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Joe Daniher



Date of Birth





Nigel Carmody



Recruited from: Calder Cannons/Aberfeldie

Selection 10 (Father-Son), 2012 NAB AFL Draft

Career Highlights and Awards

  • Essendon Best & Fairest Runner-up 2016
  • Club Leading Goalkicker 2015


Touted as one of the best to come through the TAC Cup system, Daniher was taken by Essendon with pick 10 in the 2012 NAB AFL Draft under the Father-Son rule.

The AIS-AFL Academy and Calder Cannons product has a touch of versatility, being able to play as key forward and also in the ruck. The 201 centimetre Daniher represented Vic Metro in the 2012 NAB AFL Under 18 Championships, kicking four goals in the title decider against Western Australia.

After strong early season form in the VFL, Daniher earned a long awaited debut against Carlton in Round 11, 2013. With the best of his five AFL games coming the following week with a three goal haul against the Gold Coast Suns.

Daniher saved the best for last in 2014, kicking four goals against North Melbourne in the Elimination Final at the MCG.

He carried this form in to 2015 with a career-best six goals against Brisbane in Round 8 en route to a team high 34 majors for the season.

Under new coach John Worsfold, Daniher kicked 43 goals in 2016 despite the Bombers’ last place finish, producing a couple of Mark of The Year contenders along the way. After finishing second in the club’s Best and Fairest, Daniher can continue his climb to establish himself as one of the game’s premier forwards in 2017.

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