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Gleeson agrees to two year deal

Essendon young defender Martin Gleeson has agreed to a new two-year deal that will see him remain at the club until at least the end of the 2016 season.

2:24pm  Sep 11, 2014

Bellchambers a chance to take on Swans

Essendon big man Tom Bellchambers is a chance to line up against Sydney at the SCG on Friday night after being passed fit to play this weekend.

3:18pm  Jul 29, 2014

Gleeson firms for season opener

After an impressive pre-season campaign half back Martin Gleeson has put his name in contention for a senior debut in the club’s season opener against North Melbourne on March 21.

11:06am  Mar 11, 2014

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Martin
Gleeson

Height
191 cm
DOB
25-08-1994
Weight
84 kg
Debut
2014
Games
2017
16
Career
67
Goals
2017
1
Career
5
2017 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
1005
Avg
63
MartinGleeson

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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 16
    • Kicks 10.2
    • Handballs 5.3
    • Disposals 15.5
    • Marks 5.6
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 1.8
    • Goals 0.1
    • AFL Fantasy 62.8

2017 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 16 St Kilda Rd 17
Handballs 11 GWS Giants Rd 11
Disposals 23 GWS Giants Rd 11
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 - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 11 - L: 10 163 85 248 90 0 8 18 29 1 0 1005

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 67
    • Kicks 8.5
    • Handballs 6.8
    • Disposals 15.2
    • Marks 4.7
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 1.9
    • Goals 0.1
    • AFL Fantasy 59.7

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 16 St Kilda Rd 17, 2017
Handballs 16 Gold Coast Suns Rd 21, 2016
Disposals 23 GWS Giants Rd 11, 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 163 85 248 90 0 8 18 29 1 0 1005
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