|Occupation:||Australian Rules Footballer|
|Birth Day:||March 16, 1993|
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He played his youth Australian rules football career with the Northern Knights of the TAC Cup. In 2010, he played for Vic Metro in the AFL Under-18 Championships.
Buckley played school football for Ivanhoe Grammar School and also played TAC Cup football with the Northern Knights. He was a member of the 2009 AIS-AFL Academy, and he represented Vic Metro in the 2010 AFL Under 18 Championships. He was described by Carlton recruiting manager Wayne Hughes as "a quick midfielder with excellent disposal skills".
Buckley is the only son of Jim Buckley, who was a midfielder for Carlton in the 1970s and 1980s. Jim played 164 games for Carlton, and was a member of the 1979, 1981 and 1982 premiership teams. Because of his father's career, Buckley was eligible to be drafted by Carlton under the Father-Son Rule. The club had informally committed to recruiting Buckley in early 2010, more than eighteen months before he was eligible to be drafted. Buckley was formally recruited under the Father-Son Rule in October 2011, with Carlton able to use its last selection in the 2011 National Draft (a third round selection, No. 62) to recruit him. He was given guernsey number 7. Buckley made his debut in Round 3 of the 2013 season, starting the game as a sub, he came on the ground and kicked a goal with his first kick in AFL football, he finished the game with 5 disposals and that was his only game of 2013.
In 2014, Buckley started the season with an outstanding game against the Richmond Tigers in Round 2, gathering 18 disposals and 6 tackles, he was nominated for the AFL Rising Star award and he played a further 7 games for the season.
2015 was a breakout year for Buckley, cementing his spot in Carlton's best 22, playing 18 games and kicking 5 goals for the season. His highlight of the season included a career high 23 disposals against Fremantle in Round 16.
2016 saw Buckley struggle with inconsistent form and injury, only managing 11 games for the year, but he had a career high 3 goals to 'bury' the Dees on the 'G in round 22.
At the conclusion of the 2017 season, in which Buckley only managed to play 1 game, he was delisted by Carlton. But after was selected by the Greater Western Sydney Giants via the 2017 rookie draft. He went on to play a further 2 games for the Giants in 2018, he kicked 2 goals against Essendon in Round 10, which was also his last game in AFL. He was delisted by Greater Western Sydney Giants at the conclusion of the 2019 season after having an undoubtedly superior career than high draft pick flop Daniel Gorringe.
Currently, Dylan Buckley is 28 years, 6 months and 2 days old. Dylan Buckley will celebrate 29th birthday on a Wednesday 16th of March 2022.
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