Herald Sun Player of the Year

The Herald Sun Player of the Year award is a media award for the Australian Football League (AFL) given by Melbourne newspaper the Herald Sun. It has been awarded annually since 1991 to the player who garners the most votes throughout the season, with a selected Herald Sun journalist awarding five votes to the player they judge to be the "best on ground", four votes to the second-best player, three votes to the third-best player, two votes to the fourth-best player and one vote for the fifth best player.

WinnersEdit

Year Player Club
1991 Jim Stynes Melbourne
1992 Scott Wynd [1] Footscray
1993 Greg Williams Carlton
1994 Greg Williams [2] Carlton
1995 Nicky Winmar [3] St Kilda
1996 Nathan Burke St Kilda
1997 Robert Harvey St Kilda
1998 Nathan Buckley Collingwood
1999 Shane Crawford [4] Hawthorn
2000 Anthony Koutoufides [5] Carlton
2001 Simon Black [6] Brisbane Lions
2002 Luke Darcy [7] Western Bulldogs
2003 Michael Voss Brisbane Lions
2004 Warren Tredrea Port Adelaide
2005 Ben Cousins [8] West Coast
2006 Adam Goodes Sydney
2007 Gary Ablett, Jr.[9] Geelong
2008 Brent Harvey[10] North Melbourne
2009 Dane Swan[11] Collingwood
2010 Dane Swan[12] Collingwood
2011 Sam Mitchell[13] Hawthorn
2012 Gary Ablett Jr.[14] Gold Coast
2013 Gary Ablett Jr.
Nat Fyfe[15]
Gold Coast
Fremantle
2014 Joel Selwood[16] Geelong
2015 Nat Fyfe[17] Fremantle
2016 Patrick Dangerfield[18] Geelong
2017 Dustin Martin[19] Richmond
2018 Brodie Grundy[20] Collingwood
2019 Marcus Bontempelli[21] Western Bulldogs

ReferencesEdit

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  5. ^ Herald Sun 7 August 2000 p.34
  6. ^ Herald Sun 3 September 2001 p.34
  7. ^ Herald Sun 2 September 2002 p.30
  8. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 7 May 2013. Retrieved 21 June 2011.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
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  10. ^ "Boomer takes the prize". Herald Sun. 4 September 2008. Retrieved 20 June 2011.
  11. ^ Edmund, Sam (31 August 2009). "Dean [sic] Swan takes top prize". Herald Sun. Retrieved 7 September 2009.
  12. ^ Evans, Heath (29 November 2010). "AFL Players Association MVP Awards". AFL Players' Association. Retrieved 20 June 2011.[permanent dead link]
  13. ^ Horan, Michael (5 September 2011). "Hawthorn's Sam Mitchell wins the Herald Sun award". Herald Sun. Retrieved 19 September 2011.
  14. ^ Paton, Al (3 September 2012). "Gary Ablett, Jobe Watson share SuperFooty Player Rater award". Herald Sun. Retrieved 22 September 2012.
  15. ^ "Gold Coast captain Gary Ablett and Fremantle star Nathan Fyfe join winners of the Herald Sun Player of the Year Award". Herald Sun. 1 July 2013. Retrieved 15 September 2013.
  16. ^ Herald Sun - Player Of The Year
  17. ^ Player of the Year: Nat Fyfe wins despite not polling in last 9 rounds
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  19. ^ Wood, Lauren (30 August 2017). "Alex Rance named All-Australian captain at full-back, Paddy Ryder wins ruck battle". Herald Sun. News Corp Australia. Retrieved 4 September 2017.
  20. ^ Herald Sun Sport [@heraldsunsport] (27 August 2018). "Collingwood ruckman Brodie Grundy has stormed home to win this year's @theheraldsun player of the year award" (Tweet). Retrieved 27 August 2018 – via Twitter.
  21. ^ SuperFooty (AFL) (27 August 2019). "2019 Coaches MVP Herald Sun Player of the Year Brownlow http://bit.ly/2zqhFJo pic.twitter.com/kvSzCwznJb". @superfooty. Retrieved 18 December 2019. External link in |title= (help)