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Jones steps down as captain

Nathan Jones addressed the playing group on Monday afternoon

6:27pm  Sep 30, 2019

Jones signs on for 2020

Nathan Jones has re-signed with the club for one season

3:26pm  Sep 2, 2019

Another step forward: Jones

Nathan Jones saw plenty of positives on Friday night

12:47am  May 18, 2019

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RD23 | Post-game | Nathan Jones

7:06pm  Aug 24, 2019

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11:12am  Aug 6, 2019

RD 12 | On The Couch | Nathan Jones

10:25am  Jun 12, 2019

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Nathan
Jones

Height
180 cm
DOB
20-01-1988
Weight
87 kg
Debut
2006
Games
2019
22
Career
286
Goals
2019
8
Career
138
2019 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
1619
Avg
74
NathanJones

Player Bio

At a Glance

Draft: 2005 NAB AFL Draft pick 12
Recruited from: Mt Eliza (Vic)/Dandenong U18

Player sponsors

Gold: Alan and Kaye Gatehouse
Silver: 
Barbara Box & Leanne Diez
Bronze: 
Western Demons

Nathan Jones is set to play his 15th season in the red and blue in 2020, but won’t be doing so with the captain title next to his name.

After six seasons and 129 games as skipper, Jones decided to step aside from the gig, but will continue to lead the group both on and off the field.

The Melbourne stalwart and three-time Keith ‘Bluey’ Truscott Memorial Trophy winner has been an integral part of the club’s growth in recent years and will be hoping to notch up his 300th career game next season.

Jones, who has done his best work in the midfield throughout his established career, played a variety of roles in 2019, spending the majority of his time at half-back.

With a team-first attitude, Jones will continue to perform in whatever position he is asked to, with the dream of playing finals for a third time in his career.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2019 Season Average
    Games Played 22
    • Kicks 11.0
    • Handballs 9.5
    • Disposals 20.5
    • Marks 3.8
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 2.4
    • Goals 0.4
    • AFL Fantasy 73.6

2019 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 16 Sydney Swans Rd 4
Handballs 14 Adelaide Crows Rd 11
Disposals 28 Adelaide Crows Rd 11
Marks 7 Fremantle Rd 14
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 8 Gold Coast Suns Rd 8
Goals 3 Sydney Swans Rd 4
AFL Fantasy 114 Gold Coast Suns Rd 8

2019 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Port Adelaide L 61 - 87 12 7 19 6 0 0 0 1 1 0 78
2 Geelong Cats L 126 - 46 11 11 22 5 0 0 0 2 0 0 78
3 Essendon L 112 - 130 8 12 20 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 55
4 Sydney Swans W 78 - 100 16 5 21 4 0 1 2 3 3 0 95
5 St Kilda L 55 - 95 10 13 23 7 0 0 0 1 0 1 82
6 Richmond L 85 - 42 11 9 20 5 0 1 1 2 0 1 73
7 Hawthorn W 79 - 74 11 9 20 1 0 2 2 5 1 1 77
8 Gold Coast Suns W 60 - 61 14 14 28 4 0 0 0 8 0 0 114
9 West Coast Eagles L 85 - 69 10 11 21 1 0 1 1 4 1 0 75
10 GWS Giants L 68 - 94 5 7 12 1 0 1 1 7 0 0 58
11 Adelaide Crows L 88 - 90 14 14 28 4 0 1 0 2 1 1 98
12 Collingwood L 98 - 57 6 9 15 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 50
14 Fremantle W 85 - 71 12 10 22 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 77
15 Brisbane Lions L 107 - 74 13 10 23 5 0 0 1 1 0 0 75
16 Carlton W 100 - 105 14 10 24 3 0 3 1 3 0 0 83
17 Western Bulldogs L 74 - 66 14 5 19 5 0 2 1 0 0 0 66
18 West Coast Eagles L 78 - 91 10 13 23 3 0 0 1 1 0 1 67
19 St Kilda L 104 - 85 11 4 15 2 0 1 2 1 0 0 46
20 Richmond L 60 - 93 14 8 22 5 0 0 2 0 0 0 67
21 Collingwood L 53 - 70 11 9 20 3 0 0 1 1 0 0 61
22 Sydney Swans L 42 - 95 6 10 16 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 55
23 North Melbourne L 88 - 83 8 10 18 6 0 0 1 6 1 0 89
TOTAL W: 5 - L: 17 241 210 451 83 0 13 17 53 8 5 1619

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 286
    • Kicks 11.4
    • Handballs 11.5
    • Disposals 22.9
    • Marks 3.0
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 3.7
    • Goals 0.5
    • AFL Fantasy 82.2

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 22 Gold Coast Suns Rd 5, 2014
Handballs 23 St Kilda Rd 21, 2017
Disposals 38 St Kilda Rd 1, 2014
Marks 9 Brisbane Lions Rd 15, 2007
Hit-outs 2 Collingwood Rd 11, 2009
Tackles 12 Collingwood Rd 12, 2017
Goals 4 Brisbane Lions Rd 6, 2008
AFL Fantasy 147 St Kilda Rd 1, 2014

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2019 Melbourne 241 210 451 83 0 13 17 53 8 5 1619
2018 Melbourne 285 329 614 66 0 10 35 93 15 10 2088
2017 Melbourne 207 232 439 63 0 17 11 86 10 6 1668
2016 Melbourne 288 330 618 56 0 23 31 118 10 11 2165
2015 Melbourne 268 255 523 53 0 27 24 95 12 7 1887
2014 Melbourne 311 299 610 64 0 48 19 115 7 6 2222
2013 Melbourne 233 276 509 46 0 44 28 76 8 7 1708
2012 Melbourne 265 251 516 45 0 39 32 95 16 10 1861
2011 Melbourne 266 241 507 100 0 16 24 69 14 9 1893
2010 Melbourne 198 227 425 54 0 18 24 62 9 12 1470
2009 Melbourne 209 234 443 77 3 18 19 41 8 11 1513
2008 Melbourne 212 220 432 65 2 20 28 53 9 6 1481
2007 Melbourne 219 146 365 61 0 9 24 86 10 6 1479
2006 Melbourne 64 47 111 20 1 5 7 25 2 0 443

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: 81

2018 votes: 7

AFL Awards

NAB Rising Star nomination
2006 (R20: Melb v NM, MCG), 2007 (R17: Port v Melb, Football Park) 

Club Awards

Keith 'Bluey' Truscott Memorial Trophy
2012, 2013, 2014

Sid Anderson Memorial Trophy (Best & Fairest runner-up)
2007, 2016

Ron Barassi Sr Memorial Trophy (Best & Fairest third place)
2017

Milestones

Debut
R17, 2006: Melbourne v Western Bulldogs, MCG

50th game
R22, 2008: Melbourne v Richmond, Docklands

100th game
R9, 2011: St Kilda v Melbourne, Docklands

150th game
R16, 2013: Geelong v Melbourne, Kardinia Park

200th game
R22, 2015: Fremantle v Melbourne, Subiaco Oval

250th game
R11, 2018: Western Bulldogs v Melbourne, Docklands