Darcy Lang joins the Blues

HERE’S everything you need to know about new Blue Darcy Lang, who has joined Carlton from Geelong. The Club secured his talents on the final day of the trade period after the Blues traded pick 58 and a future fourth-round pick for Lang and Geelong’s future fourth-round pick.

Age: 21
Height: 183cm
Weight: 81kg
Recruited from: Geelong Falcons/Geelong Footbal Club
Draft history: Selected by Geelong with its first-round selection (pick 16) in the 2013 AFL national draft.

Debut: Round 13, 2014 v St Kilda
Position: Midfielder
Career games: 44
Goals: 31

OVERVIEW

Having kicked 31 goals in 44 games for the Cats, Lang arrives at Ikon Park with the ability to play run through the middle and push up forward. After making his debut in 2014, the Colac local has been a consistent contributor for Geelong, playing in a variety of roles. He received a Rising Star nomination in 2015 after a breakout performance against St Kilda and was a standout in Geelong’s win against Hawthorn on Easter Monday last year. The 21-year-old predominantly played as a high half-forward for Geelong in 2017, before injury interrupted his season. In a testament to his character and desire to push for senior selection, Lang recovered in time to be recalled for Geelong’s finals campaign, starring against Sydney in the semi-final. 

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