With every MVP nominee now revealed, take a look at the reason behind why these players have received recognition from their peers. These are the key stats behind their nominations, thanks to Champion Data.
Brad Crouch: Fifth in the AFL for disposals. Leads Adelaide in Inside 50s.
Rory Sloane: 10th in the AFL for pressure points. Leads Adelaide in clearances, contested possessions, AFL Player Ratings.
Alex Keath: Fifth in the AFL for intercept possessions per game, ninth for intercept marks per game.
Lachie Neale: No.1 in the AFL for clearances and effective handballs. Second for contested possessions and disposals.
Dayne Zorko: No.1 in the AFL for inside 50s, No.1 for pressure applied. Fourth for metres gained.
Harris Andrews: No.1 in the AFL for spoils per game, fifth for intercept marks per game.
Patrick Cripps: No.1 in the AFL for centre bounce clearances. No.1 for clearances per game. Fifth in AFL Player Ratings per game.
Sam Walsh: Most disposals by a first-year player in AFL history. Leads Carlton for pressure acts.
Jacob Weitering: Sixth in the AFL for intercept marks per game. Led Carlton for intercept possessions.
Brodie Grundy: No.1 in the AFL for hardball gets and score launches.
Scott Pendlebury: Sixth in the AFL for inside 50s. 10th for score involvements.
Jordan De Goey: Eighth in the AFL for score involvements per game. Fifth for marks on the lead per game.
Zach Merrett: Fifth in the AFL for pressure applied. Leads Essendon for contested possessions and uncontested possessions.
Dylan Shiel: 10th in the AFL for inside 50s per game. Leads Essendon for clearances and smothers.
Jake Stringer: Leads Essendon for goals. Seventh in the AFL for metres gained per disposal.
Nat Fyfe: No.1 in the AFL for contested possessions per game. Second for AFL Player ratings per game.
Bradley Hill: Third in the AFL for handball receives. Seventh for metres gained.
Michael Walters: No.1 in the AFL for frees kicks for. 10th for goals (second excluding key forwards).
Tim Kelly: Fourth in the AFL for looseball gets. 10th for clearances.
Tom Hawkins: No.1 in the AFL for score assists and second for score involvements. Second for marks on the lead.
Mark Blicavs: Eighth in the AFL for spoils. Leads Geelong for intercept marks and kicking efficiency.
Jarrod Witts: No.1 in the AFL for hitouts. Third for hitouts to advantage. Ninth for score launches.
David Swallow: Leads Gold Coast for clearances, contested possessions and inside 50s.
Darcy Macpherson: Seventh in the AFL for tackles and pressure applied. 11th in the AFL for smothers.
Lachie Whitfield: No.1 in the AFL for marks per game. Ninth for metres gained per game.
Jeremy Cameron: Coleman Medal winner. No.1 in the AFL for marks on the lead per game.
Nick Haynes: Third in AFL for intercept marks. Fifth in the AFL for marks per game.
Ricky Henderson: Fourth in the AFL for marks. Eighth for uncontested possessions.
Jaeger O’Meara: Sixth in the AFL for centre bounce clearances. 12th for tackles.
Ben McEvoy: Eighth in the AFL for contested marks per game (No.1 of rucks). Ninth for hitouts to advantage per game.
Max Gawn: No.1 in the AFL for hitouts to advantage. No.1 for AFL Player Ratings. Second for score launches.
Clayton Oliver: No.1 in the AFL for contested possessions. Second for handballs. Fourth for clearances.
James Harmes: Leads Melbourne for Inside 50s and uncontested possessions.
Ben Cunnington: Second in the AFL for stoppage first possessions. Third for clearances.
Robbie Tarrant: Sixth in the AFL for spoils. Third for Kicking efficiency.
Shaun Higgins: Second in the AFL for handball receives per game. Fifth for uncontested possessions per game.
Travis Boak: Fifth in the AFL for looseball gets. Sixth for clearances and contested possessions.
Darcy Byrne-Jones: Ninth in the AFL for intercept possessions. No.1 at Port Adelaide for kicks and uncontested possessions.
Tom Clurey: Fifth in the AFL for spoils. Ninth for intercept marks.
Dylan Grimes: Ninth in the AFL for total defensive one-on-one contests. No.1 at Richmond for spoils.
Dion Prestia: No.1 in the AFL for looseball gets. Second for handball metres gained.
Dustin Martin: Second in the AFL for inside 50s per game. Sixth for centre bounce clearances per game.
Rowan Marshall: Second in AFL for hardball gets. Fifth for score launches.
Jack Billings: Ninth in the AFL for uncontested possessions. No.1 at St Kilda for marks.
Jack Steele: No.1 in the AFL for tackles. Second for pressure applied.
Dane Rampe: Third in the AFL for intercept possessions. Third for disposal efficiency.
George Hewett: No.1 at Sydney for handballs and looseball gets
Luke Parker: Second in the AFL for smothers. No.1 at Sydney for pressure applied.
Elliot Yeo: Second in the AFL for tackles. Fourth for pressure applied.
Luke Shuey: Second in the AFL for kicks inside 50. Seventh for Clearances.
Jeremy McGovern: No.1 in the AFL for intercept marks, second for intercept possessions. Fourth for contested marks.
Marcus Bontempelli: No.1 in the AFL for score involvements. Third for centre bounce clearances.
Josh Dunkley: Third in AFL for ground ball gets. Fifth for Score involvements.
Jackson Macrae: Second in the AFL for disposals and uncontested possessions.