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Alex
Witherden

Height
188 cm
DOB
10-09-1998
Weight
85 kg
Debut
-
Games
2019
23
Career
53
Goals
2019
2
Career
5
2019 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
1684
Avg
73
AlexWitherden

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior Clubs: Barwon Heads
Clubs: Brisbane Lions
Debut: Rd 14, 2017
Recruited from: Geelong Falcons
Brownlow Votes:
0

Introduction

Alex Witherden was taken with pick #23 in the 2016 NAB AFL National Draft. Witherden is known as a prolific ball winner across half back. The 189cm hybrid is good offensively, but is also responsible going the other way. When up and going, Witherden is a poised prospect who can pinpoint passes from the back half and is trusted with the ball. He can direct a game with his foot skills and manages to think smartly through situations.

Background

• Alex Witherden was drafted to the Lions from Geelong Falcons’ at Pick No. 23 in 2016. 

• The season before his drafting saw Witherden elevated to the NAB AFL Academy, but a broken leg in May saw him miss the rest of the season following injury. 

Season by Season

Season by Season

• The prolific ball winner dominated the midfield in the Lions’ NEAFL team earlier in the year, before earning his AFL debut.

• Witherdone got his Senior call up in Round 14 against the GWS Giants where he collected 20 disposals, 12 kicks and seven marks.

• The young defender finished as 17th on the 2017 Rising Star Nomination tally and averaged 23.6 disposals, 15.9 kicks and 5.3 marks.

• Witherden played nine of the final ten games for the season, only missing Round 21 due to a minor hamstring injury.

Season by Season

• In February, Witherdone delighted Lions fans when he extended his playing contract with the Club until the end of 2020.

 

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2019 Season Average
    Games Played 23
    • Kicks 14.4
    • Handballs 3.9
    • Disposals 18.3
    • Marks 5.5
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 1.7
    • Goals 0.1
    • AFL Fantasy 73.2

2019 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 20 Adelaide Crows Rd 9
Handballs 9 West Coast Eagles Rd 1
Disposals 28 Essendon Rd 4
Marks 10 Gold Coast Suns Rd 21
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 5 Gold Coast Suns Rd 21
Goals 1 Port Adelaide Rd 17
AFL Fantasy 112 Gold Coast Suns Rd 21

2019 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 West Coast Eagles W 102 - 58 16 9 25 7 0 2 2 0 0 0 83
2 North Melbourne W 87 - 107 14 4 18 7 0 0 0 1 0 0 75
3 Port Adelaide W 107 - 90 20 7 27 9 0 1 2 2 0 0 104
4 Essendon L 112 - 65 20 8 28 5 0 0 1 1 0 0 92
5 Collingwood L 61 - 123 20 5 25 8 0 4 0 2 0 0 106
6 Gold Coast Suns W 62 - 111 13 3 16 4 0 0 0 2 1 0 71
7 Sydney Swans W 103 - 81 12 3 15 5 0 0 0 2 0 0 65
8 Western Bulldogs L 92 - 76 18 4 22 8 0 0 1 1 0 1 88
9 Adelaide Crows W 93 - 92 20 4 24 6 0 0 1 2 0 0 91
10 Fremantle L 73 - 72 12 3 15 5 0 0 3 1 0 0 52
11 Hawthorn W 85 - 66 9 6 15 5 0 0 1 0 0 0 51
12 Carlton L 78 - 63 13 5 18 5 0 0 0 3 0 0 76
14 St Kilda W 59 - 115 19 2 21 6 0 1 0 3 0 0 92
15 Melbourne W 107 - 74 - - - - - - - - - - -
16 GWS Giants W 74 - 94 13 2 15 5 0 0 2 1 0 0 56
17 Port Adelaide W 49 - 97 19 2 21 5 0 1 1 2 1 0 88
18 North Melbourne W 87 - 75 14 0 14 4 0 1 0 1 0 1 60
19 Hawthorn W 60 - 87 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
20 Western Bulldogs W 98 - 80 10 6 16 6 0 1 0 3 0 0 73
21 Gold Coast Suns W 144 - 53 18 3 21 10 0 1 0 5 0 1 112
22 Geelong Cats W 75 - 74 15 0 15 3 0 0 0 3 0 0 66
23 Richmond L 82 - 55 13 4 17 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 63
FW1 Richmond L 65 - 112 12 5 17 5 0 0 1 1 0 0 62
SF GWS Giants L 80 - 83 11 4 15 5 0 1 2 1 0 0 55
TOTAL W: 16 - L: 8 332 89 421 127 0 13 17 38 2 3 1684

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 53
    • Kicks 15.3
    • Handballs 5.5
    • Disposals 20.8
    • Marks 6.2
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 1.8
    • Goals 0.1
    • AFL Fantasy 81.7

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 26 Adelaide Crows Rd 18, 2018
Handballs 13 Essendon Rd 15, 2017
Disposals 31 Adelaide Crows Rd 18, 2018
Marks 14 Gold Coast Suns Rd 5, 2018
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 5 Gold Coast Suns Rd 21, 2019
Goals 1 Port Adelaide Rd 17, 2019
AFL Fantasy 138 Adelaide Crows Rd 18, 2018

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2019 Brisbane Lions 332 89 421 127 0 13 17 38 2 3 1684
2018 Brisbane Lions 336 135 471 152 0 8 13 34 1 3 1848
2017 Brisbane Lions 143 69 212 48 0 6 8 23 2 0 797

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