Ryan Bastinac

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Ryan Bastinac
Personal information
Full name Ryan Bastinac
Date of birth (1991-06-22) 22 June 1991 (age 23)
Original team Dandenong Stingrays
Draft 21st overall, 2009
North Melbourne
Height/Weight 183 cm / 74 kg
Position(s) Midfield
Club information
Current club North Melbourne
Number 3
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2010– North Melbourne 98 (54)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of Round 23, 2013 season.

Ryan Bastinac (born 22 June 1991)[1] is an Australian rules footballer for North Melbourne in the Australian Football League (AFL).

Bastinac can play both as an inside and outside midfielder and is renowned for his endurance and aerobic capacity. He can attract plenty of possessions for a young player and has good decision making skills under high pressure.

AFL career[edit]

Bastinac was drafted by North Melbourne with the 21st overall selection of the 2009 AFL Draft from the Dandenong Stingrays.

2010[edit]

Bastinac made his debut in Round 1 of the 2010 season against Port Adelaide. He gathered an impressive 23 disposals however, despite a late surge, North Melbourne would lose the game by 14 points.

Bastinac continued his impressive start to his career by racking up another 24 touches against West Coast in Round 3. He negated the impact of West Coast stars Daniel Kerr and Matthew Priddis in the process which won him the nomination for the 2010 AFL Rising Star.[2]

Bastinac would go on to play out the remainder of the season averaging almost 19 disposals, 2.5 tackles and taking 54 marks over the 22 games. He kicked seven goals over the course of the season including a superb first quarter effort against Fremantle in Round 19 where he banged in three goals.

Bastinac's fantastic debut season received high recognition as displayed in the voting for the 2010 AFL Rising Star where he placed 5th.

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Ricky Ferraro, Paul Rogasch
Dandenong Stingrays Captain
with Tom Scully

2009
Succeeded by
[to be determined]