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Baby Harry

One of the newest and youngest Cats members is named after Cats defender Harry Taylor

9:34am  Jul 28, 2015

Taylor reflects on a "patchy" 2014

Harry Taylor talks about his and the team's performance in 2014

9:59am  Dec 17, 2014

Taylor recalls the day he was drafted

Find out why Harry Taylor wasn't nervous leading up to the 2007 draft when he was picked by Geelong.

9:58am  Nov 6, 2014

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Taylor on Sunday Footy Show

12:25pm  Jul 20, 2015

Players' View: Blicavs, Taylor (R8)

11:39pm  May 22, 2015

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Harry
Taylor

Height
195 cm
DOB
12-06-1986
Weight
99 kg
Debut
2008
Games
2015
14
Career
173
Goals
2015
0
Career
40
2015 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
1037
Avg
74
HarryTaylor

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior Clubs: Geraldton Rovers
Clubs: Geelong
Debut:
2008
Recruited from: East Fremantle
Brownlow Votes: 28

Outlook

 

A brilliant aerialist, Taylor ranks among the AFL’s most valuable players for his ability to impact matches at both ends of the ground. However, the athletic swingman still spends most of his time in defence, where he boasts an uncanny ability to read the play and foil opposition attacks. He ranked second at Geelong for contested marks (31) in 2014 and led the Cats for rebound 50s (67). 

Season by Season

Season by Season

 

Enjoyed another stellar season playing 23 games incl both finals 

Finished 5th in Carji Greeves medal 

Named as nominee in 40 player All Australian squad 

Represented Australia in international rules series against Ireland 

Had over 350 possessions for 6th consecutive season 

Ranked 10th in AFL with 149 marks 

Took a career best 19 marks in rd 20 win over Freo 

Played 150th game in rd 16 win over Bulldogs 

Equaled career best with 30 disposals vs GWS in rd 18

Season by Season

Enjoyed his best season, playing 24 games and all three finals
 
Named to All Australian team for the second time
 
Finished as runner up in Cats B & F
 
Set new career season highs with 401 disposals, 176 marks and 266 kicks. Equalled his best goal output with 15
 
Received 10 Brownlow votes
 
Had seven games with 20+ disposals, and seven games with 10+ marks
 
Set new benchmark with 20 kicks vs Port in rd 9
 
Booted five goals in rd 5 win over Dogs
 
Had four games with multiple goals
 
Had over 90% of game time in 19 of 24 games

Dale Amos' player review for 2013

He was outstanding. Played on the big key forwards every week and also swung forward at times and kicked some goals. Bagged five against the Bulldogs early in the year after starting as a forward, and there's no doubt he would kick a lot of goals if he played as a permanent forward. But we need him down back. He had a great game on Kurt Tippett when we beat the Swans in round 22. He played on Josh Kennedy when he beat the Eagles in Perth a couple of weeks before that and held him goalless. And every time we played Hawthorn he did well on Jarryd Roughead. He has a huge influence on games. He was runner-up in our best and fairest, made the All Australian team and he's the sort of bloke who doesn't need much coaching. We're delighted he's signed up for another five years.

Season by Season

Another exceptional season, playing 20 games

Booted career best 15 goals

Kicked career best 6 goals vs GWS in rd 10, his 100th game

Also booted 3 against Power in rd 14

Finished fourth in B & F

Nominated for All Australian squad

Set a career best with 48 tackles for the season

Had 357 possessions. Has had between 327-388 disposals in every year of his career

Received 7 Brownlow votes

Named Cats community champion

Season by Season

  • Played 24 games including all three finals
  • Member of second premiership team at the Cats
  • Nominated for All Australian selection
  • Had over 300 possessions for fourth straight year
  • Set new career best with 46 tackles and 208 kicks
  • Six tackles vs Richmond in rd 18 were new career best
  • Member of Cats leadership group
  • Ranked equal 11th in AFL in marks and was equal first in marks for the Cats
  • Had 20+ disposals five times
  • Capped great season as All Australian centre half back
  • Played 23 games including all three finals
  • Took a career high 16 marks in rd 16 against Adelaide
  • Twice had career best 30 possessions – rd 4 vs. Port Power and rd 16 vs. Crows
  • Set season career highs with 388 possessions and 159 marks
  • Had seven games with 20+ possessions
  • Picked up three Brownlow votes in rd 4 win over Power
  • Had career best five tackles in rd 5 against Carlton
  • Booted two goals for season
  • Ranked =8th in AFL with 159 marks
  • Played 50th game in rd 7 win over Sydney
  • Played in first premiership team and second grand final in his second season of AFL
  • Was outstanding in GF, finishing third in Norm Smith medal voting
  • Had a record 15 spoils in game and took game saving mark in final 30 seconds
  • Held Nick Reiwoldt to five marks and one goal
  • Played 22 games including all three finals
  • Registered double figure possessions in 21 games
  • Set then career high with 26 possessions vs. NM in rd 8
  • Also had career bests with 18 handballs vs. Ess in rd 10
  • Took season best 12 marks vs. Collingwood in PF
  • Kicked three goals, including the first in QF win over Dogs
  • Played in NAB Cup GF win over Collingwood
  • Outstanding first AFL season saw Harry play 21 games (19-2)
  • Played all finals, including grand final where he was one of Cats’ best
  • Had big tasks in finals having better of the likes of Reiwoldt & Roughead
  • Kicked three goals – first came in home state against Eagles
  • Took last second match saving mark against Freo at Subiaco in rd 6
  • Named Cats best first year player
  • Debut came in rd 2 vs. Essendon, a 99 point win
  • Played in WAFL with East Fremantle
  • Finished third in EF best & fairest
  • Played in WAFL with East Fremantle
  • Played in WAFL with East Fremantle

