Marlon Motlop


Marlon Motlop
Marlon Motlop
Personal information
Full name Marlon Motlop
Date of birth 17 April 1990 (1990-04-17) (age 21)
Original team Wanderers (NTFL)
Draft #28, 2007 National Draft, Port Adelaide
Height/Weight 179cm / 81kg
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2008–2011 Port Adelaide 5 (2)
Representative team honours
Years Team Games (Goals)
2009 Indigenous All-Stars 1
1 Playing statistics to end of 2011 season .

Marlon Motlop is an Australian rules footballer who played with the Port Adelaide Football Club in the AFL. He also plays for West Adelaide in the SANFL.

Motlop was selected by the Power in the 2007 AFL Draft using their second pick, being the 28th pick overall.

He debuted against the Melbourne Demons in round 21 of the 2008 season, contributing with 6 kicks and 8 handballs to his team's 78 point win. The following week saw another good win for the Power and another good game for Motlop, who kicked his first AFL goal and racked up 16 disposals in a 76 point thrashing of North Melbourne. He didn't play another game in 2008, but returned in round 9 of the 2009 season where he had a quiet game, registering 4 kicks and 2 handballs against the 55 point winners the Sydney Swans. Round 11 saw Motlop kick 1 goal and rack up 12 kicks and 3 handballs in a 24 point win over the Fremantle Dockers. He didn't score in his most recent AFL match against the very strong Western Bulldogs, but did get 16 disposals in a disappointing 93 point loss.

Motlop is the youngest player to arrive at the club from the 2007 NAB AFL Draft. The cousin of Daniel Motlop, he has been through the AIS program and won the Allan McLean best-and-fairest medal for the 2006 Division Two NAB AFL Under 16 Championships. He has already impressed his Power teammates with his pace. Being selected with the pick traded to the Adelaide Crows for Brad Symes will add extra interest for fans.

He was delisted by the Power at the end of the 2011 season.

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Career highs/statistics

Marlon Motlop has played 5 games and kicked 2 goals in his career which has spanned over 2 seasons to date. In 2008 he averaged 0.5 goals, 1 behinds, 15 disposals, 3 marks and 1.5 tackles. In 2009 Motlop's averages dropped slightly. He averaged 0.3 goals, 12.3 disposals, 3 marks and 1 tackle.

In terms of disposals, Motlop has achieved a career high 16 on two occasions, once in 2008 and again in 2009. He's kicked 1 straight goal on two occasions, the most recent against Fremantle in round 11 2009 at AAMI stadium. During the same game he racked up a career best 12 kicks.

Background

Marlon has Indigenous Australian heritage and his ancestry can be traced to the Larrakia.[1]


References

  1. ^ AFL Record. Round 9, 2009. Slattery Publishing. pg 74.

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