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Mal loves winning feeling

Nick Malceski is preparing for what he says is one of the best weeks off his life ahead of Saturday's Grand Final

11:54am  Sep 21, 2014

Mal's feeling good

Swans defender Nick Malceski expected to play in prelim final

10:58am  Sep 18, 2014

Five in All-Australian contention

Five Sydney Swans players are in contention for tonight's 2014 All Australian team

10:51am  Sep 16, 2014

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Nick
Malceski

Height
188 cm
DOB
15-08-1984
Weight
86 kg
Debut
2005
Games
2015
6
Career
182
Goals
2015
0
Career
67
2015 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
357
Avg
60
NickMalceski

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior Clubs: North Ringwood
Debut: 2005
Recruited from: Eastern (VIC) U18
Brownlow Votes: 15

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Malceski’s well-documented injury troubles were a distant memory in 2013 as he played every game and earned a richly deserved place in the initial All-Australian squad. 

Gaining more metres out of defence than any other player in the AFL, he averaged 22 disposals and four marks a game in one of his best years in the competition. 

He secured life membership of the Swans after chalking up his 150th game in the club’s semi-final victory over Carlton.

Draft history: 2002 National AFL Draft 5th round selection (Sydney) No. 64 overall.

2014 Coaches Call

His 2013 season was very good. He was our leading rebounding inside-50 player for the year and was close to his career-best form.

His pre-season has been a little interrupted with injury before Christmas, but he’s back into full training with the group again now. We’re confident his slower start hasn’t set him back.

We hope in 2014 that he can have another big year. We really look forward to seeing him dashing from the half back line again this year and hope he has another stellar season.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2015 Season Average
    Games Played 6
    • Kicks 10.3
    • Handballs 4.2
    • Disposals 14.5
    • Marks 3.8
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 2.3
    • Goals 0.0
    • AFL Fantasy 59.5

2015 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 16 Melbourne Rd 1
Handballs 6 GWS Giants Rd 4
Disposals 18 Melbourne Rd 1
Marks 6 Fremantle Rd 11
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 3 Geelong Cats Rd 3
Goals 0 - -
AFL Fantasy 80 Melbourne Rd 1

2015 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Melbourne L 115 - 89 16 2 18 6 0 1 1 3 0 0 80
2 St Kilda L 76 - 104 13 2 15 4 0 1 1 3 0 1 66
3 Geelong Cats L 105 - 96 10 5 15 2 0 1 0 3 0 0 59
4 GWS Giants L 119 - 53 7 6 13 2 0 0 1 2 0 0 44
5 Brisbane Lions W 118 - 54 - - - - - - - - - - -
6 Adelaide Crows L 78 - 119 - - - - - - - - - - -
7 West Coast Eagles L 135 - 43 - - - - - - - - - - -
8 Collingwood L 63 - 132 - - - - - - - - - - -
9 Hawthorn L 93 - 40 - - - - - - - - - - -
10 Sydney Swans L 41 - 93 - - - - - - - - - - -
11 Fremantle L 46 - 53 9 5 14 6 0 1 0 2 0 0 64
13 Carlton L 103 - 69 7 5 12 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 44
14 North Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
15 Western Bulldogs - - - - - - - - - - -
16 GWS Giants - - - - - - - - - - -
17 Adelaide Crows - - - - - - - - - - -
18 West Coast Eagles - - - - - - - - - - -
19 Brisbane Lions - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Richmond - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Essendon - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Port Adelaide - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Sydney Swans - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 1 - L: 11 62 25 87 23 0 4 3 14 0 1 357

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 182
    • Kicks 13.1
    • Handballs 5.5
    • Disposals 18.5
    • Marks 4.3
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 2.5
    • Goals 0.4
    • AFL Fantasy 73.6

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 26 Geelong Cats Rd 11, 2014
Handballs 16 Geelong Cats Rd 18, 2010
Disposals 37 Geelong Cats Rd 11, 2014
Marks 15 Hawthorn Rd 11, 2007
Hit-outs 1 Port Adelaide Rd 13, 2013
Tackles 8 Collingwood Rd 20, 2012
Goals 3 Hawthorn Rd 2, 2009
AFL Fantasy 146 Port Adelaide Rd 12, 2010

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2015 Gold Coast Suns 62 25 87 23 0 4 3 14 0 1 357
2014 Sydney Swans 427 149 576 98 0 13 11 72 8 7 2196
2013 Sydney Swans 429 123 552 101 1 13 26 52 5 4 2014
2012 Sydney Swans 295 106 401 68 1 13 17 77 6 5 1613
2011 Sydney Swans 126 53 179 51 0 9 6 32 6 7 799
2010 Sydney Swans 339 204 543 128 1 16 22 60 7 9 2051
2009 Sydney Swans 113 70 183 37 0 4 11 16 5 5 660
2008 Sydney Swans 110 47 157 53 0 6 6 19 6 1 684
2007 Sydney Swans 333 148 481 150 0 16 29 60 14 5 2003
2006 Sydney Swans 148 57 205 68 0 9 21 53 9 7 981
2005 Sydney Swans 21 11 32 10 1 1 5 3 1 1 121

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 11, 2005 (Sydney Swans v Carlton)

50 games – round 12, 2008 (Sydney Swans v St Kilda)

100 games – round 17, 2011 (Sydney Swans v Fremantle)

150 games - semi final, 2013 (Sydney Swans v Carlton)

Awards

AFL Awards

Premiership side 
2012

Club Awards

Swans Rising Star award 
2006

Brownlow Medal

2013 votes 2; career votes 15.