With the completion of Round 23, the winner of the 2015 Herald Sun Player Of The Year has been announced, with Fremantle superstar Nathan Fyfe hanging on to win by 3 votes.
Fyfe finished with 30 votes and had pretty much wrapped up the award midseason, however a slow end to the season saw several other players close the gap right up until the final round.
With 30 votes after Round 14, Fyfe had the highest vote tally in Herald Sun Player Of The Year history to that point, but amazingly he failed to poll a vote after that point. Still, 30 votes was enough for him to hang on.
North Melbourne ruckman Todd Goldstein finished second on 27 votes. Given he was rested for the final match, he had no hope of finishing equal first which would have been disappointing for him.
Goldstein had a ripper of a season, but only managed to poll in one of the final four games of the season which doomed him to second players.
Hawthorn ace Sam Mitchell finished third on 25 votes after securing 3 vote on the weekend for his work in demolishing Carlton. While in equal fourth position came Matt Priddis and David Mundy, locked on 21 votes apiece.
Rounding out the top ten were Josh Kennedy (19), Andrew Gaff (19), David Armitage (16), Mitch Wallis (16) and Dan Hannebery (16).
It will be interesting to see how accurate the Herald Sun count is this year, as it is usually a pretty good guide most years.
30: Nathan Fyfe (Fre)
27: Todd Goldstein (Nor)
25: Sam Mitchell (Haw)
21: Matt Priddis (Wce)
21: David Mundy (Fre)
19: Josh Kennedy (Syd)
19: Andrew Gaff (Wce)
16: David Armitage (Stk)
16: Mitch Wallis (WB)
16: Daniel Hannebery (Syd)
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