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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

Most Improved - The Contenders

Plenty of Bombers made progress in 2017 - here is a look at some of the players who may be in contention for the Club's Most Improved award.

1:45pm  Oct 3, 2017

Defender bounces back

Essendon champion Scott Lucas says Martin Gleeson was one of the Bombers most improved players throughout 2017.

5:44pm  Sep 14, 2017

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Martin
Gleeson

Height
191 cm
DOB
25-08-1994
Weight
84 kg
Debut
2014
Games
2017
18
Career
69
Goals
2017
1
Career
5
2017 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
1193
Avg
66
MartinGleeson

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Player Sponsors

Benefactor

Prolite Electrics Pty Ltd

Supporters

Carolyn Addison and Sandra Mackenzie

Mervyn Hancock and Yvonne Bradley-Hancock

Michael Walsh

 

At A Glance

Junior Clubs: Koroit
Recruited from: North Ballarat, pick 53 2012
Debut: 2014

Martin Gleeson has proved a durable commodity throughout his AFL career.

Just three seasons after making his debut, Gleeson notched the 50 game milestone. In 2016, he averaged more than five intercept possessions per game this season to finish third overall in that category at the Club, behind Matt Dea and James Kelly. 

In back to back matches late in the season, the Koroit junior notched 23 possessions.   His performance against Geelong also included 14 marks. 

Gleeson is a wiry defender, who consistently displays courage and is able to use the ball efficiently.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2017 Season Average
    Games Played 18
    • Kicks 10.9
    • Handballs 5.6
    • Disposals 16.4
    • Marks 5.9
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 1.8
    • Goals 0.1
    • AFL Fantasy 66.3

2017 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 17 Fremantle Rd 23
Handballs 11 GWS Giants Rd 11
Disposals 25 Sydney Swans W1
Marks 10 St Kilda Rd 17
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 6 Carlton Rd 3
Goals 1 Fremantle Rd 7
AFL Fantasy 97 St Kilda Rd 17

2017 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Hawthorn W 116 - 91 14 1 15 6 0 0 3 1 0 0 57
2 Brisbane Lions W 84 - 111 7 6 13 1 0 1 2 1 0 0 35
3 Carlton L 57 - 42 10 4 14 2 0 1 0 6 0 0 69
4 Adelaide Crows L 153 - 88 - - - - - - - - - - -
5 Collingwood W 100 - 82 - - - - - - - - - - -
6 Melbourne L 74 - 112 14 4 18 6 0 0 1 1 0 0 69
7 Fremantle L 116 - 79 6 3 9 2 0 0 1 1 1 0 37
8 Geelong Cats W 110 - 93 - - - - - - - - - - -
9 West Coast Eagles W 125 - 64 - - - - - - - - - - -
10 Richmond L 81 - 66 - - - - - - - - - - -
11 GWS Giants L 117 - 101 12 11 23 7 0 0 2 0 0 0 73
12 Port Adelaide W 131 - 61 7 4 11 4 0 0 1 3 0 0 50
14 Sydney Swans L 86 - 85 7 9 16 9 0 0 2 1 0 0 64
15 Brisbane Lions L 82 - 90 12 6 18 9 0 0 0 3 0 0 87
16 Collingwood W 80 - 117 8 9 17 7 0 0 1 0 0 0 60
17 St Kilda W 57 - 118 16 3 19 10 0 1 0 3 0 0 97
18 North Melbourne W 132 - 105 11 4 15 5 0 0 0 2 0 0 64
19 Western Bulldogs L 127 - 97 6 4 10 3 0 1 3 0 0 0 27
20 Carlton W 84 - 76 8 7 15 5 0 1 1 1 0 0 55
21 Adelaide Crows L 80 - 123 13 6 19 8 0 0 0 2 0 0 83
22 Gold Coast Suns W 57 - 90 12 4 16 6 0 3 1 4 0 0 78
23 Fremantle W 107 - 92 17 6 23 9 0 1 0 1 0 0 95
W1 Sydney Swans L 121 - 56 16 9 25 7 0 1 1 2 0 0 93
TOTAL W: 12 - L: 11 196 100 296 106 0 10 19 32 1 0 1193

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 69
    • Kicks 8.7
    • Handballs 6.8
    • Disposals 15.5
    • Marks 4.8
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 1.8
    • Goals 0.1
    • AFL Fantasy 60.7

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 17 Fremantle Rd 23, 2017
Handballs 16 Gold Coast Suns Rd 21, 2016
Disposals 25 Sydney Swans W1, 2017
Marks 14 Geelong Cats Rd 20, 2016
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 6 Carlton Rd 3, 2017
Goals 1 Fremantle Rd 7, 2017
AFL Fantasy 115 Geelong Cats Rd 20, 2016

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2017 Essendon 196 100 296 106 0 10 19 32 1 0 1193
2016 Essendon 181 172 353 106 0 9 14 35 0 1 1313
2015 Essendon 152 154 306 84 0 13 5 45 2 3 1209
2014 Essendon 71 42 113 37 0 2 4 15 2 4 474

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 North Melbourne rd 1, 2014 Etihad Stadium W 39
Finals Debut North Melbourne EF, 2014 Etihad Stadium  L 12
50th game Western Bulldogs rd 22, 2016 Etihad Stadium L 40