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Buddy earns Goal of Year nomination

Lance Franklin has become the second Swan in two weeks to earn an AFL Goal of the Year nomination.

3:57pm  Apr 3, 2018

Captain's have their say...

Lance Franklin is poised to win another Coleman Medal with the Swans a lock to make the finals according to the AFL captain’s annual survey.

9:37am  Mar 15, 2018

Buddy, Joey set for inter-club

Lance Franklin and Josh Kennedy are among a host of senior players set to feature in Friday’s inter-club practice match against GWS at Henson Park.

11:18am  Feb 21, 2018

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Lucky Eight for Buddy the Great

10:57pm  Mar 25, 2018

Buddy sells candy for six

7:45pm  Mar 25, 2018

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Lance
Franklin

Height
199 cm
DOB
30-01-1987
Weight
107 kg
Debut
2005
Games
2018
4
Career
275
Goals
2018
17
Career
877
2018 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
444
Avg
111
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

  • 2018 Season Average
    Games Played 4
    • Kicks 16.0
    • Handballs 2.5
    • Disposals 18.5
    • Marks 8.5
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 1.8
    • Goals 4.3
    • AFL Fantasy 111.0

2018 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 19 GWS Giants Rd 3
Handballs 4 West Coast Eagles Rd 1
Disposals 22 GWS Giants Rd 3
Marks 10 Western Bulldogs Rd 4
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 4 West Coast Eagles Rd 1
Goals 8 West Coast Eagles Rd 1
AFL Fantasy 151 West Coast Eagles Rd 1

2018 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 West Coast Eagles W 86 - 115 17 4 21 9 0 3 1 4 8 1 151
2 Port Adelaide L 71 - 94 15 0 15 5 0 0 1 2 4 2 91
3 GWS Giants W 103 - 87 19 3 22 10 0 0 1 0 2 0 102
4 Western Bulldogs W 79 - 86 13 3 16 10 0 2 1 1 3 4 100
5 Adelaide Crows - - - - - - - - - - -
6 Geelong Cats - - - - - - - - - - -
7 North Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
8 Hawthorn - - - - - - - - - - -
9 Fremantle - - - - - - - - - - -
10 Brisbane Lions - - - - - - - - - - -
11 Carlton - - - - - - - - - - -
12 St Kilda - - - - - - - - - - -
13 West Coast Eagles - - - - - - - - - - -
15 Richmond - - - - - - - - - - -
16 Geelong Cats - - - - - - - - - - -
17 North Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Gold Coast Suns - - - - - - - - - - -
19 Essendon - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Collingwood - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
22 GWS Giants - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Hawthorn - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 3 - L: 1 64 10 74 34 0 5 4 7 17 7 444

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 275
    • Kicks 11.0
    • Handballs 4.7
    • Disposals 15.7
    • Marks 5.5
    • Hit-Outs 0.1
    • Tackles 2.6
    • Goals 3.2
    • AFL Fantasy 86.2

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
2018 Sydney Swans 64 10 74 34 0 5 4 7 17 7 444
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