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Buddy and co help Rising Star Melican

Banging bodies with superstar Lance Franklin and Sydney's other big forwards helped AFL Rising Star Lewis Melican contain St Kilda legend Nick Riewoldt.

2:00pm  Jul 25, 2017

Melican makes it six

Sydney defender Lewis Melican will become the Swans’ sixth debutant for the season when he lines up in Sydney Derby XII on Saturday night.

6:19pm  Apr 20, 2017

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Melican on new deal

8:49am  Jul 18, 2017

Melican kicks his first

4:55pm  Jul 17, 2017

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Lewis
Melican

Height
193 cm
DOB
04-11-1996
Weight
95 kg
Debut
-
Games
2017
16
Career
16
Goals
2017
1
Career
1
2017 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
754
Avg
47
LewisMelican

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior Clubs: Birregurra
Debut: -
Recruited from: Geelong Falcons U18
Brownlow Votes: -

Melican hasn’t had much luck with injury over the past two seasons, but the promising key defender managed to play more football in 2016 to suggest he’s a player in the making. He strung together consistent performances at NEAFL level, was one of the Swans’ best in the NEAFL finals and showed plenty in the Grand Final loss to GWS. With an injury-free run, his development should continue and more swiftly than in previous seasons.

Draft history: 2015 Rookie Draft selection (Sydney) No. 52.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2017 Season Average
    Games Played 16
    • Kicks 6.7
    • Handballs 5.3
    • Disposals 12.0
    • Marks 3.6
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 1.9
    • Goals 0.1
    • AFL Fantasy 47.1

2017 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 10 Brisbane Lions Rd 7
Handballs 10 Essendon Rd 14
Disposals 16 Brisbane Lions Rd 7
Marks 8 GWS Giants Rd 5
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 3 Hawthorn Rd 19
Goals 1 Gold Coast Suns Rd 16
AFL Fantasy 69 Brisbane Lions Rd 7

2017 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Port Adelaide L 82 - 110 - - - - - - - - - - -
2 Western Bulldogs L 110 - 87 - - - - - - - - - - -
3 Collingwood L 79 - 80 - - - - - - - - - - -
4 West Coast Eagles L 91 - 65 - - - - - - - - - - -
5 GWS Giants L 63 - 105 9 4 13 8 0 0 1 1 0 0 60
6 Carlton L 97 - 78 6 5 11 3 0 0 2 2 0 0 39
7 Brisbane Lions W 135 - 81 10 6 16 5 0 0 0 3 0 0 69
8 North Melbourne W 78 - 120 3 3 6 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 32
9 St Kilda W 68 - 118 4 5 9 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 39
10 Hawthorn L 75 - 81 7 6 13 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 43
12 Western Bulldogs W 88 - 42 8 6 14 4 0 2 0 2 0 0 58
13 Richmond W 71 - 80 - - - - - - - - - - -
14 Essendon W 86 - 85 5 10 15 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 42
15 Melbourne W 50 - 85 9 5 14 5 0 1 2 3 0 0 59
16 Gold Coast Suns W 118 - 51 7 7 14 3 0 0 0 1 1 0 54
17 GWS Giants W 83 - 96 7 4 11 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 46
18 St Kilda W 101 - 59 9 6 15 3 0 1 1 3 0 0 58
19 Hawthorn L 72 - 66 6 3 9 2 0 0 2 3 0 0 36
20 Geelong Cats W 61 - 107 5 4 9 3 0 0 2 1 0 1 31
21 Fremantle W 143 - 39 3 7 10 3 0 2 3 2 0 0 33
22 Adelaide Crows W 80 - 83 9 4 13 5 0 0 1 2 0 0 55
23 Carlton - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 13 - L: 8 107 85 192 58 0 7 15 30 1 1 754

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 16
    • Kicks 6.7
    • Handballs 5.3
    • Disposals 12.0
    • Marks 3.6
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 1.9
    • Goals 0.1
    • AFL Fantasy 47.1

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 10 Brisbane Lions Rd 7, 2017
Handballs 10 Essendon Rd 14, 2017
Disposals 16 Brisbane Lions Rd 7, 2017
Marks 8 GWS Giants Rd 5, 2017
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 3 Hawthorn Rd 19, 2017
Goals 1 Gold Coast Suns Rd 16, 2017
AFL Fantasy 69 Brisbane Lions Rd 7, 2017

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2017 Sydney Swans 107 85 192 58 0 7 15 30 1 1 754
2016 Sydney Swans 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 Sydney Swans 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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