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Freo defender out for three months

Fremantle defender Alex Silvagni will have hamstring surgery in Melbourne this week that will rule him out for three months

9:58pm  Apr 28, 2015

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Alex
Silvagni

Height
192 cm
DOB
29-09-1987
Weight
92 kg
Debut
2010
Games
2015
0
Career
46
Goals
2015
0
Career
10
2015 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: Silvagni plays the game with tremendous courage and effort. He hasn’t cemented a spot in the team yet, but he’s all heart and look for him to get more opportunities in 2015.

What the coach says (Michael Prior): Has had an uninterrupted pre-season after missing fair chunks of the past few pre-seasons. He’s been really fit and should be available for us come round 1.

Season by Season

Season by Season

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

  • 2015 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

2015 Highlights

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

2015 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Port Adelaide W 75 - 68 - - - - - - - - - - -
2 Geelong Cats W 60 - 104 - - - - - - - - - - -
3 West Coast Eagles W 81 - 111 - - - - - - - - - - -
4 Sydney Swans W 74 - 60 - - - - - - - - - - -
5 Melbourne W 50 - 118 - - - - - - - - - - -
6 Essendon W 80 - 52 - - - - - - - - - - -
7 Western Bulldogs W 88 - 101 - - - - - - - - - - -
8 North Melbourne W 115 - 42 - - - - - - - - - - -
9 Adelaide Crows W 57 - 68 - - - - - - - - - - -
10 Richmond L 70 - 97 - - - - - - - - - - -
11 Gold Coast Suns W 46 - 53 - - - - - - - - - - -
13 Collingwood W 80 - 73 - - - - - - - - - - -
14 Brisbane Lions W 84 - 48 - - - - - - - - - - -
15 Hawthorn L 115 - 43 - - - - - - - - - - -
16 Carlton W 95 - 53 - - - - - - - - - - -
17 Richmond W 78 - 82 - - - - - - - - - - -
18 GWS Giants - - - - - - - - - - -
19 St Kilda - - - - - - - - - - -
20 West Coast Eagles - - - - - - - - - - -
21 North Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Port Adelaide - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 14 - L: 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 46
    • Kicks 7.3
    • Handballs 3.4
    • Disposals 10.8
    • Marks 4.5
    • Hit-Outs 0.4
    • Tackles 3.0
    • Goals 0.2
    • AFL Fantasy 54.2

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 Sydney Swans FW1, 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
2015 Fremantle 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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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FF
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AFL Fantasy points

Awards

Club Awards

Best Clubman
2014

Q & A

Your nickname: Sos or Sausage

One word to describe you: Audacious

Favourite player to watch growing up: Gavin Brown

Who has had the most influence on your career: Family

Toughest individual opponent: Lance Franklin

Player most likely to fall asleep in a team meeting: Stephen Hill

Thriftiest player at your club: David Mundy

The next big thing at your club: Michael Apeness

The smartest thing you have been told: Never be the smartest person in the room

If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you be: On a boat cruising around French Polynesia

Do you have any strange phobias: Nomophobia – fear of being without telephone coverage

Your can’t-miss TV shows: Shark week

Your favourite cartoon as a kid: Captain Planet

If you had to choose another career, what would it be: Fisherman or F1 driver

What do you normally eat for breakfast: Smoothie

Your last meal would be: seafood platter

Your favourite holiday destination: Packenham, Victoria

In the movie of your life, you’d be played by: Sylvester Stallone

What are your three essential items: Boat, car and fishing rod

Most useless thing you have bought: A trench coat that I’ve never worn

Best subject at school: Biology

Which big ticket sporting event would you love to attend: F1 Grand Prix