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Clinical Kennedy

Sydney Swans midfield dynamo Josh Kennedy has recorded another ‘perfect ten’ votes for the second week in a row.

8:36am  Aug 2, 2016

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

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Josh P.
Kennedy

Height
188 cm
DOB
20-06-1988
Weight
93 kg
Debut
2008
Games
2016
24
Career
182
Goals
2016
17
Career
112
2016 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
2579
Avg
108
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 24
    • Kicks 12.5
    • Handballs 18.8
    • Disposals 31.4
    • Marks 2.6
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 5.5
    • Goals 0.7
    • AFL Fantasy 107.5

2016 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 21 Gold Coast Suns Rd 11
Handballs 29 Fremantle Rd 19
Disposals 45 Fremantle Rd 19
Marks 8 Adelaide Crows SF
Hit-outs 1 Adelaide Crows SF
Tackles 13 GWS Giants Rd 3
Goals 3 Fremantle Rd 19
AFL Fantasy 156 Fremantle Rd 19

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 L 79 - 83 11 23 34 3 0 1 1 5 0 0 106
16 Geelong Cats W 60 - 98 14 10 24 3 0 1 0 9 1 1 115
17 Hawthorn L 70 - 75 15 18 33 6 0 1 0 6 1 1 131
18 Carlton W 74 - 68 12 23 35 1 0 0 2 6 1 0 109
19 Fremantle W 47 - 137 16 29 45 8 0 0 0 2 3 0 156
20 Port Adelaide W 100 - 33 15 15 30 4 0 0 0 3 1 0 105
21 St Kilda W 76 - 146 9 26 35 5 0 2 0 4 1 0 118
22 North Melbourne W 76 - 85 14 14 28 2 0 0 3 7 1 1 102
23 Richmond W 164 - 51 12 25 37 5 0 1 0 4 2 1 131
W1 GWS Giants L 55 - 91 8 22 30 0 0 1 2 1 1 0 73
SF Adelaide Crows W 118 - 82 16 26 42 8 1 0 0 4 0 3 144
PF Geelong Cats W 60 - 97 10 15 25 2 0 0 3 8 0 1 90
GF Western Bulldogs - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 19 - L: 6 301 452 753 62 1 20 26 133 17 9 2579

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 182
    • Kicks 11.0
    • Handballs 15.2
    • Disposals 26.2
    • Marks 2.7
    • Hit-Outs 0.1
    • Tackles 5.3
    • Goals 0.6
    • AFL Fantasy 94.9

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 23 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 19, 2016
AFL Fantasy 156 Fremantle Rd 19, 2016

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2016 Sydney Swans 301 452 753 62 1 20 26 133 17 9 2579
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.