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Saad's special academy

Essendon defender Adam Saad says leading his own academy at The Hangar has been “very special”.

10:46am  Aug 15, 2019

Saad nominated for GOTY

Adam Saad has been nominated for the Coates Hire Goal of the Year for his sensational first senior goal in the red and black on Friday.

3:35pm  Jun 17, 2019

Saad to honour Christchurch victims

Adam Saad will wear specialised boots on Sunday to honour the victims of the Christchurch tragedy.

6:33pm  Mar 22, 2019

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Adam
Saad

Defender

Height
178 cm
DOB
23-07-1994
Weight
78 kg
Debut
2015
Games
2019
21
Career
91
Goals
2019
1
Career
4
2019 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
1417
Avg
68
AdamSaad

Player Bio

At a glance

Junior club: West Coburg
Recruited from: Gold Coast Suns
Draft history: Pick No.25, 2015 rookie draft
Debut: Round 1, 2015
Brownlow votes: 7

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Dashing half-back who has developed into one of the league’s most exciting players.

Saad’s first season in the red and black in 2018 was littered with memorable moments and highlights as he repeatedly displayed his outrageous speed to tear through sides and push the game into the Bombers’ favour.

The former Sun uses his explosiveness to great effect and has an astonishing ability to find a way out of trouble almost every time he is caught surrounded by opponents.

Just as good defending in the air as he is extending away from the opposition, Saad – who finished fourth in the 2018 Crichton Medal count – will once again be a crucial part of Essendon’s senior side in 2019.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2019 Season Average
    Games Played 21
    • Kicks 10.8
    • Handballs 6.8
    • Disposals 17.6
    • Marks 2.9
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 3.5
    • Goals 0.0
    • AFL Fantasy 67.5

2019 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 16 Fremantle Rd 22
Handballs 11 Fremantle Rd 22
Disposals 27 Fremantle Rd 22
Marks 5 Hawthorn Rd 13
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 7 Gold Coast Suns Rd 19
Goals 1 Hawthorn Rd 13
AFL Fantasy 92 Fremantle Rd 22

2019 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 GWS Giants L 112 - 40 12 7 19 3 0 0 1 5 0 0 76
2 St Kilda L 65 - 76 10 9 19 4 0 3 0 5 0 0 83
3 Melbourne W 112 - 130 7 8 15 2 0 0 3 2 0 0 42
4 Brisbane Lions W 112 - 65 6 6 12 0 0 0 2 5 0 0 44
5 North Melbourne W 58 - 116 9 9 18 2 0 1 1 2 0 0 57
6 Collingwood L 69 - 73 9 10 19 5 0 2 0 5 0 0 84
7 Geelong Cats L 86 - 54 9 10 19 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 67
8 Sydney Swans L 77 - 72 8 9 17 4 0 0 1 4 0 0 67
9 Fremantle W 60 - 53 13 10 23 2 0 2 0 6 0 0 91
10 Richmond L 73 - 50 11 6 17 2 0 0 2 6 0 0 69
11 Carlton W 74 - 33 16 3 19 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 73
13 Hawthorn W 96 - 77 13 7 20 5 0 0 0 2 1 0 82
14 West Coast Eagles L 106 - 71 11 1 12 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 42
15 GWS Giants W 77 - 71 14 6 20 4 0 2 0 3 0 0 80
16 Sydney Swans W 76 - 66 13 6 19 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 65
17 North Melbourne W 86 - 81 14 8 22 2 0 1 0 4 0 0 81
18 Adelaide Crows W 75 - 96 11 3 14 4 0 0 0 3 0 0 63
19 Gold Coast Suns W 96 - 106 9 7 16 3 0 2 0 7 0 0 80
20 Port Adelaide L 67 - 126 9 2 11 1 0 0 2 3 0 0 40
21 Western Bulldogs L 33 - 137 - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Fremantle W 55 - 87 16 11 27 4 0 1 1 3 0 0 92
23 Collingwood L 76 - 65 7 5 12 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 39
TOTAL W: 12 - L: 10 227 143 370 60 0 14 14 73 1 0 1417

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 91
    • Kicks 9.0
    • Handballs 7.9
    • Disposals 16.9
    • Marks 3.3
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 2.7
    • Goals 0.0
    • AFL Fantasy 62.2

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 16 Fremantle Rd 22, 2019
Handballs 17 Brisbane Lions Rd 5, 2015
Disposals 27 Fremantle Rd 22, 2019
Marks 7 St Kilda Rd 14, 2017
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 7 Gold Coast Suns Rd 19, 2019
Goals 1 Hawthorn Rd 13, 2019
AFL Fantasy 96 Brisbane Lions Rd 12, 2018

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2019 Essendon 227 143 370 60 0 14 14 73 1 0 1417
2018 Essendon 199 178 377 56 0 15 19 55 0 3 1302
2017 Gold Coast Suns 194 171 365 78 0 13 17 50 2 7 1339
2016 Gold Coast Suns 75 76 151 36 0 5 5 25 0 2 577
2015 Gold Coast Suns 121 151 272 66 0 10 11 44 1 2 1024

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

AFL Awards

2015 Rising Star nominee

2015 AFLPA 22under22 team

Milestones

Milestone Games

Milestone Versus Round Venue Result
AFL debut Melbourne Rd 1, 2015 MCG L 26
50th game Fremantle Rd 2, 2018 Optus Stadium L 16