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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
2014
17
Career
104
Goals
2014
11
Career
84
2014 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
1634
Avg
96
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 an injury interrupted start to the 2013 season, Zaharakis hasn’t missed a beat in 2014, playing every game to date. He remains a vital part of the Essendon midfield with his outside pace, decision-making ability and excellent goal sense. His leadership abilities also look set to continue to grow throughout 2014.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2014 Season Average
    Games Played 17
    • Kicks 14.3
    • Handballs 9.6
    • Disposals 23.9
    • Marks 5.2
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 3.6
    • Goals 0.6
    • AFL Fantasy 96.1

2014 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 23 Melbourne Rd 13
Handballs 16 GWS Giants Rd 12
Disposals 34 GWS Giants Rd 12
Marks 13 Richmond Rd 11
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 7 Port Adelaide Rd 16
Goals 4 Melbourne Rd 13
AFL Fantasy 132 GWS Giants Rd 12

2014 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 North Melbourne W 60 - 99 20 8 28 5 0 1 0 2 0 0 100
2 Hawthorn L 86 - 90 15 9 24 4 0 0 1 3 1 1 91
3 Carlton W 138 - 57 10 12 22 5 0 0 0 3 0 0 81
4 Fremantle L 113 - 60 10 11 21 4 0 0 0 3 0 0 76
5 St Kilda L 65 - 81 10 12 22 7 0 0 0 1 0 0 79
6 Collingwood L 83 - 60 11 7 18 3 0 1 1 6 0 1 79
7 Western Bulldogs W 73 - 65 14 9 23 4 0 0 1 6 0 0 93
8 Brisbane Lions W 57 - 65 9 7 16 4 0 0 1 5 1 0 76
9 Sydney Swans L 64 - 114 17 14 31 7 0 1 0 6 1 1 132
11 Richmond W 104 - 54 23 8 31 13 0 0 1 2 0 2 131
12 GWS Giants W 66 - 81 18 16 34 4 0 1 0 5 2 1 132
13 Melbourne L 77 - 78 23 8 31 5 0 0 1 1 4 1 126
14 Adelaide Crows W 101 - 92 11 5 16 4 0 1 0 2 1 2 72
15 Geelong Cats L 89 - 80 11 14 25 5 0 1 0 6 0 2 103
16 Port Adelaide W 60 - 62 18 12 30 4 0 2 1 7 0 1 118
17 Collingwood W 103 - 39 13 6 19 9 0 2 0 3 1 0 98
18 Western Bulldogs W 94 - 101 10 6 16 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 47
19 Sydney Swans - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Richmond - - - - - - - - - - -
21 West Coast Eagles - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Gold Coast Suns - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Carlton - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 10 - L: 7 243 164 407 88 0 10 8 62 11 13 1634

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 104
    • Kicks 11.7
    • Handballs 8.4
    • Disposals 20.2
    • Marks 4.3
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 3.2
    • Goals 0.8
    • AFL Fantasy 82.1

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
2014 Essendon 243 164 407 88 0 10 8 62 11 13 1634
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

AFL Games: 66

Awards

AFL AWARDS

NAB AFL Rising Star nominee  2009

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