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Kennedy the coaches pick

Sydney Swans captain Josh Kennedy and defender Jake Lloyd both polled votes in the AFL Coaches’ Association’s Champion Player of the Year award in Thursday's loss to Richmond.

9:09am  Jul 3, 2018

Buddy, Joey set for inter-club

Lance Franklin and Josh Kennedy are among a host of senior players set to feature in Friday’s inter-club practice match against GWS at Henson Park.

11:18am  Feb 21, 2018

Kennedy: Let's make it happen

Sydney Swans captain Josh Kennedy has implored his young playing group to grasp the opportunity that currently presents.

10:38am  Feb 21, 2018

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Josh P.
Kennedy

Height
190 cm
DOB
20-06-1988
Weight
95 kg
Debut
2008
Games
2018
20
Career
224
Goals
2018
9
Career
140
2018 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
1796
Avg
90
Josh P.Kennedy

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior Clubs: East Sandringham
Debut: 2008
Recruited from: Sandringham U18/Hawthorn
Brownlow Votes: 96

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The three-time All-Australian thrived in his first season as stand-alone captain in 2017 and is shaping up for another strong year in charge. He also reminded the masses last season of his superb midfield qualities in topping Sydney’s average disposals (28) and clearances (six). Expect his leadership and on-ball ability to boost the games of the side’s younger midfielders, like Isaac Heeney, Zak Jones and Jake Lloyd.

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

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

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2018 Season Average
    Games Played 20
    • Kicks 10.9
    • Handballs 14.7
    • Disposals 25.5
    • Marks 2.4
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 4.9
    • Goals 0.5
    • AFL Fantasy 89.8

2018 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 17 North Melbourne Rd 7
Handballs 25 Richmond Rd 15
Disposals 36 Richmond Rd 15
Marks 6 Fremantle Rd 9
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 9 Richmond Rd 15
Goals 3 Fremantle Rd 9
AFL Fantasy 134 Gold Coast Suns Rd 18

2018 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 West Coast Eagles W 86 - 115 10 14 24 3 0 0 2 3 1 1 80
2 Port Adelaide L 71 - 94 16 17 33 3 0 0 1 4 0 1 105
3 GWS Giants W 103 - 87 13 12 25 3 0 2 0 5 1 0 100
4 Western Bulldogs W 79 - 86 4 12 16 2 0 1 2 2 0 0 45
5 Adelaide Crows L 75 - 85 7 6 13 1 0 1 1 8 0 0 66
6 Geelong Cats W 69 - 86 16 17 33 4 0 1 0 4 0 0 111
7 North Melbourne L 66 - 68 17 14 31 2 0 1 0 9 0 0 122
8 Hawthorn W 71 - 79 6 13 19 0 0 1 1 5 0 0 62
9 Fremantle W 111 - 52 10 10 20 6 0 0 0 1 3 0 90
10 Brisbane Lions W 49 - 67 15 19 34 1 0 2 1 7 0 0 113
11 Carlton W 91 - 61 11 15 26 4 0 1 1 2 0 1 82
12 St Kilda W 55 - 126 13 18 31 5 0 1 1 5 1 0 114
13 West Coast Eagles W 72 - 57 12 16 28 2 0 1 3 3 1 2 86
15 Richmond L 93 - 67 11 25 36 0 0 3 1 9 0 0 119
16 Geelong Cats L 59 - 71 7 19 26 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 87
17 North Melbourne W 98 - 104 3 7 10 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 27
18 Gold Coast Suns L 64 - 88 16 17 33 5 0 3 0 8 0 2 134
19 Essendon L 109 - 66 10 13 23 1 0 0 3 6 0 1 75
20 Collingwood W 73 - 71 8 13 21 1 0 1 1 2 1 0 65
21 Melbourne W 78 - 87 12 16 28 4 0 2 1 7 1 0 113
22 GWS Giants - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Hawthorn - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 13 - L: 7 217 293 510 47 0 21 19 98 9 8 1796

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 224
    • Kicks 11.1
    • Handballs 15.3
    • Disposals 26.4
    • Marks 2.7
    • Hit-Outs 0.1
    • Tackles 5.2
    • Goals 0.6
    • AFL Fantasy 94.8

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 24 Collingwood Rd 20, 2012
Handballs 29 Fremantle Rd 19, 2016
Disposals 45 Fremantle Rd 19, 2016
Marks 9 Geelong Cats Rd 7, 2015
Hit-outs 1 Adelaide Crows SF, 2016
Tackles 13 GWS Giants Rd 3, 2016
Goals 3 Fremantle Rd 9, 2018
AFL Fantasy 156 Fremantle Rd 19, 2016

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2018 Sydney Swans 217 293 510 47 0 21 19 98 9 8 1796
2017 Sydney Swans 248 344 592 52 0 20 28 103 16 6 2038
2016 Sydney Swans 315 472 787 67 1 20 26 139 20 9 2718
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, 2016

Premiership side
2012

Gary Ayres Medal (Best player in finals)
2016

Club Awards

Best and Fairest
2012, 2015, 2016

Players’ Player award
2012, 2013, 2015, 2017

Best Player in Finals
2013 (joint)