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Essendon Coach John Worsfold expects Crichton Medal winner Joe Daniher to spend less time in the ruck during the 2018 season.

11:50am  Oct 7, 2017

Daniher living his dream

Star Bomber Joe Daniher has added to his long list of 2017 accolades, scoring his first Crichton Medal as Essendon's best and fairest.

12:46pm  Oct 6, 2017

Crichton Medal winner: Joe Daniher

Essendon star Joe Daniher has capped a brilliant season by winning the Bombers Crichton Medal.

11:19pm  Oct 5, 2017

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Joe
Daniher

Height
200 cm
DOB
04-03-1994
Weight
95 kg
Debut
2013
Games
2017
23
Career
93
Goals
2017
65
Career
173
2017 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
1957
Avg
85
JoeDaniher

Player Bio

At A Glance

Junior Club: Aberfeldie
Recruited from: Calder Cannons
Debut: 2013
Club Awards: Leading Goalkicker 2014, 2015, 2016, Runner up Best and Fairest 2016

Player Sponsors

Benefactor:

Nathan and Eugene Shafir

Palinyewah Producers

Supporter:

The Daniher Dozen

EFC Cheer Squad

David Lo Grasso & Valerio Bertoldo

Joe Daniher is a tall forward with strong marking ability.

After spending much of his first three seasons in the game working alongside the likes of Michael Hurley and Cale Hooker, in 2016 Daniher became the focal point of the Essendon forward line. Despite the added pressure and the missing stars both in attack and further up the ground, Daniher continued his upward curve.  His 43 goals marked the biggest return by an Essendon player since Matthew Lloyd in 2008.

The key forward averaged two goals a game throughout the season and was kept goal less in just two matches. His consistency throughout the year was rewarded at the Crichton Medal where he finished equal runner-up alongside James Kelly. 

Daniher was named in the 2017 Leadership Group.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2017 Season Average
    Games Played 23
    • Kicks 10.8
    • Handballs 4.5
    • Disposals 15.3
    • Marks 6.7
    • Hit-Outs 3.4
    • Tackles 1.3
    • Goals 2.8
    • AFL Fantasy 85.1

2017 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 15 Western Bulldogs Rd 19
Handballs 12 Fremantle Rd 7
Disposals 20 Fremantle Rd 7
Marks 13 Melbourne Rd 6
Hit-outs 9 North Melbourne Rd 18
Tackles 3 North Melbourne Rd 18
Goals 6 Western Bulldogs Rd 19
AFL Fantasy 127 Western Bulldogs Rd 19

2017 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Hawthorn W 116 - 91 12 5 17 7 4 2 0 1 3 3 98
2 Brisbane Lions W 84 - 111 7 6 13 8 0 0 1 0 3 0 72
3 Carlton L 57 - 42 5 7 12 3 6 0 2 0 1 1 45
4 Adelaide Crows L 153 - 88 11 8 19 10 7 1 1 0 2 2 98
5 Collingwood W 100 - 82 14 2 16 8 3 1 1 2 3 4 101
6 Melbourne L 74 - 112 12 5 17 13 9 2 2 2 1 6 110
7 Fremantle L 116 - 79 8 12 20 7 2 2 0 0 3 0 91
8 Geelong Cats W 110 - 93 13 3 16 6 7 2 2 1 5 2 102
9 West Coast Eagles W 125 - 64 13 5 18 3 5 2 3 2 5 0 94
10 Richmond L 81 - 66 9 8 17 6 2 1 2 1 3 0 80
11 GWS Giants L 117 - 101 11 2 13 7 3 1 1 2 1 0 73
12 Port Adelaide W 131 - 61 13 3 16 9 0 1 1 1 4 0 98
14 Sydney Swans L 86 - 85 12 4 16 7 0 2 2 2 1 2 77
15 Brisbane Lions L 82 - 90 9 2 11 4 1 2 5 2 3 4 61
16 Collingwood W 80 - 117 11 7 18 9 0 2 1 2 3 2 101
17 St Kilda W 57 - 118 12 2 14 9 5 0 1 2 4 0 101
18 North Melbourne W 132 - 105 10 3 13 3 9 0 1 3 2 1 76
19 Western Bulldogs L 127 - 97 15 3 18 11 3 2 2 1 6 4 127
20 Carlton W 84 - 76 10 5 15 4 2 2 5 2 3 2 69
21 Adelaide Crows L 80 - 123 12 2 14 4 4 3 2 1 3 1 76
22 Gold Coast Suns W 57 - 90 6 4 10 4 3 1 2 1 1 0 46
23 Fremantle W 107 - 92 10 2 12 5 2 3 3 2 2 3 68
W1 Sydney Swans L 121 - 56 14 3 17 6 1 5 1 1 3 2 93
TOTAL W: 12 - L: 11 249 103 352 153 78 37 41 31 65 39 1957

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 93
    • Kicks 8.5
    • Handballs 4.0
    • Disposals 12.6
    • Marks 5.8
    • Hit-Outs 2.3
    • Tackles 1.3
    • Goals 1.9
    • AFL Fantasy 68.0

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 15 Western Bulldogs Rd 19, 2017
Handballs 12 Fremantle Rd 7, 2017
Disposals 21 Adelaide Crows Rd 19, 2016
Marks 15 Melbourne Rd 2, 2016
Hit-outs 9 North Melbourne Rd 18, 2017
Tackles 4 GWS Giants Rd 13, 2016
Goals 6 Western Bulldogs Rd 19, 2017
AFL Fantasy 127 Western Bulldogs Rd 19, 2017

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2017 Essendon 249 103 352 153 78 37 41 31 65 39 1957
2016 Essendon 204 86 290 141 35 30 21 21 43 32 1583
2015 Essendon 147 81 228 111 43 26 41 35 34 24 1250
2014 Essendon 159 78 237 112 53 19 26 28 28 20 1263
2013 Essendon 36 25 61 27 3 5 5 3 3 9 271

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 Carlton rd 11, 2013 MCG W 5
Finals Debut North Melbourne EF, 2014 MCG L 12
50th Game Melbourne rd 2, 2016 MCG W 13