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Tough decision to get surgery: Gaz

It was the decision that had Gold Coast, and footy fans from across the country, feeling as though the 2014 season had become a little lesser.

11:34am  Jul 28, 2014

Ablett the fans' most exciting player

Injured GC SUNS skipper Gary Ablett remains the game’s most watchable player according to fans.

3:14pm  Jul 18, 2014

Ablett to undergo surgery

Gold Coast SUNS captain Gary Ablett will miss the remainder of the 2014 season after electing to undergo reconstructive surgery to repair his left shoulder.

1:56pm  Jul 9, 2014

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Gary Ablett: Road to Recovery

11:34am  Jul 28, 2014

The best of Gazza in 2014

4:19pm  Jul 9, 2014

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Gary
Ablett

Height
182 cm
DOB
14-05-1984
Weight
85 kg
Debut
2002
Games
2014
15
Career
268
Goals
2014
24
Career
358
2014 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
1787
Avg
119
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 15
    • Kicks 16.9
    • Handballs 15.1
    • Disposals 32.1
    • Marks 2.0
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 6.1
    • Goals 1.6
    • AFL Fantasy 119.1

2014 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 28 Hawthorn Rd 15
Handballs 22 Sydney Swans Rd 12
Disposals 45 Hawthorn Rd 15
Marks 5 Geelong Cats Rd 14
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 11 GWS Giants Rd 6
Goals 4 St Kilda Rd 9
AFL Fantasy 157 Hawthorn Rd 15

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 W 134 - 94 13 17 30 0 0 2 3 11 2 0 122
7 North Melbourne W 77 - 120 15 13 28 4 0 5 2 3 4 1 119
9 St Kilda W 87 - 125 16 21 37 0 0 3 2 4 4 0 127
10 Western Bulldogs W 119 - 74 9 15 24 1 0 5 0 3 0 1 78
11 Adelaide Crows L 109 - 77 12 13 25 1 0 3 2 6 2 0 98
12 Sydney Swans L 74 - 109 15 22 37 5 0 1 1 9 1 2 146
13 West Coast Eagles L 103 - 100 20 13 33 1 0 1 2 8 0 2 118
14 Geelong Cats W 118 - 78 20 13 33 5 0 1 1 8 1 0 137
15 Hawthorn L 116 - 63 28 17 45 2 0 0 1 6 2 0 157
16 Collingwood W 80 - 75 15 4 19 1 0 1 2 4 0 0 67
17 Western Bulldogs L 94 - 66 - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Brisbane Lions L 110 - 56 - - - - - - - - - - -
19 St Kilda - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Carlton - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Port Adelaide - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Essendon - - - - - - - - - - -
23 West Coast Eagles - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 9 - L: 8 254 227 481 30 0 35 23 91 24 7 1787

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 268
    • Kicks 12.9
    • Handballs 12.2
    • Disposals 25.0
    • Marks 3.2
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 4.2
    • Goals 1.3
    • AFL Fantasy 97.0

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 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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