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A resilient display from Matt Dea signalled another step forward for the ex-Tiger.

4:28pm  Apr 9, 2016

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Matt
Dea

Height
186 cm
DOB
13-10-1991
Weight
85 kg
Debut
2010
Games
2018
12
Career
70
Goals
2018
0
Career
2
2018 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
658
Avg
55
MattDea

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior Clubs: Ballarat and Clarendon College/North Ballarat U18
Clubs: Richmond
Debut: 2010
Recruited from: Richmond, Delisted Free Agent

Player Sponsors

Samantha Whitelaw - Darren & Sam Lester

Keith Richards - Keith Richards OAM

Portland Bombers Supporter Group

Dea had a terrific first year for the Bombers in 2016, playing 21 games and winning the Most Courageous Player award.

With the addition and return of several first-choice players last year Dea played just six senior games, but continued to prove himself as a quality small defender with his limited opportunities.

The former Tiger’s key strengths are his marking and his ability to read the play and quash the opposition’s attack, which Dea will hope leads to more senior opportunities in 2018.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2018 Season Average
    Games Played 12
    • Kicks 8.3
    • Handballs 5.6
    • Disposals 13.9
    • Marks 4.8
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 1.2
    • Goals 0.0
    • AFL Fantasy 54.8

2018 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 13 Richmond Rd 22
Handballs 9 North Melbourne Rd 15
Disposals 20 Fremantle Rd 18
Marks 8 West Coast Eagles Rd 14
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 3 Geelong Cats Rd 9
Goals 0 - -
AFL Fantasy 76 Richmond Rd 11

2018 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Adelaide Crows W 99 - 87 2 9 11 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 27
2 Fremantle L 106 - 90 7 8 15 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 56
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 5 15 8 0 0 0 3 0 0 76
10 GWS Giants W 60 - 95 4 4 8 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 30
11 Richmond L 43 - 114 13 6 19 7 0 0 0 1 0 0 76
12 Brisbane Lions W 62 - 84 5 5 10 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 34
14 West Coast Eagles W 52 - 80 12 3 15 8 0 0 0 2 0 0 74
15 North Melbourne W 125 - 108 7 9 16 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 55
16 Collingwood L 62 - 78 - - - - - - - - - - -
17 Gold Coast Suns W 51 - 95 13 5 18 4 0 2 0 2 0 0 71
18 Fremantle W 99 - 70 13 7 20 6 0 1 1 1 0 0 73
19 Sydney Swans W 109 - 66 1 3 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 15
20 Hawthorn L 107 - 103 - - - - - - - - - - -
21 St Kilda W 122 - 79 - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Richmond L 81 - 73 13 3 16 6 0 0 0 2 0 0 71
23 Port Adelaide W 89 - 111 - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 12 - L: 10 100 67 167 57 0 3 2 14 0 0 658

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 70
    • Kicks 7.7
    • Handballs 6.1
    • Disposals 13.8
    • Marks 4.6
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 1.9
    • Goals 0.0
    • AFL Fantasy 56.4

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 17 Carlton Rd 23, 2016
Handballs 13 GWS Giants Rd 10, 2014
Disposals 27 Carlton Rd 23, 2016
Marks 15 St Kilda Rd 9, 2016
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 5 Hawthorn Rd 12, 2016
Goals 1 West Coast Eagles Rd 9, 2017
AFL Fantasy 122 St Kilda Rd 9, 2016

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2018 Essendon 100 67 167 57 0 3 2 14 0 0 658
2017 Essendon 55 33 88 30 0 8 3 14 1 0 382
2016 Essendon 218 139 357 132 0 21 10 48 0 1 1512
2015 Richmond 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 Richmond 45 44 89 22 0 6 4 10 1 0 329
2013 Richmond 18 13 31 12 0 1 1 5 0 0 134
2012 Richmond 78 87 165 53 0 6 7 23 0 0 644
2011 Richmond 15 21 36 12 0 4 0 9 0 0 163
2010 Richmond 7 24 31 5 0 1 0 10 0 0 125

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

Awards

VFL

Best and Fairest - 2015 Richmond (VFL)