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GC SUNS intraclub preview

It’ll be SUN v SUN at Saturday’s intraclub match at the Gold Coast AFL Open Day.

10:04am  Feb 11, 2016

MacPherson thrilled to learn off the best

Running alongside the likes of Ablett and Prestia in training drills has been a surreal experience for MacPherson

10:56am  Feb 10, 2016

Ablett to remain captain of GC SUNS

For his sixth consecutive season, Gary Ablett has been named captain of the Gold Coast SUNS.

2:58pm  Feb 3, 2016

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7:13pm  Feb 1, 2016

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1:29pm  Dec 7, 2015

Senior List

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Gary
Ablett

Height
182 cm
DOB
14-05-1984
Weight
87 kg
Debut
2002
Games
2015
6
Career
274
Goals
2015
10
Career
368
2015 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
567
Avg
94
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: 2014 votes 22; career votes 209.
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).

Gary Ablett returns as skipper in 2016 for his sixth consecutive season with the Gold Coast SUNS and will be looking to re-establish his place as one of AFL’s all-time greats.

The champion midfielder played the opening two games of the 2015 season after a long rehabilitation process following a shoulder reconstruction. Complications with the injury forced him to miss the next 12 weeks as he worked to strengthen his shoulder joint before returning to the field.

Ablett returned against North Melbourne in round 14, immediately regaining touch by collecting 30 possessions and kicking three goals in a stunning performance that reminded the football landscape of his brilliance.

The dual Brownlow Medallist collected 30 possessions in each of his next two appearances against the Western Bulldogs and Greater Western Sydney, the latter game also saw him gain a career-high 17 tackles. But from there disaster struck against Adelaide in round 17, with Ablett suffering a season-ending knee injury in the opening quarter.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2015 Season Average
    Games Played 6
    • Kicks 15.7
    • Handballs 7.2
    • Disposals 22.8
    • Marks 2.0
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 4.7
    • Goals 1.7
    • AFL Fantasy 94.5

2015 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 25 GWS Giants Rd 16
Handballs 13 North Melbourne Rd 14
Disposals 31 North Melbourne Rd 14
Marks 3 GWS Giants Rd 16
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 17 GWS Giants Rd 16
Goals 3 GWS Giants Rd 16
AFL Fantasy 176 GWS Giants Rd 16

2015 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Melbourne L 115 - 89 12 7 19 1 0 2 2 0 2 0 61
2 St Kilda L 76 - 104 11 12 23 2 0 1 2 1 1 2 70
3 Geelong Cats L 105 - 96 - - - - - - - - - - -
4 GWS Giants L 119 - 53 - - - - - - - - - - -
5 Brisbane Lions W 118 - 54 - - - - - - - - - - -
6 Adelaide Crows L 78 - 119 - - - - - - - - - - -
7 West Coast Eagles L 135 - 43 - - - - - - - - - - -
8 Collingwood L 63 - 132 - - - - - - - - - - -
9 Hawthorn L 93 - 40 - - - - - - - - - - -
10 Sydney Swans L 41 - 93 - - - - - - - - - - -
11 Fremantle L 46 - 53 - - - - - - - - - - -
13 Carlton L 103 - 69 - - - - - - - - - - -
14 North Melbourne W 125 - 70 18 13 31 2 0 2 0 3 3 1 119
15 Western Bulldogs L 95 - 73 24 6 30 2 0 5 2 6 1 0 119
16 GWS Giants L 79 - 94 25 5 30 3 0 5 3 17 3 0 176
17 Adelaide Crows L 125 - 80 4 0 4 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 22
18 West Coast Eagles D 83 - 83 - - - - - - - - - - -
19 Brisbane Lions W 100 - 114 - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Richmond L 138 - 55 - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Essendon W 97 - 95 - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Port Adelaide L 51 - 88 - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Sydney Swans L 127 - 64 - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 4 - L: 17 - D: 1 94 43 137 12 0 15 9 28 10 3 567

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 274
    • Kicks 12.9
    • Handballs 12.1
    • 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 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
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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