A dual All Australian, Marcus Bontempelli continues to establish himself as one of the competition’s premier midfielders.
Bontempelli debuted in Round 5, 2014 and by Round 13 he’d received a NAB AFL Rising Star nomination for a 22 disposal, one goal performance in the Bulldogs’ win over Collingwood.
The former Northern Knight caught the eye of recruiters pre-draft with his height, endurance and ability to play almost any position on the ground.
After playing a lot of his junior career floating across half back and pinch hitting forward, he dominated as a midfielder in the second half of the 2013 season - showing his cleanness and proficiency around the contest, and ability to finish with his damaging left foot.
Taken with the Bulldogs’ first selection (4th pick overall) in 2013, ‘Bont’ quickly become a permanent fixture in the side, going on to win three Charles Sutton Medals, the youngest multiple-winner in history, and was a key member of the Club’s 2016 premiership.
Bontemeplli was named Vice-Captain for the 2018 season, and on the back of stellar 2019 season claimed the AFLCA Champion Player of the Year Award and his second All Australian honour.
AFL Awards: All Australian - 2016, 2019 AFLCA Best Young Player - 2015 AFLCA Champion Player of the Year - 2019 NAB Rising Star Award runner up - 2014 AFLPA Best First Year Player winner - 2014 Club Awards: Charles Sutton Medal Winner - 2016, 2017, 2019 Gary Dempsey Medal (Third Place - Western Bulldogs Best & Fairest) John van Groningen Domestique Award - 2019 Western Bulldogs Chris Grant Best First Year Player - 2014
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Player performance throughout this season & their full career