Malcolm Blight Medal

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The Malcolm Blight Medal is a post-season award given to the best and fairest player for the Adelaide Football Club. The medal was first awarded in 1991, and later named after former Adelaide Crows coach Malcolm Blight. The voting system as of the 2017 AFL season, consists of five coaches giving each player a ranking from zero to four after each match. Players can receive a maximum of 20 votes for a game. [1]

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Recipients

^Denotes current player
+Player won Brownlow Medal in same season
SeasonRecipient(s)Runner upRef.
1991 Mark Mickan Tony McGuinness [2]
1992 Chris McDermott Tony McGuinness [3]
1993 Tony McGuinness Mark Bickley [4]
1994 Shaun Rehn Tony McGuinness [5]
1995 Matthew Connell Andrew Jarman [4]
1996 Matthew Liptak Nigel Smart [6]
1997 Andrew McLeod Darren Jarman [7]
1998 Mark Ricciuto Nigel Smart [8]
1999 Ben Hart Andrew McLeod [9]
2000 Simon Goodwin Andrew McLeod [10]
2001 Andrew McLeod (2) Mark Stevens [7]
2002 Ben Hart (2) Tyson Edwards [11]
2003 Mark Ricciuto + (2) Tyson Edwards [12]
2004 Mark Ricciuto (3) Tyson Stenglein [8]
2005 Simon Goodwin (2) Nathan Bassett [10]
2006 Simon Goodwin (3) Tyson Edwards [13]
2007 Andrew McLeod (3) Simon Goodwin [14]
2008 Nathan Bock Simon Goodwin [15]
2009 Bernie Vince Jason Porplyzia [16]
2010 Richard Douglas Scott Thompson [17]
2011 Scott Thompson Nathan van Berlo [18]
2012 Scott Thompson (2) Patrick Dangerfield [19]
2013 Rory Sloane ^ Richard Douglas [20]
2014 Daniel Talia ^ Rory Sloane ^ [21]
2015 Patrick Dangerfield Rory Laird ^ [22]
2016 Rory Sloane ^ (2) Eddie Betts [23]
2017 Matt Crouch ^ Rory Sloane ^ [24]
2018 Rory Laird ^ Matt Crouch ^ [25]
2019 Brad Crouch ^ Rory Sloane ^ [26]
2020 Reilly O'Brien ^ Rory Laird ^ [27]

Multiple winners

^Denotes current player
PlayerMedalsSeasons
Simon Goodwin 32000, 2005, 2006
Andrew McLeod 31997, 2001, 2007
Mark Ricciuto 31998, 2003, 2004
Ben Hart 21999, 2002
Rory Sloane ^22013, 2016
Scott Thompson 22011, 2012

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