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Ben's 10

Ben McGlynn was named best on ground with ten votes in the AFLCA Player of the Year Award

10:24am  Aug 12, 2014

McGlynn’s mind and matter

Ben McGlynn's determination and class throughout 2014 has drawn praise from coach John Longmire

3:15pm  Aug 11, 2014

McGlynn’s effort rewarded

Ben McGlynn and Dane Rampe were the only Swans players to pick up coaches votes in the loss to Hawthorn

9:33am  Jul 29, 2014

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Ben
McGlynn

Height
172 cm
DOB
06-08-1985
Weight
76 kg
Debut
2006
Games
2014
16
Career
141
Goals
2014
19
Career
160
2014 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
1643
Avg
103
BenMcGlynn

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior Clubs: Wentworth (NSW)
Debut: 2006
Recruited from: Bendigo U18/Box Hill Hawks/Hawthorn
Brownlow Votes:
20

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McGlynn bounced back strongly from the disappointment of missing the 2012 premiership due to injury by finishing second in the club’s goalkicking with 30 for the year. 

One of the AFL’s most dangerous small forwards, he has managed an excellent 113 goals in 81 games as a Swan. 

He missed four games through injury and suspension last season, but his tackling pressure and skills around goal have made him an important cog in the Swans’ set-up. 

He is eyeing time in the midfield this year.

Previous AFL club: Hawthorn (2006-09: 44 games, 28 goals).

Draft history: 2006 Rookie Draft selection (Hawthorn) No. 55 overall; 2006 rookie elevation (Hawthorn); 2009 NAB AFL Draft traded by Hawthorn for No. 46 (Ben Stratton) and No. 70 (Matthew Suckling).

2014 Coaches Call

His 2013 season was pretty good and he’s a real barometer for us. When he’s playing well, we tend to play well. He finished off the year as a midfielder, but started the year up forward and was one of our leading goalkickers before someone named Kurt Tippett came along and kicked a couple of goals.

His pre-season has been really good. He hasn’t missed a beat and is one of the fittest players at the club and is probably one of the better trainers as well. He’s definitely set himself up for a big year.

We hope in 2014 he can have another good year and that this year can be Benny’s best year at the club. He’s showed that he can play forward really well and can kick goals, but he can also go in the midfield. I’m sure the way he finished last year’s final in the midfield showed a glimpse of what he’s capable of.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2014 Season Average
    Games Played 16
    • Kicks 12.6
    • Handballs 8.4
    • Disposals 20.9
    • Marks 4.8
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 6.8
    • Goals 1.2
    • AFL Fantasy 102.7

2014 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 19 West Coast Eagles Rd 16
Handballs 16 Brisbane Lions Rd 7
Disposals 27 West Coast Eagles Rd 16
Marks 10 Fremantle Rd 5
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 12 Fremantle Rd 5
Goals 3 Port Adelaide Rd 20
AFL Fantasy 153 Fremantle Rd 5

2014 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 GWS Giants L 99 - 67 6 8 14 2 0 3 2 5 2 1 70
2 Collingwood L 69 - 89 14 6 20 6 0 2 0 4 1 1 97
3 Adelaide Crows W 71 - 134 8 8 16 5 0 1 1 10 1 0 99
4 North Melbourne L 48 - 91 12 4 16 2 0 1 1 3 0 0 60
5 Fremantle W 92 - 75 14 10 24 10 0 2 1 12 2 2 153
6 Melbourne W 38 - 69 13 6 19 9 0 1 3 7 1 1 105
7 Brisbane Lions W 44 - 123 8 16 24 2 0 1 1 7 0 0 88
8 Hawthorn W 107 - 88 8 11 19 3 0 1 1 7 0 1 82
9 Essendon W 64 - 114 - - - - - - - - - - -
11 Geelong Cats W 148 - 38 18 8 26 5 0 3 2 11 1 1 133
12 Gold Coast Suns W 74 - 109 10 12 22 1 0 2 1 9 0 1 93
13 Port Adelaide W 98 - 94 - - - - - - - - - - -
14 Richmond W 51 - 62 - - - - - - - - - - -
15 GWS Giants W 106 - 60 10 5 15 5 0 1 0 4 1 0 78
16 West Coast Eagles W 51 - 79 19 8 27 3 0 0 1 5 2 3 114
17 Carlton W 122 - 51 16 8 24 7 0 1 0 6 0 1 111
18 Hawthorn L 104 - 94 14 9 23 7 0 0 2 9 3 1 130
19 Essendon W 79 - 57 16 9 25 5 0 5 0 4 2 1 115
20 Port Adelaide W 58 - 84 15 6 21 5 0 2 1 6 3 2 115
21 St Kilda W 127 - 56 - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Western Bulldogs W 67 - 130 - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Richmond - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 17 - L: 4 201 134 335 77 0 26 17 109 19 16 1643

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 141
    • Kicks 10.4
    • Handballs 6.1
    • Disposals 16.5
    • Marks 4.7
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 4.0
    • Goals 1.1
    • AFL Fantasy 80.0

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 19 West Coast Eagles Rd 16, 2014
Handballs 20 Adelaide Crows Rd 20, 2009
Disposals 38 Adelaide Crows Rd 20, 2009
Marks 12 Collingwood Rd 13, 2007
Hit-outs 1 St Kilda Rd 9, 2012
Tackles 12 Fremantle Rd 5, 2014
Goals 5 Adelaide Crows Rd 2, 2010
AFL Fantasy 153 Fremantle Rd 5, 2014

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2014 Sydney Swans 201 134 335 77 0 26 17 109 19 16 1643
2013 Sydney Swans 191 88 279 62 0 32 17 87 30 16 1460
2012 Sydney Swans 206 119 325 80 1 32 13 73 30 24 1586
2011 Sydney Swans 235 135 370 85 0 35 24 114 30 24 1853
2010 Sydney Swans 147 98 245 78 0 28 12 45 23 13 1194
2009 Hawthorn 170 128 298 92 0 34 10 61 9 16 1360
2008 Hawthorn 32 18 50 22 0 4 5 8 2 1 232
2007 Hawthorn 230 121 351 142 2 31 23 50 15 11 1623
2006 Hawthorn 48 24 72 26 0 8 3 11 2 1 326

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 10, 2006 (Hawthorn v Western Bulldogs)

Club Debut – round 1, 2010 (Sydney Swans v St Kilda)

50 games – round 13, 2010 (Sydney Swans v Collingwood)

100 games – round 20, 2012 (Sydney Swans v Collingwood)

Awards

AFL Awards

International Rules Series
2011

Brownlow Medal

Career votes 20.