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Fans Player of the Year: Round 5

Who gets your vote as the Fans Player of the Year after round 5?

9:01am  Apr 26, 2016

Lynch third highest ranked forward

Vice-captain Tom Lynch's brilliant start to 2016 has seen him rise to the third highest ranked forward.

9:39am  Apr 19, 2016

Lynch second in AFLCA Vote

Tom Lynch has polled for the fourth consecutive week in the AFLCA votes.

9:17am  Apr 19, 2016

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12:23pm  Apr 18, 2016

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9:44pm  Apr 16, 2016

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Tom J.
Lynch

Height
199 cm
DOB
31-10-1992
Weight
98 kg
Debut
-
Games
2016
6
Career
86
Goals
2016
24
Career
148
2016 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
568
Avg
95
Tom J.Lynch

Player Bio

At A Glance

Player honours: 2nd best and fairest 2014; leading goalkicker 2014.

Brownlow Medal: 2014 votes 4; career votes 7.


Draft history: 2010 NAB AFL Draft 1st round selection
(Gold Coast) No. 11 overall.

Following a breakout season in 2014, Tom Lynch elevated his game to another level, emerging as one of the best young key forwards in the game, as well as earmarking himself as a future captain of the Gold Coast SUNS.

With experience and leadership spending large chunks of the year on the sidelines, Lynch grew as a leader, resulting in his first Club Champion prize – a year after finishing runner up to David Swallow.

Lynch booted 43.33 from 20 appearances in 2015, averaging 14.8 possessions, 6.7 marks, 3.6 inside 50s as well as wielding influence over the entire field with his presence.

The 23-year-old polled in 13 games, with a purple patch from round 17 to round 20 underpinning a brilliant season for the spearhead. Hauls of 46 and 43 goals in the last two years provide a launching pad to elevate his game further in 2016 and could see him enter the very top echelon of key forwards in the game in seasons to come.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2016 Season Average
    Games Played 6
    • Kicks 10.0
    • Handballs 5.7
    • Disposals 15.7
    • Marks 7.3
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 2.0
    • Goals 4.0
    • AFL Fantasy 94.7

2016 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 14 Carlton Rd 3
Handballs 10 Essendon Rd 1
Disposals 23 Carlton Rd 3
Marks 10 Carlton Rd 3
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 4 Essendon Rd 1
Goals 5 Brisbane Lions Rd 4
AFL Fantasy 123 Carlton Rd 3

2016 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Essendon W 121 - 60 8 10 18 7 0 1 2 4 4 1 101
2 Fremantle W 100 - 126 10 5 15 7 0 2 0 1 5 1 98
3 Carlton W 95 - 41 14 9 23 10 0 1 1 2 4 3 123
4 Brisbane Lions L 107 - 94 11 4 15 8 0 2 1 2 5 2 104
5 North Melbourne L 81 - 119 10 2 12 8 0 1 1 0 4 1 81
6 Geelong Cats L 168 - 48 7 4 11 4 0 2 2 3 2 0 61
7 Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
8 GWS Giants - - - - - - - - - - -
9 Adelaide Crows - - - - - - - - - - -
10 West Coast Eagles - - - - - - - - - - -
11 Sydney Swans - - - - - - - - - - -
12 Richmond - - - - - - - - - - -
14 Hawthorn - - - - - - - - - - -
15 St Kilda - - - - - - - - - - -
16 Brisbane Lions - - - - - - - - - - -
17 Western Bulldogs - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Fremantle - - - - - - - - - - -
19 Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
20 GWS Giants - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Essendon - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Collingwood - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Port Adelaide - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 3 - L: 3 60 34 94 44 0 9 7 12 24 8 568

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 86
    • Kicks 8.8
    • Handballs 5.4
    • Disposals 14.2
    • Marks 5.7
    • Hit-Outs 0.8
    • Tackles 1.7
    • Goals 1.7
    • AFL Fantasy 70.8

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 16 Geelong Cats Rd 3, 2015
Handballs 12 Carlton Rd 20, 2014
Disposals 24 Carlton Rd 20, 2014
Marks 11 Richmond Rd 20, 2015
Hit-outs 6 Carlton Rd 22, 2012
Tackles 5 Brisbane Lions Rd 5, 2015
Goals 5 Brisbane Lions Rd 4, 2016
AFL Fantasy 123 Carlton Rd 3, 2016

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2016 Gold Coast Suns 60 34 94 44 0 9 7 12 24 8 568
2015 Gold Coast Suns 212 83 295 134 16 21 25 33 43 33 1589
2014 Gold Coast Suns 203 128 331 122 4 17 21 41 46 25 1654
2013 Gold Coast Suns 57 40 97 42 12 6 6 13 8 6 483
2012 Gold Coast Suns 146 108 254 98 30 19 22 26 12 10 1117
2011 Gold Coast Suns 79 69 148 53 7 13 20 21 15 8 676

Legend

K
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