1 May 1984
2002 AFL National Draft Pick No. 19
2005 AFL Debut
2005 NAB AFL Rising Star Nominee
Troy is an intelligent midfielder who plays with a lot of heart. Originally from Victoria having played his junior football with Sandhurst, he is the eldest of four brothers playing at AFL level, Adam and Scott at West Coast and Joel at Geelong. Troy has an excellent ability to position himself and shut down opponents thus making him a good candidate for a tagging role.
Troy showed lots of promise at junior level and was rewarded by being picked up with Brisbane’s second choice in the 2002 National draft. Troy didn’t make his AFL debut until 2005 due to a serious back injury. Capitalising on opportunities, Troy played 17 games for the 2005 season in a tagging role shutting down some of the games elite. He won a Rising Star Nomination in round 15 and was a key component of the Lion’s five wins in a row in early July, where he managed double figure possessions.
In 2007, Troy was a regular senior player for the Lions and averaged 19 possessions per game, even after a delay to the season due to back surgery. He had a super game in round 8 against the Bombers in which he racked up 35 possessions and kicked 2 goals.
After five interrupted seasons, Selwood finally notched up his 50th AFL game when the Lions hosted Hawthorn in Round 5 at the Gabba during the 2008 season. It came with a great sense of achievement and relief considering the obstacles he had faced. Selwood finished the season with 13 matches and finished equal 19th in the Club Champion Award.
In what looked to be a career breaking season for Troy, unfortunately injury held him back yet again during the 2009 season. Troy once again displayed the courage that the football world has come to expect from the Selwood brothers, during the Lions’ round seven encounter against the Tigers. In what was referred to as the “car crash incident” Troy was fortunate to walk from the field after the heavy clash with Richmond’s Alex Rance after encountering concussion for the second time that year. Voss described Selwood's fearless attack at the ball as "inspirational" and "potentially season defining".