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More midfield time for Puopolo?

Paul Puopolo says he's ready to spend more time in the engine room, if required, this year.

9:30am  Feb 6, 2016

Season review: Paul Puopolo

Paul Puopolo enjoyed another consistent season in 2015, becoming a triple-premiership player.

12:00pm  Nov 2, 2015

Smith and Puopolo achieve three-peat

In the space of five seasons, Paul Puopolo and Isaac Smith have gone from being state league footballers to three-time AFL premiership players.

2:05pm  Oct 9, 2015

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Season Review: Puopolo

10:25am  Nov 2, 2015

GF: They just keep getting better

9:51am  Oct 12, 2015

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Paul
Puopolo

Height
173 cm
DOB
02-12-1987
Weight
78 kg
Debut
2011
Games
2015
23
Career
111
Goals
2015
29
Career
98
2015 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
1527
Avg
66
PaulPuopolo

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior Clubs: Hope Valley
Clubs:
Debut: AFL 2011
Recruited from: Norwood
Brownlow Votes: -

Doesn’t earn the plaudits of some of his more high-profile teammates, but every premiership team needs its foot soldiers and the pint-sized Puopolo fits the bill perfectly. He is primarily a defensive forward and laid the second most tackles at Hawthorn in 2014, but has a devastating burst of speed and knows how to find the goals and to take a contested and, occasionally, spectacular mark. A fine example of the excellent recruiting and outstanding coaching at Hawthorn.

Draft history: 2010 NAB AFL Draft 4th round selection (Hawthorn) No. 66 overall.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2015 Season Average
    Games Played 23
    • Kicks 6.6
    • Handballs 6.7
    • Disposals 13.3
    • Marks 2.0
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 5.0
    • Goals 1.3
    • AFL Fantasy 66.4

2015 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 10 Carlton Rd 23
Handballs 13 Gold Coast Suns Rd 9
Disposals 20 Carlton Rd 23
Marks 5 West Coast Eagles GF
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 12 Fremantle Rd 15
Goals 4 Essendon Rd 13
AFL Fantasy 111 Fremantle Rd 15

2015 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Geelong Cats W 123 - 61 8 7 15 4 0 0 1 5 3 1 86
2 Essendon L 78 - 76 6 7 13 1 0 3 2 9 2 1 81
3 Western Bulldogs W 127 - 57 9 7 16 3 0 1 1 7 1 3 85
4 Port Adelaide L 99 - 91 5 4 9 2 0 1 1 0 1 0 33
5 North Melbourne W 70 - 130 - - - - - - - - - - -
6 GWS Giants L 108 - 98 6 7 13 4 0 3 1 5 1 0 70
7 Melbourne W 155 - 50 8 7 15 2 0 1 0 2 2 0 65
8 Sydney Swans L 69 - 73 2 6 8 0 0 0 1 3 1 1 34
9 Gold Coast Suns W 93 - 40 4 13 17 1 0 1 1 12 0 0 87
10 St Kilda W 69 - 132 - - - - - - - - - - -
12 Adelaide Crows W 85 - 114 6 5 11 0 0 0 0 8 1 1 67
13 Essendon W 114 - 76 7 6 13 3 0 2 0 3 4 1 81
14 Collingwood W 91 - 101 4 10 14 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 40
15 Fremantle W 115 - 43 7 11 18 2 0 2 0 12 2 0 111
16 Sydney Swans W 57 - 146 7 8 15 2 0 1 1 6 1 2 73
17 Carlton W 35 - 173 9 2 11 3 0 1 0 1 3 1 64
18 Richmond L 53 - 71 6 3 9 2 0 3 2 4 2 0 55
19 West Coast Eagles W 74 - 88 7 3 10 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 35
20 Geelong Cats W 85 - 121 8 6 14 4 0 1 0 8 1 0 87
21 Port Adelaide L 86 - 108 4 5 9 1 0 4 0 5 1 0 55
22 Brisbane Lions W 134 - 62 - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Carlton W 113 - 56 10 10 20 5 0 0 1 2 1 0 76
W1 West Coast Eagles L 96 - 64 9 5 14 0 0 1 2 5 0 1 53
SF Adelaide Crows W 135 - 61 6 7 13 1 0 1 0 4 1 0 58
PF Fremantle W 67 - 94 6 8 14 1 0 1 1 6 0 0 59
GF West Coast Eagles W 107 - 61 7 8 15 5 0 0 0 5 0 0 72
TOTAL W: 19 - L: 7 151 155 306 47 0 29 16 114 29 12 1527

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 111
    • Kicks 7.5
    • Handballs 7.4
    • Disposals 14.8
    • Marks 2.5
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 4.1
    • Goals 0.9
    • AFL Fantasy 66.0

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 21 Western Bulldogs Rd 23, 2011
Handballs 18 Geelong Cats Rd 1, 2013
Disposals 28 Geelong Cats Rd 1, 2013
Marks 10 Western Bulldogs Rd 23, 2011
Hit-outs 1 Collingwood Rd 21, 2013
Tackles 12 Fremantle Rd 15, 2015
Goals 5 Port Adelaide Rd 20, 2012
AFL Fantasy 129 Western Bulldogs Rd 23, 2011

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2015 Hawthorn 151 155 306 47 0 29 16 114 29 12 1527
2014 Hawthorn 205 191 396 69 0 29 10 109 22 16 1787
2013 Hawthorn 182 194 376 48 1 38 17 96 15 6 1546
2012 Hawthorn 118 105 223 38 0 28 20 64 24 14 1060
2011 Hawthorn 175 172 347 72 0 37 13 68 8 5 1408

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

Milestones

AFL Hawthorn: 41 games, 32 goals