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Hibberd doubted he would be drafted

Three days before Michael Hibberd was drafted, he thought he had blown his chance with Essendon.

10:22am  Aug 23, 2014

Hibberd races the clock to face Pies

Essendon defender Michael Hibberd faces a race against time to be fit for Sunday’s blockbuster against Collingwood at the MCG.

4:00pm  Jul 8, 2014

Key duo sign new deals

Essendon Football Club is pleased to announce it has retained the services of hard working duo Michael Hibberd and Heath Hocking.

10:00pm  Jun 24, 2014

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BTV: Hibberd making his mark

10:15am  Aug 23, 2014

BTV: Hibberd signs a new deal

9:59pm  Jun 24, 2014

BTV: Hibberd ahead of his 50th

10:15pm  Apr 24, 2014

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Michael
Hibberd

Height
186 cm
DOB
03-01-1990
Weight
86 kg
Debut
2011
Games
2014
17
Career
61
Goals
2014
2
Career
8
2014 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
1535
Avg
90
MichaelHibberd

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior Clubs: Somerville
Clubs: 
Debut: 2010
Recruited from: Frankston
Brownlow Votes: -

PLAYER SPONSORS

Benefactor

ADME

Supporter

Gai Williams

The Stealthbomber

Hibberd’s 2013 season was sensational across half-back, becoming one of the most damaging in the competition. His piercing left foot combined with his courageous exploits in the air made him hard to stop. Hibberd’s hard edge at the contest and fearless attack on the ball remains some of his strongest attributes as he continues to set up the play for the Bombers this season.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2014 Season Average
    Games Played 17
    • Kicks 15.2
    • Handballs 9.5
    • Disposals 24.7
    • Marks 6.5
    • Hit-Outs 0.1
    • Tackles 1.5
    • Goals 0.1
    • AFL Fantasy 90.3

2014 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 21 Adelaide Crows Rd 14
Handballs 18 West Coast Eagles Rd 21
Disposals 32 West Coast Eagles Rd 21
Marks 13 St Kilda Rd 5
Hit-outs 1 Western Bulldogs Rd 18
Tackles 5 Collingwood Rd 6
Goals 1 Geelong Cats Rd 15
AFL Fantasy 116 St Kilda Rd 5

2014 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 North Melbourne W 60 - 99 19 4 23 9 0 0 0 1 0 0 96
2 Hawthorn L 86 - 90 14 13 27 7 0 1 0 1 0 1 95
3 Carlton W 138 - 57 16 11 27 8 0 1 0 0 0 0 95
4 Fremantle L 113 - 60 15 12 27 8 0 0 0 1 0 0 97
5 St Kilda L 65 - 81 18 9 27 13 0 1 0 1 0 0 116
6 Collingwood L 83 - 60 11 14 25 2 0 2 0 5 0 0 89
7 Western Bulldogs W 73 - 65 15 5 20 7 0 2 1 1 0 0 79
8 Brisbane Lions W 57 - 65 15 13 28 6 0 1 2 3 0 0 96
9 Sydney Swans L 64 - 114 21 11 32 3 0 0 1 2 0 0 99
11 Richmond W 104 - 54 14 9 23 6 0 3 1 1 1 0 88
12 GWS Giants W 66 - 81 13 5 18 3 0 3 2 3 0 0 67
13 Melbourne L 77 - 78 18 6 24 6 0 1 1 3 0 0 94
14 Adelaide Crows W 101 - 92 21 9 30 6 0 1 1 1 0 0 101
15 Geelong Cats L 89 - 80 9 9 18 5 1 0 0 1 1 0 71
16 Port Adelaide W 60 - 62 - - - - - - - - - - -
17 Collingwood W 103 - 39 - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Western Bulldogs W 94 - 101 8 8 16 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 51
19 Sydney Swans L 79 - 57 - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Richmond L 95 - 77 - - - - - - - - - - -
21 West Coast Eagles W 77 - 74 14 18 32 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 97
22 Gold Coast Suns W 108 - 89 18 5 23 12 0 0 0 1 0 0 104
23 Carlton - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 12 - L: 9 259 161 420 111 2 18 10 25 2 1 1535

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 61
    • Kicks 13.9
    • Handballs 8.1
    • Disposals 22.0
    • Marks 5.9
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 1.4
    • Goals 0.1
    • AFL Fantasy 81.2

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 22 West Coast Eagles Rd 20, 2013
Handballs 18 West Coast Eagles Rd 21, 2014
Disposals 32 West Coast Eagles Rd 21, 2014
Marks 13 St Kilda Rd 5, 2014
Hit-outs 1 Western Bulldogs Rd 18, 2014
Tackles 6 Richmond Rd 9, 2011
Goals 1 Geelong Cats Rd 15, 2014
AFL Fantasy 119 West Coast Eagles Rd 20, 2013

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2014 Essendon 259 161 420 111 2 18 10 25 2 1 1535
2013 Essendon 334 186 520 135 1 17 15 33 5 3 1917
2012 Essendon 153 79 232 65 0 12 8 16 0 1 865
2011 Essendon 101 71 172 47 0 4 5 13 1 1 634

Legend

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AFL Fantasy points

Milestones

AFL Games: 22

Q&A

Sportsperson (other than AFL) you love to watch the most: Kobe Bryant

Coach’s favourite saying: “Master your craft”

Coach’s pet: James Webster

Favourite Footy Commentator: Brian Taylor

Whose autograph did you get as a kid? Anthony Koutoufides

Describe your perfect day off: A sleep in, a sunny day, a relax and a surf.

Who inspires you? Family and Friends

Best advice received: The harder you work, the luckier you get.

What scares you the most? Spiders

If you weren’t a footballer what would you be?
A Pro Surfer

First job held: Plumber

Person you would most like to meet: Kim Kardashian

Three things you would like to do after your football career: Surf, own a pub, and travel.

Greatest non- football achievement:
Making it to 21 yrs old!

How would your best friend describe you? Funny, loyal and competitive.

One thing you can’t eat: Peanut butter

What domestic chore do you refuse to do?  Vacuuming

Which event would you prefer to attend, Olympics or World Cup? World Cup

Favourite Australian Personality: Shane Warne

iPhone,  Blackberry, or Android: Samsung

Best book read: Ben Cousins Autobiography

Favourite TV show: Two and a Half Men, South Park

Favourite band/ musical artist: Karnivool

Favourite movie: Taken