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Liam
Dawson

Height
189 cm
DOB
23-01-1996
Weight
85 kg
Debut
-
Games
2017
1
Career
18
Goals
2017
0
Career
6
2017 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
30
Avg
30
LiamDawson

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior Clubs: Redcliffe
Clubs: Brisbane Lions
Debut:
Recruited from: Aspley
Brownlow Votes: -

Introduction

A strong defender/midfielder, Dawson can play a creative role or lock down on an opponent. Was injured in this year's NAB AFL Under-18 Championships but won the Harrison Medal in 2013. Showcased his renowned skills when he scored 25/30 in the clean hands test and 25/30 in the goal-kicking test at the NAB AFL Combine. Liam is a graduate of the Brisbane Lions Academy.

 

Background

• Liam Dawson started out as an attacked half back but has made the transition into the mid field and can even push forward and kick a goal.

• Dawson showed great skills at the Draft Combine, scoring well in both the clean hands and goal kicking tests.

• He represented Queensland U18 in 2013 & 2014 and is an AFL AIS Academey as well as Lions Academy graduate.

• Dawson was nominated by Brisbane as an Academy Selection during the 2014 Academy and Father-Son Bidding at the start of Trade Period resulting in the Club selectiing him with their first selection in the AFL National Draft, pick 44 overall.

Season by season

Season by season

• Playing seven games in 2016, versatile Liam Dawson kicked a career high two goals against St Kilda in Round 23.

• Used in roles between half back and half forward, the 20-year-old Queenslander will continue to improve with experience. 

•  Dawson re-signed with the Club in April until at least the end of 2018.

Season By Season

• Youngster Liam Dawson had a fairy-tale debut season at the Lions, playing 10 games and combining with fellow Hyundai Help for Kids Academy product Harris Andrews to form an integral part of the Lions’ back six.

• After kicking a goal in his debut match against the Bombers in Round Eight, Dawson again impressed in Round 18 against the Cats, where he collected 19 possessions.

• Providing run off half-back, the 19-year-old Queenslander will continue to improve with experience.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2017 Season Average
    Games Played 1
    • Kicks 7.0
    • Handballs 1.0
    • Disposals 8.0
    • Marks 2.0
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 1.0
    • Goals 0.0
    • AFL Fantasy 30.0

2017 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 7 Western Bulldogs Rd 5
Handballs 1 Western Bulldogs Rd 5
Disposals 8 Western Bulldogs Rd 5
Marks 2 Western Bulldogs Rd 5
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 1 Western Bulldogs Rd 5
Goals 0 - -
AFL Fantasy 30 Western Bulldogs Rd 5

2017 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Gold Coast Suns W 96 - 98 - - - - - - - - - - -
2 Essendon L 84 - 111 - - - - - - - - - - -
3 St Kilda L 107 - 76 - - - - - - - - - - -
4 Richmond L 67 - 119 - - - - - - - - - - -
5 Western Bulldogs L 122 - 90 7 1 8 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 30
6 Port Adelaide L 67 - 150 - - - - - - - - - - -
7 Sydney Swans L 135 - 81 - - - - - - - - - - -
8 Hawthorn L 113 - 75 - - - - - - - - - - -
9 Adelaide Crows L 60 - 140 - - - - - - - - - - -
10 Collingwood L 129 - 84 - - - - - - - - - - -
12 Fremantle W 121 - 64 - - - - - - - - - - -
13 Port Adelaide L 121 - 81 - - - - - - - - - - -
14 GWS Giants L 86 - 146 - - - - - - - - - - -
15 Essendon W 82 - 90 - - - - - - - - - - -
16 Geelong Cats L 78 - 163 - - - - - - - - - - -
17 Richmond L 112 - 81 - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Carlton W 112 - 82 - - - - - - - - - - -
19 West Coast Eagles L 113 - 45 - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Western Bulldogs L 89 - 103 - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Gold Coast Suns W 142 - 84 - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Melbourne L 104 - 91 - - - - - - - - - - -
23 North Melbourne L 79 - 130 - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 5 - L: 17 7 1 8 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 30

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 18
    • Kicks 6.7
    • Handballs 3.4
    • Disposals 10.1
    • Marks 3.7
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 1.1
    • Goals 0.3
    • AFL Fantasy 43.2

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 15 Geelong Cats Rd 18, 2015
Handballs 9 Gold Coast Suns Rd 4, 2016
Disposals 19 Geelong Cats Rd 18, 2015
Marks 9 Geelong Cats Rd 18, 2015
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 3 Western Bulldogs Rd 5, 2016
Goals 2 St Kilda Rd 23, 2016
AFL Fantasy 80 Geelong Cats Rd 18, 2015

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2017 Brisbane Lions 7 1 8 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 30
2016 Brisbane Lions 38 23 61 20 0 4 5 11 5 0 283
2015 Brisbane Lions 76 37 113 44 0 5 5 8 1 2 464

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

• Liam Dawson started out as an attacked half back but has made the transition into the mid field and can even push forward and kick a goal.

• Dawson showed great skills at the Draft Combine, scoring well in both the clean hands and goal kicking tests.

• He represented Queensland U18 in 2013 & 2014 and is an AFL AIS Academey as well as Lions Academy graduate.

• Dawson was nominated by Brisbane as an Academy Selection during the 2014 Academy and Father-Son Bidding at the start of Trade Period resulting in the Club selectiing him with their first selection in the AFL National Draft, pick 44 overall.

Awards

Other Awards

Queensland U18 Representative
2013 & 2014

All-Australian U18
2013

AFL AIS Academy Graduate
2014