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Stars to return against Hawks

The Sydney Swans look set to regain Josh Kennedy and Ben McGlynn for Friday night’s blockbuster against Hawthorn at the MCG.

3:33pm  May 17, 2016

Six Swans poll votes

Six Swans, led by Ben McGlynn and Josh Kennedy, polled votes against Fremantle in the AFLCA award

2:46pm  Apr 22, 2014

Leaders looking to lift

Jarrad McVeigh and Josh Kennedy said when games are on the line, the leaders have needed to do more

12:49pm  Apr 1, 2014

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Josh P.
Kennedy

Height
188 cm
DOB
20-06-1988
Weight
93 kg
Debut
2008
Games
2016
12
Career
170
Goals
2016
5
Career
100
2016 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
1199
Avg
100
Josh P.Kennedy

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior Clubs: East Sandringham
Debut: 2008
Recruited from: Sandringham U18/Hawthorn
Brownlow Votes: 47

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Stamped himself as one of the Swans’ best of the modern era by winning a second best and fairest last year and continuing his amazing run of form since making the move from Hawthorn for the 2010 season. Kennedy has never finished lower than third in the Bob Skilton Medal while becoming the League’s best contested ball-winner. Led the AFL for contested possessions, stoppages and clearances in 2015, racked up more than 30 disposals 15 times and was the highest-polling Swan in the Brownlow Medal with 25 votes, yet missed All-Australian selection. Set a competition record when he had 11 successive games of 30 touches or more that was broken only by a 28-possession effort in the Swans’ losing semi-final against North Melbourne. Kennedy’s 39 disposals – 16 of them in the third quarter – in the loss to Fremantle in last year’s qualifying final was one of the great finals performances and he is arguably the club’s most influential player.

Previous AFL club: (Hawthorn 2008-09: 13 games, 1 goal).

Draft history: 2006 NAB AFL Draft 3rd round father-son selection (Hawthorn) No. 40 overall; 2009 NAB AFL Draft traded by Hawthorn for No. 39 (Sam Grimley).

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2016 Season Average
    Games Played 12
    • Kicks 12.4
    • Handballs 17.2
    • Disposals 29.6
    • Marks 1.3
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 6.2
    • Goals 0.4
    • AFL Fantasy 99.9

2016 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 21 Gold Coast Suns Rd 11
Handballs 26 North Melbourne Rd 10
Disposals 40 Essendon Rd 7
Marks 4 West Coast Eagles Rd 5
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 13 GWS Giants Rd 3
Goals 2 Carlton Rd 2
AFL Fantasy 129 North Melbourne Rd 10

2016 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Collingwood W 133 - 53 10 13 23 0 0 1 1 2 0 1 63
2 Carlton W 71 - 131 13 14 27 2 0 1 0 5 2 0 106
3 GWS Giants W 93 - 68 8 21 29 0 0 3 1 13 0 0 118
4 Adelaide Crows L 113 - 103 11 17 28 1 0 1 1 3 0 0 80
5 West Coast Eagles W 88 - 49 15 16 31 4 0 1 1 3 0 0 99
6 Brisbane Lions W 94 - 97 15 15 30 1 0 0 1 4 0 0 91
7 Essendon W 135 - 54 14 26 40 3 0 0 0 3 0 0 115
8 Richmond L 101 - 100 - - - - - - - - - - -
9 Hawthorn W 55 - 69 9 17 26 0 0 2 1 7 0 0 88
10 North Melbourne W 91 - 65 9 26 35 1 0 2 3 12 1 0 129
11 Gold Coast Suns W 41 - 79 21 12 33 1 0 0 2 10 0 0 124
12 GWS Giants L 105 - 63 9 16 25 2 0 1 2 8 1 0 98
13 Melbourne W 86 - 31 15 13 28 0 0 1 2 4 1 0 88
15 Western Bulldogs - - - - - - - - - - -
16 Geelong Cats - - - - - - - - - - -
17 Hawthorn - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Carlton - - - - - - - - - - -
19 Fremantle - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Port Adelaide - - - - - - - - - - -
21 St Kilda - - - - - - - - - - -
22 North Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Richmond - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 10 - L: 3 149 206 355 15 0 13 15 74 5 1 1199

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 170
    • Kicks 10.9
    • Handballs 14.8
    • Disposals 25.7
    • Marks 2.6
    • Hit-Outs 0.1
    • Tackles 5.3
    • Goals 0.6
    • AFL Fantasy 93.4

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 23 Collingwood Rd 20, 2012
Handballs 29 Melbourne Rd 15, 2013
Disposals 41 Brisbane Lions Rd 15, 2015
Marks 9 Geelong Cats Rd 7, 2015
Hit-outs 1 North Melbourne SF, 2015
Tackles 13 GWS Giants Rd 3, 2016
Goals 3 Melbourne Rd 8, 2012
AFL Fantasy 153 Collingwood Rd 20, 2012

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2016 Sydney Swans 149 206 355 15 0 13 15 74 5 1 1199
2015 Sydney Swans 308 423 731 74 5 26 33 149 15 23 2633
2014 Sydney Swans 272 385 657 75 3 24 22 132 13 20 2398
2013 Sydney Swans 257 421 678 42 0 18 20 123 14 16 2289
2012 Sydney Swans 307 401 708 73 1 31 28 125 29 13 2577
2011 Sydney Swans 272 256 528 54 2 20 22 135 10 19 2065
2010 Sydney Swans 210 273 483 70 3 18 27 107 10 10 1824
2009 Hawthorn 65 129 194 31 1 4 10 42 4 5 718
2008 Hawthorn 17 24 41 12 0 1 2 13 0 0 182

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 9, 2008 (Hawthorn v Melbourne)

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

50 games – round 14, 2011 (Sydney Swans v Collingwood)

100 games - round 15, 2013 (Sydney Swans v Melbourne)

 

Awards

AFL Awards

All-Australian
2012, 2014

Premiership side
2012

Club Awards

Best and Fairest
2012

Players’ Player award
2012

Best Player in Finals
2013 (joint)

Brownlow Medal

2014 votes 21; career votes 47.