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Tim
Taranto

Height
187 cm
DOB
28-01-1998
Weight
87 kg
Debut
2017
Games
2018
23
Career
37
Goals
2018
6
Career
13
2018 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
2059
Avg
90
TimTaranto

PLAYER BIO

AT A GLANCE

Junior Clubs: Parkdale (Vic)
Debut: 2017
Recruited From: St Kevin's (Vic)/Mordialloc Braeside (Vic)/Sandringham U18
Brownlow Votes:
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Community Ambassador: Hawkesbury Saints

PLAYER PARTNER

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PLAYER BIO

Tim Taranto joined the GIANTS with pick 2 in the 2016 NAB AFL Draft. He elevated himself among the best junior talents with his smarts around goal and an innate ability to find the footy. Taranto is incredibly athletic, running a level 15.9 beep test, but matching that with footy sense. Tough and competitive, and a great overhead mark around the ground, Taranto made his debut in round one, 2018 after an impressive JLT Series. Taranto would play 14 games in his debut season playing in the midfield and down forward, winning a Rising Star nomination for his 21 disposals against Collingwood in round eight.

The GIANTS’ top pick at the 2016 NAB AFL Draft had an immediate impact in his first year and showed his toughness in the JLT Community Series when he bounced back to his feet after being crunched by star Swan Lance Franklin. Made his debut in round one and played 12 of the first 14 games before a serious ankle injury. Such was the GIANTS’ faith in Taranto, he was recalled for the club’s last two finals and averaged 16 possessions and 3.5 tackles in those games. He spent most of last year playing across half-forward, but should get more mid eld time this season to show off his cool head and excellent hands in close.

The GIANTS' top pick impressed club recruiters with his ability to stand up in big games last year and he is certain to feature at senior level this season. Taranto will initially make his way as a forward who can take a grab, but will eventually move into the midfield, where his big body and elite endurance make him an ideal package.

STATS

By the numbers

  • 2018 Season Average
    Games Played 23
    • Kicks 11.8
    • Handballs 9.0
    • Disposals 20.8
    • Marks 3.6
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 6.1
    • Goals 0.3
    • AFL Fantasy 89.5

2018 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 18 Western Bulldogs Rd 1
Handballs 15 Sydney Swans Rd 22
Disposals 32 Western Bulldogs Rd 1
Marks 8 Sydney Swans Rd 22
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 11 Fremantle Rd 4
Goals 2 Richmond Rd 17
AFL Fantasy 120 Fremantle Rd 4

2018 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Western Bulldogs W 133 - 51 18 14 32 6 0 1 3 5 0 0 112
2 Collingwood W 79 - 95 10 13 23 1 0 3 1 8 0 0 91
3 Sydney Swans L 103 - 87 8 4 12 2 0 1 1 4 0 0 52
4 Fremantle W 82 - 51 14 8 22 3 0 2 0 11 1 1 120
5 St Kilda D 73 - 73 13 6 19 6 0 1 1 7 0 0 95
6 Brisbane Lions W 77 - 43 15 8 23 4 0 1 1 7 0 1 100
7 Geelong Cats L 93 - 32 13 8 21 3 0 3 1 7 0 1 93
8 West Coast Eagles L 61 - 86 15 6 21 3 0 0 0 8 1 0 104
9 North Melbourne L 112 - 69 12 7 19 2 0 0 1 4 0 1 70
10 Essendon L 60 - 95 4 8 12 3 0 0 0 3 0 1 50
11 Adelaide Crows W 81 - 97 8 13 21 1 0 1 1 9 0 0 87
12 Gold Coast Suns W 134 - 26 12 12 24 1 0 1 0 8 0 1 97
14 Brisbane Lions W 82 - 109 11 7 18 4 0 1 2 6 1 2 86
15 Hawthorn W 95 - 84 9 11 20 0 0 3 1 4 0 1 66
16 West Coast Eagles L 86 - 75 16 12 28 5 0 1 1 7 0 1 114
17 Richmond W 79 - 77 14 9 23 7 0 0 0 1 2 1 98
18 Port Adelaide W 58 - 80 8 8 16 2 0 0 0 6 1 0 76
19 St Kilda W 86 - 61 15 9 24 7 0 0 1 5 0 1 102
20 Carlton W 46 - 151 - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Adelaide Crows W 106 - 92 11 5 16 2 0 1 0 10 0 1 91
22 Sydney Swans L 60 - 80 15 15 30 8 0 1 2 6 0 1 119
23 Melbourne L 102 - 57 10 10 20 5 0 1 0 5 0 0 86
W1 Sydney Swans W 30 - 79 7 11 18 3 0 0 0 5 0 0 72
SF Collingwood L 69 - 59 13 4 17 5 0 0 0 4 0 0 78
TOTAL W: 14 - L: 9 - D: 1 271 208 479 83 0 22 17 140 6 14 2059

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 37
    • Kicks 10.2
    • Handballs 8.6
    • Disposals 18.8
    • Marks 3.1
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 5.2
    • Goals 0.4
    • AFL Fantasy 79.2

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 18 Western Bulldogs Rd 1, 2018
Handballs 15 Sydney Swans Rd 22, 2018
Disposals 32 Western Bulldogs Rd 1, 2018
Marks 8 Sydney Swans Rd 22, 2018
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 11 Fremantle Rd 4, 2018
Goals 2 Richmond Rd 17, 2018
AFL Fantasy 120 Fremantle Rd 4, 2018

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2018 GWS Giants 271 208 479 83 0 22 17 140 6 14 2059
2017 GWS Giants 105 110 215 31 0 4 7 54 7 4 873

Legend

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FF
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Frees Against
T
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G
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B
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AFL Fantasy points

HISTORY

DRAFT HISTORY

2016 NAB AFL Draft 1st round selection (GWS GIANTS) No. 2 overall. 

PLAYER HONOURS

AFL AWARDS

NAB AFL Rising Star Nominee 2017

CLUB AWARDS

GIANTS Rising Star 2017