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Watson the top Don

Jobe Watson has rediscovered his passion and will lead Essendon for the seventh season after being elected the club's skipper for 2016.

11:15am  Dec 18, 2015

Refreshed and ready

Jobe Watson has revealed his excitement to return in the 2016 season.

9:00pm  Sep 18, 2015

Breathing space

Brendon Goddard says he has never doubted James Hird was a good coach but concedes the Essendon players will now get the "clean air" they so badly need with his departure from the club.

9:15am  Aug 19, 2015

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Jobe
Watson

Height
191 cm
DOB
08-02-1985
Weight
93 kg
Debut
2003
Games
2017
12
Career
212
Goals
2017
1
Career
112
2017 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
1166
Avg
97
JobeWatson

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior Clubs: Xavier College
Debut: 2003
Recruited from: Sandringham U18

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Jobe Watson is a strong-bodied midfielder with clean hands and elite handballing ability.

The son of former Essendon great, Tim, Watson was drafted under the father-son rule in 2002. He picked up two disposals in his debut in 2003, but has since established himself as one of the leading players in the competition across a 200 game career. 

Watson was Captain of the Bombers from 2010-2016, before handing over the leadership to Dyson Heppell ahead of the 2017 season.

Watson is a three-time Crichton Medal winner and two-time All-Australian.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2017 Season Average
    Games Played 12
    • Kicks 11.4
    • Handballs 13.6
    • Disposals 25.0
    • Marks 5.9
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 4.7
    • Goals 0.1
    • AFL Fantasy 97.2

2017 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 16 Carlton Rd 3
Handballs 20 Richmond Rd 10
Disposals 33 Brisbane Lions Rd 2
Marks 9 West Coast Eagles Rd 9
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 10 Carlton Rd 3
Goals 1 Port Adelaide Rd 12
AFL Fantasy 122 GWS Giants Rd 11

2017 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Hawthorn W 116 - 91 13 14 27 7 0 1 0 8 0 1 122
2 Brisbane Lions W 84 - 111 16 17 33 8 0 0 2 1 0 0 104
3 Carlton L 57 - 42 16 12 28 3 0 1 1 10 0 0 119
4 Adelaide Crows L 153 - 88 6 10 16 3 0 2 1 2 0 0 54
5 Collingwood W 100 - 82 14 14 28 3 0 0 0 4 0 0 95
6 Melbourne L 74 - 112 8 5 13 4 0 1 1 1 0 0 48
7 Fremantle L 116 - 79 - - - - - - - - - - -
8 Geelong Cats W 110 - 93 11 10 21 8 0 2 0 6 0 0 103
9 West Coast Eagles W 125 - 64 11 19 30 9 0 0 1 5 0 1 116
10 Richmond L 81 - 66 8 20 28 4 0 0 2 2 0 0 78
11 GWS Giants L 117 - 101 12 16 28 8 0 1 0 7 0 1 122
12 Port Adelaide W 131 - 61 11 19 30 7 0 0 0 4 1 1 115
14 Sydney Swans L 86 - 85 11 7 18 7 0 1 1 6 0 0 90
15 Brisbane Lions - - - - - - - - - - -
16 Collingwood - - - - - - - - - - -
17 St Kilda - - - - - - - - - - -
18 North Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
19 Western Bulldogs - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Carlton - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Adelaide Crows - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Gold Coast Suns - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Fremantle - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 6 - L: 7 137 163 300 71 0 9 9 56 1 4 1166

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 212
    • Kicks 11.2
    • Handballs 13.5
    • Disposals 24.7
    • Marks 4.1
    • Hit-Outs 0.2
    • Tackles 3.9
    • Goals 0.5
    • AFL Fantasy 91.0

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 24 St Kilda Rd 3, 2011
Handballs 28 Collingwood Rd 20, 2010
Disposals 41 Collingwood Rd 17, 2008
Marks 11 North Melbourne Rd 7, 2007
Hit-outs 5 North Melbourne Rd 7, 2015
Tackles 13 Port Adelaide Rd 2, 2012
Goals 3 Richmond Rd 9, 2013
AFL Fantasy 153 North Melbourne Rd 1, 2014

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2017 Essendon 137 163 300 71 0 9 9 56 1 4 1166
2016 Essendon 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 Essendon 124 163 287 45 25 5 17 53 6 6 1066
2014 Essendon 185 226 411 70 3 16 10 70 10 2 1548
2013 Essendon 259 264 523 74 1 17 9 61 16 18 1876
2012 Essendon 343 295 638 106 2 41 18 105 20 8 2474
2011 Essendon 237 208 445 69 1 15 16 65 15 11 1663
2010 Essendon 209 363 572 77 1 31 16 91 10 1 1993
2009 Essendon 221 322 543 73 0 16 13 98 10 10 1965
2008 Essendon 194 265 459 53 3 25 20 68 4 8 1543
2007 Essendon 193 249 442 85 1 13 11 62 6 5 1602
2006 Essendon 203 276 479 114 2 20 8 69 6 7 1820
2005 Essendon 23 32 55 14 0 2 1 5 2 0 206
2004 Essendon 37 42 79 23 0 2 2 16 6 2 362
2003 Essendon 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 12

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

Geelong

rd 13, 2003

Etihad Stadium

W 36

Finals debut

Adelaide

EF, 2009

Football Park

L 12

50th game

Collingwood

rd 16, 2007

MCG

L 29

100th game

Hawthorn

rd 6, 2010

MCG

W 43

150th game

Adelaide

rd 19, 2012

Football Park

L 96

AFL Games:

188

Awards

AFL AWARDS

Brownlow Medal  2012

All Australian  2012

CLUB AWARDS

Best and fairest  2009, 2010

2nd Best and fairest  2006

Captain since  2010