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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
190 cm
DOB
08-02-1985
Weight
94 kg
Debut
2003
Games
2016
0
Career
200
Goals
2016
0
Career
111
2016 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
0
Avg
0
JobeWatson

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior Clubs: Xavier College
Clubs: 
Debut: 2003
Recruited from: Sandringham U18
Brownlow Votes: 106

Player Sponsors


Patron

Burson Auto Parts

Benefactors
Abbott Cheeseman Chartered Accountants
Palinyewah Producers
Robyn Barnes & Alex Swansson
Bombardiers

The Captain was another Bomber severly restricted by injury in 2015, playing only 12 games for the season before injjuring his shoulder. True to his determination, however, Jobe Watson still managed several best on ground performances averaging 24 disposals a game. After undergoing surgery the 30-year-old is fit and ready to return for 2016.

Season by Season

Season by Season

Another outstanding season for Watson in 2013, despite breaking his collarbone in round 15 against Port Adelaide, saw him claim his second All-Australian selection and runner-up in the best and fairest. His start to the 2014 season continues to exemplify Watson’s ball-winning ability in close and skills on the outside. A proven performer, his leadership continues to go from strength-to-strength. 

Season By Season

In the first major injury of his career, Watson missed 10 weeks with a rare hip injury that required surgery. He returned to play the final four games, including a 30-disposal effort in his first game back from the long layoff. The Bombers skipper continues to be an enourmous part of the club's midfield and the reliance on him is strong at the clearances. His leadership during Essendon's turbulent two seasons has been admirable. 

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2016 Season Average
    Games Played 0
    • Kicks 0.0
    • Handballs 0.0
    • Disposals 0.0
    • Marks 0.0
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 0.0
    • Goals 0.0
    • AFL Fantasy 0.0

2016 Highlights

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

2016 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Gold Coast Suns L 121 - 60 - - - - - - - - - - -
2 Melbourne W 80 - 67 - - - - - - - - - - -
3 Port Adelaide L 112 - 51 - - - - - - - - - - -
4 Geelong Cats L 42 - 72 - - - - - - - - - - -
5 Collingwood L 142 - 73 - - - - - - - - - - -
6 Carlton L 72 - 57 - - - - - - - - - - -
7 Sydney Swans L 135 - 54 - - - - - - - - - - -
8 North Melbourne L 60 - 74 - - - - - - - - - - -
9 St Kilda L 109 - 63 - - - - - - - - - - -
10 Richmond - - - - - - - - - - -
11 Fremantle - - - - - - - - - - -
12 Hawthorn - - - - - - - - - - -
13 GWS Giants - - - - - - - - - - -
15 West Coast Eagles - - - - - - - - - - -
16 St Kilda - - - - - - - - - - -
17 Richmond - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Brisbane Lions - - - - - - - - - - -
19 Adelaide Crows - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Geelong Cats - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Gold Coast Suns - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Western Bulldogs - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Carlton - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 1 - L: 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 200
    • Kicks 11.1
    • Handballs 13.5
    • Disposals 24.7
    • Marks 4.0
    • Hit-Outs 0.2
    • Tackles 3.8
    • Goals 0.6
    • AFL Fantasy 90.6

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
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

Q&A

Sportsperson (other than AFL) you love to watch the most: Ryan Matthews

Coach’s favourite saying: “You’re not doing it right, run a 400”

Coach’s pet: Mark McVeigh

Favourite Footy Commentator: Andy Maher

Whose autograph did you get as a kid?
Kobe Bryant

Describe your perfect day off: Picking blackberries

Who inspires you? People who exercise before and after work

Best advice received: 

What scares you the most? Scott Gumbleton’s cooking

If you weren’t a footballer what would you be? At college in the USA

First job held: Cleaning floors

Person you would most like to meet:
Scarlett Johansson

Three things you would like to do after your football career: Travel, work at café and go on a boat trip.

Greatest non- football achievement: 

How would your best friend describe you?
Unreliable

One thing you can’t eat:
Black cats

What domestic chore do you refuse to do? 
I struggle with washing dishes

Which event would you prefer to attend, Olympics or World Cup?
World cup

Favourite Australian Personality: Angus Monfries

iPhone,  Blackberry, or Android:
Samsung

Best book read: When Pride Still Mattered, Vince Lombardi

Favourite TV show:
Dexter

Favourite band/ musical artist: L.C.D Sound System

Favourite movie: Shawshank Redemption