MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 18: Patrick Dangerfield of the Cats runs with the ball during the round 13 AFL match between the Western Bulldogs and the Geelong Cats at Etihad Stadium on June 18, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)

Patrick Dangerfield has been awarded the AFL Players' Association's Most Valuable Player for season 2016.

Dangerfield won the count by an astonishing 926 votes ahead of second placed Rory Sloane and Richmond's Dustin Martin, who finished third.

“I’m very grateful to have been awarded the Leigh Matthews Trophy,” Dangerfield said in his acceptance speech.

“To be named most valuable player by the guys I play against every week is incredibly humbling and an honour I’ll never forget.”

He has averaged 31.4 disposals this season and kicked 23 goals.


1. Patrick Dangerfield (1369 votes)

2. Rory Sloane (443)

3. Dustin Martin (297)

4. Eddie Betts (238)

4. Max Gawn (238)

6. Luke Parker (218)

7. Alex Rance (188)

8. Marcus Bontempelli (179)

9. Tom Lynch (170)

10. Josh Kennedy (West Coast — 164)

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