2007 AFL Goal of the Year

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The Australian Football League celebrates the best goal of the season through the annual AFL Goal of the Year competition. In 2007, this is officially known as the Toyota AFL Mark of the Year

Winners by Round[edit]

Legend
  • Winner of round in BLUE
Round Report Nominees Team  % of Votes Match Ground Note
1 Nominations Russell Robertson Melbourne 41% Melbourne vs St Kilda MCG Remarkable goal while lying on his back near the goalsquare
Travis Cloke Collingwood 28% Kangaroos vs Collingwood MCG Taken outside the 50 and squeezed through close to the boundary
Michael Rischitelli Brisbane 31% Brisbane vs Hawthorn The Gabba roves tap off the center bounce and kicks a long goal
2 Winner David Wirrpanda West Coast 33% West Coast vs Collingwood Subiaco Oval gathered close to the boundary and bounced through
Leon Davis Collingwood 28% West Coast vs Collingwood Subiaco led opponent to ball close to boundary and spun and steered it to goal
Mark McVeigh Essendon 39% Essendon vs Fremantle Telstra Dome laid a tackle, recovered the ball and kicked a goal
3 Nominations

Winner

Leon Davis Collingwood 52% Collingwood vs Richmond MCG Gathered close to the boundary and kicks a banana goal
David Mundy Fremantle 18% Fremantle vs West Coast Subiaco Oval Gave and received handball before he goaled from outside 50 m
Jonathan Brown Brisbane 30% Sydney vs Brisbane SCG evaded Craig Bolton to snap a goal
4 Nominations

Winner

Dustin Fletcher Essendon 40% St. Kilda vs Essendon Telstra Dome Torpedo from about 65m out.[1]
Adem Yze Melbourne 24% Melbourne vs Fremantle MCG Banana with outside of left boot from about 40m out on right boundary.[2]
Ashley Hansen West Coast 26% West Coast vs Carlton Subiaco Oval Banana with outside of right boot from about 40m out on right boundary
5 Nominations

Winner

Alwyn Davey Essendon 28% Essendon vs Collingwood MCG Gathered ball on 50 m line, evaded tackle and goaled
Alwyn Davey Essendon 50% Essendon vs Collingwood MCG [1]
Eddie Betts Carlton 22% Carlton vs Brisbane Telstra Dome roved ball and sidestepped traffic before snapping a left-footed goal
6 Nominations

Winner

Alwyn Davey Essendon 43% Essendon vs Hawthorn MCG [2]
Jordan McMahon Western Bulldogs 9% West Coast vs Western Bulldogs Subiaco Oval Long run with numerous bounces through middle of ground before goal
Des Headland Fremantle 48% Brisbane vs Fremantle The Gabba remarkable left foot goal from the boundary
7 Nominations

Winner

Shannon Grant Kangaroos 31% Kangaroos vs Essendon MCG Gathers ball tight on the boundary, sidesteps opponent and goals
Matthew Priddis West Coast 33% Geelong vs West Coast Kardinia Park stole a handball from opponent and snaps
Nathan Eagleton Western Bulldogs 36% Western Bulldogs vs Melbourne Telstra Dome evades tackler to goal from 50 m
8 Nominations

Winner

Shaun Higgins Western Bulldogs 30% Western Bulldogs vs Collingwood Telstra Dome After marking on the wing Higgins bounced twice and kicked a goal from about 50m.
Brent Harvey Kangaroos 21% Kangaroos vs Carlton Carrara Stadium Running goal with opponent on his tail.
Lance Whitnall Carlton 49% Kangaroos vs Carlton Carrara Stadium Difficult gather and snap from the pocket.
9 Nominations

Winner

Daniel Jackson Richmond 66% Richmond vs Essendon MCG Difficult snap from deep in the left pocket whilst only partially facing the goal after receiving a Jack Riewoldt handpass
Ashley McGrath Brisbane Lions 20% Brisbane Lions vs Collingwood The Gabba Gather near the boundary, evaded tackle & snapped goal.
Lindsay Thomas Kangaroos 14% Melbourne v Kangaroos MCG After diving on the ball and recovering his footing, he snapped a goal on his non-preferred foot.
10 Nominations David Wojcinski Geelong 22% St Kilda v Geelong Telstra Dome Gained possession on the wing and kicked goal after evading 2 opponents and bouncing twice.
Mark McVeigh Essendon 47% Sydney v Essendon SCG Winning goal after quick gather and squeezed through from a narrow angle. Controversial because it was received from a player who kicked the ball from an out of bounds position, but was unseen by the countrolling boundary umpire.[3][4]
Nigel Lappin Brisbane 31% Richmond v Brisbane Telstra Dome Magnificent snap across the body against the right forward flank boundary.
11 Nominations Lance Franklin Hawthorn 15% Hawthorn v Sydney MCG First goal of the game came from a snap around the body after chasin the ball along the boundary.
Jared Brennan Brisbane Lions 36% Brisbane Lions v Western Bulldogs The Gabba Goal from tight angle on the boundary line after winning a contested ball.
Chris Newman Richmond 49% Fremantle v Richmond Subiaco Oval 70m bomb through the goals after being given a 50m penalty due to undisciplined play by Dean Solomon.[2]
12 Nominations Robert Gray Port Adelaide 34% Port Adelaide v Essendon AAMI Stadium Kicked goal after ducking a few tackles.
Jonathan Brown Brisbane Lions 27% Geelong v Brisbane Lions Kardinia Park Gathered near boundary and snapped truly after avoiding a tackle from Matthew Egan.[5]
Andrew Walker Carlton 39% Carlton v Hawthorn Telstra Dome Left foot snap from near boundary line.
13 Nominations Jeff Farmer Fremantle 25% Fremantle v Carlton Subiaco Oval Goal involving a lot of dodging and weaving amongst his opponents.
Daniel Motlop Port Adelaide 41% Brisbane Lions v Port Adelaide The Gabba Near 50m line on left boundary and kicked a reverse banana kick with the outside of his right foot whilst facing partially facing the boundary line.
Nathan Foley Richmond 34% St Kilda v Richmond Telstra Dome Gathered ball in the centre of ground, bounced twice and kicked the goal from about 50m.
14 Shaun Burgoyne Port Adelaide Western Bulldogs v Port Adelaide Telstra Dome Snapped goal from boundary line in heavy traffic.
Aaron Davey Melbourne Carlton v Melbourne MCG Snap from a difficult angle.
Kade Simpson Carlton Carlton v Melbourne Telstra Dome Broke a tackle, bounced and kicked the goal from about 50m.
  • *Denotes current Round

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References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.realfooty.com.au/news/rfmatchreport/bombs-away-as-dons-surge/2007/04/21/1176697155031.html
  2. ^ a b http://www.realfooty.com.au/news/rfmatchreport/dynamic-duo-tear-into-melbourne/2007/04/22/1177180483150.html
  3. ^ http://www.realfooty.com.au/news/rfmatchreport/sheedy-outfoxes-swans/2007/06/02/1180205588322.html
  4. ^ http://www.news.com.au/dailytelegraph/story/0,,21840430-5006065,00.html
  5. ^ http://www.realfooty.com.au/news/rfmatchreport/cats-work-ethic-telling-in-a-dour-slog/2007/06/17/1182018934792.html