Xavier Ellis

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Xavier Ellis
Personal information
Full name Xavier Ellis
Nickname(s) X-Man
Date of birth (1988-02-28) 28 February 1988 (age 28)
Original team(s) Gippsland Power (TAC Cup)
Draft No. 3 (PP), 2005 national draft
Height / weight 187cm / 80 kg
Position(s) Midfielder
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2007–2013
2014–2016
Total
Hawthorn
West Coast
086 (28)
034 0(9)
120 (37)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2016.
Career highlights
  • AFL premiership: 2008

Xavier Ellis (born 28 February 1988) is a former professional Australian rules footballer who played for the Hawthorn Football Club and West Coast Eagles in the Australian Football League (AFL).

AFL career[edit]

Ellis was drafted by the Hawthorn Football Club with their first selection and third overall in the 2005 national draft. In 2006, he focused on completing his year tewlve studies and playing football for Melbourne Grammar, where he was co-captain of the 1st XVIII. His season was wrecked by injuries, but he managed to play several games for Hawthorn's VFL affiliate, the Box Hill Hawks.

He made his senior debut against the Brisbane Lions in round one, 2007 and scored his first goal in round four against Geelong at Aurora Stadium. His debut season saw him rewarded with the club's best first year player.

During the 2008 season, he played 23 matches, averaging 20 disposals. He played in the 2008 AFL Grand Final, where he amassed 28 disposals (the most on the ground) and helped his team defeat Geelong.

From 2009 to 2012, he was hampered by a string of injuries throughout this period. He missed most of the 2012 season, only managing to play five matches, including the 2012 grand final loss.

In 2013, he was restricted to just two games after numerous calf injuries and at the end of the season he signed with the West Coast as an unrestricted free agent.[1]

From 2014 to 2015, he played the majority of both seasons including the 2015 AFL Grand Final against his old side, Hawthorn.[2]

After managing just two matches in the 2016 season, Ellis announced his immediate retirement from the AFL in August via a post on Instagram.[3]

Statistics[edit]

[4]
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)
2007 Hawthorn 32 13 3 2 78 74 152 49 24 0.2 0.2 6.0 5.7 11.7 3.8 1.8
2008 Hawthorn 8 23 3 1 205 250 455 151 53 0.1 0.0 8.9 10.9 19.8 6.6 2.3
2009 Hawthorn 8 11 3 0 87 105 192 47 35 0.3 0.0 7.9 9.5 17.5 4.3 3.2
2010 Hawthorn 8 23 10 7 207 193 400 106 89 0.4 0.3 9.0 8.4 17.4 4.6 3.9
2011 Hawthorn 8 8 3 1 84 64 148 46 19 0.4 0.1 10.5 8.0 18.5 5.8 2.4
2012 Hawthorn 8 6 6 0 44 35 79 14 8 1.0 0.0 7.3 5.8 13.2 2.3 1.3
2013 Hawthorn 8 2 0 2 9 3 12 3 4 0.0 1.0 4.5 1.5 6.0 1.5 2.0
2014 West Coast 18 17 7 2 174 84 258 53 40 0.4 0.1 10.2 4.9 15.2 3.1 2.4
2015 West Coast 18 15 1 0 164 62 226 76 22 0.1 0.0 10.9 4.2 15.1 5.1 1.5
2016 West Coast 18 2 1 0 11 11 22 6 4 0.5 0.0 5.5 5.5 11.0 3.0 2.0
Career 120 37 15 1063 881 1944 551 298 0.3 0.1 8.9 7.3 16.2 4.6 2.5

References[edit]

  1. ^ Niall, Jake (15 October 2013). "Xavier Ellis to sign with West Coast". The Age. Melbourne: Fairfax Media. Archived from the original on 30 December 2013. Retrieved 9 August 2016. 
  2. ^ Australian Associated Press (30 September 2015). "AFL Grand Final: Xavier Ellis ready to fire for West Coast Eagles against former club". Perth Now. News Corp Australia. Retrieved 9 August 2016. 
  3. ^ "Premiership Player Retires Over Instagram". Triple M. 9 August 2016. Retrieved 9 August 2016. 
  4. ^ "Xavier Ellis". AFL Tables. Retrieved 20 August 2014. 

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