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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

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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
2017
21
Career
163
Goals
2017
9
Career
56
2017 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
1907
Avg
91
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

Faced a delayed start to 2016 because of a wrist injury and also missed a month because of a hamstring issue. Otherwise, he remained a vital midfield cog for the Hawks, with his tackling – 16 and 15 in consecutive weeks in rounds seven and eight – a feature. Shiels is regarded as a future captain and both player and club swiftly rebuffed trade overtures from the Queensland clubs at the end of last year. With Sam Mitchell and Jordan Lewis having left, he has a massive role to play this year.

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

Brownlow Medal: 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 21
    • Kicks 11.4
    • Handballs 10.3
    • Disposals 21.7
    • Marks 3.6
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 6.1
    • Goals 0.4
    • AFL Fantasy 90.8

2017 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 18 Sydney Swans Rd 10
Handballs 16 Richmond Rd 20
Disposals 31 Sydney Swans Rd 10
Marks 7 Geelong Cats Rd 17
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 10 Gold Coast Suns Rd 12
Goals 2 Sydney Swans Rd 19
AFL Fantasy 133 Sydney Swans Rd 10

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 55 - 130 12 9 21 3 0 0 2 4 0 0 73
7 Melbourne W 91 - 94 9 4 13 3 0 0 2 4 0 1 55
8 Brisbane Lions W 113 - 75 17 8 25 5 0 2 1 8 1 1 120
9 Collingwood L 90 - 72 15 10 25 3 0 0 3 8 1 0 103
10 Sydney Swans W 75 - 81 18 13 31 4 0 0 0 10 0 1 133
11 Port Adelaide L 98 - 47 11 9 20 3 0 0 2 6 0 0 78
12 Gold Coast Suns L 79 - 95 8 11 19 3 0 0 1 10 0 0 92
14 Adelaide Crows W 82 - 96 9 12 21 3 0 2 0 7 0 0 90
15 Collingwood W 118 - 94 15 5 20 5 0 1 0 4 1 1 94
16 GWS Giants D 97 - 97 8 9 17 2 0 1 2 6 0 1 68
17 Geelong Cats L 88 - 85 13 16 29 7 0 2 1 6 1 1 122
18 Fremantle W 48 - 100 11 14 25 5 0 1 0 5 0 2 99
19 Sydney Swans W 72 - 66 17 11 28 3 0 0 2 5 2 0 108
20 Richmond L 93 - 64 8 16 24 5 0 0 1 2 0 0 76
21 North Melbourne W 116 - 89 2 11 13 1 0 0 1 8 0 0 60
22 Carlton L 77 - 70 - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Western Bulldogs W 99 - 90 12 10 22 5 0 1 0 8 0 1 105
TOTAL W: 10 - L: 11 - D: 1 239 216 455 76 0 16 22 129 9 10 1907

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 163
    • Kicks 11.2
    • Handballs 8.3
    • Disposals 19.5
    • Marks 3.7
    • Hit-Outs 0.2
    • Tackles 5.9
    • Goals 0.3
    • AFL Fantasy 85.0

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 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