Martin Gleeson (Australian footballer)

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Martin Gleeson
Martin Gleeson 2017.1.jpg
Gleeson playing for Essendon in June 2017
Personal information
Full name Martin Gleeson
Date of birth (1994-08-25) 25 August 1994 (age 24)
Original team(s) North Ballarat Rebels (TAC Cup)
Draft No. 53, 2012 national draft
Height 191 cm (6 ft 3 in)
Weight 84 kg (185 lb)
Position(s) Defender / Midfielder
Club information
Current club Essendon
Number 8
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2014– Essendon 69 (5)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2017.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Martin Gleeson (born 25 August 1994) is a professional Australian rules footballer, currently playing for the Essendon Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL). His position on the field is half back.[1] He is the nephew of former Carlton player Adrian Gleeson.[2]

Gleeson played for the North Ballarat Rebels in the TAC Cup. He was drafted by Essendon with pick 53 in the 2012 national draft and played 13 games in the VFL before injuring his shoulder.[2] He made his AFL debut against North Melbourne in round 1 of the 2014 AFL season.[3] Like his uncle Adrian, he played for Koroit as a junior.

Statistics[edit]

Statistics are correct to the end of round 2, 2018[4]
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
Totals Averages (per game)
2014 Essendon 35 9 2 4 71 42 113 37 15 0.2 0.4 7.9 4.7 12.6 4.1 1.7
2015 Essendon 35 22 2 3 152 154 306 84 45 0.1 0.1 6.9 7.0 13.9 3.8 2.1
2016 Essendon 8 20 0 1 181 172 353 106 35 0.0 0.1 9.1 8.6 17.7 5.3 1.8
2017 Essendon 8 18 1 0 196 100 296 106 32 0.1 0.0 10.9 5.6 16.4 5.9 1.8
2018 Essendon 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Career 69 5 8 600 468 1068 333 127 0.1 0.1 8.7 6.8 15.5 4.8 1.8

Playing style[edit]

[5] Gleeson is a wiry defender, who consistently displays courage and is able to use the ball efficiently. In 2016, he averaged more than five intercept possessions per game to finish third in that category at the club, behind Matt Dea and James Kelly. A great reader of the play, Gleeson often floats behind the pack to take an uncontested mark.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Martin Gleeson - essendonfc.com.au". essendonfc.com.au. Retrieved 4 August 2015.
  2. ^ a b Brady, Anthony (17 March 2014), "Bright future for Koroit's shining star", The Moyne Gazette
  3. ^ "Roos in for pain", Herald Sun, 23 March 2014
  4. ^ "Martin Gleeson". AFL Tables. Retrieved 4 April 2018.
  5. ^ "Martin Gleeson - essendonfc.com.au". essendonfc.com.au. Retrieved 21 October 2017.

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