A WIN OVER North Melbourne in Round 11 has seen six Demons poll in the AFLCA Champion Player of the Year award.
Midfielder Christian Petracca was the best player on the ground according to the coaches, with his efforts at Adelaide Oval earning him a perfect 10 votes.
In another standout performance, the 24-year-old finished with 29 disposals, 17 of which were contested, 12 score involvements and a goal in his side’s 57-point win.
He also managed six intercepts and a game-high 521 metres gained.
Clayton Oliver was the next best for Melbourne, receiving eight votes for his 31-disposal display on Sunday night.
The midfielder, who was awarded 10 votes in Round 10, kicked a goal, while recording eight inside-50s and seven scoring involvements.
Angus Brayshaw was also recognised for this performance in the middle (six votes), while Jake Lever (four votes), Ed Langdon (one vote) and Sam Weideman (one vote) rounded out the top performers.
Petracca remains in second position on the interim leaderboard with 50 votes, while Brisbane’s Lachie Neale sits atop (72 votes). The leaderboard is currently being updated following each day’s matches.
Votes: Melbourne v North Melbourne
10 – Christian Petracca (MELB)
8 – Clayton Oliver (MELB)
6 – Angus Brayshaw (MELB)
4 – Jake Lever (MELB)
1 – Ed Langdon (MELB)
1 – Sam Weideman (MELB)