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A look back at Gary’s 2013 Brownlow

Gary's 2013 Brownlow Medal remains one of the most significant milestones in Gold Coast’s short history.

10:07am  Sep 23, 2016

Another tough campaign for the skipper

It was another injury-interrupted year at Metricon Stadium for Gold Coast SUNS captain Gary Ablett.

9:37am  Sep 14, 2016

Injury Update: Ablett/Rischitelli

The SUNS have been dealt a double blow with scans today resulting in surgery for Gary Ablett and Michael Rischitelli.

5:00pm  Jul 11, 2016

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FIAT SUNS in Cars: Gary Ablett

3:32pm  Sep 14, 2016

2016 Season Review: Gary Ablett

12:09pm  Sep 14, 2016

SUNS TV: Ablett Presser

12:17pm  Aug 26, 2016

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Gary
Ablett

Height
182 cm
DOB
14-05-1984
Weight
87 kg
Debut
2002
Games
2016
14
Career
288
Goals
2016
10
Career
378
2016 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
1417
Avg
101
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

  • 2016 Season Average
    Games Played 14
    • Kicks 14.5
    • Handballs 12.5
    • Disposals 27.0
    • Marks 2.0
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 6.1
    • Goals 0.7
    • AFL Fantasy 101.2

2016 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 21 Hawthorn Rd 14
Handballs 21 Carlton Rd 3
Disposals 40 Hawthorn Rd 14
Marks 4 Melbourne Rd 7
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 13 Sydney Swans Rd 11
Goals 2 Melbourne Rd 7
AFL Fantasy 134 Essendon Rd 1

2016 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Essendon W 121 - 60 20 14 34 4 0 3 2 7 1 3 134
2 Fremantle W 100 - 126 12 11 23 1 0 0 1 8 1 1 97
3 Carlton W 95 - 41 14 21 35 3 0 1 1 8 0 1 124
4 Brisbane Lions L 107 - 94 15 9 24 3 0 0 2 4 0 1 83
5 North Melbourne L 81 - 119 12 16 28 1 0 1 0 3 1 1 91
6 Geelong Cats L 168 - 48 13 13 26 3 0 2 2 5 0 0 90
7 Melbourne L 87 - 160 11 11 22 4 0 2 5 4 2 0 82
8 GWS Giants L 149 - 58 13 8 21 1 0 1 1 5 1 0 82
9 Adelaide Crows L 74 - 149 - - - - - - - - - - -
10 West Coast Eagles L 132 - 55 19 13 32 1 0 1 0 8 0 1 120
11 Sydney Swans L 41 - 79 17 9 26 1 0 2 1 13 0 1 124
12 Richmond L 114 - 97 14 10 24 1 0 1 0 12 1 0 120
14 Hawthorn L 86 - 60 21 19 40 2 0 3 0 3 1 1 129
15 St Kilda W 108 - 68 12 13 25 3 0 0 3 2 1 2 78
16 Brisbane Lions W 139 - 113 10 8 18 0 0 2 1 3 1 0 63
17 Western Bulldogs L 107 - 59 - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Fremantle W 105 - 81 - - - - - - - - - - -
19 Melbourne L 66 - 64 - - - - - - - - - - -
20 GWS Giants L 84 - 92 - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Essendon L 75 - 69 - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Collingwood L 118 - 47 - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Port Adelaide L 66 - 89 - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 6 - L: 16 203 175 378 28 0 19 19 85 10 12 1417

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 288
    • Kicks 13.0
    • Handballs 12.1
    • Disposals 25.1
    • Marks 3.1
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 4.3
    • Goals 1.3
    • AFL Fantasy 97.2

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
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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