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'It's a bit different': Mitchell

Sam Mitchell gives 3AW some insight on the difference between West Coast and Hawthorn

11:11am Feb 3, 2017

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Sam
Mitchell

Height
180 cm
DOB
12-10-1982
Weight
84 kg
Debut
2002
Games
2017
19
Career
326
Goals
2017
2
Career
69
2017 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
1682
Avg
88
SamMitchell

Player Bio

Junior Club: Mooroolbark (VIC)
Debut: 2002
Recruited from: Box Hill Hawks (VFL)
Clubs: Hawthorn (2002-2015: 307 games) 
Brownlow votes: 220 (Equal 2nd all-time)

Shortly after winning his fifth best and fairest for Hawthorn, Mitchell was traded to the Eagles in one of the biggest coups in AFL football. At 34, he is still one of the finest players in the competition. He averaged 29.6 disposals in 2016 and polled 16 Brownlow votes. Mitchell is ultra-professional with his preparation, but his razor-sharp football nous and dual-sided skills make him hard to quell, be it in the midfield or across half-back where he loves to organise and distribute. There will be a time when Mitchell’s output declines, but there are no indications it will be anytime soon.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2017 Season Average
    Games Played 19
    • Kicks 12.9
    • Handballs 13.6
    • Disposals 26.5
    • Marks 3.4
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 3.2
    • Goals 0.1
    • AFL Fantasy 88.5

2017 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 17 Gold Coast Suns Rd 11
Handballs 24 North Melbourne Rd 1
Disposals 38 North Melbourne Rd 1
Marks 6 Western Bulldogs Rd 8
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 8 Geelong Cats Rd 13
Goals 1 Brisbane Lions Rd 19
AFL Fantasy 117 Geelong Cats Rd 13

2017 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 North Melbourne W 93 - 136 14 24 38 5 0 1 0 1 0 1 111
2 St Kilda W 116 - 97 15 10 25 4 0 1 2 4 0 0 88
3 Richmond L 76 - 65 14 11 25 4 0 0 2 2 0 0 78
4 Sydney Swans W 91 - 65 9 8 17 1 0 1 0 7 0 0 75
5 Hawthorn L 125 - 75 - - - - - - - - - - -
6 Fremantle W 103 - 62 14 14 28 5 0 1 0 4 0 0 102
7 Port Adelaide W 87 - 97 14 6 20 3 0 2 0 4 0 0 81
8 Western Bulldogs W 69 - 61 15 18 33 6 0 0 1 2 0 0 104
9 Essendon L 125 - 64 13 11 24 3 0 2 1 3 0 0 81
10 GWS Giants L 90 - 98 9 22 31 3 0 3 0 2 1 0 97
11 Gold Coast Suns L 80 - 77 17 16 33 4 0 3 1 3 0 0 107
13 Geelong Cats W 83 - 70 14 15 29 4 0 3 1 8 0 1 117
14 Melbourne L 96 - 99 11 16 27 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 69
15 Western Bulldogs W 80 - 87 13 12 25 1 0 2 4 2 0 2 66
16 Port Adelaide L 88 - 120 12 14 26 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 78
17 Fremantle W 44 - 74 7 19 26 3 0 0 1 3 0 0 77
18 Collingwood L 93 - 85 - - - - - - - - - - -
19 Brisbane Lions W 113 - 45 15 12 27 4 0 2 0 3 1 0 101
20 St Kilda L 103 - 95 12 11 23 2 0 0 0 5 0 0 84
21 Carlton W 100 - 83 15 9 24 5 0 0 1 1 0 0 79
22 GWS Giants L 81 - 60 13 10 23 4 0 0 0 4 0 0 87
23 Adelaide Crows - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 11 - L: 10 246 258 504 64 0 22 14 60 2 4 1682

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 326
    • Kicks 13.8
    • Handballs 12.6
    • Disposals 26.4
    • Marks 3.9
    • Hit-Outs 0.1
    • Tackles 3.8
    • Goals 0.2
    • AFL Fantasy 92.6

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 29 Fremantle Rd 8, 2009
Handballs 31 St Kilda Rd 4, 2016
Disposals 44 St Kilda Rd 4, 2016
Marks 13 Essendon Rd 20, 2006
Hit-outs 2 Fremantle Rd 8, 2016
Tackles 11 Collingwood Rd 22, 2010
Goals 3 Collingwood Rd 16, 2009
AFL Fantasy 147 West Coast Eagles Rd 13, 2009

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2017 West Coast Eagles 246 258 504 64 0 22 14 60 2 4 1682
2016 Hawthorn 343 309 652 80 3 32 23 79 0 3 2172
2015 Hawthorn 374 374 748 98 2 38 31 92 6 3 2518
2014 Hawthorn 228 221 449 78 4 26 18 55 3 3 1577
2013 Hawthorn 371 302 673 83 3 26 25 78 5 5 2267
2012 Hawthorn 345 308 653 84 2 38 37 133 7 7 2413
2011 Hawthorn 404 297 701 94 2 41 34 99 12 8 2505
2010 Hawthorn 282 242 524 76 1 33 25 90 5 4 1911
2009 Hawthorn 346 308 654 111 1 30 26 66 7 3 2249
2008 Hawthorn 313 354 667 90 2 36 40 88 4 2 2213
2007 Hawthorn 262 331 593 120 0 32 34 96 2 3 2137
2006 Hawthorn 327 265 592 119 0 33 34 72 3 6 2111
2005 Hawthorn 186 157 343 62 0 24 23 49 2 4 1225
2004 Hawthorn 210 162 372 47 1 28 20 60 5 5 1339
2003 Hawthorn 199 174 373 54 3 20 23 89 5 2 1449
2002 Hawthorn 53 49 102 19 1 4 7 29 1 1 421

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

Premiership side
2008, 2013, 2014, 2015

All Australian Team
2011, 2013, 2015

Brownlow Medal
2012

NAB AFL Rising Star
2003

International Rules Series
2014, 2015

Club Awards

Hawthorn Captain
2008-2010

Hawthorn best and fairest
2006, 2009, 2011, 2012

Hawthorn Best Player in Finals
2014, 2015

Hawthorn most Brownlow votes
2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015

Hawthorn Best Clubman
2005