Norm Smith Medal
The Norm Smith Medal is an award given to the player adjudged by an independent panel of experts to have been the best player in the AFL Grand Final. It has been awarded since 1979.
In 2017, Dustin Martin became the first player in VFL/AFL history to win a premiership, the Brownlow Medal and the Norm Smith Medal in the same season. He is also the only player to win the Norm Smith Medal three times. Gary Ayres, Andrew McLeod, and Luke Hodge have won it twice each.
Four times players from the losing Grand Final team have won the award: Maurice Rioli (1982), Gary Ablett Sr. (1989), Nathan Buckley (2002) and Chris Judd (2005).
|2018||Luke Shuey||West Coast|
|2016||Jason Johannisen||Western Bulldogs|
|2010 (R)||Scott Pendlebury||Collingwood|
|2010||Lenny Hayes||St Kilda|
|2006||Andrew Embley||West Coast|
|2005||Chris Judd||West Coast|
|2004||Byron Pickett||Port Adelaide|
|2003||Simon Black||Brisbane Lions|
|2001||Shaun Hart||Brisbane Lions|
|1999||Shannon Grant||North Melbourne|
|1996||Glenn Archer||North Melbourne|
|1994||Dean Kemp||West Coast|
|1992||Peter Matera||West Coast|
|1989||Gary Ablett Sr.||Geelong|
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