That's a wrap for the 2020 Brownlow medal count. He's up to outright second (17 votes). That's good going in a regular season. Lachie Neale is the 2020 Brownlow Medal winner. @CollingwoodFC's Josh Daicos has won Goal of the Year!#Brownlow pic.twitter.com/K5lEY9iXOr, Christian Petracca (Melbourne) â 20 votes, Jack Macrae (Western Bulldogs) - 15 votes, © 2020, SEN All Rights NO votes for Neale .... it's OK, that was expected. Before the count, 25 votes was considered a strong return for Neale. Reserved. @CarltonFC's Sam Walsh wins Mark of the Year!#Brownlow pic.twitter.com/YifhAZSQy2, . Due to COVID-19, there was no red carpet nor the lavish ceremony at Crown which is usually associated with one of the gameâs most prestigious nights. "To our players, this award is really for the club and the playing group," he said. Lachie Neale credited the Lions for putting him in the frame to win the 2020 Brownlow medal. Neale spoke so well at the podium (after he had to put the medal around his own neck!) That's so nice to hear. THREE votes to Neale! The Brisbane Lions' Lachie Neale has won the 2020 Brownlow Medal in a bittersweet result after his … This year's winner, Brisbane's Lachie Neale, wasn't a surprise but the manner of his victory was eye-catching. No big surprises among the top four, including second-placed Travis Boak and equal third-placed finishers Christian Petracca and Jack Steele. Read more from. Neale's 'daylight-to-second victory' is a comparable effort with Dustin Martin in 2017, who won the Brownlow with a record 36 votes. . He wins the Brownlow ... up to 28 votes. Plainly, the umpires love him! Tough for Neale to poll. (AAP: Darren England)Mr Tidy said the club had been lucky with its juniors, with five junior colt premierships in … 2020 didn't stop the glamour. Pared-back perfection ... Bella Beischer at the Brownlow function in Brisbane.Credit:Getty Images. More than 30 votes is quite remarkable in an 18-round season. Richmond's Bachar Houli won the year's Jim Stynes Community Leadership Award. The Brisbane Lions midfielder took … Lachie Neale of the Lions poses with the Brownlow medal Credit:Getty Images. For Neale to tally 31 votes (polling in 11 matches no less) in a shortened season is remarkable. Neale had 24 disposals, five marks, three tackles and two goals in Brisbaneâs 40-point Preliminary Final loss to Geelong on Saturday night. That's unsurprising for a footballer who plays under the noses of the on-field officials. In what was a runaway victory, Neale finished ahead of Port Adelaide's Travis Boak and Melbourne's Christian Petracca. ", He wins with an astonishing 31-vote return, 10 votes ahead of second-placed Boak, 31 Neale21 Boak20 Petracca20 Steele15 Macrae15 Parker15 Dangerfield15 Martin, Three votes to Boak, up to 21 votes, seven votes behind winner Neale, 28 Neale21 Boak18 Steele17 Petracca15 Macrae15 Parker. Determined by votes cast by the officiating umpires after each game, it is considered the highest honour for individual players in the AFL. Neale becomes Brisbane's first Brownlow Medal winner since Simon Black took out the award in 2002, while heâs the club fourth different winner. Fyfe polled in six games, but failed to earn a single best-on-ground performance, narrowly managing … From here, I quite like that top three for the final three, 25 Lachie Neale16 Travis Boak15 Jack Steele14 Christian Petracca13 Jack Macrae12 Cam Guthrie, At it happened: Lion King Neale surges to dominant Brownlow win, Lachie Neale of the Lions poses with the Brownlow medal. But COVID-19 restrictions and last-minute invitations didn't stop the partners of some of the league's most fancied medal hopes from bringing a touch of glamour to the end of what has been a truly historic season. The 27-year-old played every game for the Lions this year, averaging just under 27 touches and four marks. His medal was never under threat. Votes to Boak and Steele here, so race is on for second! This year's winner, Lachie Neale.Credit:Getty Images. 31 - Lachie Neale (Brisbane)21 - Travis Boak (Port Adelaide)20 - Christian Petracca (Melbourne)20 - Jack Steele (St Kilda)15 - Patrick Dangerfield (Geelong)15 - Dustin Martin (Richmond)15 - Jack Macrae (Western Bulldogs)15 - Luke Parker (Sydney)14 - Cam Guthrie (Geelong)14 - Clayton Oliver (Melbourne). Normally one of the country's biggest fashion nights of the year, the Brownlow, like many aspects of life this year, took on a more improvised feel on Sunday. This year's winner, Brisbane's Lachie Neale , wasn't a surprise but the manner of his victory was eye-catching. Brisbane Lions had the bye. But with three rounds to come, Neale is effectively paying $1.00000001 to win. Some of the best fun for viewers and AFL players alike is seeing who polls best at each club — from the wooden spooners to the premiers. Lachie Neale has been crowned the 2020 Brownlow Medal winner after a remote ceremony held at six different locations across the country. ", “You have to be in a pretty successful side and win a lot of games to achieve this. Brisbane midfielder Lachie Neale has been crowned the 2020 Brownlow Medalist, winning the award by 10 votes. Lachie Neale holds up the coveted Brownlow Medal. Thanks for joining the live blog. He won the most prestigious AFL individual award by 10 votes. “Without them I definitely wouldn’t have this medal. and later at his media conference about the support of his teammates and how he's so grateful to play in the AFL. And, yes, that vote return would have won too. But Neale managed that feat in a shortened, 17-match season. The 27-year-old played every game for the Lions this year, averaging just under 27 touches and four marks. Izak Rankine earned a Brownlow vote on debut for Gold Coast in Round 6, while Matt Rowell notched up nine votes in four rounds before his season-ending shoulder injury. In other awards given out on Sunday night, Sam Walsh won Mark of the Year, while Josh Daicos won Goal of the Year for his effort against Sydney in Round 10. He's such a humble winner, too. The Brownlow Medal (formally the Charles Brownlow Trophy) is an individual award given to the player judged fairest and best in the Australian Football League (AFL) during the regular season. Neale becomes Brisbane's first Brownlow Medal winner since Simon Black took out the award in 2002, while he’s the club fourth different winner. Pared-back perfection ... Bella Beischer at the Brownlow function in Brisbane. It was his ability to secure the maximum three votes so often that ensured his victory. It’s not all about the winner on Brownlow Medal night. But Boak and Steele have made solid moves. Last year's Brownlow Medal winner Nat Fyfe finished 23 votes off his 2019 count, but still managed to top Fremantle's leaderboard on Sunday night. Photograph: Darren England/AAP With a Brownlow medal hanging around his … 25 Neale17 Petracca16 Boak16 Steele13 Gawn13 Merrett*13 Guthrie13 Macrae13 Parker. 3 votes to Christian Petracca here. Aside from an early challenge from Gold Coast youngster Matt Rowell (a startling four-round return before he was injured), Neale basically wasn't headed and polled top votes in an astonishing 10 matches. Brownlow Medal betting tips: Best bets for every club Jamie Tate, Chris Cavanagh, Simeon Thomas-Wilson and Nick Smart , News Corp Australia Sports Newsroom October 14, 2020 11:00am Not much movement at the top of the leaderboard here. Rather, this yearâs count was held virtually, with players scattered around the country taking part via video link. Thanks for joining the live blog. That's a wrap for the 2020 Brownlow medal count.