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Fasolo sidelined by foot surgery

Collingwood utility Alex Fasolo will miss the next 2-3 weeks after undergoing surgery to remove a screw in his foot.

11:49am  Jun 17, 2014

Fasolo signs on until 2016

Talented utility Alex Fasolo has recommitted to Collingwood for another two seasons.

9:29pm  May 14, 2014

Selection: Fasolo back to tackle Geelong

Collingwood utility Alex Fasolo will line up for his first senior game in nearly a year after he was named in the side to face Geelong at the MCG on Saturday night.

6:25pm  Apr 3, 2014

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Alex
Fasolo

Height
181 cm
DOB
08-06-1992
Weight
84 kg
Debut
2011
Games
2014
7
Career
47
Goals
2014
5
Career
50
2014 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
443
Avg
63
AlexFasolo

Player Bio

AT A Glance

Junior Clubs: Attadale Jnrs
Clubs: Collingwood (2011-2014)
Debut: Round 12 2011 v Melbourne
Recruited From: East Fremantle (WAFL)
Brownlow Votes: 0

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Made a huge impression in his first seasons on the list, breaking into a premiership outfit in the forward pocket. Shows genuine goal sense and has the confidence to back himself when in possession. Has good disposal and his long kicking has became a feature of his game. Will look to increase the time spent in the midfield as he develops his engine.

Season by Season

Season by Season

Unfortunately for both Collingwood and Fasolo, the talented goal sneak barely got out of the starting blocks. He had to make do with a limited preparation during the pre-season and began his season in the opening round of the VFL against North Ballarat. He found himself in the substitute’s vest in the seniors against Hawthorn the following week and made an immediate impact, snapping an important goal only moments after being released onto the ground. But that was as good as it got for the 21-year-old who returned to the VFL three weeks later and was rubbed out for rough conduct against Williamstown. If that wasn’t bad enough, Fasolo injured the navicular bone his right foot at training a week later. He was sent in for surgery and did not reappear.

Season By Season

The West Australian forward spent more time in the midfield last year in a move that will stand in him good stead going into his third season in 2012. Played every game bar one, after his first season return of 13. Signed a two-year contact extension in August and is continuing to develop.

Burst onto the scene against Melbourne on the Queen’s Birthday after some strong performances for the VFL team in the first half of the season. Had played a handful of NAB Cup matches earlier in the year, but took to the big stage magnificently with 15 disposals, a goal and one of the marks of the week against the Demons.

Kicked a goal in all bar two matches, and established himself as the ideal substitute player due to his ability to make an immediate impact once on the ground. Gained widespread media attention when he kicked five goals from six kicks (and 18 disposals) against Essendon in round 19, with some flamboyant celebrations meaning he received plenty of screen time on the nightly news bulletins.

Received an AFL Rising Star nomination for his efforts. Came onto the field late in the match against West Coast in the qualifying final and had perhaps the most valuable three disposal match in history – setting up Luke Ball’s match winning goal before kicking one himself after the siren. Was unlucky to make way for Dale Thomas in the preliminary final, but replaced Dayne Beams for the Grand Final. Spent the first three terms of a substitute and was unable to have an impact once on the field.

Played for East Fremantle in the WAFL, and Western Australia in the U18 National Championships where he led WA for kicks, clearances and contested possessions. Managed six goals in a match late in the year to underline his potential.

Slipped to Collingwood at pick No. 45 in the National Draft, with the Magpies hierarchy confident that they’d scored a bargain.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2014 Season Average
    Games Played 7
    • Kicks 8.7
    • Handballs 6.6
    • Disposals 15.3
    • Marks 3.6
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 2.1
    • Goals 0.7
    • AFL Fantasy 63.3

2014 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 13 Geelong Cats Rd 3
Handballs 20 North Melbourne Rd 5
Disposals 32 North Melbourne Rd 5
Marks 7 North Melbourne Rd 5
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 3 North Melbourne Rd 5
Goals 4 St Kilda Rd 11
AFL Fantasy 110 North Melbourne Rd 5

2014 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Fremantle L 46 - 116 - - - - - - - - - - -
2 Sydney Swans W 69 - 89 - - - - - - - - - - -
3 Geelong Cats L 76 - 87 13 4 17 5 0 1 0 3 0 1 76
4 Richmond W 72 - 110 11 9 20 4 0 1 2 3 0 1 71
5 North Melbourne W 93 - 58 12 20 32 7 0 0 0 3 0 1 110
6 Essendon W 83 - 60 1 4 5 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 19
7 Carlton W 70 - 104 - - - - - - - - - - -
9 Adelaide Crows L 76 - 55 - - - - - - - - - - -
10 West Coast Eagles W 109 - 101 11 5 16 4 0 0 0 2 1 1 70
11 St Kilda W 54 - 140 8 4 12 3 0 2 0 2 4 1 76
12 Melbourne W 28 - 61 5 0 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 21
13 Western Bulldogs L 98 - 106 - - - - - - - - - - -
14 Hawthorn L 115 - 86 - - - - - - - - - - -
15 Carlton W 91 - 76 - - - - - - - - - - -
16 Gold Coast Suns L 80 - 75 - - - - - - - - - - -
17 Essendon L 103 - 39 - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Adelaide Crows - - - - - - - - - - -
19 Port Adelaide - - - - - - - - - - -
20 West Coast Eagles - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Brisbane Lions - - - - - - - - - - -
22 GWS Giants - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Hawthorn - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 9 - L: 7 61 46 107 25 0 4 2 15 5 5 443

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 47
    • Kicks 8.6
    • Handballs 5.4
    • Disposals 14.0
    • Marks 4.1
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 2.4
    • Goals 1.1
    • AFL Fantasy 64.1

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 17 Essendon Rd 23, 2012
Handballs 20 North Melbourne Rd 5, 2014
Disposals 32 North Melbourne Rd 5, 2014
Marks 12 Essendon Rd 23, 2012
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 8 Fremantle Rd 14, 2012
Goals 5 Essendon Rd 19, 2011
AFL Fantasy 118 Essendon Rd 23, 2012

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2014 Collingwood 61 46 107 25 0 4 2 15 5 5 443
2013 Collingwood 24 9 33 12 0 1 3 5 1 2 146
2012 Collingwood 236 135 371 113 0 18 22 64 28 20 1713
2011 Collingwood 82 65 147 43 0 6 7 29 16 8 710

Legend

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Handballs
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Disposals
M
Marks
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Hit-outs
FF
Frees For
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Frees Against
T
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G
Goals
B
Behinds
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AFL Fantasy points

Milestones

Career

AFL: 40 games, 45 goals

VFL: 11 games, 10 goals

NAB Cup: 8 games, 3 goals

Milestones

AFL Debut: Melbourne v Collingwood, Round 12 2011 at the MCG

Collingwood VFL Debut: Frankston v Collingwood, Round 1 2011 at Frankston Oval

Draft History

Selected at No. 45 (by Collingwood) in the 2010 National Draft

Awards

AFL Awards

AFL Rising Star Nomination
Round 22 2011 v Brisbane

Club Awards

Harry Collier Trophy (Best First Year Player)
2011