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Baby Suban on the way

Congratulations to Nick and Bianca Suban who are expecting their first child

7:23pm  Jan 25, 2017

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180 cm
83 kg

Player Bio

At A Glance

Junior club: Bacchus Marsh (VIC)
Recruited from: North Ballarat (VIC)
Draft information: National Draft 2008 - pick 24
Debut: Round 1, 2009 v Western Bulldogs
AFL clubs: Fremantle
Career Brownlow votes: 3

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Suban has returned bigger and stronger after a long 2016, which saw the midfielder play 15 AFL games on top of nine WAFL appearances for Peel. He has impressed on the track in the pre-season, both in his workload and vocal encouragement of the playing group.

WHAT THE COACH SAYS (Simon Eastaugh)
Nick’s versatility and ability to play different positions has been a feature. He has continued to be available session in and session out and hasn’t missed a beat.

Season by Season

Season by Season

Increased his average contested possession, disposal efficiency and tackles against his 2015 numbers. Played nine games for Peel, including all finals in their Premiership season.

Suban had a strong season in 2015, playing in 24 games. His physical pressure on key opposition opponents was a highlight.

Suban had a solid year, playing 21 games. He was called upon to play in a number of roles and typically gave strong effort all season long. He has six years in the system behind him now and will look to continue improving in 2015.

The tough utility enjoyed his best season of AFL to date. His hardness and passion were key components of the midfield and defence.

Nick Suban had a yoyo of a season in 2012, making 14 appearances, which included the club’s two finals.

Many of his matches, including the finals, were as a substitute, which made it hard for him to gather enough momentum to stake a claim for a starting spot.

Highly courageous with a booming left-foot kick, Suban enters his fifth season in 2013 and will be desperate to show he belongs at AFL level.

A broken leg sustained in round 4 put the brakes on Suban’s season after he had made a promising start to the year. The youngster from Bacchus Marsh in Victoria had averaged almost 20 disposals per game through the first three weeks, which included an excellent performance off half back in the round 3 win over Adelaide at AAMI Stadium. Suban didn’t play again until round 18 and he struggled to recapture his early season form.  He finished in the top 10 at the club for disposal efficiency (76.7%), highlighting the excellent skills which Fremantle hopes will be prominent in 2012.

After playing all 22 games in his debut season in 2009, Suban found it tougher to stay on the park in 2010 due to a combination of injury and form. He still managed 16 games and some of his performances later in the year were exceptional, especially in games where Freo was down in personnel. The left-footer shapes as a future leader of the club.


By the numbers

  • 2018 Season Average
    Games Played
    • Kicks
    • Handballs
    • Disposals
    • Marks
    • Hit-Outs
    • Tackles
    • Goals
    • AFL Fantasy

2018 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 0 - -
Handballs 0 - -
Disposals 0 - -
Marks 0 - -
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 0 - -
Goals 0 - -
AFL Fantasy 0 - -

2018 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
TOTAL W: 0 - L: 0

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 156
    • Kicks 8.8
    • Handballs 4.6
    • Disposals 13.3
    • Marks 2.4
    • Hit-Outs 0.1
    • Tackles 3.8
    • Goals 0.4
    • AFL Fantasy 58.0

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 20 GWS Giants Rd 20, 2013
Handballs 14 St Kilda Rd 15, 2017
Disposals 27 St Kilda Rd 15, 2017
Marks 8 Melbourne Rd 5, 2015
Hit-outs 2 Melbourne Rd 16, 2016
Tackles 10 Gold Coast Suns Rd 20, 2017
Goals 3 GWS Giants Rd 17, 2014
AFL Fantasy 119 GWS Giants Rd 20, 2013

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF


Frees For
Frees Against
AFL Fantasy points


50 games: Round 2, 2012 v Sydney

100 games: Round 18, 2014 v St Kilda

150 games: Round 17, 2017 v West Coast 


Club Awards

Fremantle Dockers Life Membership
Inducted in 2017

Q & A

Nickname: Subes

AFL club supported as a kid: St Kilda

Best moment in junior footy: Winning the 18s school Grand Final

Before a game I always: I don’t really have an always, I just do whatever

As a footballer, how would you like to be remembered: A great team man who would do anything for the team

The player from another club you most like to watch: Joel Selwood

All-time favourite player: Being a St Kilda supporter, Robert Harvey

Etihad Stadium roof – open or shut: Shut

What do you like to do on your days off: I like to get down to the beach in the morning, get a coffee and chill at home and watch a movie

How do you amuse yourself on a plane flight during the footy season: I usually grab someone’s USB and watch a couple movies

Which singer/band would you like to see perform at the AFL Grand Final: Coldplay

Who is the king of selfies at your club: Hayden Crozier

If you could swap jobs with someone, who would it be: Just a quarterback in the NFL

If you won the lottery, what would you buy first: A really nice house

Favourite city in the world to visit: New York

What’s next on your travel bucket list: Probably head to Italy and Croatia, somewhere around there

Childhood hero: My dad

Your wife/partner or best friend would describe you as: Good husband

What is your worst trait: I forget things very easily

Least preferred household chore: Cleaning the toilets

The three most admired people you would like to meet: Michael Jordan, Tiger Woods and Eli Manning

Your most treasured possession: My wedding ring

Favourite professional sporting team: The New York Giants

Favourite sporting hero: Robert Harvey back when I was young

Favourite food: Italian food

Favourite movie and movie star: Jim Carey and Ace Ventura

Favourite TV show: I’m going through a bit of a thing at the moment. I don’t mind cooking shows like Jamie’s cooking shows or one of the cooking shows on Foxtel

Three things you would like to do after your footy career: Travel and relax