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Ryan Schoenmakers

Ryan Schoenmakers (born 8 November 1990) is an Australian rules footballer with the Hawthorn Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL). He was selected with the last pick of the first round selections, pick 16, in the 2008 AFL Draft.

Schoenmakers started his career with the Tea Tree Gully Football Club, becoming the first Tea Tree Gully player to play in the AFL. He moved to Norwood as a junior. Schoenmakers played at Centre Half Forward for the South Australian Under 18 side, as well as for Norwood in the South Australian National Football League (SANFL). He is 195 cm tall and weighs 94 kg.

He was impressive at AFL Draft Camp, with the top ranking in the repeat sprints and in the top six in both the 20m sprint (2.90 sec) and standing vertical jump (69 cm).

Schoenmakers attended St Paul's College, situated in the north eastern suburbs of Adelaide.

He made his debut for Hawthorn in the opening round of the 2009 AFL season, in the rematch of the 2008 AFL Grand Final against Geelong.[1]


He was given the nickname "Drago" after his striking resemblance to Dolph Lundgren's character Ivan Drago in the movie Rocky IV. [2]

Schoenmakers had ruptured the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and strained the medial ligament in his right knee,during a game against the Fremantle in Launceston. He will require a reconstruction [3]

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External links

  • Ryan Schoenmakers's profile on the official website of the Hawthorn Football Club
  • Ryan Schoenmakers's statistics from AFL Tables
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