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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

Bomber votes: Round by Round

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12:28pm  Sep 26, 2017

Zacka Rising

This year is proving to be a defining one for midfielder David Zaharakis.

12:12pm  Jun 3, 2016

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BTV: RD 23 | Zaharakis post-game

11:33pm  Aug 24, 2018

BTV: RD 18 | Zaharakis post-game

12:14pm  Jul 22, 2018

BTV: RD 10 | Zaharakis post-game

11:41am  May 27, 2018

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David
Zaharakis

Height
180 cm
DOB
21-02-1990
Weight
79 kg
Debut
2009
Games
2018
17
Career
187
Goals
2018
7
Career
119
2018 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
1647
Avg
97
DavidZaharakis

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior Clubs: Eltham/Marcellin College
Debut: 2009
Recruited from: Northern U18, pick 23 2008

Player Sponsors

Anna Rankin - Anna Rankin & Oliver Haddrell

David Parasol - CT Solutions Australia Pty Ltd

Peter Gavos

Carla Bergen - Zakattack

A true stalwart of the club, Zaharakis has barely missed a beat in his career to date since being drafted in 2009.

The ball-magnet had another strong year in 2017, playing in every game and averaging 26 disposals, kicking 11 goals and finishing third at the club for score involvements and metres gained.

Zaharakis will continue to hold a prominent position in Essendon’s midfield in 2018 and will help develop the young guns pushing through the middle of the ground.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2018 Season Average
    Games Played 17
    • Kicks 14.1
    • Handballs 11.5
    • Disposals 25.6
    • Marks 5.0
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 3.6
    • Goals 0.4
    • AFL Fantasy 96.9

2018 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 27 GWS Giants Rd 10
Handballs 18 Collingwood Rd 5
Disposals 35 Adelaide Crows Rd 1
Marks 8 Geelong Cats Rd 9
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 9 Fremantle Rd 2
Goals 2 Port Adelaide Rd 23
AFL Fantasy 143 GWS Giants Rd 10

2018 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Adelaide Crows W 99 - 87 22 13 35 4 0 0 1 4 0 0 117
2 Fremantle L 106 - 90 14 10 24 2 0 3 1 9 0 0 104
3 Western Bulldogs L 104 - 83 13 13 26 4 0 2 0 3 0 0 91
4 Port Adelaide W 106 - 84 12 16 28 6 0 1 0 1 0 0 91
5 Collingwood L 101 - 52 16 18 34 6 0 0 1 2 0 2 109
6 Melbourne L 72 - 108 12 16 28 3 0 0 1 7 1 0 108
7 Hawthorn L 67 - 90 13 12 25 6 0 0 2 2 0 0 83
8 Carlton L 91 - 78 15 10 25 7 0 0 1 6 1 0 113
9 Geelong Cats W 84 - 50 18 15 33 8 0 1 0 6 0 0 133
10 GWS Giants W 60 - 95 27 6 33 7 0 1 0 5 1 2 143
11 Richmond L 43 - 114 3 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 12
12 Brisbane Lions W 62 - 84 - - - - - - - - - - -
14 West Coast Eagles W 52 - 80 - - - - - - - - - - -
15 North Melbourne W 125 - 108 - - - - - - - - - - -
16 Collingwood L 62 - 78 - - - - - - - - - - -
17 Gold Coast Suns W 51 - 95 - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Fremantle W 99 - 70 14 11 25 6 0 1 0 2 1 1 98
19 Sydney Swans W 109 - 66 14 8 22 2 0 2 0 6 1 0 96
20 Hawthorn L 107 - 103 9 12 21 4 0 1 2 1 0 0 62
21 St Kilda W 122 - 79 10 8 18 6 0 0 0 1 0 0 68
22 Richmond L 81 - 73 14 16 30 6 0 1 1 4 0 1 107
23 Port Adelaide W 89 - 111 14 11 25 7 0 3 0 3 2 0 112
TOTAL W: 12 - L: 10 240 195 435 85 0 16 10 62 7 6 1647

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 187
    • Kicks 12.3
    • Handballs 9.6
    • Disposals 21.9
    • Marks 4.2
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 3.7
    • Goals 0.6
    • AFL Fantasy 86.6

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 27 GWS Giants Rd 10, 2018
Handballs 21 Carlton Rd 20, 2017
Disposals 40 Gold Coast Suns Rd 21, 2016
Marks 13 Richmond Rd 11, 2014
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 11 Sydney Swans W1, 2017
Goals 4 Melbourne Rd 13, 2014
AFL Fantasy 143 GWS Giants Rd 10, 2018

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2018 Essendon 240 195 435 85 0 16 10 62 7 6 1647
2017 Essendon 323 267 590 107 0 9 14 107 11 14 2299
2016 Essendon 281 241 522 75 0 21 13 99 5 6 1964
2015 Essendon 149 151 300 59 0 6 14 63 9 3 1199
2014 Essendon 332 228 560 108 0 12 13 85 14 14 2187
2013 Essendon 266 209 475 73 0 6 13 62 9 17 1721
2012 Essendon 171 119 290 43 0 10 9 42 7 8 1081
2011 Essendon 277 195 472 103 0 14 20 88 31 17 2039
2010 Essendon 178 141 319 93 0 12 8 52 19 18 1423
2009 Essendon 87 50 137 47 0 2 4 25 7 8 642

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  Fremantle rd 2, 2009  Etihad Stadium W 38 
 Finals Debut  Carlton EF, 2011  MCG  L 62 
 50th Game  Western Bulldogs rd 21, 2011   Etihad Stadium W 49 
100th Game Adelaide rd 14, 2014 Etihad Stadium W 9

Awards

AWARDS

NAB AFL Rising Star nominee:  2009

W.S Crichton Medal: 2011 

ANZAC Day Medallist: 2013