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Gary Ayres Award (Best Finals Player)

The Gary Ayres Award is presented in recognition of the player who has been adjudged as the best player throughout the AFL Finals series, as voted by the Coaches on a weekly basis throughout the duration of the AFL Finals Series. Votes for the Gary Ayres Award are issued after every game of the AFL Finals series by the competing coaches, with each coach providing their 5-4-3-2-1 for the match.

ABOUT GARY AYRES

Gary Ayres was a member of 5 Hawthorn premiership teams – 1983, 1986, 1988, 1989, and 1991 and is a two time Norm Smith Medallist, adjudged best on ground in 1986 and 1988.

Ayres coached 223 AFL games between 1995 and 2004: 116 with Geelong and 107 with Adelaide.

2018 2019

Semi Finals

Votes by Match

Fri, September 13
Geelong Cats
vs
West Coast Eagles
Votes
Player (Club)
10
Joel Selwood (GEEL)
6
Tom Hawkins (GEEL)
4
Jake Kolodjashnij (GEEL)
4
Cameron Guthrie (GEEL)
3
Esava Ratugolea (GEEL)
2
Andrew Gaff (WCE)
1
Luke Shuey (WCE)
Sat, September 14
Brisbane Lions
vs
GWS Giants
Votes
Player (Club)
10
Stefan Martin (BL)
8
Toby Greene (GWS)
5
Daniel Rich (BL)
4
Phil Davis (GWS)
3
Jeremy Cameron (GWS)

Leaderboard

Leaderboard

Votes Player Club
10 Jamie Cripps WCE
10 Toby Greene GWS
10 Stefan Martin BL
10 Joel Selwood GEEL
10 Tim Taranto GWS
9 Shane Edwards RICH
9 Dustin Martin RICH
9 Luke Shuey WCE
7 Patrick Dangerfield GEEL
7 Jacob Hopper GWS
6 Tom Hawkins GEEL
5 Jeremy Howe COLL
5 Scott Pendlebury COLL
5 Daniel Rich BL
4 Taylor Adams COLL
4 Phil Davis GWS
4 Dylan Grimes RICH
4 Cameron Guthrie GEEL
4 Jake Kolodjashnij GEEL
4 Nic Naitanui WCE