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Pocket Profile: Stephen Coniglio

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Stephen
Coniglio

Height
182 cm
DOB
15-12-1993
Weight
86 kg
Debut
2012
Games
2019
15
Career
133
Goals
2019
15
Career
78
2019 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
1548
Avg
103
StephenConiglio

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior Clubs: Upper Swan (WA)
Debut: 2012
Recruited from: Swan Districts (WA)
Brownlow Votes: 38
Community Ambassador: Fairfield JFC/Multicultural Ambassador

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Player Bio

Stephen Coniglio grew up in Perth and as a teenager had to choose between pursuing a career in cricket or football. Choosing football has worked out well for him so far, with the popular teammate becoming one of the most highly rated midfielders in the AFL. He's currently vice-captain of the GIANTS. Off-field, Coniglio is a part-owner of Macelleria restaurants in Sydney and Melbourne and has a keen interest in fashion. ‚Äč

Bounced back from two serious ankle injuries in 2017 to again stamp himself as one of the game’s best two-way midfielders last season. Ranked second at the GIANTS for clearances, contested possessions and tackles, Coniglio was a surprise omission from the All-Australian squad. His 643 possessions for the year was one shy of his career-best and came at an average of 28 a game, but he also added 24 goals while playing forward to pick up some of the scoring the GIANTS missed with Toby Greene injured. The West Australian’s leadership in big games was again massive and his midfield presence will be even more crucial in 2019.

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

  • 2019 Season Average
    Games Played 15
    • Kicks 16.6
    • Handballs 10.0
    • Disposals 26.6
    • Marks 4.2
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 3.9
    • Goals 1.0
    • AFL Fantasy 103.2

2019 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 29 Gold Coast Suns Rd 11
Handballs 17 Fremantle Rd 5
Disposals 37 Fremantle Rd 5
Marks 13 Gold Coast Suns Rd 11
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 11 Brisbane Lions Rd 16
Goals 4 Sydney Swans Rd 6
AFL Fantasy 192 Gold Coast Suns Rd 11

2019 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Essendon W 112 - 40 24 7 31 9 0 1 0 7 3 1 161
2 West Coast Eagles L 104 - 52 9 11 20 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 50
3 Richmond W 125 - 76 17 15 32 2 0 0 0 5 0 1 108
4 Geelong Cats W 75 - 79 17 17 34 4 0 2 1 4 0 0 112
5 Fremantle L 82 - 106 20 17 37 4 0 0 0 3 1 2 126
6 Sydney Swans W 79 - 120 18 6 24 5 0 1 1 3 4 0 115
7 St Kilda W 114 - 70 16 6 22 2 0 0 1 3 1 1 82
8 Hawthorn L 71 - 38 17 9 26 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 76
9 Carlton W 138 - 45 - - - - - - - - - - -
10 Melbourne W 68 - 94 10 6 16 3 0 0 0 3 1 0 69
11 Gold Coast Suns W 126 - 43 29 7 36 13 0 2 0 8 3 0 192
12 Adelaide Crows L 82 - 61 17 10 27 5 0 0 3 3 0 1 90
13 North Melbourne W 68 - 91 17 10 27 2 0 2 1 6 2 0 112
15 Essendon L 77 - 71 19 14 33 7 0 1 1 2 0 0 112
16 Brisbane Lions L 74 - 94 19 15 34 5 0 0 1 11 0 0 143
17 Richmond L 94 - 67 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
18 Collingwood W 122 - 75 - - - - - - - - - - -
19 Port Adelaide - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Sydney Swans - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Hawthorn - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Western Bulldogs - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Gold Coast Suns - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 10 - L: 7 249 150 399 63 0 10 10 59 15 6 1548

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 133
    • Kicks 13.0
    • Handballs 11.6
    • Disposals 24.6
    • Marks 3.9
    • Hit-Outs 0.2
    • Tackles 4.8
    • Goals 0.6
    • AFL Fantasy 95.2

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 29 Gold Coast Suns Rd 11, 2019
Handballs 22 Gold Coast Suns Rd 20, 2016
Disposals 37 Fremantle Rd 5, 2019
Marks 13 Gold Coast Suns Rd 11, 2019
Hit-outs 5 Essendon Rd 19, 2015
Tackles 17 St Kilda Rd 15, 2015
Goals 4 Sydney Swans Rd 6, 2019
AFL Fantasy 192 Gold Coast Suns Rd 11, 2019

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2019 GWS Giants 249 150 399 63 0 10 10 59 15 6 1548
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
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AFL Fantasy points

History

Draft History

2011 NAB AFL Draft 1st round selection (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, 2019

GIANTS Community Award
2014

GIANTS Members Choice Award 2016

Kevin Sheedy Medal 3rd Place 2016

GIANTS Goal of the Year 2017

Coaches Award 2018