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Brad
Ebert

Height
188 cm
DOB
02-04-1990
Weight
89 kg
Debut
2008
Games
2018
22
Career
235
Goals
2018
6
Career
116
2018 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
1958
Avg
89
BradEbert

Player Bio

At A Glance

Junior Clubs: Henley Sharks
Clubs:
West Coast (2007 National Draft, Pick 13)
Port Adelaide
Debut:
2008
Recruited From:
West Coast
Sponsors: Oxygen Building Group, Aussie Ripper Roast

Ebert’s no-fuss style makes him one of the toughest players on the club’s list. He is also one of its hardest workers, super courageous and his incredible endurance means he runs all day. 

TIMELINE

2012

Ebert returned to Alberton during the 2011 trade period having previously played with Port Adelaide’s SANFL team prior to being drafted in 2007. His season saw him consistently feature in the club’s best players as he emerged as the Power’s best-contested player. Ebert played all 22 games of the season, kicking 17 goals and racking up 504 disposals – the second most in the team. He was awarded the Fos Williams Medal for the club’s best team man as voted by his teammates and polled the highest of any Port Adelaide player in the Brownlow Medal count.

2013

The Power's vice-captain began the year playing across half-back and, while his performances were solid, struggled to have the same influence as he did in 2012. But a switch with Matthew Broadbent that saw Ebert move into the midfield proved to be a masterstroke.

The gut-running midfielder enjoyed a purple-patch mid-season which saw teams beginning to tag him ahead of the usual suspects in Travis Boak and Hamish Hartlett. Perhaps Ebert's best performance came in Round 23 against Carlton. Donning the club's famous prison-bar guernsey - which has been worn by so many greats in his family - Ebert was dominant, booting four goals and racking up 23 touches as the Power fell by a point to the Blues.

2014

Another consistent year for the Power’s vice-captain ranking in the top five at the club for disposals, clearances, inside 50s, contested possessions and tackles. Amassed a career-high 40 disposals against the Swans at the SCG in Round 13 and received three Brownlow votes for his 26 disposals and 2 goals against his old side in Round 5.

2015

Ebert was solid in 2015 without hitting his best form on a consistent basis. However, he polled 10 Brownlow Medal votes and still averaged more than 23 disposals a game. He is a ferocious tackler and his work on the inside is always of the highest quality.

2016

Mixed his season between hard-edged midfield duties and playing forward. His uncompromising approach to the game saw him earn the respect of the footy world - literally bleeding for Port Adelaide on multiple occasions through the year thanks to his head-over-the-ball attack.

2017

2017 was a prolific season for the no. 7 at Port Adelaide. Ebert collected the second-most disposals for the Power – averaging 25 touches a game, while his gut-running was again on show.

2018

Ebert was slightly down in 2018, averaging 20.5 disposals a game. He was brilliant against North Melbourne in Round 6, where he collected 33 touches. The veteran often had a run-with role this season.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2018 Season Average
    Games Played 22
    • Kicks 10.1
    • Handballs 10.4
    • Disposals 20.5
    • Marks 5.0
    • Hit-Outs 0.1
    • Tackles 6.1
    • Goals 0.3
    • AFL Fantasy 89.0

2018 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 15 St Kilda Rd 16
Handballs 19 North Melbourne Rd 6
Disposals 33 North Melbourne Rd 6
Marks 11 St Kilda Rd 16
Hit-outs 2 GWS Giants Rd 18
Tackles 14 Geelong Cats Rd 5
Goals 2 Essendon Rd 23
AFL Fantasy 137 North Melbourne Rd 6

