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Day: I couldn’t ask for anything better

It’s been a big couple of weeks for Gold Coast’s Sam Day, who celebrated his 100th game with a victory against Carlton.

12:44pm  Apr 2, 2018

Sam's day as he reaches 100 games

Saturday's match against Carlton will mark the moment that Gold Coast's Sam Day reaches the 100 game milestone.

8:19pm  Mar 30, 2018

Tall forwards have big Day out

Gold Coast’s three-tall forward line demonstrated their lofty capabilities on Saturday afternoon.

5:58pm  Jul 23, 2016

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RD17: Player takeover - Sam Day

4:40pm  Jul 16, 2018

SUNS TV: Sam Day with AFL Media

12:47pm  Jun 22, 2018

SUNS TV: Sam Day Interview

3:46pm  May 29, 2018

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Sam
Day

Height
197 cm
DOB
06-09-1992
Weight
102 kg
Debut
2011
Games
2018
12
Career
110
Goals
2018
9
Career
74
2018 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
634
Avg
53
SamDay

Player Bio

At A Glance

Player Honours: -
Brownlow Medal:  2016 votes 1; career votes 3.
Junior Club: Mitcham Hawks (SA)/Sturt (SANFL)
Draft History:
2010 NAB AFL Draft 1st round selection (Gold Coast) No. 3 overall

After suffering one of the most horrific injuries in the AFL last season, Sam Day is back fully fit and firing. The key forward dislocated his hip in the 2017 JLT series and spent the entire year in rehab as he set his sights on 2018.

Day made his return to football in the inaugural AFLX tournament where he played as the SUNS only tall. Since then, the 25-year-old played both JLT matches and started the premiership season in the best 22, playing his 100th game in Round 2 against Carlton. Day is shaping up to be a pivotal player for Stuart Dew this year if he can maintain 100% fitness.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2018 Season Average
    Games Played 12
    • Kicks 5.1
    • Handballs 4.8
    • Disposals 9.8
    • Marks 3.3
    • Hit-Outs 4.3
    • Tackles 2.3
    • Goals 0.8
    • AFL Fantasy 52.8

2018 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 8 Carlton Rd 2
Handballs 10 Western Bulldogs Rd 7
Disposals 16 Western Bulldogs Rd 7
Marks 6 Carlton Rd 2
Hit-outs 12 GWS Giants Rd 12
Tackles 4 Melbourne Rd 8
Goals 3 Fremantle Rd 3
AFL Fantasy 82 Melbourne Rd 8

2018 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 North Melbourne W 55 - 39 6 4 10 2 8 1 0 3 0 0 53
2 Carlton W 67 - 101 8 4 12 6 9 1 0 1 0 1 65
3 Fremantle L 68 - 96 7 3 10 5 2 1 0 4 3 0 79
4 West Coast Eagles L 139 - 59 3 2 5 3 1 1 1 3 0 1 34
5 Brisbane Lions W 71 - 76 5 6 11 1 7 1 1 1 1 0 45
6 Adelaide Crows L 110 - 62 7 4 11 3 5 2 0 2 0 0 53
7 Western Bulldogs L 81 - 72 6 10 16 4 0 0 1 2 2 1 68
8 Melbourne L 77 - 146 6 8 14 5 1 2 0 4 2 2 82
9 Port Adelaide L 42 - 82 - - - - - - - - - - -
11 Geelong Cats L 36 - 121 5 4 9 4 5 0 1 2 1 0 51
12 GWS Giants L 134 - 26 1 6 7 2 12 0 1 2 0 0 38
13 St Kilda L 78 - 80 2 4 6 3 1 1 0 3 0 0 37
14 Hawthorn L 96 - 43 5 2 7 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 29
15 Collingwood L 60 - 99 - - - - - - - - - - -
16 North Melbourne L 95 - 58 - - - - - - - - - - -
17 Essendon L 51 - 95 - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Sydney Swans W 64 - 88 - - - - - - - - - - -
19 Carlton L 44 - 79 - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Melbourne L 143 - 47 - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Richmond L 51 - 125 - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Brisbane Lions L 74 - 78 - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Geelong Cats L 142 - 40 - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 4 - L: 18 61 57 118 40 51 10 5 28 9 5 634

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 110
    • Kicks 5.2
    • Handballs 4.5
    • Disposals 9.7
    • Marks 3.5
    • Hit-Outs 2.5
    • Tackles 1.8
    • Goals 0.7
    • AFL Fantasy 49.0

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 13 Fremantle Rd 18, 2016
Handballs 11 Adelaide Crows Rd 14, 2013
Disposals 19 Melbourne Rd 7, 2013
Marks 9 Melbourne Rd 19, 2016
Hit-outs 22 West Coast Eagles Rd 23, 2014
Tackles 6 Richmond Rd 12, 2016
Goals 4 Fremantle Rd 18, 2016
AFL Fantasy 108 Fremantle Rd 18, 2016

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2018 Gold Coast Suns 61 57 118 40 51 10 5 28 9 5 634
2017 Gold Coast Suns 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 Gold Coast Suns 127 103 230 88 26 17 12 55 14 12 1174
2015 Gold Coast Suns 64 52 116 45 26 5 4 25 8 2 600
2014 Gold Coast Suns 133 93 226 74 120 19 9 38 19 9 1194
2013 Gold Coast Suns 112 93 205 72 36 14 7 35 12 8 987
2012 Gold Coast Suns 56 65 121 46 16 13 4 16 10 10 587
2011 Gold Coast Suns 20 32 52 18 2 5 1 5 2 5 219

Legend

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AFL Fantasy points