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Licka's resilient career

With Essendon fan-favourite Jason Winderlich announcing his retirement at seasons end, we take a look back at his fruitful career donning the red sash.

4:14pm  Aug 6, 2014

Winderlich announces retirement

After calling Essendon Football Club home for more than a decade, Jason Winderlich has decided season 2014 will be his last in the red sash.

2:07pm  Aug 6, 2014

Winderlich move increases longevity

Essendon assistant coach Nathan Bassett believes Jason Winderlich’s move to the half back line could lengthen his career.

10:04pm  Jul 16, 2014

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Jason
Winderlich

Height
188 cm
DOB
10-10-1984
Weight
82 kg
Debut
2003
Games
2015
1
Career
129
Goals
2015
0
Career
83
2015 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
29
Avg
29
JasonWinderlich

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior Clubs: Thorpdale
Clubs: 
Debut: 2003
Recruited from: Gippsland U18
Brownlow Votes: 12

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Winderlich's decision to retire at the end of 2014 coincided with a brilliant form patch for the speedy Bomber, who moved to half-back under coach Mark Thompson. After being talked out of retirement, Winderlich eventually signed a one-year contract extension. His expertise near goal provides the Bombers' forward line with great skill and nous. 

Season By Season

Season By Season

Winderlich will be a week-to-week proposistion for the rest of his career as he deals with soft-tissue injuries, but when he takes the field he remains one of Essendon's classiest players. In 12 games stationed maily across half-forward in 2013, Winderlich kicked 17 goals, including a three-goal haul in round five against Collingwood and 10 between rounds 14-16. Adds speed and precision skills to the Bombers' forward line. 

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2015 Season Average
    Games Played 1
    • Kicks 2.0
    • Handballs 4.0
    • Disposals 6.0
    • Marks 1.0
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 3.0
    • Goals 0.0
    • AFL Fantasy 29.0

2015 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 2 Hawthorn Rd 13
Handballs 4 Hawthorn Rd 13
Disposals 6 Hawthorn Rd 13
Marks 1 Hawthorn Rd 13
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 3 Hawthorn Rd 13
Goals 0 - -
AFL Fantasy 29 Hawthorn Rd 13

2015 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Sydney Swans L 72 - 60 - - - - - - - - - - -
2 Hawthorn W 78 - 76 - - - - - - - - - - -
3 Carlton W 84 - 105 - - - - - - - - - - -
4 Collingwood L 49 - 69 - - - - - - - - - - -
5 St Kilda W 80 - 82 - - - - - - - - - - -
6 Fremantle L 80 - 52 - - - - - - - - - - -
7 North Melbourne L 82 - 93 - - - - - - - - - - -
8 Brisbane Lions W 136 - 78 - - - - - - - - - - -
9 Richmond L 72 - 59 - - - - - - - - - - -
10 Geelong Cats L 53 - 122 - - - - - - - - - - -
11 West Coast Eagles L 96 - 46 - - - - - - - - - - -
13 Hawthorn L 114 - 76 2 4 6 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 29
14 St Kilda L 52 - 162 - - - - - - - - - - -
15 Melbourne W 69 - 60 - - - - - - - - - - -
16 North Melbourne L 93 - 68 - - - - - - - - - - -
17 Port Adelaide L 116 - 129 - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Western Bulldogs - - - - - - - - - - -
19 GWS Giants - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Adelaide Crows - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Gold Coast Suns - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Richmond - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Collingwood - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 5 - L: 11 2 4 6 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 29

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 129
    • Kicks 8.2
    • Handballs 7.6
    • Disposals 15.8
    • Marks 5.2
    • Hit-Outs 0.1
    • Tackles 2.8
    • Goals 0.6
    • AFL Fantasy 70.0

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 19 Carlton Rd 3, 2007
Handballs 20 Hawthorn Rd 13, 2010
Disposals 35 Hawthorn Rd 13, 2010
Marks 13 Western Bulldogs Rd 16, 2013
Hit-outs 3 Melbourne Rd 12, 2009
Tackles 10 Port Adelaide Rd 7, 2010
Goals 4 Carlton Rd 3, 2014
AFL Fantasy 153 Western Bulldogs Rd 16, 2013

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2015 Essendon 2 4 6 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 29
2014 Essendon 123 110 233 75 2 4 8 35 15 8 1034
2013 Essendon 103 74 177 79 0 4 1 30 17 8 925
2012 Essendon 14 8 22 10 0 1 1 4 5 0 132
2011 Essendon 19 26 45 10 0 4 4 8 6 0 199
2010 Essendon 186 232 418 99 2 20 22 92 2 12 1667
2009 Essendon 191 196 387 122 11 7 5 81 17 8 1768
2008 Essendon 81 74 155 44 0 6 6 20 5 2 623
2007 Essendon 190 130 320 132 0 12 14 40 6 6 1398
2006 Essendon 58 47 105 49 1 3 5 18 3 0 494
2005 Essendon 59 54 113 35 0 5 5 19 4 2 482
2004 Essendon 23 15 38 14 0 5 4 10 1 1 181
2003 Essendon 11 7 18 7 0 0 1 6 2 0 101

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 Richmond rd 7, 2003 MCG L 42
Finals Debut Adelaide  EF, 2009 Football Park L 96
50th Game Western Bulldongs rd 4, 2008 Etihad Stadium L 30
100th Game Adelaide rd 19, 2012 Football Park L 4

AFL Games:

128

Awards

CLUB AWARDS

3rd best and fairest  2010