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Harry
Taylor

Height
195 cm
DOB
12-06-1986
Weight
99 kg
Debut
2008
Games
2014
20
Career
156
Goals
2014
2
Career
40
2014 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
1422
Avg
71
HarryTaylor

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior Clubs: Geraldton Rovers
Clubs: Geelong
Debut:
2008
Recruited from: East Fremantle
Brownlow Votes: 21

Outlook

Brilliant reader of the play who made his name as a key defender. Has emerged as a swingman in the past two seasons. Still spends most of his time in the backline, where his ability to interrupt opposition attacking moves is renowned. Was selected at centre half-back in last year’s All-Australian team. Has also been effective when moved forward and kicked five goals against the Western Bulldogs in round five and three against Port Adelaide in round 20.
 

Season by Season

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

  • 2014 Season Average
    Games Played 20
    • Kicks 9.8
    • Handballs 6.3
    • Disposals 16.1
    • Marks 7.1
    • Hit-Outs 0.2
    • Tackles 2.1
    • Goals 0.1
    • AFL Fantasy 71.1

2014 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 17 Fremantle Rd 20
Handballs 16 GWS Giants Rd 18
Disposals 30 GWS Giants Rd 18
Marks 19 Fremantle Rd 20
Hit-outs 1 Melbourne Rd 17
Tackles 4 North Melbourne Rd 19
Goals 1 Hawthorn Rd 22
AFL Fantasy 133 Fremantle Rd 20

2014 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Adelaide Crows W 119 - 81 10 4 14 5 1 0 0 1 0 1 59
2 Brisbane Lions W 68 - 93 7 4 11 6 0 1 0 4 0 0 64
3 Collingwood W 76 - 87 10 4 14 7 0 0 0 4 0 0 75
4 West Coast Eagles W 107 - 32 8 4 12 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 51
5 Hawthorn W 106 - 87 11 5 16 8 0 1 1 1 0 0 69
6 Port Adelaide L 107 - 67 2 4 6 3 1 0 2 1 0 0 22
7 Richmond W 81 - 76 13 6 19 13 0 0 1 4 0 0 103
9 Fremantle L 96 - 64 4 3 7 4 0 1 2 0 0 0 25
10 North Melbourne W 111 - 91 8 5 13 4 0 0 2 2 0 0 48
11 Sydney Swans L 148 - 38 9 9 18 5 0 1 1 3 0 0 70
12 Carlton W 107 - 102 9 5 14 6 0 1 0 2 0 0 64
13 St Kilda W 133 - 37 6 5 11 5 0 1 2 1 0 0 42
14 Gold Coast Suns L 118 - 78 - - - - - - - - - - -
15 Essendon W 89 - 80 6 5 11 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 42
16 Western Bulldogs W 69 - 56 17 6 23 11 1 0 0 4 0 0 113
17 Melbourne W 36 - 102 15 8 23 9 1 0 0 1 0 0 93
18 GWS Giants W 87 - 94 14 16 30 9 0 0 0 2 0 1 110
19 North Melbourne W 79 - 111 11 6 17 5 0 2 0 4 1 0 84
20 Fremantle W 81 - 79 17 10 27 19 0 1 0 1 0 0 133
21 Carlton W 76 - 82 10 14 24 8 0 0 2 2 0 0 84
22 Hawthorn L 94 - 71 9 3 12 8 0 0 0 2 1 0 71
23 Brisbane Lions - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 16 - L: 5 196 126 322 142 4 9 13 42 2 2 1422

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 156
    • Kicks 8.8
    • Handballs 7.5
    • Disposals 16.3
    • Marks 6.2
    • Hit-Outs 0.2
    • Tackles 1.7
    • Goals 0.3
    • AFL Fantasy 67.9

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 20 Port Adelaide Rd 9, 2013
Handballs 18 Fremantle Rd 22, 2009
Disposals 30 GWS Giants Rd 18, 2014
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
2014 Geelong Cats 196 126 322 142 4 9 13 42 2 2 1422
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: 136 games, 38 goals
NAB Cup
Geelong: 16 games, 0 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

 

Draft History

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

Awards

AFL

All Australian 2010, 2013
All Australian nominee
2011, 2012

Geelong

Runner up Best and Fairest 2013
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)