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Talia's turn in Team of the Week

All Australian defender Daniel Talia has been included in the AFL’s Team of the Week for the first time this season

10:22am May 24, 2016

Talia confident of midfield lift

Daniel Talia is confident Adelaide’s midfield will respond in Saturday’s crucial clash with Gold Coast at Metricon Stadium

3:11pm May 17, 2016

Team approach to blanket Buddy

It’ll take a team approach to stop Lance Franklin and the dangerous Sydney Swans forward line, according to defender Daniel Talia

2:12pm Apr 12, 2016

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Daniel Talia Presser June 6

1:15pm  Jun 6, 2016

Milestone: Daniel Talia 100 Games

9:30am  Mar 29, 2016

Daniel Talia Presser March 28

1:00pm  Mar 28, 2016

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Daniel
Talia

Height
196 cm
DOB
02-10-1991
Weight
98 kg
Debut
2011
Games
2016
22
Career
120
Goals
2016
1
Career
6
2016 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
1450
Avg
66
DanielTalia

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior Clubs: Assumption College/Calder U18
Clubs: Adelaide
Debut: v Sydney, Rd 15, 2011
Recruited from: Calder Cannons (Vic)
Brownlow Votes: 1

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Backed up an All Australian and best-and-fairest winning year with another solid season in 2015. The reliable defender remained one of the toughest players to beat in a contest, losing less than a quarter of all one-on-one battles he engaged in and conceding only 1.5 goals per game. Talia, who ranked No.1 at Adelaide for spoils, also emerged as a leader in the Club’s young defence. The diligent backman missed his first game since the 2012 finals series when he was a late withdrawal from the clash with Gold Coast in Round 17. Unlucky to be overlooked in the All Australian squad of 40, Talia secured another top 10 finish in the Crows Club Champion award. Will continue as the youngest member of the senior leadership group in 2016.

Season by Season

Season by Season

Enhanced his reputation as one of the premier defenders in the competition, earning All-Australian selection and becoming the second-youngest winner of the Malcolm Blight Medal as Adelaide’s best and fairest player. The 2012 Rising Star was a rock in Adelaide’s inexperienced backline. Talia conceded an average of only 1.4 goals per game and didn’t allow any goals to his direct opponent in seven matches. The dedicated defender ranked eighth in the AFL for spoils (135) and also improved the attacking side of his game, averaging career-high disposals (11.8), rebound 50ms, intercept marks and inside 50ms. His standing within the team was reflected in his elevation to the senior leadership group for 2015.

Season by Season

The young defender backed up a breakout 2012 with another individually brilliant season, finishing equal-third in the Crows Club Champion award. Talia stood the opposition’s most dangerous forward every week and conceded an average of only one goal per game. He ranked 7th in the AFL in spoils, and No.1 at Adelaide in both spoils and intercept possessions. One of only five Crows to play every game in 2013, Talia signed a new three-year deal, which will see him remain at Adelaide until at least the end of 2016. Notched up his 50th game against Port Adelaide.

Season by Season

Talia displayed maturity beyond his years and experience in 2012, routinely playing on – and beating – the opposition’s best forward. His outstanding effort was recognised with the 2012 NAB Rising Star award. The ultra-professional defender was dealt a cruel blow in the Qualifying Final, breaking his arm in a contest and missing Adelaide’s next two finals

Season by Season

The former first-round draft pick overcame a pre-season Achilles complaint to make his long-awaited debut against the Sydney Swans in round 15. Talia showed poise in his nine games, shutting down his direct opponent and providing great support to his fellow defenders. The 20-year-old has an opportunity to make the centre half-back position his own following the departures of key defenders Nathan Bock and Phil Davis in successive seasons.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2016 Season Average
    Games Played 22
    • Kicks 9.0
    • Handballs 7.1
    • Disposals 16.0
    • Marks 6.0
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 1.8
    • Goals 0.0
    • AFL Fantasy 65.9

2016 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 18 St Kilda Rd 11
Handballs 15 Brisbane Lions Rd 20
Disposals 28 Carlton Rd 16
Marks 17 St Kilda Rd 11
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 4 North Melbourne Rd 14
Goals 1 Gold Coast Suns Rd 9
AFL Fantasy 118 St Kilda Rd 11

