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Neale deal secures two first round picks

Fremantle have received two first round picks in a deal that sends Lachie Neale to Brisbane

1:27pm  Oct 17, 2018

‘Honoured’ Neale keeps options open

Lache Neale was awarded his second Doig Medal on Saturday night

10:02pm  Oct 6, 2018

Freo can compete at their best - Neale

Lachie Neale says Fremantle need to iron out inconsistencies to take another step forward in 2019

2:16pm  Aug 28, 2018

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Lachie
Neale

Height
177 cm
DOB
24-05-1993
Weight
82 kg
Debut
2012
Games
135
Goals
67
LachieNeale

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior club: Kybybolite (SA)
Recruited from: Glenelg (SA)
Draft information: National Draft 2011 - pick 58
Debut: Round 4, 2012 v St Kilda
AFL clubs: Fremantle
Career Brownlow votes: 63

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SUMMARY
Neale backed up his 2016 Doig Medal win with a runner-up finish in 2017, continuing to perform as one of the league’s most exciting young midfielders. A groin injury slowed Neale late in the 2017 season but he has since recovered and the 24-year-old competed at his usual best in the club’s intra-club match.

WHAT THE COACH SAYS (Anthony Rock) 
Completed a rehab program pre-Christmas. He’s come back into it looking fit and lean, exploding and powerful away from stoppage clearances. Looking for a big year from Lachie.

Season by Season

Season by Season

Continued to grow as one of the most exciting young midfielders in the league, leading Fremantle for disposals and clearances in 2017. The 24-year-old backed up his Doig Medal-winning season with a runner-up finish in 2017 and reached the 100-game milestone in Freo’s thrilling win over Richmond in round eight.

A clear standout in one of the most memorable individual season performances in Fremantle history. His 737-disposal season is the highest recorded total since Champion Data started recording the stat in 1999. The 23-year-old broke the 40-disposal barrier on five occasions on his way to winning the Doig Medal as Freo’s best and fairest.

Neale continued to grow as a player 
in 2015 and is now among Freo’s top midfielders. Selection in the 40-man All Australian squad and 22under22 team was testament to his continued rise.

It was a breakout year for the small midfielder. He won the Ross Glendinning Medal in round seven and was close to Freo’s best player in the Semi-Final against Port Adelaide. He has a bright future.

A candidate for the most improved player at the club, Neale was excellent in the midfield for the latter part of the season. He played the last 10 games, including the Grand Final

The South Australian youngster debuted under the spotlight of the Friday night lights at Etihad in round 4 against St Kilda.

He came on as the sub in the third term and made his presence felt with a number of contested possessions, often in packs.

Neale ended up playing 11 games and kicking four goals, one of which was nominated for AFL Goal of the Year in round 8 against Hawthorn.

A solid first season from Neale and expect to see him push for more games in 2013.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2018 Season Average
    Games Played 22
    • Kicks 11.4
    • Handballs 18.9
    • Disposals 30.3
    • Marks 3.6
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 4.2
    • Goals 0.5
    • AFL Fantasy 100.2

2018 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 16 GWS Giants Rd 4
Handballs 24 Hawthorn Rd 19
Disposals 38 Port Adelaide Rd 1
Marks 8 West Coast Eagles Rd 6
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 11 Geelong Cats Rd 22
Goals 3 Carlton Rd 13
AFL Fantasy 138 West Coast Eagles Rd 6

