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.
Andrew Brayshaw – Season summary
In just three seasons, we’ve seen Andrew Brayshaw show continual improvement, not just to become one of the best midfielders at Fremantle, but also in the AFL.
Brayshaw played every game in 2020, averaging 20 disposals per game. He significantly increased his kicking efficiency to 62.8 per cent in 2020 from 43.1 in 2019, rating 10th for inside midfielders in the AFL who played 10 games or more.
It wasn’t just his contributions with ball in hand, as he pressured his opponents with a club-leading 84 tackles in 2020, 19 more than any other Fremantle player.
Despite being just 20, Brayshaw was still able to dominate games and lead Fremantle to important wins against Hawthorn, Adelaide and St Kilda.
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Against St Kilda, Brayshaw was crucial to stemming the tide after the Saints kicked seven of the opening eight goals.
He came alive with 13 touches in the second half to finish the game with 20 disposals, five tackles and two clearances.
One of the most important moments from Brayshaw came halfway through the third quarter when scores where all tied up. Saints midfielder Seb Ross was streaming off half back and looking to move the ball forward but was stopped dead in his tracks from a desperate run-down tackle, earning a crucial turnover in Freo’s favour.
Key stats (total / average per game)
Disposals: 339 / 19.9
Contested possessions: 137 / 8.1
Clearances: 52 / 3.1
Inside 50s: 38 / 2.2
Tackles: 83 / 4.9
Champion Data Ranking points: 1718 / 101
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