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Joel
Selwood

Height
183 cm
DOB
26-05-1988
Weight
84 kg
Debut
2007
Games
2018
23
Career
272
Goals
2018
7
Career
152
2018 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
2307
Avg
100
JoelSelwood

Player Bio

At a Glance

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

Outlook

The skipper had his sixth All-Australian season and finished fourth in the best and fairest, despite missing the last three home and away games after ankle surgery. Showed incredible resilience and professionalism to play in the qualifying final just 35 days post-operation. Combined with Patrick Dangerfield, Mitch Duncan, Sam Menegola and Scott Selwood to ensure the Cats’ midfield packed a punch. The clearance machine and in-and-under midfielder consistently leads from the front and has signed until the end of 2021.

Player honours: 2nd Brownlow Medal 2013; best and fairest 2010, 2013, 2014; 2nd best and fairest 2012, 2016; 3rd best and fairest 2015; All-Australian 2009, 2010, 2013 (captain), 2014 (captain), 2016 (captain), 2017; All-Australian nominee 2008, 2011, 2012; International Rules Series 2014 (captain), 2017; NAB AFL Rising Star 2007; premiership sides 2007, 2009, 2011; Michael Tuck Medal 2009; pre-season premiership side 2009; captain since 2012.

Brownlow Medal: 2017 votes 13; career votes 181.

Draft history: 2006 NAB AFL Draft 1st round selection (Geelong) No. 7 overall.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2018 Season Average
    Games Played 23
    • Kicks 13.0
    • Handballs 14.0
    • Disposals 27.0
    • Marks 4.1
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 5.4
    • Goals 0.3
    • AFL Fantasy 100.3

2018 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 20 Richmond Rd 13
Handballs 22 Melbourne Rd 1
Disposals 39 Melbourne Rd 1
Marks 8 Gold Coast Suns Rd 11
Hit-outs 1 GWS Giants Rd 7
Tackles 9 Sydney Swans Rd 16
Goals 2 Richmond Rd 13
AFL Fantasy 136 Gold Coast Suns Rd 11

2018 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Melbourne W 94 - 97 17 22 39 4 0 2 3 5 0 2 122
2 Hawthorn L 117 - 118 9 20 29 5 0 5 1 5 1 0 110
3 West Coast Eagles L 95 - 80 10 11 21 5 0 1 2 7 0 0 90
4 St Kilda W 103 - 56 13 14 27 2 0 2 2 7 0 0 97
5 Port Adelaide W 50 - 84 19 10 29 3 0 3 2 7 0 1 112
6 Sydney Swans L 69 - 86 14 9 23 2 0 5 1 6 1 0 98
7 GWS Giants W 93 - 32 11 14 25 7 1 1 0 9 0 0 120
8 Collingwood W 45 - 66 12 13 25 5 0 3 1 4 0 2 95
9 Essendon L 84 - 50 10 20 30 6 0 1 2 6 1 2 115
10 Carlton W 73 - 45 12 8 20 5 0 2 2 6 0 0 87
11 Gold Coast Suns W 36 - 121 19 14 33 8 0 5 0 4 1 0 136
12 North Melbourne W 96 - 59 10 17 27 4 0 2 5 8 0 1 96
13 Richmond L 65 - 83 20 9 29 5 0 4 4 4 2 0 113
15 Western Bulldogs L 103 - 101 13 21 34 4 0 5 1 6 0 1 120
16 Sydney Swans W 59 - 71 17 11 28 5 0 2 0 9 0 1 127
17 Adelaide Crows L 112 - 97 13 16 29 3 0 1 3 0 0 0 72
18 Melbourne W 100 - 98 7 9 16 2 0 1 2 6 1 0 70
19 Brisbane Lions W 120 - 78 9 13 22 5 0 0 3 1 0 1 64
20 Richmond L 85 - 82 18 19 37 5 0 3 1 4 0 0 123
21 Hawthorn L 71 - 60 11 12 23 1 0 2 0 6 0 1 87
22 Fremantle W 158 - 25 13 9 22 4 0 3 1 5 0 0 89
23 Gold Coast Suns W 142 - 40 10 18 28 2 0 0 2 2 0 1 75
W1 Melbourne L 75 - 46 11 14 25 2 0 6 4 7 0 0 89
TOTAL W: 13 - L: 10 298 323 621 94 1 59 42 124 7 13 2307

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 272
    • Kicks 12.6
    • Handballs 13.1
    • Disposals 25.7
    • Marks 4.1
    • Hit-Outs 0.3
    • 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
2018 Geelong Cats 298 323 621 94 1 59 42 124 7 13 2307
2017 Geelong Cats 247 289 536 67 0 70 30 106 7 4 1970
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