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Dom
Cassisi

Height
184 cm
DOB
22-09-1982
Weight
82 kg
Debut
2002
Games
2014
13
Career
228
Goals
2014
1
Career
74
2014 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
693
Avg
53
DomCassisi

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior Clubs: Maddington
Clubs: Port Adelaide (2000 National Draft, pick 50)
Debut: R14, 2002
Recruited from: East Fremantle (WA)
Brownlow Votes: 16

Domenic Cassisi was captain of Port Adelaide from 2009 to 2012 and at 30, the club's oldest player and only veteran. A premiership player with the club in 2004, he is a hard in-and-under defender who can play through the middle.

Background

  • Cassisi was selected with Pick 50 in the 2000 National Draft.
  • His local club is WAFL club East Fremantle.

Season by Season

  • In his fourth year as captain, Cassisi was utilised primarily as a half backman as coach Matthew Primus blooded emerging elite midfielders in the middle.
  • His season was again hampered by injury after damaging a hip flexor after the club’s Round 12 match against the Western Bulldogs.
  • Despite an interrupted year, he again managed to average high disposals and provided strong leadership on-field as well as off-field through difficult circumstances across the year.
  • He played his 200th game in the Power’s 72 point loss to Hawthorn at Aurora Stadium (York Park).
  • Kicking two goals in the opening two games of the season, Cassisi’s season was soon hampered by a broken leg which would see him miss the next ten games.
  • Returning in round 13 to in his home state of Western Australia against the Eagles, Cassisi’s influence was immediately felt with his strong defensive midfield skills helping to lift the team.
  • Despite missing almost half of the season, Cassisi was awarded his fourth Fos Williams Medal for being the club’s best team man as voted by the playing group.
  • During his second year as captain, Cassisi again led from the front as a leader to Port Adelaide’s young midfield particularly.
  • His strong capability as an elite malleable footballer was no better demonstrated that in his rotation through defence and the midfield regularly.
  • Cassisi’s defensive efforts were best highlighted in his 176 tackles for the year complementing his averaging 22 disposals per game.
  • He was awarded his third Fos Williams Medal at the club’s best and fairest awards night.

Season by Season

Handing over the captain's No. 1 guernsey to Travis Boak, Cassisi would produce some of his best - albeit injury hampered - form for his career. 

Playing 12 games for the year including two finals against Collingwood and Geelong, Cassisi was able to demonstrate strong contested play mixed with running midfield work. 

His commitment to his teammates as a senior figure around the club also continued to reap dividends for the Power as an important mentor to fledgling leaders Boak and Ebert.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2014 Season Average
    Games Played 13
    • Kicks 6.0
    • Handballs 7.8
    • Disposals 13.8
    • Marks 2.3
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 3.5
    • Goals 0.1
    • AFL Fantasy 53.3

2014 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 11 Melbourne Rd 18
Handballs 17 Adelaide Crows Rd 2
Disposals 20 Adelaide Crows Rd 2
Marks 5 Melbourne Rd 18
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 9 West Coast Eagles Rd 5
Goals 1 St Kilda Rd 12
AFL Fantasy 77 West Coast Eagles Rd 5

2014 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Carlton W 87 - 120 3 3 6 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 26
2 Adelaide Crows W 127 - 73 3 17 20 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 48
3 North Melbourne L 97 - 90 7 11 18 3 0 4 1 5 0 0 73
4 Brisbane Lions W 159 - 46 10 9 19 5 0 1 1 2 0 1 70
5 West Coast Eagles W 56 - 70 7 9 16 3 0 1 3 9 0 1 77
6 Geelong Cats W 107 - 67 9 6 15 2 0 3 2 0 0 0 42
7 GWS Giants W 97 - 132 4 5 9 1 0 1 0 3 0 0 38
8 Fremantle W 94 - 76 2 13 15 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 48
10 Hawthorn W 100 - 86 4 5 9 2 0 0 2 1 0 0 26
11 Melbourne W 75 - 95 - - - - - - - - - - -
12 St Kilda W 129 - 59 6 9 15 4 0 1 1 5 1 1 73
13 Sydney Swans L 98 - 94 9 8 17 2 0 1 1 5 0 0 67
14 Western Bulldogs W 128 - 56 - - - - - - - - - - -
15 Adelaide Crows L 99 - 76 - - - - - - - - - - -
16 Essendon L 60 - 62 3 3 6 2 0 1 1 6 0 0 43
17 Richmond L 126 - 106 - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Melbourne W 72 - 69 11 3 14 5 0 0 0 2 0 0 62
19 Collingwood L 76 - 70 - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Sydney Swans L 58 - 84 - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Gold Coast Suns W 47 - 56 - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Carlton W 140 - 37 - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Fremantle - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 14 - L: 7 78 101 179 30 0 13 13 46 1 3 693

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 228
    • Kicks 8.7
    • Handballs 8.9
    • Disposals 17.6
    • Marks 2.9
    • Hit-Outs 0.1
    • Tackles 4.6
    • Goals 0.3
    • AFL Fantasy 71.5

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 18 Essendon Rd 12, 2007
Handballs 28 Melbourne Rd 15, 2009
Disposals 38 Western Bulldogs Rd 14, 2007
Marks 11 Essendon Rd 12, 2007
Hit-outs 3 North Melbourne Rd 14, 2011
Tackles 15 West Coast Eagles Rd 16, 2009
Goals 4 Fremantle Rd 22, 2005
AFL Fantasy 140 Western Bulldogs Rd 14, 2007

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2014 Port Adelaide 78 101 179 30 0 13 13 46 1 3 693
2013 Port Adelaide 79 87 166 24 2 8 8 48 0 0 661
2012 Port Adelaide 185 180 365 64 1 33 26 88 0 3 1418
2011 Port Adelaide 129 128 257 30 9 21 19 102 6 4 1154
2010 Port Adelaide 207 261 468 57 2 34 39 176 5 3 1970
2009 Port Adelaide 188 282 470 65 0 29 26 161 8 7 1973
2008 Port Adelaide 225 252 477 62 5 44 27 133 10 3 1928
2007 Port Adelaide 259 270 529 106 1 28 28 113 7 8 2082
2006 Port Adelaide 141 118 259 58 0 15 15 50 6 6 1045
2005 Port Adelaide 219 171 390 77 0 19 10 49 15 11 1516
2004 Port Adelaide 196 137 333 70 0 15 11 56 15 11 1379
2003 Port Adelaide 59 34 93 25 0 6 7 18 1 2 385
2002 Port Adelaide 15 14 29 2 0 1 2 6 0 1 99

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

Milestones

Draft history
2000 National Draft Pick 50 – Port Adelaide

Recruited from
East Fremantle

Aligned SANFL Club
West Adelaide

Previous Clubs
East Fremantle

Junior Club
Maddington

AFL Debut
Rd 14, 2002 v Fremantle

PAFC Debut
Rd 14, 2002 v Fremantle

PAFC (AFL) cap number
64

Games

50 AFL games
Rd 7, 2005 v Kangaroos

100 AFL games
Rd 18, 2007 v Adelaide

150 AFL games
Rd 1, 2010 v North Melbourne

200 AFL games
Rd 20, 2012 v Hawthorn

50 goals
Rd 17, 2008 v Fremantle

Awards

AFL Awards

Brownlow Medal
16 votes

AFL Premiership Player
2004

AFL Pre-season Premiership Player
2002

Club Awards

John Cahill Medal (Best and Fairest)
2008 – 2nd overall
2005 – 3rd overall

Fos Williams Medal (Best Team Man)
2008, 2009, 2010, 2011

Most Improved Player
2005

Captaincy
2009-present