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May looks to offer different perspective

After being named on the newly formed AFL Competition Committee earlier this week, Steven May is hoping he’ll be able to give a voice to Queensland football and fellow Indigenous players.

11:46am  Apr 12, 2018

Steven May and Tom Lynch to wear #67 and #50

Gold Coast captains Steven May and Tom Lynch will wear commemorative numbers this weekend, paying tribute to the 1967 Australian Referendum.

1:52pm  May 23, 2017

Success is coming: May

Gold Coast SUNS captain says there is a different feeling at the club this season.

12:32pm  Mar 25, 2017

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May with Fox Footy post-match

2:11pm  Jul 24, 2018

SUNS TV: May Presser

10:01am  Jul 24, 2018

Steven May on AFL Tonight

12:22pm  May 31, 2018

Senior List

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Steven
May

Height
193 cm
DOB
10-01-1992
Weight
101 kg
Debut
2011
Games
2018
15
Career
121
Goals
2018
3
Career
21
2018 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
1156
Avg
77
StevenMay

Player Bio

At A Glance

Player Honours: 3rd best and fairest 2015; co-captain 2017-present.
Brownlow Medal: 2017 votes 2; career votes 12
Junior club: Southern Districts (NT)/ Melbourne Grammar (Vic) /NT U18
Draft History:
2010 local talent access selection (Gold Coast)

May is primed for a big 2018 season after being forced to play in a variety of roles in last season after his fellow key defenders were struck by injury around him. He was often used loose in defence to take advantage of his intercept marking and precise left boot but when he went to full-back for one-on-one contests he thrived.

With his sidekick Rory Thompson back on the park, May looks set to return as an intercepting defender this season where he has proved he can be so damaging. The 26-year-old is entering the prime of his career and is a barometer for the SUNS when on song. His on-field leadership will be crucial for Gold Coast in 2018 and Stuart Dew will be hoping for another strong season from his skipper.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2018 Season Average
    Games Played 15
    • Kicks 13.3
    • Handballs 4.0
    • Disposals 17.3
    • Marks 7.9
    • Hit-Outs 0.1
    • Tackles 1.7
    • Goals 0.2
    • AFL Fantasy 77.1

2018 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 18 Sydney Swans Rd 18
Handballs 7 Collingwood Rd 15
Disposals 25 Collingwood Rd 15
Marks 14 Sydney Swans Rd 18
Hit-outs 1 Richmond Rd 21
Tackles 4 Carlton Rd 19
Goals 1 Carlton Rd 19
AFL Fantasy 116 Collingwood Rd 15

2018 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 North Melbourne W 55 - 39 14 1 15 6 0 1 1 2 0 0 68
2 Carlton W 67 - 101 8 5 13 7 1 1 2 3 0 0 63
3 Fremantle L 68 - 96 10 5 15 6 0 1 1 3 0 0 68
4 West Coast Eagles L 139 - 59 6 5 11 2 0 0 3 1 0 0 29
5 Brisbane Lions W 71 - 76 13 4 17 8 0 0 1 1 1 0 78
6 Adelaide Crows L 110 - 62 16 6 22 10 0 0 1 2 0 0 95
7 Western Bulldogs L 81 - 72 - - - - - - - - - - -
8 Melbourne L 77 - 146 16 5 21 8 0 0 1 2 1 0 93
9 Port Adelaide L 42 - 82 12 4 16 4 0 2 0 2 0 0 66
11 Geelong Cats L 36 - 121 14 1 15 10 0 1 3 2 0 0 74
12 GWS Giants L 134 - 26 - - - - - - - - - - -
13 St Kilda L 78 - 80 - - - - - - - - - - -
14 Hawthorn L 96 - 43 - - - - - - - - - - -
15 Collingwood L 60 - 99 18 7 25 14 0 2 0 1 0 0 116
16 North Melbourne L 95 - 58 11 4 15 5 0 1 2 0 0 0 51
17 Essendon L 51 - 95 17 2 19 10 0 0 1 1 0 1 87
18 Sydney Swans W 64 - 88 18 5 23 14 0 2 0 1 0 0 112
19 Carlton L 44 - 79 15 2 17 7 0 2 1 4 1 2 93
20 Melbourne L 143 - 47 - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Richmond L 51 - 125 11 4 15 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 63
22 Brisbane Lions - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Geelong Cats - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 4 - L: 16 199 60 259 118 2 13 17 25 3 3 1156

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 121
    • Kicks 10.2
    • Handballs 4.4
    • Disposals 14.6
    • Marks 5.3
    • Hit-Outs 0.1
    • Tackles 1.6
    • Goals 0.2
    • AFL Fantasy 61.2

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 20 North Melbourne Rd 15, 2017
Handballs 11 West Coast Eagles Rd 11, 2017
Disposals 27 GWS Giants Rd 20, 2016
Marks 14 Sydney Swans Rd 18, 2018
Hit-outs 2 Brisbane Lions Rd 18, 2014
Tackles 7 Fremantle Rd 2, 2014
Goals 3 Hawthorn Rd 21, 2012
AFL Fantasy 125 Hawthorn Rd 21, 2012

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2018 Gold Coast Suns 199 60 259 118 2 13 17 25 3 3 1156
2017 Gold Coast Suns 234 113 347 127 0 16 12 24 1 2 1393
2016 Gold Coast Suns 177 104 281 110 2 15 20 32 2 0 1166
2015 Gold Coast Suns 171 78 249 76 1 19 15 18 0 3 947
2014 Gold Coast Suns 200 54 254 73 4 16 21 43 0 1 1057
2013 Gold Coast Suns 113 59 172 57 4 12 14 26 10 6 772
2012 Gold Coast Suns 64 28 92 41 0 7 5 13 5 2 447
2011 Gold Coast Suns 76 34 110 34 2 8 5 17 0 1 462

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AFL Fantasy points