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Steven
Motlop

Height
185 cm
DOB
12-03-1991
Weight
79 kg
Debut
2010
Games
2014
11
Career
62
Goals
2014
10
Career
82
2014 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
936
Avg
85
StevenMotlop

Player Bio

At A Glance

Junior Clubs: Wanderers
Clubs:
Geelong
Debut: 2010
Recruited From:
Wanderers
Brownlow Votes: 2

Outlook

Livewire midfielder who set the competition alight last season. Booted the second-most goals of any Geelong player (44) and was nominated for the All-Australian squad but did not make the final team. Produced a number of brilliant displays, including a 28-touch effort against Essendon in round seven, which would have been even better if he had not booted a wayward 1.4. Kicked four goals and gathered 29 disposals against St Kilda in round 18.

 

Season by Season

Season by Season


Enjoyed breakout season kicking 44 goals in 22 games, incl all three finals
 
Was named as one of 40 nominees in All Australian squad
 
Finished fifth in Cats B & F
 
Won Cats’ coach’s award
 
Set career highs with 428 disposals, 146 handballs, 78 marks and 282 kicks for the season
 
Kicked multiple goals in 17 games
 
Had 20+ possessions nine times
 
Set new career bests with 29 possessions, 17 handballs and four gaols vs St K in rd 18
 
Booted two goals in SF win over Port, and two with three goals assists in PF vs Haw
 
Represented Australia vs Ireland in international rules series

Dale Amos' player review for 2013

It was a breakout season for Mots. To be in the All Australian squad and play so consistently was a great achievement. We knew he would play at a high level at times, but to play so consistently well was a real credit to him. He became a critical component of our team. Given how young he is, and the fact he hadn't really established himself as an AFL player, his year was outstanding. With Hawkins not able to play as well as he did the year before, Mots really stepped up. Hopefully he can be even better next season. It will be exciting if he can.

Season by Season

Enjoyed his best season playing 22 games incl his first final

Booted 26 goals

Kicked multiple goals in seven games

Career best four goals in win over Carlton in rd 11

Gathered career high 28 possessions in rd 6 win over Melb

Seven tackles in EF vs Freo also a career high

Was a rising star nominee

Named as Cats best young player

Season by Season

  • Played four senior games from rd 14-17
  • Booted first senior goal in rd 14 vs Crows
  • Had career high 13 disposals in that game
  • Also goaled vs Ess in rd 15…also laid four tackles in that game
  • Made AFL debut in rd 2 win over Hawthorn
  • Had two disposals, a mark and a tackle early in the game before a shoulder injury ended his day
  • Returned to play six VFL games
  • Kicked nine goals at VFL level, registering at least one goal in every game
  • Kicked three against Collingwood reserves in first game back
  • Missed start of season after shoulder surgery
  • Came back to play six games at VFL level
  • Averaged over 10 disposals per game
  • Had season high 23 possessions vs. Werribee in rd 19
  • Kicked one goal

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2014 Season Average
    Games Played 11
    • Kicks 14.9
    • Handballs 6.4
    • Disposals 21.3
    • Marks 5.1
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 2.0
    • Goals 0.9
    • AFL Fantasy 85.1

2014 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 21 Western Bulldogs Rd 16
Handballs 14 St Kilda Rd 13
Disposals 30 Western Bulldogs Rd 16
Marks 10 St Kilda Rd 13
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 4 Western Bulldogs Rd 16
Goals 3 Gold Coast Suns Rd 14
AFL Fantasy 125 Gold Coast Suns Rd 14

2014 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Adelaide Crows W 119 - 81 - - - - - - - - - - -
2 Brisbane Lions W 68 - 93 - - - - - - - - - - -
3 Collingwood W 76 - 87 - - - - - - - - - - -
4 West Coast Eagles W 107 - 32 - - - - - - - - - - -
5 Hawthorn W 106 - 87 - - - - - - - - - - -
6 Port Adelaide L 107 - 67 - - - - - - - - - - -
7 Richmond W 81 - 76 11 5 16 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 46
9 Fremantle L 96 - 64 11 1 12 4 0 0 0 4 1 1 70
10 North Melbourne W 111 - 91 13 8 21 4 0 0 1 0 1 1 71
11 Sydney Swans L 148 - 38 9 3 12 2 0 0 3 2 0 0 38
12 Carlton W 107 - 102 12 3 15 5 0 0 1 3 1 0 72
13 St Kilda W 133 - 37 15 14 29 10 0 1 0 1 1 1 115
14 Gold Coast Suns L 118 - 78 18 6 24 9 0 1 0 3 3 1 125
15 Essendon W 89 - 80 16 5 21 5 0 1 2 0 2 1 81
16 Western Bulldogs W 69 - 56 21 9 30 5 0 1 1 4 0 2 112
17 Melbourne W 36 - 102 18 8 26 7 0 1 0 2 1 1 107
18 GWS Giants W 87 - 94 20 8 28 3 0 1 0 3 0 1 99
19 North Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Fremantle - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Carlton - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Hawthorn - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Brisbane Lions - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 13 - L: 4 164 70 234 56 0 6 9 22 10 9 936

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 62
    • Kicks 10.7
    • Handballs 5.4
    • Disposals 16.0
    • Marks 3.1
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 2.0
    • Goals 1.3
    • AFL Fantasy 67.4

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 21 Western Bulldogs Rd 16, 2014
Handballs 17 St Kilda Rd 18, 2013
Disposals 30 Western Bulldogs Rd 16, 2014
Marks 10 St Kilda Rd 13, 2014
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 7 Fremantle W1, 2012
Goals 4 St Kilda Rd 18, 2013
AFL Fantasy 125 Gold Coast Suns Rd 14, 2014

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2014 Geelong Cats 164 70 234 56 0 6 9 22 10 9 936
2013 Geelong Cats 282 146 428 78 0 13 19 45 44 25 1797
2012 Geelong Cats 192 104 296 52 0 7 14 52 26 14 1283
2011 Geelong Cats 23 12 35 4 0 1 0 7 2 3 149
2010 Geelong Cats 2 0 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 13

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 records

AFL
Geelong: 51 games, 72 goals
NAB Cup
Geelong: 12 games, 10 goals
VFL
Geelong: 25 games, 27 goals
NTFL
Wanderers: 14 games

Milestone Games

Milestone

versus

round

venue

result

AFL debut

Hawthorn

rd 2, 2010

MCG

W 9

Finals debut

Fremantle

EF, 2012

MCG

L 16

50th game Port Adelaide SF, 2013 MCG W 16

 

Draft History

Selected by Geelong with 39th pick in 2008 national draft

Awards

AFL

All Australian nominee 2013

Geelong

Fifth Best and Fairest
Coach's Award 2013
Best Young Player 2012

Representative Honours

International Rules Australia vs Ireland 2013