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Pocket Profile: Stephen Coniglio

Learn more about GIANTS midfielder Stephen Coniglio with this handy pocket profile.

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Stephen
Coniglio

Height
182 cm
DOB
15-12-1993
Weight
86 kg
Debut
2012
Games
2018
23
Career
118
Goals
2018
24
Career
63
2018 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
2559
Avg
111
StephenConiglio

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior Clubs: Upper Swan (WA)
Debut: 2012
Recruited from: Swan Districts (WA)
Brownlow Votes: 27
Community Ambassador: Fairfield JFC/Multicultural Ambassador

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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 and joined the GIANTS leadership group ahead of the 2016 season. Coniglio was elevated to the position of Vice-Captain ahead of the 2017 season.
 

With all the club’s injury worries last year, Coniglio’s had the most impact after going down in the final JLT Community Series game with a serious ankle problem. The newly appointed vice-captain worked hard to get back by round six, but re-injured the same ankle just two weeks later and required surgery. The tough mid elder returned again in round 19 and showed his importance to the side with some quality footy, especially during the finals, but still looked hampered. The 24-year-old is one of the GIANTS’ brightest young leaders and is vital to their chances of taking the next step of making a Grand Final this year.

A breakout year for the West Australian saw him break the record for most disposals in a season at the GIANTS, with 644 at 28 a game, and make the 40-man All Australian squad, after being elevated into the club's leadership group in the pre-season. Finished third behind Toby Greene and Tom Scully in the best and fairest, but he's sure to get one eventually, after signing a new deal to keep him at the GIANTS until the end of 2019. Coniglio displays the ruthless attitude that his coach demands and was the the GIANTS' leading vote-getter in the Brownlow Medal after an outstanding season in which he led the club for touches, contested possessions and clearances.

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

  • 2018 Season Average
    Games Played 23
    • Kicks 16.3
    • Handballs 11.7
    • Disposals 28.0
    • Marks 4.7
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 5.0
    • Goals 1.0
    • AFL Fantasy 111.3

2018 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 22 St Kilda Rd 19
Handballs 18 Essendon Rd 10
Disposals 36 Carlton Rd 20
Marks 9 Melbourne Rd 23
Hit-outs 1 St Kilda Rd 19
Tackles 9 St Kilda Rd 5
Goals 3 Collingwood Rd 2
AFL Fantasy 152 Melbourne Rd 23

2018 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Western Bulldogs W 133 - 51 21 11 32 8 0 0 1 7 2 0 146
2 Collingwood W 79 - 95 16 11 27 7 0 2 1 3 3 0 120
3 Sydney Swans L 103 - 87 18 9 27 5 0 0 1 5 1 1 111
4 Fremantle W 82 - 51 12 15 27 7 0 0 0 7 1 0 121
5 St Kilda D 73 - 73 14 15 29 1 0 1 1 9 0 3 112
6 Brisbane Lions W 77 - 43 12 16 28 4 0 0 0 5 0 2 102
7 Geelong Cats L 93 - 32 15 13 28 2 0 1 2 5 0 0 92
8 West Coast Eagles L 61 - 86 20 9 29 5 0 0 2 6 0 0 111
9 North Melbourne L 112 - 69 11 14 25 6 0 1 3 5 0 1 92
10 Essendon L 60 - 95 14 18 32 3 0 2 0 7 1 0 123
11 Adelaide Crows W 81 - 97 16 8 24 2 0 0 0 5 2 4 106
12 Gold Coast Suns W 134 - 26 - - - - - - - - - - -
14 Brisbane Lions W 82 - 109 9 17 26 3 0 0 1 1 0 0 71
15 Hawthorn W 95 - 84 21 9 30 4 0 3 3 6 1 1 118
16 West Coast Eagles L 86 - 75 17 13 30 6 0 1 1 1 1 1 104
17 Richmond W 79 - 77 17 13 30 6 0 2 0 2 1 0 111
18 Port Adelaide W 58 - 80 15 10 25 4 0 1 0 8 1 0 116
19 St Kilda W 86 - 61 22 7 29 5 1 0 0 0 0 2 98
20 Carlton W 46 - 151 21 15 36 6 0 0 1 6 2 0 144
21 Adelaide Crows W 106 - 92 12 7 19 1 0 1 4 5 2 0 74
22 Sydney Swans L 60 - 80 15 6 21 4 0 2 0 4 1 1 94
23 Melbourne L 102 - 57 18 14 32 9 0 1 1 8 2 1 152
W1 Sydney Swans W 30 - 79 19 8 27 3 0 1 1 5 1 0 106
SF Collingwood L 69 - 59 19 11 30 7 0 2 1 6 2 0 135
TOTAL W: 14 - L: 9 - D: 1 374 269 643 108 1 21 24 116 24 17 2559

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 118
    • Kicks 12.6
    • Handballs 11.8
    • Disposals 24.4
    • Marks 3.8
    • Hit-Outs 0.2
    • Tackles 4.9
    • Goals 0.5
    • AFL Fantasy 94.2

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 22 St Kilda Rd 19, 2018
Handballs 22 Gold Coast Suns Rd 20, 2016
Disposals 36 Carlton Rd 20, 2018
Marks 9 Melbourne Rd 23, 2018
Hit-outs 5 Essendon Rd 19, 2015
Tackles 17 St Kilda Rd 15, 2015
Goals 3 Collingwood Rd 2, 2018
AFL Fantasy 152 Melbourne Rd 23, 2018

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2018 GWS Giants 374 269 643 108 1 21 24 116 24 17 2559
2017 GWS Giants 130 127 257 35 0 8 13 64 6 5 1015
2016 GWS Giants 291 353 644 70 7 26 15 129 12 10 2375
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

NAB AFL Rising Star nominee 2012

All Australian nominee 2016

CLUB AWARDS

Club Vice-Captain 2017, 2018

GIANTS Community Award
2014

GIANTS Members Choice Award 2016

Kevin Sheedy Medal 3rd Place 2016

GIANTS Goal of the Year 2017