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Jones dares to dream of September

Jones says it’s only natural to be thinking about playing finals

4:49pm  Aug 7, 2018

Jones to enter another elite group

Nathan Jones becomes fifth player to lead club in 100 games

11:26am  Jul 20, 2018

Valued defence a winner for Jones

Nathan Jones says his side’s defensive transition was key in win

7:56am  Jul 8, 2018

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Rd 16: Nathan Jones post-match

8:40am  Jul 8, 2018

Media conference: Nathan Jones

2:08pm  Jun 7, 2018

Boxing day

9:56pm  Feb 2, 2017

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Nathan
Jones

Height
180 cm
DOB
20-01-1988
Weight
87 kg
Debut
2006
Games
2018
20
Career
259
Goals
2018
12
Career
127
2018 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
1716
Avg
86
NathanJones

Player Bio

At a Glance

Draft: 2005 NAB AFL Draft pick 12
Recruited from: Mt Eliza (Vic)/Dandenong U18

It was a surprise when Demons coach Simon Goodwin elevated Jack Viney to the co-captaincy, but in typical Jones style got on with things and again produced a consistent season. He spent time at half-back, on the wing and as an inside midfielder and it made the Demons a more flexible team. Missed six games with a niggling quad injury in the middle of the season, but finished the year strongly. Averaged 27.4 disposals and a career-high 5.4 tackles a game. Nobody was as disappointed as Jones when Melbourne narrowly missed the finals and you get the sense he will be doing everything in his power to ensure the Demons are featuring in September in 2018.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2018 Season Average
    Games Played 20
    • Kicks 11.3
    • Handballs 14.1
    • Disposals 25.4
    • Marks 2.4
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 4.2
    • Goals 0.6
    • AFL Fantasy 85.8

2018 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 15 Gold Coast Suns Rd 20
Handballs 20 Collingwood Rd 12
Disposals 31 Carlton Rd 9
Marks 6 Western Bulldogs Rd 17
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 9 St Kilda Rd 7
Goals 2 Gold Coast Suns Rd 20
AFL Fantasy 110 Brisbane Lions Rd 2

2018 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Geelong Cats L 94 - 97 10 19 29 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 83
2 Brisbane Lions W 74 - 100 12 16 28 3 0 0 0 5 2 1 110
3 North Melbourne W 123 - 86 14 11 25 4 0 1 2 7 1 1 106
4 Hawthorn L 115 - 48 8 12 20 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 50
5 Richmond L 56 - 102 12 18 30 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 87
6 Essendon W 72 - 108 12 12 24 0 0 2 3 6 0 1 78
7 St Kilda W 67 - 106 10 14 24 2 0 0 0 9 1 1 107
8 Gold Coast Suns W 77 - 146 15 10 25 3 0 1 1 7 0 0 100
9 Carlton W 50 - 159 15 16 31 4 0 0 1 2 1 0 100
10 Adelaide Crows W 146 - 55 9 19 28 1 0 1 2 2 1 1 78
11 Western Bulldogs W 51 - 100 8 18 26 2 0 0 3 2 1 0 71
12 Collingwood L 91 - 133 6 20 26 3 0 0 0 4 0 0 83
14 Port Adelaide L 75 - 65 14 14 28 0 0 2 1 6 0 0 93
15 St Kilda L 117 - 119 15 11 26 2 0 1 1 5 0 0 91
16 Fremantle W 102 - 48 10 12 22 4 0 0 4 2 1 1 69
17 Western Bulldogs W 119 - 69 9 10 19 6 0 0 0 3 0 0 77
18 Geelong Cats L 100 - 98 9 18 27 2 0 0 1 2 1 0 80
19 Adelaide Crows W 77 - 90 9 14 23 3 0 0 1 7 0 1 90
20 Gold Coast Suns W 143 - 47 15 9 24 5 0 1 6 3 2 0 85
21 Sydney Swans L 78 - 87 14 9 23 2 0 0 2 3 1 0 78
22 West Coast Eagles - - - - - - - - - - -
23 GWS Giants - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 12 - L: 8 226 282 508 48 0 9 30 83 12 7 1716

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 259
    • Kicks 11.5
    • Handballs 11.7
    • Disposals 23.2
    • Marks 2.9
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 3.9
    • Goals 0.5
    • AFL Fantasy 83.0

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 22 Gold Coast Suns Rd 5, 2014
Handballs 23 St Kilda Rd 21, 2017
Disposals 38 St Kilda Rd 1, 2014
Marks 9 Brisbane Lions Rd 15, 2007
Hit-outs 2 Collingwood Rd 11, 2009
Tackles 12 Collingwood Rd 12, 2017
Goals 4 Brisbane Lions Rd 6, 2008
AFL Fantasy 147 St Kilda Rd 1, 2014

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2018 Melbourne 226 282 508 48 0 9 30 83 12 7 1716
2017 Melbourne 207 232 439 63 0 17 11 86 10 6 1668
2016 Melbourne 288 330 618 56 0 23 31 118 10 11 2165
2015 Melbourne 268 255 523 53 0 27 24 95 12 7 1887
2014 Melbourne 311 299 610 64 0 48 19 115 7 6 2222
2013 Melbourne 233 276 509 46 0 44 28 76 8 7 1708
2012 Melbourne 265 251 516 45 0 39 32 95 16 10 1861
2011 Melbourne 266 241 507 100 0 16 24 69 14 9 1893
2010 Melbourne 198 227 425 54 0 18 24 62 9 12 1470
2009 Melbourne 209 234 443 77 3 18 19 41 8 11 1513
2008 Melbourne 212 220 432 65 2 20 28 53 9 6 1481
2007 Melbourne 219 146 365 61 0 9 24 86 10 6 1479
2006 Melbourne 64 47 111 20 1 5 7 25 2 0 443

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: 74

2017 votes: 7
2016 votes: 11
2015 votes: 10
2014 votes: 13
2013 votes: 6
2012 votes: 14
2011 votes: 1
2010 votes: 1
2009 votes: 4
2008 votes: 0
2007 votes: 5
2006 votes: 0

Awards

2006: NAB Rising Star nomination (R20: Melb v NM, MCG)
2007: Best and Fairest runner-up, NAB Rising Star nomination (R17: Port v Melb, Football Park)
2012: Best and Fairest
2013: Best and Fairest
2014: Best and Fairest
2016: Best and Fairest runner-up
2017: Best and Fairest third place (equal)

Milestones

Debut: R17, 2006 - Melbourne v Western Bulldogs, MCG
50th game: R22, 2008 - Melbourne v Richmond, Docklands
100th game: R9, 2011 - St Kilda v Melbourne, Docklands
150th game: R16, 2013 - Geelong v Melbourne, Kardinia Park
200th game: R22, 2015 - Fremantle v Melbourne, Subiaco Oval
250th game: R11, 2018 - Western Bulldogs v Melbourne, Docklands