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Josh J. Kennedy News

Cox lauds 150-gamer

Josh Kennedy is dominating and his coaches aren't surprised

12:47pm Jun 7, 2015

JK could play

Josh Kennedy is recovering well from surgery

6:15pm Jun 9, 2014

Cox and Kennedy kick goals

Dean Cox and Josh Kennedy both headed to WA’s far north last week to share their expertise with some of the state’s budding young footballers.

1:21pm Feb 13, 2013

Latest Player Video

Kennedy's grand final setlist

12:00am  Jun 8, 2018

Kennedy 2017 highlights

12:00am  Oct 14, 2017

Senior Players List

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Josh J.
Kennedy

Height
196 cm
DOB
25-08-1987
Weight
102 kg
Debut
2008
Games
2018
14
Career
221
Goals
2018
43
Career
562
2018 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
1009
Avg
72
Josh J.Kennedy

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior Clubs: Northampton (WA)
Clubs: Carlton (2006-2007), West Coast (2008-present)
Debut: Round 6, 2006 (Carlton), Round 6, 2008 (West Coast)
Recruited from: East Fremantle (WA)
Brownlow Votes: 73

Had an injury-interuppted season in 2018, but that didn't stop him from having a profound impact on the Eagles premiership win. After undergoing ankle surgery in December, Kennedy didn't play until round four, but hit the ground runnig with five goals. Despite further injury keeping him to just 14 games for the year, the full-forward didn't go goalless in any game this year, booting 43 goals from his 14 games. Starred in September, booting nine goals in the three finals, including three in the Eagles' grand final win. 

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2018 Season Average
    Games Played 14
    • Kicks 8.4
    • Handballs 2.7
    • Disposals 11.1
    • Marks 4.9
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 2.0
    • Goals 3.1
    • AFL Fantasy 72.1

2018 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 14 Collingwood GF
Handballs 6 St Kilda Rd 11
Disposals 18 Collingwood GF
Marks 11 Collingwood GF
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 4 Collingwood GF
Goals 6 St Kilda Rd 11
AFL Fantasy 120 Collingwood GF

2018 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Sydney Swans L 86 - 115 - - - - - - - - - - -
2 Western Bulldogs W 70 - 121 - - - - - - - - - - -
3 Geelong Cats W 95 - 80 - - - - - - - - - - -
4 Gold Coast Suns W 139 - 59 12 1 13 2 0 4 0 0 5 3 81
5 Carlton W 69 - 79 4 1 5 2 0 0 0 2 1 1 35
6 Fremantle W 81 - 89 5 2 7 4 0 0 3 0 3 1 41
7 Port Adelaide W 102 - 60 8 1 9 3 0 3 1 1 4 1 64
8 GWS Giants W 61 - 86 4 3 7 3 0 0 1 1 2 1 41
9 Richmond W 130 - 83 9 4 13 5 0 1 1 0 3 2 68
10 Hawthorn W 60 - 75 10 5 15 5 0 1 2 1 3 0 72
11 St Kilda W 101 - 88 9 6 15 7 0 2 0 3 6 1 111
13 Sydney Swans L 72 - 57 7 1 8 4 0 2 1 2 2 1 55
14 Essendon L 52 - 80 - - - - - - - - - - -
15 Adelaide Crows L 88 - 78 - - - - - - - - - - -
16 GWS Giants W 86 - 75 - - - - - - - - - - -
17 Collingwood W 67 - 102 8 2 10 5 0 4 0 3 3 1 78
18 Western Bulldogs W 100 - 46 8 2 10 4 0 1 0 4 2 2 71
19 North Melbourne L 81 - 41 - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Fremantle W 142 - 84 - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Port Adelaide W 58 - 62 - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Melbourne L 91 - 108 - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Brisbane Lions W 72 - 98 - - - - - - - - - - -
W1 Collingwood W 86 - 70 9 3 12 6 0 0 1 3 2 4 76
PF Melbourne W 121 - 55 10 3 13 7 0 2 1 4 4 0 96
GF Collingwood W 79 - 74 14 4 18 11 0 1 0 4 3 2 120
TOTAL W: 19 - L: 6 117 38 155 68 0 21 11 28 43 20 1009

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 221
    • Kicks 8.6
    • Handballs 3.0
    • Disposals 11.6
    • Marks 5.9
    • Hit-Outs 0.2
    • Tackles 2.4
    • Goals 2.5
    • AFL Fantasy 73.9

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 21 Brisbane Lions Rd 1, 2016
Handballs 10 Brisbane Lions Rd 16, 2007
Disposals 25 Brisbane Lions Rd 1, 2016
Marks 16 Brisbane Lions Rd 1, 2016
Hit-outs 10 Sydney Swans Rd 15, 2007
Tackles 8 Hawthorn Rd 13, 2013
Goals 11 GWS Giants Rd 8, 2014
AFL Fantasy 180 Brisbane Lions Rd 1, 2016

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2018 West Coast Eagles 117 38 155 68 0 21 11 28 43 20 1009
2017 West Coast Eagles 166 59 225 111 5 24 18 27 69 39 1485
2016 West Coast Eagles 229 71 300 148 1 34 26 69 82 37 2035
2015 West Coast Eagles 241 92 333 168 0 28 20 52 80 55 2122
2014 West Coast Eagles 175 51 226 114 0 23 26 62 61 33 1561
2013 West Coast Eagles 210 63 273 143 1 26 21 69 60 23 1808
2012 West Coast Eagles 58 16 74 43 0 7 11 13 18 14 483
2011 West Coast Eagles 208 62 270 144 0 25 32 70 59 38 1781
2010 West Coast Eagles 199 61 260 128 1 27 27 60 41 19 1555
2009 West Coast Eagles 150 52 202 110 2 16 13 28 31 17 1178
2008 West Coast Eagles 55 34 89 46 1 9 5 7 7 4 440
2007 Carlton 57 40 97 50 40 10 9 27 6 5 573
2006 Carlton 36 16 52 32 1 7 8 11 5 4 298

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

Awards

AFL Awards

All Australian 40-man squad
2011, 2013

All Australian
2015 (vice captain), 2016, 2017 (vice captain)

Coleman Medal
2015, 2016

AFL premiership player
2018

 

Club Awards

Leading goal-kicker
2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

Vice-captain
2014-

Chris Mainwaring Medal
2015

Eagles in the Community Award
2016

Life Membership
2016

Q & A

Name: Josh Kennedy

Nickname: JK

What was your best break in life: Eating a Kit Kat 

Best piece of advice your mother gave you: Don’t be an idiot

If you weren’t a footballer, what would you like to be: Dolphin trainer

Do you have a saying or motto that you live your life by: No

Morning or evening person: Both

Favourite timeslot to play in: Whenever

Favourite footy journalist: Don’t know any

Favourite TV caller/commentator: Dennis

Worst injury: Blisters

How many text messages do you send a day: Depends on my credit

Three phone apps you can’t live without: Still have the old Nokia

Favourite Twitter account you follow: Don’t have it

Most embarrassing song in your iTunes: Don’t have one

Best concert you’ve been to: Blink 182

Where did you holiday after last season: On the beach

Favourite sport other than football: Surfing

What sport would you like to compete in at the 2016 Olympics: Volleyball

Can you change a spare tyre: Yes

Do you iron your own shirts: No

Favourite restaurant: Any Vietnamese place

Do you believe in UFOs: Yes

What three items would you take to a desert island: Flint, knife, bottle of Captain Morgan

Any special hobbies or interests: Gardening

Three famous people you would like to meet: Already met them

What do you have that is of great value to you, but no one else: My stubby holder