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Classic performances: Kreuz brings down Giants

In his 150th game, Matthew Kreuzer produced a best-afield performance in a memorable win.

11:49am  May 17, 2019

Young duo set to return

Talented duo Kym Lebois and Harrison Macreadie are due to make their returns to VFL action.

9:49am  May 14, 2019

Inside the opposition: Pies

Carlton will take on traditional rivals Collingwood when they return to the MCG this Saturday.

6:54pm  May 9, 2019

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Matthew
Kreuzer

Ruckman

Height
200 cm
DOB
13-05-1989
Weight
101 kg
Debut
2008
Games
2019
4
Career
177
Goals
2019
1
Career
90
2019 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
307
Avg
77
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: 24
 
Platinum Sponsor
Aluline & Dooley Agushi



Gold Sponsor

Westkon and Corvetti Family

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Silver Sponsor
Mark Farag

After an impressive 2017 season, the popular ruckman had an injury-interrupted year, playing only 12 games. Injured his groin in the opening round against Richmond and missed three matches early in the season. Late in the year, an elevated heart rate cut his season short. Fiercely competitive and capable of taking a big mark, Kreuzer’s follow-up efforts after the ruck contest make him an extra midfielder. Contracted until the end of this season, he is one of the Blues’ most experienced players and is greatly admired by teammates and fans.

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

Instagram: @mattkreuz

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2019 Season Average
    Games Played 4
    • Kicks 7.8
    • Handballs 5.3
    • Disposals 13.0
    • Marks 1.8
    • Hit-Outs 27.3
    • Tackles 2.5
    • Goals 0.3
    • AFL Fantasy 76.8

2019 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 9 Western Bulldogs Rd 5
Handballs 6 Collingwood Rd 8
Disposals 14 Collingwood Rd 8
Marks 4 Western Bulldogs Rd 5
Hit-outs 32 GWS Giants Rd 9
Tackles 3 Collingwood Rd 8
Goals 1 Hawthorn Rd 6
AFL Fantasy 83 Hawthorn Rd 6

2019 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Richmond L 64 - 97 - - - - - - - - - - -
2 Port Adelaide L 88 - 72 - - - - - - - - - - -
3 Sydney Swans L 74 - 93 - - - - - - - - - - -
4 Gold Coast Suns L 59 - 57 - - - - - - - - - - -
5 Western Bulldogs W 57 - 101 9 5 14 4 25 1 1 2 0 1 81
6 Hawthorn L 93 - 88 8 5 13 1 30 1 1 3 1 0 83
7 North Melbourne L 62 - 120 - - - - - - - - - - -
8 Collingwood L 87 - 106 8 6 14 1 22 1 1 3 0 0 71
9 GWS Giants L 138 - 45 6 5 11 1 32 1 0 2 0 0 72
10 St Kilda - - - - - - - - - - -
11 Essendon - - - - - - - - - - -
12 Brisbane Lions - - - - - - - - - - -
13 Western Bulldogs - - - - - - - - - - -
15 Fremantle - - - - - - - - - - -
16 Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
17 Sydney Swans - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Gold Coast Suns - - - - - - - - - - -
19 Adelaide Crows - - - - - - - - - - -
20 West Coast Eagles - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Richmond - - - - - - - - - - -
22 St Kilda - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Geelong Cats - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 1 - L: 8 31 21 52 7 109 4 3 10 1 1 307

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 177
    • Kicks 6.7
    • Handballs 5.7
    • Disposals 12.4
    • Marks 2.8
    • Hit-Outs 20.4
    • Tackles 3.7
    • Goals 0.5
    • AFL Fantasy 77.5

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 16 Collingwood Rd 3, 2018
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
2019 Carlton 31 21 52 7 109 4 3 10 1 1 307
2018 Carlton 99 60 159 24 276 22 11 41 5 5 953
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