Marc Murphy of the Blues tackles Joel Selwood of the Cats during the 2015 AFL Round 08 match between the Geelong Cats and the Carlton Blues at Etihad Stadium, Melbourne on May 22, 2015. (Photo: Darrian Traynor/AFL Media)

Which players have received the most free kicks in 2016?

Perhaps not suprisingly, Geelong captain Joel Selwood has received the most free kicks so far this season, averaging almost three per game.

West Coast’s Luke Shuey is second, while GWS co-captain Callan Ward comes in at third.

It seems the Cats’ midfielders know how to draw the umpire’s whistle, with Patrick Dangerfield coming in at fourth, receiving an average of just under two free kicks per game.

(All stats correct as of end of Round 19, 2016).

Player Club Free kicks for
Total Average
Joel Selwood GEEL 53 2.9
Luke Shuey WCE 43 2.4
Callan Ward GWS 38 2.1
Patrick Dangerfield GEEL 35 1.9
Jack Ziebell NMFC 35 1.9
Scott Lycett WCE 35 2.2
Brodie Grundy COLL 33 1.9
Stefan Martin BL 33 1.9
Todd Goldstein NMFC 32 1.9
Josh J. Kennedy WCE 31 1.7
Michael Walters FRE 30 1.7
Dayne Zorko BL 30 1.9
Anthony Miles RICH 30 1.8
Shane Mumford GWS 30 1.8
Trent Cotchin RICH 29 1.8
Bernie Vince MELB 29 1.7
Lachie Hunter WB 29 1.6
James Sicily HAW 28 1.6
Jack Macrae WB 28 1.6
Scott Pendlebury COLL 28 1.6


  1. Why can’t I find Rory Sloanes name? Hard at all game. Should be there but he does play for the crows I guess. Danger never got any until he wemt to geelong.

  2. The top 5 are all first in everytime, thats why, hard at the ball and the contest, bound to get rewarded, and idiots still don’t know how to tackle Selwood after 10 odd years

  3. Shit, there’s a surprise. No crows player on the list. Danger had to change clubs to get a free. Let’s hope he doesn’t evolve into a ducker, or worse still a squealer when he doesn’t get one.

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