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Season review: Matthew Kreuzer

Matthew Kreuzer produced a career-best season in 2017, narrowly missing out on All Australian selection.

10:02am  Sep 14, 2017

Kreuzer, Rowe re-sign

Matthew Kreuzer and Sam Rowe put pen to paper on new deals.

7:02pm  Aug 31, 2017

Kreuzer, Docherty in AA squad

Matthew Kreuzer and Sam Docherty are in line for their first-ever All Australian selections.

2:37pm  Aug 28, 2017

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Matthew
Kreuzer

Height
200 cm
DOB
13-05-1989
Weight
101 kg
Debut
2008
Games
2017
21
Career
161
Goals
2017
12
Career
84
2017 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
2206
Avg
105
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: 20
 
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Enjoyed a much better season in 2016, missing only one match after playing just 14 games in the previous two years because of a series of foot injuries. Shared the ruck workload with Andrew Phillips and finished ninth in the John Nicholls Medal. Kicked the match-winning goal against Port Adelaide in Round 8 and was one of the Blues' best in the memorable victory over Geelong in Round 10. Fiercely competitive and capable of taking a big mark, the popular ruckman is out of contract at the end of this year and will be keen to have an injury-free season. Improved fitness should help him take more marks around the ground and become a regular contributor on the scoreboard.

Draft history: 2007 NAB AFL Draft priority selection (Carlton) No.1 overall.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2017 Season Average
    Games Played 21
    • Kicks 9.8
    • Handballs 5.5
    • Disposals 15.3
    • Marks 3.3
    • Hit-Outs 31.7
    • Tackles 5.1
    • Goals 0.6
    • AFL Fantasy 105.0

2017 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 15 GWS Giants Rd 12
Handballs 11 Melbourne Rd 16
Disposals 22 Fremantle Rd 9
Marks 8 Adelaide Crows Rd 15
Hit-outs 50 Western Bulldogs Rd 17
Tackles 11 Essendon Rd 3
Goals 2 Richmond Rd 14
AFL Fantasy 149 GWS Giants Rd 12

2017 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Richmond L 89 - 132 11 4 15 4 39 0 0 4 2 0 120
2 Melbourne L 86 - 64 4 7 11 3 21 2 0 3 0 0 70
3 Essendon W 57 - 42 14 0 14 1 30 2 0 11 1 0 127
4 Gold Coast Suns L 82 - 108 8 2 10 1 23 1 2 5 0 1 70
5 Port Adelaide L 137 - 47 - - - - - - - - - - -
6 Sydney Swans W 97 - 78 8 4 12 4 32 0 2 5 2 0 102
7 Collingwood W 56 - 79 9 6 15 1 29 4 2 7 0 1 98
8 St Kilda L 85 - 66 12 7 19 5 14 3 1 3 0 1 92
9 Fremantle L 86 - 51 11 11 22 5 26 0 1 6 0 2 119
10 North Melbourne L 96 - 113 10 8 18 2 46 0 1 9 0 1 132
12 GWS Giants W 71 - 70 15 6 21 6 33 5 1 8 1 1 149
13 Gold Coast Suns W 73 - 83 11 7 18 3 30 2 0 6 0 0 112
14 Richmond L 84 - 58 11 3 14 4 37 1 2 1 2 2 101
15 Adelaide Crows L 77 - 89 10 4 14 8 42 1 1 5 0 0 122
16 Melbourne L 82 - 90 7 11 18 3 28 3 0 7 1 1 118
17 Western Bulldogs L 62 - 82 5 7 12 4 50 0 0 1 0 0 95
18 Brisbane Lions L 112 - 82 12 5 17 4 22 0 1 3 0 0 89
19 Geelong Cats L 58 - 123 4 4 8 0 26 2 1 3 0 0 57
20 Essendon L 84 - 76 11 4 15 3 38 2 0 7 1 0 124
21 West Coast Eagles L 100 - 83 9 8 17 3 33 3 2 7 0 1 111
22 Hawthorn W 77 - 70 12 3 15 2 29 2 1 2 1 1 91
23 Sydney Swans L 138 - 57 12 4 16 3 37 1 2 4 1 0 107
TOTAL W: 6 - L: 16 206 115 321 69 665 34 20 107 12 12 2206

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 161
    • Kicks 6.5
    • Handballs 5.8
    • Disposals 12.3
    • Marks 2.9
    • Hit-Outs 20.0
    • Tackles 3.8
    • Goals 0.5
    • AFL Fantasy 77.4

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 15 GWS Giants Rd 12, 2017
Handballs 14 Hawthorn Rd 6, 2009
Disposals 24 Sydney Swans Rd 13, 2011
Marks 8 Adelaide Crows Rd 15, 2017
Hit-outs 50 Western Bulldogs Rd 17, 2017
Tackles 12 Geelong Cats Rd 10, 2016
Goals 3 Melbourne Rd 21, 2015
AFL Fantasy 149 GWS Giants Rd 12, 2017

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2017 Carlton 206 115 321 69 665 34 20 107 12 12 2206
2016 Carlton 136 96 232 46 429 22 24 84 7 8 1503
2015 Carlton 91 75 166 40 276 15 11 55 9 5 1080
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

All-Australian initial squad 2017

AFL Rising Star nominee 2008

Club Awards

John Nicholls Medal third place 2017

William A. Cook Trophy 2017

Bill Lanyon Inner Blue Ruthless Award 2017

Spirit of Carlton Award 2017

Carlton Best First-Year Player 2008