Brodie Smith debuted for the Adelaide Crows during the 2011 season where he played 14 games, primarily as a midfielder. Known for his speed and clean disposal, Smith impressed in his first two years as a Crow and was recognised in 2012 as the recipient of the club’s Emerging Talent award.
Brodie received further club awards through his career to date, 2014 being his standout year. In this season, Smith proved himself as a premier rebound defender, ranking 1st in the AFL for long kicks (136) and second in the league for rebound 50m (109) and total metres gained (12,131m). Brodie concluded the year with a fourth placing in the club’s best and fairest as well as selection in the All-Australian team.
Brodie played 23 games in 2017, averaging 20.4 disposals and 2 tackles a game. Tragically, Brodie’s year came to an abrupt halt during Adelaide’s first final against the GWS Giants when he injured his ACL.
True to Brodie’s character his rehabilitation allowed him to return to the AFL side late in 2018 where in his second game back recorded 29 disposals, 6 rebound 50’s and a game high 599 Meters gained.