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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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BTV: Team Bonding Session

5:29pm  Jun 27, 2018

BTV: Gleeson signs on

11:58am  Jun 13, 2018

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Martin
Gleeson

Height
191 cm
DOB
25-08-1994
Weight
86 kg
Debut
2014
Games
2018
0
Career
69
Goals
2018
0
Career
5
2018 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
0
Avg
0
MartinGleeson

Player Bio

Player Sponsors

Carolyn Addison & Sandra Mackenzie

Merna Slattery - Essendon Ladies Social Club

Mervyn Hancock & Yvonne Bradley-Hancock

Michael Walsh 

Robert Bassetto - Prolite Electrics Pty Ltd

At A Glance

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

Recruited in 2012, Gleeson worked tirelessly to secure a position in the senior side and played 18 AFL matches in 2017. 

The courageous defender has the ability to play on both tall and small opponents and creates plenty of opportunities from the back half of the ground.

Gleeson averaged six intercept possessions a game last year, recording the second-highest total at the club and highlighting his strength of reading the play.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2018 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

2018 Highlights

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

2018 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Adelaide Crows W 99 - 87 - - - - - - - - - - -
2 Fremantle L 106 - 90 - - - - - - - - - - -
3 Western Bulldogs L 104 - 83 - - - - - - - - - - -
4 Port Adelaide W 106 - 84 - - - - - - - - - - -
5 Collingwood L 101 - 52 - - - - - - - - - - -
6 Melbourne L 72 - 108 - - - - - - - - - - -
7 Hawthorn L 67 - 90 - - - - - - - - - - -
8 Carlton L 91 - 78 - - - - - - - - - - -
9 Geelong Cats W 84 - 50 - - - - - - - - - - -
10 GWS Giants W 60 - 95 - - - - - - - - - - -
11 Richmond L 43 - 114 - - - - - - - - - - -
12 Brisbane Lions W 62 - 84 - - - - - - - - - - -
14 West Coast Eagles W 52 - 80 - - - - - - - - - - -
15 North Melbourne W 125 - 108 - - - - - - - - - - -
16 Collingwood L 62 - 78 - - - - - - - - - - -
17 Gold Coast Suns W 51 - 95 - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Fremantle W 99 - 70 - - - - - - - - - - -
19 Sydney Swans W 109 - 66 - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Hawthorn L 107 - 103 - - - - - - - - - - -
21 St Kilda W 122 - 79 - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Richmond L 81 - 73 - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Port Adelaide W 89 - 111 - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 12 - L: 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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
2018 Essendon 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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