Nick Suban

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Nick Suban
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Nick Suban, May 2014
Personal information
Full name Nicholas Suban
Date of birth (1990-05-09) 9 May 1990 (age 24)
Original team North Ballarat Rebels, TAC Cup
Height/Weight 180cm / 84kg
Position(s) Back-pocket / Midfielder
Club information
Current club Fremantle
Number 8
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2009- Fremantle 97 (41)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 2014 season.
Career highlights

Nicholas 'Nick' Suban (born 9 May 1990) is an Australian rules football player of Slovenian origin in the Australian Football League, who plays for the Fremantle Football Club.

Suban was drafted from the North Ballarat Rebels in the TAC Cup by Fremantle in the 2008 AFL Draft using selection 24. Originally from Bacchus Marsh, Victoria, in 2008 he captained both the Rebels and Victoria Country in the National Under 18 Championships.[1][2] He was named in both the Under 18 All-Australian Team and the TAC Cup Team of the Year in both 2007 and 2008.[3]

Suban is the second player to wear the number 8 guernsey for Fremantle, following the retirement of inaugural squad member Shaun McManus in 2008.[4] Along with fellow new recruit Stephen Hill, Suban made his debut in the opening round of the 2009 AFL season,[5] and both played all 22 games for the season.[6] In Round 21, Suban was one of Fremantle's best players in their 54 point win over Essendon. His career-high 25 possession and two goal game earnt him an AFL Rising Star nomination.[7]

In April 2010, Suban extended his contract until the end of the 2012 season.[6] After playing 25 consecutive games from his debut in 2009, Suban missed his first game in Round 4 of the 2010 season due to an ankle injury suffered in the final minutes of Fremantle's win over Geelong at Subiaco Oval.[8] He returned in round 9 and played 13 more games for the year. In round 4 of the 2011 season against North Melbourne at Subiaco Oval, Suban fractured his right fibula when his leg was trapped under teammate Ryan Crowley. He is expected to miss eight weeks of football.[9]

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