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Fantasia suffers minor setback

Exciting forward Orazio Fantasia has suffered a minor setback to his pre-season after injuring his finger in a training drill.

4:40pm  Nov 28, 2018

Raz's new approach

Orazio Fantasia has taken a leaf out of David Zaharakis’ book after joining him for an intensive overseas training trip.

6:00pm  Nov 21, 2018

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

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Orazio
Fantasia

Forward

Height
177 cm
DOB
14-09-1995
Weight
79 kg
Debut
2014
Games
2018
13
Career
60
Goals
2018
20
Career
90
2018 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
1032
Avg
79
OrazioFantasia

Player bio

At a Glance

Junior clubs: Payneham Norwood Union (SA)
Recruited from: Norwood (SANFL)
Draft history: Pick No.55, 2013 national draft
Debut: Round 20, 2014
Brownlow votes: 11

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Player Bio

One of the league’s most exciting and damaging forwards, Fantasia is among the club’s most important players.

Often described as the side’s ‘barometer’, Fantasia is regularly one of the key factors behind some of the club’s best wins.

In 2018 the speedster was held to just 13 games after numerous frustrating injuries, but he still managed to boot 20 goals and record career-high averages for clearances, tackles, inside-50s and contested possessions as he showed his worth pushing further up the ground.

His ability to bust open the game and force fans onto their feet with his dazzling skill is sensational and if he can stay fit and firing in 2019, the sky is the limit.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2018 Season Average
    Games Played 13
    • Kicks 8.4
    • Handballs 7.1
    • Disposals 15.5
    • Marks 4.2
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 4.9
    • Goals 1.5
    • AFL Fantasy 79.4

2018 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 11 Sydney Swans Rd 19
Handballs 11 Hawthorn Rd 20
Disposals 21 Hawthorn Rd 20
Marks 9 Fremantle Rd 18
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 8 Geelong Cats Rd 9
Goals 5 Fremantle Rd 18
AFL Fantasy 116 Fremantle Rd 18

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 W 52 - 80 8 6 14 2 0 1 0 3 0 0 55
15 North Melbourne W 125 - 108 9 8 17 5 0 0 0 5 4 1 103
16 Collingwood L 62 - 78 - - - - - - - - - - -
17 Gold Coast Suns W 51 - 95 - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Fremantle W 99 - 70 10 9 19 9 0 1 1 3 5 1 116
19 Sydney Swans W 109 - 66 11 8 19 8 0 0 2 3 1 3 88
20 Hawthorn L 107 - 103 10 11 21 5 0 1 1 4 1 1 88
21 St Kilda W 122 - 79 10 4 14 4 0 3 1 5 2 3 85
22 Richmond L 81 - 73 - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Port Adelaide W 89 - 111 - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 12 - L: 10 109 92 201 54 0 12 15 64 20 16 1032

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 60
    • Kicks 7.8
    • Handballs 6.7
    • Disposals 14.4
    • Marks 3.8
    • Hit-Outs 0.1
    • Tackles 3.5
    • Goals 1.5
    • AFL Fantasy 70.2

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 9 Fremantle Rd 18, 2018
Hit-outs 1 Port Adelaide Rd 3, 2016
Tackles 9 Brisbane Lions Rd 18, 2016
Goals 5 Fremantle Rd 18, 2018
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 109 92 201 54 0 12 15 64 20 16 1032
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

Awards

Club Awards

2018 Bruce Heymanson Best Clubman Award

2017 Most Improved Player

2016 Bruce Heymanson Best Team Player Award

AFL Awards

Rising Star nominee (2015, 2016)

2017 AFLPA 22under22 team

Milestones

Milestone Games

Milestone Versus Round Venue Result
AFL debut Richmond Rd 20, 2014 MCG L 18
Finals debut Sydney EF, 2017 SCG L 65
50th game Carlton Rd 8, 2018 MCG L 13