With many past winners of the Brownlow Medal previously proving that it is not how you start, but instead how you finish, this old adage is set to gain new life during what is expected to be the closest count in recent memory.

Across our coverage prior to the count, we have predicted winners, who will poll when and where, as well as which stars are set to hit the ground running on Sunday night.

However, we have now turned our eyes to the back end to see how a multitude of contenders finished their 2021 campaigns in the pursuit of 'Charlie'.

2019 Brownlow Medal
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 23: Nat Fyfe of the Dockers is seen after winning the Brownlow Medal during the 2019 Brownlow Medal Count at Crown Palladium on September 23, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Dylan Burns/AFL Photos via Getty Images)

To give you all a leg up to see which names will be sprinting to the finish line - and possibly even the dais - we have looked back at our Zero Hanger MVP votes for this year.

Throughout the season, four members from Zero Hanger voted on every match, awarding 5,4,3,2 and 1 votes for the best players in each game.