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"Can't believe we won"

Brent Moloney was still shaking his head in disbelief on Monday morning

12:26pm  Jun 24, 2013

Moloney's loyalty to Lions

Former Demon Brent Moloney says he is well and truly a Lion now

1:44pm  Apr 26, 2013

Moloney’s big milestone

Brent Moloney will line up for his 150th AFL match this Sunday at the Gabba

4:20pm  Apr 23, 2013

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Moloney Settling In

4:52pm  Mar 18, 2013

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Brent
Moloney

Height
181 cm
DOB
28-01-1984
Weight
88 kg
Debut
2003
Games
2014
5
Career
166
Goals
2014
1
Career
46
2014 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
371
Avg
74
BrentMoloney

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior Clubs: South Warrnambool
Clubs: Geelong
Debut: 2003
Recruited from: Geelong U18/Geelong
Brownlow Votes: 27

Season by Season

Season by Season

• Moloney really worked on his fitness during his first pre-season with the Lions, and the results showed with some blistering form in the clinches during the NAB Cup – where he helped deliver the Club’s first pre-season premiership since the merger.

• In the regular absence of Simon Black, Moloney played a key midfield role for the Lions in each of the Club’s first 10 matches of the season.

• He saved arguably his best performance for his 150th match against his former side, Melbourne, when he racked up 36 disposals and 10 clearances.

• A spate of soft tissue injuries limited Moloney to just six of the team’s final 12 matches, however he continued to prove damaging when out on the park.

• He finished his first season in Brisbane by finishing equal 8th in the Merrett-Murray Medal count.

Introduction

Former Geelong and Melbourne midfielder Brent Moloney is a 'clearance machine' who made history as the Brisbane Lions' first ever signing under the new Free Agency rule at the end of 2012.

Background

• Moloney hails from South Warrnambool in country Victoria and played the bulk of his junior football with the Geelong Falcons in the TAC Cup U18 competition.

• He was originally drafted by Geelong with Pick No.4 in the 2003 Pre-Season draft, and went on to make his senior debut with the Cats in Round 14 of that same year. He proved an immediate talent, earning an AFL Rising Star nomination in his first season. 

• After two seasons and 23 matches with Geelong, Moloney was traded to Melbourne in a deal that saw Brad Ottens head to the Cats and Richmond receive Picks 12 (Danny Meyer) and 16 (Adam Pattison) in the Draft. 

• Moloney has a strong first season at the Demons, playing 21 senior games and also featuring in the Australian side that played Ireland in the International Rules Series in 2005.

• His next three seasons were plagued by injury, but Moloney returned to form in 2009 by playing in every one of Melbourne's senior matches and finishing Runner-Up in their Best and Fairest award.  

• Arguably his best season came in 2011, when he won Melbourne's Best and Fairest and also polled 19 votes in the Brownlow.

• He fell out of favour with the Demons in 2012, and was given limited senior opportunities, so at season's end exercised his right as a Free Agent to join another club. Fortunately the Lions were in desperate need of a player with his skills set, and he quickly proved a valuable and popular addition at the Gabba.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2014 Season Average
    Games Played 5
    • Kicks 8.6
    • Handballs 11.6
    • Disposals 20.2
    • Marks 1.6
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 5.6
    • Goals 0.2
    • AFL Fantasy 74.2

2014 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 13 Geelong Cats Rd 2
Handballs 15 Hawthorn Rd 1
Disposals 24 Geelong Cats Rd 2
Marks 3 Hawthorn Rd 1
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 10 Geelong Cats Rd 2
Goals 1 Geelong Cats Rd 2
AFL Fantasy 106 Geelong Cats Rd 2

2014 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Hawthorn L 139 - 91 8 15 23 3 0 0 3 2 0 0 62
2 Geelong Cats L 68 - 93 13 11 24 1 0 1 2 10 1 1 106
3 Gold Coast Suns L 114 - 61 9 13 22 2 0 0 0 9 0 1 96
4 Port Adelaide L 159 - 46 9 14 23 2 0 0 1 6 0 0 82
5 Richmond L 63 - 106 4 5 9 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 25
6 St Kilda W 79 - 82 - - - - - - - - - - -
7 Sydney Swans L 44 - 123 - - - - - - - - - - -
8 Essendon L 57 - 65 - - - - - - - - - - -
9 North Melbourne L 125 - 38 - - - - - - - - - - -
11 Carlton W 98 - 91 - - - - - - - - - - -
12 Western Bulldogs W 87 - 95 - - - - - - - - - - -
13 GWS Giants L 80 - 125 - - - - - - - - - - -
14 Fremantle L 105 - 22 - - - - - - - - - - -
15 North Melbourne W 70 - 66 - - - - - - - - - - -
16 Richmond L 79 - 54 - - - - - - - - - - -
17 West Coast Eagles L 35 - 40 - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Gold Coast Suns - - - - - - - - - - -
19 Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Adelaide Crows - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Collingwood - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Fremantle - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Geelong Cats - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 4 - L: 12 43 58 101 8 0 2 7 28 1 3 371

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 166
    • Kicks 10.6
    • Handballs 8.7
    • Disposals 19.2
    • Marks 3.0
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 3.7
    • Goals 0.3
    • AFL Fantasy 72.0

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 22 Adelaide Crows Rd 7, 2011
Handballs 26 Melbourne Rd 5, 2013
Disposals 38 Collingwood Rd 12, 2010
Marks 10 Fremantle Rd 7, 2008
Hit-outs 1 Collingwood Rd 11, 2012
Tackles 10 Geelong Cats Rd 2, 2014
Goals 3 Geelong Cats Rd 13, 2013
AFL Fantasy 138 Brisbane Lions Rd 3, 2011

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2014 Brisbane Lions 43 58 101 8 0 2 7 28 1 3 371
2013 Brisbane Lions 160 156 316 41 0 14 18 84 8 5 1264
2012 Melbourne 136 120 256 26 2 9 22 52 3 5 902
2011 Melbourne 282 227 509 41 0 23 20 124 9 4 1940
2010 Melbourne 192 235 427 40 0 16 27 86 2 8 1465
2009 Melbourne 229 283 512 98 0 10 19 78 7 3 1857
2008 Melbourne 94 73 167 47 0 10 18 38 2 0 689
2007 Melbourne 92 74 166 24 0 10 13 26 5 3 604
2006 Melbourne 72 37 109 27 0 1 4 12 1 4 418
2005 Melbourne 267 95 362 72 1 16 27 56 2 8 1387
2004 Geelong Cats 130 60 190 55 0 4 9 16 5 6 752
2003 Geelong Cats 56 18 74 21 0 4 6 8 1 5 296

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Awards

AFL Awards

AFL Rising Star Nomination
2003

International Rules Series
2005

Club Awards

Melbourne Club Champion
2011

Lions Pre-Season Premiership Player
2013