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Salem benefits from big pre-season

Salem's form in defence driven by strong summer

9:15am  Sep 12, 2018

We’re not here to make up numbers: Salem

Christian Salem says team is hellbent on winning finals this year

6:47pm  Sep 6, 2018

Viney, Salem to be tested for round eight

Jack Viney and Christian Salem both face fitness tests this week

4:40pm  May 8, 2018

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Christian
Salem

Height
183 cm
DOB
15-07-1995
Weight
81 kg
Debut
2014
Games
2018
24
Career
70
Goals
2018
6
Career
19
2018 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
1884
Avg
78
ChristianSalem

Player Bio

At a glance

Draft: 2013 NAB AFL Draft 1st round selection (Melbourne) No. 9 overall.
Recruited from: Hampton Rovers (Vic)/Sandringham U18

Salem’s year started on a bizarre note when he was concussed after accidentally dropping a brick on his head at a pre-season boot camp. The smooth-moving defender finally found some continuity, playing the first nine games of the season before a one-match suspension. A hamstring injury in round 14 meant Salem missed another three games, before he was dropped back to the VFL later in the season. He played with more aggression in his lone game for Casey, but was booked for a high bump and missed a game as a result. For a player of his talent, Melbourne cannot afford to have him missing games. Salem, contracted until the end of 2019, is an important player for the Demons, given his skill level and composure under pressure. They will look for more from him in 2018.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2018 Season Average
    Games Played 24
    • Kicks 13.3
    • Handballs 7.3
    • Disposals 20.6
    • Marks 3.5
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 3.5
    • Goals 0.3
    • AFL Fantasy 78.5

2018 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 21 Geelong Cats W1
Handballs 13 Gold Coast Suns Rd 8
Disposals 29 Fremantle Rd 16
Marks 8 Adelaide Crows Rd 10
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 8 Richmond Rd 5
Goals 2 Gold Coast Suns Rd 8
AFL Fantasy 119 Gold Coast Suns Rd 8

2018 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Geelong Cats L 94 - 97 5 7 12 0 0 1 1 4 0 0 43
2 Brisbane Lions W 74 - 100 6 7 13 1 0 0 2 3 0 0 41
3 North Melbourne W 123 - 86 15 5 20 4 0 2 2 6 0 1 88
4 Hawthorn L 115 - 48 13 7 20 2 0 2 2 3 1 0 73
5 Richmond L 56 - 102 8 12 20 1 0 0 0 8 0 0 83
6 Essendon W 72 - 108 16 11 27 4 0 2 0 5 0 0 104
7 St Kilda W 67 - 106 - - - - - - - - - - -
8 Gold Coast Suns W 77 - 146 14 13 27 8 0 1 1 4 2 1 119
9 Carlton W 50 - 159 14 7 21 4 0 0 0 1 0 1 73
10 Adelaide Crows W 146 - 55 19 9 28 8 0 0 0 2 0 0 107
11 Western Bulldogs W 51 - 100 14 11 25 5 0 0 1 2 0 0 84
12 Collingwood L 91 - 133 12 4 16 3 0 0 1 4 0 0 66
14 Port Adelaide L 75 - 65 7 6 13 1 0 0 2 2 1 0 44
15 St Kilda L 117 - 119 9 6 15 2 0 0 3 3 0 0 48
16 Fremantle W 102 - 48 19 10 29 5 0 0 1 1 1 1 100
17 Western Bulldogs W 119 - 69 17 4 21 5 0 0 2 4 0 0 84
18 Geelong Cats L 100 - 98 12 7 19 4 0 1 0 6 0 0 87
19 Adelaide Crows W 77 - 90 13 2 15 1 0 1 2 6 0 0 65
20 Gold Coast Suns W 143 - 47 19 7 26 2 0 1 0 5 1 0 104
21 Sydney Swans L 78 - 87 12 10 22 5 0 1 1 4 0 0 85
22 West Coast Eagles W 91 - 108 13 6 19 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 65
23 GWS Giants W 102 - 57 17 9 26 7 0 2 0 3 0 0 104
W1 Geelong Cats W 75 - 46 21 4 25 4 0 1 0 4 0 2 102
SF Hawthorn W 71 - 104 12 4 16 4 0 1 2 1 0 1 56
PF West Coast Eagles L 121 - 55 13 6 19 3 0 1 2 1 0 0 59
TOTAL W: 16 - L: 9 320 174 494 85 0 17 25 84 6 7 1884

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 70
    • Kicks 11.2
    • Handballs 6.3
    • Disposals 17.5
    • Marks 3.3
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 3.2
    • Goals 0.3
    • AFL Fantasy 69.3

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 24 Carlton Rd 2, 2017
Handballs 17 Geelong Cats Rd 23, 2016
Disposals 31 Adelaide Crows Rd 8, 2017
Marks 8 Adelaide Crows Rd 10, 2018
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 8 Richmond Rd 5, 2018
Goals 2 Gold Coast Suns Rd 8, 2018
AFL Fantasy 127 Carlton Rd 2, 2017

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2018 Melbourne 320 174 494 85 0 17 25 84 6 7 1884
2017 Melbourne 219 124 343 73 0 15 7 54 5 0 1364
2016 Melbourne 87 59 146 17 0 6 6 29 1 0 540
2015 Melbourne 101 57 158 34 0 7 8 35 1 3 651
2014 Melbourne 57 24 81 24 0 4 5 22 6 6 410

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

2017 votes: 3
2016 votes: 0
2015 votes: 0
2014 votes: 0

Milestones

Debut: R6, 2014 - Melbourne v Sydney, MCG
50th game: R4, 2018 - Hawthorn v Melbourne, MCG