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'Neon' Dion in the spotlight

Gary Ablett might be SUNS' most dangerous midfielder but the likes of Dion Prestia are attracting plenty of attention from opposition teams.

3:15pm  Apr 3, 2014

Gaz no longer SUNS only weapon

Gary Ablett is no longer Gold Coast’s only midfield weapon, according to Fremantle’s football manager Chris Bond.

4:26pm  Mar 25, 2014

SUNS confidence riding high

There are no more excuses for Gold Coast, vice-captain Dion Prestia says. The SUNS are about to enter their fourth season, having won 14 games in their first three years – including a much-improved eight in 2013.

1:33pm  Mar 3, 2014

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Dion
Prestia

Height
175 cm
DOB
12-10-1992
Weight
81 kg
Debut
2011
Games
2014
5
Career
56
Goals
2014
1
Career
13
2014 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
481
Avg
96
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 5
    • Kicks 14.0
    • Handballs 13.0
    • Disposals 27.0
    • Marks 3.8
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 3.8
    • Goals 0.2
    • AFL Fantasy 96.2

2014 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 16 Richmond Rd 1
Handballs 17 Brisbane Lions Rd 3
Disposals 32 Brisbane Lions Rd 3
Marks 7 Richmond Rd 1
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 5 Brisbane Lions Rd 3
Goals 1 Richmond Rd 1
AFL Fantasy 125 Richmond Rd 1

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 - - - - - - - - - - -
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 70 65 135 19 0 7 3 19 1 4 481

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 56
    • Kicks 11.3
    • Handballs 10.1
    • Disposals 21.4
    • Marks 3.3
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 4.0
    • Goals 0.2
    • AFL Fantasy 81.1

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 24 Adelaide Crows Rd 14, 2013
Handballs 18 Adelaide Crows Rd 14, 2013
Disposals 42 Adelaide Crows Rd 14, 2013
Marks 9 Western Bulldogs Rd 3, 2011
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 12 Geelong Cats Rd 10, 2013
Goals 2 Adelaide Crows Rd 14, 2013
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 70 65 135 19 0 7 3 19 1 4 481
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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