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Mark
Blicavs

Height
198 cm
DOB
28-03-1991
Weight
95 kg
Debut
2013
Games
2014
23
Career
45
Goals
2014
5
Career
12
2014 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
1480
Avg
64
MarkBlicavs

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior Clubs: Sunbury
Clubs:
Geelong
Debut:
2013
Recruited from:
Sunbury
Brownlow Votes:
-

Outlook

A former steeple-chaser who attempted to qualify for the 2012 London Olympics, Blicavs was one of the great stories of the 2013 season. Playing as a mobile ruckman, he was a revelation through the early rounds, regularly running opposition big men off their feet while winning plenty of the ball. Missed only two games, which was a remarkable effort for a player who often seemed all at sea in the VFL the previous year.

Season by Season

Season by Season

Amazing first season at senior level after just four games in VFL in 2012
 
Played 22 games incl all three finals
 
Made debut in opening round vs Haw
 
Had season best 20 disposals in rd 10 vs Suns
 
Had 13 contested possessions in rd 10 vs Suns and 12 in rd 21 vs Eagles
 
Season high 20 hit outs came in rd 23 vs Lions
 
Booted two goals in rd 7 win vs Ess
 
First goal came in rd 6 vs Rich

Dale Amos' player review for 2013

We could never have expected to get so much out of him. He'd played only a handful of VFL games last year and before that his last footy was in the under-14s. To play most weeks of the year, predominantly as a ruckman, was an exceptional effort. We were particularly pleased with the way he and Vardy rucked in Perth against West Coast's Dean Cox and Scott Lycett. He's a great talent, but he's also got a great willingness to learn and work hard. He's really embraced the footy club and being part of a team. The boys really enjoy playing with him. As exceptional as his year was, we expect him to be even better next season. He's got more of an AFL body now than he did 12 months ago, and he'll be better again after another pre-season.

Season by Season

Returned to football after attempting to qualify for London Olympics in athletics

Played four times in VFL and kicked four goals

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2014 Season Average
    Games Played 23
    • Kicks 6.2
    • Handballs 5.9
    • Disposals 12.0
    • Marks 4.0
    • Hit-Outs 8.6
    • Tackles 3.3
    • Goals 0.2
    • AFL Fantasy 64.3

2014 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 11 West Coast Eagles Rd 4
Handballs 13 Hawthorn Rd 22
Disposals 20 Hawthorn FW1
Marks 8 Essendon Rd 15
Hit-outs 22 North Melbourne SF
Tackles 8 Fremantle Rd 20
Goals 1 North Melbourne SF
AFL Fantasy 99 Carlton Rd 21

2014 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Adelaide Crows W 119 - 81 4 2 6 2 3 1 0 2 0 0 34
2 Brisbane Lions W 68 - 93 5 6 11 1 1 0 0 4 0 0 47
3 Collingwood W 76 - 87 5 1 6 4 2 0 0 0 0 2 33
4 West Coast Eagles W 107 - 32 11 1 12 6 5 1 0 4 0 0 75
5 Hawthorn W 106 - 87 4 4 8 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 33
6 Port Adelaide L 107 - 67 5 8 13 4 10 0 3 1 1 0 54
7 Richmond W 81 - 76 3 1 4 2 12 1 0 5 0 0 50
9 Fremantle L 96 - 64 7 4 11 6 2 0 0 3 0 0 61
10 North Melbourne W 111 - 91 6 3 9 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 41
11 Sydney Swans L 148 - 38 10 10 20 7 1 0 0 1 0 0 76
12 Carlton W 107 - 102 4 8 12 5 11 1 1 5 0 0 72
13 St Kilda W 133 - 37 9 9 18 6 11 2 0 1 0 0 80
14 Gold Coast Suns L 118 - 78 3 6 9 1 5 1 0 1 0 0 34
15 Essendon W 89 - 80 10 7 17 8 9 0 1 1 0 0 78
16 Western Bulldogs W 69 - 56 5 6 11 3 19 0 4 5 0 0 63
17 Melbourne W 36 - 102 5 7 12 4 14 1 2 8 0 1 83
18 GWS Giants W 87 - 94 - - - - - - - - - - -
19 North Melbourne W 79 - 111 8 1 9 6 6 0 0 6 0 0 74
20 Fremantle W 81 - 79 8 4 12 6 9 0 0 8 0 0 91
21 Carlton W 76 - 82 10 9 19 6 13 1 0 3 1 1 99
22 Hawthorn L 94 - 71 5 13 18 4 10 0 0 3 0 0 75
23 Brisbane Lions W 143 - 81 3 8 11 1 14 1 0 6 0 0 67
FW1 Hawthorn L 104 - 68 8 12 20 3 14 0 0 1 1 0 81
SF North Melbourne L 92 - 98 4 5 9 3 22 2 2 6 1 0 79
TOTAL W: 17 - L: 7 142 135 277 92 197 12 13 76 5 4 1480

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 45
    • Kicks 5.3
    • Handballs 6.2
    • Disposals 11.5
    • Marks 3.4
    • Hit-Outs 9.7
    • Tackles 3.2
    • Goals 0.3
    • AFL Fantasy 61.8

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 11 West Coast Eagles Rd 4, 2014
Handballs 13 Hawthorn Rd 22, 2014
Disposals 20 Hawthorn FW1, 2014
Marks 8 Essendon Rd 15, 2014
Hit-outs 22 North Melbourne SF, 2014
Tackles 8 Fremantle Rd 20, 2014
Goals 2 Essendon Rd 7, 2013
AFL Fantasy 99 Carlton Rd 21, 2014

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2014 Geelong Cats 142 135 277 92 197 12 13 76 5 4 1480
2013 Geelong Cats 96 143 239 63 238 14 13 69 7 8 1302

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: 22 games, 7 goals
NAB Cup
Geelong: 3 games, 1 goal
VFL
Geelong: 5 games, 0 goals
 

Milestone games

 

Milestone

versus

round

venue

result

AFL debut

Hawthorn

rd 1, 2013

MCG

W 7

Finals debut Fremantle QF, 2013 Simonds L 15