Steven Motlop

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Steven Motlop
Personal information
Full name Steven Motlop
Date of birth (1991-03-12) 12 March 1991 (age 26)
Original team(s) Wanderers (NTFL)
Draft No. 39, 2008 national draft
Height / weight 185 cm / 85 kg
Position(s) Forward / Midfielder
Club information
Current club Geelong
Number 32
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2010– Geelong 120 (164)
International team honours
Years Team Games (Goals)
2013 Australia 2 (2)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of round 8, 2017.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Steven Motlop (born 12 March 1991) is an Australian rules footballer playing for the Geelong Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL).

Early life[edit]

Motlop was selected by Geelong with the 39th pick in the 2008 AFL Draft. Had previously been playing with the Wanderers in the Northern Territory. He is the younger brother of North Melbourne premiership player Shannon Motlop and former Port Adelaide forward Daniel Motlop, and the cousin of Port's Marlon Motlop.[1]

His performances at the 2008 National AFL Under 18 and Under 16 championships were hampered by a shoulder injury, which was operated on prior to the draft,[2] but he still managed to kick five goals in the division two final at the MCG.[3]

AFL career[edit]

Motlop dislocated his shoulder in his debut AFL match against Hawthorn during the second quarter in the 2010 Round 2 match.[4]

In Round 6 of the 2012 AFL season Motlop was awarded the round nomination for the 2012 AFL Rising Star, after gathering 28 possessions against Melbourne.[5]

After a strong 2013 season, Motlop was selected in the AFL Players' Association's inaugural 22under22 team. In 2014, Round 16, Motlop collected a career high 30 disposals to go along with 5 marks and 4 tackles.[6]

Statistics[edit]

Statistics are correct to the end of the 2016 season.[7]
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
Geelong 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2010
Geelong 32 1 0 0 2 0 2 1 1 0.0 0.0 2.0 0.0 2.0 1.0 1.0
2011
Geelong 32 4 2 3 23 12 35 4 7 0.5 0.8 5.8 3.0 8.8 1.0 1.8
2012
Geelong 32 22 26 14 192 104 296 52 52 1.2 0.6 8.7 4.7 13.4 2.4 2.4
2013
Geelong 32 24 44 25 282 146 428 78 45 1.8 1.0 11.8 6.1 17.8 3.3 1.9
2014
Geelong 32 17 17 16 228 104 332 81 27 1.0 0.9 13.4 6.1 19.5 4.8 1.6
2015
Geelong 32 20 26 16 199 142 441 78 68 1.3 0.8 15.0 7.1 22.0 3.9 3.4
2016
Geelong 32 24 38 19 326 141 467 93 59 1.6 0.8 13.6 5.9 19.5 3,9 2.5
Career 112 153 93 1352 649 2001 387 259 1.4 0.8 12.1 5.8 17.9 3.5 2.3

References[edit]

  1. ^ Piesse, Ken (30 November 2008). "A young Steven Motlop excites Geelong". Herald Sun. Australia. Retrieved 10 December 2008. 
  2. ^ Ralph, Jon (24 November 2008). "Daniel Motlop shoulders burden". Herald Sun. Australia. Retrieved 10 December 2008. 
  3. ^ Quayle, Emma (28 September 2008). "Vic Metro wraps up under-16 title". realfooty.com.au. Retrieved 10 December 2008. 
  4. ^ Vaughan, Roger (5 April 2010). "Geelong's Motlop dislocates shoulder". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 5 April 2010. 
  5. ^ Holmesby, Luke (8 May 2012). "Cream rising". AFL BigPond network. Retrieved 8 May 2012. 
  6. ^ McInerney, Sam. "2013 22under22 Team Announced". AFL Players' Association. Retrieved 18 September 2013. 
  7. ^ "Steven Motlop statistics". AFL Tables. Retrieved 19 September 2012. 

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