Given that it is awarded to the player that performs best at the most important stage of the season, the Norm Smith Medal is one of the most prestigious awards in the AFL.

Although some Grand Finals in recent memory have been lopsided and some have been absolute classics, the one constant is that the Norm Smith Medallist has churned out a hell of a game.

It's what makes this list hard as all past champions have produced all-time performances but we've tried to narrow it down to find the best Norm Smith performance of the past decade.

Jason Johannisen [2016]

Johannisen was classy off half-back in the Dogs' drought-breaking premiership in 2016 over the Sydney Swans, with the South African-born backman tallying 33 disposals, seven marks, nine inside 50's and seven rebound 50's across the afternoon.

The dashing defender produced a lot of drive down the ground and was very influential in the final result.

Many believe Tom Boyd deserved the Norm Smith for his three-goal effort which is why Johannisen is towards the bottom of the list, however, his performance never lacked pep.

MELBOURNE, VICTORIA - OCTOBER 01: Jason Johannisen of the Bulldogs holds his Norm Smith and Premiership medals after the 2016 AFL Grand Final match between the Sydney Swans and the Western Bulldogs at Melbourne Cricket Ground on October 1, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Darrian Traynor/AFL Media/Getty Images)