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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

Crichton Medal: Runners up

Brendon Goddard and Dyson Heppell have rounded out the podium in Essendon’s 2017 Crichton Medal count.

11:12pm  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

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Brendon
Goddard

Height
193 cm
DOB
20-05-1985
Weight
94 kg
Debut
2003
Games
2018
22
Career
334
Goals
2018
3
Career
160
2018 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
1758
Avg
80
BrendonGoddard

Player Bio

At A Glance:

Junior Clubs: Traralgon/Gippsland Power

Clubs: St.Kilda

Debut: 2003

Recruited From: St.Kilda 

 

Player Sponsors

Jeffrey Leong - Purple Bombers

Brad & Kerree Dunn - SA Bombers

Tiffany Galbraith & Paul Coniglio 

 

Goddard – who is entering his 16th season – is Essendon’s oldest player, but his recent performances suggest he isn’t slowing down.

Goddard highlighted his longevity in the game by playing in all 23 games for the Bombers last year and looking at home in each contest.

In 2017 the former Saint led the side for marks and was in the club’s top five for disposals, contested possessions, clearances, disposal efficiency, score involvements and metres gained.

Goddard has stepped aside from his regular position in the leadership group this year to allow the younger contingent to take up more responsibilities in the team.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2018 Season Average
    Games Played 22
    • Kicks 10.9
    • Handballs 11.4
    • Disposals 22.3
    • Marks 6.2
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 1.7
    • Goals 0.1
    • AFL Fantasy 79.9

2018 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 17 Port Adelaide Rd 23
Handballs 18 Melbourne Rd 6
Disposals 33 Collingwood Rd 5
Marks 12 Port Adelaide Rd 23
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 6 Melbourne Rd 6
Goals 1 GWS Giants Rd 10
AFL Fantasy 129 Collingwood Rd 5

2018 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Adelaide Crows W 99 - 87 15 14 29 6 0 0 0 3 1 1 110
2 Fremantle L 106 - 90 10 11 21 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 70
3 Western Bulldogs L 104 - 83 6 12 18 7 0 1 0 2 0 0 72
4 Port Adelaide W 106 - 84 17 11 28 6 0 0 0 1 1 0 101
5 Collingwood L 101 - 52 16 17 33 9 0 0 0 5 0 0 129
6 Melbourne L 72 - 108 6 18 24 8 0 0 1 6 0 1 100
7 Hawthorn L 67 - 90 13 14 27 6 0 0 4 0 0 0 73
8 Carlton L 91 - 78 6 10 16 2 0 1 3 0 0 0 36
9 Geelong Cats W 84 - 50 16 8 24 10 0 0 0 1 0 0 98
10 GWS Giants W 60 - 95 13 8 21 8 0 2 1 3 1 0 96
11 Richmond L 43 - 114 10 12 22 5 0 2 1 3 0 0 80
12 Brisbane Lions W 62 - 84 7 13 20 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 57
14 West Coast Eagles W 52 - 80 13 13 26 7 0 0 0 4 0 0 102
15 North Melbourne W 125 - 108 11 13 24 9 0 1 0 3 0 0 99
16 Collingwood L 62 - 78 12 13 25 7 0 0 1 0 0 0 80
17 Gold Coast Suns W 51 - 95 11 7 18 5 0 0 2 3 0 0 68
18 Fremantle W 99 - 70 7 16 23 3 0 0 3 0 0 0 53
19 Sydney Swans W 109 - 66 11 11 22 6 0 2 0 0 0 0 75
20 Hawthorn L 107 - 103 10 7 17 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 60
21 St Kilda W 122 - 79 2 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10
22 Richmond L 81 - 73 10 11 21 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 73
23 Port Adelaide W 89 - 111 17 10 27 12 0 1 0 2 0 0 116
TOTAL W: 12 - L: 10 239 251 490 137 0 11 17 37 3 2 1758

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 334
    • Kicks 12.9
    • Handballs 9.9
    • Disposals 22.8
    • Marks 6.3
    • Hit-Outs 0.7
    • Tackles 2.8
    • Goals 0.5
    • AFL Fantasy 90.8

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
2018 Essendon 239 251 490 137 0 11 17 37 3 2 1758
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