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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
104 kg
Debut
2011
Games
2019
4
Career
114
Goals
2019
5
Career
79
2019 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
309
Avg
77
SamDay

Player Bio

At A Glance

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

Sam Day’s return to the field in 2018 was the feel-good story of the year for the SUNS after the 26-year-old suffered a gruesome hip dislocation in 2017. Day started the season in the best 22 and played his 100th game in Round 2 against Carlton. He had played 12 games for the year before the injury curse struck again, this time a shoulder injury ending his season prematurely in Round 14. 

Day had his shoulder surgically repaired in the off-season and has now resumed full-contact training. He’s likely to remain as a tall forward but can swing back into defence if the team structure demands it. Day kicked nine goals and averaged three marks per game in 2018, and firms as an important key-position player in 2019 if he can remain healthy.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2019 Season Average
    Games Played 4
    • Kicks 6.3
    • Handballs 6.5
    • Disposals 12.8
    • Marks 5.0
    • Hit-Outs 9.8
    • Tackles 3.0
    • Goals 1.3
    • AFL Fantasy 77.3

2019 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 8 Adelaide Crows Rd 17
Handballs 9 Richmond Rd 16
Disposals 16 St Kilda Rd 13
Marks 7 Richmond Rd 16
Hit-outs 19 St Kilda Rd 13
Tackles 4 Adelaide Crows Rd 17
Goals 2 Adelaide Crows Rd 17
AFL Fantasy 98 St Kilda Rd 13

2019 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 St Kilda L 85 - 84 - - - - - - - - - - -
2 Fremantle W 61 - 58 - - - - - - - - - - -
3 Western Bulldogs W 68 - 73 - - - - - - - - - - -
4 Carlton W 59 - 57 - - - - - - - - - - -
5 Adelaide Crows L 119 - 46 - - - - - - - - - - -
6 Brisbane Lions L 62 - 111 - - - - - - - - - - -
7 West Coast Eagles L 80 - 57 - - - - - - - - - - -
8 Melbourne L 60 - 61 - - - - - - - - - - -
9 Port Adelaide L 89 - 51 - - - - - - - - - - -
10 Geelong Cats L 64 - 91 - - - - - - - - - - -
11 GWS Giants L 126 - 43 - - - - - - - - - - -
12 North Melbourne L 72 - 99 - - - - - - - - - - -
13 St Kilda L 76 - 80 7 9 16 7 19 1 0 3 1 0 98
15 Sydney Swans L 93 - 51 4 7 11 3 4 1 0 1 1 0 50
16 Richmond L 58 - 150 6 9 15 7 9 2 0 4 1 0 90
17 Adelaide Crows L 56 - 151 8 1 9 3 7 1 0 4 2 0 71
18 Carlton - - - - - - - - - - -
19 Essendon - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Collingwood - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Brisbane Lions - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Hawthorn - - - - - - - - - - -
23 GWS Giants - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 3 - L: 13 25 26 51 20 39 5 0 12 5 0 309

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 114
    • Kicks 5.2
    • Handballs 4.6
    • Disposals 9.8
    • Marks 3.5
    • Hit-Outs 2.8
    • Tackles 1.9
    • Goals 0.7
    • AFL Fantasy 50.0

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
2019 Gold Coast Suns 25 26 51 20 39 5 0 12 5 0 309
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

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