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 named after former Adelaide Crows coach, Malcolm Blight, and was first awarded in 1991. 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]

Recipients[edit]

^ Denotes current player
+ Player won Brownlow Medal in same season
Season Recipient(s) Runner up Ref.
1991 Mickan, MarkMark Mickan McGuinness, TonyTony McGuinness [2]
1992 McDermott, ChrisChris McDermott McGuinness, TonyTony McGuinness [3]
1993 McGuinness, TonyTony McGuinness Bickley, MarkMark Bickley [4]
1994 Rehn, ShaunShaun Rehn McGuinness, TonyTony McGuinness [5]
1995 Connell, MatthewMatthew Connell Jarman, AndrewAndrew Jarman [4]
1996 Liptak, MatthewMatthew Liptak Smart, NigelNigel Smart [6]
1997 McLeod, AndrewAndrew McLeod Jarman, DarrenDarren Jarman [7]
1998 Ricciuto, MarkMark Ricciuto Smart, NigelNigel Smart [8]
1999 Hart, BenBen Hart McLeod, AndrewAndrew McLeod [9]
2000 Goodwin, SimonSimon Goodwin McLeod, AndrewAndrew McLeod [10]
2001 McLeod, AndrewAndrew McLeod (2) Stevens, MarkMark Stevens [7]
2002 Hart, BenBen Hart (2) Edwards, TysonTyson Edwards [11]
2003 Ricciuto, MarkMark Ricciuto+ (2) Edwards, TysonTyson Edwards [12]
2004 Ricciuto, MarkMark Ricciuto (3) Stenglein, TysonTyson Stenglein [8]
2005 Goodwin, SimonSimon Goodwin (2) Bassett, NathanNathan Bassett [10]
2006 Goodwin, SimonSimon Goodwin (3) Edwards, TysonTyson Edwards [13]
2007 McLeod, AndrewAndrew McLeod (3) Goodwin, SimonSimon Goodwin [14]
2008 Bock, NathanNathan Bock Goodwin, SimonSimon Goodwin [15]
2009 Vince, BernieBernie Vince Porplyzia, JasonJason Porplyzia [16]
2010 Douglas, RichardRichard Douglas^ Thompson, ScottScott Thompson [17]
2011 Thompson, ScottScott Thompson van Berlo, NathanNathan van Berlo [18]
2012 Thompson, ScottScott Thompson (2) Dangerfield, PatrickPatrick Dangerfield [19]
2013 Sloane, RoryRory Sloane^ Douglas, RichardRichard Douglas^ [20]
2014 Talia, DanielDaniel Talia^ Sloane, RoryRory Sloane^ [21]
2015 Dangerfield, PatrickPatrick Dangerfield Laird, RoryRory Laird^ [22]
2016 Sloane, RoryRory Sloane^ (2) Betts, EddieEddie Betts^ [23]
2017 Crouch, MattMatt Crouch^ Sloane, RoryRory Sloane^ [24]

Multiple winners[edit]

^ Denotes current player
Player Medals Seasons
Goodwin, SimonSimon Goodwin 3 2000, 2005, 2006
McLeod, AndrewAndrew McLeod 3 1997, 2001, 2007
Ricciuto, MarkMark Ricciuto 3 1998, 2003, 2004
Hart, BenBen Hart 2 1999, 2002
Sloane, RoryRory Sloane^ 2 2013, 2016
Thompson, ScottScott Thompson 2 2011, 2012

References[edit]

General
Specific
  1. ^ "AFL Best and Fairest winners 2017: Who won your team’s club champion award?". Fox Sports Australia. News Corp Australia. 3 September 2017. Retrieved 3 September 2017. 
  2. ^ Capel, Andrew (23 June 2011). "‘Blindsided' Mickan to stay in footy". The Advertiser. News Corp Australia. Retrieved 8 October 2016. 
  3. ^ Morgan, Kym (2 June 2015). "Chris McDermott urges Crows to draft more local talent". The Advertiser. News Corp Australia. Retrieved 8 October 2016. 
  4. ^ a b Rucci, Michelangelo (14 October 2014). "Adelaide Football Club’s greatest team of its first 25 AFL seasons". The Advertiser. News Corp Australia. Retrieved 8 October 2016. 
  5. ^ Hanlon, Peter (29 August 2002). "Grateful Rehn calls it a day". The Age. Fairfax Media. Retrieved 8 October 2016. 
  6. ^ Willis, Belinda (29 January 2016). "How Netball SA is fighting sexism in sport". The Advertiser. News Corp Australia. Retrieved 8 October 2016. 
  7. ^ a b "Andrew McLeod retires". The Sydney Morning Herald. Fairfax Media. 23 August 2010. Retrieved 8 October 2016. 
  8. ^ a b Burtenshaw, David (29 April 2015). "Hall of Fame: Mark Ricciuto". AFC.com.au. Bigpond. Retrieved 8 October 2016. 
  9. ^ Rucci, Michelangelo (15 June 2016). "Ben Hart’s rise from a 17-year-old schoolboy to Adelaide Crows poster boy". The Advertiser. News Corp Australia. Retrieved 8 October 2016. 
  10. ^ a b "Hall of Fame: Simon Goodwin". AFC.com.au. Bigpond. 29 April 2015. Retrieved 8 October 2016. 
  11. ^ "How the best was won". The Age. Fairfax Media. 7 October 2002. Retrieved 8 October 2016. 
  12. ^ "AFL club champions 2003". The Age. Fairfax Media. 5 October 2003. Retrieved 8 October 2016. 
  13. ^ Shiell, Alan (6 October 2006). "Goodwin's good win". AFC.com.au. Bigpond. Retrieved 7 August 2016. 
  14. ^ Rucci, Michelangelo (5 October 2007). "Nathan Bock takes Blight honour". The Advertiser. News Corp Australia. Retrieved 7 August 2016. 
  15. ^ Rucci, Michelangelo (3 October 2008). "McLeod proves his value". The Advertiser. News Corp Australia. Retrieved 7 August 2016. 
  16. ^ Rucci, Michelangelo (2 October 2009). "Vince joins Adelaide club greats". The Advertiser. News Corp Australia. Retrieved 7 August 2016. 
  17. ^ O'Connell, James (4 September 2010). "Douglas claims Adelaide's B&F". AFL.com.au. Bigpond. Retrieved 7 August 2016. 
  18. ^ Australian Associated Press (10 September 2011). "Thompson claims Malcolm Blight Medal". ABC Online. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 7 August 2016. 
  19. ^ "Scott Thompson regains Blight Medal". News.com.au. News Corp Australia. 6 October 2012. Retrieved 7 August 2016. 
  20. ^ Rucci, Michelangelo (7 September 2013). "Soul of Crows line-up Rory Sloane wins his first best-and-fairest title". The Advertiser. News Corp Australia. Retrieved 7 August 2016. 
  21. ^ Thring, Harry (5 September 2014). "Crows defender grabs first Malcolm Blight Medal". AFL.com.au. Bigpond. Retrieved 7 August 2016. 
  22. ^ Fjeldstad, Jesper (27 September 2015). "Patrick Dangerfield wins Malcolm Blight Medal as Adelaide Crows best and fairest". The Advertiser. News Corp Australia. Retrieved 7 August 2016. 
  23. ^ Gaskin, Lee (23 September 2016). "Sloane joins Adelaide greats with second club champion award". AFL.com.au. Bigpond. Retrieved 23 September 2016. 
  24. ^ Gaskin, Lee (6 October 2017). "Crows ball magnet romps to first B&F win". AFL.com.au. Bigpond. Retrieved 6 October 2017.