Elliot Yeo
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89 kg
Junior club
East Fremantle/Booragoon JFC
Traded from Brisbane at the end of the 2013 season for pick 28 (Lewis Taylor)
Round 1 2014 vs Western Bulldogs
(217th Eagles player)
Premiership medal (2018)
John Worsfold Medal (2017, 2018)
All-Australian (2017, 2019)
B&F Top 10
4 (2015, 2017, 2018, 2019)
Best Finish
1st (2017, 2018)
Other clubs
East Fremantle (WAFL) 2011
Brisbane (AFL) 2012-2013
East Perth (WAFL) 2014-

A tall powerful midfielder, Elliot Yeo spent two years at Brisbane and showed huge promise playing off a half-bank flank before seeking a trade home.

Brisbane career[edit | edit source]

Originally from Booragoon in Perth's southern suburbs, Yeo was a second-round pick for Brisbane in the 2011 national draft after playing state under-18s and for East Fremantle's colts side.

He broke into the Lions' senior side midway through his first season and played 27 games in two seasons. Like a number of his young Brisbane teammates, he requested a trade back to his home State at the end of 2013.

West Coast career[edit | edit source]

West Coast sent its second rounder to Brisbane in return for Yeo (having acquired a slightly later second-rounder from Collingwood). He was given the number 6 jumper vacated by Mark Nicoski. The ex-Lion showed great promise in his first year in gold and blue before breaking a hand mid-season. Used in defence initially, Yeo was shifted into the middle and impressed as a big-bodied midfielder, never more so than in Launceston against the Hawks when he recorded 23 possessions and 7 clearances.

Yeo was thrown all over the ground in 2015, often being asked to pinch-hit against bigger opponents in the backline, particularly early in the year. He was at his most dangerous when used as an explosive midfielder, particularly against Gold Coast when he recorded career highs in disposals (29) and goals (4).

Used in the midfield and as a strong-marking forward in 2016, his form was patchy for much of the year, particularly away from home and towards the tail-end of the season. Yeo kicked 16 goals for the year but only one from his last six games.

He had a breakout year in 2017, winning the John Worsfold Medal and being named All-Australian for the first time. Generally used to best effect as a rebounding defender, Yeo also had stints in the midfield, particularly during the second half of the season. Used as a permanent midfielder during 2018, Yeo had another sensational campaign and was again named in the extended All-Australian squad. Although he was unlucky to miss out on selection in the final side, he went back-to-back in the Worsfold Medal and was an important part of the club's premiership team.

Yeo continued to carry a huge midfield load in 2019, and earned his second All-Australian selection, narrowly missing out on a third-straight Best and Fairest when he finished runner-up to Luke Shuey. He led the league in tackles, recording double-figure tackles on six occasions including a remarkable fortnight in which he totalled 31 tackles against Adelaide and Melbourne. Unfortunately he struggled through 2020, showing just glimpses of his best before being forced out of the side with the cursed osteitis pubis, and was eventually ruled out for the season on the eve of finals.

Stats[edit | edit source]

2014 13 2 3 110 54 84 194 44 32 EP 0
2015 24 18 10 229 120 181 410 82 48 0
2016 20 16 17 207 83 126 333 99 48 0
2017 23 8 7 345 161 187 532 76 51 0
2018 25 14 15 390 129 225 615 167 108 0
2019 23 11 12 323 84 223 546 168 144 WCE 0
2020 10 0 1 107 22 85 192 56 61 N/A
Tot 138 69 65 1711 653 1111 2822 682 492
Avg 0.5 12.4 4.7 8.1 20.4 4.9 3.6

Tribunal record[edit | edit source]

Year Rd Charge Outcome
2015 8 Striking J.Webster (StK) Accepted 1-week suspension
2016 9 Engaging in melee Accepted $1,000 fine
2019 9 Misconduct against J.Harmes (Mel) Accepted $1,000 fine
2020 8 Striking R.Wills (Col) Tribunal overturned 1-week suspension

References[edit | edit source]




News: Yeo traded to Eagles

News: Four Eagles to debut

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