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Morton calls time on AFL career

Sydney Swans forward Mitch Morton has announced that this season will be his last in the AFL

2:38pm  Aug 2, 2013

Morton still seeking security

Mitch Morton says he is taking his football career week by week

1:21pm  Jun 28, 2013

Morton, Rampe back for Cats

Mitch Morton and Dane Rampe return to the Sydney Swans side for Friday night’s blockbuster against Geelong

6:25pm  Apr 18, 2013

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Mitch
Morton

Height
185 cm
DOB
28-01-1987
Weight
82 kg
Debut
2005
Games
83
Goals
116
MitchMorton

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior Clubs: Claremont (WA)
Debut: 2005
Recruited from: West Coast Eagles/Richmond
Brownlow Votes: 1

Knowing he was on his final chance at his third AFL club, Morton spent almost the entire season in the NEAFL, kicking more than 70 goals while developing the pressure and tackling acts demanded at the Swans. 

He did enough to finally earn his chance in round 21 as a substitute against the Western Bulldogs and featured in five of the last six games of the year, including all three finals. 

Morton capped a stunning career revival with two crucial goals in the Grand Final victory over Hawthorn.

Previous AFL clubs: West Coast (2005-07: 12 games, 11 goals); Richmond (2008-11: 59 games, 94 goals).

Draft history: 2004 NAB AFL Draft 3rd round father-son selection (West Coast) No. 44 overall; 2007 NAB AFL Draft traded by West Coast for No. 35 (Sam Reid); 2011 NAB AFL Draft traded by Richmond for fourth round selection (not utilised).

2013 Coaches Call

2012 was a mixed year for Mitch and one that was a bit frustrating. He ended up not getting a senior game until late in the year after he kicked over 70 goals in the reserves in three-quarters of a season. He showed at that level he could be a really damaging forward and then from all the mess and frustration came just a sensational end to his year, which shows the value of hanging in there for the whole season. He was a massive part of our finals series and played all three finals and played really well, and ended up as a premiership player of the club.

Pre-season has been really good. He’s had a couple of niggles but he hasn’t missed too many sessions and his fitness is really good and he’s running close to his PB in the 3km time trial.

We hope in 2013 that he plays more games for us like he did in the finals. We hope that he gets in earlier than he did last year and holds onto his spot and contributes to the team like he did last year.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2014 Season Average
    Games Played
    • Kicks
    • Handballs
    • Disposals
    • Marks
    • Hit-Outs
    • Tackles
    • Goals
    • AFL Fantasy

2014 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 0 - -
Handballs 0 - -
Disposals 0 - -
Marks 0 - -
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 0 - -
Goals 0 - -
AFL Fantasy 0 - -

2014 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
TOTAL W: 0 - L: 0

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 83
    • Kicks 7.7
    • Handballs 5.2
    • Disposals 12.9
    • Marks 4.2
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 2.5
    • Goals 1.4
    • AFL Fantasy 64.2

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 15 Port Adelaide Rd 22, 2010
Handballs 14 Melbourne Rd 19, 2010
Disposals 28 Port Adelaide Rd 22, 2010
Marks 12 West Coast Eagles Rd 12, 2009
Hit-outs 1 Melbourne Rd 19, 2010
Tackles 8 Collingwood Rd 20, 2009
Goals 5 West Coast Eagles Rd 12, 2009
AFL Fantasy 131 West Coast Eagles Rd 12, 2009

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF

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 19, 2005 (West Coast v Western Bulldogs)

Club Debut – round 21, 2012 (Sydney Swans v Western Bulldogs)

50 games – round 22, 2009 (Richmond v West Coast)

 

Awards

AFL Awards

Premiership side 
2012

Brownlow Medal

Career votes 1.