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Season review: Kade Simpson

Having re-signed for an 18th season, look back on the 2019 that was for veteran Kade Simpson.

12:07pm  Sep 7, 2019

Simmo's part of the fabric

For veteran Kade Simpson, the decision to sign on at Carlton for another year was a straightforward one.

11:24am  Aug 31, 2019

Blues champion signs on for 18th season

Carlton defender Kade Simpson will pull on the boots for a remarkable 18th season after inking a new one-year-deal with the Club.

10:41am  Aug 31, 2019

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Kade
Simpson

Defender

Height
183 cm
DOB
05-05-1984
Weight
75 kg
Debut
2003
Games
2019
18
Career
325
Goals
2019
3
Career
138
2019 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
1439
Avg
80
KadeSimpson

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior clubs: Emerald (Vic)/Eastern U18
AFL clubs: Carlton
Debut: Round 11, 2003
Recruited from: Emerald/Eastern U18
Brownlow votes:
 65
 
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One of the game’s most durable and courageous players enjoyed another consistent season last year, finishing second behind Patrick Cripps in the John Nicholls Medal and polling three Brownlow votes in his 300th game against Port Adelaide in round 15 and against the Western Bulldogs in round 22. The running half-back missed only one game and averaged 26 disposals, the second-highest tally of his career. He led the Blues for kicks, rebound 50s, running bounces and metres gained. Considered the heart and soul of the club, the left-footer signed on for a 17th AFL season late last year and remains a valued member of the Blues’ leadership group.

Draft history: 2002 National AFL Draft 4th round selection (Carlton) No. 45 overall.

Twitter: @kadesimpson6

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2019 Season Average
    Games Played 18
    • Kicks 14.7
    • Handballs 5.6
    • Disposals 20.3
    • Marks 4.7
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 2.6
    • Goals 0.2
    • AFL Fantasy 79.9

2019 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 26 Richmond Rd 21
Handballs 11 Richmond Rd 1
Disposals 33 Richmond Rd 21
Marks 12 Adelaide Crows Rd 19
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 6 Western Bulldogs Rd 5
Goals 1 Adelaide Crows Rd 19
AFL Fantasy 142 Adelaide Crows Rd 19

2019 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Richmond L 64 - 97 14 11 25 6 0 1 0 1 0 0 87
2 Port Adelaide L 88 - 72 12 7 19 2 0 2 0 1 1 0 68
3 Sydney Swans L 74 - 93 8 4 12 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 46
4 Gold Coast Suns L 59 - 57 15 7 22 8 0 0 0 4 0 0 99
5 Western Bulldogs W 57 - 101 16 4 20 4 0 1 1 6 0 0 90
6 Hawthorn L 93 - 88 10 1 11 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 45
7 North Melbourne L 62 - 120 - - - - - - - - - - -
8 Collingwood L 87 - 106 - - - - - - - - - - -
9 GWS Giants L 138 - 45 - - - - - - - - - - -
10 St Kilda L 68 - 55 13 9 22 6 0 1 1 3 0 0 85
11 Essendon L 74 - 33 - - - - - - - - - - -
12 Brisbane Lions W 78 - 63 12 4 16 7 0 1 1 1 0 0 67
13 Western Bulldogs L 100 - 103 15 7 22 3 0 2 0 1 0 0 74
15 Fremantle W 75 - 79 12 3 15 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 56
16 Melbourne L 100 - 105 9 6 15 1 0 1 0 3 0 0 55
17 Sydney Swans W 62 - 69 11 8 19 4 0 0 2 4 0 0 71
18 Gold Coast Suns W 99 - 75 19 5 24 3 0 2 0 3 0 0 90
19 Adelaide Crows W 87 - 60 26 5 31 12 0 0 0 3 1 0 142
20 West Coast Eagles L 75 - 99 20 5 25 8 0 1 3 2 0 0 94
21 Richmond L 73 - 45 26 7 33 4 0 2 0 4 0 0 122
22 St Kilda W 78 - 68 14 7 21 7 0 0 1 4 0 0 90
23 Geelong Cats L 129 - 61 13 1 14 4 0 0 1 2 0 0 58
TOTAL W: 7 - L: 15 265 101 366 85 0 15 10 46 3 0 1439

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 325
    • Kicks 14.0
    • Handballs 7.4
    • Disposals 21.4
    • Marks 5.8
    • Hit-Outs 0.1
    • Tackles 2.7
    • Goals 0.4
    • AFL Fantasy 87.0

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 30 West Coast Eagles Rd 5, 2018
Handballs 19 Collingwood Rd 19, 2015
Disposals 40 St Kilda Rd 24, 2011
Marks 16 St Kilda Rd 24, 2011
Hit-outs 2 West Coast Eagles SF, 2011
Tackles 9 West Coast Eagles Rd 10, 2010
Goals 3 Essendon Rd 21, 2012
AFL Fantasy 163 St Kilda Rd 24, 2011

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2019 Carlton 265 101 366 85 0 15 10 46 3 0 1439
2018 Carlton 369 180 549 115 0 26 9 42 4 0 2003
2017 Carlton 377 152 529 162 0 19 18 59 4 3 2149
2016 Carlton 383 214 597 152 0 18 20 54 3 0 2225
2015 Carlton 285 175 460 118 1 13 16 42 3 1 1712
2014 Carlton 349 171 520 139 1 24 15 52 4 6 2024
2013 Carlton 350 183 533 140 0 27 16 51 6 9 2064
2012 Carlton 267 159 426 106 3 15 10 62 15 13 1776
2011 Carlton 361 175 536 147 5 26 17 78 17 18 2286
2010 Carlton 328 210 538 142 4 30 20 93 17 19 2297
2009 Carlton 287 202 489 129 0 29 20 82 15 12 2051
2008 Carlton 242 170 412 137 0 25 17 61 9 14 1763
2007 Carlton 281 130 411 103 4 18 16 63 17 12 1752
2006 Carlton 296 124 420 147 3 17 9 53 11 8 1856
2005 Carlton 118 56 174 57 1 15 7 26 9 10 800
2004 Carlton 7 5 12 4 2 0 0 5 1 1 72
2003 Carlton 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 9

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

Club Awards

John Nicholls Medallist
2013

John Nicholls Medal runner-up
2016, 2018

3rd Best and Fairest
2014

Carlton vice-captain
2013-2014, 2016

Women of Carlton Player Ambassador Award
2015

Carltonians High Achiever Award
2014, 2016

Inner Blue Ruthless Award
2013, 2016

AFL Awards

AFL pre-season premiership
2005, 2007

AFL Rising Star nominee
2005

International Rules Series
2006, 2008, 2010

Jim Stynes Medal
Winner - 2008