2016 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 North Melbourne L 107 - 97 7 9 16 3 0 0 0 3 0 0 60
2 Port Adelaide W 144 - 86 7 3 10 3 0 2 0 2 0 0 46
3 Richmond W 92 - 128 11 6 17 8 0 1 1 0 0 0 67
4 Sydney Swans W 113 - 103 5 4 9 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 32
5 Hawthorn L 112 - 109 7 8 15 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 50
6 Fremantle W 97 - 64 11 5 16 8 0 2 0 0 0 0 69
7 Western Bulldogs L 123 - 108 9 7 16 6 0 0 1 1 0 0 60
8 Geelong Cats L 72 - 98 8 4 12 6 0 0 0 1 0 0 54
9 Gold Coast Suns W 74 - 149 12 11 23 9 0 1 1 1 1 0 93
10 GWS Giants W 107 - 85 14 6 20 7 0 3 1 1 0 0 79
11 St Kilda W 133 - 45 18 8 26 17 0 0 1 0 0 0 118
12 West Coast Eagles W 76 - 105 8 4 12 6 0 2 1 4 0 0 65
14 North Melbourne W 100 - 67 3 6 9 1 0 0 1 4 0 0 37
15 Melbourne W 98 - 120 9 4 13 4 0 0 1 1 0 0 48
16 Carlton W 47 - 107 17 11 28 7 0 1 0 2 0 0 103
17 Collingwood W 97 - 69 8 9 17 8 0 3 2 2 0 0 71
18 Geelong Cats L 85 - 55 3 3 6 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 30
19 Essendon W 143 - 61 9 11 20 7 0 0 0 3 0 0 82
20 Brisbane Lions W 177 - 39 12 15 27 13 0 1 2 3 0 0 112
21 Fremantle W 70 - 142 6 13 19 6 0 0 0 3 0 0 74
22 Port Adelaide W 94 - 109 5 4 9 3 0 1 0 2 0 0 41
23 West Coast Eagles L 71 - 100 8 5 13 4 0 1 0 3 0 0 59
TOTAL W: 16 - L: 6 197 156 353 133 0 18 12 40 1 0 1450

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 120
    • Kicks 6.9
    • Handballs 4.7
    • Disposals 11.6
    • Marks 4.2
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 1.7
    • Goals 0.1
    • AFL Fantasy 48.3

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 18 St Kilda Rd 11, 2016
Handballs 15 Brisbane Lions Rd 20, 2016
Disposals 28 Carlton Rd 16, 2016
Marks 17 St Kilda Rd 11, 2016
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 8 Geelong Cats Rd 21, 2011
Goals 1 Gold Coast Suns Rd 9, 2016
AFL Fantasy 118 St Kilda Rd 11, 2016

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2016 Adelaide Crows 197 156 353 133 0 18 12 40 1 0 1450
2015 Adelaide Crows 152 81 233 81 0 10 11 37 1 0 992
2014 Adelaide Crows 167 93 260 105 0 11 12 24 0 1 1074
2013 Adelaide Crows 143 103 246 93 0 8 22 35 3 0 1014
2012 Adelaide Crows 107 79 186 60 0 13 17 41 1 2 793
2011 Adelaide Crows 59 51 110 27 0 9 6 31 0 0 475

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

Milestones

50 AFL Games: v Port Adelaide, Round 19, 2013
100 AFL Games: v Port Adelaide, Round Two, 2016

Awards

AFL AWARDS

All Australian
2014

Rising Star winner
2012

CLUB AWARDS

Mark Bickley Award
2011

Dr Brian Sando OAM Trophy
2012
2013

Club Champion
2014

Q&A

Nickname: Tals

What was your best break in life: Getting drafted

Best piece of advice your mother gave you: Family comes first

If you weren’t a footballer, what would you like to be: Property developer

Do you have a saying or motto that you live your life by: You earn everything you get

If you could ask someone to be your mentor, who would it be: Roger Federer

Morning or evening person: Evening

Favourite timeslot to play in: Night

Favourite footy journalist: Caroline Wilson

Favourite TV caller/commentator: Brian Taylor

Worst injury: Lateral meniscus in knee

How many text messages do you send a day: 50

Three phone apps you can’t live without: Commbank app, Twitter, Instagram

Favourite Twitter account you follow: Fox Sports News

Most embarrassing song in your iTunes: Aqua – Barbie Girl

Best concert you’ve been to: Chris Brown

Where did you holiday after last season: America

Favourite sport other than football: NFL

What sport would you like to compete in at the 2016 Olympics: Tennis

Can you change a spare tyre: Yes

Do you iron your own shirts: No

Favourite restaurant: Enzo’s

Do you believe in UFOs: No

What three items would you take to a desert island: Food and water

Any special hobbies or interests: American sports

Three famous people you would like to meet: Roger Federer, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kendall Jenner

What do you have that is of great value to you, but no one else: Indigo (my dog)