The Western Bulldogs have secured the services of experienced forward Sam Lloyd in a trade with Richmond.

The Bulldogs will part with pick 64 in exchange for Lloyd, who has played 57 AFL games and kicked 69 goals after being selected with pick 66 in the 2013 National Draft. 

Lloyd began his AFL career as a forward after showing excellent form in the VFL, but more recently has also proven his worth as an inside midfielder.

He famously kicked a clutch goal after the siren to defeat Sydney at the MCG in 2016, finishing that season with 35 goals in 22 games.

Lloyd won the Norm Goss Medal for best afield in the 2017 VFL Grand Final.


In his seven appearances for the Tigers this season, he averaged 17 disposals – a career high.

“We’re delighted to have Sam arrive at the Club,” said Western Bulldogs General Manger of List and Recruiting, Sam Power.

“We recognised Sam as a player who addresses an important need for us, in terms of his ability to hit the scoreboard, and he also provides an extra midfield option for us.

“Sam is a great character and he will be a great fit at the Bulldogs.  We’re confident that he’s got plenty of good football ahead of him.”

The Bulldogs currently hold selections 7, 27, 45, 63 and 82 for the National Draft, which will be held in Melbourne over two days on November 22 and 23.