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Dimma renews faith in Brando

Damien Hardwick conceded that he may have focused more on negative aspects of Brandon Ellis' game, rather than the positive parts.

10:06am  May 20, 2019

Bolton lights it up

Exciting Richmond small forward Shai Bolton’s dazzling display against Fremantle at Optus Stadium last Sunday earned him the most votes by a Tiger in the AFL Coaches’ Association Player of the Year award voting for Round 8.

7:56pm  May 13, 2019

Ellis to play to his strengths

With Richmond’s Gold Coast pre-season camp wrapped up and the JLT Community Series fast approaching, Brandon Ellis says the depth within Richmond's list is one of the team's greatest assets.

12:15pm  Jan 26, 2019

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6:03am  Mar 23, 2019

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Brandon
Ellis

Height
181 cm
DOB
03-08-1993
Weight
82 kg
Debut
2012
Games
2019
9
Career
162
Goals
2019
5
Career
54
2019 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
843
Avg
94
BrandonEllis

Player Bio

It was a rollercoaster year for the premiership defender who was dropped after round five over concerns about his contested ball and aerial ability.

Worked on his deficiencies in the VFL before being recalled in round 10. The hard-running half-back, who can lock down on a forward or provide defensive drive, suffered more selection heartbreak when omitted for Kane Lambert in the qualifying final and wasn’t recalled for the preliminary final.

Is contracted until the end of 2019.

Player honours: 2nd best and fairest 2014; All-Australian nominee 2014; NAB AFL Rising Star nominee 2012; premiership side 2017.
Brownlow Medal: career votes 25.
Draft history: 2011 NAB AFL Draft 1st round selection (Richmond) No. 15 overall.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2019 Season Average
    Games Played 9
    • Kicks 13.1
    • Handballs 10.6
    • Disposals 23.7
    • Marks 6.4
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 2.8
    • Goals 0.6
    • AFL Fantasy 93.7

2019 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 20 Hawthorn Rd 9
Handballs 15 Hawthorn Rd 9
Disposals 35 Hawthorn Rd 9
Marks 13 Hawthorn Rd 9
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 8 Melbourne Rd 6
Goals 2 Melbourne Rd 6
AFL Fantasy 130 Hawthorn Rd 9

2019 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Carlton W 64 - 97 - - - - - - - - - - -
2 Collingwood L 66 - 110 12 12 24 4 0 0 1 1 0 0 73
3 GWS Giants L 125 - 76 15 6 21 8 0 0 1 1 0 0 82
4 Port Adelaide W 92 - 99 17 11 28 9 0 2 0 2 1 0 116
5 Sydney Swans W 89 - 67 13 8 21 5 0 1 0 3 1 0 89
6 Melbourne W 85 - 42 10 12 22 4 0 0 0 8 2 1 111
7 Western Bulldogs L 99 - 52 6 8 14 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 46
8 Fremantle W 86 - 111 13 12 25 7 0 0 1 6 1 0 111
9 Hawthorn W 95 - 59 20 15 35 13 0 1 0 0 0 0 130
10 Essendon W 73 - 50 12 11 23 4 0 2 1 4 0 0 85
11 North Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
12 Geelong Cats - - - - - - - - - - -
13 Adelaide Crows - - - - - - - - - - -
15 St Kilda - - - - - - - - - - -
16 Gold Coast Suns - - - - - - - - - - -
17 GWS Giants - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Port Adelaide - - - - - - - - - - -
19 Collingwood - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Carlton - - - - - - - - - - -
22 West Coast Eagles - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Brisbane Lions - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 7 - L: 3 118 95 213 58 0 6 4 25 5 1 843

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 162
    • Kicks 12.8
    • Handballs 9.2
    • Disposals 22.0
    • Marks 5.4
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 2.4
    • Goals 0.3
    • AFL Fantasy 83.5

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 8 Melbourne Rd 6, 2019
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
2019 Richmond 118 95 213 58 0 6 4 25 5 1 843
2018 Richmond 202 154 356 87 0 12 9 38 3 4 1334
2017 Richmond 332 226 558 127 0 16 25 51 7 4 2020
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