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Senior Players List

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Alex
Neal-Bullen

Height
182 cm
DOB
09-01-1996
Weight
80 kg
Debut
2015
Games
2018
25
Career
59
Goals
2018
27
Career
50
2018 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
1947
Avg
78
AlexNeal-Bullen

Player Bio

At a glance

Drafted: 2014 NAB AFL Draft 2nd round selection (Melbourne) No. 40 overall.
Recruited from: Plympton (SA)/Glenelg (SANFL)

Neal-Bullen was one of the most improved players at Melbourne in 2017. The half-forward played 19 games, the most of his career, averaging a personal-best 18.9 disposals and kicking 15 goals. The 21-year-old’s work rate is his standout quality. He gets to a lot of contests and the Demons value the role he plays. May spend more time in the midfield in 2018 as Melbourne tries to add players to its on-ball core. 

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2018 Season Average
    Games Played 25
    • Kicks 9.8
    • Handballs 7.0
    • Disposals 16.9
    • Marks 3.1
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 4.7
    • Goals 1.1
    • AFL Fantasy 77.9

2018 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 16 Geelong Cats Rd 18
Handballs 13 Western Bulldogs Rd 11
Disposals 25 Western Bulldogs Rd 11
Marks 6 Adelaide Crows Rd 10
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 12 Adelaide Crows Rd 19
Goals 4 Carlton Rd 9
AFL Fantasy 122 Adelaide Crows Rd 10

2018 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Geelong Cats L 94 - 97 11 2 13 1 0 2 3 2 2 0 53
2 Brisbane Lions W 74 - 100 16 5 21 5 0 0 0 2 1 0 87
3 North Melbourne W 123 - 86 11 8 19 5 0 1 0 4 0 0 81
4 Hawthorn L 115 - 48 12 10 22 4 0 2 0 6 1 0 100
5 Richmond L 56 - 102 8 6 14 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 47
6 Essendon W 72 - 108 3 5 8 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 32
7 St Kilda W 67 - 106 10 5 15 4 0 0 3 2 1 2 59
8 Gold Coast Suns W 77 - 146 11 12 23 5 0 0 1 1 2 2 87
9 Carlton W 50 - 159 7 10 17 2 0 0 0 5 4 0 91
10 Adelaide Crows W 146 - 55 15 8 23 6 0 1 0 6 3 0 122
11 Western Bulldogs W 51 - 100 12 13 25 5 0 3 0 5 1 2 108
12 Collingwood L 91 - 133 7 12 19 3 0 1 2 6 1 1 80
14 Port Adelaide L 75 - 65 6 6 12 2 0 0 1 9 0 1 70
15 St Kilda L 117 - 119 5 9 14 3 0 0 1 1 1 0 49
16 Fremantle W 102 - 48 9 5 14 3 0 1 1 4 1 2 68
17 Western Bulldogs W 119 - 69 6 11 17 5 0 0 0 5 2 0 87
18 Geelong Cats L 100 - 98 16 2 18 3 0 2 0 5 0 1 84
19 Adelaide Crows W 77 - 90 15 7 22 2 0 1 3 12 1 1 112
20 Gold Coast Suns W 143 - 47 15 7 22 4 0 2 1 2 2 0 90
21 Sydney Swans L 78 - 87 10 4 14 2 0 0 2 6 0 0 62
22 West Coast Eagles W 91 - 108 7 11 18 2 0 3 0 6 0 1 77
23 GWS Giants W 102 - 57 10 2 12 1 0 3 0 4 2 0 68
W1 Geelong Cats W 75 - 46 12 8 20 4 0 0 0 9 1 3 109
SF Hawthorn W 71 - 104 5 3 8 1 0 1 0 6 1 1 56
PF West Coast Eagles L 121 - 55 7 5 12 4 0 1 0 6 0 0 68
TOTAL W: 16 - L: 9 246 176 422 78 0 24 18 118 27 19 1947

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 59
    • Kicks 9.0
    • Handballs 7.0
    • Disposals 15.9
    • Marks 2.8
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 4.1
    • Goals 0.8
    • AFL Fantasy 70.4

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 25 Geelong Cats Rd 3, 2017
Handballs 14 Collingwood Rd 12, 2017
Disposals 28 Geelong Cats Rd 3, 2017
Marks 9 St Kilda Rd 21, 2017
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 12 Adelaide Crows Rd 19, 2018
Goals 4 Carlton Rd 9, 2018
AFL Fantasy 141 Geelong Cats Rd 3, 2017

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2018 Melbourne 246 176 422 78 0 24 18 118 27 19 1947
2017 Melbourne 204 155 359 61 0 9 7 87 15 9 1540
2016 Melbourne 19 37 56 9 0 1 3 11 2 0 206
2015 Melbourne 60 44 104 20 0 4 6 26 6 4 458

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

Honours

Brownlow History

Career votes: 3

2018 votes: 3

Milestones

Debut
R11, 2015: St Kilda v Melbourne, Docklands

50th game
R17, 2018: Melbourne v Western Bulldogs, MCG