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Hibberd doubted he would be drafted

Three days before Michael Hibberd was drafted, he thought he had blown his chance with Essendon.

10:22am  Aug 23, 2014

Hibberd races the clock to face Pies

Essendon defender Michael Hibberd faces a race against time to be fit for Sunday’s blockbuster against Collingwood at the MCG.

4:00pm  Jul 8, 2014

Key duo sign new deals

Essendon Football Club is pleased to announce it has retained the services of hard working duo Michael Hibberd and Heath Hocking.

10:00pm  Jun 24, 2014

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BTV: Hibberd making his mark

10:15am  Aug 23, 2014

BTV: Hibberd signs a new deal

9:59pm  Jun 24, 2014

BTV: Hibberd ahead of his 50th

10:15pm  Apr 24, 2014

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Michael
Hibberd

Height
186 cm
DOB
03-01-1990
Weight
86 kg
Debut
2011
Games
2015
16
Career
79
Goals
2015
2
Career
10
2015 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
1266
Avg
79
MichaelHibberd

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior Clubs: Somerville
Clubs: -
Debut: 2011
Recruited from: Sommerville/Frankston
Brownlow Votes: 11

Player Sponsors

Benefactor

ADME

Supporter

Gai Williams

Julie Lahausse

 

Hibberd remains one of Essendon's most important players, evident in his new three year deal with the club through to the end of 2017. The attacking half-back creates plenty of play hile also shutting down his opponent. Courageous, tough and talented in the air, Hibberd has become an integral member of Essendon's defence. He finished fourth in the best and fairest, despite ankle and hamstring injuries affecting the back end of his year.

Draft History: 2011 NAB AFL Pre-Season Draft 1st round selection (Essendon) No.4 overall. 

Season By Season

Season By Season

Hibberd started the season in All-Australian form, becoming one of the most damaging half-backs in the AFL. His piercing left foot combined with his courageous exploits in the air made him hard to stop. Hibberd's hard edge at the contest and fearless attack at the contest are well respected at the club. He led the Bombers in rebound 50s (fourth overall in the competition) and became an important cog in setting up the play for Essendon. 

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2015 Season Average
    Games Played 16
    • Kicks 12.0
    • Handballs 9.6
    • Disposals 21.6
    • Marks 5.5
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 1.6
    • Goals 0.1
    • AFL Fantasy 79.1

2015 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 17 Port Adelaide Rd 17
Handballs 18 Geelong Cats Rd 10
Disposals 27 Collingwood Rd 4
Marks 11 Collingwood Rd 4
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 4 Brisbane Lions Rd 8
Goals 1 St Kilda Rd 14
AFL Fantasy 104 Collingwood Rd 4

2015 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Sydney Swans L 72 - 60 13 5 18 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 62
2 Hawthorn W 78 - 76 15 6 21 6 0 4 0 3 0 0 91
3 Carlton W 84 - 105 14 7 21 4 0 0 2 1 0 0 66
4 Collingwood L 49 - 69 13 14 27 11 0 0 0 1 0 0 104
5 St Kilda W 80 - 82 9 7 16 3 0 1 1 1 0 1 53
6 Fremantle L 80 - 52 10 12 22 6 0 0 0 1 0 0 76
7 North Melbourne L 82 - 93 10 7 17 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 55
8 Brisbane Lions W 136 - 78 12 14 26 5 0 0 0 4 1 1 102
9 Richmond L 72 - 59 15 9 24 5 0 1 0 2 0 0 87
10 Geelong Cats L 53 - 122 8 18 26 5 0 0 0 2 0 0 83
11 West Coast Eagles L 96 - 46 16 9 25 8 0 1 0 2 0 1 100
13 Hawthorn L 114 - 76 9 13 22 9 0 0 0 3 0 1 93
14 St Kilda L 52 - 162 11 11 22 5 0 0 0 1 1 0 80
15 Melbourne W 69 - 60 11 5 16 6 0 0 0 1 0 0 65
16 North Melbourne L 93 - 68 9 10 19 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 66
17 Port Adelaide L 116 - 129 17 6 23 5 0 4 1 1 0 0 83
18 Western Bulldogs - - - - - - - - - - -
19 GWS Giants - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Adelaide Crows - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Gold Coast Suns - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Richmond - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Collingwood - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 5 - L: 11 192 153 345 88 0 12 4 26 2 4 1266

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 79
    • Kicks 13.5
    • Handballs 8.5
    • Disposals 21.9
    • Marks 5.8
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 1.5
    • Goals 0.1
    • AFL Fantasy 80.7

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 22 West Coast Eagles Rd 20, 2013
Handballs 18 Geelong Cats Rd 10, 2015
Disposals 32 West Coast Eagles Rd 21, 2014
Marks 13 St Kilda Rd 5, 2014
Hit-outs 1 Western Bulldogs Rd 18, 2014
Tackles 6 Richmond Rd 9, 2011
Goals 1 St Kilda Rd 14, 2015
AFL Fantasy 119 West Coast Eagles Rd 20, 2013

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2015 Essendon 192 153 345 88 0 12 4 26 2 4 1266
2014 Essendon 286 179 465 121 2 19 11 29 2 1 1696
2013 Essendon 334 186 520 135 1 17 15 33 5 3 1917
2012 Essendon 153 79 232 65 0 12 8 16 0 1 865
2011 Essendon 101 71 172 47 0 4 5 13 1 1 634

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 Gold Coast rd 6, 2011 Etihad Stadium W 139
Finals Debut North Melbourne EF, 2014 MCG L 12
50th Game Collingwood rd 6, 2014 MCG L 23

AFL Games:

63

Awards

Club Awards:

Adam Ramanauskas Most Courageous Player: 2013

Q&A

Sportsperson (other than AFL) you love to watch the most: Kobe Bryant

Coach’s favourite saying: “Master your craft”

Coach’s pet: James Webster

Favourite Footy Commentator: Brian Taylor

Whose autograph did you get as a kid? Anthony Koutoufides

Describe your perfect day off: A sleep in, a sunny day, a relax and a surf.

Who inspires you? Family and Friends

Best advice received: The harder you work, the luckier you get.

What scares you the most? Spiders

If you weren’t a footballer what would you be?
A Pro Surfer

First job held: Plumber

Person you would most like to meet: Kim Kardashian

Three things you would like to do after your football career: Surf, own a pub, and travel.

Greatest non- football achievement:
Making it to 21 yrs old!

How would your best friend describe you? Funny, loyal and competitive.

One thing you can’t eat: Peanut butter

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: Shane Warne

iPhone,  Blackberry, or Android: Samsung

Best book read: Ben Cousins Autobiography

Favourite TV show: Two and a Half Men, South Park

Favourite band/ musical artist: Karnivool

Favourite movie: Taken