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Fantasia's hopes further afield

Orazio Fantasia is hoping to spend more time in the midfield in 2018, but wants the forward half to remain his primary place of residence.

3:34pm  Oct 11, 2017

Consistency is the key

Essendon's younger players are learning important lessons about what it takes to be a top four team.

8:00pm  Aug 1, 2016

Second time around

Orazio Fantasia’s Rising Star nomination for round 17 caps off an excellent season so far for the Essendon forward.

8:30pm  Jul 18, 2016

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Orazio
Fantasia

Height
177 cm
DOB
14-09-1995
Weight
79 kg
Debut
-
Games
2017
20
Career
47
Goals
2017
39
Career
70
2017 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
1377
Avg
69
OrazioFantasia

Player bio

At a Glance

Junior Clubs: Norwood Football Club
Clubs:  Norwood Football Club
Debut: 2014
Recruited from: Norwood (SANFL)

Player Sponsors

Benefactor:

Tony Shadforth and Marti Zucco

Supporter:

BigFooty.com Bombers

Kenapack Pty Ltd

Ballarat Bombers Supporter Group

Player Bio

Fantasia is an elusive small forward who has also spent time in defence and the midfield.

After starting the 2016 season on the wing, Fantasia moved forward and finished the year with 29 goals (second to Joe Daniher), including 19 in his final eight games of the season.

Along the way he became just the tenth player to be nominated for the Rising Star award twice.  He kicked four goals against GWS, had 29 possessions against Geelong, 27 against Hawthorn and picked up 25 and kicked two goals against Collingwood on Anzac Day.

Fantasia also picked up the Bruce Heymanson Best Team Player award in 2016.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2017 Season Average
    Games Played 20
    • Kicks 8.1
    • Handballs 5.7
    • Disposals 13.8
    • Marks 3.7
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 2.7
    • Goals 2.0
    • AFL Fantasy 68.9

2017 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 13 Geelong Cats Rd 8
Handballs 11 Adelaide Crows Rd 4
Disposals 18 Western Bulldogs Rd 19
Marks 6 Western Bulldogs Rd 19
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 5 Sydney Swans W1
Goals 5 Collingwood Rd 16
AFL Fantasy 96 Collingwood Rd 5

2017 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Hawthorn W 116 - 91 8 8 16 4 0 1 1 1 4 1 79
2 Brisbane Lions W 84 - 111 8 5 13 5 0 2 1 4 5 0 94
3 Carlton L 57 - 42 7 2 9 0 0 1 2 3 0 2 34
4 Adelaide Crows L 153 - 88 7 11 18 1 0 3 2 4 1 1 66
5 Collingwood W 100 - 82 12 6 18 6 0 0 1 2 4 1 96
6 Melbourne L 74 - 112 5 4 9 4 0 0 1 1 2 0 48
7 Fremantle L 116 - 79 6 7 13 5 0 2 1 3 0 2 60
8 Geelong Cats W 110 - 93 13 5 18 5 0 4 0 2 3 0 94
9 West Coast Eagles W 125 - 64 10 2 12 3 0 2 0 2 3 2 73
10 Richmond L 81 - 66 7 7 14 3 0 2 0 3 1 0 64
11 GWS Giants L 117 - 101 9 5 14 5 0 1 0 4 2 0 81
12 Port Adelaide W 131 - 61 6 10 16 4 0 1 0 1 0 0 55
14 Sydney Swans L 86 - 85 11 5 16 6 0 0 1 2 1 4 76
15 Brisbane Lions L 82 - 90 11 6 17 2 0 0 0 1 1 2 63
16 Collingwood W 80 - 117 10 1 11 2 0 1 2 5 5 1 84
17 St Kilda W 57 - 118 6 6 12 3 0 0 0 2 0 3 50
18 North Melbourne W 132 - 105 8 4 12 4 0 1 2 4 4 1 80
19 Western Bulldogs L 127 - 97 9 9 18 6 0 0 0 4 2 1 92
20 Carlton W 84 - 76 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 8
21 Adelaide Crows L 80 - 123 - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Gold Coast Suns W 57 - 90 - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Fremantle W 107 - 92 - - - - - - - - - - -
W1 Sydney Swans L 121 - 56 7 10 17 5 0 0 1 5 1 1 80
TOTAL W: 12 - L: 11 161 114 275 74 0 21 15 53 39 22 1377

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 47
    • Kicks 7.6
    • Handballs 6.5
    • Disposals 14.1
    • Marks 3.7
    • Hit-Outs 0.1
    • Tackles 3.1
    • Goals 1.5
    • AFL Fantasy 67.7

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 15 Hawthorn Rd 12, 2016
Handballs 18 Geelong Cats Rd 4, 2016
Disposals 29 Geelong Cats Rd 4, 2016
Marks 8 Geelong Cats Rd 4, 2016
Hit-outs 1 Port Adelaide Rd 3, 2016
Tackles 9 Brisbane Lions Rd 18, 2016
Goals 5 Collingwood Rd 16, 2017
AFL Fantasy 120 Geelong Cats Rd 4, 2016

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2017 Essendon 161 114 275 74 0 21 15 53 39 22 1377
2016 Essendon 146 136 282 75 1 15 16 72 29 25 1390
2015 Essendon 41 40 81 16 2 4 3 18 2 0 332
2014 Essendon 9 17 26 8 0 1 3 1 0 2 83

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 Richmond rd 20, 2014 MCG L 18