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Dylan
Shiel

Height
182 cm
DOB
09-03-1993
Weight
82 kg
Debut
2012
Games
135
Goals
64
DylanShiel

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior Clubs: Edithvale-Aspendale
Debut: 2012
Recruited From: Edithvale-Aspendale/Caulfield Grammar/Dandenong Stingrays
Brownlow Votes: 26
Community Ambassador: Greystanes Goannas

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Player Bio

Dylan Shiel is a classy on-baller who assured his place on the GIANTS' list with an eight-goal performance from the midfield whilst playing school football for Caulfield Grammar against Haileybury College on a wet Saturday in June 2010. The former Dandenong Stingray was pre-selected by the GIANTS as a 17-year-old and moved to Sydney in 2011 to begin his AFL career with the GIANTS. Shiel made his AFL debut in Round 1, 2012 and was nominated for the NAB AFL Rising Star Award later in his first season. Shiel was named in the GIANTS’ emerging leaders group before the 2014 season and became an official member of the leadership group ahead of the 2016 season. 2017 was Shiel's best season yet as he was selected in the Virgin Australia All Australian team for the first time.
 

The explosive midfielder enhanced his standing in the game last year with another consistent season. Was rewarded with selection in the All-Australian team for the first time and finished fourth in the best and fairest. Shiel was ranked second at the GIANTS for contested possessions, clearances and inside 50s and third for disposals and formed part of an outstanding on-ball division without missing a game for the first time in his six years in the competition. Averaged 26.2 touches, 6.4 clearances and 4.3 inside 50s a game in 2017, a remarkable feat considering he received plenty of attention from opposition sides. Excels around the stoppages where his speed off the mark and ability to break tackles is outstanding.

The explosive midfielder missed just one game last year and was the GIANTS' best game-breaker, with his speed and ability to carry the ball his biggest weapon. Shiel gathered 639 possessions at an average of 27.8 a game, kicked 13 goals and was ranked second at the club for total metres gained. Was elevated into the GWS leadership group last year, finished sixth in the best and fairest and is one of the emerging stars capable of helping the GIANTS to their first flag this year.

The gun midfielder resisted plenty of offers to re-sign with the GIANTS during the 2015 season and was on track for All Australian honours until a knee injury against St Kilda in round 15 ended his year. Shiel averaged more than 26 touches a game and polled the three Brownlow Medal votes on two occassions, with his blistering pace and classy foot skills a highlight. He had 25 possessions or more in 11 of the 14 games he played - with five of those 30 or more - and finished seventh in the best and fairest. Turned his back on the chance to leave the GIANTS and re-committed to the club and will be desperate to repeat the brilliant start he made last year.

Cut down by a quad injury early last season, Shiel quickly made up for lost time upon his return. Playing 16 consecutive games, he averaged 23 possessions, 4.8 tackles and 3.8 marks a game, all career highs. Combining speed on the outside with an ability to break the lines, Shiel remains on track for stardom.

With his injury troubles a thing of the past, Shiel emerged as a key member of the GIANTS’ midfield, playing 21 games and averaging just under 20 possessions a contest. Capped by a 25-disposal, three-goal effort against the Western Bulldogs in round 15 and fourth place in the best and fairest, Shiel continued his progress towards becoming one of the AFL’s elite on-ballers.

Following foot problems and a pre-season appendectomy, Shiel did well to make it to the starting line for round one. The talented midfielder played 12 of the club's opening 13 games, underlined by a 21-possession, two-goal effort against Geelong that led to a Rising Star nomination. His foot problems would re-appear late in the season, however, sidelining him for the final nine games of the year. If he can get on top of his injury issues, Shiel is one of the brightest onball prospects in the game.

