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Kolodjashnij keen to regain form

Kade Kolodjashnij says the concussion that ruined his 2017 was "scary", but the defender believes he can quickly return to his best form.

4:44pm  Mar 21, 2018

Kolodjashnij on concussion and life outside footy

With Kade Kolodjashnij's season ending prematurely, off-field development became a priority and will take him to Fiji for volunteer work.

9:24am  Sep 7, 2017

Changing Numbers

New recruits have been allocated their jumper numbers, while a handful of senior players have opted for a change.

11:11am  Nov 23, 2016

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SUNS TV: Kolodjashnij Presser

3:57pm  Mar 21, 2018

SUNS TV: Kade Kolodjashnij

10:05am  Jul 21, 2016

My First: Kade Kolodjashnij

5:00pm  Jul 20, 2016

Senior List

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Kade
Kolodjashnij

Height
190 cm
DOB
09-08-1995
Weight
85 kg
Debut
-
Games
2018
8
Career
78
Goals
2018
0
Career
13
2018 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
538
Avg
67
KadeKolodjashnij

Player Bio

At A Glance

Player Honours: - 2nd best and fairest 2015; NAB AFL Rising Star nominee 2014.
Brownlow Medal: -
Junior Club: Prospect (Tas)
Draft History: 2013 NAB AFL Draft 1st round selection (Gold Coast) No. 5 overall.

Kolodjashnij played 11 of the first 12 games last year before a concussion in round 13 ended his season prematurely. In those games, the 22-year-old had just begun to find the consistency with his disposal that had made him such an integral member of the SUNS backline in his first couple of seasons.

Heading into his fifth year at the club, Kolodjashnij is looking to get back to his best in 2018. He now dons a black helmet when playing to mitigate the chance of concussion again, and is set to return to where he plays his best football, half-back. He has been forced to play a variety of roles in the past due to other injuries in defence, but when he gets the opportunity to run-and-carry across half-back, the dashing defender has the potential to become elite.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2018 Season Average
    Games Played 8
    • Kicks 12.1
    • Handballs 4.1
    • Disposals 16.3
    • Marks 5.5
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 1.9
    • Goals 0.0
    • AFL Fantasy 67.3

2018 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 16 Fremantle Rd 3
Handballs 9 Sydney Swans Rd 18
Disposals 22 Fremantle Rd 3
Marks 9 West Coast Eagles Rd 4
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 4 Carlton Rd 2
Goals 0 - -
AFL Fantasy 86 Fremantle Rd 3

2018 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 North Melbourne W 55 - 39 14 3 17 6 0 0 0 1 0 0 70
2 Carlton W 67 - 101 13 4 17 3 0 1 0 4 0 0 73
3 Fremantle L 68 - 96 16 6 22 7 0 0 1 2 0 0 86
4 West Coast Eagles L 139 - 59 13 1 14 9 0 0 1 2 0 0 73
5 Brisbane Lions W 71 - 76 - - - - - - - - - - -
6 Adelaide Crows L 110 - 62 - - - - - - - - - - -
7 Western Bulldogs L 81 - 72 - - - - - - - - - - -
8 Melbourne L 77 - 146 - - - - - - - - - - -
9 Port Adelaide L 42 - 82 - - - - - - - - - - -
11 Geelong Cats L 36 - 121 - - - - - - - - - - -
12 GWS Giants L 134 - 26 - - - - - - - - - - -
13 St Kilda L 78 - 80 - - - - - - - - - - -
14 Hawthorn L 96 - 43 - - - - - - - - - - -
15 Collingwood L 60 - 99 - - - - - - - - - - -
16 North Melbourne L 95 - 58 - - - - - - - - - - -
17 Essendon L 51 - 95 - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Sydney Swans W 64 - 88 11 9 20 7 0 0 2 1 0 1 71
19 Carlton L 44 - 79 7 3 10 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 43
20 Melbourne L 143 - 47 15 3 18 5 0 1 1 2 0 0 72
21 Richmond L 51 - 125 8 4 12 2 0 0 0 3 0 0 50
22 Brisbane Lions L 74 - 78 - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Geelong Cats L 142 - 40 - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 4 - L: 18 97 33 130 44 0 2 5 15 0 2 538

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 78
    • Kicks 12.3
    • Handballs 6.9
    • Disposals 19.1
    • Marks 5.8
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 2.1
    • Goals 0.2
    • AFL Fantasy 76.0

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 24 Sydney Swans Rd 10, 2015
Handballs 15 Hawthorn Rd 3, 2017
Disposals 30 Western Bulldogs Rd 15, 2015
Marks 13 Collingwood Rd 8, 2015
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 8 Brisbane Lions Rd 4, 2016
Goals 2 Sydney Swans Rd 12, 2014
AFL Fantasy 125 Port Adelaide Rd 8, 2017

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2018 Gold Coast Suns 97 33 130 44 0 2 5 15 0 2 538
2017 Gold Coast Suns 138 94 232 83 0 3 8 24 3 0 944
2016 Gold Coast Suns 210 123 333 114 0 10 11 45 0 1 1376
2015 Gold Coast Suns 320 170 490 124 0 17 15 42 5 1 1843
2014 Gold Coast Suns 192 116 308 88 0 7 6 34 5 3 1230

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