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Stephen
Coniglio

Height
182 cm
DOB
15-12-1993
Weight
86 kg
Debut
2012
Games
2016
5
Career
67
Goals
2016
4
Career
25
2016 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
507
Avg
101
StephenConiglio

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior Clubs: Upper Swan (WA)
Debut: 2012
Recruited from: Swan Districts (WA)
Brownlow Votes: 7
Community Ambassador: Bankstown JAFC/Multicultural

Player Partner

Morgan Family

Player Bio

A talented all-round sportsman, Perth’s Stephen Coniglio was the second pick in the 2011 NAB AFL Draft and made his debut for the GIANTS in Round 1, 2012. A talented junior cricketer, Coniglio represented his home state of Western Australia and set records at the Under-15 National Championships before deciding on an AFL career. The quick midfielder from Swan Districts is one of the brightest young stars at the GIANTS and was nominated for the NAB AFL Rising Star in 2012. Coniglio was named in the club’s emerging leaders group for the 2014 season.
 

The West Australian had a career-best year in 2015, playing as a run-with midfielder, and performed some big jobs for the GIANTS. Coniglio took on and beat Melbourne captain Nathan Jones and held his own against Collingwood skipper Scott Pendlebury, plus still averaged more than 23 possessions and five tackles a game. The classy on-baller has committed to the GIANTS until the end of 2017.

Injuries have been a frustrating interruption to Coniglio’s career and so it was again in 2014. He started in outstanding fashion, averaging 25 disposals in the opening seven rounds. But a shoulder injury stymied his progress before a thumb concern required surgery and ended his season in round 16. His class and promise is undeniable, he just needs to get his body right.

Injuries restricted Coniglio to 12 games in his first season, but that improved to 18 appearances last year as he took a step forward in his development. Averaging just under 20 disposals a game, he was sixth at the Giants for possessions and tackles and kicked six goals.

Hand, calf and hamstring injuries interrupted Coniglio's first season at the top level. But he did more than enough across his 12 games to show he is a tailor-made, blue chip AFL midfielder. A NAB AFL Rising Star nominee from the GIANTS' historic first win over Gold Coast in round seven, the mature-bodied West Australian has also committed his extremely bright future to GWS, extending his deal until 2015.

For all his many gifts, it is Coniglio’s attitude that most pleases the GIANTS. A born leader, he has already openly discussed his desire to be a  future leader of the club. He captained Western Australia at the NAB AFL Under-18 championships and held his own playing with Swan Districts in the WAFL as a 16-year-old. A hard-working midfielder, Coniglio can also turn a match with a moment of brilliance.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2016 Season Average
    Games Played 5
    • Kicks 11.8
    • Handballs 16.2
    • Disposals 28.0
    • Marks 3.6
    • Hit-Outs 0.4
    • Tackles 4.2
    • Goals 0.8
    • AFL Fantasy 101.4

2016 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 18 St Kilda Rd 5
Handballs 21 Port Adelaide Rd 4
Disposals 34 Port Adelaide Rd 4
Marks 7 St Kilda Rd 5
Hit-outs 1 Sydney Swans Rd 3
Tackles 9 Hawthorn Rd 6
Goals 2 Sydney Swans Rd 3
AFL Fantasy 123 St Kilda Rd 5

2016 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Melbourne L 80 - 78 - - - - - - - - - - -
2 Geelong Cats W 89 - 76 6 16 22 2 1 0 0 1 1 0 67
3 Sydney Swans L 93 - 68 10 12 22 3 1 1 0 2 2 0 85
4 Port Adelaide W 151 - 65 13 21 34 3 0 3 0 3 1 2 113
5 St Kilda W 79 - 126 18 14 32 7 0 2 2 6 0 0 123
6 Hawthorn W 158 - 83 12 18 30 3 0 1 0 9 0 1 119
7 Fremantle - - - - - - - - - - -
8 Gold Coast Suns - - - - - - - - - - -
9 Western Bulldogs - - - - - - - - - - -
10 Adelaide Crows - - - - - - - - - - -
11 Geelong Cats - - - - - - - - - - -
12 Sydney Swans - - - - - - - - - - -
13 Essendon - - - - - - - - - - -
14 Carlton - - - - - - - - - - -
16 Collingwood - - - - - - - - - - -
17 Brisbane Lions - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Port Adelaide - - - - - - - - - - -
19 Richmond - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Gold Coast Suns - - - - - - - - - - -
21 West Coast Eagles - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Fremantle - - - - - - - - - - -
23 North Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 4 - L: 2 59 81 140 18 2 7 2 21 4 3 507

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 67
    • Kicks 11.1
    • Handballs 10.9
    • Disposals 22.0
    • Marks 3.8
    • Hit-Outs 0.3
    • Tackles 4.3
    • Goals 0.4
    • AFL Fantasy 84.6

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 22 Geelong Cats Rd 10, 2012
Handballs 21 Port Adelaide Rd 4, 2016
Disposals 34 Port Adelaide Rd 4, 2016
Marks 9 Geelong Cats Rd 10, 2012
Hit-outs 5 Essendon Rd 19, 2015
Tackles 17 St Kilda Rd 15, 2015
Goals 2 Sydney Swans Rd 3, 2016
AFL Fantasy 132 St Kilda Rd 15, 2015

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2016 GWS Giants 59 81 140 18 2 7 2 21 4 3 507
2015 GWS Giants 185 236 421 64 12 17 23 98 8 3 1622
2014 GWS Giants 169 139 308 51 1 6 13 68 5 5 1213
2013 GWS Giants 192 156 348 65 5 9 11 67 6 5 1373
2012 GWS Giants 140 118 258 58 1 8 9 31 2 5 953

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

History

Draft History

2011 NAB AFL Draft 1st round selection (GWS GIANTS) No.2 overall

Player Honours

AFL AWARDS

2012 NAB AFL Rising Star nominee Round 7

CLUB AWARDS

GIANTS Community Award 2014