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Nat
Fyfe

Height
190 cm
DOB
18-09-1991
Weight
91 kg
Debut
2010
Games
2017
21
Career
138
Goals
2017
17
Career
121
2017 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
2045
Avg
97
NatFyfe

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior clubs: Aquinas College, Lake Grace (WA)
Recruited from: Claremont (WA)
Draft information: National Draft 2009 - pick 20
Debut: Round 5 2010 v Richmond
AFL clubs: Fremantle
Career Brownlow votes: 110

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SUMMARY
A broken leg in round five brought an early end to Fyfe’s Brownlow Medal defence in 2016, however the midfielder has returned from the off-season break in top shape, showing every sign he will be back to his imposing best in 2017. At 25, Fremantle’s newly appointed captain is the same age as Matthew Pavlich was when he was appointed captain in 2007.

WHAT THE COACH SAYS (Anthony Rock)
Nat is refreshed and training well. He has set personal bests in his running and is leading by example at training.

Season by Season

Season by Season

Fyfe’s highly anticipated season was sadly cut short in round 5, when the reigning Brownlow Medallist fractured his left leg against Carlton. A week prior, Fyfe was best on ground against North Melbourne.

Fyfe soared to new heights in 2015, capping off another sensational season by winning the Brownlow Medal, his second AFL Players' Association MVP award and another All Australian selection in the midfield. He has laid claim to arguably being one of the best players in the modern era.

Fyfe’s star continued to shine in 2014, with a sensational season rewarded with the AFL Players’ Association MVP award, All Australian selection in the midfield and a second Doig Medal. He is now firmly established as one of the best players in the AFL.

The brilliant midfielder took another step towards stardom. Pleasingly for Fyfe, the shoulder issues of 2012 did not hamper him. Set for a big 2014.

Nat Fyfe’s year was blighted by a shoulder injury that forced him to miss round 4, and then rounds 6-17 following surgery.

Upon his return in round 18, the brilliant midfielder showed how good he was with a best-on-ground 26-possession effort against Port.

Fyfe still polled the second-most Brownlow Medal votes (14) at Freo despite playing only nine games in the home and away season – two of which were compromised because of his shoulder.

On a per game basis, Fyfe was clearly Fremantle’s best contested possession winner (12.5), which was also 14th overall in the AFL.

If there’s an area of his game Fyfe could improve, it’s his disposal efficiency, which was at 56.4 per cent in 2012 – well below what the AFL’s elite midfielder’s average. In particular, his kicking efficiency of 49 per cent must get better considering the best midfielders average in the 70s.

Nonetheless, Fyfe is a budding superstar of this competition and crucial to Fremantle’s hopes of a return to the finals.

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The 20-year-old had a sensational second season of AFL, finishing a close second to Matthew Pavlich in the Doig Medal. He featured in the top five in almost every key performance indicator category at Fremantle in 2011. The gun from Lake Grace topped the club in disposals per game (25.1), total disposals (527), contested possessions (262), hard ball gets (107), total effective handballs (186), contested marks (43), smothers (19) and Dream Team points (98.4 per game). He is one of the most exciting prospects in the competition but he will be targeted by the opposition in 2012. But this youngster has all the tools required to beat the extra attention and help Freo return to finals action.

Fyfe made his debut in the round 5 Len Hall Game against Richmond and announced his arrival in the AFL with a soaring pack mark. A week later he was nominated for Goal of the Week after a brilliant snap against West Coast. The exciting mid-sized forward earned a NAB Rising Star nomination after gathering 23 disposals in Fremantle’s win over the Sydney Swans at the SCG. A bright future looms for the Lake Grace youngster.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2017 Season Average
    Games Played 21
    • Kicks 11.2
    • Handballs 15.2
    • Disposals 26.4
    • Marks 4.5
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 4.6
    • Goals 0.8
    • AFL Fantasy 97.4

2017 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 16 Gold Coast Suns Rd 20
Handballs 22 North Melbourne Rd 16
Disposals 33 North Melbourne Rd 16
Marks 10 Gold Coast Suns Rd 20
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 7 St Kilda Rd 15
Goals 2 Essendon Rd 23
AFL Fantasy 132 Gold Coast Suns Rd 20

