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Tom McDonald

Image DOB: 18 September 1992

Debut: Round 23, 2011 vs Gold Coast at MCG

From: Edenhope-Apsley/North Ballarat Rebels, selection #53 2010 National Draft

Number: 43 2011, 25 2012-

Honours:
Rising Star nomination - Round 13, 2012 vs Greater Western Sydney
Best Young Player - 2012

Games: 104* (to end 2016)
Goals: 8*
Career Statistics

WinsDrawsLossesWinning %
2807626.92

Statistical Categories Led
Equal most one percenters in a game - 17, Round 23, 2013
Most one percenters in a season: 199 - 2016

Drafted to play as a tall forward or ruckman, McDonald instead spent most of his first season the season at Casey Demons developing as a key position defender. He was eventually handed a senior debut in the second last game of the season and impressed across the last fortnight of the year.

After being left out of the side early in 2012 he returned as a late change for the Round 5 match and impressed with a strong performance on Nick Riewoldt. After a string of good performances he eventually earned a Rising Star nomination.

McDonald finished sixth in the Rising Star awards final, receiving seven votes in total, and was named Melbourne's Best Young Player at the end of the year.

After missing the start of 2013 with an injury McDonald returned to be one of his side's most consistent players for the season despite the team having a shocking campaign where they won just two matches.

He played all but one match in 2014 in a much improved Demon defence which slashed its points against total compared to the previous year. In July 2014 McDonald signed a two year contract extension, tying him to the club until the end of 2016.

After 59 matches without a career goal McDonald kicked his first and second goals within seconds of each other in the Round 23 match against North Melbourne.

He played every game in 2015, doing a number of key roles in defence in the first half of the season and finishing third in the Best and Fairest for the second time.

His brother Oscar was drafted to the club before the 2015 season and made his debut late in the year. For the second consecutive year he played every game in 2016, signing a contract extension late in the season.

YearGamesGoalsBrownlow
2011 200
2012 2000
2013 1700
2014 2120
2015 2250
2016 2210

Tribunal Record
MatchChargeSanction
2012 Practice Match vs Port Adelaide Wrestling $1200 fine


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"McDonald locked in at Melbourne" - melbournefc.com.au 10/07/2014

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