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Franklin: Bring on Saturday

Star forward Lance Franklin could not be more excited for Saturday night's blockbuster against his former side at ANZ Stadium.

3:23pm  Jul 14, 2015

Swans know they have to improve

The Swans are preparing for a quick but big week on the training track following Sunday's tough encounter against Brisbane, according to star forward Lance Franklin.

9:45am  Jul 13, 2015

Stars set for round one action

Sydney Swans stars Lance Franklin and Kieren Jack are expected to line up in the club’s round one clash against Essendon at ANZ Stadium on April 4.

11:08am  Mar 23, 2015

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Lance
Franklin

Height
198 cm
DOB
30-01-1987
Weight
102 kg
Debut
2005
Games
2015
14
Career
218
Goals
2015
42
Career
701
2015 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
1219
Avg
87
LanceFranklin

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior Clubs: Dowerin JFC (WA)
Debut: 2005
Recruited from: Perth (WAFL)/Hawthorn
Brownlow Votes: 104

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After playing 182 games and kicking 580 goals for Hawthorn, Franklin joined the Swans at the end of 2013 and made an immediate impact in his first season in red and white.

Franklin finished the season with a third Coleman Medal, kicking 67 goals in the home and away season, while he also earned another All-Australian honour and finished equal third in the Brownlow Medal and third in Club Champion voting.

Previous AFL club: Hawthorn (2005-13: 182 games, 580 goals).

Draft history: 2004 NAB AFL Draft 1st round selection (Hawthorn) No. 5 overall; 2013 restricted free agent (Sydney Swans)

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2015 Season Average
    Games Played 14
    • Kicks 12.1
    • Handballs 3.8
    • Disposals 15.9
    • Marks 4.9
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 3.2
    • Goals 3.0
    • AFL Fantasy 87.1

2015 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 18 Carlton Rd 9
Handballs 8 Geelong Cats Rd 7
Disposals 22 Carlton Rd 9
Marks 8 Port Adelaide Rd 2
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 8 Port Adelaide Rd 2
Goals 7 Carlton Rd 9
AFL Fantasy 141 Carlton Rd 9

2015 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Essendon W 72 - 60 9 3 12 1 0 3 5 4 3 1 59
2 Port Adelaide W 44 - 92 14 3 17 8 0 1 1 8 3 1 121
3 GWS Giants W 111 - 90 14 4 18 7 0 2 1 3 5 5 117
4 Fremantle L 74 - 60 14 1 15 7 0 4 3 2 2 2 82
5 Western Bulldogs L 73 - 77 11 4 15 4 0 2 1 2 3 2 80
6 Melbourne W 50 - 88 17 5 22 6 0 0 1 2 0 2 86
7 Geelong Cats W 120 - 77 14 8 22 4 0 1 0 2 4 5 108
8 Hawthorn W 69 - 73 6 1 7 3 0 1 0 4 0 0 46
9 Carlton W 122 - 62 18 4 22 7 0 3 1 4 7 0 141
10 Gold Coast Suns W 41 - 93 12 5 17 6 0 0 5 2 3 2 77
11 North Melbourne W 75 - 91 14 2 16 6 0 3 2 6 4 0 109
13 Richmond L 77 - 95 6 4 10 3 0 1 2 2 2 2 52
14 Port Adelaide W 94 - 84 - - - - - - - - - - -
15 Brisbane Lions W 49 - 70 10 7 17 3 0 2 3 1 3 2 70
16 Hawthorn L 57 - 146 11 2 13 3 0 2 3 3 3 2 71
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: 5 170 53 223 68 0 25 28 45 42 26 1219

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 218
    • Kicks 10.5
    • Handballs 4.9
    • Disposals 15.4
    • Marks 5.3
    • Hit-Outs 0.1
    • Tackles 2.7
    • Goals 3.2
    • AFL Fantasy 84.5

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 22 North Melbourne Rd 10, 2012
Handballs 13 West Coast Eagles Rd 4, 2011
Disposals 28 Sydney Swans Rd 9, 2011
Marks 13 St Kilda Rd 21, 2014
Hit-outs 2 Western Bulldogs Rd 10, 2011
Tackles 8 Port Adelaide Rd 2, 2015
Goals 13 North Melbourne Rd 10, 2012
AFL Fantasy 204 North Melbourne Rd 10, 2012

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2015 Sydney Swans 170 53 223 68 0 25 28 45 42 26 1219
2014 Sydney Swans 267 100 367 139 1 31 44 67 79 51 2111
2013 Hawthorn 214 115 329 86 1 28 41 52 60 37 1641
2012 Hawthorn 250 100 350 111 3 37 47 71 69 64 1944
2011 Hawthorn 250 151 401 130 8 32 53 73 82 61 2168
2010 Hawthorn 205 115 320 99 5 34 36 68 64 42 1771
2009 Hawthorn 187 129 316 109 8 22 41 48 67 46 1693
2008 Hawthorn 308 75 383 158 5 27 74 50 113 88 2324
2007 Hawthorn 201 92 293 123 0 17 45 49 73 62 1734
2006 Hawthorn 98 58 156 52 1 9 25 25 31 9 796
2005 Hawthorn 140 73 213 75 0 15 26 39 21 13 1023

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 1, 2005 (Hawthorn v Sydney Swans)

50 games – round 18, 2007 (Hawthorn v Essendon)

100 games – round 19, 2009 (Hawthorn v St Kilda)

150 games – round 8, 2012 (Hawthorn v Fremantle)

Club Debut - round 1, 2014 (Sydney Swans v GWS)

200 games - round 21, 2014 (Sydney Swans v St Kilda)

Awards

AFL Awards

Premiership side
2008, 2013

Coleman Medal
2008, 2011, 2014

All-Australian
2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014

International Rules Series
2013

Club Awards

Leading goalkicker
2014

Brownlow Medal

2014 votes 22; career votes 104.