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No credits in the bank

Shiels says that the playing group are not relying on their past successes.

10:29am  Apr 13, 2017

Young talent in spades

Pup is excited by the youngsters coming through Hawthorn's ranks.

12:12pm  Mar 15, 2017

Second quarter lapse costly, says Shiels

Hawthorn midfielder Liam Shiels says a second quarter lapse proved costly against Sydney Swans.

10:15am  May 21, 2016

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Liam Shiels Press Conference

10:13am  Apr 13, 2017

R3: Lyons takes out Shiels

5:22pm  Apr 9, 2017

JLT1: Shiels clashes with Lang

8:36pm  Feb 17, 2017

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Liam
Shiels

Vice Captain

Height
183 cm
DOB
29-04-1991
Weight
84 kg
Debut
2009
Games
2017
5
Career
147
Goals
2017
3
Career
50
2017 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
431
Avg
86
LiamShiels

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior Club: The Basin (VIC)
Clubs: -
Debut: 2009
Recruited from: Eastern U18
Brownlow votes: 13

Player Sponsorship

Platinum
Carida Miller & Keith Barnard

Gold
Ron & Linda Sankey

Silver
Smith McCarthy Wilson

A three-time premiership player who barely turns heads outside the club, Shiels ranked first at Hawthorn for tackles (162) and third for clearances (83) in 2015 and continued to earn rave reviews for his fitness, hardness and leadership. The Hawks don’t tag a great deal, but Shiels is often the first turned to when an opposition playmaker needs to be shut down. He has the tank and the weapons to be an important attacking element in the Hawthorn midfield. Look for him to become a part of the leadership group in the near future.

Player honours: International Rules Series 2011; premiership sides 2013, 2014, 2015.
Brownlow Medal: 2015 votes 5; career votes 13.
Draft history: 2008 NAB AFL Draft 2nd round selection (Hawthorn) No. 34 overall.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2017 Season Average
    Games Played 5
    • Kicks 10.8
    • Handballs 9.6
    • Disposals 20.4
    • Marks 3.2
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 5.6
    • Goals 0.6
    • AFL Fantasy 86.2

2017 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 17 West Coast Eagles Rd 5
Handballs 13 Geelong Cats Rd 4
Disposals 26 West Coast Eagles Rd 5
Marks 6 West Coast Eagles Rd 5
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 9 Adelaide Crows Rd 2
Goals 1 West Coast Eagles Rd 5
AFL Fantasy 121 West Coast Eagles Rd 5

2017 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Essendon L 116 - 91 11 9 20 4 0 0 0 2 1 0 77
2 Adelaide Crows L 89 - 113 6 5 11 0 0 1 1 9 1 0 68
3 Gold Coast Suns L 139 - 53 9 12 21 3 0 2 0 7 0 0 90
4 Geelong Cats L 48 - 134 11 13 24 3 0 1 2 3 0 0 75
5 West Coast Eagles W 125 - 75 17 9 26 6 0 2 1 7 1 1 121
6 St Kilda L 22 - 44 5 3 8 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 35
7 Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
8 Brisbane Lions - - - - - - - - - - -
9 Collingwood - - - - - - - - - - -
10 Sydney Swans - - - - - - - - - - -
11 Port Adelaide - - - - - - - - - - -
12 Gold Coast Suns - - - - - - - - - - -
14 Adelaide Crows - - - - - - - - - - -
15 Collingwood - - - - - - - - - - -
16 GWS Giants - - - - - - - - - - -
17 Geelong Cats - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Fremantle - - - - - - - - - - -
19 Sydney Swans - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Richmond - - - - - - - - - - -
21 North Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Carlton - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Western Bulldogs - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 1 - L: 5 54 48 102 16 0 6 4 28 3 1 431

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 147
    • Kicks 11.1
    • Handballs 8.1
    • Disposals 19.2
    • Marks 3.7
    • Hit-Outs 0.2
    • Tackles 5.8
    • Goals 0.3
    • AFL Fantasy 84.3

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 20 Sydney Swans Rd 9, 2016
Handballs 22 Brisbane Lions Rd 22, 2015
Disposals 35 Geelong Cats Rd 12, 2011
Marks 11 St Kilda Rd 6, 2012
Hit-outs 2 Gold Coast Suns Rd 4, 2014
Tackles 17 West Coast Eagles Rd 19, 2015
Goals 3 Essendon Rd 14, 2011
AFL Fantasy 154 Gold Coast Suns Rd 9, 2015

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2017 Hawthorn 54 48 102 16 0 6 4 28 3 1 431
2016 Hawthorn 191 124 315 41 2 20 25 153 4 8 1535
2015 Hawthorn 248 228 476 79 3 19 22 162 13 9 2128
2014 Hawthorn 292 184 476 79 5 20 31 129 8 11 1988
2013 Hawthorn 164 96 260 61 0 13 10 54 3 8 1092
2012 Hawthorn 243 177 420 74 3 13 16 106 7 7 1746
2011 Hawthorn 344 221 565 138 11 32 31 150 11 14 2518
2010 Hawthorn 37 27 64 25 0 3 9 26 0 0 320
2009 Hawthorn 65 85 150 25 2 7 9 49 1 3 627

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

Milestones:
50 games – Round 10 vs North Melbourne, 2-Jun-2012
100 games – Qualifying Final vs Geelong, 5-Sep-2014

AFL Awards:
Premiership side: 2013, 2014, 2015
International Rules Series: 2011

Club Awards:
Best First Year – 2009 
Most Improved – 2011

Brownlow Votes: 13