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Kreuzer rapt to be back

Big man Matthew Kreuzer says while it’s been a tough road to recovery, he’s rapt to be back playing football.

4:44pm  Jun 19, 2015

Team selection: Round 10

The wait is over. Matthew Kreuzer will make his long-awaited return in Saturday's clash with Adelaide at the MCG.

6:15pm  Jun 4, 2015

Kreuzer sidelined for weekend

Carlton big man Matthew Kreuzer is set to spend this weekend on the sidelines, but his troublesome foot isn't to blame.

3:50pm  May 22, 2015

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Kreuzer's big return

2:28pm  Jun 10, 2015

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Matthew
Kreuzer

Height
200 cm
DOB
13-05-1989
Weight
103 kg
Debut
2008
Games
2015
3
Career
109
Goals
2015
2
Career
58
2015 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
229
Avg
76
MatthewKreuzer

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior clubs: Bundoora/Northern U18
AFL clubs: Carlton
Debut: Rd 3 2008
Recruited from: Northern U18
Brownlow Medal votes: 15
 
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After spending virtually all of season 2014 on the sidelines following foot surgery, Matthew Kreuzer is looking forward to making his long-awaited return to Carlton’s line-up.

The big man had been looking fitter than ever after a solid pre-season, before suffering another minor setback with his foot. However Blues fans can breathe a sigh of relief as he’s expected to return to playing early in the season.

The former No. 1 draft pick is likely to spend more time in the forward line this year.
 
Draft history: 2007 NAB AFL Draft priority selection (Carlton) No. 1 overall.

Instagram: mattkreuz

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2015 Season Average
    Games Played 3
    • Kicks 6.3
    • Handballs 6.3
    • Disposals 12.7
    • Marks 4.3
    • Hit-Outs 16.7
    • Tackles 3.0
    • Goals 0.7
    • AFL Fantasy 76.3

2015 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 8 Adelaide Crows Rd 10
Handballs 12 Gold Coast Suns Rd 13
Disposals 19 Gold Coast Suns Rd 13
Marks 8 Gold Coast Suns Rd 13
Hit-outs 22 Gold Coast Suns Rd 13
Tackles 4 Gold Coast Suns Rd 13
Goals 2 Adelaide Crows Rd 10
AFL Fantasy 109 Gold Coast Suns Rd 13

2015 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Richmond L 78 - 105 - - - - - - - - - - -
2 West Coast Eagles L 131 - 62 - - - - - - - - - - -
3 Essendon L 84 - 105 - - - - - - - - - - -
4 St Kilda W 81 - 121 - - - - - - - - - - -
5 Collingwood L 45 - 120 - - - - - - - - - - -
6 Brisbane Lions L 75 - 84 - - - - - - - - - - -
7 GWS Giants L 57 - 135 - - - - - - - - - - -
8 Geelong Cats L 140 - 63 - - - - - - - - - - -
9 Sydney Swans L 122 - 62 - - - - - - - - - - -
10 Adelaide Crows L 90 - 99 8 3 11 3 11 0 0 4 2 0 78
12 Port Adelaide W 110 - 106 4 4 8 2 17 1 2 1 0 0 42
13 Gold Coast Suns W 103 - 69 7 12 19 8 22 1 0 4 0 1 109
14 Western Bulldogs - - - - - - - - - - -
15 Richmond - - - - - - - - - - -
16 Fremantle - - - - - - - - - - -
17 Hawthorn - - - - - - - - - - -
18 North Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
19 Collingwood - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Brisbane Lions - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
22 GWS Giants - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Hawthorn - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 3 - L: 9 19 19 38 13 50 2 2 9 2 1 229

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 109
    • Kicks 5.8
    • Handballs 6.1
    • Disposals 11.9
    • Marks 2.9
    • Hit-Outs 17.5
    • Tackles 3.4
    • Goals 0.5
    • AFL Fantasy 72.2

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 13 Sydney Swans Rd 14, 2013
Handballs 14 Hawthorn Rd 6, 2009
Disposals 24 Sydney Swans Rd 13, 2011
Marks 8 Gold Coast Suns Rd 13, 2015
Hit-outs 45 Richmond Rd 18, 2012
Tackles 8 Port Adelaide Rd 23, 2013
Goals 3 Port Adelaide Rd 8, 2010
AFL Fantasy 133 Sydney Swans Rd 13, 2011

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2015 Carlton 19 19 38 13 50 2 2 9 2 1 229
2014 Carlton 9 5 14 3 13 3 1 0 0 0 59
2013 Carlton 116 79 195 56 428 20 10 71 8 11 1435
2012 Carlton 146 97 243 60 450 21 16 66 10 8 1567
2011 Carlton 66 74 140 27 148 18 9 44 7 7 791
2010 Carlton 65 94 159 29 239 17 7 62 5 4 987
2009 Carlton 123 197 320 73 394 30 10 71 13 11 1749
2008 Carlton 96 99 195 59 183 18 12 45 13 1 1087

Legend

K
Kicks
H
Handballs
D
Disposals
M
Marks
HO
Hit-outs
FF
Frees For
FA
Frees Against
T
Tackles
G
Goals
B
Behinds
AF
AFL Fantasy points

Awards

AFL Awards

AFL Rising Star nominee
2008

Club Awards

Carlton Best First-Year Player
2008