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Ablett ruled out of Cats clash

Gold Coast SUNS captain Gary Ablett has been ruled out of Sunday’s match against Geelong at Simonds Stadium.

12:12pm  Apr 14, 2015

Performances not acceptable: Ablett

Gary Ablett has said the effort displayed in the opening two matches this season has been unacceptable.

10:09pm  Apr 12, 2015

Optomo Injury Report: Round Two

Gary Ablett pulled up a little sore following Saturday – but that is to be expected and not a point of any concern whatsoever.

7:16pm  Apr 7, 2015

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Gary
Ablett

Height
182 cm
DOB
14-05-1984
Weight
85 kg
Debut
2002
Games
2015
3
Career
271
Goals
2015
6
Career
364
2015 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
250
Avg
83
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).

After seemingly taking his game to another extraordinary level, Ablett suffered the first major injury of his career in a rollercoaster 2014.

A dislocated left shoulder against Collingwood in round 16 not only ended the year for the dual Brownlow medallist, but also his team, which fell away badly after his injury.

The little master’s first 15 rounds were peerless, as he averaged 32 disposals and kicked 24 goals to have the SUNS sitting comfortably in the top eight.

Ablett topped 30 disposals on 10 occasions and was ranked first in the AFL for average contested possessions (17.5) and clearances (7.9). The 30-year-old is entering his 14th season, but has lost none of his strength, speed or evasion and appears to still have many good years in front of him.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2015 Season Average
    Games Played 3
    • Kicks 13.7
    • Handballs 10.7
    • Disposals 24.3
    • Marks 1.7
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 1.3
    • Goals 2.0
    • AFL Fantasy 83.3

2015 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 18 North Melbourne Rd 14
Handballs 13 North Melbourne Rd 14
Disposals 31 North Melbourne Rd 14
Marks 2 North Melbourne Rd 14
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 3 North Melbourne Rd 14
Goals 3 North Melbourne Rd 14
AFL Fantasy 119 North Melbourne Rd 14

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 - - - - - - - - - - -
16 GWS Giants - - - - - - - - - - -
17 Adelaide Crows - - - - - - - - - - -
18 West Coast Eagles - - - - - - - - - - -
19 Brisbane Lions - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Richmond - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Essendon - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Port Adelaide - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Sydney Swans - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 2 - L: 11 41 32 73 5 0 5 4 4 6 3 250

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 271
    • Kicks 12.9
    • Handballs 12.1
    • Disposals 25.0
    • Marks 3.2
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 4.2
    • Goals 1.3
    • AFL Fantasy 96.9

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
2015 Gold Coast Suns 41 32 73 5 0 5 4 4 6 3 250
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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