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Jared
Polec

Height
187 cm
DOB
12-10-1992
Weight
84 kg
Debut
2011
Games
2019
22
Career
128
Goals
2019
16
Career
71
2019 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
1940
Avg
88
JaredPolec

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior Clubs: Seaton, Woodville-West Torrens
Clubs: Brisbane Lions (2010 National Draft, pick 5), Port Adelaide (2013 trade period)
Debut: R3, 2011
Recruited from:
Brisbane Lions
Sponsors: Mascione Group

The talented left-footer flourished in his hometown after being traded from the Brisbane Lions. Polec’s speed and delivery was outstanding at times and his goalscoring capability is a tremendous asset. Polec played 24 games in his first year at Port, but was restricted to just five in his second after suffering a serious navicular injury.  Polec was a standout junior footballer with local side Woodville West-Torrens who made his SANFL debut at just 16 years of age and made an immediate impact, earning a SANFL Rising Star Nomination in his debut senior match.

TIMELINE

2014

Polec managed just 16 games in three years at Brisbane because of consistent injury problems, but he played 24 out of a possible 25 games in 2014. The dashing left-footer showed just why he was taken at pick 5 in the 2010 draft - his run-and-carry, combined with his pinpoint left foot became a key part of the Power’s midfield. He had career-highs of 30 disposals and 3 goals in Round 7 against GWS, earning him the three Brownlow votes.

2015

A serious injury to his navicular bone ruined Polec's 2015, ruling him out after Round 5. It is the type of injury that can curtail a career and the Power was ultra-cautious in ensuring he did not return to running prematurely. 

2016

Returned from the navicular injury and showed glimpses of his bizarre, yet amazing running prowess - not quite the side-stepping master of his first season with the Power, but certainly playing like a man on the brink of recapturing his peak form. Will be better for getting another season under his belt following the navicular injury.

2017

22 matches in 2017 was a positive sign for the running machine after injury interruptions in 2015 and 2016. Polec was Port Adelaide’s most influential runner, leading the team in most metres gained throughout the year.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2019 Season Average
    Games Played 22
    • Kicks 15.4
    • Handballs 7.8
    • Disposals 23.1
    • Marks 4.6
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 2.4
    • Goals 0.7
    • AFL Fantasy 88.2

2019 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 22 Melbourne Rd 23
Handballs 13 Richmond Rd 11
Disposals 32 Port Adelaide Rd 22
Marks 8 Adelaide Crows Rd 4
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 6 St Kilda Rd 16
Goals 2 Melbourne Rd 23
AFL Fantasy 124 Melbourne Rd 23

2019 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Fremantle L 141 - 59 18 9 27 7 0 0 1 1 0 0 94
2 Brisbane Lions L 87 - 107 17 6 23 4 0 0 2 2 2 0 89
3 Hawthorn L 87 - 71 15 4 19 6 0 0 0 2 1 0 85
4 Adelaide Crows W 71 - 59 18 8 26 8 0 1 2 1 0 1 94
5 Essendon L 58 - 116 15 7 22 4 0 0 1 1 1 1 79
6 Port Adelaide L 88 - 72 12 5 17 4 0 1 1 0 1 0 62
7 Carlton W 62 - 120 14 8 22 7 0 1 0 2 0 0 88
8 Geelong Cats L 80 - 104 12 7 19 5 0 1 0 4 1 2 90
9 Sydney Swans L 72 - 77 15 10 25 6 0 1 2 1 1 0 88
10 Western Bulldogs W 90 - 115 11 10 21 2 0 0 0 3 1 1 78
11 Richmond W 99 - 62 13 13 26 1 0 1 2 3 1 1 82
12 Gold Coast Suns W 72 - 99 22 6 28 6 0 1 0 2 1 1 112
13 GWS Giants L 68 - 91 9 9 18 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 58
15 Collingwood W 37 - 81 16 11 27 4 0 0 1 3 1 1 98
16 St Kilda W 112 - 73 14 5 19 5 0 1 1 6 0 1 90
17 Essendon L 86 - 81 13 6 19 6 0 0 0 4 0 0 85
18 Brisbane Lions L 87 - 75 13 7 20 5 0 1 3 2 1 0 74
19 West Coast Eagles L 121 - 72 22 9 31 5 0 1 1 1 1 0 107
20 Hawthorn W 86 - 64 16 7 23 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 76
21 Geelong Cats L 69 - 14 11 5 16 5 0 0 0 3 0 0 70
22 Port Adelaide W 144 - 58 20 12 32 6 0 0 0 2 1 1 117
23 Melbourne W 88 - 83 22 7 29 3 0 1 0 5 2 2 124
TOTAL W: 10 - L: 12 338 171 509 101 0 12 17 53 16 12 1940

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 128
    • Kicks 12.9
    • Handballs 7.7
    • Disposals 20.6
    • Marks 3.8
    • Hit-Outs 0.1
    • Tackles 2.8
    • Goals 0.6
    • AFL Fantasy 78.8

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 24 Brisbane Lions Rd 3, 2018
Handballs 16 North Melbourne Rd 6, 2018
Disposals 34 North Melbourne Rd 6, 2018
Marks 12 Brisbane Lions Rd 3, 2018
Hit-outs 3 Western Bulldogs Rd 14, 2014
Tackles 12 North Melbourne Rd 6, 2018
Goals 3 Adelaide Crows Rd 15, 2014
AFL Fantasy 156 North Melbourne Rd 6, 2018

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2019 North Melbourne 338 171 509 101 0 12 17 53 16 12 1940
2018 Port Adelaide 361 192 553 99 0 16 23 64 9 8 2029
2017 Port Adelaide 306 185 491 87 0 6 20 65 11 11 1832
2016 Port Adelaide 191 139 330 51 0 17 15 62 7 4 1270
2015 Port Adelaide 57 33 90 19 0 4 5 18 2 2 369
2014 Port Adelaide 270 200 470 74 10 21 17 63 17 19 1785
2013 Brisbane Lions 4 5 9 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 31
2012 Brisbane Lions 92 51 143 40 4 5 5 26 8 5 649
2011 Brisbane Lions 27 13 40 11 1 2 2 11 1 0 187

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
2010 National Draft, Pick 5 - Brisbane Lions (from Woodville-West Torrens)

Recruited from
Brisbane Lions

Previous Clubs
Brisbane Lions
Woodville-West Torrens

Junior Club
Seaton

AFL Debut
Rd 3, 2011 v Melbourne (for Brisbane)

PAFC Debut
Rd 1, 2014 v Carlton

PAFC (AFL) cap number
150

GAMES AND GOALS

50 AFL Games 
Round 6, 2016 v Richmond

50 PAFC Games 
Round 4, 2017 v GWS Giants

Awards

South Australian U18 Representative
2010

All Australian U18
2010