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Fletcher to decide future at seasons end

Essendon veteran Dustin Fletcher will make a decision on his playing future once the current season is over.

1:52pm  Sep 1, 2014

Fletcher to miss Tigers blockbuster

Essendon defender Dustin Fletcher has been ruled out of Friday night’s clash against Richmond at the MCG.

11:45am  Aug 7, 2014

Fletch returns for Magpies blockbuster

Veteran defender Dustin Fletcher has been named in Essendon’s 25-man squad for Sunday’s blockbuster against Collingwood at the MCG.

6:25pm  Jul 10, 2014

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Dustin
Fletcher

Height
198 cm
DOB
07-05-1975
Weight
92 kg
Debut
1993
Games
2014
15
Career
393
Goals
2014
1
Career
70
2014 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
1088
Avg
72
DustinFletcher

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior Clubs: Essendon Grammar
Clubs: 
Debut: 1993
Recruited from: Western U18
Brownlow Votes: 62

PLAYER SPONSORS

Supporters

EFC Cheer Squad
Grant Reynolds


Benefactor

Soma Building Services

Angove Family Winemakers

 

The AFL’s oldest player broke Essendon’s all time games record, surpassing Simon Madden’s record of 378 in round 1 this season, and has shown no sign of slowing down since. His remarkable opening goal in the 2014 Dreamtime match against Richmond demonstrated he has not lost his lightning pace and long, accurate kicking skills. Barring injury, every sign points to Fletcher going on again in 2015.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2014 Season Average
    Games Played 15
    • Kicks 13.2
    • Handballs 5.4
    • Disposals 18.6
    • Marks 6.9
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 0.7
    • Goals 0.1
    • AFL Fantasy 72.5

2014 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 20 Richmond Rd 11
Handballs 10 Collingwood Rd 17
Disposals 26 Collingwood Rd 17
Marks 13 Collingwood Rd 17
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 3 Adelaide Crows Rd 14
Goals 1 Richmond Rd 11
AFL Fantasy 125 Richmond Rd 11

2014 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 North Melbourne W 60 - 99 13 2 15 9 0 0 2 1 0 0 68
2 Hawthorn L 86 - 90 19 4 23 11 0 1 1 0 0 0 96
3 Carlton W 138 - 57 14 4 18 6 0 0 0 1 0 0 72
4 Fremantle L 113 - 60 - - - - - - - - - - -
5 St Kilda L 65 - 81 18 6 24 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 84
6 Collingwood L 83 - 60 12 5 17 5 0 1 1 0 0 0 59
7 Western Bulldogs W 73 - 65 16 9 25 9 0 1 1 0 0 0 91
8 Brisbane Lions W 57 - 65 12 8 20 6 0 1 1 0 0 0 68
9 Sydney Swans L 64 - 114 15 8 23 6 0 0 1 0 0 0 76
11 Richmond W 104 - 54 20 5 25 13 0 1 1 3 1 0 125
12 GWS Giants W 66 - 81 6 2 8 4 0 1 1 1 0 0 36
13 Melbourne L 77 - 78 - - - - - - - - - - -
14 Adelaide Crows W 101 - 92 5 4 9 3 0 0 0 3 0 0 44
15 Geelong Cats L 89 - 80 12 5 17 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 53
16 Port Adelaide W 60 - 62 - - - - - - - - - - -
17 Collingwood W 103 - 39 16 10 26 13 0 1 2 1 0 0 106
18 Western Bulldogs W 94 - 101 11 5 16 6 0 1 1 0 0 0 59
19 Sydney Swans L 79 - 57 9 4 13 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 51
20 Richmond L 95 - 77 - - - - - - - - - - -
21 West Coast Eagles W 77 - 74 - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Gold Coast Suns W 108 - 89 - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Carlton D 90 - 90 - - - - - - - - - - -
FW1 North Melbourne L 93 - 81 - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 12 - L: 10 - D: 1 198 81 279 103 0 9 12 11 1 0 1088

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 393
    • Kicks 11.4
    • Handballs 3.4
    • Disposals 12.6
    • Marks 4.4
    • Hit-Outs 0.2
    • Tackles 1.1
    • Goals 0.2
    • AFL Fantasy 58.5

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 25 Collingwood Rd 5, 2007
Handballs 10 Collingwood Rd 17, 2014
Disposals 32 Western Bulldogs Rd 4, 2008
Marks 14 Fremantle Rd 2, 2009
Hit-outs 5 Carlton Rd 18, 2001
Tackles 7 Port Adelaide Rd 7, 2010
Goals 2 North Melbourne Rd 10, 2002
AFL Fantasy 130 West Coast Eagles Rd 11, 2007

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2014 Essendon 198 81 279 103 0 9 12 11 1 0 1088
2013 Essendon 151 47 198 63 0 0 9 14 0 0 765
2012 Essendon 244 45 289 88 0 12 10 20 1 2 1156
2011 Essendon 213 76 289 77 0 9 17 32 1 0 1114
2010 Essendon 216 75 291 79 3 11 14 28 1 1 1126
2009 Essendon 218 102 320 86 8 14 11 30 1 1 1232
2008 Essendon 198 84 282 96 0 12 12 18 2 3 1113
2007 Essendon 309 85 394 144 1 9 27 30 3 2 1598
2006 Essendon 211 67 278 97 3 4 9 12 0 0 1086
2005 Essendon 226 37 263 70 3 11 12 13 0 0 992
2004 Essendon 220 42 262 70 5 16 12 28 1 3 1060
2003 Essendon 145 34 179 44 3 7 14 14 0 0 659
2002 Essendon 202 44 246 51 9 9 13 30 3 2 966
2001 Essendon 239 62 301 78 16 11 11 18 4 4 1169

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: 365

Awards

AFL AWARDS

All-Australian  2000, 2007

AFL Rising Star nominee  1993

International Rules Series  2005, 2006, 2010

CLUB AWARDS

Best and fairest  2000

2nd best and fairest  2007, 2009

3rd best and fairest  2006

Premiership sides  1993, 2000

Pre-season premiership side  1994, 2000

Q&A

Sportsperson (other than AFL) you love to watch the most: Any Premier League soccer player

Coach’s favourite saying: “400 boys!”

Coach’s pet:
Kyle Reimers

Favourite Footy Commentator:
Bruce McAvaney

Whose autograph did you get as a kid? Tim Watson

Describe your perfect day off: Lie on the couch/ feet up, and a swim.

Who inspires you? My family

Best advice received: Always give your best

What scares you the most?
Failing

If you weren’t a footballer what would you be? A striker for Burnley Football Club

First job held: Paper Boy

Person you would most like to meet: Alex Ferguson

Three things you would like to do after your football career: Coach, travel and enjoy life

Greatest non- football achievement: Having children

How would your best friend describe you?
Relaxed

One thing you can’t eat: Avocado

What domestic chore do you refuse to do?  Washing

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

Favourite Australian Personality: Warnie!

iPhone,  Blackberry, or Android: Samsung

Best book read: Alex Ferguson Autobiography

Favourite TV show: First 48

Favourite band/ musical artist: The Black Eyed Peas

Favourite movie: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo