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Honest Dons

The recent ‘Honesty Sessions’ held at the club have helped clear the air among Essendon players.

4:17pm  Jul 13, 2015

Intense training key to Dons form

Essendon midfielder Brent Stanton believes a solid training program over the bye week was the catalyst for the teams strong performance against Richmond on Saturday night.

8:47am  Jun 3, 2014

Stanton cleared of serious damage

Essendon midfielder Brent Stanton is set to line up against the Western Bulldogs on Sunday after scans cleared him of serious damage to his ankle.

4:34pm  Jul 9, 2013

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Brent
Stanton

Height
182 cm
DOB
01-05-1986
Weight
84 kg
Debut
2004
Games
2015
21
Career
247
Goals
2015
6
Career
153
2015 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
2213
Avg
105
BrentStanton

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior Clubs: Banyule
Clubs: 
Debut: 2004
Recruited from: Northern U18
Brownlow Votes: 61

Player Sponsors

Benefactors

Melton Country Club

John and Roslyn Brelis

The senior midfielder played every game last season and enjoyed another consistent year. It was probably without the same number of dominant games as recent times, but Stanton again placed in
the top 10 at the best and fairest. He led the Bombers for kicks, was second for marks and was in the top five for handballs, tackles and inside-50 entries.

Season by Season

Season by Season

Runner-up spot in the Bombers' best and fairest was reward for a brilliant second half of the year after the hard-running midfielder had a slow start to the season playing through the pain of a cracked shoulder blade. The 25-year-old led the club in kicks (343) and handballs received (217) and was in the top five for marks, handballs, inside 50s, rebound 50s and loose-ball gets. Into his ninth AFL season and in Essendon’s leadership group, Stanton is an essential part of the Bombers’ midfield.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2015 Season Average
    Games Played 21
    • Kicks 17.0
    • Handballs 9.0
    • Disposals 26.0
    • Marks 6.1
    • Hit-Outs 0.1
    • Tackles 4.3
    • Goals 0.3
    • AFL Fantasy 105.4

2015 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 26 Port Adelaide Rd 17
Handballs 14 Hawthorn Rd 13
Disposals 32 Western Bulldogs Rd 18
Marks 11 West Coast Eagles Rd 11
Hit-outs 1 Hawthorn Rd 13
Tackles 9 West Coast Eagles Rd 11
Goals 2 Collingwood Rd 4
AFL Fantasy 153 West Coast Eagles Rd 11

2015 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Sydney Swans L 72 - 60 10 2 12 3 0 0 2 5 0 0 57
2 Hawthorn W 78 - 76 16 8 24 5 0 1 0 3 0 0 92
3 Carlton W 84 - 105 17 11 28 8 0 1 1 5 0 0 115
4 Collingwood L 49 - 69 19 11 30 9 0 0 0 3 2 0 130
5 St Kilda W 80 - 82 17 9 26 6 0 1 1 5 0 1 106
6 Fremantle L 80 - 52 16 9 25 9 0 0 1 4 0 0 106
7 North Melbourne L 82 - 93 9 8 17 2 0 2 2 7 0 0 73
8 Brisbane Lions W 136 - 78 17 8 25 6 0 0 1 5 1 0 108
9 Richmond L 72 - 59 15 10 25 7 0 1 1 1 0 0 88
10 Geelong Cats L 53 - 122 16 8 24 8 1 0 4 3 1 1 96
11 West Coast Eagles L 96 - 46 22 9 31 11 0 0 0 9 0 0 153
13 Hawthorn L 114 - 76 15 14 29 7 1 1 1 5 0 0 113
14 St Kilda L 52 - 162 9 4 13 3 0 1 1 4 0 0 58
15 Melbourne W 69 - 60 21 9 30 4 0 2 1 4 1 0 114
16 North Melbourne L 93 - 68 18 12 30 4 0 2 1 8 0 1 122
17 Port Adelaide L 116 - 129 26 6 32 6 0 3 0 3 0 1 124
18 Western Bulldogs L 40 - 127 21 11 32 9 0 1 0 6 1 0 143
19 GWS Giants L 93 - 61 16 12 28 5 0 0 0 3 0 1 100
20 Adelaide Crows L 59 - 171 21 9 30 7 0 0 0 4 0 0 118
21 Gold Coast Suns L 97 - 95 17 10 27 3 0 2 0 3 0 0 94
22 Richmond L 47 - 74 20 9 29 7 0 0 0 1 0 0 103
23 Collingwood - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 5 - L: 16 358 189 547 129 2 18 17 91 6 5 2213

