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Brandon
Matera

Height
173 cm
DOB
11-03-1992
Weight
74 kg
Debut
2011
Games
2018
15
Career
116
Goals
2018
10
Career
134
2018 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
922
Avg
62
BrandonMatera

PLAYER BIO

AT A GLANCE

Junior club: Bullcreek Leeming (WA)
Recruited from: South Fremantle (WA) via 2010 17-year-old access selection to Gold Coast
AFL debut: Round 2, 2011, Gold Coast v Carlton
AFL clubs: Gold Coast, Fremantle (via 2017 trade period)
Career Brownlow votes: 9

SUMMARY
The former Sun kicked 22 goals from 10 appearances in 2017, including an impressive six goals in round three against Hawthorn. A small forward, Matera is likely to be part of a more dynamic forwardline with Hayden Ballantyne and Michael Walters.

WHAT THE COACH SAYS (David Hale)
Brandon is a new player to the club. He has settled in really well, done the bulk of training. He is really footy smart, gets in some really good positions. The small forward crumbing role is where he will spend the majority of his time.

STATS

By the numbers

  • 2018 Season Average
    Games Played 15
    • Kicks 9.5
    • Handballs 5.6
    • Disposals 15.1
    • Marks 3.2
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 2.0
    • Goals 0.7
    • AFL Fantasy 61.5

2018 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 15 Essendon Rd 2
Handballs 10 Adelaide Crows Rd 12
Disposals 20 Essendon Rd 2
Marks 8 West Coast Eagles Rd 6
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 4 Melbourne Rd 16
Goals 2 St Kilda Rd 8
AFL Fantasy 91 Port Adelaide Rd 1

2018 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Port Adelaide L 110 - 60 13 6 19 7 0 1 0 3 1 0 91
2 Essendon W 106 - 90 15 5 20 2 0 2 0 3 1 1 82
3 Gold Coast Suns W 68 - 96 9 6 15 7 0 0 1 1 1 1 68
4 GWS Giants L 82 - 51 4 8 12 2 0 0 1 1 2 0 47
5 Western Bulldogs W 108 - 54 12 6 18 3 0 0 1 0 1 0 60
6 West Coast Eagles L 81 - 89 12 5 17 8 0 0 1 3 1 0 85
7 Richmond L 110 - 33 9 5 14 1 0 2 0 2 0 1 51
8 St Kilda W 89 - 59 11 2 13 4 0 0 0 2 2 1 70
9 Sydney Swans L 111 - 52 12 3 15 4 0 1 0 2 0 0 63
10 North Melbourne L 58 - 86 7 6 13 2 0 1 0 2 0 0 48
11 Collingwood L 138 - 77 - - - - - - - - - - -
12 Adelaide Crows W 71 - 68 7 10 17 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 50
13 Carlton W 46 - 103 11 6 17 4 0 3 2 1 1 2 66
15 Brisbane Lions L 64 - 119 7 2 9 2 0 2 0 3 0 0 45
16 Melbourne L 102 - 48 7 5 12 1 0 0 1 4 0 0 47
17 Port Adelaide W 59 - 50 7 9 16 0 0 1 0 2 0 1 49
18 Essendon - - - - - - - - - - -
19 Hawthorn - - - - - - - - - - -
20 West Coast Eagles - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Carlton - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Geelong Cats - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Collingwood - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 7 - L: 9 143 84 227 48 0 15 7 30 10 7 922

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 116
    • Kicks 10.4
    • Handballs 4.5
    • Disposals 14.9
    • Marks 3.8
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 2.4
    • Goals 1.2
    • AFL Fantasy 67.7

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 22 Carlton Rd 4, 2017
Handballs 10 Adelaide Crows Rd 12, 2018
Disposals 29 Carlton Rd 4, 2017
Marks 10 North Melbourne Rd 12, 2012
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 7 Fremantle Rd 11, 2015
Goals 6 Hawthorn Rd 3, 2017
AFL Fantasy 138 Carlton Rd 4, 2017

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2018 Fremantle 143 84 227 48 0 15 7 30 10 7 922
2017 Gold Coast Suns 116 53 169 46 0 10 3 22 22 12 825
2016 Gold Coast Suns 166 78 244 60 0 5 6 34 24 15 1116
2015 Gold Coast Suns 210 79 289 80 0 17 13 55 18 12 1346
2014 Gold Coast Suns 147 68 215 52 0 10 7 49 27 17 1097
2013 Gold Coast Suns 121 23 144 48 0 6 7 20 7 13 673
2012 Gold Coast Suns 186 95 281 72 0 15 15 38 11 16 1168
2011 Gold Coast Suns 112 44 156 32 0 13 7 25 15 8 710

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 AFL games: Round 13, 2014 v West Coast (Gold Coast)

100 AFL games: Round 12, 2017 v Hawthorn (Gold Coast)

Q & A

Nickname: Brando

Best set shot at your club? Michael Walters 

Greatest footy moment before the AFL? Winning the U/18 carnival

Funniest teammate? Bradley Hill

Which teammates pick themselves in AFL Fantasy? Luke Ryan

If you could enter a teammate for My Kitchen Rules, who would it be and why? Nathan Wilson – cooks a great pasta

Favourite café AND what do you order? Still getting around to them after the move

Guilty pleasure? Lollies and chocolate

Best concert attended? Chris Brown and Rihanna

Passion outside of football? Golf

Best trait? Best trait in footy, kicking

Favourite movie character? Adam Sandler

Grand Final – day, twilight or night? Day

Bounce – yes or no? Yes

Favourite AFLW player? Ebony Antonio

Most under rated AFL player? Luke Brown

Team barracked for as a kid? Essendon

Three apps you cant live without? Instagram, Facebook and Snapchat

Twitter or instagram? Instagram

Life motto? Live today as it could be your last

Do you have any pets – No

Favourite holiday spot – Europe