Luke Shuey joined the West Coast as a 20th pick in the 2008 national draft but didn’t play any footy for a year after suffering a series of injuries, including a broken leg. He bounced back from his injuries to make his debut for the Eagles in round one of the 2010 season against Brisbane and remarkably scored a goal with his first kick.
But after three games in the AFL, Shuey suffered another injury set back that saw him miss out for the best part of the season. The roaming midfielder bounced back and claimed himself a spot in the Eagles midfield in 2011, and put together a consistent run of 25 games for the club and was nominated for the AFL’s Rising Star Award, finishing runner up to Essendon’s Dyson Heppell.
The midfielder recorded a career-best season in 2016, picking up the John Worsfold medal for the first time and was also included in the initial All-Australian squad for 2017.
Shuey was an integral part of the Eagles 2018 grand final winning side, winning the Norm Smith Medal for his outstanding performance against Collingwood.
In 2019, it was announced that Shuey would take over the Eagles’ captaincy from stalwart, Shannon Hurn. Shuey led the team during the 2020 season despite suffering multiple hamstring injuries during the middle of the year.
Shuey has now played 214 games for the West Coast, racking up an impressive 137 goals from midfield.