THE Carlton Football Club can confirm that Adam Cerra is now a Blue.
The smooth midfielder became a Carlton player in the 2021 Continental Tyres Trade Period, after a deal was struck with the Fremantle Football Club.
Cerra arrives at Carlton in exchange for pick No.6 in the 2021 NAB AFL Draft and a future third-round selection.
In Cerra, who turns 22 today, the Blues are adding further class to their midfield ranks, and someone who has rarely missed a game since arriving at the Dockers with pick No.5 in the 2017 NAB AFL Draft.
With 76 games in his career to date, that includes a top three finish in the Dockers’ best and fairest last year and fifth-placed finish in 2021, Cerra adds further polish and class to a Carlton midfield group which has already added George Hewett this off-season as a free agent.
Just as comfortable in the clinches as he is utilising his skills on the outside to full effect, Cerra has earned his status as one of the most-promising young midfielders in the competition.
Featuring in the 22under22 side for the last two seasons, Cerra averaged over 23 disposals and 3.5 clearances a game in 2021, while he was also ranked No.1 at the Dockers for inside 50s per game.
A class act on the football field, it’s clear that Cerra’s best football is still well and truly ahead of him.
Blues Head of List Management Nick Austin said the arrival of Cerra at IKON Park was a significant coup for the football club.
“We’ve had the clear intention this off-season to improve our midfield group and with Adam, we’re welcoming a real classy on-baller whose best football is still to come,” Austin said.
“He’s rarely missed a game at senior level since stepping into the AFL environment as an 18 year old. He knows where to run to get the footy and when he gets it, good things happen.
“We were really keen to bring him to our football club for everything he brings to the table. He sees the game really well, he’s a student of the game and he has a real drive within himself to continue to get better.
“An exciting thing with Adam is that he has only just turned 22 today, so we’re excited to see what he is going to do in the Navy Blue for the next 10 years, and we’re sure our fans are going to love what he brings to the table.”
“With the addition of Adam, as well as George Hewett as a free agent, we think we’ve bolstered our midfield mix and really complemented our current our playing list heading into the 2022 season.”