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Gaz is the best, says Jones

Melbourne’s co-captain Nathan Jones says he can no longer argue with Gary Ablett’s status as the best player in the modern game.

1:20pm  Apr 22, 2014

Gaz too hot for Demons

Just as he has done so consistently, Gary Ablett rallied his team to its third win on a scrappy afternoon at the MCG on Sunday.

7:20pm  Apr 20, 2014

Roos bound to put tag on Ablett

Don’t expect Melbourne’s controversial tactics from round 20 to haunt Gary Ablett when the captain leads his team out this Sunday.

8:30am  Apr 18, 2014

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Gary Ablett - #1 AFL Player

2:07pm  Apr 17, 2014

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5:51pm  Apr 1, 2014

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3:40pm  Mar 26, 2014

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Gary
Ablett

Height
182 cm
DOB
14-05-1984
Weight
85 kg
Debut
2002
Games
2014
5
Career
258
Goals
2014
8
Career
342
2014 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
618
Avg
124
GaryAblett

Player Bio

At A Glance

Player honours: Brownlow Medal 2009, 2013; 2nd Brownlow Medal 2010; 3rd Brownlow Medal 2008 (equal); Geelong best and fairest 2007, 2009 (equal); Gold Coast best and fairest 2011, 2012, 2013; Geelong 2nd best and fairest 2008, 2010; Geelong 3rd best and fairest 2005, 2006; All-Australian 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 (captain), 2012, 2013; AFLPA MVP 2007, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2013; AFLCA Player of the Year 2007, 2008, 2009; Geelong leading goalkicker 2006; Gold Coast leading goalkicker 2012, 2013; Geelong premiership sides 2007, 2009; Geelong pre-season premiership sides 2006, 2009; captain since 2011.
Brownlow Medal: 2013 votes 28; career votes 187.
Previous AFL club: Geelong (2002-10: 192 games, 262 goals)
Draft history: 2001 National AFL Draft 3rd round father-son selection (Geelong) No. 40 overall; 2010 uncontracted player selection (Gold Coast)

No doubt the best player in the game, Ablett won his second Brownlow Medal, fifth AFL Players’ Association Award and was named an All-Australian for the seventh successive year in 2013.

The 29-year-old is almost impossible to tackle, has great strength, evasion and acceleration and uses the ball as well as any midfielder.

His season was dotted with master-class performances, including a 34-touch, four-goal display in the wet against St Kilda and a sublime 49-touch, two-goal effort in a win over Collingwood.

Ablett had the highest average disposals in the competition (31.2) and was second in contested possessions (14.9).

With a young midfield emerging, he may spend more time in the forward line – where his strength and marking ability make him equally dangerous – but for the time being, the little champion is going nowhere and shows no signs of slowing down.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2014 Season Average
    Games Played 5
    • Kicks 18.2
    • Handballs 15.8
    • Disposals 34.0
    • Marks 2.0
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 5.8
    • Goals 1.6
    • AFL Fantasy 123.6

2014 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 22 Richmond Rd 1
Handballs 19 Richmond Rd 1
Disposals 41 Richmond Rd 1
Marks 4 Melbourne Rd 5
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 10 Brisbane Lions Rd 3
Goals 3 Brisbane Lions Rd 3
AFL Fantasy 146 Brisbane Lions Rd 3

2014 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Richmond W 87 - 69 22 19 41 4 0 1 0 3 2 0 141
2 Fremantle L 87 - 39 10 14 24 0 0 4 2 6 0 0 80
3 Brisbane Lions W 114 - 61 20 18 38 1 0 1 4 10 3 0 146
4 Hawthorn L 49 - 148 18 17 35 1 0 3 0 8 1 0 132
5 Melbourne W 78 - 86 21 11 32 4 0 4 1 2 2 1 119
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 91 79 170 10 0 13 7 29 8 1 618

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 258
    • Kicks 12.7
    • Handballs 12.1
    • Disposals 24.8
    • Marks 3.3
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 4.2
    • Goals 1.3
    • AFL Fantasy 96.3

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 31 Collingwood Rd 10, 2012
Handballs 33 Adelaide Crows Rd 4, 2009
Disposals 53 Collingwood Rd 10, 2012
Marks 12 Hawthorn Rd 22, 2006
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 14 Fremantle Rd 15, 2011
Goals 6 Fremantle Rd 12, 2006
AFL Fantasy 186 Collingwood Rd 10, 2012

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2014 Gold Coast Suns 91 79 170 10 0 13 7 29 8 1 618
2013 Gold Coast Suns 343 312 655 73 0 35 25 96 28 23 2407
2012 Gold Coast Suns 389 287 676 61 0 41 28 110 26 19 2496
2011 Gold Coast Suns 304 301 605 45 0 38 15 118 18 17 2239
2010 Geelong Cats 338 418 756 106 0 22 27 101 44 26 2803
2009 Geelong Cats 299 445 744 93 0 27 25 92 27 26 2574
2008 Geelong Cats 288 318 606 100 0 44 19 95 26 24 2347
2007 Geelong Cats 358 309 667 98 0 42 22 86 30 26 2512
2006 Geelong Cats 212 142 354 74 0 22 15 65 35 28 1617
2005 Geelong Cats 257 178 435 65 0 23 22 86 29 26 1823
2004 Geelong Cats 178 123 301 46 0 14 27 93 35 25 1458
2003 Geelong Cats 189 138 327 61 0 21 11 77 26 20 1498
2002 Geelong Cats 37 63 100 13 0 7 1 25 10 3 443

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