David Mundy (born 20 July 1985) is an Australian rules footballer who plays for the Fremantle Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL). He plays as a half back flanker or midfielder and began his football career at Murray Bushrangers in the TAC Cup. He was the captain of Fremantle during the 2016 season.
Mundy playing his 300th game in April 2019
|Full name||David Mundy|
|Date of birth||20 July 1985|
|Place of birth||Seymour, Victoria|
|Original team(s)||Murray Bushrangers (TAC Cup)|
|Draft||No. 19, 2003 national draft|
30 April 2005, Fremantle|
vs. Melbourne, at MCG
|Height||193 cm (6 ft 4 in)|
|Weight||94 kg (207 lb)|
|International team honours|
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2020.
2 State and international statistics correct as of 2006.
|Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com|
Mundy was drafted by Fremantle at selection 19 at the 2003 AFL Draft. This selection was traded to Fremantle by the Western Bulldogs in return for Steven Koops. Upon moving to WA in 2004 he was allocated to the Subiaco Football Club in the West Australian Football League (WAFL).
He spent the entire 2004 season playing with Subiaco and was a part of their premiership team. Impressive WAFL form continued into 2005 and he was selected by Fremantle to make his AFL debut at the MCG against Melbourne in Round 6. His poise and composure in defence saw Mundy maintain his position in the side for all 17 remaining games for the season. In round 14 he was recognised by the AFL by being nominated for the AFL Rising Star award. In the final voting, he came 3rd behind Brett Deledio and Ryan Griffen with 15 votes. He also was awarded the 2005 Beacon Award as the best young talent on the Fremantle list.
Mundy started the 2008 season in good form, and was shifted to a midfield role late in the season in order to use his kicking ability. In 2009, he played his 100th game and was only the eighth player in league history to play them consecutively from debut. He played 124 consecutive games from his debut until he was a late withdrawal due to stomach cramps before the Round 17, 2010 match against the Western Bulldogs.
2010 was his best season to date, and he was recognised by being named in the 40-man squad for the 2010 All-Australian team and also won the Doig Medal as Fremantle's best player for the year. At the end of the 2010 season, there was much speculation that Mundy would not renew his contract with Fremantle and would instead either return to play in Melbourne, or be recruited by the new Gold Coast Football Club. However, he rejected all other offers and re-signed with Fremantle in September 2010 for an additional four years. He then later re-signed at the end of 2014 for another 3 years. He extended his contract for a further year early in the 2017 season.
A highlight in 2015 was during the Round 17 clash with Richmond Football Club at the MCG. In the final minutes of the game, a Richmond kick out after a Fremantle behind was marked by Garrick Ibbotson who passed to Mundy approximately 45 metres out from goal. Mundy kicked a goal with 40 seconds left, leading Fremantle to a 4-point victory. He would repeat a very similar play again against Richmond at the MCG in 2017, when he marked the ball 25m out from goal with 11 seconds remaining in the game. He kicked the goal after the siren and gave Fremantle the win by 2 points.
- Statistics are correct to the end of the 2019 season 
|Season||Team||No.||Games||Totals||Averages (per game)|
- Schmook, Nathan (14 February 2009) Midfield role for Mundy as Freo finds a leader Archived 16 February 2009 at the Wayback Machine
- Milestone fair reward for Docker Mundy
- Denham, Greg (29 July 2010). "Tarrant to make derby return". The Australian. Archived from the original on 19 September 2012.
- All-Australian team to have up to 17 first-time players
- It's David's Doig Archived 14 February 2011 at the Wayback Machine
- David Mundy counts down to big call
- "Mundy signs with Fremantle". Archived from the original on 23 September 2010.
- Bowen, Nick (1 July 2014). "David Mundy a Docker for life after signing new deal".
- Miller, Dale (26 April 2017). "Star veteran extends time at Freo". PerthNow. Retrieved 18 September 2017.
- Gleeson, Michael (14 May 2017). "Richmond Tigers lose to Fremantle Dockers with after-the-siren goal from David Mundy". The Age. Retrieved 18 September 2017.
- Waterworth, Ben (15 February 2017). "Garry Lyon surprised Fremantle chose Nat Fyfe over David Mundy as skipper after just one year". Fox Sports. Retrieved 24 March 2020.
- Little, Craig (29 April 2019). "David Mundy leads Fremantle Dockers to glory in 300th AFL game". The Guardian. Retrieved 24 March 2020.
- David Mundy's player profile at AFL Tables
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