Nick Suban

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Nick Suban
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Nick Suban, May 2014
Personal information
Full name Nicholas Suban
Date of birth (1990-05-09) 9 May 1990 (age 27)
Original team(s) North Ballarat Rebels, TAC Cup
Height / weight 182cm / 81kg
Position(s) Midfielder
Club information
Current club Fremantle
Number 8
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2009– Fremantle 156 (60)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2017.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Nicholas 'Nick' Suban (born 9 May 1990) is an Australian rules football player who plays for the Fremantle Football Club in the Australian Football League.

Originally from Bacchus Marsh, Victoria and of Slovenian origin,[citation needed] Suban captained both the North Ballarat Rebels in the TAC Cup and Victoria Country in the 2008 AFL Under 18 Championships.[1][2] He was named in both the Under 18 All-Australian Team and the TAC Cup Team of the Year in both 2007 and 2008.[3] Suban was drafted by Fremantle with the 24th selection in the 2008 AFL Draft.

Suban is only the second player to wear the number 8 guernsey for Fremantle, following the retirement of inaugural squad member Shaun McManus in 2008.[4] Along with fellow new recruit Stephen Hill, Suban made his debut in the opening round of the 2009 AFL season,[5] and both played all 22 games for the season.[6] In Round 21, Suban was one of Fremantle's best players in their 54-point win over Essendon. His career-high 25 possession and two goal game earnt him an AFL Rising Star nomination.[7]

In April 2010, Suban extended his contract until the end of the 2012 season.[6] After playing 25 consecutive games from his debut in 2009, Suban missed his first game in Round 4 of the 2010 season due to an ankle injury suffered in the final minutes of Fremantle's win over Geelong at Subiaco Oval.[8] He returned in round 9 and played 13 more games for the year. In round 4 of the 2011 season against North Melbourne at Subiaco Oval, Suban fractured his right fibula when his leg was trapped under teammate Ryan Crowley.[9] He missed over three months of football before returning to play in the Western Derby in Round 18.[10]

Suban had a disappointing 2012 season, being tried in a variety of positions in his 14 games, often as the substitute player. In 2013, however, he moved to play more in the midfield,[11] and played in 22 games, including the 2013 AFL Grand Final. He played his 100th game for Fremantle in a surprise loss to bottom placed St Kilda in round 18 of the 2014 season.[12][13][14]

Statistics[edit]

Statistics are correct to the end of the 2016 season[15]
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)
2009 Fremantle 8 22 10 12 191 84 275 56 65 0.4 0.6 8.7 3.8 12.5 2.6 3.0
2010 Fremantle 8 16 3 3 139 71 210 40 67 0.2 0.2 8.7 4.4 13.1 2.5 4.2
2011 Fremantle 8 10 2 2 93 40 133 22 33 0.2 0.2 9.3 4.0 13.3 2.2 3.3
2012 Fremantle 8 14 3 2 111 38 149 26 38 0.2 0.1 7.9 2.7 10.6 1.9 2.7
2013 Fremantle 8 22 16 11 223 106 329 67 78 0.7 0.5 10.1 4.8 15.0 3.0 3.6
2014 Fremantle 8 21 11 9 174 109 283 42 81 0.5 0.4 8.3 5.2 13.5 2.0 3.9
2015 Fremantle 8 24 7 14 231 103 334 51 93 0.3 0.6 9.6 4.3 13.9 2.1 3.9
2016 Fremantle 8 15 4 5 113 83 196 27 74 0.3 0.3 7.5 5.5 13.1 1.8 4.9
Career 144 56 58 1275 634 1909 331 529 0.4 0.4 8.9 4.4 13.3 2.3 3.7

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