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Nick Suban will hit the live chat room on Wednesday 12 August at 1pm WST

2:32pm  Aug 10, 2015

Freo means everything to me: Suban

Ahead of game 100, Nick Suban has credited the club for making him the person he is today

3:23pm  Jul 15, 2014

In-form Suban won't get too comfy

Ahead of his 100th game, Nick Suban won’t let himself think he’s cemented his spot in the team

8:34pm  Jul 13, 2014

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Nick
Suban

Height
182 cm
DOB
09-05-1990
Weight
81 kg
Debut
2009
Games
2015
24
Career
129
Goals
2015
7
Career
52
2015 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
1403
Avg
58
NickSuban

Player Bio

At A Glance

Junior club: Bacchus Marsh (VIC)
Recruited from: North Ballarat (VIC)
Draft information: National Draft 2008 - pick 24
Debut: Round 1, 2009 v Western Bulldogs
AFL clubs: Fremantle
Career Brownlow votes: 3

Suban had a strong season in 2015, playing in 24 games. His physical pressure on key opposition opponents was a highlight.

Season by Season

Season by Season

Suban had a solid year, playing 21 games. He was called upon to play in a number of roles and typically gave strong effort all season long. He has six years in the system behind him now and will look to continue improving in 2015.

The tough utility enjoyed his best season of AFL to date. His hardness and passion were key components of the midfield and defence.

Nick Suban had a yoyo of a season in 2012, making 14 appearances, which included the club’s two finals.

Many of his matches, including the finals, were as a substitute, which made it hard for him to gather enough momentum to stake a claim for a starting spot.

Highly courageous with a booming left-foot kick, Suban enters his fifth season in 2013 and will be desperate to show he belongs at AFL level.

A broken leg sustained in round 4 put the brakes on Suban’s season after he had made a promising start to the year. The youngster from Bacchus Marsh in Victoria had averaged almost 20 disposals per game through the first three weeks, which included an excellent performance off half back in the round 3 win over Adelaide at AAMI Stadium. Suban didn’t play again until round 18 and he struggled to recapture his early season form.  He finished in the top 10 at the club for disposal efficiency (76.7%), highlighting the excellent skills which Fremantle hopes will be prominent in 2012.

After playing all 22 games in his debut season in 2009, Suban found it tougher to stay on the park in 2010 due to a combination of injury and form. He still managed 16 games and some of his performances later in the year were exceptional, especially in games where Freo was down in personnel. The left-footer shapes as a future leader of the club.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2015 Season Average
    Games Played 24
    • Kicks 9.6
    • Handballs 4.3
    • Disposals 13.9
    • Marks 2.1
    • Hit-Outs 0.1
    • Tackles 3.9
    • Goals 0.3
    • AFL Fantasy 58.5

2015 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 15 Adelaide Crows Rd 9
Handballs 12 Melbourne Rd 22
Disposals 25 Melbourne Rd 22
Marks 8 Melbourne Rd 5
Hit-outs 1 Sydney Swans W1
Tackles 10 Richmond Rd 17
Goals 2 Melbourne Rd 5
AFL Fantasy 100 Melbourne Rd 22

