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Season review: Dylan Clarke

2019 was a year of exponential growth for young midfielder Dylan Clarke.

11:04am  Oct 7, 2019

Clarke named Rising Star

Dylan Clarke has been awarded the Lindsay Griffiths Rising Star award at the 2019 Crichton Medal awards.

8:29pm  Oct 1, 2019

Tagger's latest scalp

Ben Cunnington's numbers reflect the simply sensational work of Dylan Clarke in quashing his influence during Essendon’s stunning five-point victory.

2:25pm  Jul 14, 2019

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ICYMI | Clarke on 3AW

6:09pm  Jun 19, 2019

ICYMI | Clarke on SEN

6:09pm  Jun 19, 2019

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Dylan
Clarke

Midfielder

Height
187 cm
DOB
06-09-1998
Weight
87 kg
Debut
2018
Games
2019
11
Career
12
Goals
2019
0
Career
0
2019 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
728
Avg
66
DylanClarke

Player Bio

At a glance

Junior clubs: Rowville, Melbourne Grammar
Recruited from: Eastern Ranges
Draft history: Pick No.63, 2016 national draft
Debut: Round 9, 2018
Brownlow votes: -

Prolific ball-winner who broke through for a deserved senior debut in 2018.

Clarke forced the hands of the selectors with a sensational start to the season in the VFL when he proved to be a genuine ball-magnet as an inside midfielder.

While he was held to nine disposals in his first AFL game, he showed good toughness and awareness to have an impact on the game and display plenty of encouraging signs.

Clarke went on to finish third in the VFL side’s best and fairest to top off an impressive year and if his pre-season efforts on the track are anything to go by, the 20-year-old can step up again in 2019.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2019 Season Average
    Games Played 11
    • Kicks 6.2
    • Handballs 9.3
    • Disposals 15.5
    • Marks 2.0
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 6.4
    • Goals 0.0
    • AFL Fantasy 66.2

2019 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 10 Carlton Rd 11
Handballs 17 Hawthorn Rd 13
Disposals 23 Hawthorn Rd 13
Marks 4 Sydney Swans Rd 16
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 12 North Melbourne Rd 17
Goals 0 - -
AFL Fantasy 109 Carlton Rd 11

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 - - - - - - - - - - -
5 North Melbourne W 58 - 116 - - - - - - - - - - -
6 Collingwood L 69 - 73 - - - - - - - - - - -
7 Geelong Cats L 86 - 54 - - - - - - - - - - -
8 Sydney Swans L 77 - 72 - - - - - - - - - - -
9 Fremantle W 60 - 53 - - - - - - - - - - -
10 Richmond L 73 - 50 - - - - - - - - - - -
11 Carlton W 74 - 33 10 13 23 4 0 1 0 10 0 0 109
13 Hawthorn W 96 - 77 6 17 23 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 67
14 West Coast Eagles L 106 - 71 7 8 15 2 0 1 0 6 0 0 68
15 GWS Giants W 77 - 71 6 4 10 3 0 1 1 9 0 0 69
16 Sydney Swans W 76 - 66 5 5 10 4 0 0 0 4 0 0 53
17 North Melbourne W 86 - 81 4 9 13 2 0 0 1 12 0 0 81
18 Adelaide Crows W 75 - 96 8 11 19 2 0 0 3 6 0 0 67
19 Gold Coast Suns W 96 - 106 8 14 22 0 0 0 3 4 0 0 59
20 Port Adelaide L 67 - 126 6 8 14 2 0 0 0 3 0 0 52
21 Western Bulldogs L 33 - 137 4 9 13 2 0 2 3 9 0 1 66
22 Fremantle W 55 - 87 - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Collingwood L 76 - 65 4 4 8 0 0 1 0 4 0 0 37
FW1 West Coast Eagles L 116 - 61 - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 12 - L: 11 68 102 170 22 0 6 11 70 0 1 728

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 12
    • Kicks 6.1
    • Handballs 8.8
    • Disposals 14.9
    • Marks 1.9
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 6.3
    • Goals 0.0
    • AFL Fantasy 64.5

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 10 Carlton Rd 11, 2019
Handballs 17 Hawthorn Rd 13, 2019
Disposals 23 Hawthorn Rd 13, 2019
Marks 4 Sydney Swans Rd 16, 2019
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 12 North Melbourne Rd 17, 2019
Goals 0 - -
AFL Fantasy 109 Carlton Rd 11, 2019

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2019 Essendon 68 102 170 22 0 6 11 70 0 1 728
2018 Essendon 5 4 9 1 0 0 0 5 0 0 46

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

2019 Lindsay Griffiths Rising Star

AFL Awards

2019 NAB AFL Rising Star nominee

Milestones

Milestone Games

Milestone Versus Round Venue Result
AFL debut Geelong Rd 9, 2018 MCG W 34