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Lee
Spurr

Height
182 cm
DOB
27-07-1987
Weight
82 kg
Debut
2012
Games
2017
16
Career
120
Goals
2017
0
Career
5
2017 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
1135
Avg
71
LeeSpurr

Player Bio

At A Glance

Junior club: Morningside (QLD)
Recruited from: Central District (SA)
Draft information: Rookie Draft 2011 - pick 8, National Draft 2012 - pick 93 rookie promotion
Debut:
Round 6, 2012 v Gold Coast
AFL clubs:
Fremantle
Career Brownlow votes: -

2017 SUMMARY
Spurr’s leadership and experience made him a key part of Freo’s backline, making 16 appearances and averaging 17.8 disposals. The defender injured his calf in round 18 against Hawthorn and missed the final four games of the season.

 

Season by Season

Season by Season

Spurr took control of Freo’s defence, leading the club in marks (147) and rebound 50s (47). Spurr finished sixth in the Doig Medal count, his fourth straight top 10 result.

Spurr enjoyed a solid 2015 providing run out of the backline. His leadership and skills have made him a key part of the Freo backline.

Spurr was elevated into the leadership group in 2014 and he continued to display courage without compromise on a weekly basis. It was a steady season from the small defender.

As tough and uncompromising as they come, Spurr has been brilliant in the heart of Fremantle's defence. His performance in the qualifying final was superb. The mature-age defender from Queensland played his footy in the SANFL before joining Freo. 

Lee Spurr was rewarded for his solid debut season with promotion onto the senior list at the end of the year.

Another mature-age recruit success story at Freo, Spurr debuted on the Gold Coast in round 6 and played 13 games overall.

While he didn’t break into the team straight away, he grasped a last minute opportunity in round 16 with an excellent 19-disposal, 11-mark performance off the half back line.

That effort saw Spurr remain in the side for the rest of the season, which was capped off by him winning the Beacon Award on Doig Medal night.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2017 Season Average
    Games Played 16
    • Kicks 11.4
    • Handballs 6.4
    • Disposals 17.8
    • Marks 5.4
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 2.3
    • Goals 0.0
    • AFL Fantasy 70.9

2017 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 15 St Kilda Rd 15
Handballs 12 Geelong Cats Rd 1
Disposals 26 Geelong Cats Rd 1
Marks 11 Essendon Rd 7
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 6 St Kilda Rd 15
Goals 0 - -
AFL Fantasy 111 St Kilda Rd 15

2017 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Geelong Cats L 73 - 115 14 12 26 9 0 2 0 4 0 0 111
2 Port Adelaide L 145 - 56 14 9 23 7 0 0 0 2 0 0 89
3 Western Bulldogs W 89 - 73 7 7 14 4 0 0 0 3 0 0 59
4 Melbourne W 104 - 106 12 6 18 2 0 0 2 3 0 0 60
5 North Melbourne W 67 - 62 14 10 24 7 0 1 0 2 0 0 92
6 West Coast Eagles L 103 - 62 12 3 15 5 0 0 3 2 0 0 56
7 Essendon W 116 - 79 13 6 19 11 0 0 2 2 0 0 86
8 Richmond W 70 - 72 11 7 18 6 0 0 1 1 0 0 66
9 Carlton W 86 - 51 8 2 10 4 0 0 2 3 0 0 46
10 Adelaide Crows L 143 - 43 13 2 15 4 0 4 0 1 0 0 63
11 Collingwood L 85 - 105 9 4 13 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 41
12 Brisbane Lions L 121 - 64 13 8 21 5 0 1 0 1 0 0 75
14 Geelong Cats L 74 - 72 11 11 22 4 0 1 0 4 0 0 84
15 St Kilda L 80 - 89 15 8 23 9 0 2 1 6 0 0 111
16 North Melbourne W 82 - 86 - - - - - - - - - - -
17 West Coast Eagles L 44 - 74 9 4 13 3 0 1 0 2 0 0 53
18 Hawthorn L 48 - 100 7 4 11 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 43
19 GWS Giants L 98 - 86 - - - - - - - - - - -
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: 14 182 103 285 86 0 13 12 37 0 0 1135

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 120
    • Kicks 11.1
    • Handballs 6.4
    • Disposals 17.5
    • Marks 5.8
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 2.4
    • Goals 0.0
    • AFL Fantasy 71.6

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 22 Geelong Cats W1, 2013
Handballs 16 Adelaide Crows Rd 12, 2014
Disposals 32 GWS Giants Rd 18, 2015
Marks 11 Essendon Rd 7, 2017
Hit-outs 1 Carlton Rd 19, 2014
Tackles 9 GWS Giants Rd 7, 2016
Goals 1 Carlton Rd 19, 2014
AFL Fantasy 129 Geelong Cats W1, 2013

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2017 Fremantle 182 103 285 86 0 13 12 37 0 0 1135
2016 Fremantle 244 154 398 147 0 13 17 61 0 1 1688
2015 Fremantle 264 143 407 132 0 15 16 51 0 2 1647
2014 Fremantle 261 162 423 126 1 21 17 46 3 0 1658
2013 Fremantle 262 136 398 134 0 16 24 60 2 2 1658
2012 Fremantle 120 71 191 71 1 11 13 29 0 1 805

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 15, 2014 v West Coast

100 games: Round 19, 2016 v Sydney

Awards

Club Awards

Best Clubman
2013

Beacon Award
2012

 

Q & A

Nickname: Spurry

AFL club supported as a kid: Essendon

Best moment in junior footy: Under 8s I used to smuggle in my little matchbox cars and little hot wheels and play with the other kids in the sand

Before a game I always: I do have a little routine where I do a caterpillar crawl thing. It’s something I’ve done for a bit of flexibility and I’m kind of superstitious

As a footballer, how would you like to be remembered: Someone who is a hard competitor but always shakes hands at the end of the game and plays fair

The player from another club you most like to watch: Rory Sloane

All-time favourite player: James Hird

Etihad Stadium roof – open or shut: Shut

What do you like to do on your days off: Go to the beach, take the dog for a walk and go out for breaky

How do you amuse yourself on a plane flight during the footy season: I do a bit of study for my degree, but that’s a chore sometimes so I like to watch a few TV shows, maybe a bit of suits or Game of Thrones when it comes back on

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

Who is the king of selfies at your club: Lachie Weller no doubt

If you could swap jobs with someone, who would it be: Cristiano Ronaldo

If you won the lottery, what would you buy first: A new phone because I’d throw my other one in the water and get a new number

Favourite city in the world to visit: Miami

What’s next on your travel bucket list: Europe

Childhood hero: Kostya Tszyu

Your wife/partner or best friend would describe you as: Bossy

What is your worst trait: Bossy

Least preferred household chore: Mopping floors

The three most admired people you would like to meet: Obama, Neil Armstrong and Genghis Khan

Your most treasured possession: My dog

Favourite professional sporting team: Washington Redskins

Favourite sporting hero: Malcolm Blight for the torp that he kicked after the siren

Favourite food: Sausage and bread

Favourite movie and movie star: Wedding Crashers and Vince Vaughn

Favourite TV show: Suits

Three things you would like to do after your footy career: I would like to go to a Super Bowl, go to Europe for the summer and get Australia Day off instead of training all the time