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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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Lewis
Melican

Height
195 cm
DOB
04-11-1996
Weight
98 kg
Debut
2017
Games
2019
17
Career
37
Goals
2019
0
Career
1
2019 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
722
Avg
42
LewisMelican

Player Bio

At a Glance

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

The 22-year-old key defender claimed the Swans’ Rising Star honour to cap off an outstanding debut 2017 season, but what followed was an injury-plagued 2018. Melican, along with Sam Naismith, Callum Mills, Matt Ling and a number of other Swans, is now on the road to recovery ahead of a hopeful 2019 campaign.

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

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2019 Season Average
    Games Played 17
    • Kicks 6.4
    • Handballs 3.9
    • Disposals 10.3
    • Marks 3.3
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 2.1
    • Goals 0.0
    • AFL Fantasy 42.5

2019 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 12 Hawthorn Rd 14
Handballs 7 Melbourne Rd 22
Disposals 16 Fremantle Rd 18
Marks 8 Hawthorn Rd 14
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 5 West Coast Eagles Rd 12
Goals 0 - -
AFL Fantasy 72 West Coast Eagles Rd 12

2019 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Western Bulldogs L 82 - 65 5 3 8 3 0 0 4 4 0 0 34
2 Adelaide Crows L 62 - 88 7 6 13 5 0 1 2 2 0 0 51
3 Carlton W 74 - 93 - - - - - - - - - - -
4 Melbourne L 78 - 100 - - - - - - - - - - -
5 Richmond L 89 - 67 - - - - - - - - - - -
6 GWS Giants L 79 - 120 4 1 5 2 0 0 1 2 0 0 25
7 Brisbane Lions L 103 - 81 3 2 5 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 10
8 Essendon W 77 - 72 5 6 11 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 35
9 North Melbourne W 72 - 77 6 1 7 5 0 0 1 0 0 0 32
10 Collingwood L 73 - 80 6 3 9 6 0 0 1 3 0 0 51
11 Geelong Cats L 85 - 63 7 6 13 3 0 1 1 3 0 0 52
12 West Coast Eagles W 116 - 71 12 3 15 3 0 1 0 5 0 0 72
14 Hawthorn W 82 - 63 12 2 14 8 0 1 0 0 0 0 65
15 Gold Coast Suns W 93 - 51 4 5 9 4 0 1 0 2 0 0 43
16 Essendon L 76 - 66 7 4 11 3 0 0 2 4 0 0 48
17 Carlton L 62 - 69 2 7 9 2 0 0 1 2 0 0 31
18 Fremantle L 52 - 51 10 6 16 1 0 1 1 3 0 0 55
19 Geelong Cats L 80 - 107 6 3 9 2 0 1 3 2 0 0 30
20 GWS Giants L 83 - 81 - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Port Adelaide L 103 - 56 - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Melbourne W 42 - 95 7 7 14 5 0 1 1 1 0 0 52
23 St Kilda W 109 - 64 6 1 7 2 0 2 0 2 0 0 36
TOTAL W: 8 - L: 14 109 66 175 56 0 11 20 36 0 0 722

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 37
    • Kicks 6.7
    • Handballs 4.6
    • Disposals 11.3
    • Marks 3.4
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 1.9
    • Goals 0.0
    • AFL Fantasy 45.2

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 12 Hawthorn Rd 14, 2019
Handballs 10 Essendon Rd 14, 2017
Disposals 16 Fremantle Rd 18, 2019
Marks 8 Hawthorn Rd 14, 2019
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 5 West Coast Eagles Rd 12, 2019
Goals 1 Gold Coast Suns Rd 16, 2017
AFL Fantasy 72 West Coast Eagles Rd 12, 2019

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2019 Sydney Swans 109 66 175 56 0 11 20 36 0 0 722
2018 Sydney Swans 26 14 40 9 0 1 0 5 0 0 154
2017 Sydney Swans 112 91 203 62 0 7 15 31 1 1 797

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