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De Boer accepts sanction

Matt de Boer has accepted a $1000 sanction for striking Sydney's Harry Cunningham

12:33pm  Apr 28, 2015

Middle-distance guns help de Boer shine

Matt de Boer says training with a teammate and a family member helped his strong 3km time trial effort

8:00am  Jan 8, 2015

De Boer signs contract extension

Matt de Boer has agreed to a contract extension

1:22pm  Sep 19, 2014

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Matt
de Boer

Height
186 cm
DOB
10-03-1990
Weight
86 kg
Debut
2009
Games
2015
6
Career
121
Goals
2015
1
Career
44
2015 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
271
Avg
45
Mattde Boer

Player Bio

At A Glance

Junior club: Swanbourne (WA)
Recruited from: Claremont (WA)
Draft information: Rookie Draft 2008 - pick 19, National Draft 2010 - pick 100 rookie promotion
Debut: Round 6, 2009 v West Coast
AFL clubs: Fremantle
Career Brownlow votes: -

 

Outlook: De Boer had a disappointing 2014, mainly due to of injury. Before that he was integral to the team’s game plan, so he’ll look to rebound after a huge pre-season.

What the coach says (Mark Stone): Matt ran a personal best in his 3km time trial by a significant measure, which is a great achievement. He’s come off his summer program extremely fit and is in the best shape of his career. Looking to play forward and midfield this year in a number of roles and add flexibility to our midfield.

Season by Season

Season by Season

The tough midfielder had his season compromised by a mid-year knee injury that kept him out of the team from rounds 11 to 17. He will look to return to his uncompromising best in 2015.

A typically tough and uncompromising season from one of the best pressure players in the team. De boer will look to continue improving his ball skills in 2014.

Matt de Boer enjoyed a breakout season in 2012, making a considerable impact on the side after switching to a midfield role mid-year. One of his best efforts was a 29-disposal, 13-tackle game in a win against Richmond at the MCG in round 11.

De Boer ranked thiRnd at the club per game in handballs (9.7), fifth in contested possessions (8.6) and haRnd-ball gets (4.1), and he had the most tackles with a total of 138.

The feature of de Boer’s game was his pressure acts. He led Fremantle with an average of 20.2 per game, a figure that was in the top 20 in the AFL in 2012.

Now entering his thiRnd year as a member of the leadership group, Fremantle’s two-time Best Clubman winner is a highly valued squad member, both on and off the field.

Charity partner ambassador: Starlight Children’s Foundation and RSPCA

A new addition to the Leadership group, De Boer had a solid season in 2011, playing 16 games as a defensive forward and a run-with midfielder. The Best Clubman winner always gives his all and inspires his teammates with his relentless attack on the ball and his selflessness. His ability to do the one-percenters was highlighted by his top five placing overall in tackles (84) and smothers (9) at Fremantle in 2011. While De Boer also finished fourth in score assists (17), one area of his game that he could improve is his goalkicking. When playing as a defensive forward in 2012, he must take the opportunities when they present to take himself to the next level as a player.

One of the most courageous players in the competition, De Boer inspired his teammates with his relentless chasing and tackling in 2010. He spent most of his time in the attacking half, where his pressure skills made him an invaluable asset to the team. He needs to improve his kicking for goal to really hurt the opposition but a great season from the 20-year-old nonetheless.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2015 Season Average
    Games Played 6
    • Kicks 3.3
    • Handballs 5.5
    • Disposals 8.8
    • Marks 2.7
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 4.7
    • Goals 0.2
    • AFL Fantasy 45.2

2015 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 8 Melbourne Rd 5
Handballs 10 Sydney Swans Rd 4
Disposals 16 Melbourne Rd 5
Marks 6 Melbourne Rd 5
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 7 Melbourne Rd 5
Goals 1 Melbourne Rd 5
AFL Fantasy 78 Melbourne Rd 5

2015 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Port Adelaide W 75 - 68 2 3 5 2 0 0 0 5 0 0 38
2 Geelong Cats W 60 - 104 2 1 3 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 21
3 West Coast Eagles W 81 - 111 3 9 12 3 0 0 1 6 0 0 57
4 Sydney Swans W 74 - 60 3 10 13 4 0 1 2 7 0 0 64
5 Melbourne W 50 - 118 8 8 16 6 0 1 5 7 1 0 78
6 Essendon W 80 - 52 2 2 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 13
7 Western Bulldogs W 88 - 101 - - - - - - - - - - -
8 North Melbourne W 115 - 42 - - - - - - - - - - -
9 Adelaide Crows - - - - - - - - - - -
10 Richmond - - - - - - - - - - -
11 Gold Coast Suns - - - - - - - - - - -
13 Collingwood - - - - - - - - - - -
14 Brisbane Lions - - - - - - - - - - -
15 Hawthorn - - - - - - - - - - -
16 Carlton - - - - - - - - - - -
17 Richmond - - - - - - - - - - -
18 GWS Giants - - - - - - - - - - -
19 St Kilda - - - - - - - - - - -
20 West Coast Eagles - - - - - - - - - - -
21 North Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Port Adelaide - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 8 - L: 0 20 33 53 16 0 3 8 28 1 0 271

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 121
    • Kicks 6.1
    • Handballs 8.3
    • Disposals 14.4
    • Marks 3.3
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 5.1
    • Goals 0.4
    • AFL Fantasy 65.9

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 14 Richmond Rd 11, 2012
Handballs 17 Essendon Rd 4, 2014
Disposals 29 Richmond Rd 11, 2012
Marks 10 West Coast Eagles Rd 7, 2014
Hit-outs 1 Brisbane Lions Rd 22, 2014
Tackles 13 Richmond Rd 11, 2012
Goals 3 Gold Coast Suns Rd 6, 2012
AFL Fantasy 147 Richmond Rd 11, 2012

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2015 Fremantle 20 33 53 16 0 3 8 28 1 0 271
2014 Fremantle 96 126 222 42 1 8 10 78 4 2 983
2013 Fremantle 172 216 388 87 0 18 21 145 10 7 1811
2012 Fremantle 188 222 410 102 0 26 23 138 15 10 1923
2011 Fremantle 84 139 223 43 0 15 9 85 3 2 1007
2010 Fremantle 92 145 237 56 1 12 12 75 6 12 1059
2009 Fremantle 89 125 214 56 0 13 17 64 5 4 937

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, 2011 v Gold Coast

100 games: Preliminary Final, 2013 v Sydney

Awards

Club Awards

Best Clubman
2010, 2011

Q & A

Your nickname: DB 

One word to describe you: Efficient

Favourite player to watch growing up: James Hird

Who has had the most influence on your career: Dad

Toughest individual opponent: Joel Selwood

Player most likely to fall asleep in a team meeting: Matt Taberner and Stephen Hill

Thriftiest player at your club: Nat Fyfe

The next big thing at your club: Michael Apeness

The smartest thing you have been told: Give the ball to Hilly

If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you be: New York City

Do you have any strange phobias: No

Your can’t-miss TV shows: Game of Thrones, Suits and The Walking Dead

Your favourite cartoon as a kid: Captain Planet

If you had to choose another career, what would it be: Work at QB1

What do you normally eat for breakfast: Smoothie

Your last meal would be: Gourmet Pizza

Your favourite holiday destination: New York City

In the movie of your life, you’d be played by: Taylor Lautner

What are your three essential items: Phone, sunnies and a good attitude

Most useless thing you have bought: Havaianas, because we can’t wear them

Best subject at school: Economics

Which big ticket sporting event would you love to attend: NFL Super Bowl