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Rischitelli's role change

Heading into his 15th AFL season, Michael Rischitelli looks to have found a new home at half-back.

12:12pm  Mar 27, 2018

Rischitelli looks towards return

Michael Rischitelli says he won't be taking any shortcuts in his return to football after rupturing his ACL in 2016.

10:45am  Jan 30, 2017

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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Michael
Rischitelli

Height
185 cm
DOB
08-01-1986
Weight
84 kg
Debut
2004
Games
2018
21
Career
236
Goals
2018
1
Career
89
2018 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
933
Avg
44
MichaelRischitelli

Player Bio

At A Glance

Player Honours: Brisbane Lions best and fairest 2010; Gold Coast SUNS 3rd best and fairest 2011; NAB AFL Rising Star nominee 2006
Brownlow Medal: 2016 votes 3; career votes 23
Junior Club: Keilor (Vic)/ Western U18
Previous AFL Club:
Brisbane Lions (2002-10: 111 games, 47 goals)
Draft History: 2003 NAB AFL Draft 4th round selection (Brisbane Lions) No. 61 overall; 2010 uncontracted player selection (Gold Coast)

Now entering his eighth season as a SUNS, Michael Rischitelli looms as a crucial members of the SUNS’ list in 2018. The 32-year-old spent the first half of last season recovering from an ACL injury but the veteran midfielder worked his way back into the senior side by round 17 to play four games.

Rischitelli is one of the most respected players at the club and his leadership off the field is almost as valuable as it is on. With the midfield unit starting to take shape, it is likely Rischitelli will play off half-back this year but still has plenty to give.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2018 Season Average
    Games Played 21
    • Kicks 7.2
    • Handballs 3.8
    • Disposals 11.0
    • Marks 2.6
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 2.1
    • Goals 0.0
    • AFL Fantasy 44.4

2018 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 14 North Melbourne Rd 1
Handballs 8 Geelong Cats Rd 23
Disposals 17 North Melbourne Rd 1
Marks 5 Richmond Rd 21
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 8 Carlton Rd 19
Goals 1 Melbourne Rd 20
AFL Fantasy 67 Carlton Rd 19

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 5 0 0 4 3 0 0 63
2 Carlton W 67 - 101 10 4 14 4 0 0 1 3 0 0 59
3 Fremantle L 68 - 96 8 1 9 4 0 1 1 1 0 0 40
4 West Coast Eagles L 139 - 59 3 4 7 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 21
5 Brisbane Lions W 71 - 76 8 4 12 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 38
6 Adelaide Crows L 110 - 62 - - - - - - - - - - -
7 Western Bulldogs L 81 - 72 7 4 11 1 0 1 0 7 0 0 61
8 Melbourne L 77 - 146 8 4 12 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 39
9 Port Adelaide L 42 - 82 12 3 15 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 53
11 Geelong Cats L 36 - 121 7 4 11 5 0 0 1 3 0 0 53
12 GWS Giants L 134 - 26 10 1 11 3 0 1 0 3 0 0 54
13 St Kilda L 78 - 80 3 3 6 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 19
14 Hawthorn L 96 - 43 9 7 16 4 0 3 1 3 0 0 65
15 Collingwood L 60 - 99 6 4 10 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 42
16 North Melbourne L 95 - 58 2 5 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 16
17 Essendon L 51 - 95 7 0 7 2 0 0 1 2 0 0 32
18 Sydney Swans W 64 - 88 6 2 8 2 0 1 0 2 0 0 37
19 Carlton L 44 - 79 6 4 10 3 0 0 0 8 0 0 67
20 Melbourne L 143 - 47 6 3 9 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 31
21 Richmond L 51 - 125 6 8 14 5 0 0 1 0 0 0 46
22 Brisbane Lions L 74 - 78 7 4 11 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 39
23 Geelong Cats L 142 - 40 7 8 15 4 0 1 0 2 0 0 58
TOTAL W: 4 - L: 18 152 80 232 55 0 9 13 44 1 0 933

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 236
    • Kicks 9.3
    • Handballs 8.5
    • Disposals 17.8
    • Marks 3.7
    • Hit-Outs 0.1
    • Tackles 4.3
    • Goals 0.4
    • AFL Fantasy 74.8

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 21 Geelong Cats Rd 3, 2015
Handballs 20 Essendon Rd 1, 2016
Disposals 35 St Kilda Rd 2, 2015
Marks 10 Western Bulldogs Rd 12, 2010
Hit-outs 2 Sydney Swans Rd 2, 2013
Tackles 12 West Coast Eagles Rd 7, 2015
Goals 3 Port Adelaide Rd 21, 2009
AFL Fantasy 133 West Coast Eagles Rd 23, 2014

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2018 Gold Coast Suns 152 80 232 55 0 9 13 44 1 0 933
2017 Gold Coast Suns 26 24 50 11 0 6 7 15 1 0 210
2016 Gold Coast Suns 103 131 234 30 2 9 9 57 2 4 889
2015 Gold Coast Suns 282 189 471 81 5 22 20 127 8 13 2003
2014 Gold Coast Suns 201 192 393 70 2 10 10 74 8 10 1533
2013 Gold Coast Suns 91 94 185 32 5 10 4 43 6 6 774
2012 Gold Coast Suns 89 114 203 38 1 16 9 59 6 4 875
2011 Gold Coast Suns 241 257 498 97 1 21 22 115 10 9 2013
2010 Brisbane Lions 278 252 530 126 4 19 19 97 7 6 2118
2009 Brisbane Lions 187 182 369 88 2 12 19 116 13 9 1697
2008 Brisbane Lions 218 148 366 92 3 27 18 92 9 10 1634
2007 Brisbane Lions 158 209 367 86 4 20 16 100 6 10 1572
2006 Brisbane Lions 161 130 291 71 2 14 11 67 8 4 1259
2005 Brisbane Lions 11 2 13 3 0 0 1 7 2 0 83
2004 Brisbane Lions 6 2 8 4 0 2 0 4 2 0 64

Legend

K
Kicks
H
Handballs
D
Disposals
M
Marks
HO
Hit-outs
FF
Frees For
FA
Frees Against
T
Tackles
G
Goals
B
Behinds
AF
AFL Fantasy points