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Hard work paying off for Zacka

David Zaharakis thinks his form spike can partially be attributed to a change in Essendon's fitness focus.

8:37am  Jul 11, 2014

Zaharakis hits a hundred

Essendon midfielder David Zaharakis believes Saturday night’s clash against Adelaide, his 100th game, could set up the Bombers second half of the season.

11:22am  Jun 21, 2014

Coaches commend Zacka's performance

A stunning 31-disposal and four goal display by Essendon midfielder David Zaharakis has been commended by the coaches receiving the top votes in round 13.

10:45am  Jun 17, 2014

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David
Zaharakis

Height
182 cm
DOB
21-02-1990
Weight
79 kg
Debut
2009
Games
2015
0
Career
110
Goals
2015
0
Career
87
2015 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
0
Avg
0
DavidZaharakis

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior Clubs: Eltham/Marcellin College
Clubs: 
Debut: 2009
Recruited from: Northern U18
Brownlow Votes: 4

PLAYER SPONSORS

Patron

Spencer Panels

Benefactor

Peter Zurcas & Family

CT Solutions Australia - David Parasol

Supporters

Gavos Freight Solutions Pty Ltd
Zakattack
 

Junior Sponsor

Master Nicholas Gavos

After a slower start to the season than he expected, Zaharakis burst into action in the middle of 2014 with a career-best form patch. He gathered more than 30 disposals in four consecutive
weeks, including a four-goal effort against Melbourne. Zaharakis’ sure skills, pace and goal-sense add a vital element to the club’s midfield. 

He will be a long-term Bomber after agreeing to a contract extension through to the end of 2017.

Season By Season

Season By Season

A quad injury on the eve of the NAB Cup sidelined the midfielder for the pre-season competition and it took him time to find his groove. He gathered pace after a few early games and won the Anzac Day Medal for a brilliant four-goal, 34-disposal game against Collingwood. He continued at the same level and was adding his pace and class to the midfield before he copped a heavy knock in his back and suffered a cracked bone, which restricted his run and drive in the latter stages of the year. 

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2015 Season Average
    Games Played 0
    • Kicks 0.0
    • Handballs 0.0
    • Disposals 0.0
    • Marks 0.0
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 0.0
    • Goals 0.0
    • AFL Fantasy 0.0

2015 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 0 - -
Handballs 0 - -
Disposals 0 - -
Marks 0 - -
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 0 - -
Goals 0 - -
AFL Fantasy 0 - -

2015 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Sydney Swans - - - - - - - - - - -
2 Hawthorn - - - - - - - - - - -
3 Carlton - - - - - - - - - - -
4 Collingwood - - - - - - - - - - -
5 St Kilda - - - - - - - - - - -
6 Fremantle - - - - - - - - - - -
7 North Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
8 Brisbane Lions - - - - - - - - - - -
9 Richmond - - - - - - - - - - -
10 Geelong Cats - - - - - - - - - - -
11 West Coast Eagles - - - - - - - - - - -
13 Hawthorn - - - - - - - - - - -
14 St Kilda - - - - - - - - - - -
15 Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
16 North Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
17 Port Adelaide - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Western Bulldogs - - - - - - - - - - -
19 GWS Giants - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Adelaide Crows - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Gold Coast Suns - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Richmond - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Collingwood - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 0 - L: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 110
    • Kicks 11.9
    • Handballs 8.6
    • Disposals 20.4
    • Marks 4.2
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 3.2
    • Goals 0.8
    • AFL Fantasy 82.6

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 23 Melbourne Rd 13, 2014
Handballs 18 North Melbourne Rd 17, 2010
Disposals 34 GWS Giants Rd 12, 2014
Marks 13 Richmond Rd 11, 2014
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 8 Port Adelaide Rd 23, 2011
Goals 4 Melbourne Rd 13, 2014
AFL Fantasy 133 Port Adelaide Rd 23, 2011

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2015 Essendon 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 Essendon 332 228 560 108 0 12 13 85 14 14 2187
2013 Essendon 266 209 475 73 0 6 13 62 9 17 1721
2012 Essendon 171 119 290 43 0 10 9 42 7 8 1081
2011 Essendon 277 195 472 103 0 14 20 88 31 17 2039
2010 Essendon 178 141 319 93 0 12 8 52 19 18 1423
2009 Essendon 87 50 137 47 0 2 4 25 7 8 642

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  Fremantle rd 2, 2009  Etihad Stadium W 38 
 Finals Debut  Carlton EF, 2011  MCG  L 62 
 50th Game  Western Bulldogs rd 21, 2011   Etihad Stadium W 49 
100th Game Adelaide rd 14, 2014 Etihad Stadium W 9

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Awards

AFL AWARDS

NAB AFL Rising Star nominee  2009

ANZAC Day Medallist: 2013

Q&A

Sportsperson (other than AFL) you love to watch the most: Lebron James

Coach’s favourite saying: 

Coach’s pet: Michael Hurley

Favourite Footy Commentator:
Bruce McAvaney

Whose autograph did you get as a kid? Matthew Lloyd

Describe your perfect day off: 
Lying on the beach with my mates.

Who inspires you?
People who speak with passion

Best advice received: You have time to rest when you’re dead.

What scares you the most?
Kyle Reimers

If you weren’t a footballer what would you be? NBA basketballer

First job held:
AFL footballer

Person you would most like to meet: Michael Jordan