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Walla's special Polished Man prize

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10:32am  Oct 15, 2019

Season review: Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti

Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti did his remarkable reputation no harm in another strong season in 2019.

10:17am  Oct 8, 2019

Walla wins two awards, finalist for GOTY

Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti’s sensational season has been rewarded with two Fan Awards and a position as a finalist in the GOTY.

2:22pm  Sep 5, 2019

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Anthony
McDonald-Tipungwuti

Forward

Height
171 cm
DOB
22-04-1993
Weight
77 kg
Debut
2016
Games
2019
23
Career
89
Goals
2019
32
Career
100
2019 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
1444
Avg
63
AnthonyMcDonald-Tipungwuti

Player Bio

At a glance

Junior club: Tiwi Bombers (NT), Gippsland Power
Recruited from: Essendon VFL
Draft history: Pick No.22, 2015 rookie draft
Debut: Round 1, 2016
Brownlow votes: 13

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Aggressive small forward who continued to impress in his third year on the club’s AFL list in 2018 with a top-five finish in the Crichton Medal.

McDonald-Tipungwuti is no one-trick pony either. After starting his senior career across half-back and then developing into one of the league’s best small forwards, he had a significant impact when pushed up the ground onto the ball in 2018.

He’s kicked 60 goals in the last two seasons, but McDonald-Tipungwuti’s willingness to work hard in defence to apply constant pressure to his opposition is a key strength that sets him apart from many of the league’s top forwards. 

The fan favourite, who is only just entering his prime, is as durable as any Bomber having barely missed a game since his debut and will have his eyes on another huge season in 2019.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2019 Season Average
    Games Played 23
    • Kicks 7.2
    • Handballs 4.2
    • Disposals 11.4
    • Marks 2.9
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 4.3
    • Goals 1.4
    • AFL Fantasy 62.8

2019 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 16 Brisbane Lions Rd 4
Handballs 10 Collingwood Rd 6
Disposals 20 Brisbane Lions Rd 4
Marks 10 Brisbane Lions Rd 4
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 8 Sydney Swans Rd 8
Goals 7 Brisbane Lions Rd 4
AFL Fantasy 139 Brisbane Lions Rd 4

2019 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 GWS Giants L 112 - 40 3 2 5 1 0 0 2 5 0 0 30
2 St Kilda L 65 - 76 4 3 7 1 0 1 0 4 0 0 38
3 Melbourne W 112 - 130 9 5 14 4 0 1 1 3 4 0 83
4 Brisbane Lions W 112 - 65 16 4 20 10 0 1 1 3 7 1 139
5 North Melbourne W 58 - 116 7 4 11 2 0 2 1 4 2 0 62
6 Collingwood L 69 - 73 5 10 15 2 0 0 2 8 0 0 67
7 Geelong Cats L 86 - 54 3 6 9 1 0 1 2 4 0 0 35
8 Sydney Swans L 77 - 72 4 5 9 2 0 1 1 8 0 0 58
9 Fremantle W 60 - 53 6 4 10 3 0 0 1 3 3 0 62
10 Richmond L 73 - 50 4 2 6 1 0 2 1 4 0 1 35
11 Carlton W 74 - 33 8 5 13 2 0 2 1 7 3 1 86
13 Hawthorn W 96 - 77 5 2 7 4 0 0 0 4 0 1 48
14 West Coast Eagles L 106 - 71 2 4 6 1 0 0 2 4 1 0 33
15 GWS Giants W 77 - 71 7 4 11 2 0 0 1 7 0 0 60
16 Sydney Swans W 76 - 66 11 3 14 8 0 2 1 2 1 1 77
17 North Melbourne W 86 - 81 11 8 19 3 0 2 1 4 4 2 99
18 Adelaide Crows W 75 - 96 8 5 13 3 0 1 1 2 1 0 55
19 Gold Coast Suns W 96 - 106 9 3 12 2 0 4 0 6 0 1 68
20 Port Adelaide L 67 - 126 5 5 10 2 0 1 2 2 0 2 36
21 Western Bulldogs L 33 - 137 9 3 12 4 0 0 1 2 1 0 56
22 Fremantle W 55 - 87 7 6 13 3 0 1 1 4 1 0 62
23 Collingwood L 76 - 65 14 4 18 2 0 2 0 5 2 1 91
FW1 West Coast Eagles L 116 - 61 9 0 9 3 0 1 1 4 2 2 64
TOTAL W: 12 - L: 11 166 97 263 66 0 25 24 99 32 13 1444

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 89
    • Kicks 7.8
    • Handballs 5.1
    • Disposals 12.9
    • Marks 3.5
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 3.9
    • Goals 1.1
    • AFL Fantasy 65.2

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 16 Brisbane Lions Rd 4, 2019
Handballs 11 Adelaide Crows Rd 19, 2016
Disposals 23 Geelong Cats Rd 4, 2016
Marks 10 Brisbane Lions Rd 4, 2019
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 8 Sydney Swans Rd 8, 2019
Goals 7 Brisbane Lions Rd 4, 2019
AFL Fantasy 139 Brisbane Lions Rd 4, 2019

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2019 Essendon 166 97 263 66 0 25 24 99 32 13 1444
2018 Essendon 160 110 270 75 0 25 24 99 26 14 1444
2017 Essendon 179 121 300 78 0 30 19 84 34 17 1543
2016 Essendon 186 127 313 89 0 16 15 67 8 9 1375

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

2017 Best Defensive Player Award

Milestones

Milestone Games

Milestone Versus Round Venue Result
AFL debut Gold Coast Rd 1, 2016 Metricon Stadium L 61
50th game Melbourne Rd 6, 2018 Marvel Stadium L 36