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Selwood recalls the day he was drafted

Joel Selwood takes us back to the day the Geelong Cats picked him up in the 2006 National Draft

11:01am  Oct 23, 2014

Three elite Cats chosen to take on Ireland

Three All-Australian Cats have been named in this year's International Rules squad

3:52pm  Oct 8, 2014

Selwood takes out third Carji medal

Skipper Joel Selwood has won his third Carji Greeves medal for the Cats best and fairest player

11:01pm  Oct 2, 2014

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Selwood wins third Carji

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12:46pm  Sep 22, 2014

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Joel
Selwood

Height
182 cm
DOB
26-05-1988
Weight
87 kg
Debut
2007
Games
2014
24
Career
184
Goals
2014
24
Career
115
2014 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
2585
Avg
108
JoelSelwood

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior Clubs: Sandhurst
Clubs:
Geelong
Debut:
2007
Recruited from:
Bendigo U18
Brownlow Votes: 116

Outlook

The Cats’ inspirational skipper keeps getting better with age. Averaged almost 25 disposals a game last season at 77 per cent efficiency. Also added another string to his bow by becoming a consistent goalkicker, finishing with 30 for the season, including hauls of four against Port Adelaide and West Coast in rounds 20 and 21. Was rewarded for a great year by being selected in the centre in the All-Australian side and was named captain for the first time. A week later he almost won the Brownlow Medal, falling just one vote short of former teammate Gary Ablett.
 

Season by Season

Season by Season

Had best year of his career, playing all 25 games including three finals
 
Won second Carji Greeves medal as Cats B & F
 
Finished runner up in Brownlow medal with 27 votes
 
Polled in 10 games, with seven x BOG
 
Named as captain of the All Australian team
 
Honoured by AFLPA as most courageous player (for third time) and best captain
 
Shared Tom Harley award (with Mackie) as Cats best clubman
 
Played 150th game in rd 16 win over Melbourne
 
Registered 615 possessions, fourth time in seven seasons he has exceeded 600
 
Had 12 games with 25+ disposals
 
Kicked career high four goals twice (rd 20 vs Power; rd 21 v WC)
 
Twice had 10 tackles (rd 4 v Syd; rd 16 v Mel)
 
Set career high with 12 marks in rd 20 vs Power
 
Kicked a career best 30 goals, registering goals in 17 of 25 games

Dale Amos' player review for 2013

He took his game to the next level. His leadership was also outstanding. He was influential in a lot of games. When we needed someone to stand up, he was able to do it. A number of the midfielders spent a bit more time up forward this year, and Joel was able to kick multiple goals on a number of occasions. He won our best and fairest, was the captain of the All Australian side and was runner-up in the Brownlow. It's fair to say he ticked a few boxes. I thought the level he played at was fantastic, but his leadership is what I'll remember most. His influence on the group is significant. With the introduction of the interchange cap, look for him to spend even more time up forward next year.

Season by Season

Brilliant first season as captain

Played 21 games and finished runner up in B & F

Was All Australian nominee

Had 539 possessions, fifth straight season with over 500

Led Geelong is possessions

Played in 100th win in rd 4 win over Richmond

Had 20+ possessions in 17 games

Equaled career best with 11 tackles in rd 19 win over Hawthorn

Ranked third in tackles for Cats with 118

Season by Season

  • Another brilliant season capped with third premiership
  • Was runner up in Norm Smith medal voting
  • Had 28 possessions, two goals and seven tackles in GF
  • Was vice captain for first time
  • Played 20 games including all three finals
  • Had 20+ disposals in 18 of 20 games (had 19 vs Haw in rd 12; 7 vs St K in rd 1 when knocked out in 1st qtr)
  • Set a new career high with 43 disposals vs Melbourne in rd 19
  • Also new best with three goals vs GC in rd 20
  • Named among All Australian nominees
  • Played 100th game in rd 8 win over Collingwood
  • Equaled career best with 11 tackles in rd 19 vs Melb and rd 24 vs Coll
  • Ranked 15th in the AFL in tackles
  • Was equal first for Geelong with 114 inside 50s
  • Polled 17 Brownlow votes
  • Kicked 15 goals, highest total in his career
  • Capped brilliant season by winning first best & fairest
  • Also finished fourth in Brownlow and was again named All Australian
  • Gathered over 20 possessions in 21 of 24 games
  • Also had 11 games with 30+ possessions
  • Polled Brownlow votes in his final eight games (rd 14-21)
  • Had a six game streak (rd 13-18) with over 30 possessions, incl 41 against Brisbane
  • Had a career high 29 handballs in rd 6 win over Richmond
  • Finished 8th in AFL with 677 disposals, 3rd in handballs with 388and 13th with 126 tackles
  • His 388 handballs are 10th most in AFL history
  • Played in second premiership team and third GF in his third AFL season
  • One of only two players to play every game (Enright the other)
  • Named as a member of Cats leadership group
  • Set career highs in every category
  • Gathered 25+ possessions in 17 games and 30+ in 11 games
  • Set new career high with 42 disposals vs. Hawthorn in rd 17
  • Had 10+ handballs in 24 of 25 games
  • Twice had 11 tackles twice
  • 50th game came in rd 5 win over Lions
  • Received 16 Brownlow votes
  • Earned All Australian honours for the first time
  • Ranked 4th in AFL with 687 possessions
  • His 386 handballs were 4th most in AFL and 12th most in history
  • Ranked 12th in AFL in tackles with 118 and 1st in free kicks with 59
  • Named as most courageous player by the AFLPA
  • Member of NAB Cup winning team
  • Won Michael Tuck medal as best on ground in NAB Cup GF

