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Fantasia ruled out

Orazio Fantasia will miss at least the next fortnight after suffering a quad injury against Sydney.

10:07am  May 13, 2019

'Barometer' Raz ready to go

David Zaharakis says Orazio Fantasia will be a welcome inclusion to Essendon's line-up against Sydney.

5:03pm  May 9, 2019

A 'priceless' victory

Dynamic Essendon forward Orazio Fantasia said the results from the side’s thrilling 18-point defeat of Melbourne are “priceless”.

12:52am  Apr 6, 2019

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Rd 13 | Fantasia post-game

12:34am  Jun 15, 2019

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10:27am  May 17, 2019

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Orazio
Fantasia

Forward

Height
178 cm
DOB
14-09-1995
Weight
77 kg
Debut
2014
Games
2019
7
Career
67
Goals
2019
14
Career
104
2019 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
487
Avg
70
OrazioFantasia

Player bio

At a Glance

Junior clubs: Payneham Norwood Union (SA)
Recruited from: Norwood (SANFL)
Draft history: Pick No.55, 2013 national draft
Debut: Round 20, 2014
Brownlow votes: 11

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Player Bio

One of the league’s most exciting and damaging forwards, Fantasia is among the club’s most important players.

Often described as the side’s ‘barometer’, Fantasia is regularly one of the key factors behind some of the club’s best wins.

In 2018 the speedster was held to just 13 games after numerous frustrating injuries, but he still managed to boot 20 goals and record career-high averages for clearances, tackles, inside-50s and contested possessions as he showed his worth pushing further up the ground.

His ability to bust open the game and force fans onto their feet with his dazzling skill is sensational and if he can stay fit and firing in 2019, the sky is the limit.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2019 Season Average
    Games Played 7
    • Kicks 9.1
    • Handballs 5.1
    • Disposals 14.3
    • Marks 3.4
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 2.4
    • Goals 2.0
    • AFL Fantasy 69.6

2019 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 17 Melbourne Rd 3
Handballs 10 Brisbane Lions Rd 4
Disposals 21 Melbourne Rd 3
Marks 10 Melbourne Rd 3
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 4 North Melbourne Rd 5
Goals 4 Sydney Swans Rd 8
AFL Fantasy 108 Melbourne Rd 3

2019 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 GWS Giants L 112 - 40 6 3 9 2 0 1 2 3 0 3 40
2 St Kilda L 65 - 76 8 5 13 3 0 0 1 2 0 4 52
3 Melbourne W 112 - 130 17 4 21 10 0 2 1 2 2 0 108
4 Brisbane Lions W 112 - 65 4 10 14 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 45
5 North Melbourne W 58 - 116 12 6 18 3 0 3 0 4 4 1 101
6 Collingwood L 69 - 73 - - - - - - - - - - -
7 Geelong Cats L 86 - 54 - - - - - - - - - - -
8 Sydney Swans L 77 - 72 7 4 11 3 0 1 0 2 4 0 71
9 Fremantle W 60 - 53 - - - - - - - - - - -
10 Richmond L 73 - 50 - - - - - - - - - - -
11 Carlton W 74 - 33 - - - - - - - - - - -
13 Hawthorn W 96 - 77 10 4 14 3 0 1 1 3 2 1 70
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: 6 - L: 6 64 36 100 24 0 8 6 17 14 9 487

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 67
    • Kicks 7.9
    • Handballs 6.5
    • Disposals 14.4
    • Marks 3.7
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 3.4
    • Goals 1.6
    • AFL Fantasy 70.2

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 17 Melbourne Rd 3, 2019
Handballs 18 Geelong Cats Rd 4, 2016
Disposals 29 Geelong Cats Rd 4, 2016
Marks 10 Melbourne Rd 3, 2019
Hit-outs 1 Port Adelaide Rd 3, 2016
Tackles 9 Brisbane Lions Rd 18, 2016
Goals 5 Fremantle Rd 18, 2018
AFL Fantasy 120 Geelong Cats Rd 4, 2016

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2019 Essendon 64 36 100 24 0 8 6 17 14 9 487
2018 Essendon 109 92 201 54 0 12 15 64 20 16 1032
2017 Essendon 161 114 275 74 0 21 15 53 39 22 1377
2016 Essendon 146 136 282 75 1 15 16 72 29 25 1390
2015 Essendon 41 40 81 16 2 4 3 18 2 0 332
2014 Essendon 9 17 26 8 0 1 3 1 0 2 83

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

2018 Bruce Heymanson Best Clubman Award

2017 Most Improved Player

2016 Bruce Heymanson Best Team Player Award

AFL Awards

Rising Star nominee (2015, 2016)

2017 AFLPA 22under22 team

Milestones

Milestone Games

Milestone Versus Round Venue Result
AFL debut Richmond Rd 20, 2014 MCG L 18
Finals debut Sydney EF, 2017 SCG L 65
50th game Carlton Rd 8, 2018 MCG L 13