Domenic Cassisi

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Domenic Cassisi
Personal information
Full name Domenic Cassisi
Date of birth (1982-09-22) 22 September 1982 (age 32)
Place of birth Western Australia
Original team East Fremantle (WAFL)
Height/Weight 184 cm / 85 kg
Position(s) Midfield
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2002–2014 Port Adelaide 228 (74)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of Round 18 of the 2014 season.
Career highlights

Domenic Cassisi (born 22 September 1982) is a former premiership winning Australian rules footballer with 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.

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.

2013-2014[edit]

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

Cassisi officially retired from the AFL on July 17th 2014 and played his final game in a three point win against Melbourne in round 18.

Playing Statistics[edit]

[4]
Legend
 G  Goals  B  Behinds  K  Kicks  H  Handballs  D  Disposals  M  Marks  T  Tackles
Denotes seasons in which Cassisi won an AFL Premiership
Season Team # Games G B K H D M T G B K H D M T
Totals Averages (per game)
2002 Port Adelaide 25 6 0 1 15 14 29 2 6 0.0 0.2 2.5 2.3 4.8 0.3 1.0
2003 Port Adelaide 25 12 1 2 59 34 93 25 18 0.1 0.2 4.9 2.8 7.8 2.1 1.5
2004 Port Adelaide 25 25 15 11 196 137 333 70 56 0.6 0.4 7.8 5.5 13.3 2.8 2.2
2005 Port Adelaide 25 24 15 11 219 171 390 77 49 0.6 0.5 9.1 7.1 16.3 3.2 2.0
2006 Port Adelaide 25 15 6 6 141 118 259 58 50 0.4 0.4 9.4 7.9 17.3 3.9 3.3
2007 Port Adelaide 25 25 7 8 259 270 529 106 112 0.3 0.3 10.4 10.8 21.2 4.2 4.5
2008 Port Adelaide 25 21 10 3 225 252 477 62 133 0.5 0.1 10.7 12.0 22.7 3.0 6.3
2009 Port Adelaide 1 21 8 7 188 282 470 65 160 0.4 0.3 9.0 13.4 22.4 3.1 7.6
2010 Port Adelaide 1 22 5 3 207 261 468 57 176 0.2 0.1 9.4 11.9 21.3 2.6 8.0
2011 Port Adelaide 1 13 6 4 129 128 257 30 102 0.5 0.3 9.9 9.8 19.8 2.3 7.8
2012 Port Adelaide 1 19 0 3 185 180 365 64 88 0.0 0.2 9.7 9.5 19.2 3.4 4.6
2013 Port Adelaide 25 12 0 0 79 87 166 24 48 0.0 0.0 6.6 7.3 13.8 2.0 4.0
2014 Port Adelaide 25 13 1 3 78 101 179 30 46 0.1 0.2 6.0 7.8 13.8 2.3 3.5
Career 228 74 62 1980 2035 4015 670 1044 0.3 0.3 8.7 8.9 17.6 2.9 4.6

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
  4. ^ Domenic Cassisi's player profile at AFL Tables

External links[edit]

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