David Myers (Australian footballer)

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David Myers
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Myers playing for Essendon in August 2018
Personal information
Full name David Myers
Date of birth (1989-06-30) 30 June 1989 (age 30)
Original team(s) Perth (WAFL)
Draft No. 6, 2007 national draft
Height 191 cm (6 ft 3 in)
Weight 89 kg (196 lb)
Position(s) Midfielder
Playing career1
YearsClubGames (Goals)
2008-2019 Essendon 122 (40)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2019.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

David Myers (born 30 June 1989) is a former professional Australian rules footballer who played for the Essendon Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL).

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AFL career

Myers is originally from Perth in the WAFL, he also attended Wesley College, Perth. [1]

He was drafted with the 6th overall selection in the 2007 national draft by Essendon.

Myers, along with 33 other Essendon players, was found guilty of using a banned performance enhancing substance, thymosin beta-4, as part of Essendon's sports supplements program during the 2012 season. He and his team-mates were initially found not guilty in March 2015 by the AFL Anti-Doping Tribunal, [2] but a guilty verdict was returned in January 2016 after an appeal by the World Anti-Doping Agency. He was suspended for two years which, with backdating, ended in November 2016; as a result, he served approximately fourteen months of his suspension and missed the entire 2016 AFL season. [3] The suspension lead to speculation that Myers would exercise his rights as an unrestricted free agent and leave Essendon, but during the year he signed a three year contract to remain with Essendon until the end of the 2019 season. Myers announced his retirement at the end of the 2019 season with an open letter to the fans.

Statistics

Statistics are correct to end of the 2015 season. [4] [5]
Legend
 G  Goals  B  Behinds  K  Kicks  H  Handballs  D  Disposals  M  Marks  T  Tackles
SeasonTeamNo.Games G B K H D M T G B K H D M T
TotalsAverages (per game)
2008 Essendon 23810773911629240.10.09.64.914.53.63.0
2009 Essendon 236133729661980.20.56.24.811.03.21.3
2010 Essendon 23833716213327240.40.48.97.816.63.43.0
2011 Essendon 23142415511126656310.10.311.17.919.04.02.2
2012 Essendon 239441025415632180.40.411.36.017.33.62.0
2013 Essendon 2320101022014736786680.50.511.07.418.44.33.4
2014 Essendon 23185720916837764750.30.411.69.320.93.64.2
2015 Essendon 2320015823500.00.07.54.011.52.50.0
2016 Essendon 23000000000.00.000000.0
2017 Essendon 23153612914727641390.20.48.69.818.42.72.6
2018 Essendon 231610518214732953610.60.311.49.220.63.33.8
2019 Essendon 2361245489312170.20.37.58.015.52.02.8
Career1224044124296022024243650.30.410.27.918.03.53.0

Did not play in 2016 as he was one of the seventeen still-active AFL players who missed the 2016 season as a result of the Essendon Football Club supplements saga investigation.

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References

  1. "News | Footage of Myers in action on Bomber.tv | Essendon Football Club Official Website". Archived from the original on 29 November 2007. Retrieved 21 December 2007.
  2. Twomey, Callum (31 March 2015). "Thirty-four present and former Bombers cleared of all drug charges". AFL.com.au. Retrieved 31 March 2015.
  3. Travis King (12 January 2016). "Guilty: court bans the Essendon 34 for 2016". Australian Football League. Retrieved 12 January 2016.
  4. "David Myers statistics". AFL Tables. Retrieved 20 April 2016.
  5. "David Myers of the Essendon Bombers Career AFL Stats" . Retrieved 25 September 2012.