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Mark
Blicavs

Height
198 cm
DOB
28-03-1991
Weight
97 kg
Debut
2013
Games
2016
24
Career
90
Goals
2016
7
Career
23
2016 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
2062
Avg
86
MarkBlicavs

Player Bio

At a Glance

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

Outlook

 

A former steeple-chaser who took another big stride forward in his development last season, Blicavs promises plenty with his elite running ability in the ruck and on a wing. The athletic big man played 23 games in 2014 and impressed on the big stage when he gathered a career-high 20 disposals roaming the MCG in the qualifying final loss to Hawthorn. Deservedly earned a spot on the senior list after the maximum three seasons as a rookie. 

 

Season by Season

Season by Season

 

Had an even better second season playing 23 games including both finals 

Spent time as key defender, midfielder and ruckman 

Equaled career best 20 disposals twice, incl QF vs Haw 

Had career best 22 hit outs in SF vs NM 

Twice had 8 tackles (rd 17 vs Melb; rd 20 vs Freo)

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

  • 2016 Season Average
    Games Played 24
    • Kicks 7.1
    • Handballs 10.7
    • Disposals 17.8
    • Marks 4.2
    • Hit-Outs 8.1
    • Tackles 5.8
    • Goals 0.3
    • AFL Fantasy 85.9

2016 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 13 Gold Coast Suns Rd 6
Handballs 18 Melbourne Rd 23
Disposals 24 Melbourne Rd 23
Marks 8 St Kilda Rd 14
Hit-outs 17 Sydney Swans PF
Tackles 12 Port Adelaide Rd 5
Goals 2 GWS Giants Rd 2
AFL Fantasy 113 Western Bulldogs Rd 13

2016 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Hawthorn W 116 - 86 9 12 21 3 9 2 2 5 1 0 91
2 GWS Giants L 89 - 76 9 8 17 3 5 1 0 7 2 1 99
3 Brisbane Lions W 125 - 56 12 8 20 6 5 0 1 6 1 0 102
4 Essendon W 42 - 72 4 10 14 5 5 0 1 2 0 0 57
5 Port Adelaide W 59 - 107 6 13 19 2 7 3 1 12 0 1 106
6 Gold Coast Suns W 168 - 48 13 8 21 6 7 2 2 7 0 0 104
7 West Coast Eagles W 123 - 79 6 14 20 5 5 1 3 10 0 2 100
8 Adelaide Crows W 72 - 98 7 8 15 5 8 0 1 8 0 0 89
9 Collingwood L 104 - 80 7 10 17 4 11 1 1 7 0 0 90
10 Carlton L 104 - 85 3 6 9 2 9 0 1 5 0 0 53
11 GWS Giants W 98 - 88 4 14 18 1 11 2 1 4 0 0 69
12 North Melbourne W 105 - 74 9 14 23 8 7 0 0 3 0 1 99
13 Western Bulldogs W 43 - 100 4 12 16 8 10 1 1 11 0 1 113
14 St Kilda L 93 - 90 11 8 19 8 5 2 1 2 1 0 91
16 Sydney Swans L 60 - 98 6 9 15 1 11 0 2 4 0 0 60
17 Fremantle W 61 - 78 5 8 13 4 4 0 1 6 0 0 68
18 Adelaide Crows W 85 - 55 7 14 21 5 12 0 2 4 0 0 86
19 Western Bulldogs W 103 - 78 5 12 17 4 10 0 0 8 0 0 93
20 Essendon W 100 - 34 7 14 21 4 7 1 0 2 0 1 78
21 Richmond W 78 - 82 9 8 17 3 5 1 0 5 0 0 78
22 Brisbane Lions W 69 - 129 7 10 17 3 6 2 1 3 1 0 73
23 Melbourne W 155 - 44 6 18 24 6 7 0 0 4 0 0 95
W1 Hawthorn W 85 - 83 8 12 20 1 12 1 2 6 1 0 88
PF Sydney Swans L 60 - 97 6 7 13 3 17 2 4 8 0 0 80
TOTAL W: 18 - L: 6 170 257 427 100 195 22 28 139 7 7 2062

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 90
    • Kicks 6.3
    • Handballs 8.5
    • Disposals 14.7
    • Marks 3.9
    • Hit-Outs 10.8
    • Tackles 4.6
    • Goals 0.3
    • AFL Fantasy 76.5

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 13 Gold Coast Suns Rd 6, 2016
Handballs 18 Melbourne Rd 23, 2016
Disposals 27 Collingwood Rd 22, 2015
Marks 8 St Kilda Rd 14, 2016
Hit-outs 33 GWS Giants Rd 17, 2015
Tackles 13 Melbourne Rd 12, 2015
Goals 2 GWS Giants Rd 2, 2016
AFL Fantasy 127 Collingwood Rd 22, 2015

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2016 Geelong Cats 170 257 427 100 195 22 28 139 7 7 2062
2015 Geelong Cats 156 226 382 96 343 26 22 126 4 6 2045
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

Milestone games

 

Milestone

versus

round

venue

result

AFL debut

Hawthorn

rd 1, 2013

MCG

W 7

Finals debut Fremantle QF, 2013 Simonds L 15

 

Playing record

AFL
Geelong: 45 games, 12 goals
NAB Cup
Geelong: 5 games, 1 goal
VFL
Geelong: 5 games, 0 goals