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Longmire, O'Keefe AFL life members

Coach John Longmire, Norm Smith medallist Ryan O'Keefe will become AFL Life Members next month

2:37pm  Feb 20, 2014

Age not wearying Ryan

Veteran Swan Ryan O'Keefe says retirement queries only spur him on

7:35am  Jan 31, 2014

Bionic Ryan

Ryan O'Keefe was the test subject for a state of the art 3D kinematic measurement suit earlier this week

2:38pm  Dec 18, 2013

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SwansTV: Ryan Man 5

2:36pm  Dec 18, 2013

SwansTV: Ryan O'Keefe season wrap

11:30am  Oct 2, 2013

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Ryan
O'Keefe

Height
187 cm
DOB
24-01-1981
Weight
88 kg
Debut
2000
Games
2014
4
Career
286
Goals
2014
1
Career
261
2014 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
185
Avg
46
RyanO'Keefe

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior Clubs: Strathmore
Debut: 2000
Recruited from: Calder (VIC) U18
Brownlow Votes: 77

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One of the AFL’s genuine iron men, O’Keefe played all 25 matches in 2013 to move to 282 career games. 

If he continues his stretch of featuring in at least 22 games in each of the past 10 seasons, he will become just the fourth man in club history to pass 300 games in 2014. 

Used to shut down some of the competition’s most dangerous midfielders, O’Keefe also managed 23 touches, almost seven tackles and four marks a game. 

His performances during the season included 28 disposals and 15 tackles against Adelaide and 30 possessions, seven tackles and a goal in the semi-final victory over Carlton.

Draft history: 1999 National AFL Draft 4th round selection (Sydney) No. 56 overall.

2014 Coaches Call

His 2013 season was a really solid year. Ryan did a lot of jobs for us on field and was just a consistent performer. He played big minutes and played a role for us and generally when he ticks his role off, we get a win.

His pre-season has been okay. He’s had a couple of little niggles but given he’s probably into his 15th pre-season; it’s not an issue at all. We’re looking for him not to be the best trainer in November/December, but to be right to go in round one and to really finish the year strongly.

We hope in 2014
that he can maintain his consistency and be a leader on and off the field. We want him to really play the team game for us because the players look to that when we’ve got our key players, and in Ryan’s case, our second most experienced player, setting the tone.  

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2014 Season Average
    Games Played 4
    • Kicks 6.0
    • Handballs 5.0
    • Disposals 11.0
    • Marks 2.7
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 2.7
    • Goals 0.2
    • AFL Fantasy 46.2

2014 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 7 Collingwood Rd 2
Handballs 8 Adelaide Crows Rd 3
Disposals 14 Adelaide Crows Rd 3
Marks 5 Collingwood Rd 2
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 6 North Melbourne Rd 4
Goals 1 North Melbourne Rd 4
AFL Fantasy 66 North Melbourne Rd 4

2014 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 GWS Giants L 99 - 67 6 1 7 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 17
2 Collingwood L 69 - 89 7 5 12 5 0 1 1 0 0 0 44
3 Adelaide Crows W 71 - 134 6 8 14 2 0 1 1 5 0 0 58
4 North Melbourne L 48 - 91 5 6 11 3 0 0 0 6 1 0 66
5 Fremantle W 92 - 75 - - - - - - - - - - -
6 Melbourne W 38 - 69 - - - - - - - - - - -
7 Brisbane Lions W 44 - 123 - - - - - - - - - - -
8 Hawthorn W 107 - 88 - - - - - - - - - - -
9 Essendon W 64 - 114 - - - - - - - - - - -
11 Geelong Cats W 148 - 38 - - - - - - - - - - -
12 Gold Coast Suns W 74 - 109 - - - - - - - - - - -
13 Port Adelaide W 98 - 94 - - - - - - - - - - -
14 Richmond W 51 - 62 - - - - - - - - - - -
15 GWS Giants W 106 - 60 - - - - - - - - - - -
16 West Coast Eagles W 51 - 79 - - - - - - - - - - -
17 Carlton W 122 - 51 - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Hawthorn - - - - - - - - - - -
19 Essendon - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Port Adelaide - - - - - - - - - - -
21 St Kilda - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Western Bulldogs - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Richmond - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 13 - L: 3 24 20 44 11 0 2 4 11 1 0 185

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 286
    • Kicks 11.3
    • Handballs 6.7
    • Disposals 18.0
    • Marks 4.2
    • Hit-Outs 0.1
    • Tackles 3.8
    • Goals 0.9
    • AFL Fantasy 79.5

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 26 Adelaide Crows W1, 2012
Handballs 21 Gold Coast Suns Rd 18, 2012
Disposals 41 Collingwood Rd 12, 2009
Marks 13 Collingwood Rd 12, 2006
Hit-outs 2 Collingwood Rd 14, 2011
Tackles 15 Adelaide Crows Rd 11, 2013
Goals 5 Geelong Cats Rd 16, 2004
AFL Fantasy 173 Carlton Rd 16, 2009

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2014 Sydney Swans 24 20 44 11 0 2 4 11 1 0 185
2013 Sydney Swans 308 267 575 96 2 40 33 164 12 11 2428
2012 Sydney Swans 329 271 600 72 4 35 22 156 20 7 2469
2011 Sydney Swans 317 226 543 75 3 25 31 139 20 20 2259
2010 Sydney Swans 269 210 479 98 2 22 35 98 17 15 1949
2009 Sydney Swans 287 238 525 95 3 27 26 117 13 7 2127
2008 Sydney Swans 303 150 453 112 0 25 23 68 23 26 1937
2007 Sydney Swans 282 122 404 121 0 29 33 83 23 18 1871
2006 Sydney Swans 357 119 476 178 1 28 12 64 32 22 2306
2005 Sydney Swans 280 105 385 128 2 16 17 65 31 33 1880
2004 Sydney Swans 244 103 347 124 2 11 12 56 33 17 1726
2003 Sydney Swans 74 35 109 41 0 3 6 22 17 5 595
2002 Sydney Swans 62 31 93 33 1 3 4 14 12 8 475
2001 Sydney Swans 78 20 98 20 0 6 9 15 6 4 413

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 10, 2000 (Sydney Swans v Western Bulldogs)

50 games – round 7, 2004 (Sydney Swans v Richmond)

100 games – round 7, 2006 (Sydney Swans v Richmond)

150 games – round 9, 2008 (Sydney Swans v Port Adelaide)

200 games – round 14, 2010 (Sydney Swans v Richmond)

250 games – round 19, 2012 (Sydney Swans v Carlton)

 

Awards

AFL Awards

All-Australian
2006

International Rules Series
2005, 2006

Jim Stynes Medal
2006

Norm Smith Medal
2012

Premiership side
2005, 2012

Club Awards

Best and fairest
2009

Swans Rising Star award
2001

Most Improved
2004

Best Player in Finals
2012

Brownlow Medal

2013 votes 6; career votes 77.