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Franklin's perfect ten

Sydney Swans forward Lance Franklin’s starring five goal haul in Sunday’s clash against Brisbane was rewarded with a ‘perfect ten’ votes from the coaches.

8:00pm  May 2, 2016

Buddy: Our midfield stood up

Lance Franklin has praised his hardened on ball brigade for their performance in Sunday's narrow win over Brisbane.

2:13pm  May 2, 2016

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

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Lance
Franklin

Height
197 cm
DOB
30-01-1987
Weight
107 kg
Debut
2005
Games
2016
6
Career
227
Goals
2016
23
Career
729
2016 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
572
Avg
95
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 6
    • Kicks 13.0
    • Handballs 5.2
    • Disposals 18.2
    • Marks 5.2
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 2.0
    • Goals 3.8
    • AFL Fantasy 95.3

2016 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 15 Brisbane Lions Rd 6
Handballs 8 Carlton Rd 2
Disposals 20 West Coast Eagles Rd 5
Marks 7 Adelaide Crows Rd 4
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 4 GWS Giants Rd 3
Goals 5 Brisbane Lions Rd 6
AFL Fantasy 106 GWS Giants Rd 3

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 - - - - - - - - - - -
8 Richmond - - - - - - - - - - -
9 Hawthorn - - - - - - - - - - -
10 North Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
11 Gold Coast Suns - - - - - - - - - - -
12 GWS Giants - - - - - - - - - - -
13 Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
15 Western Bulldogs - - - - - - - - - - -
16 Geelong Cats - - - - - - - - - - -
17 Hawthorn - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Carlton - - - - - - - - - - -
19 Fremantle - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Port Adelaide - - - - - - - - - - -
21 St Kilda - - - - - - - - - - -
22 North Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Richmond - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 5 - L: 1 78 31 109 31 0 7 8 12 23 14 572

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 227
    • Kicks 10.5
    • Handballs 4.8
    • Disposals 15.4
    • Marks 5.3
    • Hit-Outs 0.1
    • Tackles 2.7
    • Goals 3.2
    • AFL Fantasy 84.4

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
2016 Sydney Swans 78 31 109 31 0 7 8 12 23 14 572
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.