SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 16: Toby Greene of the Giants celebrates a goal during the 2017 AFL First Semi Final match between the GWS Giants and the West Coast Eagles at Spotless Stadium on September 16, 2017 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Media/Getty Images)

The AFL website have begun their top 50 player countdown heading into the 2018 season, and following on from Wednesday’s 50-41 and Thursday’s 40-31, have now released numbers 30-21 of the Players’ Annual top 50.

Adelaide’s Matt Crouch nine of the 10 players in this bracket were all on the list last season, with the Crows’ midfielder propelling himself into 29th after a blistering 2017 campaign.

Crouch played all 25 games for the Crows last season and averaged an impressive 33 disposals, 4.8 tackles and 5.8 clearances per game, en route to his first All-Australian guernsey.

Two players made major jumps within the countdown, with Brisbane’s Dayne Beams lifting himself up 20 spots, while GWS hard-nut Dylan Shiel finds himself 26 spots better off.

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Beams was nothing short of brilliant for the Lions in an otherwise down year, while Shiel was one of the Giants’ best all season long, spearheading their charge to the preliminary final.

AFL Players’ Top 50: 30-21

30. Callan Ward – GWS 

Last year’s ranking: 22 (⇓8)

29. Matt Crouch – Adelaide

Last year’s ranking: –

28. Cyril Rioli – Hawthorn 

Last year’s ranking: 18 (⇓10)

27. Patrick Cripps – Carlton

Last year’s ranking: 32 (⇑5)

26. Dayne Beams – Brisbane

Last year’s ranking: 46 (⇑20)

25. Max Gawn – Melbourne

Last year’s ranking: 17 (⇓8)

24. Luke Parker – Sydney

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Last year’s ranking: 26 (⇑2)

23. Trent Cotchin – Richmond

Last year’s ranking: 9 (⇓14)

22. Dylan Shiel – GWS

Last year’s ranking: 48 (⇑26)

21. Toby Greene – GWS

Last year’s ranking: 24 (⇑3)

Previous: 50-41, 40-31