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Leadership group unveiled

The Bombers have finalised a five-man leadership group for 2019.

4:50pm  Jan 23, 2019

Myers opens up on mental health

Experienced Essendon midfielder David Myers has opened up about his mental health battles ahead of the conclusion of this year’s Movember fundraiser.

3:06pm  Nov 29, 2018

Most Courageous - The Contenders

It is named after a favourite son and there are plenty of worthy contenders for the Adam Ramanauskas Most Courageous award in 2017.

12:22pm  Oct 4, 2017

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BTV: Sounds of the Track | Myers

6:37pm  Jan 30, 2019

BTV: RD 21 | Myers post-game

12:02pm  Aug 11, 2018

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David
Myers

Defender

Height
191 cm
DOB
30-06-1989
Weight
88 kg
Debut
2008
Games
2018
16
Career
116
Goals
2018
10
Career
39
2018 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
1250
Avg
78
DavidMyers

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior clubs: Victoria Park (WA)
Recruited from: Perth (WAFL)
Draft history: Pick No.6, 2007 national draft
Debut: Round 7, 2008
Brownlow votes: 5

Player Sponsors

Andrew Lowne - Melton Country Club

Peter Szabo - Peter Szabo Family Law

Robert Radford - Radford Meats

Graeme Knight - South Melbourne Dry Cleaners

David Truccolo - Spencer Panels

Veteran who amazingly claimed the Most Improved Player award for the side in 2018 after arguably his best season to date.

Often troubled by injury since his first season at the club in 2008, a relatively clear run at the season saw him record career-best averages for clearances, inside-50s, contested possessions and goal assists from 16 games.

Myers is at his best inside the contest and has become one of the midfield brigade’s most important assets due to his ability to effectively clear the ball and feed his teammates from the pack.

His efforts in 2018 suggest Myers has a lot left to give and can remain a vital part of the side in 2019.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2018 Season Average
    Games Played 16
    • Kicks 11.4
    • Handballs 9.2
    • Disposals 20.6
    • Marks 3.3
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 3.8
    • Goals 0.6
    • AFL Fantasy 78.1

2018 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 21 St Kilda Rd 21
Handballs 13 Gold Coast Suns Rd 17
Disposals 29 St Kilda Rd 21
Marks 9 St Kilda Rd 21
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 7 Carlton Rd 8
Goals 2 St Kilda Rd 21
AFL Fantasy 135 St Kilda Rd 21

2018 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Adelaide Crows W 99 - 87 - - - - - - - - - - -
2 Fremantle L 106 - 90 - - - - - - - - - - -
3 Western Bulldogs L 104 - 83 9 7 16 2 0 0 4 2 0 0 43
4 Port Adelaide W 106 - 84 15 9 24 3 0 1 2 3 2 0 91
5 Collingwood L 101 - 52 9 11 20 4 0 2 1 4 0 0 76
6 Melbourne L 72 - 108 - - - - - - - - - - -
7 Hawthorn L 67 - 90 6 13 19 3 0 0 2 3 0 0 59
8 Carlton L 91 - 78 12 8 20 3 0 0 5 7 0 0 74
9 Geelong Cats W 84 - 50 - - - - - - - - - - -
10 GWS Giants W 60 - 95 - - - - - - - - - - -
11 Richmond L 43 - 114 - - - - - - - - - - -
12 Brisbane Lions W 62 - 84 16 12 28 6 0 1 0 3 0 1 104
14 West Coast Eagles W 52 - 80 10 9 19 3 0 2 3 4 0 0 66
15 North Melbourne W 125 - 108 13 12 25 3 0 1 2 4 2 0 95
16 Collingwood L 62 - 78 10 6 16 2 0 0 0 4 0 0 64
17 Gold Coast Suns W 51 - 95 11 13 24 8 0 0 1 3 1 0 98
18 Fremantle W 99 - 70 10 8 18 1 0 0 2 0 1 1 50
19 Sydney Swans W 109 - 66 15 10 25 2 0 2 0 6 1 3 106
20 Hawthorn L 107 - 103 9 6 15 2 0 0 0 6 0 0 69
21 St Kilda W 122 - 79 21 8 29 9 0 3 2 5 2 0 135
22 Richmond L 81 - 73 10 5 15 1 0 2 0 4 0 0 61
23 Port Adelaide W 89 - 111 6 10 16 1 0 0 0 3 1 0 59
TOTAL W: 12 - L: 10 182 147 329 53 0 14 24 61 10 5 1250

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 116
    • Kicks 10.3
    • Handballs 7.9
    • Disposals 18.2
    • Marks 3.6
    • Hit-Outs 0.2
    • Tackles 3.0
    • Goals 0.3
    • AFL Fantasy 69.7

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 21 St Kilda Rd 21, 2018
Handballs 15 North Melbourne Rd 18, 2017
Disposals 31 Collingwood Rd 16, 2017
Marks 12 GWS Giants Rd 6, 2013
Hit-outs 4 Port Adelaide Rd 16, 2014
Tackles 9 Western Bulldogs Rd 16, 2013
Goals 2 St Kilda Rd 21, 2018
AFL Fantasy 135 St Kilda Rd 21, 2018

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2018 Essendon 182 147 329 53 0 14 24 61 10 5 1250
2017 Essendon 129 147 276 41 0 4 12 39 3 6 952
2016 Essendon 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 Essendon 15 8 23 5 0 0 1 0 0 0 73
2014 Essendon 209 168 377 64 19 7 17 75 5 7 1467
2013 Essendon 220 147 367 86 3 9 11 68 10 10 1533
2012 Essendon 102 54 156 32 1 3 8 18 4 4 590
2011 Essendon 155 111 266 56 2 4 13 31 2 4 962
2010 Essendon 71 62 133 27 0 2 6 24 3 3 519
2009 Essendon 37 29 66 19 0 0 3 8 1 3 258
2008 Essendon 77 39 116 29 0 3 6 24 1 0 483

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

Milestones

Milestone Games

Milestone Versus Round Venue Result
AFL debut Port Adelaide Rd 7, 2008 Marvel Stadium L 64
Finals debut Carlton EF, 2011 MCG L 62
50th game Collingwood Rd 5, 2012 MCG W 46
100th game Sydney EF, 2017 SCG L 65