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Joel Selwood's letter to Cats members

The skipper speaks from the heart about 2017 and the future

11:02am  Sep 26, 2017

'We're up for the challenge' says skipper

Joel Selwood says Friday night's semi final against the Swans is about proving the Cats are a "decent footy side"

11:45am  Sep 14, 2017

"He'll play": Scott

Chris Scott has declared captain Joel Selwood a certain starter for Friday night's qualifying final against Richmond

10:03pm  Sep 4, 2017

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Selwood's day over

1:55pm  Jun 25, 2017

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9:20am  Mar 13, 2017

Joel Selwood press conference

7:07pm  Sep 10, 2016

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Joel
Selwood

Height
183 cm
DOB
26-05-1988
Weight
84 kg
Debut
2007
Games
2017
21
Career
249
Goals
2017
7
Career
145
2017 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
1974
Avg
94
JoelSelwood

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior Clubs: Sandhurst
Clubs:
Geelong
Debut:
2007
Recruited from:
Bendigo U18
Brownlow Votes: 137

Outlook

Easy to forget Geelong’s inspirational leader completed next to no pre-season with a foot injury, and fought a race against time to face the Hawks on Easter Monday as a result. Defying the odds, he never missed a beat in 2016 and pieced together a sensational year which saw him named All-Australian captain for the second time and lead the Cats back up the ladder to a preliminary final.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2017 Season Average
    Games Played 21
    • Kicks 11.8
    • Handballs 13.8
    • Disposals 25.5
    • Marks 3.2
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 5.1
    • Goals 0.3
    • AFL Fantasy 94.0

2017 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 21 St Kilda Rd 5
Handballs 25 Adelaide Crows Rd 11
Disposals 43 St Kilda Rd 5
Marks 8 St Kilda Rd 5
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 11 Hawthorn Rd 4
Goals 1 Adelaide Crows PF
AFL Fantasy 175 St Kilda Rd 5

2017 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Fremantle W 73 - 115 15 13 28 3 0 2 1 6 0 0 103
2 North Melbourne W 112 - 111 17 9 26 4 0 4 0 8 0 2 119
3 Melbourne W 126 - 97 14 23 37 6 0 3 2 7 1 0 137
4 Hawthorn W 48 - 134 10 16 26 0 0 2 1 11 0 0 105
5 St Kilda W 88 - 126 21 22 43 8 0 5 1 9 1 0 175
6 Collingwood L 78 - 107 6 11 17 1 0 4 1 4 0 0 60
7 Gold Coast Suns L 124 - 99 8 16 24 3 0 2 0 5 1 0 93
8 Essendon L 110 - 93 9 15 24 4 0 3 2 1 0 0 70
9 Western Bulldogs W 104 - 81 14 15 29 4 0 3 3 8 1 0 116
10 Port Adelaide W 81 - 79 19 14 33 7 0 6 2 4 0 0 122
11 Adelaide Crows W 96 - 74 10 25 35 4 0 3 0 4 1 0 117
13 West Coast Eagles L 83 - 70 11 8 19 0 0 3 4 2 0 0 48
14 Fremantle W 74 - 72 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
15 GWS Giants D 68 - 68 - - - - - - - - - - -
16 Brisbane Lions W 78 - 163 13 11 24 4 0 6 1 9 0 1 113
17 Hawthorn W 88 - 85 15 15 30 4 0 3 2 1 1 0 94
18 Adelaide Crows L 91 - 70 12 14 26 3 0 6 0 9 0 0 115
19 Carlton W 58 - 123 12 11 23 4 0 1 4 0 0 0 59
20 Sydney Swans L 61 - 107 11 9 20 2 0 5 2 2 0 0 64
21 Richmond W 80 - 66 - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Collingwood W 59 - 70 - - - - - - - - - - -
23 GWS Giants W 103 - 59 - - - - - - - - - - -
W1 Richmond L 40 - 91 6 13 19 1 0 2 2 5 0 0 63
SF Sydney Swans W 98 - 39 11 7 18 3 0 1 1 2 0 0 62
PF Adelaide Crows L 136 - 75 13 21 34 2 0 6 1 10 1 1 137
TOTAL W: 16 - L: 8 - D: 1 247 289 536 67 0 70 30 107 7 4 1974

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 249
    • Kicks 12.5
    • Handballs 13.0
    • Disposals 25.6
    • Marks 4.1
    • Hit-Outs 0.4
    • Tackles 5.3
    • Goals 0.6
    • AFL Fantasy 100.2

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 21 St Kilda Rd 5, 2017
Handballs 29 Richmond Rd 6, 2010
Disposals 43 St Kilda Rd 5, 2017
Marks 12 North Melbourne Rd 19, 2014
Hit-outs 4 Brisbane Lions Rd 18, 2015
Tackles 13 Sydney Swans PF, 2016
Goals 4 West Coast Eagles Rd 21, 2013
AFL Fantasy 185 Hawthorn Rd 17, 2009

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2017 Geelong Cats 247 289 536 67 0 70 30 107 7 4 1974
2016 Geelong Cats 341 338 679 83 4 71 40 139 9 12 2525
2015 Geelong Cats 237 254 491 61 13 64 37 124 14 8 1956
2014 Geelong Cats 311 303 614 109 5 68 30 144 24 16 2585
2013 Geelong Cats 307 308 615 102 21 73 28 140 30 16 2609
2012 Geelong Cats 293 246 539 74 21 56 22 118 13 12 2166
2011 Geelong Cats 296 222 518 82 13 60 26 125 15 12 2175
2010 Geelong Cats 289 388 677 112 8 53 24 125 9 10 2532
2009 Geelong Cats 301 386 687 111 5 59 36 118 11 10 2512
2008 Geelong Cats 283 324 607 102 2 63 21 78 6 9 2162
2007 Geelong Cats 215 189 404 109 0 35 20 94 7 8 1751

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: 184 games, 115 goals
NAB Cup
Geelong: 16 games, 10 goals
VFL
Geelong: 2 games, 0 goals
TAC Cup
Bendigo Pioneers: 15 games, 9 goals

Milestone Games

 

Milestone

versus

round

venue

result

AFL debut

Western Bulldogs

rd 1, 2007

Telstra

L 20

Finals debut

Nth Melbourne

QF, 2007

MCG

W 106

50th game

Brisbane

rd 5, 2009

Skilled

W 93

100th game

Collingwood

rd 8, 2011

MCG

W 3

150th game Melbourne rd 16, 2013 Simonds W 68

 

Draft History

Selected by Geelong with 7th pick in 2006 national draft

Awards

AFL

Ron Evans Medal 2007
Michael Tuck medal 2009
Brownlow Medal runner up 2013
All Australian 2009, 2010, 2013 (Captain), 2014 (Captain)
All Australian nominee 2008, 2011, 2012
AFLPA most courageous player 2009, 2012, 2013, 2014
AFLPA Best Captain 2013
International Rules vs. Ireland 2014 (Captain)

Geelong

Best and fairest 2010, 2013, 2014
Runner up best and fairest
2012
Fourth best and fairest
2009
Fifth best and fairest 2008
Tom Harley award
2011, 2013
Best first year player 2007
Coach's award 2014

Premierships

AFL 2007 (Geelong dft Port Adelaide)
NAB Cup 2009 (Geelong dft. Collingwood)
AFL 2009 (Geelong dft. St Kilda)
AFL 2011 (Geelong dft. Collingwood)

Representative Honours

Victoria vs Dream Team 2008
All-Australian U18 2005
Vic Country U18 2005
Barassi Medal 2005
International rules series vs. Ireland 2005