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Blakely striving for success

Connor Blakely said the prospect of future success played an important part in him deciding to re-sign with Fremantle

4:56pm  Jul 31, 2019

Blakely commits to Freo

Connor Blakely has signed a contract extension with Fremantle

10:22am  Jul 31, 2019

'I'm just so happy to be in this environment'

Defender Connor Blakely said he’s never felt happier at Fremantle

10:33pm  Jun 15, 2019

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Connor
Blakely

Height
188 cm
DOB
02-03-1996
Weight
90 kg
Debut
2015
Games
2019
14
Career
60
Goals
2019
0
Career
2
2019 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
1047
Avg
75
ConnorBlakely

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior club: Bunbury (WA)
Recruited from: Swan Districts (WA)
Draft information: National Draft 2014 - pick 34
Debut: Round 23, 2015 v Port Adelaide
AFL clubs: Fremantle
Career Brownlow votes: 9

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2018 SUMMARY 
Played every game up to the bye before a knee injury at training ended his season. The 22-year-old collected 30 disposals or more on four occasions and starred against St Kilda, with 31 disposals and 11 marks at half back. Blakely is continuing to grow in his new role at half-back, providing Freo with some crucial rebound from defence while continuing to win the football.

Season by Season

Season by Season

The 21-year-old took his game to another level in 2017, holding his own in Fremantle’s midfield before starring in his move to half-back. Blakely polled Brownlow votes in five games before his season was cut short after dislocating his shoulder against GWS in round 19.

Played the bulk of the second half of the season for Freo, earning a NAB AFL Rising Star nomination in round 11. Won the prestigious Simpson Medal as the best on ground with 38 disposals in Peel’s Premiership win. 

The highly regarded midfielder was among Peel Thunder's best in 2015. Debuted in round 23 against Port Adelaide.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2019 Season Average
    Games Played 14
    • Kicks 11.1
    • Handballs 8.6
    • Disposals 19.8
    • Marks 5.1
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 2.3
    • Goals 0.0
    • AFL Fantasy 74.8

2019 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 17 Western Bulldogs Rd 19
Handballs 17 Carlton Rd 15
Disposals 31 Carlton Rd 15
Marks 10 St Kilda Rd 21
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 5 Sydney Swans Rd 18
Goals 0 - -
AFL Fantasy 104 Carlton Rd 15

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 - - - - - - - - - - -
4 West Coast Eagles L 69 - 56 - - - - - - - - - - -
5 GWS Giants W 82 - 106 - - - - - - - - - - -
6 Western Bulldogs W 88 - 69 - - - - - - - - - - -
7 Adelaide Crows L 51 - 34 - - - - - - - - - - -
8 Richmond L 86 - 111 - - - - - - - - - - -
9 Essendon L 60 - 53 8 12 20 6 0 1 0 1 0 0 71
10 Brisbane Lions W 73 - 72 7 8 15 5 0 1 0 1 0 0 57
11 Collingwood W 75 - 79 15 12 27 5 0 2 0 3 0 0 98
13 Port Adelaide W 100 - 79 14 7 21 2 0 2 0 1 0 0 68
14 Melbourne L 85 - 71 5 13 18 4 0 0 0 5 0 0 73
15 Carlton L 75 - 79 14 17 31 5 0 0 1 4 0 0 104
16 West Coast Eagles L 31 - 122 6 6 12 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 42
17 Hawthorn L 84 - 53 13 12 25 8 0 2 0 1 0 0 93
18 Sydney Swans W 52 - 51 12 5 17 4 0 1 0 5 0 0 79
19 Western Bulldogs L 113 - 66 17 5 22 9 0 2 2 2 0 0 92
20 Geelong Cats W 95 - 61 15 7 22 5 0 1 1 4 0 0 88
21 St Kilda L 72 - 69 16 7 23 10 0 1 1 1 0 0 94
22 Essendon L 55 - 87 8 6 14 5 0 1 1 1 0 0 53
23 Port Adelaide L 110 - 67 6 4 10 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 35
TOTAL W: 9 - L: 13 156 121 277 72 0 14 7 32 0 0 1047

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 60
    • Kicks 11.2
    • Handballs 10.6
    • Disposals 21.8
    • Marks 4.9
    • Hit-Outs 0.8
    • Tackles 3.2
    • Goals 0.0
    • AFL Fantasy 82.6

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 23 West Coast Eagles Rd 17, 2017
Handballs 21 Brisbane Lions Rd 12, 2016
Disposals 35 St Kilda Rd 8, 2018
Marks 12 Western Bulldogs Rd 5, 2018
Hit-outs 7 Richmond Rd 9, 2016
Tackles 9 Carlton Rd 9, 2017
Goals 1 Geelong Cats Rd 1, 2017
AFL Fantasy 149 West Coast Eagles Rd 17, 2017

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2019 Fremantle 156 121 277 72 0 14 7 32 0 0 1047
2018 Fremantle 172 137 309 92 0 11 7 33 0 1 1189
2017 Fremantle 210 196 406 88 0 20 8 67 1 4 1560
2016 Fremantle 129 173 302 40 45 16 9 56 1 6 1123
2015 Fremantle 3 9 12 1 1 2 1 1 0 0 34

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 13, 2019 v Port Adelaide

Q & A

Nickname: Bakers

Best set shot at your club? David Mundy

My coach often says … Let the cobblers do the cobbling

Best advice you’ve received? If it’s easy, everyone would be doing it

Least-preferred teammate on road trips and why? Lee Spurr, he is genuinely annoying

Greatest footy moment before the AFL? Back to back flags for the Bunbury Bulldogs

Funniest teammate? Michael Apeness

Which teammates pick themselves in AFL Fantasy? Lachie Neale, Bradley Hill and Michael Walters

If you could enter a teammate for My Kitchen Rules, who would it be and why? Alex Pearce he cooks a good tuna mornay

Favourite café AND what do you order? Blend and smashed avo

Hidden talent? Mario Kart

Guilty pleasure? Chocolate

Most inspiring movie? Shawshank Redemption

Best concert attended? Flume and Slumberjack at Falls Festival

Passion outside of football? Surfing

Best trait? Don’t have one

Favourite movie character? Steve Carrell

Grand Final – day, twilight or night? Twilight

Bounce – yes or no? Yes

Favourite AFLW player? Lisa Webb

Most under rated AFL player? Ben Cunnington

Team barracked or as a kid? West Coast Eagles

Three apps you cant live without? Spotify, Shazam and Podcast

Twitter or instagram? Neither

Do you have any pets? A 22-year-old cat

Favourite holiday spot? Sri Lanka