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Alex
Silvagni

Height
192 cm
DOB
29-09-1987
Weight
92 kg
Debut
2010
Games
2016
0
Career
48
Goals
2016
0
Career
10
2016 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
0
Avg
0
AlexSilvagni

Player Bio

At A Glance

Junior club: Berwick (VIC)
Recruited from: Casey Scorpions (VIC)
Draft information: Rookie Draft 2009 - pick 24, National Draft 2010 - pick 109 rookie promotion
Debut:
Round 1, 2010 v Adelaide
AFL clubs:
Fremantle
Career Brownlow votes: -

OUTLOOK
A physical player, Silvagni will be hoping for consistent senior football as a hamstring injury and suspension limited him to two games in 2015. He’s a reliable defender who can play both tall and small.

WHAT THE COACH SAYS (Michael Prior)
Hasn’t missed a beat so far this pre-season, missed a lot of footy early last year so he’s been intent on getting as much work as possible in. He’s shown that he’s a competitive person and is doing everything in his power to cement a place in the side.

Season by Season

Season by Season

A hamstring injury and suspension interrupted Silvagni's season in 2015. Could be a key defender in Luke McPharlin’s absence next year.

Due to injury, he did not play regularly, but when Silvagni was called upon he performed strongly, including an excellent Qualifying Final effort against Sydney’s Lance Franklin.

Silvagni was in and out of the team in 2013, but when he played he performed his role admirably. Had his season compromised by an ankle injury sustained in round 9 which he did not receive surgery on until the end of the season. He has signed on for the 2014 season, which shapes as a big one in his career.

2012 was a difficult season for Alex Silvagni, who managed just five appearances as Luke McPharlin and Zac Dawson were the preferred key defensive duo.

McPharlin’s round 23 hamstring injury opened the door for Silvagni to play finals, and he did a sterling job in the Elimination Final to hold Geelong power forward James Podsiadly goalless.

He battled manfully in the Semi Final, but weight of ball saw his opponent Taylor Walker boot a match-winning five goals.

Ross Lyon indicated during 2012 that Silvagni, who has one year left on his contract, is an integral part of the future of Freo’s defence, so look for him to get more opportunities in 2013.

Charity partner ambassador: Starlight Children’s Foundation

Silvagni’s performances in his nine games in 2011 were a bright spot in a disappointing season for Fremantle. After missing the first 13 rounds through illness, the key defender returned in round 14 and did a tremendous job on Brisbane Lions’ powerhouse forward Jonathon Brown after Luke McPharlin had gone down injured in the first half. Silvagni was solid as rock down back for the rest of the season. He also finished fifth at the club for contested marks (18) despite his limited games. The future of the club’s backline.

Another of Fremantle’s mature-age success stories, Silvagni played a major role in the club’s rise up the ladder. He was mainly used as a key defender and, considering Freo’s three other tall backmen, Luke McPharlin, Antoni Grover and Chris Tarrant all missed a significant number of games in 2010, Silvagni’s presence was crucial.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2016 Season Average
    Games Played 0
    • Kicks 0.0
    • Handballs 0.0
    • Disposals 0.0
    • Marks 0.0
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 0.0
    • Goals 0.0
    • AFL Fantasy 0.0

2016 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 0 - -
Handballs 0 - -
Disposals 0 - -
Marks 0 - -
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 0 - -
Goals 0 - -
AFL Fantasy 0 - -

2016 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Western Bulldogs L 103 - 38 - - - - - - - - - - -
2 Gold Coast Suns L 100 - 126 - - - - - - - - - - -
3 West Coast Eagles L 92 - 59 - - - - - - - - - - -
4 North Melbourne L 132 - 101 - - - - - - - - - - -
5 Carlton L 68 - 72 - - - - - - - - - - -
6 Adelaide Crows L 97 - 64 - - - - - - - - - - -
7 GWS Giants L 77 - 95 - - - - - - - - - - -
8 Hawthorn L 116 - 75 - - - - - - - - - - -
9 Richmond L 45 - 83 - - - - - - - - - - -
10 St Kilda L 101 - 67 - - - - - - - - - - -
11 Essendon W 126 - 47 - - - - - - - - - - -
12 Brisbane Lions W 64 - 147 - - - - - - - - - - -
13 Port Adelaide W 86 - 69 - - - - - - - - - - -
14 Collingwood L 85 - 37 - - - - - - - - - - -
16 Melbourne L 87 - 55 - - - - - - - - - - -
17 Geelong Cats L 61 - 78 - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Gold Coast Suns L 105 - 81 - - - - - - - - - - -
19 Sydney Swans D 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
20 West Coast Eagles - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Adelaide Crows - - - - - - - - - - -
22 GWS Giants - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Western Bulldogs - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 3 - L: 14 - D: 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 48
    • Kicks 7.3
    • Handballs 3.5
    • Disposals 10.8
    • Marks 4.6
    • Hit-Outs 0.4
    • Tackles 2.9
    • Goals 0.2
    • AFL Fantasy 53.6

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 14 Hawthorn Rd 21, 2014
Handballs 9 Hawthorn Rd 19, 2011
Disposals 21 St Kilda Rd 4, 2010
Marks 10 St Kilda Rd 19, 2015
Hit-outs 4 Hawthorn W1, 2010
Tackles 8 Sydney Swans W1, 2014
Goals 1 Melbourne Rd 21, 2013
AFL Fantasy 91 Carlton Rd 21, 2011

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2016 Fremantle 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 Fremantle 14 8 22 11 0 1 7 3 0 0 83
2014 Fremantle 51 19 70 29 2 6 8 19 0 0 338
2013 Fremantle 56 32 88 43 3 7 11 26 5 3 475
2012 Fremantle 37 16 53 24 2 6 10 15 0 0 253
2011 Fremantle 74 45 119 46 1 11 6 26 1 0 554
2010 Fremantle 120 46 166 66 9 13 11 52 4 0 871

Legend

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AFL Fantasy points

Awards

Club Awards

Best Clubman
2014

Q & A

Nickname: SOS

What was your best break in life: Trip up to Broome with my partner

Best piece of advice your mother gave you: Never sell property

If you weren’t a footballer, what would you like to be: F1 Driver

Do you have a saying or motto that you live your life by: Perfection is not attainable but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence – Vince Lombardi

If you could ask someone to be your mentor, who would it be: Richard Branson

Morning or evening person, why: Morning, because there’s a easterly and great weather for a fish

Favourite timeslot to play in, why: Night game, because I’m wide awake and ready to go

Favourite footy journalist: None

Favourite TV caller/commentator: None

Worst injury: 3 broken ribs and a punctured lung

How many text messages do you send a day: 5 or 6 messages

Three phone apps you can’t live without: Navionics, SeaBreeze and Camera

Favourite Twitter account you follow: Don’t have Twitter

Most embarrassing song in your iTunes: The Lion King

Best concert you’ve been to: Blink 182, many years ago

Where did you holiday after last season: Two-week trip down south with Jon Griffin and then Port Douglas with my partner

Favourite sport other than football: Fishing

What sport would you like to compete in at the 2016 Olympics: Shooting

Can you change a spare tyre: Yes

Do you iron your own shirts: Yes

Favourite restaurant: Numero Uno

Do you believe in UFOs: I’m on the fence, until I see something no

What three items would you take to a desert island: Knife, lighter and fishing rod

Any special hobbies or interests: Everything outdoors, Scuba diving

Three famous people you would like to meet: Richard Branson, Warren Buffet and Steve Jobs

What do you have that is of great value to you, but no one else: Nothing