MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 16: Sam Mitchell of the Hawks holds the ball as Jordan Lewis of the Hawks looks on during a Hawthorn Hawks AFL training session at Waverley Park on June 16, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

Brownlow Medallist Adam Cooney has listed the top four smartest footballers he ever played against, in a chat on SEN on Friday afternoon.

Cooney debuted for the Western Bulldogs in 2004 and retired with Essendon in 2016, playing 250 games across a decorated career.

The midfielder played against some greats of the game, and here are the smartest footballers he came across.

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4. Brian Lake

“Football IQ of the highest order. Wasn’t fit, didn’t train hard and didn’t really do weights but read the ball just about better than anyone off the boot.”

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