L 0 0 7 0 1 7 4 View match >
Round 6 St Kilda L 2 0 8 2 0 10 4 View match >
Round 7 Fremantle L 1 1 7 3 0 10 4 View match >
Round 8 Richmond L 0 0 9 3 3 12 4 View match >
Round 9 West Coast W 2 1 9 4 3 13 4 View match >
Round 10 Hawthorn W 4 0 12 2 1 14 4 View match >
Round 11 Geelong W 5 0 12 4 0 16 4 View match >
Round 12 Melbourne L 3 0 8 6 2 14 4 View match >
Round 13 Sydney L 1 3 12 2 4 14 4 View match >
Round 14 Port Adelaide W 2 3 12 1 1 13 4 View match >
Round 17 St Kilda L 0 1 7 3 1 10 4 View match >
Round 19 North Melbourne L 1 0 2 0 1 2 4 View match >
Legend
  • # Guernsey
  • GL Goals
  • B Behinds
  • K Kicks
  • H Handballs
  • D Disposals
  • M Marks
  • T Tackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
2006 23 41 23 280 116 46 396 4

2006 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 1 Adelaide L 3 1 10 4 3 14 4 View match >
Round 2 Hawthorn W 1 2 17 1 2 18 4 View match >
Round 3 North Melbourne W 3 0 12 4 2 16 4 View match >
Round 4 Essendon W 4 0 18 1 2 19 4 View match >
Round 5 Port Adelaide W 0 2 8 4 2 12 4 View match >
Round 6 Carlton W 3 0 10 11 2 21 4 View match >
Round 7 West Coast L 1 0 6 6 1 12 4 View match >
Round 8 Geelong W 0 0 12 11 1 23 4 View match >
Round 9 Western Bulldogs W 3 1 14 5 1 19 4 View match >
Round 10 Brisbane W 0 1 13 3 5 16 4 View match >
Round 11 Melbourne L 2 1 19 4 1 23 4 View match >
Round 12 Sydney W 4 2 14 3 1 17 4 View match >
Round 13 Richmond L 3 1 10 7 1 17 4 View match >
Round 14 St Kilda L 0 1 7 7 0 14 4 View match >
Round 15 Fremantle L 3 2 14 3 0 17 4 View match >
Round 16 West Coast W 1 2 11 5 3 16 4 View match >
Round 17 Hawthorn W 3 1 17 8 3 25 4 View match >
Round 18 Adelaide L 2 0 10 6 2 16 4 View match >
Round 19 Essendon L 1 0 13 4 3 17 4 View match >
Round 20 Port Adelaide W 1 1 10 3 3 13 4 View match >
Round 21 Carlton W 2 2 18 8 2 26 4 View match >
Round 22 North Melbourne W 1 1 9 3 2 12 4 View match >
Elimination Final Western Bulldogs L 0 2 8 5 4 13 4 View match >
Legend
  • # Guernsey
  • GL Goals
  • B Behinds
  • K Kicks
  • H Handballs
  • D Disposals
  • M Marks
  • T Tackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
2007 18 25 6 191 77 46 268 4

2007 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 5 Essendon W 3 0 11 5 0 16 4 View match >
Round 7 Carlton W 4 1 8 2 0 10 4 View match >
Round 8 Western Bulldogs L 2 0 6 4 1 10 4 View match >
Round 9 Brisbane W 2 0 10 3 0 13 4 View match >
Round 10 Fremantle W 1 0 11 4 3 15 4 View match >
Round 11 Melbourne L 0 2 12 4 3 16 4 View match >
Round 12 Sydney W 1 0 10 2 1 12 4 View match >
Round 13 Hawthorn L 2 0 7 7 3 14 4 View match >
Round 14 St Kilda W 1 2 10 7 4 17 4 View match >
Round 15 Geelong L 0 0 12 2 4 14 4 View match >
Round 16 Essendon W 1 0 11 7 2 18 4 View match >
Round 17 Brisbane L 0 0 10 4 1 14 4 View match >
Round 18 Carlton W 1 0 7 6 3 13 4 View match >
Round 20 Melbourne W 1 1 12 2 8 14 4 View match >
Round 21 Sydney W 1 0 7 4 4 11 4 View match >
Elimination Final Sydney W 1 0 15 2 3 17 4 View match >
Semi Final West Coast W 2 0 18 9 5 27 4 View match >
Preliminary Final Geelong L 2 0 14 3 1 17 4 View match >
Legend
  • # Guernsey
  • GL Goals
  • B Behinds
  • K Kicks
  • H Handballs
  • D Disposals
  • M Marks
  • T Tackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
2008 18 24 15 325 77 38 402 4