2018 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Fremantle W 110 - 60 13 15 28 5 0 0 3 7 0 1 104
2 Sydney Swans W 71 - 94 6 8 14 4 0 1 1 9 0 0 80
3 Brisbane Lions W 97 - 92 8 15 23 3 0 1 4 3 1 0 70
4 Essendon L 106 - 84 7 13 20 2 0 0 1 7 0 0 78
5 Geelong Cats L 50 - 84 8 16 24 4 0 2 0 14 0 0 126
6 North Melbourne W 69 - 102 14 19 33 6 0 1 2 11 0 0 137
7 West Coast Eagles L 102 - 60 11 9 20 6 0 0 3 8 0 0 92
8 Adelaide Crows W 95 - 90 10 14 24 5 0 2 0 6 0 1 100
9 Gold Coast Suns W 42 - 82 10 2 12 4 0 0 0 9 0 0 82
11 Hawthorn L 64 - 61 10 8 18 6 0 0 1 3 0 0 73
12 Richmond W 72 - 58 13 4 17 6 0 0 1 5 0 0 82
13 Western Bulldogs W 132 - 75 7 15 22 5 0 0 0 4 0 0 82
14 Melbourne W 75 - 65 13 5 18 5 0 1 1 3 2 0 86
15 Carlton W 69 - 90 15 5 20 8 0 1 1 2 0 0 85
16 St Kilda W 86 - 50 15 5 20 11 0 0 0 1 0 0 92
17 Fremantle L 59 - 50 9 7 16 2 0 0 2 4 0 0 57
18 GWS Giants L 58 - 80 9 8 17 4 2 1 2 4 1 1 75
19 Western Bulldogs W 34 - 78 11 9 20 6 0 2 3 11 0 0 106
20 Adelaide Crows L 96 - 93 5 15 20 3 0 1 0 4 0 1 72
21 West Coast Eagles L 58 - 62 8 17 25 4 0 3 0 6 0 1 98
22 Collingwood L 115 - 64 12 9 21 6 0 0 1 7 0 0 97
23 Essendon L 89 - 111 8 10 18 4 0 1 3 6 2 0 84
TOTAL W: 12 - L: 10 222 228 450 109 2 17 29 134 6 5 1958

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 235
    • Kicks 11.5
    • Handballs 8.8
    • Disposals 20.3
    • Marks 4.6
    • Hit-Outs 0.4
    • Tackles 5.3
    • Goals 0.5
    • AFL Fantasy 88.2

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 27 Essendon Rd 15, 2013
Handballs 23 Sydney Swans Rd 13, 2014
Disposals 40 Sydney Swans Rd 13, 2014
Marks 14 Fremantle Rd 1, 2015
Hit-outs 7 Essendon Rd 3, 2016
Tackles 14 Geelong Cats Rd 5, 2018
Goals 4 GWS Giants Rd 18, 2016
AFL Fantasy 163 Fremantle Rd 1, 2015

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2018 Port Adelaide 222 228 450 109 2 17 29 134 6 5 1958
2017 Port Adelaide 289 280 569 84 0 15 27 176 7 8 2367
2016 Port Adelaide 212 175 387 82 15 15 32 125 17 8 1776
2015 Port Adelaide 286 226 512 132 28 19 23 122 10 11 2243
2014 Port Adelaide 326 229 555 121 35 18 31 149 13 10 2443
2013 Port Adelaide 354 201 555 128 15 24 20 119 13 6 2387
2012 Port Adelaide 301 203 504 103 7 24 30 129 17 13 2190
2011 West Coast Eagles 176 123 299 82 0 12 17 74 14 7 1368
2010 West Coast Eagles 267 154 421 103 1 18 21 90 8 12 1794
2009 West Coast Eagles 141 142 283 75 0 17 13 69 6 8 1230
2008 West Coast Eagles 136 97 233 56 1 11 10 48 5 1 975

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
2007 National Draft Pick 13 – West Coast

Recruited from
West Coast

Previous Clubs
West Coast
Port Adelaide (SANFL)

Junior Club
Henley

AFL Debut
Rd 2, 2008 v Adelaide (for West Coast)

PAFC Debut
Rd 1, 2012 v St Kilda

PAFC (AFL) cap number
131

GAMES AND GOALS

50 AFL games
Rd 18, 2010 v Fremantle (for West Coast)

100 AFL games
Rd 2, 2013 v GWS

150 AFL games
Rd 15, 2015 v North Melbourne

50 AFL goals
Rd 23, 2012 v Richmond

100 AFL goals
Rd 18, 2016 v GWS Giants

50 club games
Rd 4, 2014 v Brisbane

100 club games
Rd 7, 2016 v Brisbane Lions

100 consecutive AFL games
Rd 7, 2016 v Brisbane Lions

Awards

AFL AWARDS

nil

CLUB AWARDS

John Cahill Medal (Best and Fairest)
2012 (runner-up)

Fos Williams Medal (Best Team Man)
2012

John McCarthy Award
2014