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Scarlett joins illustrious company

Matthew Scarlett has been officially inducted into the Australian Football Hall of Fame

10:27pm  May 29, 2018

Cats make coaching changes

Geelong has announced changes to the coaching structure for 2016

2:14pm  Sep 18, 2015

Cats induct Scarlett as a legend

Geelong champion Matthew Scarlett was tonight recognised as a legend of the club

9:29pm  Mar 27, 2015

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Scarlett SEN interview

5:00pm  May 30, 2018

Scarlett inducted to Hall of Fame

10:20pm  May 29, 2018

My first game: Matthew Scarlett

3:59am  Jun 2, 2015

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Matthew
Scarlett

Height
192 cm
DOB
05-06-1979
Weight
94 kg
Debut
1998
Games
2018
-
Career
284
Goals
2018
-
Career
17
2018 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
-
Avg
-
MatthewScarlett

Player Bio

Matthew Scarlett year by year

Year Club Gms Kicks HB Marks Poss Goals Beh Conv HO Tack FF FA B'low B+F
1998 GEEL 1 5 1 2 6 0 0 0.00% 0 1 0 0 0 32nd
1999 GEEL 5 15 2 9 17 1 1 50.0% 0 3 3 1 0 x
2000 GEEL 21 142 43 73 185 2 0 100.0% 2 22 6 19 0 18th
2001 GEEL 20 189 87 112 276 2 2 50.0% 5 33 16 11 0 2nd
2002 GEEL 22 171 106 85 277 2 3 40.0% 0 27 12 11 2 4th
2003 GEEL 22 206 105 134 311 0 2 0.00% 3 29 18 17 5 1st
2004 GEEL 25 238 96 132 334 3 3 50.0% 2 42 17 29 5 2nd
2005 GEEL 24 251 111 146 362 1 2 33.3% 1 40 12 12 6 2nd
2006 GEEL 20 237 87 109 324 4 2 66.70% 0 22 6 15 2 7th
2007
GEEL
24
278
137
111
415
1
5
16.7%
1
40
19 20 3
5th
2008 GEEL 22 200 168 75 368 0 1 0.0% 0 32 10 12 2 11th
2009 GEEL 22 233 174 125 407 0 1 0.0% 0 32 10 28 3 6th
2010 GEEL 18 166 151 97 317 0 0 0.0% 0 30 8 13 0 10th
2011 GEEL 22 211 154 115 365 1 1 50.0% 0 44 14 10 3 6th
Totals   268 2542 1422 1325
3964 17 23
42.5%
14 397 151 198 31  
Best     24 21 15 34 2 2   4 6 3 4    
Outlook
The champion defender was at his supreme best last year, becoming a triple premiership player and a six-time All-Australian. One of the best defensive playmakers in the AFL, Scarlett’s reading of the play and judgment are still superb. Opposition sides tried at times to nullify his influence, but he rose to every challenge and has decided to go on for another season and perhaps finish with back-to-back premierships.

