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Freo's quiet achiever

Fremantle defender Luke Ryan has taken his game to another level

6:00am  Jun 21, 2018

Roos a ‘big challenge’ for homecoming

North Melbourne pose as a big test to a Fremantle team looking to maintain an unbeaten home record

3:56pm  May 22, 2018

Ryan wants to keep surprising himself

Luke Ryan is happy to say he exceeded his own expectations in his debut AFL season

2:52pm  Feb 5, 2018

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Ryan takes a screamer

4:43pm  Jul 15, 2018

Ryan refreshed from recovery

1:03pm  Jun 2, 2018

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Luke
Ryan

Height
186 cm
DOB
06-02-1996
Weight
88 kg
Debut
2017
Games
2018
20
Career
31
Goals
2018
2
Career
2
2018 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
1538
Avg
77
LukeRyan

Player Bio

At a Glance

Recruited from: Coburg VFL (VIC)
Draft information: National Draft 2016 - pick 66
Debut: Round 11, 2017 v Collingwood
AFL clubs: Fremantle
Career Brownlow votes: 2

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SUMMARY
Ryan slotted perfectly into Fremantle’s defence in his first AFL season, earning a NAB AFL Rising Star nomination. Could be one of Fremantle’s biggest improvers in 2018 with his intercept marking and accurate kick important assets at half-back.

WHAT THE COACH SAYS (Roger Hayden)
Luke has had a really solid pre-season, came back in good condition. He will be looking to establish himself in the senior team with his running from half back. He’s still building and looking a likely type.

Season by Season

Season by Season

2017 SUMMARY
Was awarded Fremantle’s Beacon Award as Freo’s most promising young player in his debut season, slotting in at half-back and looking
the part in his 11 AFL games. Ryan excelled as a roll-off defender with an excellent ability to intercept opposition attacks while utilising the ball efficiently out of defence. Ryan took nine intercept marks against Gold Coast in round 20, earning a NAB AFL Rising Star nomination.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2018 Season Average
    Games Played 20
    • Kicks 13.0
    • Handballs 5.1
    • Disposals 18.1
    • Marks 6.6
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 2.2
    • Goals 0.1
    • AFL Fantasy 76.9

2018 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 22 North Melbourne Rd 10
Handballs 11 Essendon Rd 18
Disposals 28 Port Adelaide Rd 17
Marks 12 Essendon Rd 2
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 6 Adelaide Crows Rd 12
Goals 1 Hawthorn Rd 19
AFL Fantasy 124 North Melbourne Rd 10

2018 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Port Adelaide L 110 - 60 13 3 16 6 0 0 0 2 0 0 71
2 Essendon W 106 - 90 19 3 22 12 0 1 1 4 0 0 113
3 Gold Coast Suns W 68 - 96 14 7 21 5 0 2 2 1 0 0 71
4 GWS Giants L 82 - 51 11 3 14 6 0 0 1 1 0 0 58
5 Western Bulldogs W 108 - 54 13 8 21 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 82
6 West Coast Eagles L 81 - 89 16 2 18 6 0 1 0 2 0 0 79
7 Richmond L 110 - 33 9 4 13 5 0 0 1 0 0 0 47
8 St Kilda W 89 - 59 20 7 27 10 0 1 0 2 0 1 114
9 Sydney Swans L 111 - 52 18 5 23 10 0 1 1 3 0 0 104
10 North Melbourne L 58 - 86 22 6 28 10 0 0 0 4 0 0 124
11 Collingwood L 138 - 77 14 0 14 8 0 0 0 2 0 0 74
12 Adelaide Crows W 71 - 68 14 9 23 9 0 2 2 6 0 0 107
13 Carlton W 46 - 103 9 6 15 5 0 0 0 5 1 0 80
15 Brisbane Lions L 64 - 119 6 4 10 2 0 2 1 1 0 0 35
16 Melbourne L 102 - 48 9 6 15 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 51
17 Port Adelaide W 59 - 50 20 8 28 7 0 2 0 3 0 0 111
18 Essendon L 99 - 70 4 11 15 3 0 1 1 1 0 0 45
19 Hawthorn L 53 - 112 6 4 10 4 0 0 1 3 1 0 53
20 West Coast Eagles L 142 - 84 12 2 14 9 0 1 0 0 0 0 68
21 Carlton W 101 - 72 11 4 15 4 0 0 2 1 0 0 51
22 Geelong Cats L 158 - 25 - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Collingwood L 67 - 76 - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 8 - L: 14 260 102 362 131 0 15 13 43 2 1 1538

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 31
    • Kicks 12.3
    • Handballs 5.1
    • Disposals 17.3
    • Marks 6.5
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 2.8
    • Goals 0.1
    • AFL Fantasy 76.3

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 22 North Melbourne Rd 10, 2018
Handballs 11 Essendon Rd 18, 2018
Disposals 28 Port Adelaide Rd 17, 2018
Marks 16 Gold Coast Suns Rd 20, 2017
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 7 Richmond Rd 22, 2017
Goals 1 Hawthorn Rd 19, 2018
AFL Fantasy 138 GWS Giants Rd 19, 2017

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2018 Fremantle 260 102 362 131 0 15 13 43 2 1 1538
2017 Fremantle 120 55 175 69 0 8 11 44 0 0 828

Legend

K
Kicks
H
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FF
Frees For
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Goals
B
Behinds
AF
AFL Fantasy points

Awards

CLUB AWARDS

Beacon Award
2017

Q & A

Nickname: Lukey

Best set shot at your club? Brennan Cox

My coach often says … Don’t wear your hat backwards

Best advice you’ve received? Respect your elders

Least-preferred teammate on road trips and why? Shane Kersten because he goes missing

Greatest footy moment before the AFL? Winning the U/16 Grand Final with my dad coaching

Funniest teammate? Brennan Cox

Which teammates pick themselves in AFL Fantasy? Brennan Cox

If you could enter a teammate for My Kitchen Rules, who would it be and why? Tommy Sheridan because he rates himself as a good cook

Favourite café AND what do you order? Little Lefroy’s – Bacon and eggs with chorizo and mushrooms

Guilty pleasure? Chocolate

Most inspiring movie? Troy

Best concert attended? Justin Bieber

Passion outside of football? MBA

Best trait? Caring

Favourite movie character? Kevin Hart

Grand Final – day, twilight or night? Twilight

Bounce – yes or no? Doesn’t bother me, I am a back man

Favourite AFLW player? Darcy Vescio

Most under rated AFL player? Lachie Neale

Team barracked or as a kid? Collingwood

Three apps you cant live without? Google Maps, Instagram, Calendar

Twitter or instagram? Instagram

Favourite holiday spot? Bali