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Ryan realises AFL dream at mature-age

Overlooked by AFL clubs at 18 years of age, Ryan never stopped chasing his AFL dream

4:32pm  Jun 6, 2019

Ryan and Walters in team of the week

Luke Ryan and Michael Walters have been named in the afl.com.au team of the week

11:44am  Apr 9, 2019

Top votes for Docker duo

Fremantle’s Luke Ryan and Michael Walters have been awarded top votes

4:34pm  Apr 8, 2019

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Luke
Ryan

Height
187 cm
DOB
06-02-1996
Weight
92 kg
Debut
2017
Games
2019
16
Career
47
Goals
2019
1
Career
3
2019 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
1279
Avg
80
LukeRyan

Player Bio

At a Glance

Recruited from: Coburg VFL (VIC)
Draft information: National Draft 2016 - pick 66
Debut: Round 11, 2017 v Collingwood
AFL clubs: Fremantle
Career Brownlow votes: 2

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2018 SUMMARY
Emerged as one of the game’s leading intercept defenders in 2018, pulling in 52 intercept marks from his season total of 131 marks. Ryan established himself as a vital cog in Fremantle’s defence. As well as leading Fremantle for marks, he ranked in the top three for rebound 50s, metres gained, effective kicks and disposal efficiency.

Season by Season

Season by Season

2017 SUMMARY
Was awarded Fremantle’s Beacon Award as Freo’s most promising young player in his debut season, slotting in at half-back and looking
the part in his 11 AFL games. Ryan excelled as a roll-off defender with an excellent ability to intercept opposition attacks while utilising the ball efficiently out of defence. Ryan took nine intercept marks against Gold Coast in round 20, earning a NAB AFL Rising Star nomination.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2019 Season Average
    Games Played 16
    • Kicks 15.1
    • Handballs 5.9
    • Disposals 21.1
    • Marks 5.1
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 2.3
    • Goals 0.1
    • AFL Fantasy 79.9

2019 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 25 St Kilda Rd 3
Handballs 13 Brisbane Lions Rd 10
Disposals 34 Adelaide Crows Rd 7
Marks 13 St Kilda Rd 3
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 4 Port Adelaide Rd 13
Goals 1 North Melbourne Rd 1
AFL Fantasy 136 St Kilda Rd 3

2019 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 North Melbourne W 141 - 59 13 2 15 5 0 1 3 2 1 0 64
2 Gold Coast Suns L 61 - 58 10 5 15 2 0 0 0 3 0 0 58
3 St Kilda W 71 - 66 25 7 32 13 0 0 0 2 0 0 136
4 West Coast Eagles L 69 - 56 11 8 19 5 0 0 1 2 0 0 69
5 GWS Giants W 82 - 106 18 5 23 6 0 0 0 1 0 0 86
6 Western Bulldogs W 88 - 69 18 4 22 8 0 0 1 1 0 0 87
7 Adelaide Crows L 51 - 34 21 13 34 6 0 0 1 2 0 0 112
8 Richmond L 86 - 111 16 5 21 1 0 2 2 3 0 0 69
9 Essendon L 60 - 53 13 6 19 5 0 0 1 2 0 0 71
10 Brisbane Lions W 73 - 72 19 13 32 5 0 1 0 3 0 0 111
11 Collingwood W 75 - 79 12 7 19 4 0 0 1 2 0 0 67
13 Port Adelaide W 100 - 79 12 4 16 4 0 1 1 4 0 0 70
14 Melbourne L 85 - 71 13 3 16 5 0 2 0 3 0 0 74
15 Carlton L 75 - 79 14 4 18 2 0 0 1 2 0 0 61
16 West Coast Eagles L 31 - 122 8 5 13 2 0 1 2 2 0 0 43
17 Hawthorn L 84 - 53 19 4 23 9 0 1 0 2 0 0 101
18 Sydney Swans - - - - - - - - - - -
19 Western Bulldogs - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Geelong Cats - - - - - - - - - - -
21 St Kilda - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Essendon - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Port Adelaide - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 7 - L: 9 242 95 337 82 0 9 14 36 1 0 1279

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 47
    • Kicks 13.2
    • Handballs 5.4
    • Disposals 18.6
    • Marks 6.0
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 2.6
    • Goals 0.1
    • AFL Fantasy 77.6

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 25 St Kilda Rd 3, 2019
Handballs 13 Brisbane Lions Rd 10, 2019
Disposals 34 Adelaide Crows Rd 7, 2019
Marks 16 Gold Coast Suns Rd 20, 2017
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 7 Richmond Rd 22, 2017
Goals 1 North Melbourne Rd 1, 2019
AFL Fantasy 138 GWS Giants Rd 19, 2017

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2019 Fremantle 242 95 337 82 0 9 14 36 1 0 1279
2018 Fremantle 260 102 362 131 0 15 13 43 2 1 1538
2017 Fremantle 120 55 175 69 0 8 11 44 0 0 828

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

Awards

CLUB AWARDS

Beacon Award
2017

Q & A

Nickname: Lukey

Best set shot at your club? Brennan Cox

My coach often says … Don’t wear your hat backwards

Best advice you’ve received? Respect your elders

Least-preferred teammate on road trips and why? Shane Kersten because he goes missing

Greatest footy moment before the AFL? Winning the U/16 Grand Final with my dad coaching

Funniest teammate? Brennan Cox

Which teammates pick themselves in AFL Fantasy? Brennan Cox

If you could enter a teammate for My Kitchen Rules, who would it be and why? Tommy Sheridan because he rates himself as a good cook

Favourite café AND what do you order? Little Lefroy’s – Bacon and eggs with chorizo and mushrooms

Guilty pleasure? Chocolate

Most inspiring movie? Troy

Best concert attended? Justin Bieber

Passion outside of football? MBA

Best trait? Caring

Favourite movie character? Kevin Hart

Grand Final – day, twilight or night? Twilight

Bounce – yes or no? Doesn’t bother me, I am a back man

Favourite AFLW player? Darcy Vescio

Most under rated AFL player? Lachie Neale

Team barracked or as a kid? Collingwood

Three apps you cant live without? Google Maps, Instagram, Calendar

Twitter or instagram? Instagram

Favourite holiday spot? Bali