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2015 Season Average
    Games Played 14
    • Kicks 9.6
    • Handballs 8.6
    • Disposals 18.1
    • Marks 7.3
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 1.9
    • Goals 0.0
    • AFL Fantasy 74.1

2015 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 18 Essendon Rd 10
Handballs 15 Essendon Rd 10
Disposals 33 Essendon Rd 10
Marks 13 Richmond Rd 5
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 4 North Melbourne Rd 15
Goals 0 - -
AFL Fantasy 111 Essendon Rd 10

2015 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Hawthorn L 123 - 61 9 7 16 8 0 0 1 2 0 0 70
2 Fremantle L 60 - 104 8 9 17 7 0 0 0 2 0 0 71
3 Gold Coast Suns W 105 - 96 9 13 22 8 0 1 0 1 0 0 82
4 North Melbourne L 67 - 83 11 8 19 8 0 1 0 2 0 0 82
5 Richmond W 76 - 85 13 12 25 13 0 0 0 0 0 1 103
6 Collingwood W 59 - 100 12 7 19 8 0 1 1 2 0 0 80
7 Sydney Swans L 120 - 77 8 6 14 3 0 2 0 2 0 0 55
8 Carlton W 140 - 63 7 12 19 6 0 0 0 4 0 0 79
9 West Coast Eagles L 120 - 64 5 7 12 7 0 0 1 4 0 0 63
10 Essendon W 53 - 122 18 15 33 10 0 0 1 0 0 0 111
11 Port Adelaide W 69 - 92 11 3 14 8 0 1 0 0 0 0 64
12 Melbourne L 89 - 113 7 4 11 6 0 0 1 1 0 1 49
14 Adelaide Crows D 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 North Melbourne L 120 - 79 8 9 17 3 0 1 3 4 0 0 59
16 Western Bulldogs W 72 - 64 8 8 16 7 0 0 0 2 0 0 69
17 GWS Giants W 42 - 69 15 4 19 8 0 1 1 1 0 0 79
18 Brisbane Lions - - - - - - - - - - -
19 Sydney Swans - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Hawthorn - - - - - - - - - - -
21 St Kilda - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Collingwood - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Adelaide Crows - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 8 - L: 7 - D: 1 134 120 254 102 0 7 8 26 0 2 1037

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 173
    • Kicks 8.8
    • Handballs 7.5
    • Disposals 16.3
    • Marks 6.3
    • Hit-Outs 0.2
    • Tackles 1.7
    • Goals 0.2
    • AFL Fantasy 67.9

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 20 Port Adelaide Rd 9, 2013
Handballs 18 Fremantle Rd 22, 2009
Disposals 33 Essendon Rd 10, 2015
Marks 19 Fremantle Rd 20, 2014
Hit-outs 3 Brisbane Lions Rd 15, 2009
Tackles 6 Richmond Rd 18, 2011
Goals 6 GWS Giants Rd 10, 2012
AFL Fantasy 133 Fremantle Rd 20, 2014

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2015 Geelong Cats 134 120 254 102 0 7 8 26 0 2 1037
2014 Geelong Cats 213 139 352 149 4 11 14 47 2 3 1540
2013 Geelong Cats 266 135 401 176 4 12 9 36 15 9 1828
2012 Geelong Cats 205 152 357 135 7 13 12 48 15 5 1595
2011 Geelong Cats 208 148 356 144 3 18 9 46 0 2 1532
2010 Geelong Cats 191 197 388 159 4 12 11 35 2 3 1582
2009 Geelong Cats 152 235 387 121 12 12 13 28 3 2 1406
2008 Geelong Cats 157 170 327 96 1 21 9 28 3 0 1224

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: 159 games, 40 goals
NAB Cup
Geelong: 18 games, 2 goals
VFL
Geelong: 2 games, 0 goals
WAFL
East Fremantle: 48 games

Milestone Games

 

Milestone

versus

round

venue

result

AFL debut

Essendon

rd 2, 2008

Telstra

W 99

Finals debut

St Kilda

QF, 2008

MCG

W 58

50th game

Sydney

rd 7, 2010

Skilled

W 67

100th game

West Sydney

rd 10, 2012

Simonds

W 65

150th game

Western Bulldogs

rd 16, 2014

Simonds

W 13

Draft History

Selected by Geelong with the 17th pick in 2007 national draft

Awards

AFL

All Australian 2010, 2013
All Australian nominee
2011, 2012, 2014
International Rules vs. Ireland 2014

Geelong

Runner up Best and Fairest 2013
Fifth Best and Fairest 2014
Best first year player 2008
Community champion 2012

East Fremantle

Third best and fairest 2007

Premierships

NAB Cup 2009 (Geelong dft. Collingwood)
AFL
2009 (Geelong dft. St Kilda)
AFL 2011 (Geelong dft. Collingwood)