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Dons named for Australia

Zach Merrett and Brendon Goddard will play in the International Rules Series after they were named in the Australian squad to take on Ireland.

10:40am  Oct 12, 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

Crichton Contenders: Brendon Goddard

Brendon Goddard continued to show why he’s one of the most versatile players in the competition throughout 2017.

4:51pm  Sep 18, 2017

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Brendon
Goddard

Height
193 cm
DOB
20-05-1985
Weight
94 kg
Debut
2003
Games
2017
23
Career
312
Goals
2017
5
Career
157
2017 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
2327
Avg
101
BrendonGoddard

Player Bio

At A Glance:

Junior Clubs: Traralgon/Gippsland Power

Clubs: St.Kilda

Debut: 2003

Recruited From: St.Kilda 

 

Player Sponsors

Benefactor

SA Bombers

A&M Galbraith Pty Ltd

Paul Coniglio

 

Brendon Goddard has established himself as an elite player of the competition across his 15 year AFL career.

Able to play a variety of positions, Goddard is an Essendon best and fairest winner. He’s also been named in the All-Australian side twice throughout his career.

In 2016, Goddard was thrust into the Captaincy on the eve of the season.

His fourth placing in the Crichton Medal recognised his consistent year. He ranked in the top five at the Club for disposals, metres gained, contested possessions, intercept possessions, marks, tackles and score involvements. 

Goddard is a member of the Leadership group in 2017.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2017 Season Average
    Games Played 23
    • Kicks 13.4
    • Handballs 13.2
    • Disposals 26.7
    • Marks 7.3
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 3.2
    • Goals 0.2
    • AFL Fantasy 101.2

2017 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 21 Fremantle Rd 23
Handballs 19 Brisbane Lions Rd 15
Disposals 34 Adelaide Crows Rd 4
Marks 15 Fremantle Rd 23
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 8 Carlton Rd 3
Goals 2 Richmond Rd 10
AFL Fantasy 129 Fremantle Rd 23

2017 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Hawthorn W 116 - 91 17 12 29 10 0 1 0 5 0 1 127
2 Brisbane Lions W 84 - 111 11 10 21 8 0 2 0 3 1 0 97
3 Carlton L 57 - 42 18 12 30 4 0 1 1 8 1 0 126
4 Adelaide Crows L 153 - 88 15 19 34 6 0 0 1 2 0 0 106
5 Collingwood W 100 - 82 10 12 22 6 0 0 1 5 0 0 89
6 Melbourne L 74 - 112 17 14 31 5 0 1 0 3 0 0 107
7 Fremantle L 116 - 79 10 15 25 6 0 1 2 5 0 0 93
8 Geelong Cats W 110 - 93 15 14 29 6 0 1 2 6 0 0 110
9 West Coast Eagles W 125 - 64 14 14 28 10 0 1 1 4 0 0 114
10 Richmond L 81 - 66 10 18 28 4 0 0 1 3 2 0 99
11 GWS Giants L 117 - 101 7 14 21 4 0 1 0 1 0 0 66
12 Port Adelaide W 131 - 61 12 19 31 3 0 1 2 1 1 0 88
14 Sydney Swans L 86 - 85 9 14 23 6 0 0 0 4 0 0 89
15 Brisbane Lions L 82 - 90 12 19 31 6 0 1 0 2 0 1 102
16 Collingwood W 80 - 117 14 9 23 14 0 0 2 1 0 0 100
17 St Kilda W 57 - 118 18 7 25 10 0 0 0 1 0 0 102
18 North Melbourne W 132 - 105 12 13 25 7 0 1 0 2 0 1 93
19 Western Bulldogs L 127 - 97 13 12 25 7 0 2 1 5 0 0 103
20 Carlton W 84 - 76 16 7 23 4 0 1 0 1 0 0 79
21 Adelaide Crows L 80 - 123 14 13 27 7 0 0 0 5 0 0 109
22 Gold Coast Suns W 57 - 90 13 12 25 14 0 0 1 2 0 0 110
23 Fremantle W 107 - 92 21 11 32 15 0 1 2 1 0 0 129
W1 Sydney Swans L 121 - 56 11 14 25 6 0 1 1 3 0 0 89
TOTAL W: 12 - L: 11 309 304 613 168 0 17 18 73 5 3 2327

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 312
    • Kicks 13.0
    • Handballs 9.8
    • Disposals 22.8
    • Marks 6.3
    • Hit-Outs 0.7
    • Tackles 2.9
    • Goals 0.5
    • AFL Fantasy 91.5

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 28 Gold Coast Suns Rd 12, 2013
Handballs 24 Melbourne Rd 9, 2011
Disposals 38 North Melbourne Rd 8, 2016
Marks 15 Fremantle Rd 23, 2017
Hit-outs 7 West Coast Eagles Rd 15, 2016
Tackles 9 Western Bulldogs Rd 18, 2012
Goals 5 Fremantle Rd 4, 2010
AFL Fantasy 157 Melbourne Rd 13, 2014

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2017 Essendon 309 304 613 168 0 17 18 73 5 3 2327
2016 Essendon 257 262 519 117 43 23 17 73 3 7 1978
2015 Essendon 278 303 581 131 19 16 17 78 10 7 2196
2014 Essendon 282 181 463 133 20 22 14 51 17 18 1931
2013 Essendon 347 227 574 151 10 13 19 73 18 5 2319
2012 St Kilda 300 187 487 121 10 26 17 60 12 13 1947
2011 St Kilda 309 233 542 131 15 26 25 91 13 11 2205
2010 St Kilda 367 351 718 172 36 32 25 88 24 9 2817
2009 St Kilda 359 293 652 150 20 17 20 77 15 9 2497
2008 St Kilda 337 200 537 182 8 15 37 47 11 4 2127
2007 St Kilda 89 41 130 56 1 7 10 12 3 2 563
2006 St Kilda 321 156 477 177 17 10 17 71 10 9 2135
2005 St Kilda 178 105 283 91 17 8 18 41 6 4 1192
2004 St Kilda 174 128 302 109 14 6 11 48 4 4 1312
2003 St Kilda 156 83 239 77 1 7 9 30 6 6 1008

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 Richmond* rd 4, 2003 Etihad Stadium L 26
Finals Debut Brisbane* QF, 2004 Gabba L 80
50th Game West Coast* rd 8, 2005 Subiaco L 36
100th Game Sydney* rd 12, 2008 SCG L 35
150th Game Geelong* rd 13, 2010 MCG W 24
200th Game Western Bulldogs* rd 18, 2012 Etihad Stadium W 76

Awards

AFL Awards:

All-Australian: 2009, 2010

Yiookan Award: 2014

International Rules Series: 2006, 2014

 

Club Awards:

Crichton Medallist: 2013