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Buddy's brilliance gains nomination

Lance Franklin has produced some more brilliance in front of goal to earn himself another nomination for the AFL Goal of the Year.

8:49am  Jul 4, 2017

Buddy excited for Marn Grook

One of the greatest Indigenous players of all time, Lance Franklin, can't wait to represent his culture in Friday night's Marn Grook at the SCG game.

3:17pm  May 24, 2017

Franklin: Jumper punches to disappear

Sydney superstar Lance Franklin has predicted a swift demise of the jumper punch after the AFL's crackdown on cheap shots this week.

10:59am  May 24, 2017

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Coleman Medal: Franklin & Lockett

10:11am  Oct 12, 2017

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10:57am  Oct 4, 2017

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10:10am  Sep 11, 2017

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Lance
Franklin

Height
199 cm
DOB
30-01-1987
Weight
106 kg
Debut
2005
Games
2017
24
Career
271
Goals
2017
73
Career
860
2017 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
2232
Avg
93
LanceFranklin

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior Clubs: Dowerin JFC (WA)
Debut: 2005
Recruited from: Perth (WAFL)/Hawthorn
Brownlow Votes: 129

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The star forward burst back into the AFL last year after the personal issues that forced him to miss the 2015 final series. Franklin was at his athletic best and more importantly looked like he was thoroughly enjoying his footy again. The three-time Coleman Medal winner kicked 81 goals and played every game for the first time since 2008. Added a sixth All-Australian selection his resume and needs just 12 this year to reach 800 career goals and move into the League’s top-10 goal kickers of all time.

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

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2017 Season Average
    Games Played 24
    • Kicks 13.2
    • Handballs 3.7
    • Disposals 16.9
    • Marks 6.6
    • Hit-Outs 0.1
    • Tackles 2.3
    • Goals 3.0
    • AFL Fantasy 93.0

2017 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 21 Carlton Rd 23
Handballs 8 Fremantle Rd 21
Disposals 25 Carlton Rd 23
Marks 11 Melbourne Rd 15
Hit-outs 2 West Coast Eagles Rd 4
Tackles 5 Hawthorn Rd 19
Goals 10 Carlton Rd 23
AFL Fantasy 171 Carlton Rd 23

2017 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Port Adelaide L 82 - 110 13 5 18 7 0 2 0 3 4 2 110
2 Western Bulldogs L 110 - 87 18 4 22 11 0 1 4 4 4 3 127
3 Collingwood L 79 - 80 12 5 17 7 0 0 1 4 0 3 83
4 West Coast Eagles L 91 - 65 9 6 15 7 2 1 2 3 2 0 81
5 GWS Giants L 63 - 105 13 2 15 7 0 1 2 2 3 3 88
6 Carlton L 97 - 78 11 8 19 2 0 1 2 3 1 1 69
7 Brisbane Lions W 135 - 81 16 0 16 9 0 1 1 2 8 4 133
8 North Melbourne W 78 - 120 20 1 21 8 0 2 2 2 1 3 99
9 St Kilda W 68 - 118 10 7 17 6 0 1 1 1 4 2 90
10 Hawthorn L 75 - 81 12 4 16 6 0 1 1 2 5 1 99
12 Western Bulldogs W 88 - 42 13 3 16 9 0 1 1 2 3 5 101
13 Richmond W 71 - 80 11 5 16 6 0 4 5 1 1 1 61
14 Essendon W 86 - 85 15 2 17 5 0 2 0 3 0 6 84
15 Melbourne W 50 - 85 15 4 19 11 0 1 3 1 4 3 109
16 Gold Coast Suns W 118 - 51 15 4 19 7 0 2 2 4 3 4 108
17 GWS Giants W 83 - 96 16 2 18 8 0 3 2 0 4 4 101
18 St Kilda W 101 - 59 14 2 16 6 0 3 1 1 3 4 90
19 Hawthorn L 72 - 66 11 2 13 5 0 1 4 5 1 1 68
20 Geelong Cats W 61 - 107 5 3 8 1 0 1 1 2 1 1 37
21 Fremantle W 143 - 39 16 8 24 8 0 3 0 3 4 2 129
22 Adelaide Crows W 80 - 83 13 3 16 5 0 2 3 1 3 1 76
23 Carlton W 138 - 57 21 4 25 10 0 3 1 2 10 2 171
W1 Essendon W 121 - 56 7 1 8 3 0 0 1 1 4 1 58
SF Geelong Cats L 98 - 39 10 4 14 4 0 1 2 3 0 3 60
TOTAL W: 15 - L: 9 316 89 405 158 2 38 42 55 73 60 2232

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 271
    • Kicks 10.9
    • Handballs 4.8
    • Disposals 15.6
    • Marks 5.5
    • Hit-Outs 0.1
    • Tackles 2.6
    • Goals 3.2
    • AFL Fantasy 85.8

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 West Coast Eagles Rd 4, 2017
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
2017 Sydney Swans 316 89 405 158 2 38 42 55 73 60 2232
2016 Sydney Swans 321 136 457 155 1 33 39 68 81 54 2429
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, 2017

All-Australian
2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2017

International Rules Series
2013

Club Awards

Leading goalkicker
2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

Players' Player
2016