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Dons named for Australia

Zach Merrett and Brendon Goddard will play in the International Rules Series after they were named in the Australian squad to take on Ireland.

10:40am  Oct 12, 2017

Community Award: Zach Merrett

Essendon star Zach Merrett has picked up the Community Award at the Club’s Crichton Medal count.

9:57pm  Oct 5, 2017

Best Defensive player - The Contenders

Here is a look at some of the players who may be in the running to pick up the Best Defensive Player award at the Crichton Medal.

4:39pm  Oct 4, 2017

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Zach
Merrett

Height
180 cm
DOB
03-10-1995
Weight
80 kg
Debut
2014
Games
2017
22
Career
81
Goals
2017
9
Career
31
2017 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
2545
Avg
116
ZachMerrett

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior Clubs: Sandringham Dragons / Cobden Football Club

Debut: 2014

Recruited from: Sandringham Dragons

Player Sponsors

Benefactor:

Hometown Handyman - Jenny and John Dixon

Windy Hill Venue

Supporter:

JLJ Canberra Bombers

CT Soloutions Australia Pty Ltd

Player Bio

Player Bio

Zach Merrett is a ball-winning midfielder with a precise left foot kick and strong tackling ability.  In just his first three seasons he’s established himself as a key member of the Essendon midfield. 

In 2016, at just 20 years of age, he collected 657 possessions – the most ever by a Bombers player in a single season.  He also became one of the Club’s youngest players to win the Crichton Medal.

Merrett was named Vice-Captain for 2017.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2017 Season Average
    Games Played 22
    • Kicks 17.4
    • Handballs 12.6
    • Disposals 30.0
    • Marks 4.3
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 5.5
    • Goals 0.4
    • AFL Fantasy 115.7

2017 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 24 Brisbane Lions Rd 2
Handballs 22 North Melbourne Rd 18
Disposals 38 Port Adelaide Rd 12
Marks 10 Collingwood Rd 5
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 12 Geelong Cats Rd 8
Goals 4 Fremantle Rd 23
AFL Fantasy 151 Port Adelaide Rd 12

2017 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Hawthorn W 116 - 91 23 14 37 7 0 1 1 3 0 1 129
2 Brisbane Lions W 84 - 111 24 8 32 9 0 2 1 5 1 0 140
3 Carlton L 57 - 42 21 8 29 1 0 2 1 4 0 0 97
4 Adelaide Crows L 153 - 88 19 16 35 5 0 2 0 7 0 0 134
5 Collingwood W 100 - 82 20 13 33 10 0 0 0 5 0 1 137
6 Melbourne L 74 - 112 23 9 32 3 0 0 0 3 0 0 108
7 Fremantle L 116 - 79 20 8 28 6 0 2 2 7 1 0 124
8 Geelong Cats W 110 - 93 19 14 33 5 0 2 0 12 0 0 150
9 West Coast Eagles W 125 - 64 21 16 37 8 0 3 0 1 0 0 126
10 Richmond L 81 - 66 15 10 25 2 0 0 0 7 0 2 101
11 GWS Giants L 117 - 101 16 13 29 3 0 3 0 5 0 0 106
12 Port Adelaide W 131 - 61 20 18 38 6 0 2 0 7 1 1 151
14 Sydney Swans L 86 - 85 16 17 33 4 0 2 0 6 0 0 120
15 Brisbane Lions L 82 - 90 8 11 19 2 0 1 1 7 0 0 78
16 Collingwood W 80 - 117 16 9 25 1 0 0 0 6 2 0 105
17 St Kilda W 57 - 118 18 19 37 5 0 3 2 10 0 0 144
18 North Melbourne W 132 - 105 11 22 33 2 0 1 0 3 0 0 96
19 Western Bulldogs L 127 - 97 12 11 23 3 0 1 1 4 0 1 82
20 Carlton W 84 - 76 15 11 26 2 0 2 0 5 0 1 96
21 Adelaide Crows L 80 - 123 - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Gold Coast Suns W 57 - 90 12 11 23 3 0 4 0 5 0 0 91
23 Fremantle W 107 - 92 21 10 31 6 0 2 0 4 4 1 144
W1 Sydney Swans L 121 - 56 12 9 21 2 0 2 0 6 0 0 86
TOTAL W: 12 - L: 11 382 277 659 95 0 37 9 122 9 8 2545

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 81
    • Kicks 13.4
    • Handballs 11.3
    • Disposals 24.7
    • Marks 4.1
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 5.4
    • Goals 0.4
    • AFL Fantasy 99.3

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 24 Brisbane Lions Rd 2, 2017
Handballs 25 Fremantle Rd 11, 2016
Disposals 38 Port Adelaide Rd 12, 2017
Marks 10 Collingwood Rd 5, 2017
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 12 Geelong Cats Rd 8, 2017
Goals 4 Fremantle Rd 23, 2017
AFL Fantasy 152 Richmond Rd 17, 2016

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2017 Essendon 382 277 659 95 0 37 9 122 9 8 2545
2016 Essendon 349 308 657 110 0 31 10 136 7 7 2587
2015 Essendon 186 195 381 60 0 21 10 98 4 4 1539
2014 Essendon 170 134 304 67 0 18 4 79 11 2 1369

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 North Melbourne rd 1, 2014 Etihad Stadium W 39
Finals Debut North Melbourne EF, 2014 MCG L 12