2008 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 1 Fremantle W 3 1 11 1 2 12 4 View match >
Round 2 Brisbane L 2 1 16 8 2 24 4 View match >
Round 3 Richmond W 0 1 23 0 3 23 4 View match >
Round 4 Carlton L 1 1 19 4 0 23 4 View match >
Round 5 North Melbourne L 1 3 26 3 0 29 4 View match >
Round 6 Essendon W 1 0 21 4 3 25 4 View match >
Round 7 Hawthorn L 0 2 17 4 4 21 4 View match >
Round 8 St Kilda W 3 0 17 1 3 18 4 View match >
Round 9 Geelong W 2 0 19 7 3 26 4 View match >
Round 10 West Coast W 3 1 24 4 1 28 4 View match >
Round 11 Melbourne W 2 2 19 3 2 22 4 View match >
Round 12 Carlton L 0 0 11 4 3 15 4 View match >
Round 13 Western Bulldogs L 0 0 17 4 3 21 4 View match >
Round 14 Sydney W 1 1 22 6 4 28 4 View match >
Round 15 Adelaide W 1 1 17 5 2 22 4 View match >
Round 16 North Melbourne L 1 1 16 5 0 21 4 View match >
Round 17 Essendon L 2 0 11 5 0 16 4 View match >
Round 18 Hawthorn L 1 0 19 9 3 28 4 View match >
Legend
  • # Guernsey
  • GL Goals
  • B Behinds
  • K Kicks
  • H Handballs
  • D Disposals
  • M Marks
  • T Tackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
2009 20 20 12 358 152 37 510 4

2009 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 1 Adelaide L 0 0 15 7 1 22 4 View match >
Round 2 Melbourne W 3 0 20 9 1 29 4 View match >
Round 3 Geelong L 1 1 14 4 3 18 4 View match >
Round 4 Brisbane W 0 1 9 4 1 13 4 View match >
Round 10 Port Adelaide W 3 0 11 8 0 19 4 View match >
Round 11 Melbourne W 2 3 26 7 2 33 4 View match >
Round 12 Sydney W 2 1 29 5 3 34 4 View match >
Round 13 Fremantle W 2 0 31 8 2 39 4 View match >
Round 14 Essendon W 0 0 24 12 0 36 4 View match >
Round 15 Western Bulldogs W 0 0 27 6 6 33 4 View match >
Round 16 Hawthorn L 0 0 12 5 0 17 4 View match >
Round 17 Carlton W 1 1 15 9 4 24 4 View match >
Round 18 Brisbane W 1 1 19 10 1 29 4 View match >
Round 19 Adelaide W 2 0 24 7 1 31 4 View match >
Round 20 Richmond W 2 1 17 12 3 29 4 View match >
Round 21 Sydney W 0 1 15 4 1 19 4 View match >
Round 22 Western Bulldogs L 0 1 18 10 2 28 4 View match >
Qualifying Final St Kilda L 0 0 7 6 3 13 4 View match >
Semi Final Adelaide W 0 1 11 8 2 19 4 View match >
Preliminary Final Geelong L 1 0 14 11 1 25 4 View match >
Legend
  • # Guernsey
  • GL Goals
  • B Behinds
  • K Kicks
  • H Handballs
  • D Disposals
  • M Marks
  • T Tackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
2010 24 41 21 350 240 65 590 4

2010 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 1 Western Bulldogs W 4 1 19 3 1 22 4 View match >
Round 2 Melbourne W 0 0 9 6 3 15 4 View match >
Round 3 St Kilda L 1 1 10 11 6 21 4 View match >
Round 4 Hawthorn W 2 1 13 16 2 29 4 View match >
Round 5 Essendon W 1 0 20 7 5 27 4 View match >
Round 6 Carlton W 2 0 11 10 4 21 4 View match >
Round 7 North Melbourne W 2 4 17 12 1 29 4 View match >
Round 8 Fremantle W 3 1 15 10 3 25 4 View match >
Round 9 Geelong L 0 2 13 7 5 20 4 View match >
Round 10 Brisbane L 2 1 15 10 2 25 4 View match >
Round 11 Western Bulldogs W 3 0 15 10 4 25 4 View match >
Round 13 Sydney W 1 1 16 8 3 24 4 View match >
Round 14 West Coast W 3 0 16 12 1 28 4 View match >
Round 15 Port Adelaide W 2 1 11 9 4 20 4 View match >
Round 16 St Kilda W 0 1 20 13 2 33 4 View match >
Round 17 Richmond W 3 0 15 13 2 28 4 View match >
Round 18 Carlton W 2 0 17 14 3 31 4 View match >
Round 19 Geelong W 1 2 20 15 2 35 4 View match >
Round 20 Essendon W 2 1 13 9 2 22 4 View match >
Round 21 Adelaide W 1 0 15 9 2 24 4 View match >
Qualifying Final Western Bulldogs W 2 0 11 9 0 20 4 View match >
Preliminary Final Geelong W 1 3 17 11 1 28 4 View match >
Grand Final St Kilda D 1 0 8 9 5 17 4 View match >
Grand Final St Kilda W 2 1 14 7 2 21 4 View match >
Legend
  • # Guernsey
  • GL Goals
  • B Behinds
  • K Kicks
  • H Handballs
  • D Disposals
  • M Marks
  • T Tackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
2011 20 9 9 238 117 44 355 4

