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Menzel's Mark of the Year

Daniel Menzel has received a Mark of the Year nomination for a brilliant grab taken in his comeback game.

12:57pm  Aug 31, 2015

Feature: Menzel back with a bang

From luckless Cat to solo warrior, it was quite a night for Daniel Menzel

1:21am  Aug 29, 2015

Scott welcomes back Menzel

Watch as Chris Scott announces to the team that Daniel Menzel will play AFL this week

4:50pm  Aug 27, 2015

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Menzel's MOTY contender (R22)

9:00am  Aug 31, 2015

Players View: Dan Menzel (R22)

11:10pm  Aug 28, 2015

Menz is back! (R22)

8:27pm  Aug 28, 2015

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Daniel
Menzel

Height
188 cm
DOB
13-09-1991
Weight
89 kg
Debut
2010
Games
2015
1
Career
22
Goals
2015
4
Career
36
2015 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
93
Avg
93
DanielMenzel

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior Clubs: Golden Grove
Clubs:
Geelong
Debut:
2010
Recruited from: Central Districts
Brownlow Votes: 3

Outlook

 

Complications stemming from his fourth knee reconstruction ruled the talented but luckless Cat out of action in 2014, however, he was relieved when Geelong guaranteed he would remain on the list for 2015. Boasts pace, dazzling skills and terrific goal-sense, but has not played since the 2011 finals. 

Season by Season

Season by Season

 

Missed entire season as he rehabbed from ruptured ACL

Season by Season

Returned to VFL after overcoming ruptured ACL
 
Played two VFL games and kicked two goals
 
Re-injured knee and required further ACL reconstruction

Dale Amos' player review for 2014

Everybody at the footy club, their hearts sank when he did his knee again. But everything has been really positive with his surgery and everything's going really well with his rehab at the moment. We'll be patient and conservative with him and give him every opportunity to be able to come back and play. It's very difficult for guys to cope with one knee reco and he's just had his fourth, so it will have a really positive influence on the group if we can get him back playing again.

Season by Season


Endured long road back from ruptured ACL

Returned in VFL and booted two goals before rupturing other ACL
 

Season by Season

  • Had breakthrough year, kicking 28 goals in 18 games
  • Knee injury in QF win over Hawthorn ended his season
  • Kicked two goals in first qtr of that final
  • Booted five goals in rd 24 win over Collingwood, earning three Brownlow votes
  • Also grabbed 10 marks in that game
  • Had eight multi goal games
  • Earned rising star nomination
  • Named Cats best young player
  • Made his AFL debut in rd 20 against Bulldogs, gaining 12 possessions and kicking one goal
  • Finished season with three games and four goals
  • Booted three goals in rd 21 against Carlton
  • Also played 14 VFL games and kicked 27 goals
  • Had eight VFL games with multiple goals
  • Twice kicked four goals – vs. Werribee and Coburg
  • Started out in SANFL U18, kicking 15 goals in seven games for Central Districts
  • Moved up to reserves and kicked 22 goals in 11 games
  • Had five games with three or more goals at SANFL reserves level
  • Was exceptional in reserves PF with three goals vs Glenelg
  • Represented SA at under 18 national championships

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2015 Season Average
    Games Played 1
    • Kicks 12.0
    • Handballs 8.0
    • Disposals 20.0
    • Marks 4.0
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 1.0
    • Goals 4.0
    • AFL Fantasy 93.0

2015 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 12 Collingwood Rd 22
Handballs 8 Collingwood Rd 22
Disposals 20 Collingwood Rd 22
Marks 4 Collingwood Rd 22
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 1 Collingwood Rd 22
Goals 4 Collingwood Rd 22
AFL Fantasy 93 Collingwood Rd 22

2015 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Hawthorn L 123 - 61 - - - - - - - - - - -
2 Fremantle L 60 - 104 - - - - - - - - - - -
3 Gold Coast Suns W 105 - 96 - - - - - - - - - - -
4 North Melbourne L 67 - 83 - - - - - - - - - - -
5 Richmond W 76 - 85 - - - - - - - - - - -
6 Collingwood W 59 - 100 - - - - - - - - - - -
7 Sydney Swans L 120 - 77 - - - - - - - - - - -
8 Carlton W 140 - 63 - - - - - - - - - - -
9 West Coast Eagles L 120 - 64 - - - - - - - - - - -
10 Essendon W 53 - 122 - - - - - - - - - - -
11 Port Adelaide W 69 - 92 - - - - - - - - - - -
12 Melbourne L 89 - 113 - - - - - - - - - - -
14 Adelaide Crows D 0 - 0 - - - - - - - - - - -
15 North Melbourne L 120 - 79 - - - - - - - - - - -
16 Western Bulldogs W 72 - 64 - - - - - - - - - - -
17 GWS Giants W 42 - 69 - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Brisbane Lions W 113 - 57 - - - - - - - - - - -
19 Sydney Swans W 95 - 63 - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Hawthorn L 85 - 121 - - - - - - - - - - -
21 St Kilda D 97 - 97 - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Collingwood L 62 - 110 12 8 20 4 0 2 1 1 4 2 93
23 Adelaide Crows - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 10 - L: 9 - D: 2 12 8 20 4 0 2 1 1 4 2 93

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 22
    • Kicks 8.3
    • Handballs 4.0
    • Disposals 12.2
    • Marks 4.4
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 1.6
    • Goals 1.6
    • AFL Fantasy 61.8

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 13 Gold Coast Suns Rd 10, 2011
Handballs 8 Collingwood Rd 22, 2015
Disposals 20 Collingwood Rd 22, 2015
Marks 10 Collingwood Rd 24, 2011
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 3 Essendon Rd 15, 2011
Goals 5 Collingwood Rd 24, 2011
AFL Fantasy 113 Collingwood Rd 24, 2011

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2015 Geelong Cats 12 8 20 4 0 2 1 1 4 2 93
2014 Geelong Cats 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 Geelong Cats 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 Geelong Cats 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 Geelong Cats 153 68 221 82 0 11 13 31 28 15 1120
2010 Geelong Cats 17 11 28 10 0 3 0 4 4 1 147

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

Playing record

AFL
Geelong: 21 games, 32 goals
NAB Cup
Geelong: 3 games, 0 goals
VFL
Geelong: 16 games, 29 goals
SANFL reserves
Central Districts: 11 games, 22 goals
SANFL U19s
Central Districts: 7 games, 5 goals
SANFL U18s
Central Districts: 7 games, 15 goals
SANFL U17s
Central Districts: 11 games, 10 goals

Milestone Games

 

Milestone

versus

round

venue

result

AFL debut

Western Bulldogs

rd 20, 2010

Etihad

W 101

Finals debut

Hawthorn

QF, 2011

MCG

W 31

 

Draft History

Selected by Geelong with the 17th pick in 2009 national draft

Awards

AFL

Rising star nominee 2011

Geelong

Best young player 2011