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Vote for Hooker

Vote for Cale Hooker, whose courageous final-term grab has been nominated for the JLT Mark of the Year.

3:48pm  Apr 29, 2019

Hooker sidelined

Experienced Bomber Cale Hooker is set for a stint on the sidelines after suffering a calf strain.

11:00am  Mar 5, 2019

Hooker injures hamstring

Cale Hooker has injured his hamstring during the Bombers' pre-season training.

4:29pm  Jan 19, 2019

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Cale
Hooker

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Height
198 cm
DOB
13-10-1988
Weight
103 kg
Debut
2008
Games
2019
17
Career
192
Goals
2019
4
Career
86
2019 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
1267
Avg
74
CaleHooker

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior club: Melville
Recruited from: East Fremantle (WAFL)
Draft history: Pick No.54, 2007 national draft

Debut: Round 21, 2008
Brownlow votes: 9

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Keith Richards OAM

Radford Meats

Tiffany Galbraith & Gai Williams

Suzanne Adamson

Crucial key-position player who can always be relied on at either end of the ground.

A brilliantly clean defender and a dangerous tall forward, Hooker is clearly among the side’s most important players.

His ability to play whatever role necessary for the side at important times makes him a vital asset when the team is in need and AFL StatsPro’s grading of Hooker as ‘elite’ for disposals, disposal efficiency, rebound 50s, marks, intercept marks and spoils clearly demonstrates his class.

No matter where the big West Australian lines up for the Bombers in 2019, Hooker will be a top contributor.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2019 Season Average
    Games Played 17
    • Kicks 10.4
    • Handballs 7.8
    • Disposals 18.2
    • Marks 7.9
    • Hit-Outs 0.1
    • Tackles 0.9
    • Goals 0.2
    • AFL Fantasy 74.5

2019 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 17 West Coast Eagles Rd 14
Handballs 15 Carlton Rd 11
Disposals 31 Carlton Rd 11
Marks 15 West Coast Eagles Rd 14
Hit-outs 1 Port Adelaide Rd 20
Tackles 2 North Melbourne Rd 17
Goals 2 GWS Giants Rd 15
AFL Fantasy 116 West Coast Eagles Rd 14

2019 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 GWS Giants L 112 - 40 - - - - - - - - - - -
2 St Kilda L 65 - 76 - - - - - - - - - - -
3 Melbourne W 112 - 130 - - - - - - - - - - -
4 Brisbane Lions W 112 - 65 11 12 23 13 0 0 1 0 0 0 93
5 North Melbourne W 58 - 116 15 7 22 11 0 3 0 0 0 0 95
6 Collingwood L 69 - 73 6 8 14 6 0 0 2 1 0 0 50
7 Geelong Cats L 86 - 54 12 6 18 6 0 0 0 1 0 0 70
8 Sydney Swans L 77 - 72 12 7 19 8 0 1 2 2 0 1 78
9 Fremantle W 60 - 53 11 9 20 7 0 0 0 1 0 0 76
10 Richmond L 73 - 50 9 5 14 4 0 3 1 2 0 0 57
11 Carlton W 74 - 33 16 15 31 11 0 1 0 1 0 0 116
13 Hawthorn W 96 - 77 16 6 22 12 0 0 0 1 0 0 100
14 West Coast Eagles L 106 - 71 17 11 28 15 0 1 1 0 0 0 116
15 GWS Giants W 77 - 71 6 9 15 4 1 3 1 0 2 0 61
16 Sydney Swans W 76 - 66 5 8 13 7 0 0 1 1 0 0 53
17 North Melbourne W 86 - 81 6 6 12 5 0 0 0 2 0 0 53
18 Adelaide Crows W 75 - 96 10 9 19 7 0 1 2 1 1 1 75
19 Gold Coast Suns W 96 - 106 10 4 14 9 0 0 0 0 1 0 71
20 Port Adelaide L 67 - 126 9 4 13 5 1 2 1 1 0 0 54
21 Western Bulldogs L 33 - 137 6 6 12 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 49
22 Fremantle W 55 - 87 - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Collingwood - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 12 - L: 9 177 132 309 135 2 15 12 15 4 2 1267

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 192
    • Kicks 8.3
    • Handballs 8.1
    • Disposals 16.4
    • Marks 6.4
    • Hit-Outs 0.5
    • Tackles 1.8
    • Goals 0.4
    • AFL Fantasy 68.8

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 19 St Kilda Rd 5, 2014
Handballs 19 Port Adelaide Rd 15, 2013
Disposals 31 Carlton Rd 11, 2019
Marks 16 North Melbourne Rd 1, 2014
Hit-outs 13 Richmond Rd 17, 2009
Tackles 9 Western Bulldogs Rd 16, 2009
Goals 5 North Melbourne Rd 18, 2017
AFL Fantasy 131 St Kilda Rd 5, 2014

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2019 Essendon 177 132 309 135 2 15 12 15 4 2 1267
2018 Essendon 191 181 372 155 0 14 21 27 13 9 1546
2017 Essendon 155 115 270 139 9 14 18 33 41 26 1485
2016 Essendon 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 Essendon 235 154 389 157 11 31 28 49 21 21 1785
2014 Essendon 240 182 422 170 4 12 14 35 0 0 1708
2013 Essendon 197 198 395 151 0 15 19 44 2 0 1586
2012 Essendon 149 125 274 95 0 10 17 28 0 2 1055
2011 Essendon 99 99 198 66 0 7 12 20 0 0 744
2010 Essendon 81 174 255 71 5 11 15 39 2 1 944
2009 Essendon 72 173 245 74 58 8 19 53 3 3 1026
2008 Essendon 3 17 20 7 0 0 0 1 0 0 68

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

2015 Crichton Medallist

Vice-captain (2017 - current)

2014 Crichton Medal runner-up

2014 Bill Hutchison Community Award

AFL Awards

2014 All-Australian

 

Milestones

Milestone Games

Milestone Versus Round Venue Result
AFL debut Western Bulldogs Rd 21, 2008 Marvel Stadium L 46
Finals debut Adelaide EF, 2009 Football Park L 96
50th game North Melbourne Rd 1, 2012 Marvel Stadium W 2
100th game Melbourne Rd 13, 2014 MCG L 1
150th game Western Bulldogs Rd 19, 2017 Marvel Stadium L 30