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Hille announces his retirement

Essendon ruckman David Hille will play his final game in the red and black on Saturday night against Richmond after announcing his retirement today.

4:47pm  Aug 29, 2013

Defensive stocks run deep

Tayte Pears and Kyle Hardingham have once again show they are ready for a senior recall should the opportunity present itself at AFL level with dominant performances in the Bombers VFL win over Sandringham.

1:41pm  Jun 10, 2013

Hille back at training

Essendon ruckman David Hille has resumed training with the team after returning home from overseas late last night.

2:29pm  May 28, 2013

Latest Player Video

Watson interviews Hille on Seven

1:56pm  Sep 2, 2013

BTV: David Hille retires

4:16pm  Aug 29, 2013

BTV: Hille returns to training

2:05pm  May 28, 2013

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David
Hille

Height
202 cm
DOB
02-06-1981
Weight
108 kg
Debut
2001
Games
197
Goals
153
DavidHille

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior Clubs: Peninsula School
Clubs: 
Debut: 2001
Recruited from: Dandenong U18
Brownlow Votes: 18

PLAYER SPONSORS

Supporter

EFC Cheer Squad
MGF Financial Services

Patron

Kenapak Pty Ltd

Benefactors

Abbott Cheeseman & Co Chartered Accountants
Radford Meats

The big man proved he still has plenty of fire in the belly after his standout performance in the final round of the season. Hille sustained a calf injury just tow games into the campaign but returned to play a pivotal role in the second half of 2012. Boasting a wealth of experience and the ability to crash through packs and boot goals, the veteran will no doubt be putting his hand up for the number one ruck spot again next season.

Season by Season

Season by Season

Hille starred in his team’s round one victory over the Western Bulldogs after an interrupted pre-season. From then on the veteran ruckman's workload had to be managed. He finished the year playing 19 games and kicking 20 goals but still looking short of his best. A fully fit Hille remains one of Essendon’s key players.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2014 Season Average
    Games Played
    • Kicks
    • Handballs
    • Disposals
    • Marks
    • Hit-Outs
    • Tackles
    • Goals
    • AFL Fantasy

2014 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 0 - -
Handballs 0 - -
Disposals 0 - -
Marks 0 - -
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 0 - -
Goals 0 - -
AFL Fantasy 0 - -

2014 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
TOTAL W: 0 - L: 0

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 197
    • Kicks 6.9
    • Handballs 6.0
    • Disposals 12.9
    • Marks 4.3
    • Hit-Outs 14.5
    • Tackles 1.4
    • Goals 0.8
    • AFL Fantasy 69.3

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 19 Western Bulldogs Rd 1, 2011
Handballs 16 Carlton Rd 18, 2011
Disposals 27 Western Bulldogs Rd 1, 2011
Marks 14 Richmond Rd 9, 2010
Hit-outs 39 Fremantle Rd 12, 2011
Tackles 7 Adelaide Crows Rd 4, 2002
Goals 4 St Kilda Rd 8, 2010
AFL Fantasy 156 Richmond Rd 9, 2010

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2013 Essendon 32 27 59 13 62 6 4 4 1 4 271
2012 Essendon 73 54 127 47 117 7 8 10 9 7 669
2011 Essendon 147 149 296 110 293 17 21 27 20 13 1557
2010 Essendon 123 139 262 90 238 15 13 24 16 11 1334
2009 Essendon 25 34 59 15 69 3 5 4 1 3 270
2008 Essendon 177 147 324 103 364 16 21 34 19 18 1719
2007 Essendon 113 115 228 70 292 23 13 33 7 8 1237
2006 Essendon 136 164 300 92 367 18 18 29 13 15 1552
2005 Essendon 83 100 183 56 225 7 6 19 10 7 974
2004 Essendon 149 92 241 83 293 13 14 29 25 18 1428
2003 Essendon 171 91 262 78 348 21 19 32 20 14 1503
2002 Essendon 100 65 165 77 132 8 15 27 11 10 940
2001 Essendon 23 12 35 13 47 2 3 3 1 3 193

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

AFL Games: 193

Awards

CLUB AWARDS

Best and fairest  2008

Acting captain  2006