One of the brightest prospects on the GIANTS' young list, Shiel is a tough, talented onballer who cites fellow Caulfield Grammar attendee Chris Judd as his idol. Averaged 30 disposals per game with Dandenong in the 2010 TAC Cup.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2018 Season Average
    Games Played 23
    • Kicks 14.0
    • Handballs 11.9
    • Disposals 25.9
    • Marks 2.9
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 3.4
    • Goals 0.3
    • AFL Fantasy 89.0

2018 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 24 Geelong Cats Rd 7
Handballs 18 Western Bulldogs Rd 1
Disposals 35 Gold Coast Suns Rd 12
Marks 6 Brisbane Lions Rd 6
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 12 North Melbourne Rd 9
Goals 1 Sydney Swans Rd 22
AFL Fantasy 118 Gold Coast Suns Rd 12

2018 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Western Bulldogs W 133 - 51 10 18 28 4 0 0 0 5 1 0 104
2 Collingwood W 79 - 95 15 11 26 2 0 2 2 3 0 0 81
3 Sydney Swans L 103 - 87 12 11 23 4 0 0 1 3 0 0 79
4 Fremantle W 82 - 51 12 11 23 2 0 2 0 3 0 1 79
5 St Kilda D 73 - 73 13 10 23 4 0 1 1 2 1 1 84
6 Brisbane Lions W 77 - 43 14 17 31 6 0 1 1 1 0 1 97
7 Geelong Cats L 93 - 32 24 8 32 5 0 1 0 1 0 2 110
8 West Coast Eagles L 61 - 86 8 14 22 2 0 1 2 6 0 1 78
9 North Melbourne L 112 - 69 10 14 24 0 0 1 0 12 0 0 107
10 Essendon L 60 - 95 5 12 17 1 0 0 0 3 0 1 55
11 Adelaide Crows W 81 - 97 15 14 29 1 0 0 1 2 1 0 87
12 Gold Coast Suns W 134 - 26 20 15 35 5 0 0 0 3 0 1 118
14 Brisbane Lions W 82 - 109 17 9 26 3 0 0 2 3 0 0 84
15 Hawthorn W 95 - 84 15 13 28 3 0 1 0 0 1 1 88
16 West Coast Eagles L 86 - 75 10 15 25 1 0 0 0 3 0 1 76
17 Richmond W 79 - 77 16 13 29 5 0 0 1 2 0 0 94
18 Port Adelaide W 58 - 80 11 12 23 1 0 3 1 7 0 0 88
19 St Kilda W 86 - 61 8 14 22 1 0 1 1 2 0 2 63
20 Carlton W 46 - 151 - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Adelaide Crows W 106 - 92 18 6 24 3 0 1 0 5 1 0 102
22 Sydney Swans L 60 - 80 20 13 33 4 0 1 0 2 1 1 114
23 Melbourne L 102 - 57 12 15 27 4 0 0 1 2 0 0 83
W1 Sydney Swans W 30 - 79 18 5 23 3 0 2 1 4 0 1 89
SF Collingwood L 69 - 59 18 4 22 2 0 0 0 5 0 0 88
TOTAL W: 14 - L: 9 - D: 1 321 274 595 66 0 18 15 79 6 14 2048

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 135
    • Kicks 12.0
    • Handballs 12.3
    • Disposals 24.4
    • Marks 3.1
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 3.8
    • Goals 0.5
    • AFL Fantasy 87.2

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 24 Geelong Cats Rd 7, 2018
Handballs 23 West Coast Eagles Rd 5, 2015
Disposals 39 Gold Coast Suns Rd 4, 2015
Marks 8 Fremantle Rd 7, 2016
Hit-outs 2 Melbourne Rd 21, 2014
Tackles 12 North Melbourne Rd 9, 2018
Goals 3 Melbourne Rd 2, 2015
AFL Fantasy 136 Melbourne Rd 2, 2015

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2018 GWS Giants 321 274 595 66 0 18 15 79 6 14 2048
2017 GWS Giants 329 327 656 65 0 23 21 92 12 15 2251
2016 GWS Giants 319 320 639 82 1 28 16 84 13 15 2253
2015 GWS Giants 164 202 366 38 1 21 6 56 8 9 1295
2014 GWS Giants 186 207 393 65 2 8 13 82 9 11 1531
2013 GWS Giants 194 217 411 62 2 12 20 70 11 11 1513
2012 GWS Giants 108 120 228 39 0 9 9 46 5 4 881

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 17-year-old access selection (GWS GIANTS)

Player Honours

AFL AWARDS

NAB AFL Rising Star nominee 2012

Virgin Australia All Australian 2017

Club Awards

GIANTS Goal Of The Year 2014

GIANTS Community Award 2015