ADAM Goodes and Peter Matera have the same number of premierships, but who deserves to win the head-to-head match-up for the second round of voting for The Deadliest?

Goodes gathered 54 per cent of the votes in his first clash with Stephen Michael, while Matera edged past Nicky Winmar in the first round.

With so many brilliant accolades for each of these candidates, how do you split them?


Peter Matera
West Coast
253 games, 217 goals, Australian Football Hall of Fame, Indigenous Team of the Century, VFL/AFL Italian Team of the Century, two-time premiership player, 1992 Norm Smith medallist, five-time All-Australian

Matera was a big-game player, with the 1992 Norm Smith Medal his crowning achievement in one of West Coast's most successful eras.

Matera's pace and goalkicking flair made him one of the most watchable players of the 1990s, and he'll always have a special place in West Coast folklore after becoming the first Eagle inducted into the Australian Football Hall of Fame.

The Hall of Fame nod and the Norm Smith are accolades that separate Matera from Goodes, however Goodes will undoubtedly be rushed into the Hall of Fame as soon as he's eligible.

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Adam Goodes
372 games, 464 goals, two-time premiership player, two-time Brownlow medallist, four-time All-Australian, Indigenous Team of the Century, NAB AFL Rising Star winner

With all the battering and bruising Goodes would have taken as an undersized ruckman, it's astonishing that Simon Madden is the only ruckman to have played more career games than the star Swan.

Goodes, of course, won a Brownlow in that position in 2003, before winning another as a midfielder, and then becoming a forward threat later in his career. His undisputed talent was spotted early when he won the Rising Star award in 1999.

There are not many players that had separate seasons of 40 goals, nearly 300 hitouts and more than 500 disposals. Basically, Goodes could do it all on the field and, not only that, he was a catalyst for off-field change as well.

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