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Steele honoured with finals award

Collingwood champion Steele Sidebottom has won the Gary Ayres Award for the best player of the 2018 AFL finals series.

4:00pm  Oct 1, 2018

Sidebottom nearly steals the show

Collingwood champion Steele Sidebottom came within four votes of securing the club’s tenth Brownlow Medal on Monday night.

11:30pm  Sep 24, 2018

2018 Brownlow: Round-by-Round

Find out how each Magpie voted during the 2018 Brownlow Medal count.

11:00pm  Sep 24, 2018

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Highlights: Steele's 2018

11:53am  Oct 11, 2018

Copeland winner's speech: Steele

4:00am  Oct 6, 2018

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Steele
Sidebottom

Height
184 cm
DOB
02-01-1991
Weight
85 kg
Debut
2009
Games
2019
12
Career
223
Goals
2019
6
Career
157
2019 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
1149
Avg
96
SteeleSidebottom

Player Bio

At A Glance

Junior Clubs: Congupna (VIC)
AFL Career: Collingwood (2009-)
AFL Debut: Round 7 2009 v St Kilda
Recruited from: Murray U18

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Bio

The Collingwood vice-captain has been rated an elite midfielder for some time, but last year he lifted his game to new heights, finishing runner-up in the Brownlow Medal, earning his first All-Australian selection and winning his second successive best and fairest, sharing it with Brodie Grundy. Started the season on fire and was voted by his peers as the first recipient of the AFL Players Association’s MVP of the Month Award. Also claimed the AFL Coaches Association’s Gary Ayres Medal after being adjudged the best player in the finals, however, he will be driven to make amends after lowering his colours in the Grand Final. Averaged 29.3 touches and led the Pies in disposals, handballs, inside 50s and uncontested possessions.


Draft history: 2008 NAB AFL Draft 1st round selection (Collingwood) No. 11 overall.


Player honours: 2nd Brownlow Medal 2018; best and fairest 2017, 2018 (equal); 2nd best and fairest 2014; 3rd best and fairest 2013, 2016; All-Australian 2018; AFLCA’s Gary Ayres Medal 2018; premiership side 2010; pre-season premiership side 2011.


Brownlow Medal: 2018 votes 24; career votes 82.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2019 Season Average
    Games Played 12
    • Kicks 14.1
    • Handballs 10.8
    • Disposals 24.9
    • Marks 6.1
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 3.2
    • Goals 0.5
    • AFL Fantasy 95.8

2019 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 19 Carlton Rd 8
Handballs 15 Carlton Rd 8
Disposals 34 Carlton Rd 8
Marks 12 Richmond Rd 2
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 6 Melbourne Rd 12
Goals 2 St Kilda Rd 9
AFL Fantasy 128 Port Adelaide Rd 7

2019 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Geelong Cats L 65 - 72 12 14 26 6 0 0 2 2 0 0 84
2 Richmond W 66 - 110 12 9 21 12 0 0 1 2 0 1 96
3 West Coast Eagles L 76 - 98 13 12 25 7 0 1 0 4 1 0 107
4 Western Bulldogs W 78 - 64 17 8 25 7 0 0 2 2 0 0 90
5 Brisbane Lions W 61 - 123 14 12 26 4 0 1 3 2 0 0 78
6 Essendon W 69 - 73 15 9 24 5 0 0 1 2 1 1 90
7 Port Adelaide W 108 - 69 15 14 29 11 0 0 0 4 1 0 128
8 Carlton W 87 - 106 19 15 34 4 0 1 0 3 0 0 112
9 St Kilda W 112 - 71 16 13 29 6 0 0 0 3 2 1 117
10 Sydney Swans W 73 - 80 8 5 13 2 0 0 0 3 0 0 52
11 Fremantle L 75 - 79 11 9 20 5 0 1 0 5 0 0 87
12 Melbourne W 98 - 57 17 10 27 4 0 1 2 6 1 0 108
14 Western Bulldogs - - - - - - - - - - -
15 North Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
16 Hawthorn - - - - - - - - - - -
17 West Coast Eagles - - - - - - - - - - -
18 GWS Giants - - - - - - - - - - -
19 Richmond - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Gold Coast Suns - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Adelaide Crows - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Essendon - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 9 - L: 3 169 130 299 73 0 5 11 38 6 3 1149

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 223
    • Kicks 13.8
    • Handballs 10.6
    • Disposals 24.3
    • Marks 5.2
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 3.9
    • Goals 0.7
    • AFL Fantasy 96.7

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 27 Hawthorn Rd 23, 2014
Handballs 27 St Kilda Rd 9, 2018
Disposals 43 Adelaide Crows Rd 4, 2018
Marks 13 Richmond PF, 2018
Hit-outs 1 North Melbourne Rd 23, 2013
Tackles 12 Sydney Swans Rd 3, 2017
Goals 5 North Melbourne Rd 7, 2010
AFL Fantasy 150 Melbourne Rd 11, 2012

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2019 Collingwood 169 130 299 73 0 5 11 38 6 3 1149
2018 Collingwood 361 403 764 133 0 21 29 96 12 14 2692
2017 Collingwood 344 256 600 115 0 21 20 93 16 9 2327
2016 Collingwood 273 241 514 108 0 17 15 90 17 7 2066
2015 Collingwood 251 186 437 85 0 5 5 53 7 8 1632
2014 Collingwood 327 181 508 109 0 12 13 78 14 14 2053
2013 Collingwood 360 194 554 120 2 13 16 77 19 10 2227
2012 Collingwood 377 258 635 133 1 18 11 89 14 13 2485
2011 Collingwood 275 214 489 128 1 13 24 107 25 13 2170
2010 Collingwood 253 209 462 105 1 18 14 101 24 13 2030
2009 Collingwood 82 85 167 42 0 8 5 44 3 3 732

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