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Allen
Christensen

Height
177 cm
DOB
19-05-1991
Weight
80 kg
Debut
2011
Games
2018
22
Career
120
Goals
2018
16
Career
98
2018 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
1606
Avg
73
AllenChristensen

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior Clubs: Lara
Clubs: Geelong / Brisbane Lions
Debut: Rd 2 2011
Recruited from: Geelong
Brownlow Votes:
6

Introduction

Allen Christensen is a fleet-footed midfielder with the ability to push forward and hit the scoreboard. A prolific ball winner as a junior, Christensen has applied the same ball winning abilities at AFL level, particularly around stoppages.

He was traded to Brisbane during the 2014 Trade Period for pick 21 which the Lions received from GWS for Joel Patfull.

After two injury-hit years, Christensen is finally back to full fitness and ready to reclaim his spot in the Senior side in 2018. 

 

Background

• Christensen was born and raised in Geelong, playing for the Geelong Falcons in the TAC Cup U18 Competition before being drafted by the Geelong Cats with pick 40 in the 2009 AFL National Draft.

• He debuted for the Cats in Rd2 2011, going on to play 19 games with his Rd18 performance against Richmond earning an AFL Rising Star nomination.

• Christensen was a member of Geelong's 2011 AFL Premiership Team, defeating Collingwood.

• Christensen was traded to the Lions during the 2014 AFL Trade Period in exchange for pick 21 which the Lions received from GWS for Joel Patfull.

Season by Season

Season by Season

• Christensen played just one NEAFL match in 2017 before re-injuring his collarbone which ruled him out for the remainder of the season. 

• He took up a coaching role with the NEAFL side while continuing with his rehab. 

Season by Season

• Christensen played 11 games of the 2016 season and averaged 16.6 disposals.

courageous attack for a disputed ball left the 25-year-old with an injured collarbone which inevitably ended his season - he was due to play his 100th game.

 

Season by Season

• Allen Christensen played every match in 2015 despite recovering from back surgery.

• The 24-year old premiership player from Geelong averaged 20 disposals and a goal a game, recording a season high 31 possessions in Round 10 against GWS. 

• With his good vision, decision-making and foot skills, it is little wonder Christensen (6.2) topped the Lions in score assists in 2015. 

• He was rewarded for his strong season when he was recognised as runner-up in this year’s Merrett-Murray Medal.

• Leading into his second pre-season at the Lions, Christensen can only get better.

 

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2018 Season Average
    Games Played 22
    • Kicks 10.6
    • Handballs 7.7
    • Disposals 18.3
    • Marks 3.8
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 2.5
    • Goals 0.7
    • AFL Fantasy 73.0

2018 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 21 West Coast Eagles Rd 23
Handballs 13 Sydney Swans Rd 10
Disposals 27 Sydney Swans Rd 10
Marks 10 Gold Coast Suns Rd 22
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 6 Melbourne Rd 2
Goals 3 Melbourne Rd 2
AFL Fantasy 108 Gold Coast Suns Rd 22

2018 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 St Kilda L 107 - 82 9 12 21 3 0 0 2 0 1 0 60
2 Melbourne L 74 - 100 9 7 16 0 0 4 0 6 3 1 88
3 Port Adelaide L 97 - 92 16 5 21 4 0 1 1 4 1 1 91
4 Richmond L 110 - 17 12 11 23 3 0 1 0 2 0 0 76
5 Gold Coast Suns L 71 - 76 9 8 17 0 0 2 0 2 0 2 55
6 GWS Giants L 77 - 43 9 11 20 2 0 1 0 4 0 0 72
7 Collingwood L 114 - 121 11 8 19 6 0 0 0 2 0 1 76
8 Western Bulldogs L 107 - 93 11 3 14 2 0 1 0 4 0 1 63
9 Hawthorn W 129 - 73 11 13 24 5 0 0 0 3 1 0 92
10 Sydney Swans L 49 - 67 14 13 27 3 0 0 1 5 1 0 100
11 North Melbourne L 141 - 87 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 -3
12 Essendon L 62 - 84 14 7 21 7 0 3 1 5 0 2 99
14 GWS Giants L 82 - 109 6 11 17 3 0 2 2 0 2 1 58
15 Fremantle W 64 - 119 10 7 17 5 0 0 1 2 1 0 70
16 Carlton W 120 - 55 8 7 15 6 0 0 0 1 1 2 68
17 Hawthorn W 65 - 98 6 9 15 1 0 2 1 3 1 1 57
18 Adelaide Crows L 88 - 93 8 9 17 3 0 2 0 1 1 1 64
19 Geelong Cats L 120 - 78 5 7 12 1 0 2 1 2 1 0 45
20 North Melbourne L 104 - 107 12 6 18 3 0 0 0 4 1 1 80
21 Collingwood L 104 - 73 13 8 21 10 0 0 0 2 0 0 93
22 Gold Coast Suns W 74 - 78 19 3 22 10 0 1 0 2 1 0 108
23 West Coast Eagles L 72 - 98 21 5 26 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 94
TOTAL W: 5 - L: 17 233 170 403 84 0 22 11 54 16 14 1606

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 120
    • Kicks 10.2
    • Handballs 8.7
    • Disposals 19.0
    • Marks 3.4
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 3.4
    • Goals 0.8
    • AFL Fantasy 76.4

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 21 West Coast Eagles Rd 23, 2018
Handballs 21 West Coast Eagles Rd 21, 2013
Disposals 36 Fremantle Rd 14, 2013
Marks 10 Gold Coast Suns Rd 22, 2018
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 9 Adelaide Crows Rd 13, 2015
Goals 3 Melbourne Rd 2, 2018
AFL Fantasy 135 Fremantle Rd 14, 2013

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2018 Brisbane Lions 233 170 403 84 0 22 11 54 16 14 1606
2017 Brisbane Lions 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 Brisbane Lions 104 79 183 33 0 26 8 30 7 5 738
2015 Brisbane Lions 267 178 445 91 0 57 27 75 19 12 1832
2014 Geelong Cats 91 78 169 27 0 18 11 31 6 6 661
2013 Geelong Cats 212 231 443 68 0 39 20 85 23 14 1773
2012 Geelong Cats 166 163 329 47 0 23 14 63 9 9 1261
2011 Geelong Cats 154 150 304 59 0 32 23 70 18 11 1301

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

• Christensen was born and raised in Geelong, playing for the Geelong Falcons in the TAC Cup U18 Competition before being drafted by the Geelong Cats with pick 40 in the 2009 AFL National Draft.

• He debuted for the Cats in Rd2 2011, going on to play 19 games with his Rd18 performance against Richmond earning an AFL Rising Star nomination.

• Christensen was a member of Geelong's 2011 AFL Premiership Team, defeating Collingwood.

• Christensen was traded to the Lions during the 2014 AFL Trade Period in exchange for pick 21 which the Lions received from GWS for Joel Patfull.

Awards

AFL Awards

Indigenous All-Stars Team
2013

AFL Premiership
2011 - Geelong defeated Collingwood

AFL Rising Star Nomination
Rd18 2011 v Richmond

Other Awards

Victoria Country U18 Representative
2009