 

  • Second season eclipsed brilliant first campaign
  • Had the 8th most disposals in the AFL with 607, and the 6th most handballs with 324
  • Played in 24 games (22-2) including his second straight AFL grand final
  • Had at least 20 disposals in 21 games
  • Picked up 29 disposals on grand final day
  • Career best 37 possessions came in rd 14 vs. Crows
  • Received 19 Brownlow votes to finished 5th overall
  • Finished 5th in Cats best & fairest
  • Was a nominee for All Australian selection
  • Played for Victoria in AFL’s hall of fame game

 

  • Capped a brilliant debut season as a member of Cats drought breaking grand final win
  • Awarded Ron Evans medal as the AFL’s rising star
  • Named Geelong’s best first year player
  • Played 21 games (19-2) and averaged just under 20 possessions per game
  • Made debut in opening round against Bulldogs

 

  • Limited to just three TAC Cup games with Bendigo due to knee injury

 

  • Earned All Australian U18 honours at national championship playing with Victoria Country
  • Played for Australia vs. Ireland in U17 international rules series, winning Barassi medal as best player

 

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2014 Season Average
    Games Played 24
    • Kicks 13.0
    • Handballs 12.6
    • Disposals 25.6
    • Marks 4.5
    • Hit-Outs 0.2
    • Tackles 6.0
    • Goals 1.0
    • AFL Fantasy 107.7

2014 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 19 North Melbourne Rd 19
Handballs 22 Sydney Swans Rd 11
Disposals 39 GWS Giants Rd 18
Marks 12 North Melbourne Rd 19
Hit-outs 2 Gold Coast Suns Rd 14
Tackles 11 Fremantle Rd 20
Goals 3 Hawthorn FW1
AFL Fantasy 140 GWS Giants Rd 18

2014 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Adelaide Crows W 119 - 81 16 18 34 3 1 4 1 6 2 1 132
2 Brisbane Lions W 68 - 93 13 12 25 2 0 4 1 7 1 0 104
3 Collingwood W 76 - 87 8 22 30 2 0 3 2 11 0 1 116
4 West Coast Eagles W 107 - 32 18 9 27 9 0 2 1 2 3 1 125
5 Hawthorn W 106 - 87 13 7 20 1 0 3 3 2 0 0 58
6 Port Adelaide L 107 - 67 8 9 17 3 1 3 2 6 0 0 73
7 Richmond W 81 - 76 13 6 19 0 0 2 2 7 1 1 82
9 Fremantle L 96 - 64 15 20 35 8 0 4 1 7 0 0 138
10 North Melbourne W 111 - 91 17 9 26 6 0 2 3 2 1 2 96
11 Sydney Swans L 148 - 38 8 22 30 2 0 1 0 7 0 1 104
12 Carlton W 107 - 102 7 11 18 2 0 0 0 6 1 0 79
13 St Kilda W 133 - 37 8 3 11 4 0 2 0 3 3 0 74
14 Gold Coast Suns L 118 - 78 13 15 28 4 2 2 0 1 0 2 91
15 Essendon W 89 - 80 15 11 26 7 0 3 2 9 2 0 133
16 Western Bulldogs W 69 - 56 5 8 13 2 1 2 1 11 0 0 81
17 Melbourne W 36 - 102 18 13 31 5 0 3 1 6 0 2 121
18 GWS Giants W 87 - 94 19 20 39 8 0 2 0 2 1 3 140
19 North Melbourne W 79 - 111 19 10 29 12 0 5 1 4 1 0 137
20 Fremantle W 81 - 79 13 14 27 6 0 3 3 11 1 1 130
21 Carlton W 76 - 82 14 7 21 5 0 5 2 7 1 0 104
22 Hawthorn L 94 - 71 5 19 24 3 0 3 0 4 1 0 87
23 Brisbane Lions W 143 - 81 15 14 29 6 0 2 1 9 2 1 139
FW1 Hawthorn L 104 - 68 17 14 31 4 0 3 1 6 3 0 133
SF North Melbourne L 92 - 98 14 10 24 5 0 5 2 8 0 0 108
TOTAL W: 17 - L: 7 311 303 614 109 5 68 30 144 24 16 2585

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 184
    • Kicks 12.4
    • Handballs 12.9
    • Disposals 25.3
    • Marks 4.4
    • Hit-Outs 0.4
    • Tackles 5.1
    • Goals 0.6
    • AFL Fantasy 100.3

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 20 Melbourne Rd 16, 2013
Handballs 29 Richmond Rd 6, 2010
Disposals 43 Melbourne Rd 19, 2011
Marks 12 North Melbourne Rd 19, 2014
Hit-outs 3 Sydney Swans Rd 22, 2013
Tackles 11 Fremantle Rd 20, 2014
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
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: 160 games, 91 goals
NAB Cup
Geelong: 15 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)
All Australian nominee 2008, 2011, 2012
AFLPA most courageous player 2009, 2012, 2013
AFLPA Best Captain 2013
 

 

 

Geelong

Best and fairest 2010, 2013
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

 

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