Fremantle Dockers star Nat Fyfe has won his second Brownlow Medal. He beat Geelong’s Patrick Dangerfield by six points with Patrick Cripps and Lachie Neale coming equal third.
Jakob Funk reports.
This was the moment Nat Fyfe knew no one could catch him.
The Dockers captain joined an elite group last night, becoming just the 15th player to win multiple Brownlows.
Announcer: “And I declare the winner of the Brownlow Medal Nat Fyfe.”
After a long night of celebration, Fyfe took the time to thank recently sacked Fremantle coach Ross Lyon.
Nat Fyfe, Brownlow Medal Winner: “So I rang him, he said he doesn’t often cry but he shed a couple of tears and was quite emotional so he’ll be a person that remains in my life for many years to come.”
The 33-point effort this year bested his 31-point performance that won him his first Brownlow in 2015.
However, the 28-year-old’s mindset is still ‘team first’.
Nat Fyfe, Brownlow Medal Winner: “We haven’t won a premiership at Fremantle in 25 years. To be a part of that first team is gonna be an incredible feeling and I’m hopeful I have six or seven more years to make that a reality.”
From here, Fyfe will look to recover from his 4th shoulder surgery before preparing for the 2020 campaign.
Jakob Funk, QUT News.