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Luke McPharlin

Luke McPharlin
Personal information
Full name Luke McPharlin
Nickname(s) Woosh
Date of birth (1981-12-01) 1 December 1981
Place of birth Perth, Western Australia
Original team(s) East Fremantle (WAFL)
Draft 10th pick, 1999 National Draft (Hawthorn)
Height/Weight 192cm / 90kg
Position(s) Defender
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2000–2001
2002–2015
Total
Hawthorn
Fremantle
012 00(3)
244 (112)
256 (115)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 2015 season.
Career highlights

Luke McPharlin (born 1 December 1981) is a former professional Australian rules footballer who played in the Australian Football League (AFL) for the Hawthorn Football Club between 2000 and 2001, and the Fremantle Football Club between 2002 and 2015. He was educated at Christ Church Grammar School in Perth where he graduated in 1999. Throughout his AFL career, McPharlin filled both key back and a key forward roles for Fremantle.

Contents

  • AFL career 1
  • Personal 2
  • Statistics 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

AFL career

McPharlin was recruited from East Fremantle in Western Australia to the Hawthorn Football Club after being taken at Pick 10 in the 1999 AFL Draft. He made his debut in 2000, kicking a goal with his first kick, but played just 12 total games in his first two seasons at Hawthorn. Felling home sick in Melbourne, McPharlin jumped at the chance of returning to Perth, and was subsequently traded to Fremantle following the 2001 season. McPharlin battled injury early on in his career, managing just over 50 games in his first five seasons.[1]

In 2005, McPharlin garnered Mark of the Year honours for his spectacular chestmark against the West Coast Eagles in Round Three.[2]

McPharlin played his 200th AFL game in Round 13, 2012 against Essendon.[1] That season, he was named in the All-Australian team as a defender.

In 2013, McPharlin helped lead Fremantle to their first ever AFL Grand Final appearance. However, they were defeated by Hawthorn by 15 points (77 to 62), ending the club's best season in their 19-year history just short of their first premiership success.[3]

McPharlin struggled to play regularly in 2013 and 2014 with calf and achilles-related issues, managing just 29 games over those two seasons. He also did not feature in Fremantle's finals campaigns in 2014 and 2015 due to calf problems.[4]

On 30 September 2015, McPharlin announced his retirement from the AFL after 256 games and 16 seasons in the league.[5] McPharlin departed Fremantle sitting second on the club’s games record list with 244, behind only Matthew Pavlich (335).[6]

Personal

McPharlin was the lead guitarist and singer of a Bahá'í Youth Music outfit, "Calling, Waiting, Searching".[7][8] His musical skills led him to win The Footy Show's musical contest Screamers in 2005.[9] On 24 July 2011, it was announced that McPharlin would release his debut album later that year in collaboration with local Perth act Stella's Kitchen.[10]

McPharlin and his wife, Kalinz, have two daughters.[11]

Statistics

[12]
Season Team # Games G B K H D M T G B K H D M T
Totals Averages (per game)
2000 Hawthorn 18 4 1 3 11 7 18 6 0 0.2 0.8 2.8 1.8 4.5 1.5 0.0
2001 Hawthorn 18 8 2 2 44 33 77 35 4 0.2 0.2 5.5 4.1 9.6 4.4 0.5
2002 Fremantle 15 11 7 4 92 58 150 58 19 0.6 0.4 8.4 5.3 13.6 5.3 1.7
2003 Fremantle 18 12 0 2 108 64 172 77 25 0.0 0.2 9.0 5.3 14.3 6.4 2.1
2004 Fremantle 18 16 4 1 173 73 246 106 28 0.2 0.1 10.8 4.6 15.4 6.6 1.8
2005 Fremantle 18 19 34 12 144 56 200 104 24 1.8 0.6 7.6 3.0 10.5 5.5 1.3
2006 Fremantle 18 22 15 9 184 62 246 144 27 0.7 0.4 8.4 2.8 11.2 6.6 1.2
2007 Fremantle 18 21 8 1 173 124 297 152 38 0.4 0.0 8.2 5.9 14.1 7.2 1.8
2008 Fremantle 18 20 21 14 192 105 297 142 30 1.0 0.7 9.6 5.2 14.8 7.1 1.5
2009 Fremantle 18 18 20 18 150 90 240 102 24 1.1 1.0 8.3 5.0 13.3 5.7 1.3
2010 Fremantle 18 17 0 3 138 116 254 97 29 0.0 0.2 8.1 6.8 14.9 5.7 1.7
2011 Fremantle 18 20 1 1 191 116 307 129 35 0.0 0.0 9.6 5.8 15.4 6.4 1.8
2012 Fremantle 18 21 1 2 230 119 349 171 28 0.0 0.1 11.0 5.7 16.6 8.1 1.3
2013 Fremantle 18 16 0 0 195 71 266 137 21 0.0 0.0 12.2 4.4 16.6 8.6 1.3
2014 Fremantle 18 13 1 0 132 79 211 93 12 0.1 0.0 10.2 6.1 16.2 7.2 0.9
2015 Fremantle 18 18 0 0 169 114 283 124 17 0.0 0.0 9.4 6.3 15.7 6.9 0.9
Career 256 115 72 2326 1287 3613 1677 361 0.4 0.3 9.1 5.0 14.1 6.6 1.4

References

  1. ^ a b Luke McPharlin 200 AFL Games
  2. ^ AFL - Mark Of The Year 2005 (Luke McPharlin)
  3. ^ "Grand revenge: Hawthorn makes up for 2012 loss". AFL.com.au ( 
  4. ^ Fremantle Dockers defender Luke McPharlin retires as a club legend
  5. ^ "McPharlin calls time after decorated career". AFL.com.au ( 
  6. ^ McPharlin calls time
  7. ^ A player and more
  8. ^ Top sportsmen find support in faith
  9. ^ Luke McPharlin Wins the Footy Show Screamers
  10. ^ Outside man
  11. ^ Grateful for guidance
  12. ^ Luke McPharlin's player profile at AFL Tables

External links

  • Luke McPharlin's profile on the official website of the Fremantle Football Club
  • Luke McPharlin's statistics from AFL Tables
  • Luke McPharlin's profile on the Official WAFL Website
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