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We want another strong start: McDonald

Tom McDonald says Melbourne is eager to start strong again

6:17pm  Sep 14, 2018

Pocket Profile: Tom McDonald

T-Mac talks to the AFL Record

8:44am  Aug 29, 2018

A fitting first-up final, says McDonald

Tom McDonald says it seems right playing Geelong in first final

2:06pm  Aug 27, 2018

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Media Conference: Tom McDonald

11:00am  Sep 22, 2018

Torp ignites goal from TMac

5:36pm  Sep 14, 2018

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Tom
McDonald

Height
194 cm
DOB
18-09-1992
Weight
100 kg
Debut
2011
Games
2018
20
Career
146
Goals
2018
53
Career
84
2018 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
1777
Avg
89
TomMcDonald

Player Bio

At a glance

Drafted: 2010 NAB AFL Draft 3rd round selection (Melbourne) No. 53 overall.
Recruited from: Vermont (Vic)/Whitefriars College (Vic)/Eastern U18

With Melbourne missing Jesse Hogan and Max Gawn for big parts of last season, McDonald acted as a swingman when the club needed a target up forward. Moved into attack with great success at times, kicking 19 goals in a purple patch between rounds 12 and 20. Booted a career-high five goals – including the match-winner in stunning circumstances – to lead the Demons to a memorable three-point win over West Coast in round 14. Shifted down back later in the season, but the Demons know he can play at either end. Was on a modified program until Christmas after surgery on both ankles. 

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2018 Season Average
    Games Played 20
    • Kicks 9.5
    • Handballs 6.1
    • Disposals 15.5
    • Marks 6.7
    • Hit-Outs 3.0
    • Tackles 2.4
    • Goals 2.7
    • AFL Fantasy 88.9

2018 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 14 Western Bulldogs Rd 11
Handballs 10 Western Bulldogs Rd 11
Disposals 24 Western Bulldogs Rd 11
Marks 11 Gold Coast Suns Rd 20
Hit-outs 9 Sydney Swans Rd 21
Tackles 6 Carlton Rd 9
Goals 6 Collingwood Rd 12
AFL Fantasy 141 Western Bulldogs Rd 11

2018 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Geelong Cats L 94 - 97 - - - - - - - - - - -
2 Brisbane Lions W 74 - 100 - - - - - - - - - - -
3 North Melbourne W 123 - 86 - - - - - - - - - - -
4 Hawthorn L 115 - 48 - - - - - - - - - - -
5 Richmond L 56 - 102 - - - - - - - - - - -
6 Essendon W 72 - 108 11 5 16 5 2 4 3 1 2 0 71
7 St Kilda W 67 - 106 7 5 12 7 0 0 0 2 2 0 72
8 Gold Coast Suns W 77 - 146 11 6 17 7 0 1 1 1 5 1 99
9 Carlton W 50 - 159 14 6 20 5 0 1 2 6 4 1 113
10 Adelaide Crows W 146 - 55 12 6 18 7 0 2 1 2 2 1 89
11 Western Bulldogs W 51 - 100 14 10 24 11 0 0 0 5 4 2 141
12 Collingwood L 91 - 133 9 7 16 8 0 1 0 3 6 0 114
14 Port Adelaide L 75 - 65 7 6 13 4 0 0 0 2 3 2 73
15 St Kilda L 117 - 119 4 4 8 2 2 0 1 2 1 0 39
16 Fremantle W 102 - 48 11 8 19 7 3 0 0 0 1 2 81
17 Western Bulldogs W 119 - 69 9 7 16 5 6 2 1 2 3 1 88
18 Geelong Cats L 100 - 98 8 8 16 5 6 0 0 3 4 2 99
19 Adelaide Crows W 77 - 90 6 7 13 5 8 0 0 5 3 1 94
20 Gold Coast Suns W 143 - 47 11 6 17 11 7 1 0 2 0 3 97
21 Sydney Swans L 78 - 87 11 6 17 10 9 0 0 1 2 2 102
22 West Coast Eagles W 91 - 108 8 2 10 5 1 0 0 4 3 0 78
23 GWS Giants W 102 - 57 8 6 14 7 5 0 1 2 3 0 85
W1 Geelong Cats W 75 - 46 9 8 17 8 6 0 1 1 1 2 82
SF Hawthorn W 71 - 104 10 4 14 10 2 0 0 1 4 0 98
PF West Coast Eagles L 121 - 55 9 4 13 5 3 1 0 2 0 0 62
TOTAL W: 16 - L: 9 189 121 310 134 60 13 11 47 53 20 1777

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 146
    • Kicks 10.0
    • Handballs 7.0
    • Disposals 17.0
    • Marks 5.8
    • Hit-Outs 0.9
    • Tackles 2.0
    • Goals 0.6
    • AFL Fantasy 72.5

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 24 Essendon Rd 15, 2015
Handballs 20 GWS Giants Rd 13, 2012
Disposals 31 Fremantle Rd 16, 2016
Marks 13 St Kilda Rd 1, 2017
Hit-outs 11 Western Bulldogs Rd 13, 2017
Tackles 8 GWS Giants Rd 20, 2017
Goals 6 Collingwood Rd 12, 2018
AFL Fantasy 141 Western Bulldogs Rd 11, 2018

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2018 Melbourne 189 121 310 134 60 13 11 47 53 20 1777
2017 Melbourne 227 161 388 139 53 19 32 50 23 7 1741
2016 Melbourne 258 155 413 148 2 8 8 36 1 0 1664
2015 Melbourne 268 149 417 155 14 17 12 44 5 4 1772
2014 Melbourne 195 118 313 101 0 8 13 35 2 0 1245
2013 Melbourne 142 134 276 72 3 7 11 34 0 1 1024
2012 Melbourne 161 171 332 94 1 7 9 40 0 1 1249
2011 Melbourne 16 12 28 9 0 2 0 4 0 1 118

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: 13

2018 votes: 4

AFL Awards

NAB Rising Star nomination
2012 (R12: Melbourne v GWS Giants, MCG)

Club Awards

Dick Taylor Memorial Trophy - Best & Fairest Fifth Place
2018

Leading Goalkicker
2018

Harold Ball Memorial Trophy - Best Young Player
2012

Milestones

Debut
R23, 2011: Melbourne v Gold Coast, MCG

50th game
R12, 2014: Melbourne v Collingwood, MCG

100th game
R19, 2016: Melbourne v Gold Coast, MCG