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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

Most Improved: Orazio Fantasia

Orazio Fantasia has held off a hot field to win Essendon’s Most Improved player award at the Crichton Medal.

9:58pm  Oct 5, 2017

Most Improved - The Contenders

Plenty of Bombers made progress in 2017 - here is a look at some of the players who may be in contention for the Club's Most Improved award.

1:45pm  Oct 3, 2017

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Orazio
Fantasia

Height
177 cm
DOB
14-09-1995
Weight
79 kg
Debut
2014
Games
2018
7
Career
54
Goals
2018
7
Career
77
2018 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
497
Avg
71
OrazioFantasia

Player bio

At a Glance

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

Player Sponsors

Lyn Hayward & Gwen Quick - Ballarat Bombers Supporter Group

Hayden Byrnes - Bigfooty.com Bombers

James and Jackie Smith - JLJ Canberra Bombers

Bryan Kenner - Kenapack Pty Ltd

Tony Shadforth & Marti Zucco

Player Bio

Fantasia has quickly become a fan favourite at Essendon due to his electrifying pace and damaging style of play.

After initially starting his career as a running defender, Fantasia has developed into one of the most dangerous small forwards in the league in recent years.

Fantasia booted 39 goals from 20 games in 2017 to finish third in the club’s goal-kicking and averaged an impressive seven score involvements per game.

Fantasia proved himself as a big game player last year, kicking four goals in the opening round against Hawthorn, four in the Anzac Match against Collingwood and three in the Country Game against Geelong.

The forward was elected to the leadership group in 2018 and fans will be hoping for more exciting moments from Fantasia this year.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2018 Season Average
    Games Played 7
    • Kicks 7.3
    • Handballs 6.6
    • Disposals 13.9
    • Marks 3.0
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 5.9
    • Goals 1.0
    • AFL Fantasy 71.0

2018 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 10 GWS Giants Rd 10
Handballs 10 Geelong Cats Rd 9
Disposals 18 Geelong Cats Rd 9
Marks 7 Geelong Cats Rd 9
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 8 Geelong Cats Rd 9
Goals 2 Geelong Cats Rd 9
AFL Fantasy 107 Geelong Cats Rd 9

2018 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Adelaide Crows W 99 - 87 - - - - - - - - - - -
2 Fremantle L 106 - 90 - - - - - - - - - - -
3 Western Bulldogs L 104 - 83 9 6 15 2 0 0 0 3 0 2 59
4 Port Adelaide W 106 - 84 7 4 11 2 0 0 3 6 1 1 57
5 Collingwood L 101 - 52 - - - - - - - - - - -
6 Melbourne L 72 - 108 - - - - - - - - - - -
7 Hawthorn L 67 - 90 - - - - - - - - - - -
8 Carlton L 91 - 78 8 10 18 4 0 1 1 5 2 2 88
9 Geelong Cats W 84 - 50 8 10 18 7 0 1 1 8 2 0 107
10 GWS Giants W 60 - 95 10 5 15 2 0 0 3 6 1 1 68
11 Richmond L 43 - 114 3 5 8 0 0 2 1 7 1 0 52
12 Brisbane Lions W 62 - 84 6 6 12 4 0 2 1 6 0 1 66
14 West Coast Eagles - - - - - - - - - - -
15 North Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
16 Collingwood - - - - - - - - - - -
17 Gold Coast Suns - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Fremantle - - - - - - - - - - -
19 Sydney Swans - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Hawthorn - - - - - - - - - - -
21 St Kilda - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Richmond - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Port Adelaide - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 5 - L: 7 51 46 97 21 0 6 10 41 7 7 497

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 54
    • Kicks 7.6
    • Handballs 6.5
    • Disposals 14.1
    • Marks 3.6
    • Hit-Outs 0.1
    • Tackles 3.4
    • Goals 1.4
    • AFL Fantasy 68.1

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
2018 Essendon 51 46 97 21 0 6 10 41 7 7 497
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