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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
-
Games
2017
6
Career
58
Goals
2017
1
Career
2
2017 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
382
Avg
64
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

Benefactor:

Palinyewah Producers

Supporter:

Darren & Sam Lester

Tania McDonough

Matt Dea arrived at Essendon on the eve of the 2016 season as one of the Club’s ten additional recruits.

After making his AFL debut in 2010 with Richmond, Dea struggled to play regular games. He left the Club at the end of 2015 with 31 games under his belt across six seasons. Dea was destined for a year in the VFL with Williamstown when the spots opened up on Essendon’s list.

Throughout 2016, Dea was one of the mainstays of the Bombers defence. He played 21 games, finished ninth in the Crichton Medal count and was awarded the Most Courageous Player award.

The 24 year old finished in the top three at Essendon in 2016 for disposal efficiency, marks, contested marks and intercept possessions.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2017 Season Average
    Games Played 6
    • Kicks 9.2
    • Handballs 5.5
    • Disposals 14.7
    • Marks 5.0
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 2.3
    • Goals 0.2
    • AFL Fantasy 63.7

2017 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 11 Adelaide Crows Rd 21
Handballs 8 Geelong Cats Rd 8
Disposals 18 Adelaide Crows Rd 21
Marks 7 West Coast Eagles Rd 9
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 4 Adelaide Crows Rd 21
Goals 1 West Coast Eagles Rd 9
AFL Fantasy 79 Adelaide Crows Rd 21

2017 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Hawthorn W 116 - 91 - - - - - - - - - - -
2 Brisbane Lions W 84 - 111 - - - - - - - - - - -
3 Carlton L 57 - 42 - - - - - - - - - - -
4 Adelaide Crows L 153 - 88 - - - - - - - - - - -
5 Collingwood W 100 - 82 - - - - - - - - - - -
6 Melbourne L 74 - 112 11 6 17 7 0 3 1 3 0 0 78
7 Fremantle L 116 - 79 5 3 8 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 22
8 Geelong Cats W 110 - 93 9 8 17 5 0 2 0 1 0 0 64
9 West Coast Eagles W 125 - 64 9 6 15 7 0 1 0 3 1 0 79
10 Richmond L 81 - 66 10 3 13 5 0 1 0 2 0 0 60
11 GWS Giants L 117 - 101 - - - - - - - - - - -
12 Port Adelaide W 131 - 61 - - - - - - - - - - -
14 Sydney Swans L 86 - 85 - - - - - - - - - - -
15 Brisbane Lions L 82 - 90 - - - - - - - - - - -
16 Collingwood W 80 - 117 - - - - - - - - - - -
17 St Kilda W 57 - 118 - - - - - - - - - - -
18 North Melbourne W 132 - 105 - - - - - - - - - - -
19 Western Bulldogs L 127 - 97 - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Carlton W 84 - 76 - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Adelaide Crows L 80 - 123 11 7 18 5 0 1 0 4 0 0 79
22 Gold Coast Suns W 57 - 90 - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Fremantle W 107 - 92 - - - - - - - - - - -
W1 Sydney Swans L 121 - 56 - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 12 - L: 11 55 33 88 30 0 8 3 14 1 0 382

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 58
    • Kicks 7.5
    • Handballs 6.2
    • Disposals 13.7
    • Marks 4.6
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 2.1
    • Goals 0.0
    • AFL Fantasy 56.7

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
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)