Let's take a look at Christian Salem's 2021...
AFL games: 24
Disposals – 25.3 avg. (608 total)
Effective kicks – 12.7 avg. (305 total)
Rebound 50s – 5.7 avg. (137 total)
Intercept possessions – 6.1 avg. (146 total)
Salem headed into his eighth season in the red and blue as an established talent down back for the Dees.
2021 saw the defender continue to impress with his running ability off half-back and versatility across the ground. His home-and-away season was one of his best to date and earned him a spot in the All-Australian 40-man squad. One of Salem’s best games of the year came in Round 6, where he was instrumental in the side’s 34-point win over Richmond registering 39 disposals, nine intercept possessions and eight rebound 50s.
Salem’s year finished on a high with a Grand Final performance to remember, collecting a long list of strong stats including 27 disposals (96.3% efficiency), seven inside 50s, seven rebound 50s, seven tackles and one goal.