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Mal loves winning feeling

Nick Malceski is preparing for what he says is one of the best weeks off his life ahead of Saturday's Grand Final

11:54am  Sep 21, 2014

Mal's feeling good

Swans defender Nick Malceski expected to play in prelim final

10:58am  Sep 18, 2014

Malceski ticking every box

Nick Malceski is set for Wednesday morning's final training session ahead of Friday's preliminary final

5:00pm  Sep 16, 2014

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Nick
Malceski

Height
188 cm
DOB
15-08-1984
Weight
86 kg
Debut
2005
Games
2014
25
Career
176
Goals
2014
8
Career
67
2014 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
2196
Avg
88
NickMalceski

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior Clubs: North Ringwood
Debut: 2005
Recruited from: Eastern (VIC) U18
Brownlow Votes: 15

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Malceski’s well-documented injury troubles were a distant memory in 2013 as he played every game and earned a richly deserved place in the initial All-Australian squad. 

Gaining more metres out of defence than any other player in the AFL, he averaged 22 disposals and four marks a game in one of his best years in the competition. 

He secured life membership of the Swans after chalking up his 150th game in the club’s semi-final victory over Carlton.

Draft history: 2002 National AFL Draft 5th round selection (Sydney) No. 64 overall.

2014 Coaches Call

His 2013 season was very good. He was our leading rebounding inside-50 player for the year and was close to his career-best form.

His pre-season has been a little interrupted with injury before Christmas, but he’s back into full training with the group again now. We’re confident his slower start hasn’t set him back.

We hope in 2014 that he can have another big year. We really look forward to seeing him dashing from the half back line again this year and hope he has another stellar season.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2014 Season Average
    Games Played 25
    • Kicks 17.1
    • Handballs 6.0
    • Disposals 23.0
    • Marks 3.9
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 2.9
    • Goals 0.3
    • AFL Fantasy 87.8

2014 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 26 Geelong Cats Rd 11
Handballs 12 Fremantle Rd 5
Disposals 37 Geelong Cats Rd 11
Marks 9 Essendon Rd 9
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 7 North Melbourne Rd 4
Goals 2 Western Bulldogs Rd 22
AFL Fantasy 143 Geelong Cats Rd 11

2014 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 GWS Giants L 99 - 67 14 4 18 3 0 0 2 5 0 0 73
2 Collingwood L 69 - 89 14 5 19 3 0 0 0 2 1 0 75
3 Adelaide Crows W 71 - 134 20 5 25 5 0 0 1 2 0 0 90
4 North Melbourne L 48 - 91 20 6 26 5 0 0 1 7 0 0 112
5 Fremantle W 92 - 75 15 12 27 1 0 1 0 2 1 2 89
6 Melbourne W 38 - 69 15 9 24 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 82
7 Brisbane Lions W 44 - 123 15 6 21 2 0 2 1 3 0 0 74
8 Hawthorn W 107 - 88 15 7 22 3 0 0 1 0 2 0 77
9 Essendon W 64 - 114 19 5 24 9 0 0 1 2 0 0 99
11 Geelong Cats W 148 - 38 26 11 37 8 0 1 0 4 0 2 143
12 Gold Coast Suns W 74 - 109 16 8 24 3 0 1 0 4 0 0 90
13 Port Adelaide W 98 - 94 17 8 25 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 87
14 Richmond W 51 - 62 15 11 26 3 0 0 0 5 0 0 96
15 GWS Giants W 106 - 60 22 5 27 7 0 0 0 1 0 0 101
16 West Coast Eagles W 51 - 79 20 3 23 2 0 1 0 4 0 0 89
17 Carlton W 122 - 51 20 3 23 6 0 1 0 3 1 0 103
18 Hawthorn L 104 - 94 11 6 17 2 0 0 1 2 0 0 56
19 Essendon W 79 - 57 20 7 27 7 0 1 0 3 0 1 109
20 Port Adelaide W 58 - 84 20 3 23 2 0 0 0 5 0 0 92
21 St Kilda W 127 - 56 15 4 19 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 65
22 Western Bulldogs W 67 - 130 21 2 23 6 0 0 1 4 2 1 111
23 Richmond L 65 - 68 20 9 29 6 0 3 1 4 0 0 112
FW1 Fremantle W 93 - 69 2 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 9
PF North Melbourne W 136 - 65 16 2 18 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 69
GF Hawthorn L 74 - 137 19 7 26 5 0 2 1 2 0 0 93
TOTAL W: 19 - L: 6 427 149 576 98 0 13 11 72 8 7 2196

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 176
    • Kicks 13.2
    • Handballs 5.5
    • Disposals 18.7
    • Marks 4.3
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 2.5
    • Goals 0.4
    • AFL Fantasy 74.1

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 26 Geelong Cats Rd 11, 2014
Handballs 16 Geelong Cats Rd 18, 2010
Disposals 37 Geelong Cats Rd 11, 2014
Marks 15 Hawthorn Rd 11, 2007
Hit-outs 1 Port Adelaide Rd 13, 2013
Tackles 8 Collingwood Rd 20, 2012
Goals 3 Hawthorn Rd 2, 2009
AFL Fantasy 146 Port Adelaide Rd 12, 2010

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2014 Sydney Swans 427 149 576 98 0 13 11 72 8 7 2196
2013 Sydney Swans 429 123 552 101 1 13 26 52 5 4 2014
2012 Sydney Swans 295 106 401 68 1 13 17 77 6 5 1613
2011 Sydney Swans 126 53 179 51 0 9 6 32 6 7 799
2010 Sydney Swans 339 204 543 128 1 16 22 60 7 9 2051
2009 Sydney Swans 113 70 183 37 0 4 11 16 5 5 660
2008 Sydney Swans 110 47 157 53 0 6 6 19 6 1 684
2007 Sydney Swans 333 148 481 150 0 16 29 60 14 5 2003
2006 Sydney Swans 148 57 205 68 0 9 21 53 9 7 981
2005 Sydney Swans 21 11 32 10 1 1 5 3 1 1 121

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

AFL Debut – round 11, 2005 (Sydney Swans v Carlton)

50 games – round 12, 2008 (Sydney Swans v St Kilda)

100 games – round 17, 2011 (Sydney Swans v Fremantle)

150 games - semi final, 2013 (Sydney Swans v Carlton)

Awards

AFL Awards

Premiership side 
2012

Club Awards

Swans Rising Star award 
2006

Brownlow Medal

2013 votes 2; career votes 15.