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Fyfe’s optimism

Nat Fyfe believes his teammates have what it takes to continue their good run of form at home

10:48am  May 24, 2018

Fyfe good to go

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2:47pm  May 23, 2018

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12:32am  May 20, 2018

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Nat
Fyfe

Height
190 cm
DOB
18-09-1991
Weight
92 kg
Debut
2010
Games
2018
9
Career
147
Goals
2018
7
Career
128
2018 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
993
Avg
110
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: 125

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2017 SUMMARY
In his return to football from a broken leg, Fyfe was quick to get back to his best with an especially strong finish to the season. The Fremantle captain took his contested ball-winning ability to another level late in the season, averaging 16.4 contested possessions and 2.4 contested marks per game after the bye.

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

  • 2018 Season Average
    Games Played 9
    • Kicks 14.6
    • Handballs 16.7
    • Disposals 31.2
    • Marks 4.4
    • Hit-Outs 1.7
    • Tackles 4.4
    • Goals 0.8
    • AFL Fantasy 110.3

2018 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 20 Gold Coast Suns Rd 3
Handballs 26 St Kilda Rd 8
Disposals 43 Western Bulldogs Rd 5
Marks 8 Richmond Rd 7
Hit-outs 8 Sydney Swans Rd 9
Tackles 8 Gold Coast Suns Rd 3
Goals 1 North Melbourne Rd 10
AFL Fantasy 144 Gold Coast Suns Rd 3

2018 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Port Adelaide L 110 - 60 10 12 22 1 0 1 3 3 1 0 67
2 Essendon W 106 - 90 19 10 29 7 0 1 1 5 1 1 123
3 Gold Coast Suns W 68 - 96 20 18 38 5 0 2 3 8 1 2 144
4 GWS Giants L 82 - 51 12 13 25 4 0 0 2 4 1 1 91
5 Western Bulldogs W 108 - 54 18 25 43 7 0 2 3 3 1 0 136
6 West Coast Eagles L 81 - 89 13 14 27 5 0 1 1 5 0 1 101
7 Richmond L 110 - 33 17 16 33 8 7 3 2 4 0 1 128
8 St Kilda W 89 - 59 10 26 36 2 0 1 2 4 1 1 106
9 Sydney Swans L 111 - 52 12 16 28 1 8 2 2 4 1 0 97
10 North Melbourne W 22 - 14 4 9 13 4 1 1 1 2 1 0 55
11 Collingwood - - - - - - - - - - -
12 Adelaide Crows - - - - - - - - - - -
13 Carlton - - - - - - - - - - -
15 Brisbane Lions - - - - - - - - - - -
16 Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
17 Port Adelaide - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Essendon - - - - - - - - - - -
19 Hawthorn - - - - - - - - - - -
20 West Coast Eagles - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Carlton - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Geelong Cats - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Collingwood - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 5 - L: 5 131 150 281 40 15 13 19 40 7 7 993

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 147
    • Kicks 12.7
    • Handballs 12.5
    • Disposals 25.2
    • Marks 4.4
    • Hit-Outs 0.9
    • Tackles 4.1
    • Goals 0.9
    • AFL Fantasy 95.8

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 26 Adelaide Crows Rd 9, 2015
Handballs 26 St Kilda Rd 8, 2018
Disposals 43 Western Bulldogs Rd 5, 2018
Marks 10 Gold Coast Suns Rd 20, 2017
Hit-outs 8 Sydney Swans Rd 9, 2018
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
2018 Fremantle 131 150 281 40 15 13 19 40 7 7 993
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, 2017

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

Best set shot at your club? David Mundy

My coach often says … I’m an evangelist and you are my cult followers

Best advice you’ve received? Don’t invest in crypto currency

Least-preferred teammate on road trips and why? Lee Spurr, he chews your ear off the whole trip

Greatest footy moment before the AFL? Winning premiership for Lake Grace Bombers in year 7

Funniest teammate? Brad Hill and Luke Ryan

Which teammates pick themselves in AFL Fantasy? Griffin Logue, rates himself

If you could enter a teammate for My Kitchen Rules, who would it be and why? Alex Pearce, I lived with him and he’s genuinely a good cook

Favourite café AND what do you order? Moore and Moore, avocado and scrambled eggs on toast

Hidden talent? Rubik’s cube

Guilty pleasure? Gingernut biscuits

Most inspiring movie? 180 degrees South

Best concert attended? Alt-J

Passion outside of football? Study

Best trait? Competitive

Favourite movie character? Owen Wilson

Grand Final – day, twilight or night? We’re moving towards twilight I think

Bounce – yes or no? Yes

Favourite AFLW player? Amy Lavel

Most under rated AFL player? Matt de Boer

Team barracked or as a kid? Richmond

Three apps you cant live without? Spotify, torch app, calendar, youtube

 

Do you have any pets? No

Favourite holiday spot? Maldives