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A fresh training regime for Steven May

Steven May is aiming to return to full fitness in 2020

9:42am  Nov 14, 2019

May’s plan to attack the pre-season

Steven May is being smart about his individual routine this pre-season

11:18am  Oct 9, 2019

Defensive group will only improve: May

Steven May says the backline will get better with time

7:24pm  Jul 14, 2019

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Steven May | Hits the track early

1:50pm  Nov 13, 2019

Jaguar Slalom Challenge

11:45am  Jul 26, 2019

RD 17 | Steven May | Post-match

6:32pm  Jul 14, 2019

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Steven
May

Height
193 cm
DOB
10-01-1992
Weight
100 kg
Debut
2011
Games
2019
8
Career
131
Goals
2019
1
Career
22
2019 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
459
Avg
57
StevenMay

Player Bio

At a glance

Drafted: 2010 NT Priority Zone selection (Gold Coast).
Previous AFL clubs: Gold Coast (2011-18: 123 games).
Recruited from: Southern Districts (NT)/Gold Coast

Steven May’s first season in the red and blue didn’t go to script, as the key defender battled groin and hamstring injuries throughout 2019.

Managing just eight games in his debut season for Melbourne, the former Suns captain was unable to get the continuity he desired, but when fit, showed exactly why he’s considered one of the league’s best key defenders.

At 193cm, May is a strong backman who can out body any opponent in the game, bringing a steely edge to the Dees’ side.

The booming left footer, who can be used at either end of the field, is a great leader among the playing group and with a big pre-season, will set himself up for a strong 2020 campaign.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2019 Season Average
    Games Played 8
    • Kicks 13.0
    • Handballs 2.1
    • Disposals 15.1
    • Marks 3.8
    • Hit-Outs 0.1
    • Tackles 1.1
    • Goals 0.1
    • AFL Fantasy 57.4

2019 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 16 Western Bulldogs Rd 17
Handballs 5 Collingwood Rd 12
Disposals 19 Collingwood Rd 12
Marks 5 Collingwood Rd 21
Hit-outs 1 Collingwood Rd 12
Tackles 3 Fremantle Rd 14
Goals 1 Brisbane Lions Rd 15
AFL Fantasy 76 Fremantle Rd 14

2019 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Port Adelaide L 61 - 87 - - - - - - - - - - -
2 Geelong Cats L 126 - 46 6 0 6 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 18
3 Essendon L 112 - 130 - - - - - - - - - - -
4 Sydney Swans W 78 - 100 - - - - - - - - - - -
5 St Kilda L 55 - 95 - - - - - - - - - - -
6 Richmond L 85 - 42 - - - - - - - - - - -
7 Hawthorn W 79 - 74 - - - - - - - - - - -
8 Gold Coast Suns W 60 - 61 - - - - - - - - - - -
9 West Coast Eagles L 85 - 69 - - - - - - - - - - -
10 GWS Giants L 68 - 94 - - - - - - - - - - -
11 Adelaide Crows L 88 - 90 - - - - - - - - - - -
12 Collingwood L 98 - 57 14 5 19 4 1 0 0 2 0 1 74
14 Fremantle W 85 - 71 15 3 18 5 0 1 1 3 0 0 76
15 Brisbane Lions L 107 - 74 16 2 18 4 0 0 1 1 1 0 71
16 Carlton W 100 - 105 13 3 16 4 0 0 2 0 0 0 51
17 Western Bulldogs L 74 - 66 16 0 16 4 0 2 3 1 0 1 58
18 West Coast Eagles L 78 - 91 12 2 14 3 0 1 1 2 0 0 55
19 St Kilda L 104 - 85 - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Richmond L 60 - 93 - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Collingwood L 53 - 70 12 2 14 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 56
22 Sydney Swans L 42 - 95 - - - - - - - - - - -
23 North Melbourne L 88 - 83 - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 5 - L: 17 104 17 121 30 1 5 9 9 1 2 459

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 131
    • Kicks 10.4
    • Handballs 4.3
    • Disposals 14.7
    • Marks 5.2
    • Hit-Outs 0.1
    • Tackles 1.6
    • Goals 0.2
    • AFL Fantasy 61.0

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 20 North Melbourne Rd 15, 2017
Handballs 11 West Coast Eagles Rd 11, 2017
Disposals 27 GWS Giants Rd 20, 2016
Marks 14 Sydney Swans Rd 18, 2018
Hit-outs 2 Brisbane Lions Rd 22, 2018
Tackles 7 Fremantle Rd 2, 2014
Goals 3 Hawthorn Rd 21, 2012
AFL Fantasy 125 Hawthorn Rd 21, 2012

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2019 Melbourne 104 17 121 30 1 5 9 9 1 2 459
2018 Gold Coast Suns 224 71 295 127 4 14 22 29 3 3 1284
2017 Gold Coast Suns 234 113 347 127 0 16 12 24 1 2 1393
2016 Gold Coast Suns 177 104 281 110 2 15 20 32 2 0 1166
2015 Gold Coast Suns 171 78 249 76 1 19 15 18 0 3 947
2014 Gold Coast Suns 200 54 254 73 4 16 21 43 0 1 1057
2013 Gold Coast Suns 113 59 172 57 4 12 14 26 10 6 772
2012 Gold Coast Suns 64 28 92 41 0 7 5 13 5 2 447
2011 Gold Coast Suns 76 34 110 34 2 8 5 17 0 1 462

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: 13

2018 votes: 1

AFL Awards

AFL Players Association 22Under22 Team
2014

Representative History

Indigenous All-Stars
2013 (one game)

Milestones

Debut
R6, 2011: Essendon v Gold Coast, Docklands

50th game
R17, 2014: Western Bulldogs v Gold Coast, Cazaly's Stadium, Cairns

100th game
R15, 2017: Gold Coast v North Melbourne, Carrara