Season by Season
Mzungu has become one of the most reliable players in the side, capable of performing a number of roles. He enjoyed another strong season, missing just the one game.
Played every game and was incredibly consistent all season long. Mzungu kicked 16 goals playing from the midfield.
Tendai Mzungu consolidated his auspicious debut 2011 season with another fine year in 2012.
On top of averaging 17 disposals per game, he was one of Fremantle’s best pressure acts players – a statistic Ross Lyon rates highly.
Mzungu had 20 pressure acts per game, just 0.2 behind the relentless Matt de Boer. Of these, 13.5 were implied pressure acts, which include corralling an opponent and chasing from behind to put opposition players with the ball under the pump. This ranked seventh overall in the AFL last season.
One of the best endurance athletes in the AFL, Mzungu was also named Best Clubman at Freo in 2012 – a richly deserved Award for a player who did as much off the field for the club as he did on it.
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Mzungu deservedly won the Beacon Award as Fremantle’s best first year player in 2011, playing in a variety of roles. The mature-age recruit had to wait until round 9 to debut following a pre-season knee injury, but he made every one of his 14 matches count from that point on. He still managed to finish 11th at the club for total disposals (267), 10th for uncontested possessions (172) and effective kicks (99), and ninth for total goals (11). Mzungu will be looking forward to playing an entire season in 2012 and can really make his mark on the competition.