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Brandon Matera finds his drive

After being dropped at the beginning of the season, Brandon Matera has impressed in recent weeks.

10:29am  Jul 22, 2016

‘There’s still room for improvement’

Despite the SUNS recording back-to-back victories, neither was the result of complete performances.

11:03am  Jul 11, 2016

NEAFL: Round 3 Preview

The SUNS reserves will be looking to open their 2016 account this Saturday against the Lions reserves

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Brandon
Matera

Height
173 cm
DOB
11-03-1992
Weight
77 kg
Debut
2011
Games
2017
3
Career
94
Goals
2017
11
Career
113
2017 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
300
Avg
100
BrandonMatera

Player Bio

At A Glance

Player Honours: NAB AFL Rising Star nominee 2011
Brownlow Medal: Career votes 6
Junior Club: Bullcreek Leeming (WA)/ South Fremantle (WAFL)
Draft History:
2010 17-year-old access selection (Gold Coast)

The clever small forward worked his way into form and played the final 15 games of season 2016. Brandon Matera plays a difficult position and can come in-and-out of games, but he knows where the goals are, as shown by his 24 in 17 games. He kicked multiple goals in eight matches and was held goalless on just three occasions. Generally takes the right option with the ball, but needs to be more consistent with his defensive pressure to round out his game.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2017 Season Average
    Games Played 3
    • Kicks 14.0
    • Handballs 5.7
    • Disposals 19.7
    • Marks 5.7
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 2.0
    • Goals 3.7
    • AFL Fantasy 100.0

2017 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 22 Carlton Rd 4
Handballs 7 Carlton Rd 4
Disposals 29 Carlton Rd 4
Marks 9 Carlton Rd 4
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 3 Carlton Rd 4
Goals 6 Hawthorn Rd 3
AFL Fantasy 138 Carlton Rd 4

2017 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Brisbane Lions L 96 - 98 - - - - - - - - - - -
2 GWS Giants L 160 - 58 - - - - - - - - - - -
3 Hawthorn W 139 - 53 12 7 19 4 0 1 0 2 6 0 107
4 Carlton W 82 - 108 22 7 29 9 0 0 0 3 3 1 138
5 Adelaide Crows L 86 - 153 8 3 11 4 0 0 1 1 2 0 55
6 North Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
7 Geelong Cats - - - - - - - - - - -
8 Port Adelaide - - - - - - - - - - -
10 Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
11 West Coast Eagles - - - - - - - - - - -
12 Hawthorn - - - - - - - - - - -
13 Carlton - - - - - - - - - - -
14 St Kilda - - - - - - - - - - -
15 North Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
16 Sydney Swans - - - - - - - - - - -
17 Collingwood - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Western Bulldogs - - - - - - - - - - -
19 Richmond - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Fremantle - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Brisbane Lions - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Essendon - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Port Adelaide - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 2 - L: 3 42 17 59 17 0 1 1 6 11 1 300

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 94
    • Kicks 10.5
    • Handballs 4.3
    • Disposals 14.8
    • Marks 3.8
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 2.4
    • Goals 1.2
    • AFL Fantasy 68.2

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 22 Carlton Rd 4, 2017
Handballs 9 Western Bulldogs Rd 17, 2017
Disposals 29 Carlton Rd 4, 2017
Marks 10 North Melbourne Rd 12, 2012
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 7 Fremantle Rd 11, 2015
Goals 6 Hawthorn Rd 3, 2017
AFL Fantasy 138 Carlton Rd 4, 2017

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2017 Gold Coast Suns 42 17 59 17 0 1 1 6 11 1 300
2016 Gold Coast Suns 166 78 244 60 0 5 6 34 24 15 1116
2015 Gold Coast Suns 210 79 289 80 0 17 13 55 18 12 1346
2014 Gold Coast Suns 147 68 215 52 0 10 7 49 27 17 1097
2013 Gold Coast Suns 121 23 144 48 0 6 7 20 7 13 673
2012 Gold Coast Suns 186 95 281 72 0 15 15 38 11 16 1168
2011 Gold Coast Suns 112 44 156 32 0 13 7 25 15 8 710

Legend

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