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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

Player Review - Part Six

Cale Hooker, Jonathan Giles, Elliott Kavanagh and Patty Ambrose all feature in the next part of the 2015 Player Review.

12:00pm  Sep 28, 2015

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Cale
Hooker

Height
197 cm
DOB
13-10-1988
Weight
101 kg
Debut
2008
Games
2018
12
Career
165
Goals
2018
7
Career
76
2018 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
858
Avg
72
CaleHooker

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior Clubs: Melville
Debut: 2008
Recruited from: East Fremantle (WAFL), pick 54 2007

Player Sponsors

Keith Richards - Keith Richards OAM

Kerrie & Lynne Ardley

Robert Radford - Radford Meats

George Thompson & Suzanne Adamson

Tiffany Galbraith & Gai Williams

Tony Oliver

Hooker is one of Essendon’s most experienced players and certainly one of its most important. 

The All-Australian defender has evolved into an integral part of Essendon’s forward line and once again showed his attacking prowess with a brilliant season in 2017.

Hooker booted 41 goals last year, second only to Joe Daniher, and was a constant threat in attack, highlighted by his team-high 51 contested marks.

Hungry for success, fans can expect Hooker to fire again in 2018 as a crucial part of the side’s exciting forward line.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2018 Season Average
    Games Played 12
    • Kicks 8.3
    • Handballs 9.4
    • Disposals 17.8
    • Marks 6.8
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 1.3
    • Goals 0.6
    • AFL Fantasy 71.5

2018 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 15 Brisbane Lions Rd 12
Handballs 17 Melbourne Rd 6
Disposals 23 Carlton Rd 8
Marks 11 Brisbane Lions Rd 12
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 3 Carlton Rd 8
Goals 3 Adelaide Crows Rd 1
AFL Fantasy 97 Carlton Rd 8

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 - - - - - - - - - - -
15 North Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
16 Collingwood - - - - - - - - - - -
17 Gold Coast Suns - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Fremantle - - - - - - - - - - -
19 Sydney Swans - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Hawthorn - - - - - - - - - - -
21 St Kilda - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Richmond - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Port Adelaide - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 5 - L: 7 100 113 213 82 0 5 10 16 7 5 858

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 165
    • Kicks 8.1
    • Handballs 8.2
    • Disposals 16.2
    • Marks 6.1
    • Hit-Outs 0.5
    • Tackles 1.9
    • Goals 0.5
    • AFL Fantasy 68.2

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 100 113 213 82 0 5 10 16 7 5 858
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

Milestones

Milestone Games:

Milestone versus round venue result
AFL Debut Western Bulldogs rd 21, 2008 Etihad Stadium L 46
Finals Debut Adelaide EF, 2009 Football Park L 96
50th Game North Melbourne rd 1, 2012 Etihad Stadium W 2
100th Game Melbourne rd 13, 2014 MCG L 1

Awards

AFL Awards

All-Australian Selection: 2014

Club Awards:

Crichton Medalist: 2015

Runner Up B&F: 2014

Bill Hutchison Community Award: 2014

Vice Captain: 2017