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Benny’s late bloom

Ben McGlynn's season showed that you're never too old to get better at your profession

11:14am  Oct 10, 2014

Benny gets his chance

A preliminary final win and a clean bill of health has Ben McGlynn looking forward to his first AFL Grand Final

2:32pm  Sep 20, 2014

Dan, Benny lead from front

Dan Hannebery and Ben McGlynn stood up when Saturday's qualifying final needed to be won for the Swans

9:23pm  Sep 6, 2014

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Ben
McGlynn

Height
172 cm
DOB
06-08-1985
Weight
76 kg
Debut
2006
Games
2015
6
Career
150
Goals
2015
6
Career
171
2015 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
529
Avg
88
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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At the start of 2014, McGlynn had two goals – to become a permanent midfielder and earn a place in the leadership group.

He achieved the latter early on, built on an excellent pre-season campaign, which then led to the former.

Averaging more than 20 possessions for the first time in his career, he also smashed his previous returns for tackles and clearances while still kicking 20 goals.

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).

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2015 Season Average
    Games Played 6
    • Kicks 10.3
    • Handballs 6.7
    • Disposals 17.0
    • Marks 5.5
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 5.5
    • Goals 1.0
    • AFL Fantasy 88.2

2015 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 12 Carlton Rd 9
Handballs 11 Carlton Rd 9
Disposals 23 Carlton Rd 9
Marks 7 Carlton Rd 9
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 10 Geelong Cats Rd 7
Goals 2 Carlton Rd 9
AFL Fantasy 110 Geelong Cats Rd 7

2015 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Essendon W 72 - 60 - - - - - - - - - - -
2 Port Adelaide W 44 - 92 - - - - - - - - - - -
3 GWS Giants W 111 - 90 10 3 13 5 0 1 0 5 1 1 79
4 Fremantle L 74 - 60 6 4 10 4 0 0 0 3 0 1 51
5 Western Bulldogs L 73 - 77 - - - - - - - - - - -
6 Melbourne W 50 - 88 11 8 19 6 0 1 1 8 1 0 103
7 Geelong Cats W 120 - 77 12 9 21 5 0 3 1 10 0 1 110
8 Hawthorn W 69 - 73 11 5 16 6 0 0 1 4 2 0 86
9 Carlton W 122 - 62 12 11 23 7 0 3 1 3 2 0 103
10 Gold Coast Suns W 41 - 93 - - - - - - - - - - -
11 North Melbourne W 75 - 91 - - - - - - - - - - -
13 Richmond L 77 - 95 - - - - - - - - - - -
14 Port Adelaide W 94 - 84 - - - - - - - - - - -
15 Brisbane Lions W 49 - 70 - - - - - - - - - - -
16 Hawthorn L 57 - 146 - - - - - - - - - - -
17 West Coast Eagles L 103 - 51 - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Adelaide Crows - - - - - - - - - - -
19 Geelong Cats - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Collingwood - - - - - - - - - - -
21 GWS Giants - - - - - - - - - - -
22 St Kilda - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Gold Coast Suns - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 11 - L: 5 62 40 102 33 0 8 5 33 6 3 529

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 150
    • Kicks 10.4
    • Handballs 6.1
    • Disposals 16.5
    • Marks 4.7
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 4.0
    • Goals 1.1
    • AFL Fantasy 80.2

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
2015 Sydney Swans 62 40 102 33 0 8 5 33 6 3 529
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.