|Date of birth||23 April 2000|
|Original team(s)||West Adelaide (SANFL)|
|Draft||No. 3, 2018 AFL draft, Gold Coast|
|Height||180 cm (5 ft 11 in)|
|Weight||76 kg (168 lb)|
|Current club||Gold Coast|
|2019–||Gold Coast||0 (0)|
|Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com|
Izak Rankine (born 23 April 2000) is a professional Australian rules footballer who plays for the Gold Coast Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL). He was recruited by the Gold Coast with the 3rd draft pick in the 2018 AFL Draft.
Early life[edit | edit source]
Rankine was born in Adelaide into a family of Indigenous Australian descent (Ngarrindjeri) and shares a relation to Australian Football Hall of Fame inductee and 1993 Brownlow Medalist Gavin Wanganeen.
Junior football[edit | edit source]
Playing junior football for West Adelaide in the SANFL, Rankine made his senior debut at the age of 16. He was selected to represent South Australia in the 2017 and 2018 AFL Under 18 Championships and was named in the All-Australian team both years. He attended Henley High School throughout his teenage years, where he played school football alongside future Gold Coast teammate Jack Lukosius.
AFL career[edit | edit source]
Rankine was drafted by the Gold Coast Suns with the third pick in the 2018 AFL draft.
References[edit | edit source]
- "Raring Rankine ready to go". goldcoastfc.com.au. 22 November 2018.
- Turner, Matt (25 July 2017). "AFL Draft prospect Izak Rankine catches talent scouts' eyes while playing for SANFL side West Adelaide and South Australia". Adelaide Now. Retrieved 22 November 2018.
- Edsall, Rudi (22 November 2018). "Triple M: 2018 AFL Draft Live Blog". Adelaide Now. Retrieved 22 November 2018.
- Milbank, Zac (8 August 2016). "Rankine revels on debut". westadelaidefc.com.au.
- Balmer, Matt (8 August 2016). "Under 18 All-Australian team announced: Including Izak Rankine, Jack Lukosius and Sam Walsh". Fox Sports Australia.
- "SA stars Jack Lukosius and Izak Rankine vow to support each other at struggling Gold Coast". Adelaide Now. 22 November 2018.
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- Izak Rankine's profile on the official website of the Gold Coast Football Club
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