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Doig Medal preview: Connor Blakely

Connor Blakely could threaten for a top-five Doig Medal finish after an excellent 17 games in 2017

3:23pm  Oct 2, 2017

Blakely's passion

In a year where Fremantle placed a high importance on youth, Connor Blakely emerged as a shining example of the club’s future

4:27pm  Sep 7, 2017

Blakely and Langdon injury update

Connor Blakely and Ed Langdon are set to undergo surgery

4:13pm  Aug 1, 2017

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Blakely's passion

3:29pm  Sep 7, 2017

Burning Question: Job swap

3:34pm  Aug 24, 2017

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Connor
Blakely

Height
188 cm
DOB
02-03-1996
Weight
90 kg
Debut
2015
Games
2017
17
Career
33
Goals
2017
1
Career
2
2017 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
1560
Avg
92
ConnorBlakely

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior club: Bunbury (WA)
Recruited from: Swan Districts (WA)
Draft information: National Draft 2014 - pick 34
Debut: Round 23, 2015 v Port Adelaide
AFL clubs: Fremantle
Career Brownlow votes: 8

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2017 SUMMARY
The 21-year-old took his game to another level in 2017, holding his own in Fremantle’s midfield before starring in his move to half-back. Blakely polled Brownlow votes in five games before his season was cut short after dislocating his shoulder against GWS in round 19.

Season by Season

Season by Season

Played the bulk of the second half of the season for Freo, earning a NAB AFL Rising Star nomination in round 11. Won the prestigious Simpson Medal as the best on ground with 38 disposals in Peel’s Premiership win. 

The highly regarded midfielder was among Peel Thunder's best in 2015. Debuted in round 23 against Port Adelaide.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2017 Season Average
    Games Played 17
    • Kicks 12.4
    • Handballs 11.5
    • Disposals 23.9
    • Marks 5.2
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 3.9
    • Goals 0.1
    • AFL Fantasy 91.8

2017 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 23 West Coast Eagles Rd 17
Handballs 20 West Coast Eagles Rd 6
Disposals 33 West Coast Eagles Rd 17
Marks 12 North Melbourne Rd 16
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 9 Carlton Rd 9
Goals 1 Geelong Cats Rd 1
AFL Fantasy 149 West Coast Eagles Rd 17

2017 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Geelong Cats L 73 - 115 9 14 23 5 0 1 0 3 1 1 90
2 Port Adelaide L 145 - 56 3 2 5 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 17
3 Western Bulldogs W 89 - 73 9 9 18 6 0 1 0 4 0 0 80
4 Melbourne W 104 - 106 9 14 23 3 0 3 0 2 0 0 75
5 North Melbourne W 67 - 62 7 17 24 2 0 1 0 3 0 0 74
6 West Coast Eagles L 103 - 62 9 20 29 3 0 0 0 3 0 0 88
7 Essendon W 116 - 79 13 16 29 9 0 0 0 3 0 0 110
8 Richmond W 70 - 72 8 17 25 5 0 3 1 6 0 0 97
9 Carlton W 86 - 51 19 14 33 7 0 1 3 9 0 0 134
10 Adelaide Crows L 143 - 43 16 13 29 3 0 2 0 8 0 2 119
11 Collingwood L 85 - 105 20 6 26 4 0 3 1 2 0 0 92
12 Brisbane Lions L 121 - 64 7 12 19 1 0 1 2 7 0 0 71
14 Geelong Cats L 74 - 72 19 8 27 7 0 1 0 3 0 0 107
15 St Kilda L 80 - 89 - - - - - - - - - - -
16 North Melbourne W 82 - 86 19 13 32 12 0 0 0 4 0 0 135
17 West Coast Eagles L 44 - 74 23 10 33 11 0 2 0 6 0 1 149
18 Hawthorn L 48 - 100 20 9 29 9 0 1 0 2 0 0 114
19 GWS Giants L 98 - 86 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 8
20 Gold Coast Suns W 90 - 67 - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Sydney Swans L 143 - 39 - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Richmond L 51 - 155 - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Essendon L 107 - 92 - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 8 - L: 14 210 196 406 88 0 20 8 67 1 4 1560

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 33
    • Kicks 10.4
    • Handballs 11.5
    • Disposals 21.8
    • Marks 3.9
    • Hit-Outs 1.4
    • Tackles 3.8
    • Goals 0.1
    • AFL Fantasy 82.3

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 23 West Coast Eagles Rd 17, 2017
Handballs 22 Brisbane Lions Rd 12, 2016
Disposals 33 West Coast Eagles Rd 17, 2017
Marks 12 North Melbourne Rd 16, 2017
Hit-outs 7 Richmond Rd 9, 2016
Tackles 9 Carlton Rd 9, 2017
Goals 1 Geelong Cats Rd 1, 2017
AFL Fantasy 149 West Coast Eagles Rd 17, 2017

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2017 Fremantle 210 196 406 88 0 20 8 67 1 4 1560
2016 Fremantle 129 175 304 40 45 16 9 56 1 6 1127
2015 Fremantle 3 9 12 1 1 2 1 1 0 0 34

Legend

K
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FF
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Tackles
G
Goals
B
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AFL Fantasy points

Q & A

Nickname: Bakes

AFL club supported as a kid: West Coast

Best moment in junior footy: Winning back-to-back premierships (under 14s and 15s)

Before a game I always: Wash my hair

As a footballer, how would you like to be remembered: Hard player who gave it my all on the field

The player from another club you most like to watch: Patrick Dangerfield

All-time favourite player: Peter Matera

Etihad Stadium roof – open or shut: Shut

What do you like to do on your days off: Head to the beach, hang out with my mates away from footy

How do you amuse yourself on a plane flight during the footy season: Play Uno with a few of the boys or watch movies

Which singer/band would you like to see perform at the AFL Grand Final: Saffyre

Who is the king of selfies at your club: Hayden Crozier

If you could swap jobs with someone, who would it be: Kelly Slater

If you won the lottery, what would you buy first: A big sun seeker boat

Favourite city in the world to visit: Queenstown

What’s next on your travel bucket list: Switzerland

Childhood hero: Ricky Ponting

Your wife/partner or best friend would describe you as: An arrogant bloke but loves me at the same time

What is your worst trait: Biting nails

Least preferred household chore: I avoid doing any chores

The three most admired people you would like to meet: Michael Jordan, Jennifer Aniston, John John Florence

Your most treasured possession: My surfboard

Favourite professional sporting team: Australian Cricket team

Favourite sporting hero: Michael Jordan

Favourite food: Lamb roast

Favourite movie and movie star: 50 first dates and Matthew McConaughey

Favourite TV show: Walking Dead and Suits

Three things you would like to do after your footy career: Around the world trip and not run for a long time