Footy fans are more blessed than any other in the world of sport.

No sport combines such astonishing physical feats with such chills of euphoria, heartbreak, and everything in between the way Aussie Rules does.

2024 has already provided its fair share of thrilling plays, profound performances and memorable matches, this list will go through only a fraction of them during the season so far.

Records have been set and players have broken out into AFL stardom with performances from the top shelf.

Before we go through the subjective list, let's take a look the current in-season record holders for each major statistical category:

Disposals: 46 - Caleb Serong (Round 1 vs Brisbane)
Marks: 18 - Luke Ryan (Round 12 vs Melbourne)
Goals: 6 - 6x (Jeremy Cameron, Jake Waterman, Aaron Naughton, Jesse Hogan, Cody Weightman, Eric Hipwood)
Goal assists: 6 - Lachie Neale (Round 10 vs Richmond)
Tackles: 16 - James Rowbottom (Round 10 vs Carlton)
Hit-Outs: 56 - Reilly O'Brien (Round 9 vs Brisbane)
Contested Possessions: 28 - Tom Liberatore (Round 4 vs Geelong)
Contested Marks: 8 - Jake Waterman (Round 5 vs Richmond)
Clearances: 20 - Matt Rowell (O-Round vs Richmond)
One-percenters: 17 - Jack Buckley (Round 8 vs Sydney)
Score Involvements: 17 - Sam Walsh (Round 6 vs GWS)
Intercepts: 16 - Mac Andrew (Round 4 vs GWS)
SuperCoach: 197 - Luke Ryan (Round 8 vs Richmond)

Here is our mid-year list of the top 10 player performances of 2024...

Honourable Mentions:

  • Nick Vlastuin (Round 3 vs Sydney)
    • 29 disposals @ 100% efficiency
      15 intercepts
      13 marks
      7 score involvements
      167 SuperCoach points
  • Patrick Cripps (Round 6 vs GWS)
    • 39 disposals
      24 contested possessions
      11 score involvements
      13 clearances
      7 tackles
      142 SuperCoach points
  • Connor Rozee (Round 4 vs Essendon)
    • 36 disposals
      3 goals
      8 score involvements
      7 inside 50s
      152 SuperCoach points
  • Blake Hardwick (Round 10 vs Port Adelaide)
    • 23 disposals
      5 goals
      9 score involvements
      6 marks
      180 SuperCoach points

10Matt Rowell (Opening Round vs Richmond)

  • 33 disposals
    26 contested possessions
    20 clearances
    9 score involvements
    137 SuperCoach points

Rowell's ripping start to the season was the icing on the cake for a monumental day at the Gold Coast, playing their first match under new coach Damien Hardwick against his old mob.

The 22-year-old former number one draft pick put the Tiger mids to the sword, conquering each and every stoppage to come away with a clearance winning record, out-muscling all who dared to challenge his in & under strength.

The performance set the tone for what has been a career best year for Rowell in a transition year for a Suns' side well in the mix for a drought-breaking finals berth.