Ever wondered who are the best kicks in the AFL? With the help of Champion Data, we’ve dug into the numbers to find the answers.
We’ve discovered your team’s best short and long kicks, kicks under pressure and in front of goal.
To determine the best kicks, we’re looking at Champion Data’s ‘Kick Rating’ which takes into account how often a player hits the target compared to the league average across the past 12 years. It’s based on the location of a kick, the pressure received on disposal, intention of kick and location of target.
Each category has the following qualifier:
Best short kick: Minimum 30 kicks
Best long kick: Minimum 25 kicks
Best kick under pressure: Minimum 15 kicks
Best kick for goal: Minimum 8 kicks
Best overall kicking efficiency: Minimum 30 kicks
Skip ahead to your team here:
Crows | Lions | Blues | Magpies | Bombers | Dockers | Cats | Suns | Giants | Hawks | Demons | Roos | Power | Tigers | Saints | Swans | Eagles | Bulldogs
Most kicks: Brodie Smith (311)
Best short kick: Tom Lynch (+11.1%)
Best long kick: Tom Doedee (+4.2%)
Best kick under pressure: Reilly O’Brien (+17.2%)