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In the lead-up to Round 1, aflplayers.com.au (in conjunction with afl.com.au) will reveal the top 50 players in the game, as voted by the players.
On the back of another elite season, West Coast’s Matt Priddis has jumped five spots to land inside the top 10 in the Players’ Top 50.
The super consistent midfielder backed up his Brownlow Medal winning 2014 with an equally impressive 2015 season, falling three votes shy of back-to-back Charlies and receiving a maiden All-Australian selection.
Priddis is ranked ninth in this year’s list after polling in 14th place in last year’s count. At 197 games, the 30-year-old is the Eagles most experienced player but doesn’t seem to be showing signs of slowing up anytime soon, ranking inside the top four in the competition for average disposals, contested possessions, tackles and clearances per game in 2015.
Priddis is the fourth Eagle to feature in the Players’ Top 50 so far following Andrew Gaff (36), Nic Naitanui (35) and Josh Kennedy (15) in this year’s poll.
Matt Priddis 2015 stats (24 games):
Average disposals: 29.63. Contested possessions: 14.88. Tackles: 7.33. Clearances: 7.63. Goals: seven.