Scott Gumbleton

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Scott Gumbleton
Personal information
Full name Scott Gumbleton
Date of birth (1988-08-03) 3 August 1988 (age 25)
Original team Peel Thunder Football Club (WAFL)
Draft #2, 2006 National Draft, Essendon
Height/Weight 197cm / 99kg
Position(s) Forward
Club information
Current club Fremantle
Number 19
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2007–2013
2014–
Essendon
Fremantle
35 (45)
0 (0)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 2013 season.

Scott Gumbleton (born 3 August 1988) is an Australian rules footballer who currently plays for the Fremantle Football Club of the Australian Football League (AFL).

Early career[edit]

He was drafted by Essendon with the second selection in the 2006 AFL Draft. Prior to the Draft, Gumbleton was widely seen as one of the top key position players for his age group, and was expected to be Essendon's first pick in the number 2 spot.[1] As a natural centre half-forward player, Gumbleton's imposing figure places him in the immediate spotlight, with North Melbourne recruiting manager Neville Stibbard already talking of an upcoming rivalry between Gumbleton and the third draft pick of the same year, Lachlan Hansen, who has been described as a natural centre half-back.[2]

AFL career[edit]

Gumbleton's 2007, 2008 and 2009 seasons were all plagued by injury and he played only five AFL games in first three seasons,[3] all of which were in 2007. However, the 2010 season saw much improvement for Gumbleton, having a full pre-season, playing 17 of the first 18 games and being resigned by Essendon, after showing much improvement.[4] Gumbleton suffered yet another injury in round 18, with broken ribs and a punctured lung, ruling him out for the remainder of the 2010 season.[5] Scott's 2011 season was again plagued by injury and he failed to play any games at AFL level. At the end of 2011 Scott had back surgery to repair a disk in his. It was hoped the surgery would fix his chronic hamstring issues. In 2012 Scott played his first senior game in nearly two years when he returned against Port Adelaide in round 16, booting three goals. He finished the 2012 season having played six games kicking 11 goals. Despite having long-term offers from rival clubs at the end of 2012 Gumbleton showed his loyalty to Essendon agreeing to a new one-year deal to remain at the club until at least the end of 2013.

In October 2013, Gumbleton was recruited by Fremantle, who traded the 55th selection in the 2013 AFL Draft to Essendon.[6]

Statistics[edit]

Statistics are correct to end of 2013 season.[7][8]
Season Team # Games G B K H D M T G B K H D M T
Totals Averages (per game)
2007 Essendon 3 5 3 1 19 22 41 26 4 0.6 0.2 3.8 4.4 8.2 5.2 0.8
2008 Essendon 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2009 Essendon 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2010 Essendon 3 17 19 12 102 71 173 84 31 1.1 0.7 6.0 4.2 10.2 4.9 1.8
2011 Essendon 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 Essendon 3 6 11 4 35 23 58 24 8 1.8 0.7 5.8 3.8 9.7 4.0 1.3
2013 Essendon 3 7 12 6 38 29 67 37 9 1.7 0.9 5.4 4.1 9.6 5.3 1.3
2014 Fremantle 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Career 35 45 23 194 145 339 171 52 1.3 0.7 5.5 4.1 9.7 4.9 1.5
Legend
 G  Goals  B  Behinds  K  Kicks  H  Handballs  D  Disposals  M  Marks  T  Tackles

References[edit]

  1. ^ Burgan, Matt (23 November 2006). "Phantom Draft VII: 2006 Phantom AFL Draft". 
  2. ^ Gleeson, Michael (26 November 2006). "Hansen happy to be a 'Roo". The Sunday Age. 
  3. ^ Rowston, Craig (29 January 2010). "Summer Spotlight – Scott Gumbleton". Essendon FC. Archived from the original on 2 February 2010. Retrieved 7 August 2010. 
  4. ^ Ralph, John. (26 May 2010) "Essendon's Scott Gumbleton is right at home at Windy Hill" Herald Sun. Retrieved 7 August 2010.
  5. ^ (21 July 2010) "Scott Gumbleton out for season with broken ribs and punctured lung" AAP. Retrieved 7 August 2010.
  6. ^ Gumbleton becomes a Freo Docker
  7. ^ "Scott Gumbleton statistics". AFL Tables. Retrieved 8 October 2012. 
  8. ^ "Scott Gumbleton of the Essendon Bombers Career AFL Stats". footywire.com. Retrieved 8 October 2012. 

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