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Mitchell re-signs for 2017

Hawthorn star Sam Mitchell will play on in 2017, after signing a one-year contract extension.

2:15pm  Jul 1, 2016

Mitchell dominant against the Suns

Hawthorn star Sam Mitchell was at his brilliant best in Sunday's win against the Suns.

8:30pm  Jun 26, 2016

Mitchell set to return against Dockers

Sam Mitchell is confident he will be fit to face Fremantle after being a late withdrawal on Friday night.

9:15am  May 10, 2016

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7:20pm  Jun 26, 2016

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Sam
Mitchell

Height
179 cm
DOB
12-10-1982
Weight
83 kg
Debut
2002
Games
2016
12
Career
297
Goals
2016
0
Career
67
2016 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
1228
Avg
102
SamMitchell

Player Bio

AT A Glance

Junior Club: Mooroolbark (VIC)
Clubs:
-
Debut:
2002
Recruited from:
Box Hill Hawks (VFL)
Brownlow votes:
204

Player Sponsorship

Gold
Maddie Sill

Silver
Commercial Systems Australia

At 33, Mitchell is supposed to be slowing down, but instead his 2015 campaign might have been his finest yet. He led the AFL in total (748) and average (31.2) possessions and the Hawks
in clearances (134) and was in the top five for inside 50s and rebound 50s, culminating in a third-place finish in the Brownlow Medal. Mitchell was dominant in three of the four finals and very good in the other. Mitchell is ultra-professional with his preparation, but his razor-sharp football nous and dual-sided skills make him hard to quell, be it in the midfield or across half-back where he loves to organise and distribute. There will be a time when Mitchell’s output declines, but there are no indications it will be anytime soon.

Player honours: 2nd Brownlow Medal 2012 (equal); 3rd Brownlow Medal 2015; best and fairest 2006, 2009, 2011, 2012; 2nd best and fairest 2008; 3rd best and fairest 2010, 2013, 2015; All-Australian 2011, 2013, 2015; All-Australian nominee 2007, 2008, 2012; International Rules Series 2014, 2015; NAB AFL Rising Star 2003; Liston Trophy 2002; premiership sides 2008, 2013, 2014, 2015; captain 2008-10.
Brownlow Medal: 2015 votes 26; career votes 204.
Draft history: 2001 National AFL Draft 3rd round selection (Hawthorn) No. 36 overall traded by Fremantle for Trent Croad and Luke McPharlin.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2016 Season Average
    Games Played 12
    • Kicks 15.5
    • Handballs 14.2
    • Disposals 29.7
    • Marks 3.8
    • Hit-Outs 0.3
    • Tackles 4.6
    • Goals 0.0
    • AFL Fantasy 102.3

2016 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 22 Gold Coast Suns Rd 14
Handballs 31 St Kilda Rd 4
Disposals 44 St Kilda Rd 4
Marks 8 West Coast Eagles Rd 2
Hit-outs 2 Fremantle Rd 8
Tackles 8 Western Bulldogs Rd 3
Goals 0 - -
AFL Fantasy 146 West Coast Eagles Rd 2

2016 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Geelong Cats L 116 - 86 19 17 36 5 0 1 1 5 0 0 124
2 West Coast Eagles W 99 - 53 22 15 37 8 0 2 0 6 0 0 146
3 Western Bulldogs W 90 - 93 17 12 29 4 0 1 1 8 0 0 117
4 St Kilda W 87 - 84 13 31 44 4 0 5 0 3 0 0 130
5 Adelaide Crows W 112 - 109 19 12 31 2 0 1 1 4 0 0 101
6 GWS Giants L 158 - 83 11 15 26 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 66
7 Richmond W 90 - 136 - - - - - - - - - - -
8 Fremantle W 116 - 75 10 16 26 4 2 1 5 3 0 0 74
9 Sydney Swans L 55 - 69 5 10 15 2 0 0 0 3 0 0 53
10 Brisbane Lions W 87 - 135 14 10 24 1 0 3 0 5 0 0 88
11 Melbourne W 82 - 64 18 9 27 4 0 3 2 7 0 0 109
12 Essendon W 43 - 151 - - - - - - - - - - -
13 North Melbourne W 84 - 93 16 10 26 5 0 1 3 6 0 0 99
14 Gold Coast Suns W 86 - 60 22 13 35 6 0 0 3 5 0 0 121
16 Port Adelaide - - - - - - - - - - -
17 Sydney Swans - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Richmond - - - - - - - - - - -
19 Carlton - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
21 North Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
22 West Coast Eagles - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Collingwood - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 11 - L: 3 186 170 356 46 3 19 17 55 0 1 1228

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 297
    • Kicks 13.8
    • Handballs 12.5
    • Disposals 26.3
    • Marks 4.0
    • Hit-Outs 0.1
    • Tackles 3.9
    • Goals 0.2
    • AFL Fantasy 92.8

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 29 Fremantle Rd 8, 2009
Handballs 31 St Kilda Rd 4, 2016
Disposals 44 St Kilda Rd 4, 2016
Marks 13 Essendon Rd 20, 2006
Hit-outs 2 Fremantle Rd 8, 2016
Tackles 11 Collingwood Rd 22, 2010
Goals 3 Collingwood Rd 16, 2009
AFL Fantasy 147 West Coast Eagles Rd 13, 2009

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2016 Hawthorn 186 170 356 46 3 19 17 55 0 1 1228
2015 Hawthorn 374 374 748 98 2 38 31 92 6 3 2518
2014 Hawthorn 228 221 449 78 4 26 18 55 3 3 1577
2013 Hawthorn 371 302 673 83 3 26 25 78 5 5 2267
2012 Hawthorn 345 308 653 84 2 38 37 133 7 7 2413
2011 Hawthorn 404 297 701 94 2 41 34 99 12 8 2505
2010 Hawthorn 282 242 524 76 1 33 25 90 5 4 1911
2009 Hawthorn 346 308 654 111 1 30 26 66 7 3 2249
2008 Hawthorn 313 354 667 90 2 36 40 88 4 2 2213
2007 Hawthorn 262 331 593 120 0 32 34 96 2 3 2137
2006 Hawthorn 327 265 592 119 0 33 34 72 3 6 2111
2005 Hawthorn 186 157 343 62 0 24 23 49 2 4 1225
2004 Hawthorn 210 162 372 47 1 28 20 60 5 5 1339
2003 Hawthorn 199 174 373 54 3 20 23 89 5 2 1449
2002 Hawthorn 53 49 102 19 1 4 7 29 1 1 421

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 22 vs Geelong, 29-Aug-2004
100 games – Round 14 vs Adelaide, 7-Jul-2007
150 games – Round 17 vs Geelong, 25-Jul-2009
200 games – Round 3 vs Adelaide, 15-Apr-2012
250 games – Round 6 vs Richmond, 27-Apr-2014

AFL Awards:
Premiership side: 2008, 2013, 2014, 2015
All Australian Team: 2011, 2013, 2015
2nd Brownlow Medal: 2012 (equal)
3rd Brownlow Medal: 2015
NAB AFL Rising Star 2003
International Rules Series: 2014, 2015

Club Awards:
Peter Crimmins Medal: 2006, 2009, 2011, 2012
Peter Crimmins Medal – 2nd Club Champion (2008)
Peter Crimmins Medal – 3rd Club Champion (2010, 2013, 2015)
Captain: 2008-2010
Most Determined Player – 2002, 2003 
Most Consistent – 2004, 2006, 2009,
Best Clubman – 2005
Most Brownlow Votes – 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015
Best Player in Finals – 2014, 2015

Brownlow Votes: 204