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Motlop makes it 100

Steven Motlop says there was a time when he thought he may never make it to the 100-game mark as an AFL player.

1:41pm  Jun 8, 2016

Motlop making his mark

The stats show that Steven Motlop has started the year better than he ever has before

1:15pm  May 10, 2016

Motlop on the up

The speedy midfielder believes he is building towards his best form

6:33pm  Apr 20, 2016

Latest Player Video

Mots post-siren magic

4:50pm  Aug 7, 2016

Mots bananas the Cats first (R9)

2:49pm  May 21, 2016

Steven Motlop post-match (R7)

5:53pm  May 7, 2016

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Steven
Motlop

Height
185 cm
DOB
12-03-1991
Weight
83 kg
Debut
2010
Games
2016
21
Career
109
Goals
2016
34
Career
149
2016 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
1739
Avg
83
StevenMotlop

Player Bio

At A Glance

Junior Clubs: Wanderers
Clubs:
Geelong
Debut: 2010
Recruited From:
Wanderers
Brownlow Votes: 3

Outlook


 

Consistently excellent in 2013, when he was nominated for the All-Australian squad, Motlop went on to deliver more outstanding highlights of his rare talent last year. The emerging star kicked two audacious checkside goals late in the pulsating nine-point win over Essendon and three majors in the six-point triumph over Carlton in round 21. A knee injury interrupted the start to his season, but he played 17 games. 

Season by Season

Season by Season

 

Missed start of season with injury but played 17 games incl both finals 

Kicked 17 goals 

Twice kicked 3 goals (rd 14 vs GC; rd 21 vs Car) 

Set new career best with 30 possessions in rd 16 vs WB 

Had eight games with 20+ possessions 

Equaled career best with 10 marks in rd 13 win over St K

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

  • 2016 Season Average
    Games Played 21
    • Kicks 14.2
    • Handballs 6.0
    • Disposals 20.3
    • Marks 4.1
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 2.3
    • Goals 1.6
    • AFL Fantasy 82.8

2016 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 21 Western Bulldogs Rd 13
Handballs 14 Essendon Rd 20
Disposals 28 Brisbane Lions Rd 3
Marks 9 GWS Giants Rd 2
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 7 Melbourne Rd 23
Goals 5 Brisbane Lions Rd 22
AFL Fantasy 120 Brisbane Lions Rd 22

2016 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Hawthorn W 116 - 86 9 7 16 1 0 0 2 1 1 0 48
2 GWS Giants L 89 - 76 13 5 18 9 0 0 0 4 0 0 92
3 Brisbane Lions W 125 - 56 21 7 28 5 0 1 2 2 2 1 108
4 Essendon W 42 - 72 19 5 24 4 0 0 2 0 2 1 86
5 Port Adelaide W 59 - 107 12 7 19 5 0 1 3 1 1 0 67
6 Gold Coast Suns W 168 - 48 19 7 26 6 0 0 2 1 3 1 106
7 West Coast Eagles W 123 - 79 17 8 25 4 0 0 0 3 4 0 115
8 Adelaide Crows W 72 - 98 19 5 24 1 0 1 3 3 4 0 98
9 Collingwood L 104 - 80 7 5 12 3 0 1 0 2 1 2 57
10 Carlton L 104 - 85 12 3 15 1 0 0 5 0 2 0 42
11 GWS Giants W 98 - 88 12 2 14 4 0 1 2 0 0 0 47
12 North Melbourne W 105 - 74 13 2 15 4 0 0 2 1 1 1 60
13 Western Bulldogs W 43 - 100 21 6 27 5 0 2 0 2 2 1 113
14 St Kilda L 93 - 90 12 3 15 5 0 0 2 2 1 1 66
16 Sydney Swans L 60 - 98 10 7 17 3 0 0 1 4 0 0 66
17 Fremantle W 61 - 78 13 13 26 5 0 0 1 4 0 1 94
18 Adelaide Crows W 85 - 55 17 7 24 2 0 0 1 7 0 2 98
19 Western Bulldogs W 103 - 78 16 5 21 2 0 1 1 5 3 0 100
20 Essendon W 100 - 34 6 14 20 7 0 1 2 0 1 0 68
21 Richmond W 78 - 82 14 3 17 5 0 2 1 4 1 4 88
22 Brisbane Lions W 69 - 129 17 6 23 6 0 0 1 3 5 0 120
23 Melbourne W 155 - 44 10 2 12 3 0 2 1 7 2 0 82
TOTAL W: 17 - L: 5 299 127 426 87 0 11 33 49 34 15 1739

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 109
    • Kicks 12.2
    • Handballs 5.8
    • Disposals 18.0
    • Marks 3.5
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 2.3
    • Goals 1.4
    • AFL Fantasy 74.2

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 27 Hawthorn Rd 1, 2015
Handballs 17 St Kilda Rd 18, 2013
Disposals 33 St Kilda Rd 21, 2015
Marks 10 St Kilda Rd 13, 2014
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 11 Western Bulldogs Rd 16, 2015
Goals 5 Brisbane Lions Rd 22, 2016
AFL Fantasy 139 St Kilda Rd 21, 2015

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2016 Geelong Cats 299 127 426 87 0 11 33 49 34 15 1739
2015 Geelong Cats 299 142 441 78 0 10 25 68 26 16 1794
2014 Geelong Cats 228 104 332 81 0 6 17 27 17 16 1316
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: 68 games, 89 goals
NAB Cup
Geelong: 12 games, 10 goals
VFL
Geelong: 27 games, 28 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