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Season review: Marty Gleeson

As far as feel-good stories of 2019 are concerned, it’s hard to go past Marty Gleeson’s comeback as the pick of the bunch.

8:08pm  Sep 16, 2019

Gleeson's long road back

Marty Gleeson details the scale of the injury that threatened to derail his career, and his challenges to return.

9:29am  Jul 26, 2019

Dream return for Gleeson

Marty Gleeson says he couldn’t have asked for a better return to the senior side than the Bombers’ stirring six-point victory over GWS.

10:00am  Jun 28, 2019

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ICYMI | Gleeson on SEN

12:21pm  Aug 26, 2019

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6:24pm  Jul 8, 2019

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Martin
Gleeson

Defender

Height
191 cm
DOB
25-08-1994
Weight
86 kg
Debut
2014
Games
2019
9
Career
78
Goals
2019
0
Career
5
2019 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
522
Avg
58
MartinGleeson

Player Bio

At A Glance

Junior club: Koroit
Recruited from: North Ballarat
Draft history: Pick No.53, 2012 national draft
Debut: Round 1, 2014
Brownlow votes: -

Player Sponsors

Carolyn Addison & Sandra Mackenzie

Mervyn Hancock & Yvonne Bradley-Hancock

Michael Walsh

Prolite Electrics Pty Ltd

Important intercept defender who failed to play a senior game for the Bombers in 2018 after suffering a season-ending ankle injury in the JLT Community Series. 

It was a disappointing interruption to Gleeson’s career after the composed Bomber put together an impressive season in 2017.

The courageous 24-year-old reads the play as well as anyone and is never afraid to put his body on the line for the side.

Able to play on opponents of all sizes, Gleeson is an extremely valuable member of the team and will be looking to push back into the senior side once he fully recovers.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2019 Season Average
    Games Played 9
    • Kicks 10.2
    • Handballs 6.3
    • Disposals 16.6
    • Marks 4.4
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 1.1
    • Goals 0.0
    • AFL Fantasy 58.0

2019 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 13 North Melbourne Rd 17
Handballs 9 Adelaide Crows Rd 18
Disposals 21 North Melbourne Rd 17
Marks 8 North Melbourne Rd 17
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 3 Adelaide Crows Rd 18
Goals 0 - -
AFL Fantasy 81 North Melbourne Rd 17

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 - - - - - - - - - - -
13 Hawthorn W 96 - 77 - - - - - - - - - - -
14 West Coast Eagles L 106 - 71 - - - - - - - - - - -
15 GWS Giants W 77 - 71 7 6 13 2 0 1 1 1 0 0 41
16 Sydney Swans W 76 - 66 8 7 15 3 0 1 2 1 0 0 46
17 North Melbourne W 86 - 81 13 8 21 8 0 0 2 2 0 0 81
18 Adelaide Crows W 75 - 96 11 9 20 5 0 2 0 3 0 0 80
19 Gold Coast Suns W 96 - 106 12 4 16 5 0 0 3 0 0 0 50
20 Port Adelaide L 67 - 126 11 6 17 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 63
21 Western Bulldogs L 33 - 137 11 3 14 3 0 3 2 1 0 0 49
22 Fremantle W 55 - 87 9 6 15 4 0 0 1 1 0 1 53
23 Collingwood L 76 - 65 10 8 18 4 0 0 1 1 0 0 59
FW1 West Coast Eagles L 116 - 61 - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 12 - L: 11 92 57 149 40 0 7 12 10 0 1 522

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 78
    • Kicks 8.9
    • Handballs 6.7
    • Disposals 15.6
    • Marks 4.8
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 1.8
    • Goals 0.1
    • AFL Fantasy 60.4

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 17 Fremantle Rd 23, 2017
Handballs 16 Gold Coast Suns Rd 21, 2016
Disposals 25 Sydney Swans W1, 2017
Marks 14 Geelong Cats Rd 20, 2016
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 6 Carlton Rd 3, 2017
Goals 1 Fremantle Rd 7, 2017
AFL Fantasy 115 Geelong Cats Rd 20, 2016

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2019 Essendon 92 57 149 40 0 7 12 10 0 1 522
2018 Essendon 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 Essendon 196 100 296 106 0 10 19 32 1 0 1193
2016 Essendon 181 172 353 106 0 9 14 35 0 1 1313
2015 Essendon 152 154 306 84 0 13 5 45 2 3 1209
2014 Essendon 71 42 113 37 0 2 4 15 2 4 474

Legend

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AFL Fantasy points

Milestones

Milestone Games

Milestones Versus Round Venue Result
AFL debut North Melbourne Rd 1, 2014 Marvel Stadium W 39
Finals debut North Melbourne EF, 2014 Marvel Stadium L 12
50th game Western Bulldogs Rd 22, 2016 Marvel Stadium L 40