Deledio’s elite status

AFL 2014 Rd 02 - Richmond v CarltonRichmond star Brett Deledio’s name appears on an exclusive list of AFL players after 14 rounds of the 2016 season.

Deledio is one of just 11 players in the competition averaging more than 20 disposals and a goal a game (minimum of five games played).

The 29-year-old veteran of 240 games with the Tigers has an average of 22.9 disposals and 1.1 goals in eight appearances this season, following his delayed start because of a quadriceps injury.

The full list of these elite league performers (in surname alphabetical order) is:

Marcus Bontempelli (Western Bulldogs): 13 games, 23.8 disposals, 1.0 goals

Josh Caddy (Geelong): 13 games, 21.5 disposals, 1.0 goals

Brett Deledio (Richmond): 8 games, 22.9 disposals, 1.1 goals

Nathan Fyfe (Fremantle): 5 games, 23.4 disposals, 1.8 goals

Robbie Gray (Port Adelaide): 26.0 disposals, 1.0 goals

Toby Greene (Greater Western Sydney): 22.0 disposals, 2.2 goals

Tom Lynch (Adelaide): 20.7 disposals, 1.8 goals

Nick Riewoldt (St Kilda): 20.8 disposals, 1.8 goals

Tom Scully (Greater Western Sydney): 23.9 disposals, 1.1 goals

Matthew Wright (Carlton): 20.6 disposals, 1.0 goals

Dayne Zorko (Brisbane): 24.4 disposals, 1.2 goals