2018 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Port Adelaide L 110 - 60 14 24 38 4 0 3 3 1 0 0 100
2 Essendon W 106 - 90 14 14 28 1 0 3 0 6 0 0 100
3 Gold Coast Suns W 68 - 96 13 16 29 5 0 1 0 1 0 2 93
4 GWS Giants L 82 - 51 16 13 29 5 0 0 0 3 0 1 102
5 Western Bulldogs W 108 - 54 9 20 29 2 0 0 1 4 0 0 86
6 West Coast Eagles L 81 - 89 13 22 35 8 0 2 1 8 0 0 138
7 Richmond L 110 - 33 14 21 35 3 0 1 0 2 0 0 102
8 St Kilda W 89 - 59 12 20 32 3 0 1 1 4 1 1 106
9 Sydney Swans L 111 - 52 9 21 30 4 0 1 1 4 0 0 95
10 North Melbourne L 58 - 86 7 13 20 0 0 0 3 6 0 0 62
11 Collingwood L 138 - 77 8 21 29 5 0 0 0 6 2 0 117
12 Adelaide Crows W 71 - 68 9 23 32 6 0 0 2 4 0 0 101
13 Carlton W 46 - 103 15 18 33 6 0 0 2 4 3 0 127
15 Brisbane Lions L 64 - 119 14 17 31 2 0 4 1 6 0 2 109
16 Melbourne L 102 - 48 5 13 18 3 0 0 1 3 0 0 59
17 Port Adelaide W 59 - 50 15 18 33 4 0 1 2 1 0 0 92
18 Essendon L 99 - 70 12 18 30 3 0 0 2 5 1 0 101
19 Hawthorn L 53 - 112 12 24 36 3 0 0 0 3 0 0 105
20 West Coast Eagles L 142 - 84 7 19 26 3 0 8 4 6 1 0 94
21 Carlton W 101 - 72 13 21 34 3 0 2 1 1 1 0 99
22 Geelong Cats L 158 - 25 8 18 26 2 0 0 2 11 0 0 104
23 Collingwood L 67 - 76 12 22 34 4 0 2 1 4 1 0 113
TOTAL W: 8 - L: 14 251 416 667 79 0 29 28 93 10 6 2205

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 135
    • Kicks 11.2
    • Handballs 15.0
    • Disposals 26.2
    • Marks 3.9
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 3.7
    • Goals 0.5
    • AFL Fantasy 91.6

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 24 North Melbourne Rd 8, 2015
Handballs 30 Hawthorn Rd 8, 2016
Disposals 42 Gold Coast Suns Rd 18, 2016
Marks 10 Carlton Rd 5, 2016
Hit-outs 1 West Coast Eagles Rd 7, 2014
Tackles 12 GWS Giants Rd 22, 2016
Goals 4 Melbourne Rd 4, 2017
AFL Fantasy 169 GWS Giants Rd 22, 2016

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2018 Fremantle 251 416 667 79 0 29 28 93 10 6 2205
2017 Fremantle 244 327 571 94 0 35 22 94 14 6 2103
2016 Fremantle 289 448 737 90 0 25 21 101 7 4 2445
2015 Fremantle 321 338 659 114 0 28 21 86 16 10 2396
2014 Fremantle 242 298 540 91 1 21 16 76 8 10 1931
2013 Fremantle 111 126 237 40 0 7 6 20 8 4 826
2012 Fremantle 51 73 124 18 0 1 3 23 4 2 463

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 4, 2015 v Sydney

100 games: Round 8, 2017 v Richmond 

Awards

CLUB AWARDS

Doig Medal
2016, 2018

Players' Award
2016

AFL AWARDS

AFL Players' Association 22Under22 Team
2015

Q & A

Nickname: Lach

Best set shot at your club? David Mundy

My coach often says … Kick the ball more Lachie

Best advice you’ve received? You might have the same conversation a hundred times, but to that person it’s one conversation. So give everyone the time of day

Greatest footy moment before the AFL? Winning three premierships for Kybybolite

Funniest teammate? Bradley Hill and Tommy Sheridan

Which teammates pick themselves in AFL Fantasy? Tommy Sheridan and Sean Darcy

If you could enter a teammate for My Kitchen Rules, who would it be and why? Aaron Sandilands because he cooks great crayfish

Favourite café AND what do you order? Coco and Boho – skinny latte

Hidden talent? I can clap singlehandedly

Guilty pleasure? Chocolate

Most inspiring movie? Lords of Dogtown

Best concert attended? Justin Bieber

Passion outside of football? Golf, family and friends

Best trait? Integrity

Favourite movie character? Will Smith

Grand Final – day, twilight or night? Twilight

Bounce – yes or no? Yes

Favourite AFLW player? Dana Hooker

Most under rated AFL player? Aaron Sandilands

Team barracked or as a kid? Port Adelaide

Three apps you cant live without? Could live without them all

Twitter or instagram? Instagram

Do you have any pets? Crazy cat named Coco

Favourite holiday spot? Southwest of WA