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Season review: Liam Shiels

A review of Vice Captain Liam Shiels' 2017 campaign.

3:27pm  Sep 5, 2017

Shiels: "Our fumbles cost us"

Liam Shiels says it was a series of Hawthorn skill errors that allowed Port to run away with the match.

11:07am  Jun 6, 2017

Pup raises the bat

Liam Shiels is set to play his milestone match this Saturday.

11:30am  May 11, 2017

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Liam
Shiels

Vice Captain

Height
183 cm
DOB
29-04-1991
Weight
84 kg
Debut
2009
Games
2018
23
Career
186
Goals
2018
9
Career
65
2018 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
2257
Avg
98
LiamShiels

Player Bio

At a Glance

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

Player Sponsorship

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The vice-captaincy suited Shiels, who registered a career-high 4.2 clearances a game, the second most at Hawthorn, while he was also ranked second for tackles (6.1), third for disposals (21.7) and third for contested possessions (8.3). The Hawks always look better balanced in the midfield when he plays because of his ability to cover the ground, win the ball in tight and run hard both ways. He’s in the prime of his career and needs to be performing consistently week in and week out if the Hawks are to climb back up the ladder in 2018. 

Player honours: International Rules Series 2011; premiership sides 2013, 2014, 2015.

Brownlow Medal: 2017 votes 5; career votes 18.

Draft history: 2008 NAB AFL Draft 2nd round selection (Hawthorn) No. 34 overall.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2018 Season Average
    Games Played 23
    • Kicks 14.4
    • Handballs 8.7
    • Disposals 23.1
    • Marks 3.7
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 6.5
    • Goals 0.4
    • AFL Fantasy 98.1

2018 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 21 Richmond W1
Handballs 15 Brisbane Lions Rd 17
Disposals 34 Brisbane Lions Rd 17
Marks 10 Gold Coast Suns Rd 14
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 14 Melbourne Rd 4
Goals 2 North Melbourne Rd 5
AFL Fantasy 137 Melbourne Rd 4

2018 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Collingwood W 101 - 67 12 3 15 3 0 0 2 5 1 0 71
2 Geelong Cats W 117 - 118 11 4 15 6 0 0 1 13 1 0 114
3 Richmond L 102 - 89 8 7 15 4 0 0 2 5 0 0 64
4 Melbourne W 115 - 48 20 11 31 0 0 2 1 14 0 0 137
5 North Melbourne L 98 - 70 10 6 16 1 0 0 1 2 2 0 62
6 St Kilda W 89 - 54 - - - - - - - - - - -
7 Essendon W 67 - 90 14 2 16 2 0 1 0 10 1 0 99
8 Sydney Swans L 71 - 79 14 9 23 2 0 2 0 7 0 0 96
9 Brisbane Lions L 129 - 73 20 8 28 5 0 2 0 7 0 1 122
10 West Coast Eagles L 60 - 75 19 10 29 4 0 0 2 7 0 0 111
11 Port Adelaide W 64 - 61 17 6 23 10 0 0 0 3 0 0 105
13 Adelaide Crows W 88 - 32 9 11 20 3 0 1 1 2 1 0 70
14 Gold Coast Suns W 96 - 43 20 13 33 10 0 0 2 2 1 0 124
15 GWS Giants L 95 - 84 6 13 19 2 0 3 0 6 0 0 77
16 Western Bulldogs W 59 - 122 20 9 29 4 0 0 2 6 0 0 108
17 Brisbane Lions L 65 - 98 19 15 34 4 0 0 0 7 0 1 128
18 Carlton W 52 - 124 10 9 19 4 0 0 0 4 0 0 76
19 Fremantle W 53 - 112 14 13 27 7 0 0 0 6 1 0 119
20 Essendon W 107 - 103 11 10 21 1 0 1 2 6 0 0 75
21 Geelong Cats W 71 - 60 16 5 21 5 0 1 2 9 0 0 104
22 St Kilda W 76 - 80 13 10 23 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 87
23 Sydney Swans W 74 - 83 16 10 26 2 0 1 1 4 0 0 88
W1 Richmond L 95 - 64 21 5 26 2 0 1 0 11 1 1 131
SF Melbourne L 71 - 104 12 11 23 4 0 1 2 6 0 0 89
TOTAL W: 15 - L: 9 332 200 532 85 0 16 21 149 9 3 2257

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 186
    • Kicks 11.6
    • Handballs 8.4
    • Disposals 20.0
    • Marks 3.7
    • Hit-Outs 0.1
    • Tackles 6.0
    • Goals 0.3
    • AFL Fantasy 86.7

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 22 Fremantle Rd 8, 2012
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
2018 Hawthorn 332 200 532 85 0 16 21 149 9 3 2257
2017 Hawthorn 239 216 455 76 0 16 22 129 9 10 1907
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