Oakleigh Chargers midfielder Elijah Tsatas endured an injury-interrupted season at the NAB League level this year, with a fractured foot sidelining him for the majority of the campaign after a hot start battling in the engine room.

A top-five draft hope, Tsatas has a prolific ball-winning ability both in and outside with his running a standout quality in his attributes as a rover, working at the feet of the rucks at the centre of the ground.

Standing at 187cm, the makeup of a modern-day midfielder will draw clubs in who are searching for a gap to fill in their contested work, with the 18-year-old set to be on the radar of North Melbourne and Essendon early into the draft.

Sharing the stacked midfield with potential No.1 draft pick George Wardlaw, Tsatas averaged 33.8 disposals with the pair complementing each other well as a dynamic duo in their Chargers side.

The clean-handed nature of Tsatas poses as a weapon adds to his brand of footy, with the Oakleigh midfielder able to hit stoppages at speed and link up with teammates inside 50 within the partnership formed with Wardlaw being exhibit A.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 31: (L-R) Mitch Szybowski of the Stingrays, Will Ashcroft of the Dragons and Elijah Tsatas of the Chargers pose for a photograph during a NAB League Boys Media Opportunity at RSEA Park on March 31, 2022 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Daniel Pockett/AFL Photos/Getty Images)

State: Victoria Metro
State League Club: Oakleigh Chargers
Community Club: Wesley College
Date of Birth: 18/10/04
Height: 187cm
Weight: 80kg


Clean hands


Injury-riddled Draft campaign

Draft Range

Early first round

Potential Landing Spots

North Melbourne (Pick 2, 3) Essendon (Pick 4)

AFL Comparisons

Noah Anderson
Will Brodie
Marcus Bontempelli

Expert comments

"Tsatas is a midfielder who has skills on both the inside and outside of the contest and possesses a game-breaking ability." - Cal Twomey (AFL Trade Radio)