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Jack
Ziebell

Height
188 cm
DOB
28-02-1991
Weight
90 kg
Debut
2009
Games
2014
16
Career
96
Goals
2014
13
Career
52
2014 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
1350
Avg
84
JackZiebell

Player Bio

At A Glance

Junior clubs: Wodonga
Recruited from: Murray Bushrangers
Draft: #9, 2008 National
Debut: Round 1, 2009 v Melbourne
Brownlow votes: 14

 

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Background

Jack Ziebell surprisingly slipped to pick nine in the 2008 National Draft, where North Melbourne gladly selected the midfielder.

From the Murray Bushrangers, Ziebell was elected to the leadership group at the beginning of 2012 in just his fourth season.

2013

Mid-season, from Darren Crocker

“Ziebs has been really solid and really consistent with the way he’s gone about his football so far this year.

“He’s tough in the clinches. If there was an area to work on – he’s a technically good kick. But we’ve been working on getting the most value out of his possessions.

“It’s about getting him to not go for too much when kicking. He can try to go for something that’s a little too tough sometimes.”

End of season review

The number 7's second half of 2013 endeared him to fans even more. His acts of courage and timely goals lifted North in numerous games.

A 27-possession, 4 goal haul against Collingwood in the final round was the perfect end to a season of great improvement for the vice-captain.

Season by Season

Season by Season

In his comeback game, Ziebell turned in arguably the best match of his career. 27 disposals and 4 goals led North past Geelong for the team's best win in a long while and gave the playing group self belief.

Playing sore through the middle of the season, Ziebell was finding form when he was hit with a four match suspension against Carlton in Round 16. It caused uproar around football circles yet ultimately Ziebell spent part of the next month in Utah working on his fitness.

The benefits of the trip were evident in the last few weeks of the season. When others were wilting under a West Coast onslaught in the Elimination Final, Ziebell stood up with a quality 30-possession performance.

2011

Finally Ziebell was able to complete a season unimpeded by injury and it showed in the second half of the year.

After criticism for a slow start, Ziebell worked his way into form and exploded for a remarkable 41-possession game in Round 17 against the Bulldogs - a career high.

His first suspension of his career came in Round 23 against St Kilda after he collected Nick Riewoldt high with a bump. It meant his start to 2012 was delayed until Round 3.

2010

After his 2009 was ended prematurely with a broken leg against Adelaide, Ziebell took some time to find his feet again in his second season.

His tackling pressure took a step up with five of his 14 games bettering anything he offered in his debut season.

Just as he was starting to hit his straps, Ziebell suffered yet another broken leg against Geelong in Round 14, ending his second year in the same fashion as his first.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2014 Season Average
    Games Played 16
    • Kicks 12.7
    • Handballs 6.0
    • Disposals 18.7
    • Marks 4.5
    • Hit-Outs 0.3
    • Tackles 4.4
    • Goals 0.8
    • AFL Fantasy 84.4

2014 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 20 Geelong Cats Rd 10
Handballs 9 Gold Coast Suns Rd 7
Disposals 27 Geelong Cats Rd 10
Marks 9 Melbourne Rd 14
Hit-outs 1 GWS Giants Rd 20
Tackles 9 Gold Coast Suns Rd 7
Goals 4 Adelaide Crows Rd 22
AFL Fantasy 135 Gold Coast Suns Rd 7

2014 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Essendon L 60 - 99 9 3 12 2 0 0 2 3 0 0 45
2 Western Bulldogs W 54 - 83 6 8 14 4 1 0 2 5 1 0 67
3 Port Adelaide W 97 - 90 - - - - - - - - - - -
4 Sydney Swans W 48 - 91 - - - - - - - - - - -
5 Collingwood L 93 - 58 - - - - - - - - - - -
6 Fremantle W 61 - 74 16 7 23 7 1 1 3 3 0 1 89
7 Gold Coast Suns L 77 - 120 18 9 27 9 0 0 0 9 0 0 135
9 Brisbane Lions W 125 - 38 15 8 23 5 0 0 2 1 1 1 81
10 Geelong Cats L 111 - 91 20 7 27 4 0 1 1 5 1 0 110
11 West Coast Eagles W 44 - 82 13 4 17 3 0 1 1 3 0 0 66
12 Richmond W 116 - 88 12 6 18 6 0 2 0 7 2 1 109
13 Adelaide Crows L 109 - 73 5 8 13 3 0 1 2 4 0 0 51
14 Melbourne W 66 - 107 18 6 24 9 1 0 1 4 1 2 115
15 Brisbane Lions L 70 - 66 12 5 17 2 0 2 2 4 0 2 66
16 Hawthorn W 108 - 88 - - - - - - - - - - -
17 St Kilda W 92 - 33 - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Carlton L 109 - 86 4 1 5 1 0 0 1 2 1 0 28
19 Geelong Cats L 79 - 111 14 4 18 4 0 5 1 8 0 1 97
20 GWS Giants W 51 - 126 14 7 21 4 1 4 2 4 2 1 96
21 Western Bulldogs W 111 - 61 9 6 15 1 0 3 1 5 0 0 62
22 Adelaide Crows W 101 - 94 18 7 25 8 0 2 1 3 4 5 132
23 Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 13 - L: 8 203 96 299 72 5 22 22 70 13 14 1350

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 96
    • Kicks 12.2
    • Handballs 6.3
    • Disposals 18.5
    • Marks 3.7
    • Hit-Outs 0.1
    • Tackles 4.4
    • Goals 0.5
    • AFL Fantasy 79.4

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 28 Western Bulldogs Rd 17, 2011
Handballs 13 Western Bulldogs Rd 17, 2011
Disposals 41 Western Bulldogs Rd 17, 2011
Marks 9 Melbourne Rd 14, 2014
Hit-outs 1 GWS Giants Rd 20, 2014
Tackles 11 Adelaide Crows Rd 11, 2011
Goals 4 Adelaide Crows Rd 22, 2014
AFL Fantasy 156 Western Bulldogs Rd 17, 2011

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2014 North Melbourne 203 96 299 72 5 22 22 70 13 14 1350
2013 North Melbourne 259 120 379 67 0 27 19 97 20 8 1704
2012 North Melbourne 222 113 335 67 1 19 24 65 9 2 1357
2011 North Melbourne 255 137 392 63 2 20 24 103 6 4 1630
2010 North Melbourne 126 89 215 46 1 14 12 60 2 6 931
2009 North Melbourne 108 47 155 42 0 7 9 28 2 2 650

Legend

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Marks
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Hit-outs
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Goals
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