2015 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Port Adelaide W 75 - 68 11 1 12 3 0 0 3 1 0 2 41
2 Geelong Cats W 60 - 104 13 4 17 3 0 3 1 4 0 1 73
3 West Coast Eagles W 81 - 111 8 4 12 4 0 0 1 8 0 0 73
4 Sydney Swans W 74 - 60 10 4 14 1 0 3 0 4 1 1 67
5 Melbourne W 50 - 118 14 8 22 8 1 0 3 0 2 1 87
6 Essendon W 80 - 52 6 8 14 2 0 1 0 3 0 0 53
7 Western Bulldogs W 88 - 101 11 1 12 3 0 0 1 1 0 1 46
8 North Melbourne W 115 - 42 15 6 21 2 0 1 3 5 0 1 76
9 Adelaide Crows W 57 - 68 15 4 19 1 0 1 3 7 1 0 82
10 Richmond L 70 - 97 6 6 12 0 0 0 4 2 0 1 27
11 Gold Coast Suns W 46 - 53 3 0 3 0 0 1 1 4 1 0 29
13 Collingwood W 80 - 73 5 1 6 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 33
14 Brisbane Lions W 84 - 48 12 4 16 2 0 1 0 9 0 0 87
15 Hawthorn L 115 - 43 7 0 7 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 27
16 Carlton W 95 - 53 8 6 14 2 1 0 2 7 0 1 66
17 Richmond W 78 - 82 12 4 16 2 0 1 0 10 0 0 91
18 GWS Giants W 84 - 63 12 7 19 2 0 0 3 3 0 1 60
19 St Kilda W 59 - 96 12 10 22 3 0 1 2 3 1 0 78
20 West Coast Eagles L 80 - 104 11 3 14 3 0 1 3 3 0 2 54
21 North Melbourne L 94 - 83 7 4 11 2 0 1 0 5 0 1 57
22 Melbourne W 108 - 54 13 12 25 5 0 2 0 5 0 0 100
23 Port Adelaide L 122 - 53 12 2 14 0 0 1 2 4 1 1 58
W1 Sydney Swans W 69 - 60 2 2 4 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 16
PF Hawthorn L 67 - 94 6 2 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 22
TOTAL W: 18 - L: 6 231 103 334 51 3 19 33 93 7 14 1403

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 129
    • Kicks 9.0
    • Handballs 4.3
    • Disposals 13.3
    • Marks 2.4
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 3.5
    • Goals 0.4
    • AFL Fantasy 57.5

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 20 GWS Giants Rd 20, 2013
Handballs 12 Melbourne Rd 22, 2015
Disposals 26 GWS Giants Rd 20, 2013
Marks 8 Melbourne Rd 5, 2015
Hit-outs 1 Sydney Swans W1, 2015
Tackles 10 Richmond Rd 17, 2015
Goals 3 GWS Giants Rd 17, 2014
AFL Fantasy 119 GWS Giants Rd 20, 2013

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2015 Fremantle 231 103 334 51 3 19 33 93 7 14 1403
2014 Fremantle 174 109 283 42 1 22 17 81 11 9 1237
2013 Fremantle 224 106 330 67 0 32 26 78 16 11 1458
2012 Fremantle 111 38 149 26 0 13 8 38 3 2 648
2011 Fremantle 93 40 133 22 0 6 9 33 2 2 550
2010 Fremantle 139 71 210 40 1 18 25 67 3 3 912
2009 Fremantle 191 84 275 56 0 25 20 65 10 12 1206

Legend

K
Kicks
H
Handballs
D
Disposals
M
Marks
HO
Hit-outs
FF
Frees For
FA
Frees Against
T
Tackles
G
Goals
B
Behinds
AF
AFL Fantasy points

Milestones

50 games: Round 2, 2012 v Sydney

100 games: Round 18, 2014 v St Kilda

Q & A

Your nickname: Subes

One word to describe you: Hard

Favourite player to watch growing up: Robert Harvey  

Who has had the most influence on your career: My parents    

Toughest individual opponent: Joel Selwood      

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

Thriftiest player at your club: Nat Fyfe

The next big thing at your club: Michael Apeness

The smartest thing you have been told: Slip, slop, slap

If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you be: Maldives

Do you have any strange phobias: No

Your can’t-miss TV shows: Fox Sports News     

Your favourite cartoon as a kid: Captain Planet

If you had to choose another career, what would it be: Landscape gardener

What do you normally eat for breakfast: Muesli 

Your last meal would be: Meatlovers pizza  

Your favourite holiday destination: Maldives

In the movie of your life, you’d be played by: Jim Carey   

What are your three essential items: Phone, wallet and clothes 

Most useless thing you have bought: My fashion

Best subject at school: There wasn’t many, Physical Education or Health

Which big ticket sporting event would you love to attend: NBA Super Bowl