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Training Wrap with Christian Salem

Christian Salem recaps the main training session ahead of Round 9

5:24pm  May 14, 2019

We need to do the basics better: Salem

Christian Salem says the fundamentals let his side down on Saturday

8:38pm  Apr 20, 2019

Salem earns Team of the Week nod

Christian Salem has been named in AFL.com.au's Team of the Week

8:50am  Mar 26, 2019

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Post-match | Christian Salem

8:39pm  Apr 20, 2019

Rd 17: Christian Salem Pre-match

3:30pm  Jul 14, 2018

Rd 2: Christian Salem post-match

7:12pm  Apr 2, 2017

Senior Players List

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Christian
Salem

Height
183 cm
DOB
15-07-1995
Weight
81 kg
Debut
2014
Games
2019
20
Career
90
Goals
2019
0
Career
19
2019 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
1798
Avg
90
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

Player sponsors

Gold: Judy Gillard & Chris Turner 
Silver: 
Sultana Family
Bronze: Dr Simon Permezel


Christian Salem was one of his side’s most consistent performers in 2019, averaging 24 disposals across his 20 games for the season.

The classy left footer is one of the Demons’ key distributors off half-back, becoming an integral part of the back six.

Salem polled seventh in the club’s Best and Fairest award which is the best return to this point of his six-year career.

With almost 100 games of experience, Salem is now a senior figure for the Dees who reads the game well and starts many of the Demons’ offensive chains.

Salem led the team for rebound 50s in 2019 and his skills will continue to be utilised coming out of defence in the future.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2019 Season Average
    Games Played 20
    • Kicks 16.7
    • Handballs 7.4
    • Disposals 24.1
    • Marks 4.7
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 3.0
    • Goals 0.0
    • AFL Fantasy 89.9

2019 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 30 Port Adelaide Rd 1
Handballs 14 Collingwood Rd 12
Disposals 32 Brisbane Lions Rd 15
Marks 8 West Coast Eagles Rd 18
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 7 West Coast Eagles Rd 18
Goals 0 - -
AFL Fantasy 128 Port Adelaide Rd 1

2019 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Port Adelaide L 61 - 87 30 2 32 5 0 3 0 4 0 0 128
2 Geelong Cats L 126 - 46 14 9 23 3 0 0 1 6 0 0 90
3 Essendon L 112 - 130 15 5 20 2 0 1 1 2 0 0 67
4 Sydney Swans W 78 - 100 20 7 27 5 0 1 0 2 0 0 98
5 St Kilda L 55 - 95 18 11 29 8 0 1 0 4 0 0 117
6 Richmond L 85 - 42 17 7 24 3 0 1 1 1 0 0 76
7 Hawthorn W 79 - 74 18 8 26 5 0 0 0 3 0 0 97
8 Gold Coast Suns W 60 - 61 13 10 23 6 0 1 1 7 0 0 103
9 West Coast Eagles L 85 - 69 11 6 17 2 0 1 2 7 0 0 74
10 GWS Giants L 68 - 94 - - - - - - - - - - -
11 Adelaide Crows L 88 - 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 Collingwood L 98 - 57 15 14 29 8 0 0 2 3 0 1 104
14 Fremantle W 85 - 71 15 5 20 5 0 2 0 3 0 0 84
15 Brisbane Lions L 107 - 74 25 7 32 5 0 0 0 2 0 0 112
16 Carlton W 100 - 105 15 9 24 7 0 1 0 1 0 1 90
17 Western Bulldogs L 74 - 66 13 12 25 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 73
18 West Coast Eagles L 78 - 91 22 4 26 8 0 0 1 7 0 0 123
19 St Kilda L 104 - 85 18 6 24 4 0 2 2 2 0 0 82
20 Richmond L 60 - 93 18 3 21 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 67
21 Collingwood L 53 - 70 16 9 25 7 0 0 0 1 0 0 91
22 Sydney Swans L 42 - 95 9 8 17 3 0 0 1 3 0 0 61
23 North Melbourne L 88 - 83 12 6 18 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 61
TOTAL W: 5 - L: 17 334 148 482 93 0 15 12 60 0 2 1798

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 90
    • Kicks 12.4
    • Handballs 6.5
    • Disposals 18.9
    • Marks 3.6
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 3.2
    • Goals 0.2
    • AFL Fantasy 73.9

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 30 Port Adelaide Rd 1, 2019
Handballs 17 Geelong Cats Rd 23, 2016
Disposals 32 Brisbane Lions Rd 15, 2019
Marks 8 West Coast Eagles Rd 18, 2019
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 8 Richmond Rd 5, 2018
Goals 2 Gold Coast Suns Rd 8, 2018
AFL Fantasy 128 Port Adelaide Rd 1, 2019

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2019 Melbourne 334 148 482 93 0 15 12 60 0 2 1798
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: 5

2018 votes: 2

Milestones

Debut
R6, 2014 - Melbourne v Sydney, MCG

50th game
R4, 2018 - Hawthorn v Melbourne, MCG