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Puopolo receives Round 16 MOTY nomination

Paul Puopolo has received another Mark of the Year nomination.

11:00am  Jul 11, 2016

Puopolo in career-best form?

Paul Puopolo is arguably in career-best form, but he says he’s simply focusing on his week-to-week role.

3:00pm  Jun 20, 2016

Hawks' best still to come, says Puopolo

Paul Puopolo believes the development of younger players now will give the Hawks a strong platform for later in the year.

12:30pm  Jun 6, 2016

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Poppy to remain at Hawks

3:09pm  Aug 25, 2016

R21: Poppy runs home a goal

5:12pm  Aug 13, 2016

Mark of the Year: R16 Paul Puopolo

10:37am  Jul 11, 2016

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Paul
Puopolo

Height
173 cm
DOB
02-12-1987
Weight
78 kg
Debut
2011
Games
2016
19
Career
130
Goals
2016
32
Career
130
2016 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
1287
Avg
68
PaulPuopolo

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior Club: Hope Valley (SA)
Clubs: -
Debut: 2011
Recruited from: Norwood
Brownlow votes: 0

Player Sponsorship

Platinum
Foodchem Trading

Gold
Cabrini

Silver
Hawks SA Inc.

Fifth for goals (29.1) and fourth for goal assists (24), it hasgot to the stage where the Hawks are simply harder to beat when the nuggety forward is in the side. His manic defensive work in the forward half – tackling, scragging and harassing – remains first rate, but his work with the ball in hand is equally vital and he loves a goal and a contested mark. Had some ankle concerns late in the season, but was an important contributor through the finals and his 29 goals were a career best. He is a three-time premiership player and deserves every bit of good fortune that has come his way because of his work ethic and commitment.

Player honours: premiership sides 2013, 2014, 2015.
Draft history: 2010 NAB AFL Draft 4th round selection (Hawthorn) No. 66 overall.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2016 Season Average
    Games Played 19
    • Kicks 6.9
    • Handballs 6.9
    • Disposals 13.9
    • Marks 2.0
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 4.6
    • Goals 1.7
    • AFL Fantasy 67.7

2016 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 11 Melbourne Rd 11
Handballs 15 Adelaide Crows Rd 5
Disposals 23 Adelaide Crows Rd 5
Marks 5 Sydney Swans Rd 9
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 10 Melbourne Rd 11
Goals 5 Adelaide Crows Rd 5
AFL Fantasy 113 Adelaide Crows Rd 5

2016 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Geelong Cats L 116 - 86 8 3 11 3 0 1 0 3 3 0 70
2 West Coast Eagles W 99 - 53 4 7 11 2 0 1 2 3 0 1 40
3 Western Bulldogs W 90 - 93 3 10 13 2 0 1 0 5 0 0 56
4 St Kilda W 87 - 84 7 5 12 1 0 1 0 7 2 0 75
5 Adelaide Crows W 112 - 109 8 15 23 2 0 2 1 6 5 0 113
6 GWS Giants L 158 - 83 5 1 6 1 0 2 1 3 2 1 44
7 Richmond W 90 - 136 8 7 15 3 0 0 2 4 3 3 78
8 Fremantle W 116 - 75 3 12 15 0 0 1 1 4 1 0 53
9 Sydney Swans L 55 - 69 10 7 17 5 0 0 2 1 1 2 65
10 Brisbane Lions W 87 - 135 7 8 15 2 0 2 3 2 2 0 56
11 Melbourne W 82 - 64 11 8 19 0 0 3 2 10 1 1 93
12 Essendon W 43 - 151 6 8 14 0 0 2 0 5 4 1 81
13 North Melbourne W 84 - 93 7 6 13 2 0 3 2 4 1 0 58
14 Gold Coast Suns W 86 - 60 4 6 10 2 0 1 1 2 0 1 37
16 Port Adelaide W 79 - 101 10 4 14 1 0 1 0 7 2 0 82
17 Sydney Swans W 70 - 75 10 8 18 3 0 2 1 8 1 0 92
18 Richmond W 114 - 44 10 4 14 2 0 4 2 1 1 1 53
19 Carlton W 74 - 55 - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Melbourne L 110 - 81 - - - - - - - - - - -
21 North Melbourne W 96 - 57 6 8 14 4 0 0 0 7 2 0 86
22 West Coast Eagles L 92 - 67 5 5 10 3 0 1 2 5 1 0 55
23 Collingwood - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 16 - L: 5 132 132 264 38 0 28 22 87 32 11 1287

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 130
    • Kicks 7.4
    • Handballs 7.3
    • Disposals 14.7
    • Marks 2.4
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 4.1
    • Goals 1.0
    • AFL Fantasy 66.3

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 Adelaide Crows Rd 5, 2016
AFL Fantasy 129 Western Bulldogs Rd 23, 2011

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2016 Hawthorn 132 132 264 38 0 28 22 87 32 11 1287
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

Milestones:
50 games – Round 9 vs Gold Coast, 26-May-2013
100 games – Round 15 vs Fremantle, 12-Jul-2015

AFL Awards:
Premiership side: 2013, 2014, 2015

Club Awards:
Best First Year – 2011 

Brownlow Votes: 0