Hannebery in March 2017
|Full name||Daniel Hannebery|
|Date of birth||24 February 1991|
|Original team(s)||Oakleigh Chargers/Xavier College|
|Draft||No. 30, 2008 National Draft|
|Height / weight||181 cm / 81 kg|
|Position(s)||Midfielder / forward|
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of round 1, 2017.
|Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com|
Hannebery was drafted by the Sydney Swans in the 2008 AFL Draft, but remained in Melbourne in 2009 to complete his secondary education at Xavier College. He made his debut in round 16, 2009, for Sydney against Carlton, while still attending high school. He is the son of former Footscray player Matt Hannebery.
Hannebery was awarded the Ron Evans Medal as the 2010 AFL Rising Star. Hotly tipped all year to take out the coveted award, he polled the maximum 45 votes to beat number one draft pick, Tom Scully with 35 votes. Hannebery's outstanding season was further rewarded with finishing 10th in the Bob Skilton Medal and winning the club's Rising Star Award.
The 2011 season was a strong second season for Hannebery as he improved markedly to finish seventh in the Skilton Medal.
In 2013 Hannebery won the first New Zealand-awarded Anzac Medal in the Anzac Day clash between Sydney and St Kilda. The game was played at Westpac Stadium in New Zealand's capital, Wellington. This was the first game ever played for premiership points outside of Australia.
Hannebery's 2015 season was arguably his best, finishing the home and away season as the AFL's leader in possessions. His best game was against Adelaide in round 18, with 40 possessions and 3 goals. He was rewarded with the AFL Coaches Association player of the year award, polling one vote ahead of Nat Fyfe.
- Statistics are correct to the end of the 2016 season 
|Led the league for the Season only*|
|Led the league after Finals only*|
|Led the league after Season and Finals*|
*10 games required to be eligible.
|Totals||Averages (per game)|
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- Sydney's Dan Hannebery wins Rising Star nod
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- Lane, Samantha (29 April 2011). "Hannebery Has New Focus". The Sydney Morning Herald.
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