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We needed to take the game on, says Prestia

Dion Prestia lamented his team’s inability to “take the game on" following the side's 39-point loss to Carlton on Saturday.

9:00pm  Aug 9, 2014

Prestia handed SUNS captaincy for QClash

Dion Prestia has been handed captaincy duties for this Saturday’s QClash encounter at the Gabba.

4:12pm  Jul 24, 2014

Gaz to mentor future leaders

David Swallow, Dion Prestia, Tom Lynch and Michael Rischitelli will all be given an opportunity to shoulder the responsibility of being ‘skipper’ in Gary Ablett's absence.

5:15pm  Jul 9, 2014

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Presser: Dion Prestia

8:28am  Aug 3, 2014

Precise Prestia bends it back

7:50pm  Jul 5, 2014

AFL 360: The SUN is rising

2:06pm  Jul 3, 2014

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Dion
Prestia

Height
175 cm
DOB
12-10-1992
Weight
81 kg
Debut
2011
Games
2014
20
Career
71
Goals
2014
8
Career
20
2014 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
2001
Avg
100
DionPrestia

Player Bio

At A Glance

Player Honours: 2nd best and fairest 2013.
Brownlow Medal: 2013 votes 9; career votes 9.
Draft History:  2010 NAB AFL Draft 1st round selection (Gold Coast) No. 9 overall

Breakout season for the fleet-footed midfielder who finished second in the best and fairest and resisted the temptation to return to Melbourne by signing a three-year contract extension.

Prestia started 2013 in defence but quickly moved to the midfield and showed the fruits of a pre-season dedicated to getting fitter.

He was second only to Ablett in disposals (25.4), second in clearances and third in tackles and contested possessions.

Despite fierce competition for places in the middle of the ground, Prestia’s work ethic, speed and improving ball use has ensured he is one of the first picked there.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2014 Season Average
    Games Played 20
    • Kicks 14.1
    • Handballs 12.7
    • Disposals 26.9
    • Marks 3.9
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 4.5
    • Goals 0.4
    • AFL Fantasy 100.0

2014 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 20 West Coast Eagles Rd 13
Handballs 20 Western Bulldogs Rd 10
Disposals 38 West Coast Eagles Rd 13
Marks 11 Geelong Cats Rd 14
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 9 Port Adelaide Rd 21
Goals 2 Adelaide Crows Rd 11
AFL Fantasy 139 West Coast Eagles Rd 13

2014 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Richmond W 87 - 69 16 16 32 7 0 1 0 4 1 1 125
2 Fremantle L 87 - 39 12 10 22 4 0 1 0 4 0 1 86
3 Brisbane Lions W 114 - 61 15 17 32 0 0 2 0 5 0 1 102
4 Hawthorn L 49 - 148 15 12 27 4 0 2 1 2 0 0 88
5 Melbourne W 78 - 86 12 10 22 4 0 1 2 4 0 1 80
6 GWS Giants W 134 - 94 16 16 32 6 0 1 2 1 1 1 104
7 North Melbourne W 77 - 120 16 12 28 3 0 0 0 2 1 0 95
9 St Kilda W 87 - 125 13 15 28 4 0 1 0 3 0 0 94
10 Western Bulldogs W 119 - 74 15 20 35 6 0 1 3 5 0 1 116
11 Adelaide Crows L 109 - 77 19 10 29 6 0 0 2 7 2 1 130
12 Sydney Swans L 74 - 109 14 14 28 4 0 1 0 6 0 0 107
13 West Coast Eagles L 103 - 100 20 18 38 5 0 2 0 5 1 0 139
14 Geelong Cats W 118 - 78 18 10 28 11 0 1 0 6 0 0 132
15 Hawthorn L 116 - 63 10 9 19 2 0 0 0 6 1 0 84
16 Collingwood W 80 - 75 10 9 19 2 0 1 0 4 1 0 77
17 Western Bulldogs L 94 - 66 11 11 22 3 0 1 0 4 0 0 81
18 Brisbane Lions L 110 - 56 9 13 22 2 0 1 0 6 0 0 84
19 St Kilda W 117 - 64 14 17 31 2 0 1 0 6 0 1 108
20 Carlton L 97 - 58 10 8 18 3 0 1 0 2 0 0 64
21 Port Adelaide L 47 - 56 18 8 26 0 0 2 1 9 0 0 105
22 Essendon - - - - - - - - - - -
23 West Coast Eagles - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 10 - L: 10 283 255 538 78 0 21 11 91 8 8 2001

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 71
    • Kicks 11.9
    • Handballs 10.6
    • Disposals 22.6
    • Marks 3.4
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 4.2
    • Goals 0.3
    • AFL Fantasy 85.4

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 24 Adelaide Crows Rd 14, 2013
Handballs 20 Western Bulldogs Rd 10, 2014
Disposals 42 Adelaide Crows Rd 14, 2013
Marks 11 Geelong Cats Rd 14, 2014
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 12 Geelong Cats Rd 10, 2013
Goals 2 Adelaide Crows Rd 11, 2014
AFL Fantasy 157 Adelaide Crows Rd 14, 2013

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2014 Gold Coast Suns 283 255 538 78 0 21 11 91 8 8 2001
2013 Gold Coast Suns 292 217 509 78 0 27 15 86 9 8 1932
2012 Gold Coast Suns 135 141 276 39 0 9 5 59 2 4 1050
2011 Gold Coast Suns 138 142 280 49 0 13 11 60 1 7 1078

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