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Phil
Davis

Height
194 cm
DOB
30-08-1990
Weight
96 kg
Debut
2010
Games
2016
21
Career
97
Goals
2016
0
Career
6
2016 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
1043
Avg
50
PhilDavis

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior Clubs: St Peters College (SA)
Debut: 2010
Recruited From: North Adelaide (SA)/Adelaide
Brownlow Votes:
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Community Ambassador: Holroyd-Parramatta Goannas

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PLAYER BIO

One of the GIANTS’ three inaugural co-captains, Canberra-born Phil Davis was one of the first un-contracted players to join the club after being drafted to the Adelaide Crows. The key defender was picked at selection 10 in the 2008 NAB AFL Draft from North Adelaide, after he moved from the ACT to South Australia with his family at the age of 14. Playing in the number 1 guernsey, Davis was awarded the GIANTS Best Defender Award at the 2012 Kevin Sheedy Medal.
 

It was another season of frustration for Davis due to two significant injuries that ruined the second half of the year. The co-captain was in terrific form until an ankle injury against Collingwood in round 11 forced him to miss the next five games. Returned in round 18, but went down with a severe hamstring strain in round 20 and missed the rest of the season after having surgery. The key defender needs to play 20-plus games if the GIANTS are any chance of playing finals.

With Heath Shaw and Josh Hunt recruited to help out in defence after a tough couple of years for the co-captain, Davis had high hopes for 2014. It started well, getting the better of Sydney star Lance Franklin in round one, but a ruptured kidney suffered in that game ruined his season and jeopardised his career. Sidelined for three months, he returned in round 13 and featured in 10 of the final 11 matches. Surely the key defender is due some luck this season.

The only GIANT to play every game in 2012, Davis was struck down by a back injury last season, forcing him to sit out nine games
 in the middle of the year. It naturally affected his form and the 23-year-old will be hoping to get back to his best this year. He will benefit greatly from the defensive reinforcements that have come on board during the off-season.

Davis was the first uncontracted player to join GWS and it proved a wise recruiting decision. The key defender was the only GIANT to appear in all 22 games in year one. It was a steep learning curve for Davis, who was asked to defend some of the AFL's best forwards week after week. But he deserved his co-captaincy in the club's first year, accepting his role with no fuss and showing improvement across the season.

The former Adelaide defender was the first uncontracted player to announce he was joining the GIANTS and has relished his move to Sydney. At 197cm, Davis possesses terrific size and also has leadership qualities. Sure to be a defensive mainstay for many years to come.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2016 Season Average
    Games Played 21
    • Kicks 7.2
    • Handballs 4.6
    • Disposals 11.9
    • Marks 4.5
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 1.8
    • Goals 0.0
    • AFL Fantasy 49.7

2016 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 14 Sydney Swans Rd 3
Handballs 11 Melbourne Rd 1
Disposals 18 Sydney Swans Rd 3
Marks 8 North Melbourne Rd 23
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 5 Sydney Swans W1
Goals 0 - -
AFL Fantasy 75 Sydney Swans Rd 3

2016 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Melbourne L 80 - 78 4 11 15 6 0 2 1 3 0 0 63
2 Geelong Cats W 89 - 76 10 4 14 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 47
3 Sydney Swans L 93 - 68 14 4 18 5 0 3 3 4 0 0 75
4 Port Adelaide W 151 - 65 6 4 10 6 0 2 0 0 0 0 46
5 St Kilda W 79 - 126 8 6 14 7 0 1 1 1 0 0 59
6 Hawthorn W 158 - 83 3 2 5 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 19
7 Fremantle W 77 - 95 7 0 7 3 0 1 0 4 0 0 47
8 Gold Coast Suns W 149 - 58 - - - - - - - - - - -
9 Western Bulldogs W 98 - 73 - - - - - - - - - - -
10 Adelaide Crows L 107 - 85 - - - - - - - - - - -
11 Geelong Cats L 98 - 88 8 3 11 4 0 2 0 4 0 0 60
12 Sydney Swans W 105 - 63 8 6 14 6 0 3 0 0 0 0 57
13 Essendon W 90 - 117 5 4 9 5 0 1 1 1 0 0 40
14 Carlton W 127 - 65 5 0 5 2 0 0 2 0 0 1 16
16 Collingwood L 93 - 125 10 3 13 7 0 1 0 1 0 0 62
17 Brisbane Lions W 67 - 146 7 6 13 0 0 0 1 5 0 0 50
18 Port Adelaide W 60 - 79 4 10 14 3 0 0 2 1 0 0 39
19 Richmond W 111 - 23 8 6 14 7 0 1 3 1 0 0 53
20 Gold Coast Suns W 84 - 92 13 3 16 7 0 0 2 1 0 0 64
21 West Coast Eagles L 96 - 97 5 8 13 5 0 1 1 1 0 0 48
22 Fremantle W 129 - 37 8 3 11 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 42
23 North Melbourne W 63 - 100 5 6 11 8 0 0 0 2 0 0 59
W1 Sydney Swans W 55 - 91 4 4 8 1 0 1 1 5 0 0 41
PF Western Bulldogs L 83 - 89 9 4 13 3 0 0 1 3 0 0 53
TOTAL W: 17 - L: 7 152 97 249 95 0 19 20 37 0 1 1043

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 97
    • Kicks 7.7
    • Handballs 5.1
    • Disposals 12.8
    • Marks 5.0
    • Hit-Outs 0.1
    • Tackles 1.6
    • Goals 0.1
    • AFL Fantasy 53.4

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 16 Gold Coast Suns Rd 20, 2012
Handballs 13 St Kilda Rd 22, 2010
Disposals 25 Hawthorn Rd 1, 2011
Marks 11 Gold Coast Suns Rd 20, 2012
Hit-outs 3 Richmond Rd 12, 2012
Tackles 6 Sydney Swans Rd 15, 2014
Goals 2 Carlton Rd 6, 2012
AFL Fantasy 97 Hawthorn Rd 1, 2011

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2016 GWS Giants 152 97 249 95 0 19 20 37 0 1 1043
2015 GWS Giants 81 62 143 59 3 17 14 14 0 0 578
2014 GWS Giants 81 52 133 55 0 16 8 18 0 0 576
2013 GWS Giants 105 62 167 71 0 9 14 20 0 2 701
2012 GWS Giants 209 119 328 122 3 20 23 42 5 1 1384
2011 Adelaide Crows 21 13 34 12 0 2 2 4 0 0 137
2010 Adelaide Crows 100 89 189 69 0 9 8 21 1 0 760

Legend

K
Kicks
H
Handballs
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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

2008 NAB AFL Draft 1st round selection (Adelaide) No.10 overall; uncontracted player selection (GWS GIANTS)

Previous AFL Club

Adelaide (2010-11: 18 games, 1 goal)

Player Honours

CLUB AWARDS

Club Captain 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

Best Defender 2012