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Hooker injures hamstring

Cale Hooker has injured his hamstring during the Bombers' pre-season training.

4:29pm  Jan 19, 2019

Injury wrap - September 19

High Performance Manager Justin Crow provides an update on the players who will undergo medical procedures during the off-season.

4:17pm  Sep 19, 2017

Another Don Deal

Essendon has received a major boost with star defender Cale Hooker turning his back on free agency and recommitting to the club for another five years.

12:30pm  Apr 27, 2016

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Cale
Hooker

Utility

Height
197 cm
DOB
13-10-1988
Weight
101 kg
Debut
2008
Games
2018
22
Career
175
Goals
2018
13
Career
82
2018 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
1546
Avg
70
CaleHooker

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior club: Melville
Recruited from: East Fremantle (WAFL)
Draft history: Pick No.54, 2007 national draft

Debut: Round 21, 2008
Brownlow votes: 9

Player Sponsors

Keith Richards - Keith Richards OAM

Kerrie & Lynne Ardley

Robert Radford - Radford Meats

George Thompson & Suzanne Adamson

Tiffany Galbraith & Gai Williams

Tony Oliver

Crucial key-position player who can always be relied on at either end of the ground.

A brilliantly clean defender and a dangerous tall forward, Hooker is clearly among the side’s most important players.

His ability to play whatever role necessary for the side at important times makes him a vital asset when the team is in need and AFL StatsPro’s grading of Hooker as ‘elite’ for disposals, disposal efficiency, rebound 50s, marks, intercept marks and spoils clearly demonstrates his class.

No matter where the big West Australian lines up for the Bombers in 2019, Hooker will be a top contributor.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2018 Season Average
    Games Played 22
    • Kicks 8.7
    • Handballs 8.2
    • Disposals 16.9
    • Marks 7.0
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 1.2
    • Goals 0.6
    • AFL Fantasy 70.3

2018 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 15 Brisbane Lions Rd 12
Handballs 17 Melbourne Rd 6
Disposals 23 Carlton Rd 8
Marks 13 Hawthorn Rd 20
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 3 Richmond Rd 22
Goals 3 Richmond Rd 22
AFL Fantasy 100 Hawthorn Rd 20

2018 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Adelaide Crows W 99 - 87 8 7 15 9 0 0 0 3 3 1 96
2 Fremantle L 106 - 90 7 5 12 4 0 2 0 2 1 1 60
3 Western Bulldogs L 104 - 83 5 7 12 7 0 0 1 0 1 1 54
4 Port Adelaide W 106 - 84 9 14 23 8 0 0 2 2 0 0 81
5 Collingwood L 101 - 52 9 9 18 8 0 0 1 1 1 1 77
6 Melbourne L 72 - 108 3 17 20 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 56
7 Hawthorn L 67 - 90 10 12 22 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 72
8 Carlton L 91 - 78 14 9 23 8 0 0 0 3 0 1 97
9 Geelong Cats W 84 - 50 10 11 21 11 0 2 0 2 0 0 95
10 GWS Giants W 60 - 95 2 9 11 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 27
11 Richmond L 43 - 114 8 8 16 7 0 0 4 1 0 0 53
12 Brisbane Lions W 62 - 84 15 5 20 11 0 1 1 1 0 0 90
14 West Coast Eagles W 52 - 80 14 6 20 9 0 1 0 2 0 0 90
15 North Melbourne W 125 - 108 7 8 15 7 0 0 2 0 0 0 52
16 Collingwood L 62 - 78 6 9 15 8 0 1 1 2 0 0 66
17 Gold Coast Suns W 51 - 95 10 9 19 9 0 0 1 1 0 0 76
18 Fremantle W 99 - 70 8 6 14 6 0 1 2 1 0 3 56
19 Sydney Swans W 109 - 66 12 3 15 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 69
20 Hawthorn L 107 - 103 10 11 21 13 0 0 1 0 2 0 100
21 St Kilda W 122 - 79 4 3 7 1 0 2 2 0 1 0 23
22 Richmond L 81 - 73 8 6 14 3 0 3 2 3 3 1 73
23 Port Adelaide W 89 - 111 12 7 19 8 0 1 0 2 0 0 83
TOTAL W: 12 - L: 10 191 181 372 155 0 14 21 27 13 9 1546

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 175
    • Kicks 8.1
    • Handballs 8.1
    • Disposals 16.2
    • Marks 6.2
    • Hit-Outs 0.5
    • Tackles 1.9
    • Goals 0.5
    • AFL Fantasy 68.3

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 19 St Kilda Rd 5, 2014
Handballs 19 Port Adelaide Rd 15, 2013
Disposals 30 Port Adelaide Rd 15, 2013
Marks 16 North Melbourne Rd 1, 2014
Hit-outs 13 Richmond Rd 17, 2009
Tackles 9 Western Bulldogs Rd 16, 2009
Goals 5 North Melbourne Rd 18, 2017
AFL Fantasy 131 St Kilda Rd 5, 2014

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2018 Essendon 191 181 372 155 0 14 21 27 13 9 1546
2017 Essendon 155 115 270 139 9 14 18 33 41 26 1485
2016 Essendon 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 Essendon 235 154 389 157 11 31 28 49 21 21 1785
2014 Essendon 240 182 422 170 4 12 14 35 0 0 1708
2013 Essendon 197 198 395 151 0 15 19 44 2 0 1586
2012 Essendon 149 125 274 95 0 10 17 28 0 2 1055
2011 Essendon 99 99 198 66 0 7 12 20 0 0 744
2010 Essendon 81 174 255 71 5 11 15 39 2 1 944
2009 Essendon 72 173 245 74 58 8 19 53 3 3 1026
2008 Essendon 3 17 20 7 0 0 0 1 0 0 68

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

2015 Crichton Medallist

Vice-captain (2017 - current)

2014 Crichton Medal runner-up

2014 Bill Hutchison Community Award

AFL Awards

2014 All-Australian

 

Milestones

Milestone Games

Milestone Versus Round Venue Result
AFL debut Western Bulldogs Rd 21, 2008 Marvel Stadium L 46
Finals debut Adelaide EF, 2009 Football Park L 96
50th game North Melbourne Rd 1, 2012 Marvel Stadium W 2
100th game Melbourne Rd 13, 2014 MCG L 1
150th game Western Bulldogs Rd 19, 2017 Marvel Stadium L 30