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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

Most Improved - The Contenders

Plenty of Bombers made progress in 2017 - here is a look at some of the players who may be in contention for the Club's Most Improved award.

1:45pm  Oct 3, 2017

Defender bounces back

Essendon champion Scott Lucas says Martin Gleeson was one of the Bombers most improved players throughout 2017.

5:44pm  Sep 14, 2017

Latest Player Video

BTV: Team Bonding Session

5:29pm  Jun 27, 2018

BTV: Gleeson signs on

11:58am  Jun 13, 2018

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Martin
Gleeson

Defender

Height
191 cm
DOB
25-08-1994
Weight
86 kg
Debut
2014
Games
2019
0
Career
69
Goals
2019
0
Career
5
2019 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
0
Avg
0
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

Merna Slattery - Essendon Ladies Social Club

Mervyn Hancock & Yvonne Bradley-Hancock

Michael Walsh 

Robert Bassetto - 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 0
    • Kicks 0.0
    • Handballs 0.0
    • Disposals 0.0
    • Marks 0.0
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 0.0
    • Goals 0.0
    • AFL Fantasy 0.0

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
1 GWS Giants - - - - - - - - - - -
2 St Kilda - - - - - - - - - - -
3 Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
4 Brisbane Lions - - - - - - - - - - -
5 North Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
6 Collingwood - - - - - - - - - - -
7 Geelong Cats - - - - - - - - - - -
8 Sydney Swans - - - - - - - - - - -
9 Fremantle - - - - - - - - - - -
10 Richmond - - - - - - - - - - -
11 Carlton - - - - - - - - - - -
13 Hawthorn - - - - - - - - - - -
14 West Coast Eagles - - - - - - - - - - -
15 GWS Giants - - - - - - - - - - -
16 Sydney Swans - - - - - - - - - - -
17 North Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Adelaide Crows - - - - - - - - - - -
19 Gold Coast Suns - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Port Adelaide - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Western Bulldogs - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Fremantle - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Collingwood - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 0 - L: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 69
    • Kicks 8.7
    • Handballs 6.8
    • Disposals 15.5
    • Marks 4.8
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 1.8
    • Goals 0.1
    • AFL Fantasy 60.7

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 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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

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

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