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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
6
Career
26
Goals
2019
0
Career
1
2019 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
187
Avg
31
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 6
    • Kicks 5.0
    • Handballs 3.2
    • Disposals 8.2
    • Marks 2.8
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 1.5
    • Goals 0.0
    • AFL Fantasy 31.2

2019 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 7 Adelaide Crows Rd 2
Handballs 6 Essendon Rd 8
Disposals 13 Adelaide Crows Rd 2
Marks 5 North Melbourne Rd 9
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 4 Western Bulldogs Rd 1
Goals 0 - -
AFL Fantasy 51 Adelaide Crows Rd 2

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 - - - - - - - - - - -
11 Geelong Cats - - - - - - - - - - -
12 West Coast Eagles - - - - - - - - - - -
14 Hawthorn - - - - - - - - - - -
15 Gold Coast Suns - - - - - - - - - - -
16 Essendon - - - - - - - - - - -
17 Carlton - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Fremantle - - - - - - - - - - -
19 Geelong Cats - - - - - - - - - - -
20 GWS Giants - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Port Adelaide - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
23 St Kilda - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 3 - L: 6 30 19 49 17 0 2 10 9 0 0 187

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 26
    • Kicks 6.5
    • Handballs 4.8
    • Disposals 11.2
    • Marks 3.4
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 1.7
    • Goals 0.0
    • AFL Fantasy 43.8

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 11 GWS Giants Rd 3, 2018
Handballs 10 Essendon Rd 14, 2017
Disposals 16 Brisbane Lions Rd 7, 2017
Marks 8 GWS Giants Rd 5, 2017
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 4 Western Bulldogs Rd 1, 2019
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
2019 Sydney Swans 30 19 49 17 0 2 10 9 0 0 187
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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