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Grand recollections: Dion Prestia

We continue our special post-season series revealing the thoughts of Richmond’s latest premiership heroes on that wonderful one day in September 2017. Today, the Tigers’ prized mature-age midfield recruit, Dion Prestia, talks about the tremendous triumph.

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Dion
Prestia

Height
175 cm
DOB
12-10-1992
Weight
81 kg
Debut
2011
Games
2017
22
Career
117
Goals
2017
7
Career
37
2017 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
1867
Avg
85
DionPrestia

Player Bio

A prolific midfielder who has been struck down by knee injuries the past two seasons, Prestia is due for a change of luck at a new club.

Crossed from Gold Coast at the end of last season after 95 games in six years.

He was highly sought by the Tigers, who offered him a five-year deal and gave up their prized No. 6 pick to bring the ball-winner into their midfield, where he will be a key player.

Playing honours: Gold Coast 2nd best and fairest 2013; Gold Coast 3rd best and fairest 2014.
Brownlow Medal: career votes 23.
Previous AFL club: Gold Coast (2011-16: 95 games, 30 goals).
Draft history: 2010 NAB AFL Draft 1st round selection (Gold Coast) No. 9 overall; 2016 NAB AFL Draft traded by Gold Coast for No. 7 (Jack Scrimshaw), 2017 2nd round selection.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2017 Season Average
    Games Played 22
    • Kicks 11.8
    • Handballs 11.5
    • Disposals 23.2
    • Marks 2.8
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 4.2
    • Goals 0.3
    • AFL Fantasy 84.9

2017 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 20 North Melbourne Rd 11
Handballs 18 Geelong Cats Rd 21
Disposals 35 North Melbourne Rd 11
Marks 9 North Melbourne Rd 11
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 9 Geelong Cats Rd 21
Goals 2 St Kilda Rd 23
AFL Fantasy 137 North Melbourne Rd 11

2017 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Carlton W 89 - 132 15 13 28 2 0 0 0 5 1 0 103
2 Collingwood W 99 - 80 15 9 24 1 0 1 2 4 0 2 79
3 West Coast Eagles W 76 - 65 7 11 18 1 0 1 0 4 0 0 63
4 Brisbane Lions W 67 - 119 10 12 22 2 0 1 2 7 0 0 83
5 Melbourne W 88 - 75 9 11 20 0 0 0 1 2 0 1 55
6 Adelaide Crows L 140 - 64 10 6 16 1 0 0 0 4 0 0 61
7 Western Bulldogs L 80 - 75 - - - - - - - - - - -
8 Fremantle L 70 - 72 - - - - - - - - - - -
9 GWS Giants L 78 - 75 8 12 20 1 0 2 1 3 0 0 62
10 Essendon W 81 - 66 14 8 22 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 65
11 North Melbourne W 66 - 101 20 15 35 9 0 1 1 5 0 2 137
13 Sydney Swans L 71 - 80 9 14 23 5 0 0 0 4 0 0 86
14 Carlton W 84 - 58 7 10 17 2 0 0 2 3 0 1 54
15 Port Adelaide W 63 - 76 11 13 24 3 0 0 0 3 0 0 80
16 St Kilda L 138 - 71 7 11 18 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 54
17 Brisbane Lions W 112 - 81 14 5 19 2 0 1 0 4 1 1 82
18 GWS Giants W 64 - 45 11 8 19 1 0 3 1 3 0 0 64
19 Gold Coast Suns W 65 - 98 - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Hawthorn W 93 - 64 17 14 31 5 0 1 0 6 1 0 125
21 Geelong Cats L 80 - 66 11 18 29 3 0 2 0 9 0 1 117
22 Fremantle W 51 - 155 6 17 23 6 0 0 0 7 0 0 98
23 St Kilda W 122 - 81 12 11 23 2 0 1 0 3 2 0 89
W1 Geelong Cats W 40 - 91 18 13 31 6 0 2 1 6 1 1 128
PF GWS Giants W 103 - 67 12 10 22 2 0 0 1 6 0 0 83
GF Adelaide Crows W 60 - 108 16 11 27 4 0 0 1 3 1 2 99
TOTAL W: 18 - L: 7 259 252 511 62 0 16 14 93 7 12 1867

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 117
    • Kicks 12.1
    • Handballs 11.4
    • Disposals 23.5
    • Marks 3.1
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 4.4
    • Goals 0.3
    • AFL Fantasy 87.2

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 26 Sydney Swans Rd 11, 2016
Handballs 20 Adelaide Crows Rd 9, 2016
Disposals 42 Adelaide Crows Rd 14, 2013
Marks 11 Geelong Cats Rd 14, 2014
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 12 Geelong Cats Rd 10, 2013
Goals 2 St Kilda Rd 23, 2017
AFL Fantasy 157 Adelaide Crows Rd 14, 2013

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2017 Richmond 259 252 511 62 0 16 14 93 7 12 1867
2016 Gold Coast Suns 172 191 363 34 0 17 14 75 4 2 1301
2015 Gold Coast Suns 110 107 217 16 0 5 5 38 4 5 763
2014 Gold Coast Suns 309 287 596 83 0 24 14 102 10 8 2208
2013 Gold Coast Suns 292 217 509 78 0 27 15 86 9 8 1932
2012 Gold Coast Suns 135 141 276 39 0 9 5 59 2 4 1050
2011 Gold Coast Suns 138 142 280 49 0 13 11 60 1 7 1078

Legend

K
Kicks
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Handballs
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Disposals
M
Marks
HO
Hit-outs
FF
Frees For
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Frees Against
T
Tackles
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Goals
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Behinds
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