David Myers (Australian footballer)

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David Myers
David Myers 2017.1.jpg
Myers playing in June 2017.
Personal information
Full name David Myers
Date of birth (1989-06-30) 30 June 1989 (age 28)
Original team(s) Perth (WAFL)
Draft No. 6, 2007 national draft
Height 191 cm (6 ft 3 in)
Weight 88 kg (194 lb)
Position(s) Midfielder / Defender
Club information
Current club Essendon
Number 23
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2008– Essendon 100 (29)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2017.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

David Myers (born 30 June 1989) is a professional Australian rules footballer, currently playing for the Essendon Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL).

He is a tall midfielder originally from Perth in the WAFL, he also attended Wesley College, Perth.[1]

AFL career[edit]

Myers was drafted with the 6th overall selection in the 2007 national draft by Essendon.

Myers, along with 33 other Essendon players, was found guilty of using a banned performance enhancing substance, thymosin beta-4, as part of Essendon's sports supplements program during the 2012 season. He and his team-mates were initially found not guilty in March 2015 by the AFL Anti-Doping Tribunal,[2] but a guilty verdict was returned in January 2016 after an appeal by the World Anti-Doping Agency. He was suspended for two years which, with backdating, ended in November 2016; as a result, he served approximately fourteen months of his suspension and missed the entire 2016 AFL season.[3] The suspension lead to speculation that Myers would exercise his rights as an unrestricted free agent and leave Essendon, but during the year he signed a three year contract to remain with Essendon until the end of the 2019 season.

Statistics[edit]

Statistics are correct to end of the 2015 season.[4][5]
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)
2008 Essendon 23 8 1 0 77 39 116 29 24 0.1 0.0 9.6 4.9 14.5 3.6 3.0
2009 Essendon 23 6 1 3 37 29 66 19 8 0.2 0.5 6.2 4.8 11.0 3.2 1.3
2010 Essendon 23 8 3 3 71 62 133 27 24 0.4 0.4 8.9 7.8 16.6 3.4 3.0
2011 Essendon 23 14 2 4 155 111 266 56 31 0.1 0.3 11.1 7.9 19.0 4.0 2.2
2012 Essendon 23 9 4 4 102 54 156 32 18 0.4 0.4 11.3 6.0 17.3 3.6 2.0
2013 Essendon 23 20 10 10 220 147 367 86 68 0.5 0.5 11.0 7.4 18.4 4.3 3.4
2014 Essendon 23 18 5 7 209 168 377 64 75 0.3 0.4 11.6 9.3 20.9 3.6 4.2
2015 Essendon 23 2 0 0 15 8 23 5 0 0.0 0.0 7.5 4.0 11.5 2.5 0.0
2016 Essendon 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Career 85 26 31 886 618 1504 318 248 0.3 0.4 10.4 7.3 17.7 3.7 2.9

Did not play in 2016 as he was one of the seventeen still-active AFL players who missed the 2016 season as a result of the Essendon Football Club supplements saga investigation.

References[edit]

  1. ^ News | Footage of Myers in action on Bomber.tv | Essendon Football Club Official Website
  2. ^ Twomey, Callum (March 31, 2015). "Thirty-four present and former Bombers cleared of all drug charges". AFL.com.au. Retrieved March 31, 2015. 
  3. ^ Travis King (12 January 2016). "Guilty: court bans the Essendon 34 for 2016". Australian Football League. Retrieved 12 January 2016. 
  4. ^ "David Myers statistics". AFL Tables. Retrieved 20 April 2016. 
  5. ^ "David Myers of the Essendon Bombers Career AFL Stats". Retrieved 25 September 2012. 

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