The month of September is filled with the memories of players who captured the hearts of fanbases with performances like no other.

Every team in the top eight has at least one of those players.

Some were simply born to be on the big stage, and this year's finals series will unveil the birth of newfound stars who will help lift their sides to the best of their abilities.

Here we break down each club's top player come finals.

2. Brisbane Lions

Lachie Neale

Neale, Brisbane's serial accumulator, takes the chocolates as the Lions' top dog in finals.

The 2020 Brownlow medallist continues to prove himself as one of, if not the most important proponent of Brisbane's success.

The ball magnet is crucial to Brisbane's ability to win the ball and lock it inside their forward 50.

His work to win the ball first and give his forwards a clear opportunity to score is what has separated him as one of the best midfielders in the game.

Hugh McCluggage and Josh Dunkley are also thereabouts for the Lions, though Neale edges both.

Finals numbers: 25.81 disposals, 2.4 tackles, 6.9 clearances, and 13.5 contested possessions per game.