Jack Ziebell

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Jack Ziebell
Jack Ziebell 2017.jpg
Ziebell playing for North Melbourne in 2017
Personal information
Full name Jack Ziebell
Nickname(s) Ziebs, Zebus
Date of birth (1991-02-28) 28 February 1991 (age 27)
Place of birth Wodonga, Victoria
Original team(s) Murray Bushrangers (TAC Cup)
Draft No. 9, 2008 national draft
Debut Round 1, 2009, North Melbourne
vs. Melbourne, at the MCG
Height 188 cm (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 88 kg (194 lb)
Position(s) Midfielder
Club information
Current club North Melbourne
Number 7
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2009– North Melbourne 183 (129)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of round 18, 2018.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Jack Ziebell (born 28 February 1991) is a professional Australian rules footballer playing for the North Melbourne Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL). Ziebell received a nomination for the 2009 AFL Rising Star award in round 7 of the 2009 season. He has served as North Melbourne captain since the 2017 season.

Early career[edit]

Ziebell played for the Murray Bushrangers alongside fellow draftee Steele Sidebottom, and was an important part of the Bushrangers premiership win in 2008, averaging 18 possessions, two goals and six marks a match.[1] Ziebell represented Vic Country at the 2008 NAB AFL Under 18 Championships and gained All-Australian Honours after averaging 17 disposals per match.[1]

Ziebell is originally from Wodonga, Victoria, and attended Caulfield Grammar School as a boarding student where he dominated school football.[2]

AFL career[edit]

Ziebell made his debut in 2009, his first season at the club, and had an instant impact. He produced consistently impressive performances over the first two months and was rewarded with the Round 7 NAB Rising Star nomination for his 23 disposal and 1 goal game against Port Adelaide. North Melbourne coach, Dean Laidley, singled him out in the post-match press conference and declared him a "leader" and a "superstar [in the making]".[3] Ziebell was regarded as one of the favourites for the 2009 NAB Rising Star award at the time which is awarded to the best rookie at the end of the season.

However, Ziebell suffered from minor injuries for the next few weeks and his contributions were restricted. His season took an unfortunate turn when he broke his leg against the Adelaide Crows in round 12. He missed the remainder of the 2009 season, after playing just 10 games.[4] However, due to the injury restricting him from playing, Ziebell has retained eligibility for the Rising Star award in 2010, again making him one of the early favourites.[5]

Late in the 2011 season, Ziebell was suspended for three matches for rough conduct on St Kilda captain Nick Riewoldt. This hit was however featured on the AFL's official advertising campaign for the 2012 AFL season.

In December 2016, Ziebell was named North Melbourne's new captain, replacing Andrew Swallow.[6]

Statistics[edit]

Statistics are correct to the end of round 18, 2018.[7]
Legend
 G  Goals  B  Behinds  K  Kicks  H  Handballs  D  Disposals  M  Marks  T  Tackles
Season Team No. Games G B K H D M T G B K H D M T Votes
Totals Averages (per game)
2009 North Melbourne 19 10 2 2 108 47 155 42 28 0.2 0.2 10.8 4.7 15.5 4.2 2.8 0
2010 North Melbourne 7 14 2 6 126 90 216 46 60 0.1 0.4 9.0 6.4 15.4 3.3 5.0 1
2011 North Melbourne 7 21 6 4 255 137 392 63 104 0.3 0.2 12.1 6.5 18.7 3.0 5.0 4
2012 North Melbourne 7 17 9 2 222 113 335 67 65 0.5 0.1 13.1 5.6 18.7 3.9 3.8 3
2013 North Melbourne 7 18 20 8 259 120 379 67 97 1.1 0.4 14.4 6.7 21.1 3.7 5.4 6
2014 North Melbourne 7 20 18 15 240 116 356 85 94 0.9 0.8 12.0 5.8 17.8 4.3 4.7 3
2015 North Melbourne 7 24 15 16 354 112 466 93 134 0.6 0.7 14.8 4.7 19.4 3.9 5.6 8
2016 North Melbourne 7 23 18 13 352 163 515 84 112 0.8 0.6 15.3 7.1 22.4 3.7 4.9 7
2017 North Melbourne 7 19 13 6 262 160 422 66 110 0.7 0.3 13.8 8.4 22.2 3.5 5.8 0
2018 North Melbourne 7 17 25 23 206 83 289 79 65 1.5 1.4 12.1 4.9 17.0 4.6 3.8
Career 183 129 95 2384 1141 3525 692 869 0.7 0.5 13.0 6.2 19.3 3.8 4.7 32

Honours and achievements[edit]

Individual

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Fox Sports (2008). Thirty of the best prospects prepare for this Saturday's AFL draft. Retrieved 10 December 2008.
  2. ^ McFarlane, Glenn (23 November 2008). "Wodonga teenager Jack Ziebell comes good on pact". Herald Sun. Australia. 
  3. ^ Laidley a rap for Ziebell
  4. ^ Herald Sun: North Melbourne's Jack Ziebell taken to hospital with suspected broken leg
  5. ^ The rising stars set to shine in 2010, The Roar, Retrieved on 25 March 2010.
  6. ^ "Ziebell named captain". NMFC.com.au. 8 December 2016. Retrieved 8 December 2016. 
  7. ^ "Jack Ziebell". AFL Tables. Retrieved 24 March 2018. 

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