CHRISTIAN Petracca’s stellar 2020 campaign has drawn recognition on the AFL’s night of nights.
The 24-year-old placed equal-third in the Brownlow Medal, polling 20 votes alongside St Kilda’s Jack Steele in an event like never before.
With invited players scattered across six venues around the country, Brisbane star Lachie Neale was crowned the best and fairest player of the season, running away with 31 votes from just 17 games.
Port Adelaide midfielder Travis Boak was a deserving runner up (21 votes), with familiar names in Patrick Dangerfield, Dustin Martin, Jack Macrae and Luke Parker all featuring heavily in the count (15 votes).
But in a surprise to many, Demon duo Clayton Oliver (14 votes) and Max Gawn (13 votes) finished in the Top 11, rounding out impressive individual years.
Jack Viney was the fourth-best performer for Melbourne with six votes, while Steven May (four votes), Mitch Brown (two votes), Angus Brayshaw (one vote) and Bayley Fritsch (one vote) also had their names called out on Sunday night.