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.
Matt Taberner – Season summary
Matt Taberner fell one short of playing every game in 2020, kicking at least one goal in every appearance except in Freo’s round 16 win against Melbourne.
The 27-year-old finished the season strongly, kicking 17 goals in his final eight appearances to finish the year with a career-high 29 majors and finishing fifth in the Coleman Medal.
He was a strong contested mark inside 50 and used his aerobic capacity to provide a target up the ground, ranking second for contested marks with an average of 2.4 per game.
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Consistency was the key for Matt Taberner, kicking a goal in 15 of his 16 games but his standout performance was arguably his four goals in Freo’s 12-point win against Collingwood.
Taberner played a key role in Freo’s ability to overcome a four-point three quarter time deficit with two goals in the final term. He was immense up forward taking three contested marks including two strong marks on the lead inside 50.
Key stats (total / average per game)
Goals: 29 / 1.8
Disposals: 166 / 10.4
Marks: 92 / 5.8
Contested marks: 38 / 2.4
Inside 50s: 29 / 1.8
Champion Data Ranking points: 1196 / 74
Best Doig Medal finish
Yet to place in the top 10