Victoria M Patton Biography & Facts
Jonathon Patton (born 20 May 1993) is a former professional Australian rules footballer who played for the Greater Western Sydney Giants and Hawthorn Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL)
Patton was taken with first selection in the 2011 AFL draft. Originally from Rowville, the 197 cm, 101 kg forward played for the Eastern Ranges in the 2011 TAC Cup season and was predicted to be the No 1 draft pick from early in the season. Whilst being referred to by many as “The General” he did infact decide to hang up his boots midway through the 2021 season , just shy of 100 games
Patton played his junior football with St Simons Knights Football Club, based in Rowville, before joining the Eastern Ranges in the TAC Cup. He was a member of the AIS AFL Academy and was awarded best and fairest for the Eastern Ranges in 2010, going on to be named captain of the squad in 2011.
For Jonathon's schooling he went to St Simon the Apostle Primary School, Rowville and then attended Nazareth College until Year 11, then which he completed Year 12 at Rowville Secondary College.
His older brother, Chris Patton, is a basketball player who played for the University of California, Riverside, and also for Melbourne United in the National Basketball League.
Patton was recruited to the AFL by Greater Western Sydney with the first overall selection in the 2011 AFL National Draft. Patton travelled to Stockholm, Sweden in early 2012 for treatment on a jumper's knee injury, and missed the first eleven rounds of the 2012 season. Patton played his first AFL game on 16 June against Richmond, kicking one goal from seven disposals. In round 3, 2013, Patton's tenth career game, he suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament, which would see him miss the remainder of the 2013 season. In round 21, 2014 after having a break out year Patton re-torn his ACL in the right knee and underwent a traditional knee reconstruction, which saw him miss 12 months.
After returning late in 2015 for three games the club put him on ice so he could finally have a uninterrupted pre-season for the 2016 season.
Patton had a career breakout season and his contested marking was a highlight. He kicked four goals in the preliminary final loss to the Western Bulldogs.
In 2017 the hype that followed being number 1 draft pick was fulfilled when he started to dominate the competition with his contested marking and strength. He had a career high 45 goals and 142 marks in his 22 games.
In 2018 Patton injured his other knee during a club training session. It required season ending surgery. He torn his left ACL and missed the entire 2019 season. At the end of the 2019 season he requested a trade to Hawthorn, and was traded on 15 October.In January 2021, Patton was stood down by Hawthorn for inappropriate behaviour after accusations were made that he inappropriately sent sexual images to several women over social media.Patton retired from football on 16 April 2021, citing mental health issues
Statistics are correct the end of 2020Notes
Honours and achievements
Greater Western Sydney leading goalkicker: 2017
AFL Rising Star nominee: 2014References
Jonathon Patton's profile on the official website of the Hawthorn Football Club
Jonathon Patton's playing statistics from AFL Tables
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