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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

Crichton Medal: Runners up

Brendon Goddard and Dyson Heppell have rounded out the podium in Essendon’s 2017 Crichton Medal count.

11:12pm  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

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Brendon
Goddard

Height
193 cm
DOB
20-05-1985
Weight
94 kg
Debut
2003
Games
334
Goals
160
BrendonGoddard

Player Bio

At A Glance:

Junior Clubs: Traralgon/Gippsland Power

Clubs: St.Kilda

Debut: 2003

Recruited From: St.Kilda 

 

Player Sponsors

Jeffrey Leong - Purple Bombers

Brad & Kerree Dunn - SA Bombers

Tiffany Galbraith & Paul Coniglio 

 

Goddard – who is entering his 16th season – is Essendon’s oldest player, but his recent performances suggest he isn’t slowing down.

Goddard highlighted his longevity in the game by playing in all 23 games for the Bombers last year and looking at home in each contest.

In 2017 the former Saint led the side for marks and was in the club’s top five for disposals, contested possessions, clearances, disposal efficiency, score involvements and metres gained.

Goddard has stepped aside from his regular position in the leadership group this year to allow the younger contingent to take up more responsibilities in the team.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2019 Season Average
    Games Played
    • Kicks
    • Handballs
    • Disposals
    • Marks
    • Hit-Outs
    • Tackles
    • Goals
    • AFL Fantasy

2019 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 0 - -
Handballs 0 - -
Disposals 0 - -
Marks 0 - -
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 0 - -
Goals 0 - -
AFL Fantasy 0 - -

2019 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
TOTAL W: 0 - L: 0

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 334
    • Kicks 12.9
    • Handballs 9.9
    • Disposals 22.8
    • Marks 6.3
    • Hit-Outs 0.7
    • Tackles 2.8
    • Goals 0.5
    • AFL Fantasy 90.8

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 28 Gold Coast Suns Rd 12, 2013
Handballs 24 Melbourne Rd 9, 2011
Disposals 38 North Melbourne Rd 8, 2016
Marks 15 Fremantle Rd 23, 2017
Hit-outs 7 West Coast Eagles Rd 15, 2016
Tackles 9 Western Bulldogs Rd 18, 2012
Goals 5 Fremantle Rd 4, 2010
AFL Fantasy 157 Melbourne Rd 13, 2014

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF

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 Richmond* rd 4, 2003 Etihad Stadium L 26
Finals Debut Brisbane* QF, 2004 Gabba L 80
50th Game West Coast* rd 8, 2005 Subiaco L 36
100th Game Sydney* rd 12, 2008 SCG L 35
150th Game Geelong* rd 13, 2010 MCG W 24
200th Game Western Bulldogs* rd 18, 2012 Etihad Stadium W 76

Awards

AFL Awards:

All-Australian: 2009, 2010

Yiookan Award: 2014

International Rules Series: 2006, 2014

 

Club Awards:

Crichton Medallist: 2013