2017 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Geelong Cats L 73 - 115 12 16 28 6 0 4 2 5 1 0 110
2 Port Adelaide L 145 - 56 16 14 30 5 0 4 1 4 1 2 116
3 Western Bulldogs W 89 - 73 11 22 33 5 0 0 2 6 0 0 110
4 Melbourne W 104 - 106 11 14 25 6 0 2 3 4 1 1 95
5 North Melbourne W 67 - 62 11 15 26 3 0 4 2 4 0 1 87
6 West Coast Eagles L 103 - 62 7 12 19 2 0 1 3 5 0 1 64
7 Essendon W 116 - 79 12 14 26 3 0 5 1 2 2 0 95
8 Richmond W 70 - 72 5 15 20 5 0 0 1 3 1 0 75
9 Carlton W 86 - 51 14 16 30 5 0 2 1 0 0 2 90
10 Adelaide Crows L 143 - 43 12 13 25 2 0 0 6 6 1 0 80
11 Collingwood L 85 - 105 7 17 24 3 0 0 0 7 1 1 99
12 Brisbane Lions L 121 - 64 11 7 18 5 0 1 2 3 2 1 82
14 Geelong Cats L 74 - 72 - - - - - - - - - - -
15 St Kilda L 80 - 89 8 15 23 4 0 1 2 7 0 0 89
16 North Melbourne W 82 - 86 11 22 33 6 0 2 2 4 1 1 114
17 West Coast Eagles L 44 - 74 13 17 30 4 0 2 1 6 0 1 109
18 Hawthorn L 48 - 100 12 11 23 2 0 1 1 5 1 0 88
19 GWS Giants L 98 - 86 10 21 31 6 0 1 1 5 2 0 120
20 Gold Coast Suns W 90 - 67 16 13 29 10 0 3 0 6 0 1 132
21 Sydney Swans L 143 - 39 14 14 28 5 0 0 1 6 0 1 107
22 Richmond L 51 - 155 14 16 30 6 0 1 4 2 1 0 95
23 Essendon L 107 - 92 9 15 24 2 0 1 4 6 2 0 88
TOTAL W: 8 - L: 14 236 319 555 95 0 35 40 96 17 13 2045

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 138
    • Kicks 12.6
    • Handballs 12.2
    • Disposals 24.8
    • Marks 4.4
    • Hit-Outs 0.9
    • Tackles 4.0
    • Goals 0.9
    • AFL Fantasy 94.9

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 26 Adelaide Crows Rd 9, 2015
Handballs 24 North Melbourne Rd 8, 2015
Disposals 40 Adelaide Crows Rd 9, 2015
Marks 10 Gold Coast Suns Rd 20, 2017
Hit-outs 6 Brisbane Lions Rd 14, 2015
Tackles 11 Port Adelaide SF, 2014
Goals 4 North Melbourne Rd 4, 2016
AFL Fantasy 150 Adelaide Crows Rd 9, 2015

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2017 Fremantle 236 319 555 95 0 35 40 96 17 13 2045
2016 Fremantle 47 70 117 21 10 3 8 26 9 2 493
2015 Fremantle 274 301 575 84 42 23 43 86 17 14 2072
2014 Fremantle 260 279 539 79 27 21 29 94 24 10 2066
2013 Fremantle 338 230 568 98 32 25 33 74 18 13 2143
2012 Fremantle 157 100 257 44 0 14 21 41 4 3 945
2011 Fremantle 253 274 527 111 11 19 23 85 18 14 2063
2010 Fremantle 173 117 290 82 1 10 19 54 14 14 1267

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: Semi Final, 2012 v Adelaide

100 games: Round 8, 2015 v North Melbourne

Awards

Club Awards

Doig Medal
2013, 2014

Player of the Finals
2013

Players' Award
2011, 2014, 2015

AFL Awards

Brownlow Medal
2015

All Australian
2014, 2015

AFL Players' Association Most Valuable Player
2014, 2015

AFL Players' Association 22Under22 Team
2013

AFL Coaches Association Best Young Player
2011

Q & A

Nickname: Fyfey

AFL club supported as a kid: Richmond

Best moment in junior footy:
Captaining the under 12 Lake Grace bombers to a premiership

Before a game I always: Pack my footy bag

As a footballer, how would you like to be remembered: Successful

The player from another club you most like to watch: Gary Ablett Jr

All-time favourite player: Matthew Richardson and James Hird

Etihad Stadium roof – open or shut: Either

What do you like to do on your days off: Relax and surf

How do you amuse yourself on a plane flight during the footy season: Study

Which singer/band would you like to see perform at the AFL Grand Final: Red Hot Chili Peppers

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

If you could swap jobs with someone, who would it be: Donald Trump (just for a week)

If you won the lottery, what would you buy first: Island

Favourite city in the world to visit: Oslo

What’s next on your travel bucket list: China and Mongolia

Childhood hero: Dad

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

What is your worst trait: Inconsiderate

Least preferred household chore: Taking the bins out

The three most admired people you would like to meet: John John Florence, Mahatma Gandhi and Jesus

Your most treasured possession: Surfboard

Favourite professional sporting team: Real Madrid

Favourite sporting hero: Gareth Bale

Favourite food: Lamb Chops

Favourite movie and movie star: Red Dog and Michael Caine

Favourite TV show: Outback truckers

Three things you would like to do after your footy career: Find an island, move to an island and disappear on that island