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Former Fremantle midfielder Anthony Morabito is back on board at the club

5:48pm  Aug 3, 2018

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Anthony
Morabito

Height
189 cm
DOB
29-10-1991
Weight
98 kg
Debut
2010
Games
2018
-
Career
26
Goals
2018
-
Career
14
2018 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
-
Avg
-
AnthonyMorabito

Player Bio

At A Glance

Junior club: Harvey Brunswick (WA)
Recruited from: Peel Thunder (WA)
Draft information: National Draft 2009 - pick 4
Debut: Round 1, 2010 v Adelaide
AFL clubs: Fremantle
Career Brownlow votes: 3

OUTLOOK
Was delisted before being picked up in the rookie draft. Morabito has been the picture of determination as he builds momentum toward continuing his AFL career after a series of injuries.

WHAT THE COACH SAYS (Michael Prior)
His defensive capabilities have been a real bright spot this pre-season and he’s continually working on improving his game.

Season by Season

Season by Season

Injury continued to hamper the progress of Morabito's career. The 24-year-old was delisted at the end of 2015, with the club re-drafting him as a rookie for 2016.

The 2014 season brought Anthony Morabito reward for his incredible perseverance and dedication to fight back from three major knee injuries. He played three games, and despite a minor knee injury at season’s end, will look forward to more game time in 2015.

2013 was about consolidation for Morabito, coming off his third knee surgery. He chose to undergo a hybrid LARS procedure in the hope of reviving his AFL career. The club chose to keep him off the playing field in the hope he’ll hit the 2014 pre-season at top pace.

After all the hard work and perseverance to return to the WAFL from his first knee reconstruction, Anthony Morabito was devastated to re-injure his ACL again as he seemed set to return to AFL ranks.

He’ll have to do it all again if he wants to play any part in Freo’s 2013 campaign, and even then, it won’t be until well into the season given the timeframe of a return from a knee reconstruction.

The club is keeping the faith in the number four selection from the 2009 Draft, who is tall, fast, strong and skilful.

Freo’s top pick from the 2009 AFL Draft (No.4) sustained a knee injury during the pre-season and missed the entire 2011 season. After showing promising signs towards the end of the 2010 season, Morabito looked set to take the next step this year. His rehabilitation has been rolling along nicely and he will be a welcomed addition to Fremantle’s midfield in 2012. The 191cm Morabito is an incredible athlete who creates a match-up headache for opposition coaches with his great speed and strength.

Morabito had an excellent debut season in 2010, playing 23 games mainly on a wing. He showed great pace, strength and poise at times and the only way is up for this promising youngster who was nominated for the Rising Star award in round 22. His brilliant run, several bounces and goal in the first quarter of the Elimination Final against Hawthorn will live long in the memories of Freo fans.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2018 Season Average
    Games Played
    • Kicks
    • Handballs
    • Disposals
    • Marks
    • Hit-Outs
    • Tackles
    • Goals
    • AFL Fantasy

2018 Highlights

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

2018 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
TOTAL W: 0 - L: 0

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 26
    • Kicks 7.6
    • Handballs 5.1
    • Disposals 12.7
    • Marks 2.6
    • Hit-Outs 0.3
    • Tackles 3.0
    • Goals 0.5
    • AFL Fantasy 55.2

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 12 Hawthorn W1, 2010
Handballs 13 North Melbourne Rd 10, 2010
Disposals 18 Carlton Rd 22, 2010
Marks 7 Port Adelaide Rd 14, 2010
Hit-outs 3 Adelaide Crows Rd 1, 2010
Tackles 9 Richmond Rd 15, 2010
Goals 2 St Kilda Rd 12, 2010
AFL Fantasy 98 Geelong Cats Rd 3, 2010

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF

Legend

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

Q & A

Nickname: Mora

Best holiday: Last year when I had the year off I took off to a European summer

Best piece of advice your mother gave you: Finish a uni degree, I’m still working on it

If you weren’t a footballer, what would you like to be: A doctor

Do you have a saying or motto that you live your life by: You can’t force the direction of your life

If you could ask someone to be your mentor, who would it be: Kobe Bryant

Morning or evening person, why: Evening person because I like to stay up late and watch movies

Favourite timeslot to play in, why: I love playing at lunch time because it gives you less time to have to worry about the game going into it

Favourite footy journalist: I don’t have one

Favourite TV caller/commentator: Gerard Healy

Worst injury: ACL three times

How many text messages do you send a day: I wouldn’t have a clue

Three phone apps you can’t live without: Bleacher Report, Snapchat and Gmail

Favourite Twitter account you follow: I don’t have Twitter but my favourite Instagram account is Alex Silvagni

Most embarrassing song in your iTunes: Beautiful Soul – Jesse McCartney

Best concert you’ve been to: Drake

Where did you holiday after last season: In Harvey, my hometown

Favourite sport other than football: Soccer

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: Lago di Como, they do good woodfire pizza

Do you believe in UFOs: No

What three items would you take to a desert island: A gun, a fishing rod and a book

Any special hobbies or interests: I like shooting

Three famous people you would like to meet: Kobe Bryant, Lionel Messi and Denzel Washington

What do you have that is of great value to you, but no one else: Five years of mental strength from being in rehab