2011 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 1 Port Adelaide W 1 1 11 4 3 15 4 View match >
Round 2 North Melbourne W 2 1 11 8 4 19 4 View match >
Round 3 Carlton W 1 1 13 8 1 21 4 View match >
Round 4 Richmond W 1 0 22 4 3 26 4 View match >
Round 5 Essendon W 1 1 10 10 2 20 4 View match >
Round 6 Western Bulldogs W 1 1 11 9 3 20 4 View match >
Round 8 Geelong L 0 0 9 4 4 13 4 View match >
Round 9 Adelaide W 0 0 5 4 1 9 4 View match >
Round 10 West Coast W 1 0 11 9 6 20 4 View match >
Round 11 St Kilda W 0 1 16 3 4 19 4 View match >
Round 12 Melbourne W 1 1 15 9 2 24 4 View match >
Round 14 Sydney W 0 0 7 2 0 9 4 View match >
Round 20 Port Adelaide W 0 0 7 7 4 14 4 View match >
Round 21 St Kilda W 0 0 9 2 1 11 4 View match >
Round 22 Brisbane W 0 0 24 6 1 30 4 View match >
Round 23 Fremantle W 0 2 24 7 0 31 4 View match >
Round 24 Geelong L 0 0 14 13 1 27 4 View match >
Qualifying Final West Coast W 0 0 9 5 2 14 4 View match >
Preliminary Final Hawthorn W 0 0 3 1 1 4 4 View match >
Grand Final Geelong L 0 0 7 2 1 9 4 View match >
Legend
  • # Guernsey
  • GL Goals
  • B Behinds
  • K Kicks
  • H Handballs
  • D Disposals
  • M Marks
  • T Tackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
2012 11 6 7 130 51 11 181 4

2012 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 7 Brisbane W 1 2 18 7 4 25 4 View match >
Round 8 Geelong W 0 0 10 4 0 14 4 View match >
Round 9 Adelaide W 1 2 16 5 2 21 4 View match >
Round 10 Gold Coast Suns W 2 0 21 8 2 29 4 View match >
Round 11 Melbourne W 0 0 1 0 0 1 4 View match >
Round 20 Sydney W 1 1 9 6 2 15 4 View match >
Round 21 North Melbourne L 1 1 14 4 1 18 4 View match >
Round 22 West Coast L 0 1 11 4 0 15 4 View match >
Round 23 Essendon W 0 0 11 3 0 14 4 View match >
Qualifying Final Hawthorn L 0 0 7 5 0 12 4 View match >
Semi Final West Coast W 0 0 12 5 0 17 4 View match >
Legend
  • # Guernsey
  • GL Goals
  • B Behinds
  • K Kicks
  • H Handballs
  • D Disposals
  • M Marks
  • T Tackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
2013 5 3 4 48 37 4 85 4

2013 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 10 Brisbane W 0 0 5 6 2 11 4 View match >
Round 11 Melbourne W 1 2 15 10 0 25 4 View match >
Round 22 West Coast W 1 1 8 7 1 15 4 View match >
Round 23 North Melbourne L 1 1 13 11 1 24 4 View match >
Elimination Final Port Adelaide L 0 0 7 3 0 10 4 View match >
Legend
  • # Guernsey
  • GL Goals
  • B Behinds
  • K Kicks
  • H Handballs
  • D Disposals
  • M Marks
  • T Tackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
Totals 218 274 164 2554 1071 389 3625
Avg/Game   1.26 0.75 11.72 4.91 1.78 16.63
Legend
  • GP Games Played
  • GL Goals
  • B Behinds
  • K Kicks
  • H Handballs
  • T Tackles
  • D Disposals

Key Facts

CFC Debut Number

1025

Draft
2000 National AFL Draft by Collingwood
Total AFL Games
218
Total AFL Goals
274
CFC Debut
Round 7, 2001
CFC Last Game
Elimination Final, 2013
Recruited From
Port Adelaide (SANFL)
Full Name
Alan Didak
Nickname
Dids

Awards

  • x2
    All Australian
    2006, 2010
  • Leading Goalkicker (Gordon Coventry Trophy)
    2010
  • E.W. Copeland Trophy (Best and Fairest)
    2006
  • Premiership
    2010
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