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Daniel Menzel and George Horlin-Smith are unrestricted free agents this season

3:18pm  Sep 4, 2018

Cats confident Menzel will sign on

Chris Scott is confident Geelong will ward off interest from rival AFL clubs to sign talented forward Daniel Menzel to a new deal

9:03am  Aug 14, 2018

Menzel nominated of GOTY

Dan Menzel has received a round 19 Goal of the Year nomination

5:02pm  Jul 30, 2018

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Seniors List

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Daniel
Menzel

Height
190 cm
DOB
13-09-1991
Weight
90 kg
Debut
2010
Games
2018
13
Career
73
Goals
2018
27
Career
136
2018 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
766
Avg
59
DanielMenzel

Player Bio

At a Glance

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

Outlook

Had a clean run with his body for the second successive year and played 18 games, but fell out of favour ahead of the qualifying final and was omitted. Was recalled for the semi-final and kicked two goals, but faded in the preliminary final. Tested his value as an unrestricted free agent, but ended up signing a one-year deal with the Cats. An accurate and dangerous goalkicker and remains a feel-good story after coming back from four knee reconstructions.

Player honours: NAB AFL Rising Star nominee 2011.

Brownlow Medal: Career votes 3.

Draft history: 2009 NAB AFL Draft 1st round selection (Geelong) No. 17 overall.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2018 Season Average
    Games Played 13
    • Kicks 7.7
    • Handballs 3.2
    • Disposals 10.8
    • Marks 3.9
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 1.1
    • Goals 2.1
    • AFL Fantasy 58.9

2018 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 13 Port Adelaide Rd 5
Handballs 6 Hawthorn Rd 2
Disposals 17 Hawthorn Rd 2
Marks 7 Hawthorn Rd 2
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 3 Fremantle Rd 22
Goals 5 St Kilda Rd 4
AFL Fantasy 101 Hawthorn Rd 2

2018 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Melbourne W 94 - 97 11 4 15 6 0 0 0 0 4 2 85
2 Hawthorn L 117 - 118 11 6 17 7 0 2 0 2 4 1 101
3 West Coast Eagles L 95 - 80 6 2 8 5 0 0 1 0 1 1 41
4 St Kilda W 103 - 56 11 5 16 2 0 5 2 1 5 3 85
5 Port Adelaide W 50 - 84 13 0 13 4 0 2 0 0 1 2 61
6 Sydney Swans L 69 - 86 - - - - - - - - - - -
7 GWS Giants W 93 - 32 - - - - - - - - - - -
8 Collingwood W 45 - 66 - - - - - - - - - - -
9 Essendon L 84 - 50 - - - - - - - - - - -
10 Carlton W 73 - 45 - - - - - - - - - - -
11 Gold Coast Suns W 36 - 121 - - - - - - - - - - -
12 North Melbourne W 96 - 59 - - - - - - - - - - -
13 Richmond L 65 - 83 - - - - - - - - - - -
15 Western Bulldogs L 103 - 101 - - - - - - - - - - -
16 Sydney Swans W 59 - 71 - - - - - - - - - - -
17 Adelaide Crows L 112 - 97 3 3 6 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 27
18 Melbourne W 100 - 98 6 3 9 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 40
19 Brisbane Lions W 120 - 78 10 1 11 5 0 2 0 2 3 0 75
20 Richmond L 85 - 82 6 5 11 5 0 0 1 0 3 1 59
21 Hawthorn L 71 - 60 5 2 7 2 0 1 1 1 1 1 34
22 Fremantle W 158 - 25 7 2 9 4 0 1 1 3 2 2 61
23 Gold Coast Suns W 142 - 40 7 4 11 5 0 0 0 1 2 1 61
W1 Melbourne L 75 - 46 4 4 8 2 0 1 0 2 0 1 36
TOTAL W: 13 - L: 10 100 41 141 51 0 16 6 14 27 15 766

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 73
    • Kicks 8.2
    • Handballs 4.3
    • Disposals 12.5
    • Marks 4.4
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 1.5
    • Goals 1.9
    • AFL Fantasy 63.7

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 15 Melbourne Rd 23, 2016
Handballs 12 Gold Coast Suns Rd 6, 2016
Disposals 25 Gold Coast Suns Rd 6, 2016
Marks 10 Collingwood Rd 24, 2011
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 6 Gold Coast Suns Rd 6, 2016
Goals 5 St Kilda Rd 4, 2018
AFL Fantasy 122 Gold Coast Suns Rd 6, 2016

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2018 Geelong Cats 100 41 141 51 0 16 6 14 27 15 766
2017 Geelong Cats 161 68 229 82 0 12 8 26 40 16 1213
2016 Geelong Cats 157 111 268 89 0 11 12 34 33 24 1293
2015 Geelong Cats 13 12 25 6 0 2 1 2 4 2 114
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