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Season review: Sam Petrevski-Seton

Outstanding Samo ruins Pies' party Sam Petrevski-Seton a key catalyst in the demise of Collingwood's 125th anniversary celebrations

The Carlton Football Club embarked on the second stage of its journey under senior coach Brendon Bolton in 2017.

After registering six wins, the Blues finished the season in 16th place on the ladder.

Despite falling four points short of its 2016 output, Carlton won more quarters in 2017, demonstrating the growth of the playing group in its second year with Bolton at the helm.

With the team now on a break, we’re analysing each player’s year in statistics. Here’s the review for first-year player Sam Petrevski-Seton. 


Season 2017: 20


Season 2017: 10

KEY AFL STATISTICS (averages in brackets):

Disposals: 280 (14) Tackles: 95 (4.8) Marks: 127 (5.8) Contested Possessions: 139 (7) Clearances 42: (2.1)


In just his first season, Petrevski-Seton became a regular in the Blues’ engine room, playing 20 of a possible 22 games and earning a Rising Star nomination in Round 7.

His calmness under pressure, aggression and goal celebrations were highlights of an eye-catching season that saw him finish fifth at Carlton for clearances and third for tackles.

The No.6 draft pick’s feats carried more weight given he missed a considerable chunk of pre-season with a quad injury and didn’t feature in any JLT Community Series matches.

Petrevski-Seton was rewarded for his form with a three-year contract extension, keeping him in the navy blue until at least the end of 2021.

Sam Petrevski-Seton's tackling was a highlight in his debut season. (Photo: AFL Media)


The win over Collingwood will go down as Petrevski-Seton’s breakout game.

The 19-year-old collected 21 disposals, often using them to devastating effect with a classy two majors to boot.

He earned nine of a possible 10 AFL Coaches’ Association votes for a performance that delivered Carlton its second of five Rising Star nominations in 2017. 


You could see how much it meant to Petrevski-Seton to boot his first goal in the big league against Melbourne in Round 2. 

Having converted a set-shot, he beat his fist on the Carlton monogram and pointed to the heavens in a tribute to his grandparents – a celebration which he’d continue for his remaining nine goals of the season.