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Best Defensive player: Walla

Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti has been named Essendon’s Best Defensive player at the Crichton Medal.

8:58pm  Oct 5, 2017

Best Defensive player - The Contenders

Here is a look at some of the players who may be in the running to pick up the Best Defensive Player award at the Crichton Medal.

4:39pm  Oct 4, 2017

Most Improved - The Contenders

Plenty of Bombers made progress in 2017 - here is a look at some of the players who may be in contention for the Club's Most Improved award.

1:45pm  Oct 3, 2017

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Anthony
McDonald-Tipungwuti

Forward

Height
171 cm
DOB
22-04-1993
Weight
79 kg
Debut
2016
Games
2018
22
Career
66
Goals
2018
26
Career
68
2018 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
1444
Avg
66
AnthonyMcDonald-Tipungwuti

Player Bio

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Carla Bergen - BomberBlitz.com

Merna Slattery - Essendon Ladies Social Club

Leo Mark Basilone

Tony Shadforth & Marti Zucco

 

Aggressive small forward who continued to impress in his third year on the club’s AFL list in 2018 with a top-five finish in the Crichton Medal.

McDonald-Tipungwuti is no one-trick pony either. After starting his senior career across half-back and then developing into one of the league’s best small forwards, he had a significant impact when pushed up the ground onto the ball in 2018.

He’s kicked 60 goals in the last two seasons, but McDonald-Tipungwuti’s willingness to work hard in defence to apply constant pressure to his opposition is a key strength that sets him apart from many of the league’s top forwards. 

The fan favourite, who is only just entering his prime, is as durable as any Bomber having barely missed a game since his debut and will have his eyes on another huge season in 2019.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2018 Season Average
    Games Played 22
    • Kicks 7.3
    • Handballs 5.0
    • Disposals 12.3
    • Marks 3.4
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 4.5
    • Goals 1.2
    • AFL Fantasy 65.6

2018 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 12 Gold Coast Suns Rd 17
Handballs 9 Gold Coast Suns Rd 17
Disposals 21 Gold Coast Suns Rd 17
Marks 7 Gold Coast Suns Rd 17
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 8 Sydney Swans Rd 19
Goals 5 St Kilda Rd 21
AFL Fantasy 109 St Kilda Rd 21

2018 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Adelaide Crows W 99 - 87 9 5 14 6 0 0 1 5 0 1 73
2 Fremantle L 106 - 90 5 2 7 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 33
3 Western Bulldogs L 104 - 83 6 6 12 2 0 3 1 4 1 1 59
4 Port Adelaide W 106 - 84 7 4 11 5 0 1 1 4 1 0 64
5 Collingwood L 101 - 52 8 6 14 6 0 0 1 1 1 0 61
6 Melbourne L 72 - 108 8 5 13 2 0 1 3 2 2 2 54
7 Hawthorn L 67 - 90 3 4 7 2 0 0 1 2 1 0 34
8 Carlton L 91 - 78 5 4 9 3 0 0 3 7 1 1 58
9 Geelong Cats W 84 - 50 11 4 15 4 0 1 2 6 0 1 73
10 GWS Giants W 60 - 95 4 3 7 3 0 0 0 6 0 0 51
11 Richmond L 43 - 114 8 2 10 4 0 0 0 4 2 2 70
12 Brisbane Lions W 62 - 84 6 6 12 3 0 2 0 5 2 1 74
14 West Coast Eagles W 52 - 80 10 6 16 2 0 3 2 6 1 0 75
15 North Melbourne W 125 - 108 9 7 16 4 0 1 0 3 1 1 73
16 Collingwood L 62 - 78 4 4 8 3 0 2 2 6 1 1 56
17 Gold Coast Suns W 51 - 95 12 9 21 7 0 0 0 1 1 2 87
18 Fremantle W 99 - 70 9 8 17 5 0 3 2 7 0 1 84
19 Sydney Swans W 109 - 66 7 6 13 3 0 1 0 8 2 0 87
20 Hawthorn L 107 - 103 9 5 14 4 0 0 3 6 1 0 70
21 St Kilda W 122 - 79 9 6 15 3 0 3 0 7 5 0 109
22 Richmond L 81 - 73 4 3 7 1 0 2 1 5 0 0 40
23 Port Adelaide W 89 - 111 7 5 12 2 0 1 1 3 2 0 59
TOTAL W: 12 - L: 10 160 110 270 75 0 25 24 99 26 14 1444

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 66
    • Kicks 8.0
    • Handballs 5.4
    • Disposals 13.4
    • Marks 3.7
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 3.8
    • Goals 1.0
    • AFL Fantasy 66.1

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 15 GWS Giants Rd 13, 2016
Handballs 11 Adelaide Crows Rd 19, 2016
Disposals 23 Geelong Cats Rd 4, 2016
Marks 9 St Kilda Rd 9, 2016
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 8 Sydney Swans Rd 19, 2018
Goals 5 St Kilda Rd 21, 2018
AFL Fantasy 114 Port Adelaide Rd 12, 2017

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2018 Essendon 160 110 270 75 0 25 24 99 26 14 1444
2017 Essendon 179 121 300 78 0 30 19 84 34 17 1543
2016 Essendon 186 127 313 89 0 16 15 67 8 9 1375

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

Awards

Club Awards

2017 Best Defensive Player Award

Milestones

Milestone Games

Milestone Versus Round Venue Result
AFL debut Gold Coast Rd 1, 2016 Metricon Stadium L 61
50th game Melbourne Rd 6, 2018 Marvel Stadium L 36