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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.

2018 2019

Finals Week 1

Votes by Match

Thu, September 5
West Coast Eagles
vs
Essendon
Votes
Player (Club)
10
Jamie Cripps (WCE)
8
Luke Shuey (WCE)
4
Nic Naitanui (WCE)
3
Josh Kennedy (WCE)
2
Brad Sheppard (WCE)
2
Lewis Jetta (WCE)
1
Jack Redden (WCE)
Fri, September 6
Geelong Cats
vs
Collingwood
Votes
Player (Club)
7
Patrick Dangerfield (GEEL)
5
Scott Pendlebury (COLL)
5
Jeremy Howe (COLL)
4
Taylor Adams (COLL)
3
Steele Sidebottom (COLL)
3
Darcy Moore (COLL)
3
Tom Phillips (COLL)
Sat, September 7
GWS Giants
vs
Western Bulldogs
Votes
Player (Club)
10
Tim Taranto (GWS)
7
Jacob Hopper (GWS)
4
Lachie Whitfield (GWS)
3
Josh Kelly (GWS)
2
Jeremy Finlayson (GWS)
2
Matthew De Boer (GWS)
2
Toby Greene (GWS)
Brisbane Lions
vs
Richmond
Votes
Player (Club)
9
Shane Edwards (RICH)
9
Dustin Martin (RICH)
4
Dylan Grimes (RICH)
3
Lachie Neale (BL)
3
Luke Hodge (BL)
2
Dion Prestia (RICH)

Leaderboard

Leaderboard

Votes Player Club
10 Jamie Cripps WCE
10 Tim Taranto GWS
9 Shane Edwards RICH
9 Dustin Martin RICH
8 Luke Shuey WCE
7 Patrick Dangerfield GEEL
7 Jacob Hopper GWS
5 Jeremy Howe COLL
5 Scott Pendlebury COLL
4 Taylor Adams COLL
4 Dylan Grimes RICH
4 Nic Naitanui WCE
4 Lachie Whitfield GWS
3 Luke Hodge BL
3 Josh Kelly GWS
3 Josh Kennedy WCE
3 Darcy Moore COLL
3 Lachie Neale BL
3 Tom Phillips COLL
3 Steele Sidebottom COLL