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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

Salem signs on

Christian Salem has signed a two-year contract extension with Melbourne

3:39pm  Mar 8, 2019

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Christian
Salem

Height
183 cm
DOB
15-07-1995
Weight
81 kg
Debut
2014
Games
2019
1
Career
71
Goals
2019
0
Career
19
2019 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
128
Avg
128
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

Salem’s year started on a bizarre note when he was concussed after accidentally dropping a brick on his head at a pre-season boot camp. The smooth-moving defender finally found some continuity, playing the first nine games of the season before a one-match suspension. A hamstring injury in round 14 meant Salem missed another three games, before he was dropped back to the VFL later in the season. He played with more aggression in his lone game for Casey, but was booked for a high bump and missed a game as a result. For a player of his talent, Melbourne cannot afford to have him missing games. Salem, contracted until the end of 2019, is an important player for the Demons, given his skill level and composure under pressure. They will look for more from him in 2018.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2019 Season Average
    Games Played 1
    • Kicks 30.0
    • Handballs 2.0
    • Disposals 32.0
    • Marks 5.0
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 4.0
    • Goals 0.0
    • AFL Fantasy 128.0

2019 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 30 Port Adelaide Rd 1
Handballs 2 Port Adelaide Rd 1
Disposals 32 Port Adelaide Rd 1
Marks 5 Port Adelaide Rd 1
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 4 Port Adelaide Rd 1
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 - - - - - - - - - - -
3 Essendon - - - - - - - - - - -
4 Sydney Swans - - - - - - - - - - -
5 St Kilda - - - - - - - - - - -
6 Richmond - - - - - - - - - - -
7 Hawthorn - - - - - - - - - - -
8 Gold Coast Suns - - - - - - - - - - -
9 West Coast Eagles - - - - - - - - - - -
10 GWS Giants - - - - - - - - - - -
11 Adelaide Crows - - - - - - - - - - -
12 Collingwood - - - - - - - - - - -
14 Fremantle - - - - - - - - - - -
15 Brisbane Lions - - - - - - - - - - -
16 Carlton - - - - - - - - - - -
17 Western Bulldogs - - - - - - - - - - -
18 West Coast Eagles - - - - - - - - - - -
19 St Kilda - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Richmond - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Collingwood - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Sydney Swans - - - - - - - - - - -
23 North Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 0 - L: 1 30 2 32 5 0 3 0 4 0 0 128

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 71
    • Kicks 11.5
    • Handballs 6.2
    • Disposals 17.7
    • Marks 3.4
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 3.2
    • Goals 0.3
    • AFL Fantasy 70.1

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 30 Port Adelaide Rd 1, 2019
Handballs 17 Geelong Cats Rd 23, 2016
Disposals 32 Port Adelaide Rd 1, 2019
Marks 8 Adelaide Crows Rd 10, 2018
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 30 2 32 5 0 3 0 4 0 0 128
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