The AFL club champions 2017

Some notes about the 2017 best and fairest and fairest and best…

DustyFreesmall

Dustin Martin Richmond best & fairest.

  • Seven club champions have played for another AFL club: Gary Ablett, Patrick Dangerfield, Shaun Higgins, Bradley Hill, Tom Mitchell, Paddy Ryder and Elliot Yeo.
  • Of the 181 players listed below in the top 10 of their clubs (Brisbane had a dead-heat for 10th) 58 have played for at least one other AFL club. Collingwood and Geelong has done best with their imports with five of the top 10 coming from other clubs followed by Carlton, GWS, Hawthorn, Melbourne with four; Adelaide, Brisbane, Fremantle, Gold Coast, Port Adelaide, Richmond, St Kilda, West Coast (three); Essendon, North Melbourne, Sydney, Western Bulldogs (two).
  • Hawthorn is the best club from which to get players – by pinching them or receiving them as donations. Eight former Hawks finished in the top 10 of voting at other clubs in 2017. Carlton provided seven; Adelaide, GWS, Western Bulldogs (five); Brisbane, Essendon, Gold Coast (four); Collingwood, Geelong, Melbourne, St Kilda (three); Essendon, Fremantle, Sydney (two); Port Adelaide, West Coast (one) while no former North Melbourne or Richmond players had top 10 success at other clubs in 2017.
  • The only captain not to finish in his club’s top 10 was Bob Murphy. The only captain to win was Marc Murphy.

Adelaide

Malcolm Blight Medal

1   Matt Crouch

2   Rory Sloane

3   Rory Laird

4   Sam Jacobs

5   Richard Douglas

6   Taylor Walker

7   Tom Lynch

8   Brad Crouch

9   Brodie Smith

10 Eddie Betts

Brisbane

Merrett-Murray Medal

1   Dayne Zorko

2   Dayne Beams

3   Tom Rockliff

4   Stefan Martin

5   Sam Mayes

6   Daniel Rich

7   Lewis Taylor

8   Harris Andrews

9   Ryan Lester

10 Darcy Gardiner & Eric Hipwood

Carlton

John Nicholls Medal

1   Marc Murphy

2   Sam Docherty

3   Matthew Kreuzer

4   Bryce Gibbs

5   Kade Simpson

6   Matthew Wright 

7   Lachie Plowman

8   Patrick Cripps

9   Liam Jones

10 Charlie Curnow

Collingwood

EW Copeland Trophy

1   Steele Sidebottom

2   Taylor Adams

3   Adam Treloar

4   Jeremy Howe

5   Brodie Grundy

6   Scott Pendlebury

7   Jack Crisp

8   Brayden Maynard

9   Jamie Elliott

10 Will Hoskin-Elliott

Essendon

Crichton Medal
1   Joe Daniher
2   Brendon Goddard
3   Dyson Heppell
4   Zach Merrett
5   David Zaharakis
6   Michael Hurley
7   Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti
8   Orazio Fantasia
9   Cale Hooker
10  James Kelly

Fremantle

Doig Medal

1   Bradley Hill

2   Lachie Neale
3   Nat Fyfe
4   David Mundy
5   Michael Walters
6   Joel Hamling
7   Michael Johnson
8   Connor Blakely
9   Stephen Hill
10 Shane Kersten

Geelong

Carji Greeves Medal

1   Patrick Dangerfield 

2   Mitch Duncan

3   Zach Tuohy

4   Joel Selwood

5   Tom Stewart

6   Sam Menegola 

7   Lachie Henderson 

8   Zac Smith 

9   Jed Bews 

10 Harry Taylor

Gold Coast

Club Champion Award

1   Gary Ablett

2   David Swallow

3   Jack Martin

4   Tom Lynch

5   Aaron Hall

6   Jarryd Lyons

7   Jarrod Harbrow

8   Touk Miller

9   Steven May

10 Adam Saad

Greater Western Sydney

Kevin Sheedy Medal

 1  Josh Kelly 

2   Callan Ward

3   Phil Davis

4   Dylan Shiel

5   Tom Scully 

6   Zac Williams 

7   Jeremy Cameron 

8   Toby Greene 

9   Heath Shaw

10  Lachie Whitfield

Hawthorn

Peter Crimmins Medal

1   Tom Mitchell

2   Ben McEvoy

3   Luke Hodge

4   Ryan Burton

5   Isaac Smith

6   Jarryd Roughead

7   Jack Gunston

7   James Sicily

9   Shaun Burgoyne

10 Liam Shiels

Melbourne

Keith ‘Bluey’ Truscott Trophy

1   Clayton Oliver

2   Jack Viney

3   Nathan Jones and Jordan Lewis

5   Neville Jetta

6   Michael Hibberd

7   Christian Petracca

8   Jeff Garlett

9   Tom McDonald

10 Dom Tyson

 

North Melbourne

Syd Barker Medal

1   Shaun Higgins               

2   Ben Cunnington

3   Ben Brown

4   Robbie Tarrant

5   Luke McDonald

6   Jack Ziebell                    

7   Sam Gibson                      

8   Taylor Garner             

9   Scott Thompson        

10 Shaun Atley                    

Port Adelaide

John Cahill Medal

1   Paddy Ryder 

2   Charlie Dixon

3    Tom Jonas

4    Robbie Gray

5    Brad Ebert

6    Ollie Wines

7    Sam Gray

8    Chad Wingard

9    Travis Boak

10  Justin Westhoff

 

Richmond

Jack Dyer Medal

1   Dustin Martin

2   Alex Rance

3   Kane Lambert

4   Trent Cotchin

5   Dylan Grimes

6   Shaun Grigg

7   Jack Riewoldt

8   Bachar Houli & Dan Butler

10 Dion Prestia

St Kilda

Trevor Barker Award

1  Sebastian Ross

2  Dylan Roberton

3  Jarryn Geary

4  Jake Carlisle

5  Jack Billings

6  Jack Steven

7  Jimmy Webster

8  Jack Newnes

9  Jade Gresham

10 Nathan Brown

Sydney

Bob Skilton Medal

1   Luke Parker
2   Lance Franklin
3   Jake Lloyd
4   Josh Kennedy
5   George Hewett
6   Heath Grundy
7   Tom Papley
8   Dan Hannebery
9   Zak Jones
10 Isaac Heeney

West Coast

John Worsfold Medal

  1. Elliot Yeo
  2. Jeremy McGovern
  3. Luke Shuey
  4. Shannon Hurn
  5. Josh Kennedy
  6. Andrew Gaff
  7. Jack Darling
  8. Sam Mitchell
  9. Matt Priddis
  10. Brad Shepherd

Western Bulldogs

Charles Sutton Medal

1   Marcus Bontempelli

2   Jason Johannisen

3   Jack Macrae

4   Easton Wood

5   Caleb Daniel

6   Lachie Hunter

7   Matt Suckling

8   Zaine Cordy

9   Shane Biggs

10 Liam Picken

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