Domenic Cassisi

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Domenic Cassisi
Personal information
Full name Domenic Cassisi
Date of birth (1982-09-22) 22 September 1982 (age 31)
Place of birth Western Australia
Original team East Fremantle (WAFL)
Height/Weight 184 cm / 85 kg
Position(s) Midfield
Club information
Current club Port Adelaide
Number 25
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2002– Port Adelaide 225 (74)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 2012 season.
Career highlights

Domenic Cassisi (born 22 September 1982) is a premiership winning Australian rules footballer for the Port Adelaide Football Club, and their former captain. He was recruited in the 2000 AFL Draft with pick 50, and is a member of Port Adelaide's 2004 premiership side. When not playing for Port Adelaide, Cassisi plays for the West Adelaide Football Club in the SANFL.

AFL career[edit]

Early career (2002–2003)[edit]

Between 2002 to 2003 Cassisi only played 18 games and had retricted ground time despite his excellent game on debut he needed training before the 2004 season arrived.

Career high (2004–2005)[edit]

In 2004 his career took a step forward, playing all 25 games and enjoying good form whilst also playing a major role in the club's 2004 premiership win. In 2005 he repeated his efforts, having another excellent year by averaging 16 disposals a game and gathering 57 more possessions than the year before.[1] He also polled third in the club's best and fairest award.

Injury (2006)[edit]

In 2006 Cassisi missed seven games due to injury, but found just enough form in his limited game time to uphold his reputation as one of the most important players at the club. However, at season's end he lost his spot as vice captainn.

Leadership (2007–2008)[edit]

After another excellent season in 2007, Cassisi accepted a three year deal with the club, ensuring that he would stay with Port until 2010. He also was reinstated as Vice Captain. In 2008 he undoubtedly played his best season, averaging 22.7 possessions and 6.3 tackles per game[1] and finishing second in the club best and fairest (career best). He also found himself being handed the club captaincy from Warren Tredrea, who stepped down.[2]

Captaincy (2009–2012)[edit]

In 2009, Cassisi was named captain of the club succeeding Warren Tredrea and replacing the #25 guernsey he had worn since debut. He finished fourth in the John Cahill Medal in 2009.

2013-present[edit]

Before the 2013 season, Cassisi handed the captaincy to Travis Boak and returned to the number #25 guernsey.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b [1] Career Stats 9 February 2009
  2. ^ Cassisi takes long road to captaincy Official website of the Port Adelaide Football Club 9 February 2009
  3. ^ http://www.portadelaidefc.com.au/news/2013-01-30/boak-becomes-69th-captain

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Warren Tredrea
Port Adelaide Football Club captain
2009–2012
Succeeded by
Travis Boak