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Lovett-Murray hangs up the boots

Essendon veteran Nathan Lovett-Murray has today announced his retirement from the game and will line up for his final match against Richmond on Saturday night.

4:55pm  Aug 29, 2013

Lovett-Murray named for return

Nathan Lovett-Murray will make his return from injury on Sunday when he lines up for Essendon’s VFL team against Williamstown at Burbank Oval.

6:41pm  Jun 13, 2013

Lovett-Murray grateful for support

Essendon veteran Nathan Lovett-Murray has thanked the football community for their support over the last week.

12:21pm  May 30, 2013

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1:21pm  Oct 28, 2013

BTV: Nathan Lovett-Murray retires

4:28pm  Aug 29, 2013

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Nathan
Lovett-Murray

Height
190 cm
DOB
18-11-1982
Weight
87 kg
Debut
2004
Games
145
Goals
73
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Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior Clubs: 
Clubs: 
Debut: 2004
Recruited from: Heywood/Nth. Ballarat U18
Brownlow Votes: 3

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Nathan Lovett-Murray has become Essendon’s strategic substitute. His experience, physicality and versatility have strongly impacted the side when the 29-year-old’s green vest came off during the season. Racking up 17 games in 2012, Lovett-Murray again asserted his physical prowess on the field throughout the year. Affected by the club’s soft-tissue injury bout with calf and hamstring injuries, Lovett-Murray will be raring to go ahead of the club’s upcoming pre-season campaign.

Season by Season

Season by Season

Lovett-Murray’s physicality, versatility and leadership skill is valued at the club, where he will mostly be used as a strong midfielder in 2012. The senior utility played the first 11 games of last season before a calf injury at training curtailed his year. He missed nine weeks with the injury before returning for Essendon’s final three matches.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2014 Season Average
    Games Played
    • Kicks
    • Handballs
    • Disposals
    • Marks
    • Hit-Outs
    • Tackles
    • Goals
    • AFL Fantasy

2014 Highlights

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

2014 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
TOTAL W: 0 - L: 0

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 145
    • Kicks 8.3
    • Handballs 7.5
    • Disposals 15.8
    • Marks 3.9
    • Hit-Outs 0.5
    • Tackles 2.8
    • Goals 0.5
    • AFL Fantasy 63.7

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 22 Richmond Rd 6, 2006
Handballs 20 Hawthorn Rd 6, 2010
Disposals 32 Hawthorn Rd 6, 2010
Marks 14 Collingwood Rd 4, 2006
Hit-outs 5 Adelaide Crows FW1, 2009
Tackles 12 Hawthorn Rd 6, 2010
Goals 4 North Melbourne Rd 1, 2008
AFL Fantasy 137 Hawthorn Rd 6, 2010

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2013 Essendon 18 20 38 10 2 0 3 4 1 2 141
2012 Essendon 113 123 236 46 13 6 17 53 8 7 958
2011 Essendon 99 128 227 38 8 3 20 56 2 2 856
2010 Essendon 118 168 286 52 4 16 22 62 6 2 1086
2009 Essendon 105 160 265 66 15 10 21 49 9 4 1049
2008 Essendon 172 158 330 94 4 11 31 59 9 5 1331
2007 Essendon 89 55 144 41 3 5 11 17 3 1 562
2006 Essendon 250 111 361 112 6 15 13 37 7 10 1490
2005 Essendon 134 96 230 46 10 12 11 28 7 4 879
2004 Essendon 110 65 175 60 12 5 15 34 21 11 885

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

AFL Games: 142

Q&A

Sportsperson (other than AFL) you love to watch the most: LeBron James

Coach’s favourite saying: “Footy is a simple game”

Coach’s pet: Mark McVeigh

Favourite Footy Commentator: Dennis Commetti

Whose autograph did you get as a kid? Wayne Carey

Describe your perfect day off: Spending time with my sons Nyawi and Mara.

Who inspires you? Nelson Mandela

Best advice received: Make the most of your opportunities

What scares you the most? 

If you weren’t a footballer what would you be? A Gansta Rapper

First job held: Mowing lawns

Person you would most like to meet: Michael Jordan

Three things you would like to do after your football career:
Make money, travel around Australia and the World.

Greatest non- football achievement: 

How would your best friend describe you? Deadly

One thing you can’t eat:
Mushrooms

What domestic chore do you refuse to do? 
Cleaning dishes

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

Favourite Australian Personality:
Anthony Mundine

iPhone,  Blackberry, or Android: Samsung

Best book read: Russel Simmons Biography

Favourite TV show:
Entourage

Favourite band/ musical artist: Yung Warriors