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Paddy
Ryder

Height
197 cm
DOB
14-03-1988
Weight
96 kg
Debut
2006
Games
2018
16
Career
226
Goals
2018
10
Career
156
2018 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
1197
Avg
75
PaddyRyder

Player bio

At a glance

Junior Clubs: Rovers (NT), East Fremantle
Clubs: Port Adelaide (2005 National Draft, pick 7)
Debut: R1, 2006
Recruited from: Essendon
Sponsor: Blackwood Sound

Ryder came to Port Adelaide from Essendon at the end of 2014 to play a role as a mobile ruckman. His first season was steady, but his momentum was shattered in early 2015 when the Court for Arbitration in Sport suspended him for the season. Ryder was on Essendon's playing list in 2012 when an illegal supplementation regime was employed at the Bombers.

TIMELINE

2015

Port Adelaide secured the highly talented ruckman/forward from Essendon in the 2014 trade period, in exchange for draft picks 17 and 37. An achilles injury held Ryder back in 2015, sidelining him for a month through rounds 9-12. Although he didn’t regularly hit his peak in his first year for the Power, but showed promise in a number of games through the year.

2016

Missed the season under a Court of Arbitration for Sport imposed sanction as one of 34 past and present Essendon players caught up in the Bombers' controversial supplement saga.

2017

2017 was a break-out year for Ryder, who received All-Australian honours for the first time in his career. The gun ruckman was also awarded Port Adelaide’s Best & Fairest for his dominant season.

2018

It was a frustrating season for the big man, with an Achilles injury suffered in Round 1 meaning Ryder missed a huge portion of the first half of the year. He managed 16 games, averaging 9.7 possessions, 30.6, and three marks a match. He also kicked 10 goals.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2018 Season Average
    Games Played 16
    • Kicks 5.1
    • Handballs 4.6
    • Disposals 9.7
    • Marks 3.1
    • Hit-Outs 30.6
    • Tackles 2.4
    • Goals 0.6
    • AFL Fantasy 74.8

2018 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 12 Essendon Rd 23
Handballs 10 Western Bulldogs Rd 13
Disposals 16 Essendon Rd 23
Marks 8 Essendon Rd 23
Hit-outs 46 Essendon Rd 23
Tackles 6 Fremantle Rd 17
Goals 3 Collingwood Rd 22
AFL Fantasy 121 Essendon Rd 23

2018 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Fremantle W 110 - 60 4 2 6 2 16 1 1 1 1 0 46
2 Sydney Swans W 71 - 94 - - - - - - - - - - -
3 Brisbane Lions W 97 - 92 - - - - - - - - - - -
4 Essendon L 106 - 84 - - - - - - - - - - -
5 Geelong Cats L 50 - 84 - - - - - - - - - - -
6 North Melbourne W 69 - 102 - - - - - - - - - - -
7 West Coast Eagles L 102 - 60 6 3 9 3 19 1 3 2 0 0 52
8 Adelaide Crows W 95 - 90 6 5 11 3 39 0 2 5 2 0 102
9 Gold Coast Suns W 42 - 82 4 2 6 3 42 2 6 3 0 0 63
11 Hawthorn L 64 - 61 7 6 13 4 35 3 1 0 0 0 80
12 Richmond W 72 - 58 6 9 15 1 41 1 0 3 0 2 95
13 Western Bulldogs W 132 - 75 4 10 14 3 41 1 1 4 1 0 102
14 Melbourne W 75 - 65 6 4 10 4 40 1 2 2 0 0 81
15 Carlton W 69 - 90 5 9 14 5 28 1 0 2 0 1 86
16 St Kilda W 86 - 50 5 2 7 1 25 1 1 2 1 0 59
17 Fremantle L 59 - 50 0 3 3 1 18 0 0 6 0 0 51
18 GWS Giants L 58 - 80 - - - - - - - - - - -
19 Western Bulldogs W 34 - 78 1 4 5 1 33 1 0 4 0 0 64
20 Adelaide Crows L 96 - 93 4 3 7 3 40 0 1 1 0 0 68
21 West Coast Eagles L 58 - 62 5 4 9 3 10 0 1 1 1 0 49
22 Collingwood L 115 - 64 6 4 10 4 16 1 1 2 3 0 78
23 Essendon L 89 - 111 12 4 16 8 46 0 0 0 1 1 121
TOTAL W: 12 - L: 10 81 74 155 49 489 14 20 38 10 4 1197

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 226
    • Kicks 6.5
    • Handballs 5.1
    • Disposals 11.7
    • Marks 4.0
    • Hit-Outs 19.1
    • Tackles 2.9
    • Goals 0.7
    • AFL Fantasy 74.9

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 16 Western Bulldogs Rd 18, 2014
Handballs 15 Geelong Cats Rd 10, 2009
Disposals 20 Gold Coast Suns Rd 23, 2017
Marks 10 Western Bulldogs Rd 14, 2012
Hit-outs 55 Western Bulldogs Rd 22, 2017
Tackles 13 Collingwood Rd 5, 2009
Goals 4 Essendon Rd 17, 2015
AFL Fantasy 135 West Coast Eagles Rd 16, 2017

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2018 Port Adelaide 81 74 155 49 489 14 20 38 10 4 1197
2017 Port Adelaide 170 108 278 71 831 39 42 63 11 8 2009
2016 Port Adelaide 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 Port Adelaide 109 101 210 68 412 25 19 36 18 12 1377
2014 Essendon 164 107 271 85 549 38 15 56 20 16 1863
2013 Essendon 136 84 220 67 389 20 25 55 10 3 1394
2012 Essendon 123 81 204 89 329 14 17 38 17 10 1354
2011 Essendon 175 118 293 111 329 31 22 66 27 15 1829
2010 Essendon 139 113 252 87 416 27 20 94 21 12 1801
2009 Essendon 121 141 262 72 424 23 20 99 12 9 1725
2008 Essendon 119 103 222 90 51 18 21 47 5 4 1061
2007 Essendon 114 106 220 99 57 14 23 49 3 1 1068
2006 Essendon 28 19 47 14 39 3 3 10 2 2 251

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
2005 National Draft, Pick 7 – Essendon

Recruited from
Essendon (2014 trade period in exchange for picks 17 and 37)

Previous Clubs
East Fremantle/Essendon

Junior Club
Rovers (NT)

AFL Debut
Rd 1, 2006 v Sydney

PAFC (AFL) cap number
153

GAMES AND GOALS

50 AFL games
Rd 20, 2008 v Adelaide

100 AFL games
Rd 6, 2011 v Gold Coast

150 AFL games
Rd 1, 2014 v North Melbourne

50 AFL goals
Rd 6, 2011 v Gold Coast

100 AFL goals
Rd 6, 2014 v Collingwood

Awards

AFL awards

ANZAC Medal
2009 (at Essendon)

NAB Rising Star Nominee
2007

All-Australian
2017

CLUB AWARDS

Best & Fairest
2017