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Pocket Profile: Alex Sexton

Get to know one of our leaders, Alex Sexton!

5:32pm  Apr 10, 2019

Sexton happy to play support act

SUNS forward Alex Sexton enjoyed a fruitful 2018 season personally in 2018.

5:58pm  Mar 8, 2019

Sexton excited by new opportunity

Gold Coast SUNS forward Alex Sexton enjoyed a rapid growth in his football on the field last season.

10:52am  Feb 27, 2019

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Alex
Sexton

Height
186 cm
DOB
03-12-1993
Weight
83 kg
Debut
2012
Games
2019
22
Career
119
Goals
2019
39
Career
110
2019 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
1290
Avg
59
AlexSexton

Player Bio

At A Glance

Player Honours: -
Brownlow Medal: Career votes 1. 
Previous AFL Club: -
Junior Club: Springwood (QLD)
Draft History:2011 NAB AFL Draft local talent access selection (Gold Coast) No. 88 overall.

Sexton played every game of the season for the first time in 2018. Winning the SUNS’ Most Improved award at the Club Champion, Sexton’s form only got better as the season wore on. He was used in a couple of roles, predominately as a pressure goal-scoring forward, but also enjoyed stints on the wing and the occasional run-with role. His flexibility made him a big asset to Stuart Dew, but Sexton also said the consistency of playing the majority of his football in the forward line helped his game last year.

After finishing the year with 28 goals to his name, the most of any SUN, Sexton will be hoping to increase that number again in 2019. If last season was his breakout year, Sexton will have plenty more to offer on the field this year.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2019 Season Average
    Games Played 22
    • Kicks 8.5
    • Handballs 3.0
    • Disposals 11.5
    • Marks 3.3
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 1.9
    • Goals 1.8
    • AFL Fantasy 58.6

2019 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 13 Fremantle Rd 2
Handballs 7 Brisbane Lions Rd 6
Disposals 18 St Kilda Rd 1
Marks 8 Carlton Rd 4
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 5 St Kilda Rd 13
Goals 4 Fremantle Rd 2
AFL Fantasy 103 Fremantle Rd 2

2019 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 St Kilda L 85 - 84 11 7 18 2 0 0 1 1 4 0 78
2 Fremantle W 61 - 58 13 4 17 3 0 2 0 4 4 5 103
3 Western Bulldogs W 68 - 73 10 3 13 5 0 1 1 2 2 1 70
4 Carlton W 59 - 57 11 2 13 8 0 1 1 1 2 2 77
5 Adelaide Crows L 119 - 46 9 4 13 5 0 0 1 1 1 3 60
6 Brisbane Lions L 62 - 111 8 7 15 5 0 0 0 0 2 2 67
7 West Coast Eagles L 80 - 57 7 1 8 4 0 0 2 0 1 1 36
8 Melbourne L 60 - 61 6 4 10 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 34
9 Port Adelaide L 89 - 51 10 3 13 2 0 1 1 3 2 1 65
10 Geelong Cats L 64 - 91 7 0 7 4 0 1 1 3 3 2 63
11 GWS Giants L 126 - 43 5 0 5 1 0 0 2 2 1 0 26
12 North Melbourne L 72 - 99 10 2 12 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 43
13 St Kilda L 76 - 80 5 5 10 2 0 1 1 5 1 1 56
15 Sydney Swans L 93 - 51 7 3 10 1 0 1 1 4 1 2 52
16 Richmond L 58 - 150 8 4 12 4 0 0 1 3 0 0 53
17 Adelaide Crows L 56 - 151 10 3 13 3 0 0 1 2 3 1 69
18 Carlton L 99 - 75 10 2 12 4 0 0 2 2 3 0 66
19 Essendon L 96 - 106 6 3 9 3 0 1 1 0 1 0 37
20 Collingwood L 120 - 51 8 2 10 2 0 2 1 4 3 0 67
21 Brisbane Lions L 144 - 53 6 2 8 2 0 1 1 0 2 1 39
22 Hawthorn L 118 - 48 9 3 12 3 0 2 1 2 0 1 50
23 GWS Giants L 55 - 127 11 1 12 5 0 1 0 3 2 4 79
TOTAL W: 3 - L: 19 187 65 252 72 0 15 21 42 39 29 1290

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 119
    • Kicks 8.4
    • Handballs 4.2
    • Disposals 12.6
    • Marks 3.2
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 2.0
    • Goals 0.9
    • AFL Fantasy 54.9

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 22 Sydney Swans Rd 16, 2017
Handballs 12 Geelong Cats Rd 6, 2016
Disposals 26 North Melbourne Rd 6, 2017
Marks 13 Sydney Swans Rd 16, 2017
Hit-outs 2 Richmond Rd 12, 2016
Tackles 8 Fremantle Rd 18, 2016
Goals 5 Melbourne Rd 20, 2018
AFL Fantasy 121 Fremantle Rd 18, 2016

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2019 Gold Coast Suns 187 65 252 72 0 15 21 42 39 29 1290
2018 Gold Coast Suns 202 98 300 72 0 11 22 51 28 19 1354
2017 Gold Coast Suns 198 116 314 93 0 7 21 28 12 7 1240
2016 Gold Coast Suns 179 105 284 58 2 8 20 46 13 8 1141
2015 Gold Coast Suns 102 44 146 32 1 8 13 29 8 3 627
2014 Gold Coast Suns 73 48 121 25 0 2 13 26 6 7 500
2013 Gold Coast Suns 20 8 28 7 0 1 2 8 3 4 146
2012 Gold Coast Suns 38 12 50 18 0 3 4 10 1 1 230

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