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Walla nominated for MOTY

Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti has been nominated for the JLT Mark of the Year for his courageous grab against Gold Coast.

1:47pm  Jul 29, 2019

Walla nominated twice

Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti has received two, that’s right, nominations for the Coates Hire Goal of the Year.

4:45pm  Jul 15, 2019

Walla's ultimate goal

Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti says putting a smile on fans’ faces is always his goal when he enters the field in the red and black.

10:00am  Jul 7, 2019

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Anthony
McDonald-Tipungwuti

Forward

Height
171 cm
DOB
22-04-1993
Weight
77 kg
Debut
2016
Games
2019
22
Career
88
Goals
2019
30
Career
98
2019 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
1380
Avg
63
AnthonyMcDonald-Tipungwuti

Player Bio

Player Sponsors

Mark Basilone

BomberBlitz.com

Bigfooty.com Bombers

Essendon Ladies Social Club

Tony Shadforth & Marti Zucco

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 22
    • Kicks 7.1
    • Handballs 4.4
    • Disposals 11.5
    • Marks 2.9
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 4.3
    • Goals 1.4
    • AFL Fantasy 62.7

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
TOTAL W: 12 - L: 10 157 97 254 63 0 24 23 95 30 11 1380

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 88
    • Kicks 7.8
    • Handballs 5.2
    • Disposals 12.9
    • Marks 3.5
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 3.9
    • Goals 1.1
    • AFL Fantasy 65.3

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 157 97 254 63 0 24 23 95 30 11 1380
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