Luke Ablett

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Luke Ablett
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Personal information
Date of birth (1982-11-22) 22 November 1982 (age 32)
Original team Drouin/Gippsland Power (TAC Cup)
Debut Round 13, 30 June 2002, Sydney
v. Fremantle, at SCG
Height/Weight 182 cm / 89 kg
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2002–2009 Sydney Swans 133 (39)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 2009 season.
Career highlights

Luke Ablett (born 22 November 1982) was an Australian rules football player with the Sydney Swans of the AFL. He is the son of former Hawthorn player Kevin Ablett, who was less well known than his older brother and fellow Hawthorn player Geoff Ablett and younger brother, the legendary Geelong player Gary Ablett. He is also the cousin of current Gold Coast captain, Gary Ablett Jr..

Having played for local club Drouin and the Gippsland Under 18s side, Ablett was drafted by Sydney in the second round of the 2000 National Draft and made his debut in Round 13 of the 2002 season against Fremantle. After playing four games in both that season and the next, including two matches in the 2003 finals series, he secured a regular place in the team in 2004. Despite originally feeling some pressure due to being an Ablett, he made a role for himself on his own merits as a midfielder and run-with player. In 2005 he missed only one game and steadily improved, his average possessions nearly doubling the previous year's figures. Ablett was a member of the Swans' 2005 grand final winning team, despite kicking straight to West Coast player Ben Cousins at a crucial moment, threatening to lose the game for Sydney. Being part of the premiership team had him following in the footsteps of his uncle Geoff, a two time premiership player for Hawthorn in the 1970s. Ablett now plays for the Fitzroy Football Club in Melbourne.

Ablett was delisted by Sydney on 13 November 2009.

Statistics[edit]

[1]
Legend
 G  Goals  B  Behinds  K  Kicks  H  Handballs  D  Disposals  M  Marks  T  Tackles
Season Team # Games G B K H D M T G B K H D M T
Totals Averages (per game)
2002 Sydney 20 4 0 0 12 7 19 3 3 0.0 0.0 3.0 1.8 4.8 0.8 0.8
2003 Sydney 20 4 1 0 10 7 17 6 0 0.3 0.0 2.5 1.8 4.3 1.5 0.0
2004 Sydney 20 21 2 4 123 76 199 42 31 0.1 0.2 5.9 3.6 9.5 2.0 1.5
2005 Sydney 20 25 9 12 243 115 358 65 64 0.4 0.5 9.7 4.6 14.3 2.6 2.6
2006 Sydney 20 24 8 8 244 108 352 68 72 0.3 0.3 10.2 4.5 14.7 2.8 3.0
2007 Sydney 20 20 8 10 196 109 305 60 62 0.4 0.5 9.8 5.5 15.3 3.0 3.1
2008 Sydney 20 22 3 7 190 117 307 53 56 0.1 0.3 8.6 5.3 14.0 2.4 2.5
2009 Sydney 20 13 8 10 76 90 166 35 40 0.6 0.8 5.8 6.9 12.8 2.7 3.1
Career 133 39 51 1094 629 1723 332 328 0.3 0.4 8.2 4.7 13.0 2.5 2.5

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