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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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BTV: Crichton Contenders | Saad

12:41pm  Sep 10, 2018

On the Mark | Adam Saad

10:01pm  Aug 22, 2018

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11:13pm  Jul 14, 2018

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Adam
Saad

Defender

Height
178 cm
DOB
23-07-1994
Weight
78 kg
Debut
2015
Games
2019
5
Career
75
Goals
2019
0
Career
3
2019 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
302
Avg
60
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 5
    • Kicks 8.8
    • Handballs 7.8
    • Disposals 16.6
    • Marks 2.2
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 3.8
    • Goals 0.0
    • AFL Fantasy 60.4

2019 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 12 GWS Giants Rd 1
Handballs 9 North Melbourne Rd 5
Disposals 19 St Kilda Rd 2
Marks 4 St Kilda Rd 2
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 5 Brisbane Lions Rd 4
Goals 0 - -
AFL Fantasy 83 St Kilda Rd 2

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 - - - - - - - - - - -
7 Geelong Cats - - - - - - - - - - -
8 Sydney Swans - - - - - - - - - - -
9 Fremantle - - - - - - - - - - -
10 Richmond - - - - - - - - - - -
11 Carlton - - - - - - - - - - -
13 Hawthorn - - - - - - - - - - -
14 West Coast Eagles - - - - - - - - - - -
15 GWS Giants - - - - - - - - - - -
16 Sydney Swans - - - - - - - - - - -
17 North Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Adelaide Crows - - - - - - - - - - -
19 Gold Coast Suns - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Port Adelaide - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Western Bulldogs - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Fremantle - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Collingwood - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 3 - L: 2 44 39 83 11 0 4 7 19 0 0 302

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 75
    • Kicks 8.4
    • Handballs 8.2
    • Disposals 16.6
    • Marks 3.3
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 2.6
    • Goals 0.0
    • AFL Fantasy 60.6

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 16 GWS Giants Rd 10, 2018
Handballs 17 Brisbane Lions Rd 5, 2015
Disposals 26 West Coast Eagles Rd 14, 2018
Marks 7 St Kilda Rd 14, 2017
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 6 GWS Giants Rd 4, 2015
Goals 1 Richmond Rd 19, 2017
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 44 39 83 11 0 4 7 19 0 0 302
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