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Ellis’ excellent emergence

Jack Riewoldt believes growing maturity and self-belief have been key factors in hard-running Tiger Brandon Ellis producing arguably the best football of his six-year AFL career during the past few weeks.

2:15pm  Jun 5, 2017

Energised Ellis

Hard-running Richmond utility Brandon Ellis produced his best performance of season 2017 in last night’s blockbuster ‘Dreamtime at the G’ clash.

10:19pm  May 28, 2017

Confidence high as Tigers eye Eagles

Richmond half-back Brandon Ellis says confidence is high at Tigerland after a 2-0 start to the season, with a selfless style of play key to the Tigers' early form.

5:09pm  Apr 4, 2017

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Ellis' half-back role

5:58am  Jul 24, 2017

Don't Hold Back moments: Round 14

6:00am  Jun 26, 2017

Ellis on TAC Cup Future Stars

12:52pm  May 29, 2017

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Brandon
Ellis

Height
181 cm
DOB
03-08-1993
Weight
81 kg
Debut
2012
Games
2017
17
Career
127
Goals
2017
7
Career
46
2017 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
1416
Avg
83
BrandonEllis

Player Bio

One of the game’s most durable players, the midfielder has missed just three games since making his debut in 2012.

Still seen as an outside runner, he has worked hard to build an inside element to his game and will be desperate to get more results in that area in 2016.

Overall his output dropped last season, ranking fifth at Richmond for average possessions (23.6).

Player honours: 2nd best and fairest 2014; All-Australian nominee 2014; NAB AFL Rising Star nominee 2012.
Brownlow Medal: 2016 votes 3; career votes 24.
Draft history: 2011 NAB AFL Draft 1st round selection (Richmond) No. 15 overall.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2017 Season Average
    Games Played 17
    • Kicks 14.0
    • Handballs 8.7
    • Disposals 22.7
    • Marks 5.1
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 2.1
    • Goals 0.4
    • AFL Fantasy 83.3

2017 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 20 Essendon Rd 10
Handballs 14 Adelaide Crows Rd 6
Disposals 30 North Melbourne Rd 11
Marks 9 Essendon Rd 10
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 4 Sydney Swans Rd 13
Goals 1 Brisbane Lions Rd 17
AFL Fantasy 126 Essendon Rd 10

2017 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Carlton W 89 - 132 11 10 21 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 51
2 Collingwood W 99 - 80 11 3 14 3 0 1 0 3 1 1 68
3 West Coast Eagles W 76 - 65 15 5 20 4 0 1 2 3 0 0 74
4 Brisbane Lions W 67 - 119 11 10 21 3 0 2 1 4 0 1 78
5 Melbourne W 88 - 75 10 10 20 3 0 1 1 1 0 0 61
6 Adelaide Crows L 140 - 64 7 14 21 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 60
7 Western Bulldogs L 80 - 75 18 2 20 8 0 2 0 3 0 0 96
8 Fremantle L 70 - 72 7 8 15 4 0 0 1 1 1 0 56
9 GWS Giants L 78 - 75 18 7 25 2 0 1 2 1 0 0 73
10 Essendon W 81 - 66 20 10 30 9 0 1 0 3 1 0 126
11 North Melbourne W 66 - 101 18 12 30 7 0 0 0 0 1 0 105
13 Sydney Swans L 71 - 80 16 9 25 7 0 1 2 4 0 0 98
14 Carlton W 84 - 58 13 10 23 6 0 1 1 2 1 0 89
15 Port Adelaide W 63 - 76 16 13 29 8 0 0 1 3 0 0 107
16 St Kilda L 138 - 71 16 5 21 7 0 0 0 1 1 1 90
17 Brisbane Lions W 112 - 81 15 12 27 5 0 0 0 1 1 0 94
18 GWS Giants W 64 - 45 15 8 23 8 0 0 3 2 0 0 84
19 Gold Coast Suns - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Hawthorn - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Geelong Cats - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Fremantle - - - - - - - - - - -
23 St Kilda - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 11 - L: 6 238 148 386 86 0 11 16 35 7 3 1416

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 127
    • Kicks 13.0
    • Handballs 9.2
    • Disposals 22.2
    • Marks 5.5
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 2.4
    • Goals 0.4
    • AFL Fantasy 84.6

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 25 Essendon Rd 23, 2013
Handballs 23 Geelong Cats Rd 5, 2015
Disposals 39 Adelaide Crows Rd 3, 2016
Marks 16 Essendon Rd 23, 2013
Hit-outs 1 Port Adelaide Rd 15, 2016
Tackles 7 Melbourne Rd 4, 2015
Goals 3 GWS Giants Rd 22, 2013
AFL Fantasy 155 Melbourne Rd 8, 2013

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2017 Richmond 238 148 386 86 0 11 16 35 7 3 1416
2016 Richmond 290 230 520 134 1 12 13 56 5 9 1969
2015 Richmond 342 252 594 146 0 15 19 77 8 11 2293
2014 Richmond 355 246 601 126 0 14 20 56 10 11 2184
2013 Richmond 246 144 390 124 0 11 9 45 14 7 1653
2012 Richmond 183 147 330 80 0 7 10 36 2 8 1224

Legend

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Q&A

As well as playing great footy, I’d like to be remembered for: my hard work and willingness to put my body on the line time and time again for my team mates

Most memorable victory (AFL or non-AFL): Calder cannons premiership 2010

Most admired player at another club: Brent Harvey

Favourite ground to play on: etihad stadium... Haven't play on the MCG yet.

Weights or running: weights

What would you prefer – mark of the year or goal of the year: if it was to win a game then goal of the year, if not, then mark of the year

Which skill do you need to most work on: pick up lines

Complete this line…with two minutes to go in the 2012 Grand Final: Todd Elton takes a screamer 50m out directly in front, he decides to play on and kick on his left foot, and miraculously it goes through the middle.... for a point, which puts us 1 point up.

Who will be Mike Sheahan’s No. 1 ranked player by the end of 2012: Gibson Turner

You are running 30 minutes late to an early morning beach recovery session. What’s your excuse: was waiting for mum to get up and make me breakfast

Favourite meal the night before a game: big juicy bowl of tuna pasta

What music helps you get ‘in the zone’ before a game: a bit of "doosh doosh"

One thing you would change about the world: peace and no hunger

PlayStation or Xbox? And what’s your favourite game: play station... The girls in the Playboy mansion

Who would win My Kitchen Rules at your club? And what’s their signature dish: Todd Elton because He can cook a "mint" gluten free pasta

Your favourite line from a movie: "smile you son of a b@$&h!!

What’s your favourite dance move: Chicken dance

What is your favourite holiday destination in Australia: Queensland

Where would you recommend visiting within your state: Footscray market