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Season review: Matt Guelfi

A knee injury brought Matt Guelfi’s season to a premature end, but not before he backed up his impressive debut season.

10:25am  Oct 4, 2019

Guelfi puts pen to paper

Matt Guelfi becomes the latest Bomber to recommit.

8:45am  Sep 4, 2019

Guelfi's unique journey

Matt Guelfi arrived at Essendon as an apprentice electrician and late draft selection who had been overlooked for two years.

10:00am  Jul 11, 2019

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Matt
Guelfi

Midfielder

Height
184 cm
DOB
14-08-1997
Weight
85 kg
Debut
2018
Games
2019
17
Career
32
Goals
2019
3
Career
8
2019 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
963
Avg
57
MattGuelfi

Player Bio

At a glance

Junior club: Wembley Downs (WA)
Recruited from: Claremont (WAFL)
Draft history: 
Pick No.76, 2017 national draft
Debut: Round 4, 2018
Brownlow votes:
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After being selected with pick 76 in the 2017 NAB AFL Draft, Guelfi certainly exceeded expectations in 2018.

With the added experience of senior football in the WAFL under his belt, Guelfi took little time to settle in at AFL level and played 15 senior games during his first season. 

The hard-running midfielder was used across the ground in a variety of positions, showing composure, class and courage on the ball, at half-back and in the forward line.

With another pre-season in the AFL system, fans will have high hopes that the exciting West Australian prospect can once again take his game to another level.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2019 Season Average
    Games Played 17
    • Kicks 8.0
    • Handballs 5.7
    • Disposals 13.7
    • Marks 3.2
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 2.9
    • Goals 0.2
    • AFL Fantasy 56.6

2019 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 13 North Melbourne Rd 17
Handballs 13 North Melbourne Rd 5
Disposals 22 Carlton Rd 11
Marks 5 Port Adelaide Rd 20
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 7 Carlton Rd 11
Goals 1 Adelaide Crows Rd 18
AFL Fantasy 100 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 4 3 7 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 33
2 St Kilda L 65 - 76 10 4 14 4 0 0 2 4 0 0 60
3 Melbourne W 112 - 130 8 7 15 2 0 1 2 1 0 0 43
4 Brisbane Lions W 112 - 65 - - - - - - - - - - -
5 North Melbourne W 58 - 116 8 13 21 4 0 0 1 2 0 0 67
6 Collingwood L 69 - 73 8 9 17 3 0 3 1 6 1 0 81
7 Geelong Cats L 86 - 54 4 5 9 4 0 1 1 3 0 0 44
8 Sydney Swans L 77 - 72 10 4 14 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 55
9 Fremantle W 60 - 53 6 11 17 5 0 0 0 3 0 0 67
10 Richmond L 73 - 50 9 3 12 3 0 0 0 5 0 0 62
11 Carlton W 74 - 33 13 9 22 5 0 0 0 7 0 0 100
13 Hawthorn W 96 - 77 7 8 15 4 0 0 1 1 1 0 56
14 West Coast Eagles L 106 - 71 2 1 3 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 13
15 GWS Giants W 77 - 71 - - - - - - - - - - -
16 Sydney Swans W 76 - 66 12 5 17 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 56
17 North Melbourne W 86 - 81 13 3 16 3 0 1 0 4 0 0 71
18 Adelaide Crows W 75 - 96 6 3 9 3 0 0 1 3 1 0 48
19 Gold Coast Suns W 96 - 106 8 4 12 3 0 1 2 1 0 0 40
20 Port Adelaide L 67 - 126 8 5 13 5 0 0 0 4 0 2 67
21 Western Bulldogs L 33 - 137 - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Fremantle W 55 - 87 - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Collingwood L 76 - 65 - - - - - - - - - - -
FW1 West Coast Eagles L 116 - 61 - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 12 - L: 11 136 97 233 55 0 9 11 50 3 2 963

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 32
    • Kicks 8.3
    • Handballs 6.1
    • Disposals 14.4
    • Marks 3.3
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 3.0
    • Goals 0.3
    • AFL Fantasy 59.7

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 16 GWS Giants Rd 10, 2018
Handballs 13 North Melbourne Rd 5, 2019
Disposals 22 Carlton Rd 11, 2019
Marks 9 Collingwood Rd 5, 2018
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 7 Carlton Rd 11, 2019
Goals 2 Gold Coast Suns Rd 17, 2018
AFL Fantasy 100 Carlton Rd 11, 2019

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2019 Essendon 136 97 233 55 0 9 11 50 3 2 963
2018 Essendon 129 98 227 50 0 14 7 46 5 6 946

Legend

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AFL Fantasy points

Awards

Club Awards

2018 Lindsay Griffiths Rising Star Award

Milestones

Milestone Games

Milestone Versus Round Venue Result
AFL debut Port Adelaide Rd 4, 2018 Marvel Stadium W 22