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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

Contract extensions for Suban and Griffin

Fremantle has agreed to terms for contract extensions for Nick Suban and Jonathon Griffin

2:33pm  Dec 13, 2013

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Suban the raging bull

7:40pm  Apr 25, 2015

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8:30am  Apr 23, 2015

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Nick
Suban

Height
180 cm
DOB
09-05-1990
Weight
82 kg
Debut
2009
Games
2015
4
Career
109
Goals
2015
1
Career
46
2015 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
254
Avg
64
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

Outlook: Suban had a good 2014 but will look to improve further this season to maximise his undoubted ability, particularly with his excellent kicking skills.

What the coach says (Mark Stone): Nick is super-fit and looking to really improve his ball-winning ability. He’s working really hard in the drills to break to space hard, be loud and get in positions to win more footy. His contested work is good and he’s really working hard on his outside roles.

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 4
    • Kicks 10.5
    • Handballs 3.2
    • Disposals 13.7
    • Marks 2.7
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 4.2
    • Goals 0.2
    • AFL Fantasy 63.5

2015 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 13 Geelong Cats Rd 2
Handballs 4 Sydney Swans Rd 4
Disposals 17 Geelong Cats Rd 2
Marks 4 West Coast Eagles Rd 3
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 8 West Coast Eagles Rd 3
Goals 1 Sydney Swans Rd 4
AFL Fantasy 73 West Coast Eagles Rd 3

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 - - - - - - - - - - -
6 Essendon - - - - - - - - - - -
7 Western Bulldogs - - - - - - - - - - -
8 North Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
9 Adelaide Crows - - - - - - - - - - -
10 Richmond - - - - - - - - - - -
11 Gold Coast Suns - - - - - - - - - - -
13 Collingwood - - - - - - - - - - -
14 Brisbane Lions - - - - - - - - - - -
15 Hawthorn - - - - - - - - - - -
16 Carlton - - - - - - - - - - -
17 Richmond - - - - - - - - - - -
18 GWS Giants - - - - - - - - - - -
19 St Kilda - - - - - - - - - - -
20 West Coast Eagles - - - - - - - - - - -
21 North Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Port Adelaide - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 4 - L: 0 42 13 55 11 0 6 5 17 1 4 254

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 109
    • Kicks 8.9
    • Handballs 4.2
    • Disposals 13.1
    • Marks 2.4
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 3.5
    • Goals 0.4
    • AFL Fantasy 57.4

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 20 GWS Giants Rd 20, 2013
Handballs 10 St Kilda Rd 15, 2013
Disposals 26 GWS Giants Rd 20, 2013
Marks 8 GWS Giants Rd 20, 2013
Hit-outs 1 GWS Giants Rd 17, 2014
Tackles 9 Brisbane Lions Rd 22, 2014
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 42 13 55 11 0 6 5 17 1 4 254
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