The 2020 Doig Medal Presentation Dinner will be held on Thursday 22 October, streamed live from the Grand Ballroom at Crown Perth.

In the lead up to the event, fremantlefc.com.au will be running through the players who stand the best chance to win the award.

Nat Fyfe – Season summary

The midfielder is a strong chance to add to his collection of three Doig Medals after another impressive season.

While his output remained at a consistently high level, his three games on the sidelines could be the only factor that will work against the Freo captain.

He is likely to poll strongly in his 14 games, continually bringing his ball-winning toughness to every contest. When it came to his game day role, Fyfe continually put the team first as he spent more time playing forward, allowing the likes of Caleb Serong, Adam Cerra and Andrew Brayshaw to all thrive in the midfield.

As a forward, Fyfe’s aerial abilities made him a nightmare to defend which only created more space and opportunities for the rest of the forward line.

Overall, it was an incredibly underrated season for the two-time Brownlow Medalist, which is saying something considering just how highly rated he is at Fremantle and around the AFL.

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Best game

Each and every year, it’s hard to single out just one Nat Fyfe performance.

The skipper starred in multiple games across the season, including against Brisbane (three goals, 23 disposals), Hawthorn (1 goal, 28 disposals) and Port Adelaide (one goal, 23 disposals with 17 contested)

However, the Fremantle skipper arguably saved his best performance until last in season 2020.

Fyfe had 23 disposals (12 contested), six clearances, four tackles and finished with two goals to his name.

With the knowledge that finals were out of the question and with no game the following week, Fyfe made his presence felt at every contest after a slight change up to the way he approached the game.

Up against a highly rated Bulldogs midfield of Marcus Bontempelli, Jack Macrae, Josh Dunkley and Lachie Hunter, Fyfe upped his physicality at the ball.

“It was bit of a turning back the clock the way I played. It was a more combative style…but I was pretty keen to assert myself in the midfield,” Fyfe said post-match.

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The skipper had an outstanding year as he spent more time up forward, letting a young midfield group shine through.

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Key stats (total / average per game)
Games: 14
Disposals: 300 / 21.4
Contested possessions: 175 / 12.5
Clearances: 64 / 4.6
Goals: 10 / 0.7
Inside 50s: 32 / 2.3
Tackles: 42 / 3.0
Contested marks: 16 / 1.1
Champion Dara Ranking points: 1588 / 113

Best Doig Medal finishes
Winner: 2013, 2014, 2019
Runner-up: 2011
Third: 2017, 2018
Fourth: 2015