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Pocket Profile: Ben McGlynn

Ben McGlynn shares some of his thoughts in our weekly pocket profile.

8:44am  May 4, 2016

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Benny gets his chance

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2:32pm  Sep 20, 2014

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Ben
McGlynn

Height
172 cm
DOB
06-08-1985
Weight
76 kg
Debut
2006
Games
2016
13
Career
166
Goals
2016
14
Career
185
2016 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
854
Avg
66
BenMcGlynn

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior Clubs: Wentworth (NSW)
Debut: 2006
Recruited from: Bendigo U18/Box Hill Hawks/Hawthorn
Brownlow Votes:
32

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The former Hawk would have wiped 2015 from the memory bank already after a nightmare season of soft-tissue injuries saw him play just nine games. Calf and hamstring problems kept the speedy midfielder to just three games after round nine – which was his 150th senior game – and his absence robbed the Swans of one of their most influential runners. Returned for the side’s two finals and kept the dangerous Brent Harvey quiet in the semi-final loss to North Melbourne. McGlynn will be like a recruit if he can get his body right this year.

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).

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2016 Season Average
    Games Played 13
    • Kicks 8.0
    • Handballs 4.8
    • Disposals 12.8
    • Marks 2.8
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 4.2
    • Goals 1.1
    • AFL Fantasy 65.7

2016 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 14 Melbourne Rd 13
Handballs 9 West Coast Eagles Rd 5
Disposals 21 West Coast Eagles Rd 5
Marks 6 Hawthorn Rd 9
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 8 North Melbourne Rd 22
Goals 2 Melbourne Rd 13
AFL Fantasy 94 Melbourne Rd 13

2016 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Collingwood W 133 - 53 - - - - - - - - - - -
2 Carlton W 71 - 131 - - - - - - - - - - -
3 GWS Giants W 93 - 68 9 8 17 2 0 4 0 4 1 1 76
4 Adelaide Crows L 113 - 103 4 5 9 1 0 0 0 6 2 0 61
5 West Coast Eagles W 88 - 49 12 9 21 3 0 1 2 5 1 2 86
6 Brisbane Lions W 94 - 97 10 4 14 3 0 1 1 5 2 1 78
7 Essendon W 135 - 54 7 7 14 4 0 3 0 0 1 2 58
8 Richmond L 101 - 100 - - - - - - - - - - -
9 Hawthorn W 55 - 69 7 5 12 6 0 0 1 3 2 0 70
10 North Melbourne W 91 - 65 9 4 13 3 0 3 0 4 1 0 69
11 Gold Coast Suns W 41 - 79 5 7 12 2 0 1 1 6 0 1 58
12 GWS Giants L 105 - 63 4 3 7 1 0 0 0 3 1 0 39
13 Melbourne W 86 - 31 14 2 16 4 0 2 1 6 2 1 94
15 Western Bulldogs L 79 - 83 7 2 9 2 0 1 2 3 0 0 38
16 Geelong Cats W 60 - 98 - - - - - - - - - - -
17 Hawthorn L 70 - 75 8 4 12 2 0 1 0 2 0 0 47
18 Carlton W 74 - 68 - - - - - - - - - - -
19 Fremantle W 47 - 137 - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Port Adelaide W 100 - 33 - - - - - - - - - - -
21 St Kilda W 76 - 146 - - - - - - - - - - -
22 North Melbourne W 76 - 85 8 3 11 4 0 0 0 8 1 0 80
23 Richmond - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 16 - L: 5 104 63 167 37 0 17 8 55 14 8 854

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 166
    • Kicks 10.1
    • Handballs 6.0
    • Disposals 16.1
    • Marks 4.5
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 4.0
    • Goals 1.1
    • AFL Fantasy 78.6

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
2016 Sydney Swans 104 63 167 37 0 17 8 55 14 8 854
2015 Sydney Swans 83 52 135 45 0 13 7 42 6 6 690
2014 Sydney Swans 233 151 384 83 0 31 18 121 24 16 1871
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

Club Awards

Most Improved
2014

Brownlow Medal

2014 votes 12; Career votes 32.