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Franklin key quotes - May 25, 2016

Star forward Lance Franklin spoke to the media ahead of training on Wednesday morning to launch Marn Grook at the SCG.

1:22pm  May 25, 2016

Vote for Buddy's monster goal

Lance Franklin's long range bomb against Hawthorn has delivered him a Round 9 Goal of the Year nomination.

11:49am  May 23, 2016

Buddy's ton of fun

The buzz surrounding Sydney Swans star Lance Franklin's chances of reaching the magical 100-goal mark in 2016 continues to gain momentum.

11:58am  May 10, 2016

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Lance
Franklin

Height
197 cm
DOB
30-01-1987
Weight
107 kg
Debut
2005
Games
2016
21
Career
242
Goals
2016
67
Career
773
2016 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
1933
Avg
92
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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A total of 47 goals from 17 games was enough for Franklin to lead the goalkicking at the Swans last year, but it was his lowest season tally and the first time he hasn’t kicked 50-plus goals since 2006. A lower back/rib problem limited the three-time Coleman Medal winner’s output mid-season, but more significant was his decision to step away from the game the week before the finals to seek treatment for an ongoing mental health issue. Franklin played no part in the Swans’ unsuccessful finals campaign, but thankfully returned to the club for his post-season meeting with Sydney officials and looked in good spirits. There is no doubt he is a superstar and a huge part of the Swans’ line-up, but the club has publicly stated that football is secondary and that Franklin’s health is his No. 1 priority.


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

  • 2016 Season Average
    Games Played 21
    • Kicks 12.3
    • Handballs 5.3
    • Disposals 17.7
    • Marks 5.6
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 2.6
    • Goals 3.2
    • AFL Fantasy 92.0

2016 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 18 St Kilda Rd 21
Handballs 10 St Kilda Rd 21
Disposals 28 St Kilda Rd 21
Marks 10 Western Bulldogs Rd 15
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 7 Melbourne Rd 13
Goals 6 St Kilda Rd 21
AFL Fantasy 139 St Kilda Rd 21

2016 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Collingwood W 133 - 53 14 4 18 5 0 1 0 0 4 1 91
2 Carlton W 71 - 131 10 8 18 4 0 1 0 0 4 3 86
3 GWS Giants W 93 - 68 15 3 18 6 0 2 2 4 4 1 106
4 Adelaide Crows L 113 - 103 10 6 16 7 0 2 1 2 4 1 95
5 West Coast Eagles W 88 - 49 14 6 20 5 0 0 2 3 2 5 92
6 Brisbane Lions W 94 - 97 15 4 19 4 0 1 3 3 5 3 102
7 Essendon W 135 - 54 16 5 21 4 0 3 2 1 6 3 110
8 Richmond L 101 - 100 14 4 18 7 0 3 5 0 5 0 89
9 Hawthorn W 55 - 69 12 4 16 4 0 0 0 4 3 2 92
10 North Melbourne W 91 - 65 11 4 15 7 0 3 2 6 3 4 105
11 Gold Coast Suns W 41 - 79 11 7 18 3 0 0 1 2 1 3 70
12 GWS Giants L 105 - 63 16 2 18 7 0 1 3 0 2 2 79
13 Melbourne W 86 - 31 7 7 14 4 0 2 3 7 4 2 94
15 Western Bulldogs L 79 - 83 14 7 21 10 0 2 0 1 5 4 126
16 Geelong Cats W 60 - 98 6 9 15 7 0 0 1 4 1 1 77
17 Hawthorn L 70 - 75 12 7 19 6 0 1 0 3 0 2 83
18 Carlton W 74 - 68 14 3 17 5 0 0 1 3 4 2 98
19 Fremantle W 47 - 137 15 5 20 7 0 2 1 3 2 3 102
20 Port Adelaide W 100 - 33 9 4 13 4 0 1 2 3 2 1 67
21 St Kilda W 76 - 146 18 10 28 9 0 0 5 4 6 1 139
22 North Melbourne W 76 - 85 6 3 9 2 0 1 2 1 0 1 30
23 Richmond - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 16 - L: 5 259 112 371 117 0 26 36 54 67 45 1933

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 242
    • Kicks 10.6
    • Handballs 4.9
    • Disposals 15.5
    • Marks 5.3
    • Hit-Outs 0.1
    • Tackles 2.7
    • Goals 3.2
    • AFL Fantasy 84.8

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 22 North Melbourne Rd 10, 2012
Handballs 13 West Coast Eagles Rd 4, 2011
Disposals 28 St Kilda Rd 21, 2016
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
2016 Sydney Swans 259 112 371 117 0 26 36 54 67 45 1933
2015 Sydney Swans 192 58 250 83 0 27 29 49 47 29 1388
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.