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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

Execution of fundamentals costly: Salem

Christian Salem was disappointed with his side’s basics

5:34pm  Mar 23, 2019

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Christian
Salem

Height
183 cm
DOB
15-07-1995
Weight
81 kg
Debut
2014
Games
2019
14
Career
84
Goals
2019
0
Career
19
2019 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
1313
Avg
94
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


Started 2018 as an inside midfielder, however he flourished after a switch to half-back, where his efficiency with the ball was key for Melbourne. Played all games bar one in 2018 for Melbourne and recently extended with the club until the end of the 2021 season.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2019 Season Average
    Games Played 14
    • Kicks 17.1
    • Handballs 8.0
    • Disposals 25.1
    • Marks 4.7
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 3.3
    • Goals 0.0
    • AFL Fantasy 93.8

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 Collingwood Rd 12
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 7 West Coast Eagles Rd 9
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 - - - - - - - - - - -
19 St Kilda - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Richmond - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Collingwood - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Sydney Swans - - - - - - - - - - -
23 North Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 5 - L: 11 239 112 351 66 0 12 8 46 0 2 1313

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 84
    • Kicks 12.2
    • Handballs 6.5
    • Disposals 18.7
    • Marks 3.6
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 3.2
    • Goals 0.2
    • AFL Fantasy 73.4

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 Collingwood Rd 12, 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 239 112 351 66 0 12 8 46 0 2 1313
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