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 247
    • Kicks 15.1
    • Handballs 7.7
    • Disposals 22.7
    • Marks 5.8
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 3.4
    • Goals 0.6
    • AFL Fantasy 94.6

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 32 Brisbane Lions Rd 6, 2012
Handballs 19 Western Bulldogs Rd 21, 2011
Disposals 39 Richmond Rd 9, 2013
Marks 17 Brisbane Lions Rd 6, 2012
Hit-outs 2 West Coast Eagles Rd 22, 2011
Tackles 14 Collingwood Rd 19, 2011
Goals 3 St Kilda Rd 5, 2014
AFL Fantasy 193 Brisbane Lions Rd 6, 2012

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2015 Essendon 358 189 547 129 2 18 17 91 6 5 2213
2014 Essendon 347 187 534 139 0 17 10 86 17 13 2278
2013 Essendon 362 162 524 112 0 27 7 81 14 11 2171
2012 Essendon 359 137 496 129 2 31 24 86 13 9 2130
2011 Essendon 343 178 521 107 4 29 20 116 15 14 2247
2010 Essendon 285 192 477 122 0 20 15 81 13 8 1990
2009 Essendon 329 243 572 138 0 23 19 87 15 13 2304
2008 Essendon 321 165 486 122 0 35 18 72 18 13 2049
2007 Essendon 322 147 469 139 0 20 13 30 11 5 1849
2006 Essendon 332 153 485 134 0 10 10 41 12 18 1938
2005 Essendon 252 100 352 123 0 10 13 39 13 9 1539
2004 Essendon 110 41 151 47 0 9 7 20 6 6 663

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

Milestones

Milestone Games:

Milestone

versus

round

venue

result

AFL debut

Port Adelaide

rd 1, 2004

Football Park

L 96

Finals debut

Adelaide

EF, 2009

Football Park

L 96

50th game

Carlton

rd 16, 2006

MCG

DRAW

100th game

Fremantle

rd 2, 2009

Etihad Stadium

W 38

150th game

Melbourne

rd 11, 2011

MCG

L 33

200th game

West Coast

rd 20, 2013

Etihad Stadium

L 53

AFL Games:

226

Awards

AFL AWARDS

International Rules Series  2006

NAB AFL Rising Star nominee  2004

CLUB AWARDS

3rd best and fairest  2005, 2008, 2009

Q&A

Sportsperson (other than AFL) you love to watch the most: Tiger Woods

Coach’s favourite saying: “Play your role”

Coach’s pet: Michael Hurley

Favourite Footy Commentator: Dennis Commetti

Whose autograph did you get as a kid? Craig Bradley

Describe your perfect day off: A sleep in and a hit of golf.

Who inspires you? My family

Best advice received: Work hard and you will get results

What scares you the most? Josh Jenkins

If you weren’t a footballer what would you be? Golfer

First job held: Paper Boy

Person you would most like to meet: -

Three things you would like to do after your football career: Go to A Super Bowl, an
English Premier League match, and a Masters Golf Tournament.

Greatest non- football achievement: -

How would your best friend describe you? Quiet

One thing you can’t eat:
Chili

What domestic chore do you refuse to do? 
Vacuuming

Which event would you prefer to attend, Olympics or World Cup?
World Cup

Favourite Australian Personality:
Patrick Rafter

iPhone,  Blackberry, or Android: Samsung

Best book read: -

Favourite TV show:
-

Favourite band/ musical artist:
Red Hot Chili Peppers

Favourite movie:
The Hangover