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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

Latest Player Video

BTV: 100 of the best for Merrett

4:22pm  Aug 2, 2018

BTV: Merrett reaches 100

3:15pm  Aug 2, 2018

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Zach
Merrett

Height
180 cm
DOB
03-10-1995
Weight
80 kg
Debut
2014
Games
2018
20
Career
101
Goals
2018
5
Career
36
2018 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
2026
Avg
101
ZachMerrett

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior Clubs: Sandringham Dragons / Cobden Football Club

Debut: 2014

Recruited from: Sandringham Dragons

Player Sponsors

David Parasol - CT Solutions Australia Pty Ltd

Jenny and John Dixon - Hometown Handyman

James and Jackie Smith - JLJ Canberra Bombers 

Alan Burton - Windy Hill Venue

Player Bio

Player Bio

Entering just his fourth season this year, Merrett has become one of the league’s elite midfielders with an incredible ability to find the ball.

The vice-captain’s amazing start to his career continued in 2017 when he broke his own record for the most disposals ever gathered by a Bomber in one year. 

Merrett also led the side for metres gained and tackles, wrapping an opponent up an average of six times per game to highlight his strength and aggression in the contest.

The 22-year-old was rewarded with his first All Australian selection last year in a great sign of the exciting times ahead for the young star.

 

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2018 Season Average
    Games Played 20
    • Kicks 12.9
    • Handballs 14.0
    • Disposals 26.8
    • Marks 3.0
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 6.0
    • Goals 0.3
    • AFL Fantasy 101.3

2018 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 20 Hawthorn Rd 20
Handballs 25 North Melbourne Rd 15
Disposals 41 Hawthorn Rd 20
Marks 7 Gold Coast Suns Rd 17
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 10 Melbourne Rd 6
Goals 1 Sydney Swans Rd 19
AFL Fantasy 138 Gold Coast Suns Rd 17

2018 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Adelaide Crows W 99 - 87 3 4 7 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 23
2 Fremantle L 106 - 90 10 11 21 0 0 2 0 6 0 0 78
3 Western Bulldogs L 104 - 83 10 3 13 3 0 2 2 3 1 1 60
4 Port Adelaide W 106 - 84 18 11 29 5 0 1 1 8 0 0 121
5 Collingwood L 101 - 52 14 19 33 4 0 0 0 4 0 1 109
6 Melbourne L 72 - 108 15 14 29 2 0 2 0 10 0 0 121
7 Hawthorn L 67 - 90 12 5 17 1 0 3 0 3 0 0 64
8 Carlton L 91 - 78 9 7 16 1 0 1 1 8 1 1 81
9 Geelong Cats W 84 - 50 16 16 32 1 0 1 0 6 0 0 108
10 GWS Giants W 60 - 95 11 13 24 3 0 1 1 8 0 0 98
11 Richmond L 43 - 114 13 12 25 4 0 1 0 5 1 0 102
12 Brisbane Lions W 62 - 84 13 16 29 7 0 2 0 8 0 0 126
14 West Coast Eagles W 52 - 80 14 16 30 3 0 3 0 4 0 1 103
15 North Melbourne W 125 - 108 7 25 32 2 0 1 2 7 1 0 106
16 Collingwood L 62 - 78 13 20 33 4 0 1 0 8 0 0 124
17 Gold Coast Suns W 51 - 95 19 18 37 7 0 2 2 7 0 0 138
18 Fremantle W 99 - 70 15 13 28 2 0 5 1 8 0 1 112
19 Sydney Swans W 109 - 66 10 14 24 2 0 4 1 7 1 0 99
20 Hawthorn L 107 - 103 20 21 41 5 0 3 1 4 0 1 134
21 St Kilda W 122 - 79 15 21 36 4 0 0 0 5 0 0 119
22 Richmond - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Port Adelaide - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 11 - L: 9 257 279 536 60 0 37 12 120 5 6 2026

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 101
    • Kicks 13.3
    • Handballs 11.8
    • Disposals 25.1
    • Marks 3.9
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 5.5
    • Goals 0.4
    • AFL Fantasy 99.7

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 24 Brisbane Lions Rd 2, 2017
Handballs 25 North Melbourne Rd 15, 2018
Disposals 41 Hawthorn Rd 20, 2018
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
2018 Essendon 257 279 536 60 0 37 12 120 5 6 2026
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