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Positive attitude sees Matera bounce back

Brandon Matera did everything right this pre-season until an errant elbow threatened to derail a great summer

4:50pm  May 2, 2019

Team bond and Hogan's advice: Matera

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1:11pm  May 2, 2019

Matera's snap earns GOTY nom

Brandon Matera has been nominated for Goal of the Year

2:35pm  Apr 23, 2019

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2:11pm  Jun 22, 2019

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Brandon
Matera

Height
175 cm
DOB
11-03-1992
Weight
76 kg
Debut
2011
Games
2019
15
Career
134
Goals
2019
27
Career
164
2019 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
962
Avg
64
BrandonMatera

PLAYER BIO

AT A GLANCE

Junior club: Bullcreek Leeming (WA)
Recruited from: South Fremantle (WA) via 2010 17-year-old access selection to Gold Coast
AFL debut: Round 2, 2011, Gold Coast v Carlton
AFL clubs: Gold Coast, Fremantle (via 2017 trade period)
Career Brownlow votes: 9

PLAYER SPONSOR

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2018 SUMMARY
The new recruit started the year well with goals in his opening six games of the season. The goals dried up later in the year with the small forward also taking on roles further up the ground and winning more of the footy.

STATS

By the numbers

  • 2019 Season Average
    Games Played 15
    • Kicks 9.5
    • Handballs 3.9
    • Disposals 13.3
    • Marks 3.8
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 1.7
    • Goals 1.8
    • AFL Fantasy 64.1

2019 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 12 West Coast Eagles Rd 16
Handballs 6 Melbourne Rd 14
Disposals 18 Melbourne Rd 14
Marks 6 Port Adelaide Rd 13
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 5 Melbourne Rd 14
Goals 5 Western Bulldogs Rd 6
AFL Fantasy 100 Melbourne Rd 14

2019 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 North Melbourne W 141 - 59 - - - - - - - - - - -
2 Gold Coast Suns L 61 - 58 - - - - - - - - - - -
3 St Kilda W 71 - 66 10 6 16 2 0 0 0 1 3 0 70
4 West Coast Eagles L 69 - 56 10 6 16 4 0 0 0 1 0 1 59
5 GWS Giants W 82 - 106 11 5 16 4 0 1 2 0 4 0 74
6 Western Bulldogs W 88 - 69 10 3 13 5 0 0 1 1 5 0 82
7 Adelaide Crows L 51 - 34 7 6 13 4 0 0 3 2 0 0 44
8 Richmond L 86 - 111 9 5 14 2 0 1 0 1 1 4 58
9 Essendon L 60 - 53 9 4 13 4 0 1 0 4 2 1 77
10 Brisbane Lions W 73 - 72 7 4 11 5 0 0 3 0 1 1 42
11 Collingwood W 75 - 79 10 4 14 5 0 0 0 1 2 3 72
13 Port Adelaide W 100 - 79 11 0 11 6 0 0 0 2 3 1 78
14 Melbourne L 85 - 71 12 6 18 4 0 1 0 5 3 1 100
15 Carlton L 75 - 79 8 2 10 3 0 0 2 0 1 0 37
16 West Coast Eagles L 31 - 122 12 1 13 4 0 1 0 3 0 3 66
17 Hawthorn L 84 - 53 6 2 8 3 0 0 1 1 1 2 40
18 Sydney Swans W 52 - 51 10 4 14 2 0 0 0 3 1 1 63
19 Western Bulldogs - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Geelong Cats - - - - - - - - - - -
21 St Kilda - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Essendon - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Port Adelaide - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 8 - L: 9 142 58 200 57 0 5 12 25 27 18 962

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 134
    • Kicks 10.3
    • Handballs 4.5
    • Disposals 14.7
    • Marks 3.8
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 2.3
    • Goals 1.2
    • AFL Fantasy 67.5

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 22 Carlton Rd 4, 2017
Handballs 10 Adelaide Crows Rd 12, 2018
Disposals 29 Carlton Rd 4, 2017
Marks 10 North Melbourne Rd 12, 2012
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 7 Fremantle Rd 11, 2015
Goals 6 Hawthorn Rd 3, 2017
AFL Fantasy 138 Carlton Rd 4, 2017

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2019 Fremantle 142 58 200 57 0 5 12 25 27 18 962
2018 Fremantle 179 99 278 57 0 19 10 42 13 9 1150
2017 Gold Coast Suns 116 53 169 46 0 10 3 22 22 12 825
2016 Gold Coast Suns 166 78 244 60 0 5 6 34 24 15 1116
2015 Gold Coast Suns 210 79 289 80 0 17 13 55 18 12 1346
2014 Gold Coast Suns 147 68 215 52 0 10 7 49 27 17 1097
2013 Gold Coast Suns 121 23 144 48 0 6 7 20 7 13 673
2012 Gold Coast Suns 186 95 281 72 0 15 15 38 11 16 1168
2011 Gold Coast Suns 112 44 156 32 0 13 7 25 15 8 710

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 AFL games: Round 13, 2014 v West Coast (Gold Coast)

100 AFL games: Round 12, 2017 v Hawthorn (Gold Coast)

Q & A

Nickname: Brando

Best set shot at your club? Michael Walters 

Greatest footy moment before the AFL? Winning the U/18 carnival

Funniest teammate? Bradley Hill

Which teammates pick themselves in AFL Fantasy? Luke Ryan

If you could enter a teammate for My Kitchen Rules, who would it be and why? Nathan Wilson – cooks a great pasta

Favourite café AND what do you order? Still getting around to them after the move

Guilty pleasure? Lollies and chocolate

Best concert attended? Chris Brown and Rihanna

Passion outside of football? Golf

Best trait? Best trait in footy, kicking

Favourite movie character? Adam Sandler

Grand Final – day, twilight or night? Day

Bounce – yes or no? Yes

Favourite AFLW player? Ebony Antonio

Most under rated AFL player? Luke Brown

Team barracked for as a kid? Essendon

Three apps you cant live without? Instagram, Facebook and Snapchat

Twitter or instagram? Instagram

Life motto? Live today as it could be your last

Do you have any pets – No

Favourite holiday spot – Europe