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Daniel
Giansiracusa

Height
182 cm
DOB
11-03-1982
Weight
83 kg
Debut
2001
Games
265
Goals
331
DanielGiansiracusa

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior Clubs: Williamstown
Clubs: Western Bulldogs
Debut: Rd 11 2001 (Adelaide)
Recruited from:
Williamstown / Western U18
Brownlow Votes: 33

Player Sponsors

Blue Ocean Consulting Group
Enzo Ceravolo
Project Expediting Services
Neil, Alexander & Tom Lovel

Club Veteran Daniel Giansiracusa has played a vital role in the Bulldogs forward line – with stints in the midfield - during his 13 year AFL career. Highly respected around Whitten Oval, he has adopted a mentoring role in the twilight of his career, with his experience proving very beneficial to the young, emerging playing group.

Season by Season

Season in short:

The veteran forward enjoyed a consistent season in 2013. Giansiracusa was again productive in front of goal, kicking 36 majors to lead the Club and register the second-best goalkicking season of his career. Giansiracusa also led the Bulldogs for inside 50 marks and shared the ball around with the second most goal assists in the side. Stellar efforts abounded, including 28 disposals, eight marks and two goals against Hawthorn. With 20 high quality games in 2013, including a memorable 250th, Giansiracusa signed a one year contract extension at the end of the 2013 season, confirming he'll take to the field again in 2014 and transition to a coaching role at the club in 2015.

Stat that mattered:

Giansiracusa may be entering the final year of his on field career but his recent form in front of goals confirms he can still be a valuable contributor in 2014. Kicking multiple goals on 13 occasions this year, the veteran led the Bulldogs in front of the big sticks for a second consecutive year.

What they said:

“On top of an impressive season where he leads the club in goal kicking, Daniel has been a great leader and mentor to our developing group. Daniel's experience and astute football knowledge make him a respected member of our football club and we look forward to seeing him continue to contribute both on and off the field into the future.”

-       List Manager Jason McCartney on the eve of Giansiracusa's 250th milestone game

Providing an experienced head in the Western Bulldogs forward line, Giansiracusa’s reliability around goals was imperative in 2012. In the 17 games he goaled on all but one occasion, while contributing multiple majors on eight occasions. He finished the year as the Club’s leading goal scorer.

Season by Season

The experienced flanker/midfielder produced another standout season, kicking a career-best 45 goals. Played 20 games, averaged 18.2 possessions and was second at the club in marks, with 114 at an average of 5.7. One of the club’s most experienced leaders and still at the top of his game.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2018 Season Average
    Games Played
    • Kicks
    • Handballs
    • Disposals
    • Marks
    • Hit-Outs
    • Tackles
    • Goals
    • AFL Fantasy

2018 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 0 - -
Handballs 0 - -
Disposals 0 - -
Marks 0 - -
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 0 - -
Goals 0 - -
AFL Fantasy 0 - -

2018 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
TOTAL W: 0 - L: 0

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 265
    • Kicks 11.0
    • Handballs 6.6
    • Disposals 17.6
    • Marks 5.1
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 2.4
    • Goals 1.2
    • AFL Fantasy 77.8

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 25 Adelaide Crows Rd 19, 2010
Handballs 18 Fremantle Rd 1, 2009
Disposals 36 Port Adelaide Rd 7, 2006
Marks 13 West Coast Eagles Rd 6, 2007
Hit-outs 1 Carlton Rd 5, 2009
Tackles 10 St Kilda Rd 6, 2010
Goals 5 Geelong Cats Rd 11, 2011
AFL Fantasy 154 St Kilda Rd 6, 2010

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF

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

AFL Western Bulldogs: 230 games, 280 goals
 

 

Awards

AFL Awards

NAB AFL Rising Star Nominee
2001

AFL International Rules Series
2005

Club Awards

AFL NAB Cup Western Bulldogs Premiership Side
2010

Western Bulldogs Best First Year Player
2001

Western Bulldogs Third Best and Fairest
2010