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Cotchin acclaimed as game’s best

Respected veteran AFL football commentator Tim Lane has declared Richmond premiership captain and outstanding midfielder Trent Cotchin the competition’s best player.

1:02pm  May 27, 2018

Cotchin climbing

Inspirational Richmond captain Trent Cotchin has moved into equal fifth place in the 2018 AFL Coaches’ Association’s Player of the Year award following his superb showing against North Melbourne at Etihad Stadium last Sunday.

10:24am  May 15, 2018

Cotchin returns

Richmond has made one change for Sunday’s match against North Melbourne at Etihad Stadium.

5:00pm  May 11, 2018

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Trent
Cotchin

Captain

Height
185 cm
DOB
07-04-1990
Weight
85 kg
Debut
2008
Games
2018
12
Career
210
Goals
2018
3
Career
121
2018 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
1012
Avg
84
TrentCotchin

Player Bio

The skipper grew immensely as a player and a leader in 2017, enjoying arguably his finest season.

A defining moment came when he poured his heart out to teammates ahead of the season and he is now leading in an authentic way as one of the game’s best captains.

He set the tone for his teammates defensively, averaging a career-high 5.56 tackles a game, and maintained the ability to turn a game himself.

He was the perfect midfield sidekick for Dustin Martin.

Player honours: Brownlow Medal 2012 (equal); best and fairest 2011, 2012, 2014; 3rd best and fairest 2016; All-Australian 2012; AFLCA Player of the Year 2012; NAB AFL Rising Star nominee 2008; premiership side 2017; captain since 2012.
Brownlow Medal: 2017 votes 8; career votes 117.
Draft history: 2007 NAB AFL Draft 1st round selection (Richmond) No. 2 overall.

 

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2018 Season Average
    Games Played 12
    • Kicks 11.8
    • Handballs 11.6
    • Disposals 23.3
    • Marks 2.5
    • Hit-Outs 0.3
    • Tackles 4.8
    • Goals 0.3
    • AFL Fantasy 84.3

2018 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 20 St Kilda Rd 10
Handballs 23 North Melbourne Rd 8
Disposals 37 North Melbourne Rd 8
Marks 7 Brisbane Lions Rd 4
Hit-outs 1 Geelong Cats Rd 13
Tackles 9 Adelaide Crows Rd 2
Goals 1 St Kilda Rd 10
AFL Fantasy 114 North Melbourne Rd 8

2018 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Carlton W 121 - 95 14 10 24 2 0 2 0 4 0 0 86
2 Adelaide Crows L 118 - 82 9 8 17 1 0 0 2 9 0 0 76
3 Hawthorn W 102 - 89 13 18 31 1 0 1 0 6 0 0 103
4 Brisbane Lions W 110 - 17 11 15 26 7 0 0 2 4 0 0 94
5 Melbourne W 56 - 102 5 10 15 2 1 1 2 7 1 0 71
6 Collingwood W 70 - 113 12 17 29 2 0 2 3 1 0 1 74
7 Fremantle W 110 - 33 - - - - - - - - - - -
8 North Melbourne W 72 - 82 14 23 37 3 1 0 1 3 1 1 114
9 West Coast Eagles L 130 - 83 6 8 14 1 0 1 0 7 0 1 67
10 St Kilda W 105 - 77 20 12 32 2 0 1 1 2 1 2 104
11 Essendon W 43 - 114 13 4 17 5 0 1 3 6 0 2 80
12 Port Adelaide L 72 - 58 11 9 20 0 0 0 1 4 0 1 65
13 Geelong Cats W 65 - 83 13 5 18 4 1 2 2 5 0 0 78
15 Sydney Swans - - - - - - - - - - -
16 Adelaide Crows - - - - - - - - - - -
17 GWS Giants - - - - - - - - - - -
18 St Kilda - - - - - - - - - - -
19 Collingwood - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Geelong Cats - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Gold Coast Suns - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Essendon - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Western Bulldogs - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 10 - L: 3 141 139 280 30 3 11 17 58 3 8 1012

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 210
    • Kicks 14.2
    • Handballs 9.6
    • Disposals 23.8
    • Marks 3.5
    • Hit-Outs 0.2
    • Tackles 4.0
    • Goals 0.6
    • AFL Fantasy 91.0

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 26 Fremantle Rd 17, 2013
Handballs 23 North Melbourne Rd 8, 2018
Disposals 39 Fremantle Rd 9, 2016
Marks 10 Essendon Rd 22, 2012
Hit-outs 3 Sydney Swans Rd 12, 2011
Tackles 12 North Melbourne Rd 11, 2017
Goals 5 St Kilda Rd 15, 2014
AFL Fantasy 152 Western Bulldogs Rd 20, 2012

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2018 Richmond 141 139 280 30 3 11 17 58 3 8 1012
2017 Richmond 347 244 591 85 0 45 35 139 17 8 2390
2016 Richmond 291 248 539 56 4 37 25 92 10 6 1937
2015 Richmond 313 227 540 71 3 51 29 74 12 13 1954
2014 Richmond 360 237 597 80 4 40 22 95 18 11 2271
2013 Richmond 365 206 571 86 0 46 22 75 6 9 2090
2012 Richmond 372 234 606 92 2 51 16 107 21 16 2435
2011 Richmond 372 158 530 80 11 35 25 73 18 18 2061
2010 Richmond 202 130 332 40 12 31 21 66 4 6 1260
2009 Richmond 86 91 177 40 6 17 4 21 3 2 675
2008 Richmond 134 112 246 73 2 12 6 32 9 5 1028

Legend

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M
Marks
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T
Tackles
G
Goals
B
Behinds
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AFL Fantasy points

Awards

AFL Awards

 

Brownlow Medallist 2012

Leigh Matthews Trophy Winner (AFL Coaches Association Best Player)
2012

Club Awards

Jack Dyer Medal winner
2011, 2012

Q&A

Sportsperson (other than AFL) you love watching the most:  Roger Federer

Coach's favourite saying:  Sun comes up tomorrow

Coach's pet:  Jake King and me

Favourite footy commentator:  Matthew Richardson and Bruce McAvaney

Chose autograph did you get as a kid?  Garry Hocking

Describe your perfect day off:  Breakfast at a local café, massage, lunch with mates and girlfriend

Who inspires you? Mum and Dad

Best advice received:  Surround yourself with good people

What scares you most:  Natural disasters, Dustin Martin

If you weren’t a footballer, what would you like to be:  Property developer

First job held:  Washing speed boats

The person you would most like to meet: -

Three things you would like to do after your footy career: 
Holiday, run my own business, enjoy family time

Greatest non-football achievement:  Finishing year 12

How would your best friend describe you? Nice, caring, supportive

One thing you can’t eat:  Pasta

What domestic chore do you refuse to do?  Clean the shower

Which event would you prefer to attend, the Olympics or World Cup?  Neither

Favourite Australian personality:  Brendon Lade

iPhone, Blackberry or Android:  Any, as long as the service provider works

Best book read:  Lance Armstrong’s

Favourite TV show:  Winners and Losers

Favourite band/musical artist: -

Favourite movie: -