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John Meesen

Image DOB: 20 June 1986

MFC Debut: Round 3, 2009 against Port Adelaide at Football Park
Last Game: Round 6, 2009 against Geelong at MCG

From Modewarre/Geelong Falcons/Adelaide. Traded for 2007 National Draft selection #38
Selection 22, 2009 Rookie Draft

Number: 26 2009

Games: 4 (6 total)
Goals: 0
Career statistics

WinsDrawsLossesWinning %
10325.00

Originally drafted from Modewarre by Adelaide with pick 8 in the 2004 National Draft, Meesen suffered from injuries and lack of form and failed to break into a Crows strong ruck division until Round 20, 2007.

At the end of that season he was traded to Melbourne for draft pick 38 and spent the next year struggling for form at VFL affiliate Sandringham. With the retirement of Jeff White at the end of 2007, and early season injury to Mark Jamar, Meesen returned to Adelaide to make his debut against Port in Round 4, 2009. He retained his spot for the next three weeks, including Melbourne's first win of the season against Richmond before succumbing to stress fractures in his foot and missing the rest of the season.

In November 2009, on the last day before list lodgement Meesen was delisted. The club agreed to re-draft him under new rookie list rules as long as no other club selected him first. He was not selected in the National or Pre-Season drafts, and Melbourne re-selected him with pick 22 in the Rookie Draft.

Meesen failed to play a match in 2010 due to his injuries and worked with the Casey Demons as a ruck-coach. He was forced to have another operation which stopped him from playing in 2011, and eventually ended his AFL career. The stress fracture which he'd suffered was only the third of its type seen amongst athletes in the world.

In October 2010 Meesen was appointed a part-time development coach with the Scorpions and after the 2011 season he returned to the Geelong area as an assistant coach with Modewarre. In the summer of 2014 and 2015 he played for the Tiwi Bombers of the NTFL, and also for Balwyn in 2015. Joined Modewarre in 2018.

YearGamesGoalsBrownlow
2009 4 0 0

Media
Geelong Advertiser - 08/11/2011
Progress Leader - 13/02/2018

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