Michael Hibberd

Image DOB: 3 January 1990

MFC Debut: Round 5, 2017 vs Richmond at MCG
Last game: Qualifying Final 2023 vs Collingwood at MCG

From: Somerville/Dandenong Stingrays/Frankston/Essendon, traded with 2016 National Draft selection #59 for selections #29 and #68

Number: 14 (2017-2023)

All Australian - 2017
Australian International Rules player - 2017
Premiership player - 2021
Life Member - 2023

Games:113 (197 total)
Goals: 3 (14 total)
Career statistics

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Defender who joined Melbourne after serving a year suspension arising from Essendon's supplements saga. After a delayed start to 2017 due to injury, Hibberd became an important defender in the improving Demon side. Despite missing four games at the start of the year he was named in defence for the All Australian side and played International Rules against Ireland.

Played a further 21 games in 2018 and 19 in 2019 but saw his form drop off in the second season. He was out ofthe side twice in the shortened 2020 campaign, and didn't play his first game of 2021 until Round 5. After being dropped for two weeks late in the season, Hibberd returned to the side in Round 22, but was left out the next week. A hamstring injury to Joel Smith after the Qualifying Final allowed him to return to the team, playing in that year's premiership win.

Hibberd had a delayed start to 2022, with a pre-season calf injury keeping him out of the senior side until Round 13. He returned to play 12 games, including both Melbourne's losing finals. He was managed throughout 2023, missing a number of single games early in the season before a kidney injury put him on the sidelines again. He didn't return until Round 21, playing two games as a substitute before being dropped again. He missed the last round with a concussion suffered in a VFL game, but was recalled for the losing Qualifying Final. Hibberd announced his retirement after that game and was dropped for Melbourne's second final, seeing his career end as the Demons were beaten in a thriller.

Joined Port Melbourne Colts in 2024.

2017 1817
2018 2111
2019 1900
2020 1410
2021 1700
2022 1200
2023 120?

All Australian

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