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AFL Coaches Votes: Round 1

Former skipper Gary Ablett was rated the SUNS’ best player in round one.

9:33am  Mar 28, 2017

Ablett still a top 10 player

SUNS midfielder Gary Ablett is still in the top 10 stars in the game according to his fellow players.

10:46am  Mar 13, 2017

Ablett all smiles after return

The Gold Coast champion was all smiles following his performance against the Western Bulldogs in JLT3.

10:51am  Mar 10, 2017

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Gary Ablett: 100 SUNS Games

7:01pm  Apr 13, 2017

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1:49pm  Apr 11, 2017

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Gary
Ablett

Height
182 cm
DOB
14-05-1984
Weight
87 kg
Debut
2002
Games
2017
5
Career
293
Goals
2017
4
Career
382
2017 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
549
Avg
110
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 2011-16.
Brownlow Medal: 2016 votes 6; career votes 220.
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).

The dual Brownlow medallist had his third straight season shortened by injury in 2016. After shoulder surgery (2014) and knee surgery (2015) limited his previous two years, Ablett was going along nicely until again dislocating his left shoulder against the Brisbane Lions in round 16 and requiring season-ending surgery.

At 32, he still has his pace and evasiveness and showed with 40 touches and a goal against Hawthorn that his best form was still there. Gold Coast no longer relies on Herculean efforts from Ablett to guide them to victories, but a successful recovery from his latest surgery means the Gold Coast will once again be able to witness the little master at work. 

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2017 Season Average
    Games Played 5
    • Kicks 17.2
    • Handballs 12.2
    • Disposals 29.4
    • Marks 2.8
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 5.2
    • Goals 0.8
    • AFL Fantasy 109.8

2017 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 27 Hawthorn Rd 3
Handballs 18 Adelaide Crows Rd 5
Disposals 36 Hawthorn Rd 3
Marks 5 Adelaide Crows Rd 5
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 8 Brisbane Lions Rd 1
Goals 2 Hawthorn Rd 3
AFL Fantasy 138 Hawthorn Rd 3

2017 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Brisbane Lions L 96 - 98 16 12 28 1 0 1 1 8 0 0 105
2 GWS Giants L 160 - 58 9 7 16 0 0 1 0 5 1 1 69
3 Hawthorn W 139 - 53 27 9 36 3 0 1 0 4 2 1 138
4 Carlton W 82 - 108 18 16 34 5 0 0 2 4 1 1 118
5 Adelaide Crows L 86 - 153 15 18 33 5 0 1 0 5 0 1 118
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 86 61 147 14 0 4 3 26 4 4 549

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 293
    • Kicks 13.1
    • Handballs 12.1
    • Disposals 25.1
    • Marks 3.1
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 4.3
    • Goals 1.3
    • AFL Fantasy 97.4

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 17 GWS Giants Rd 16, 2015
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
2017 Gold Coast Suns 86 61 147 14 0 4 3 26 4 4 549
2016 Gold Coast Suns 203 175 378 28 0 19 19 85 10 12 1417
2015 Gold Coast Suns 94 43 137 12 0 15 9 28 10 3 567
2014 Gold Coast Suns 254 227 481 30 0 35 23 91 24 7 1787
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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