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Silvagni in, Morabito under consideration

Ross Lyon has given an indication of Freo’s replacements for injured duo McPharlin and Johnson

1:06pm  Jun 11, 2014

Silvagni in, Dawson test says Lyon

Ross Lyon has revealed that Alex Silvagni will be selected to play Port, while Zac Dawson will be tested

1:55pm  May 8, 2014

Silvagni signs contract extension

Alex Silvagni has committed to Freo, as have two promising young talls

4:08pm  Sep 9, 2013

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Alex
Silvagni

Height
192 cm
DOB
29-09-1987
Weight
93 kg
Debut
2010
Games
2014
6
Career
45
Goals
2014
0
Career
10
2014 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
299
Avg
50
AlexSilvagni

Player Bio

At A Glance

Junior Clubs: Berwick (VIC)
Clubs:
Fremantle
Draft Information:
Rookie Draft 2009, pick 24 & National Draft 2010, pick 109 rookie promotion
Debut:
Round 1 2010 v Adelaide
Recruited From:
Casey Scorpions
Brownlow Votes: -

Outlook: Silvagni has struggled to break into a backline that has been rock-solid for two years now. It’s an indication of the strength of Fremantle’s squad that a quality defender like Silvagni can’t break into the 22.

What the coach says (Michael Prior): Alex is coming back from an ankle injury that he had operated on in the off season. He is still in the rehab phase but has made some really good progress to increase his running volume.

AFL Fantasy: Silvagni is a solid player in real life but stay away in AFL Fantasy.

 

 

Season by Season

Season by Season

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

  • 2014 Season Average
    Games Played 6
    • Kicks 8.2
    • Handballs 2.7
    • Disposals 10.8
    • Marks 4.5
    • Hit-Outs 0.3
    • Tackles 1.8
    • Goals 0.0
    • AFL Fantasy 49.8

2014 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 14 Hawthorn Rd 21
Handballs 5 Hawthorn Rd 21
Disposals 19 Hawthorn Rd 21
Marks 7 Hawthorn Rd 21
Hit-outs 2 Brisbane Lions Rd 14
Tackles 3 Brisbane Lions Rd 22
Goals 0 - -
AFL Fantasy 77 Hawthorn Rd 21

2014 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Collingwood W 46 - 116 - - - - - - - - - - -
2 Gold Coast Suns W 87 - 39 - - - - - - - - - - -
3 Hawthorn L 137 - 79 - - - - - - - - - - -
4 Essendon W 113 - 60 - - - - - - - - - - -
5 Sydney Swans L 92 - 75 - - - - - - - - - - -
6 North Melbourne L 61 - 74 - - - - - - - - - - -
7 West Coast Eagles W 54 - 73 - - - - - - - - - - -
8 Port Adelaide L 94 - 76 10 2 12 4 0 3 2 3 0 0 55
9 Geelong Cats W 96 - 64 4 4 8 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 40
11 Western Bulldogs W 51 - 89 - - - - - - - - - - -
12 Adelaide Crows W 90 - 50 - - - - - - - - - - -
13 Richmond W 85 - 105 6 3 9 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 22
14 Brisbane Lions W 105 - 22 9 1 10 6 2 1 0 2 0 0 58
15 West Coast Eagles W 88 - 81 - - - - - - - - - - -
16 Melbourne W 34 - 97 - - - - - - - - - - -
17 GWS Giants W 136 - 60 - - - - - - - - - - -
18 St Kilda L 118 - 60 - - - - - - - - - - -
19 Carlton W 83 - 78 - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Geelong Cats L 81 - 79 - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Hawthorn W 110 - 91 14 5 19 7 0 0 0 1 0 0 77
22 Brisbane Lions W 48 - 106 6 1 7 5 0 0 0 3 0 0 47
23 Port Adelaide W 105 - 97 - - - - - - - - - - -
FW1 Sydney Swans - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 16 - L: 6 49 16 65 27 2 5 4 11 0 0 299

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 45
    • Kicks 7.5
    • Handballs 3.4
    • Disposals 10.9
    • Marks 4.6
    • Hit-Outs 0.4
    • Tackles 2.9
    • Goals 0.2
    • AFL Fantasy 54.5

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 9 Essendon Rd 13, 2012
Hit-outs 4 Hawthorn W1, 2010
Tackles 8 Geelong Cats Rd 3, 2010
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
2014 Fremantle 49 16 65 27 2 5 4 11 0 0 299
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

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Q&A

Which player is most likely to look at himself in the mirror after a weights session? Hayden Crozier and Tom Sheridan         

What’s the funniest sledge you’ve heard on the field? Do you still sleep with the lights on?  

Who would you least like to pair up with in the boxing ring during training? Michael Walters

Who would you like to have kicking for goal after the siren if you are three points down in a Grand Final? Chris Mayne  

What is your coaches favourite saying? It’s okay, you’re all good people       

Which teammate is most likely to be invited to the coach’s place for dinner? Luke McPharlin   

If you could draft any player into your team, who would it be? Lance Franklin      

If you had the power, what is one thing you would change about the world? Abolish poverty

Outside of footy, what would be your dream job? Formula One Driver  

If you could appear on any reality show, which one would you choose? Survivor    

Who has the best taste in music at the club and why? Myself, I enjoy the heavy metal

Who has the worst and why? Everyone else that listens to disco music       

What meal is your speciality to cook? Crispy salmon       

What is your favourite TV football show? I don’t watch them

Who is the best-dressed teammate at the club? Matthew Pavlich          

Who is the worst dressed? David Mundy   

Who is the most skilful all-round sportsman at the club? Clancee Pearce                  

What is your favourite way to spend a day off?  Fishing on my boat

Who was your childhood celebrity crush? Britney Spears     

Which of your teammates fancies himself as a celebrity? Tom Sheridan                 

Who is your funniest teammate at the club and why? Kepler Bradley, he reminds me of Carl Pilkington

Which teammate is the most likely to tweet a comment while watching a game at home? Matt de Boer        

Which teammate would struggle to turn a computer on? Kepler Bradley               

Which teammate is most likely to take a ‘selfie’ and post it on Facebook? Every single one of them