SEASON BY SEASON HIGHLIGHTS

2011
  • Continues as premier defender in the game
  • Earned third premiership medal
  • Played 22 games including all three finals
  • Named All Australian for sixth time
  • Equaled club record for most finals games (21)
  • Had over 350 possessions for fifth time in his career
  • Grabbed over 100 marks for eight time in his career
  • Set new career high with 44 tackles
  • Kicked one goal for season – vs Bulldogs in rd 11
  • Had 20+ possessions in five games
  • Finished season with the sixth most games in club history (268) and first in finals games (21)
2010
  • Played 18 games including all three finals
  • Continued to be the AFL’s elite defender
  • Career best 6 tackles in rd 19 vs. Collingwood
  • Played in his 150th win in rd 17 vs. Brisbane
  • Had 20+ possessions eight times, including SF vs. Freo & PF vs. Collingwood
2009
  • Played in second premiership team and third straight grand final
  • Named as an All Australian for fifth time
  • Recognised by some as the best full back of all time
  • Had a career best 21 handball and 34 possessions in rd 22 win over Freo
  • Was best on ground in QF win over Dogs with 30 disposals and 14 marks
  • Was brilliant in GF win, and his ‘toe poke’ to Ablett in dying minutes set up match winning goal
  • Member of NAB Cup winning team
2008
  • Another brilliant season, playing 22 games including three finals and his second grand final
  • Was outstanding again on grand final day
  • Named to All Australian team for the fourth time
  • Played his 200th game in rd 18 win over Richmond
  • Set career best with 14 handballs vs. Dogs in rd 16, as he finished with 32 possessions
  • Had eight games with 20+ possessions
  • Failed to kick at least one goal for first time since 2003
  • Played for Victoria against dream team in AFL hall of fame game
2007
  • Earned premiership medal with brilliant grand final display
  • Finished 3rd in Norm Smith medal voting after gathering 29 possessions in grand final. Also kicked two behinds.
  • Had double figure possessions in all 24 games, and had nine 20+ games
  • Named to All Australian team for the third time
  • Finished 5th in best & fairest voting
  • 100th win came in qualifying final win over North
2006
  • Played 20 of 22 games and kicked four goals
  • Played his 150th game in 66 point win over Freo in Perth
  • Finished 7th in best & fairest voting
  • Played as a forward in last two games, kicking three goals, including two vs. Melbourne in rd 21
  • Had a career best 34 possessions in rd 16, a one point win over Dogs
  • Had 13 or more possessions in 17 games
  • Captained the Cats in NAB Cup grand final win over Adelaide
2005
  • Played every game for fourth straight season
  • Finished runner up in best & fairest voting
  • Was brilliant in rd 12 win over Crows with 30 possessions and 14 marks while holding Scott Welch goal less
  • Played his 100th consecutive game in rd 16 win over Port Adelaide
  • Ranked =12th in AFL with 146 marks
2004
  • Played all 25 games including three finals
  • Was on ground for all but three minutes of season
  • Named to All Australian team for the second time
  • Finished runner up in best & fairest voting
  • Played his 100th game (as did Tom Harley) in 23 point win over Essendon in rd 9
  • Ranked =11th in AFL with 132 marks
  • Had 25 possessions in rd 22 win over Hawthorn
  • Kicked three goals for the year
  • Played in Wizard Cup grand final against St Kilda
2003
  • Played every game for second straight season
  • Won Geelong’s best & fairest
  • Named to All Australian team for the first time
  • Ranked 14th in AFL with 134 marks
  • Had career best 15 marks vs. Bulldogs in rd 16
  • Registered double figure possessions in 17 of last 18 games
  • Played for Australia against Ireland in international rules series
2002
  • Played his 50th game in rd 8 win over NM at Telstra Dome
  • Finished 4th in best & fairest voting
  • Earned first Brownlow votes with 26 possessions vs. Port in rd 8
  • Booted two goals vs. Bulldogs in rd 9
  • Played for Australia against Ireland in international rules series
2001
  • Played 20 games and kicked two goals
  • Finished runner up in best & fairest voting
  • Had first 20+ disposal game in rd 11 win over Hawthorn
  • Had two other 20+ possession games (vs. NM, vs. Port)
  • Grabbed 12 marks in rd 13 win over Sydney
2000
  • Established in seniors, playing 21 games
  • Made finals debut against Hawthorn in elimination final
  • Had first double digit possession match in rd 3 match vs. Crows
  • Kicked two goals for the year
  • Earned an AFL rising star nomination
1999
  • Played five games
  • Kicked his first AFL goal in rd 17 vs. Bulldogs
  • Finished 3rd in reserves best & fairest
1998
  • Made his AFL debut against Essendon in last match of the season
1997
  • Played TAC Cup with Geelong Falcons
  • Named in TAC Cup team of the year
  • Represented Victoria Country at U18 national championship