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'Bull' refuses to bite the dust

Danny Stanley might not be a household name, but through sheer hard work and determination, he has made himself an automatic selection.

3:41pm  Apr 3, 2014

GC SUNS re-sign trio

The Gold Coast SUNS are thrilled to announce the re-signing of Jarrod Harbrow, Alex Sexton and Danny Stanley.

10:20am  Apr 2, 2014

Stanley impresses but SUNS fall in fourth

Rugged midfielder Danny Stanley was superb in the side’s final practice match against Collingwood, suggesting he could be in for another strong season in the Gold Coast’s midfield. 

5:37pm  Mar 2, 2014

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Danny
Stanley

Height
187 cm
DOB
18-02-1988
Weight
90 kg
Debut
2007
Games
2014
5
Career
63
Goals
2014
2
Career
33
2014 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
335
Avg
67
DannyStanley

Player Bio

At A Glance

Player Honours: 3rd best and fairest 2012; leading goalkicker 2011.
Brownlow Medal: -
Previous AFL Club: Collingwood (2007-09: 5 games, 0 goals).
Draft History:  Draft history: 2005 NAB AFL Draft 2nd round selection (Collingwood) No. 21 overall; 2010 Rookie Draft selection (Gold Coast) No. 5; 2010 rookie elevation (Gold Coast).

A model of consistency for each of his three seasons at the GC SUNS, Stanley took another step forward in 2013.

Not only did the ultra-professional utility rack up 21 disposals a game, he often did so while playing an effective run-with role on the opposition’s best midfielder.

Since the GC SUNS revived his career after he played five games in four seasons at Collingwood, Stanley has repaid them with excellence in a variety of roles, including half-back, midfield and half-forward.

Is solid in all facets of the game and loves to get among the tough stuff, finishing behind only Gary Ablett and Jaeger O’Meara for hard-ball gets.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2014 Season Average
    Games Played 5
    • Kicks 7.4
    • Handballs 10.0
    • Disposals 17.4
    • Marks 3.4
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 3.0
    • Goals 0.4
    • AFL Fantasy 67.0

2014 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 8 Melbourne Rd 5
Handballs 13 Richmond Rd 1
Disposals 19 Richmond Rd 1
Marks 5 Hawthorn Rd 4
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 5 Fremantle Rd 2
Goals 2 Richmond Rd 1
AFL Fantasy 74 Melbourne Rd 5

2014 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Richmond W 87 - 69 6 13 19 2 0 0 0 1 2 0 66
2 Fremantle L 87 - 39 7 9 16 2 0 2 2 5 0 0 61
3 Brisbane Lions W 114 - 61 8 10 18 4 0 0 0 3 0 0 68
4 Hawthorn L 49 - 148 8 9 17 5 0 0 0 2 0 1 66
5 Melbourne W 78 - 86 8 9 17 4 0 3 0 4 0 1 74
6 GWS Giants - - - - - - - - - - -
7 North Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
9 St Kilda - - - - - - - - - - -
10 Western Bulldogs - - - - - - - - - - -
11 Adelaide Crows - - - - - - - - - - -
12 Sydney Swans - - - - - - - - - - -
13 West Coast Eagles - - - - - - - - - - -
14 Geelong Cats - - - - - - - - - - -
15 Hawthorn - - - - - - - - - - -
16 Collingwood - - - - - - - - - - -
17 Western Bulldogs - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Brisbane Lions - - - - - - - - - - -
19 St Kilda - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Carlton - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Port Adelaide - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Essendon - - - - - - - - - - -
23 West Coast Eagles - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 3 - L: 2 37 50 87 17 0 5 2 15 2 2 335

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 63
    • Kicks 9.6
    • Handballs 10.7
    • Disposals 20.3
    • Marks 5.0
    • Hit-Outs 0.1
    • Tackles 3.2
    • Goals 0.5
    • AFL Fantasy 79.0

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 17 West Coast Eagles Rd 14, 2012
Handballs 22 Adelaide Crows Rd 22, 2011
Disposals 33 Adelaide Crows Rd 22, 2011
Marks 12 GWS Giants Rd 20, 2012
Hit-outs 1 GWS Giants Rd 23, 2013
Tackles 8 Carlton Rd 18, 2013
Goals 3 GWS Giants Rd 23, 2013
AFL Fantasy 114 GWS Giants Rd 23, 2013

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2014 Gold Coast Suns 37 50 87 17 0 5 2 15 2 2 335
2013 Gold Coast Suns 179 197 376 89 3 9 16 66 10 7 1493
2012 Gold Coast Suns 163 150 313 92 1 7 8 36 1 3 1202
2011 Gold Coast Suns 197 248 445 99 0 17 32 75 20 18 1743
2009 Collingwood 3 12 15 3 0 0 5 1 0 0 31
2008 Collingwood 14 11 25 8 0 2 5 5 0 0 95
2007 Collingwood 11 7 18 8 0 2 2 3 0 0 79

Legend

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Kicks
H
Handballs
D
Disposals
M
Marks
HO
Hit-outs
FF
Frees For
FA
Frees Against
T
Tackles
G
Goals
B
Behinds
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AFL Fantasy points